Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii/The World Is Still Beautiful

coollogo_com-27058675Genres: Adventure, Fantasy,
Romance, Shoujo
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished
Airing Date: Apr 06, 2014

It starts off with King Livius who wants to marry someone beautiful and so he writes to the Duke of  The Rain Dukedom and asks him to send one of his daughters to the Sun Kingdom. Princess Nike sets sail and that is where the adventure and chaos begin.

This anime has it all: sadness, kidnapping, jealously, fun, laughter. It also has a dark past involving King Livius. He didn’t get to become King for nothing. Nike has the power to make it rain. Will Livius use that power for good? Or will his past catch up to him and use it for evil?

This is an anime I keep going back to and watching when I want a feel good romance anime. The romance and relationship build, it is not rushed to where they quickly begin to fall in love by half the first episode. It leaves tension that you just want to grab the characters from the television, laptop, computer, however you are watching and knock some sense into them.

The songs in the anime are relaxing. Sometimes when I am having a hard time falling asleep I just turn the anime on and fall asleep listening to the music, it’s that soothing for me. When she sings you can feel the emotions behind them.

You feel the emotions behind this anime.  When someone is angry, you just want to fight their fights. When someone is happy you literally want to dance with them. When they are sad your heart breaks and you want to cry along side them.

It has other quirky characters such as Princess Luna who is jealous of Nike and wants to drive her away from the Sun Kingdom. Then, there is Bard the uncle of the King, makes you feel like why is he there? Does he want Nike for himself?

The anime is short, I wish they’d make more episodes but they left it at a great spot in the story. They took their time to do it right and it ends happily.

Then, there is the manga. It takes the stories and new characters to a new level of excitement. I loved how they introduced the new characters; it was subtle and not in your face that you have ignore them and not care. They have adventures in new kingdoms. It also takes you into more of Livius’s past that makes you wonder about from the anime.

It’s an anime that everyone can watch. Youngsters, adults, everyone! If you’re looking for romance this is the one that I highly recommend. If you do watch it I hope you enjoy every minute of it as I have!

The Ancient Magus’ Bride

coollogo_com-182835Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
Episodes: 5
Status: Ongoing
Airing Date: Sep 10, 2016

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted about anime so here goes. I was looking for something with romance and magic. Came across this gem. Half way through the second episode I posted on my facebook account that I wanted to give this a try and wanted to like this anime. It was weird because she had been bought so she could be taught magic and to become a future wife to someone. Someone told me it was a good series and to keep watching.

If you can find the first 3 starter episodes I recommend watching it. It goes into more detail of what happened in her childhood and how she gets to where she is in present time.

It starts out with a girl, Hatori Chise who is 16 years old. She can see things that normal people can’t. Chise gets passed around from relative to relative because everyone is freaked out by her. One day, she ends up in an auction house and gets bought by a magus for a hefty price.  From this magus, she learns about magic and a little of what she is.

Chise is a very magical person, and with her abilities everyone wants her. She goes on some really tough and fun adventures, learning about life and how to use magic.

It has so many feels, with this anime it’s a sea of emotions.  Your heart breaks, becomes happy and sad. You some times just want to slap both Chise and the Magus.

I really love this anime despite the anime being newly released. Now, my friend told me when I finished with the episodes I should read the manga. Really fell in love with the series a bit more. It’s probably because there are more stories, more fantasy creatures. Just seeing how Chise and the Magus learn and interact is exciting and leaves you wanting more.

It’s really rare for me to watch and read a series that is not finished yet. Can’t wait to see the manga come to life in the anime episodes! While I wait I might just go and finish the first 5 chapters of the manga (I sure did, I started the manga about where episode 4 stopped).

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Kingdoms

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical
Episodes: 45 Episodes
Status: Finished
Airing Date: Apr 09, 2002

It starts with a girl named Yoko Nakajima who is very unhappy. She is always playing it safe so that everyone will like her, but they don’t.

One day there is Keiki, a man who swears loyalty to her and brings her back to his world, but not without consequences. He also ends up bringing her classmates; Asano and Nakajima along for the whirlwind adventure.

This anime was insanely slow at first. I had almost quit the anime. Then, read some of the comments to give it a shot. Was really confusing at first because they speak another language in the other world but the anime didn’t differentiate that. It also kept saying Nakajima had a different look but also didn’t differentiate that. They just had characters say they were speaking another language and that she looked different. It got enjoyable after 5 episodes, when things stopped being so confusing. Some say they enjoyed it after the 12th episode. It really was just building up story line for what was to come in future episodes.

There was a point in the anime where it was disappointing. They introduced a new story line that never finished, perhaps instead of doing a few recaps they could have finished the story. It was an anime I enjoyed none the less. Lots of fighting, magic and action. But if you don’t like unfinished stories and recaps this might not be the anime for you.

I really liked the anime. Lots of episodes building up to the main story. You don’t really get that anymore with these new animes popping up out of the woodwork.

P.S. I was really disappointed with Delta-H. That’s why you haven’t seen a post about it. It probably had to do with that I got to it at the tail end of it all on a Sunday. Got into the building they had a tiny sign on an easel saying it was Delta-H and that because my fiance had to point it out to me. Was no big sign, wouldn’t have known it was an anime convention except for the people who were cosplaying. Also, I was probably comparing it to Sakura-con which was huge and I was expecting it to be a lot like it. My next convention I won’t compare it to anything.

Persona 5

Game Information: Developer/Publisher: Atlus (P-Studio)
Genre: RPG
Platform: PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4
Release Dates: Japan: September 15, 2016
United States: April 4, 2017

My love for the Persona series started with Persona 4. I bought Persona 3 from a friend but fiance and I haven’t started that yet.

I just want to say that I didn’t play this game, my awesome fiance played all the way through. Most games I will write about will be my fiance playing while I just sit, watch, and back seat game. Why wasn’t it me? I have metal in my right arm so it makes gaming a bit hard sometimes, even now as I am writing this blog my hand is already worn out, a bit achy and tingling. As I work on strengthening arm/hand I’ll get back in to playing my own games. Anyways, back to the blog.

I really enjoyed watching my fiance play all the way through. The emotions that you get from the different obstacles you have to go through; meeting your new friends, entering mementos and palaces, and changing peoples hearts. Don’t bash me too hard but I found Morgana annoying as heck, was too bossy at times! I suppose that if cats could talk in real life that’s how most cats would be. Not going to lie, some parts were boring, long and sometimes there was a lot of back tracking, enough to make me fall asleep.

The songs in the game were awesome, and catchy enough that I would have them stuck in my head for hours while I was at work and by the end of the day I would ask if he was going to play Persona. Even now as I am typing it’s in my head, probably because my fiance is testing out the new features you get from the finished game play.

I was a bit sad when it was finished. Took my fiance about 115 hours. Can’t wait for the next Persona game!

School Rumble

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life
Episodes: 56 Episodes
Status: Finished
Airing Date: Oct 05, 2004

This takes place in a Japanese High school. A boy named Kenji who’s in love with Tenma, but she’s in love with another boy.

I really had high hopes for this anime. It started off funny, romantic and strong. By the end of season 1 it was falling flat. Nothing was happening with the main love triangle. They kept introducing more potential ships.

I got through most of season 2, but by episode 15, I skipped to the end. Nothing was happening. It was the same cycle over again. Confessions that were supposed to happen fell flat. I felt the ending was terrible, unless you  like that open type of ending.