Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vampire Girl

Last night, I have finished reading this manga with only 17 chapters. Well, as the title suggests, it is about a vampire. I read it out of the blue because I was getting impatient waiting for the next chapter of Vampire Knight (I've featured this manga in one of my post here). I usually recommend a manga whenever i am updating my blog. But for this post, well, I just want to tell you guys of how disappointed I was with this manga. All vampire stories I have read before usually have a great story. So, I expected that this one should at least be exciting. It is exciting at first, but as I have read through chapter by chapter, I realized how
they kind of mixed all the legends into one.

The story revolves around a girl named Wana Koizumi and a vampire guy named Toujo Ren.
Wana was changed by Ren when she and her parents got into a car accident. Wana was disappoionted at first because she did not want this life, though Ren helps her to adjust in her new life. On the other hand, Ren is saved Wana because she reminds him of Sainishi, a girl he fell in with hunderds of years ago.
(The next paragraph contains a spoiler, you may or may not read it.)

Here's the crux, Wana is actually Sainishi. The thing is, Wana is Sainishi's reincarnated
form (A vampire? Reincarnation? ahm...) . Wana recovered her memories from her previous life through her brother who is also a vampire named Obayashi. Strangely enough, vampires can be killed using a pure silver bullet. (Isn't this suppose to be for werewolves? See how they mixed it?). Ren killed Obayashi from an encounter with him. With Wana's memories back, it was revealed that the one who killed her in past was Ren. After killing his own father who owns Sainishi back then and locks her on the basement, he and Sainishi lived togther with their two vampire friends. One night, the vilage they were living were hunting for vampires so they were running away. When they were at the forest, Ren pushed Sainishi, knowing that the pursuers would find her. She was killed by that. After some conversations, Wana killed Ren using a silver bullet.It was later on revealed that both of them are reincarnated several times, and every time they meet, they kill each other. The more they love each other, the more they also hate each other.

The whole story is just a weird and wrong combination for me. Reincarnated Vampire? Really?
And silver Bullets? Ugh. Besides that, the story is also weird. Neverending killings of lovers.
How can they be in love when they kill each other? I really do not understand.
I'm guessing that the writer is trying to create a unique story out of common types
of character but to me, it is just ridiculous. Reincarnated vampires and Silver Bullets are bad choices. But then, I like the way the story is presented. It's kind of mysterious, make me wanna think what's next ( too bad I was really disappointed) and there's an aura of matureness and some drama in there. Nevertheless, I was disappointed. I sure hope I won't read this kind of mismatch manga again.

Fow now, I won't rate. I think what's above shows it all. ^_^


Saturday, February 13, 2010

I’ve been busy with so many things lately so I haven’t read much mangas. But recently, I was able to finish reading this manga entitled HE'S DEDICATED TO ROSES. I saw this at Mangafox and was able to caught my attention because of its title. I find the title weird but interesting. The manga is actually about a She. The main character is a girl named Choi, Ida. Her family is in great debt and is living in Mimi’s family. Mimi is the main antagonist of the story. Since Choi Ida’s family started living in Mimi’s family, she was always bullied by Mimi. For Mimi, Ida is a toy she can play with. Because of Ida’s fear of having no house to live with her family plus a big amount of her dad’s debt to Mimi’s dad, she decided to obey everything Mimi said. Because of this, she created another identity of her named Choi Yodah, a strong and care free boy. Through Choi Yodah, she releases her anger (often with Mimi) by beating men. She also built strong friendship with Shinah and Junah. Later at the story, she falls in love with
a guy who seemed to get what he wants through using his looks to attract women named Gang Naru.

It may seem a little disappointing for the Lead guy there (I was actually disappointed myself too… at first *wink*). I’m not giving the complete details but the whole story has many twists actually. It also is a little dragging at first with all the bullying stuffs from Mimi and reminiscing the pasts (Bully scenes is my least favourite). But if you’re curious enough, I think sticking with the manga a little longer would pay off. Most of the twists are at the near end actually. Finishing it made me realize how good the plot is and how it was presented. I really don’t want to spoil anything by saying much than what is mentioned above because it is much better if you read this yourself. I recommend this manga because I think many Love-story lovers would love this. And I think it’s a good entertainment for those dateless pips this Valentines Day (don’t worry, you’re not alone *wink*).

So, He's Dedicated to Roses is rated : thumbs up! ^_^


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kaichō wa Maid-sama!

Same friend that recommended me Pandora Hearts
introduced me to this new yet very beautiful manga
entitled Kaichō wa Maid-sama!.

Kaichō wa Maid-sama! is story of a working high school girl, Misaki Ayuzawa.
She is attending the Seika High School. Now, Seika High School
used to be an all-boys school known for having wild and scary students.
Misaki is the first female Student Union president at the said school.
She only has one goal in mind: To create an environment, that those female students
would want to enroll. This only means that she needs to wipe those
bad rumours about Seika High School and create a new Seika High that
all girls would feel safe and welcomed.

But because of her father's debt,
she is now force to work as
a part-time waitress in a restaurant. She balanced everything in her life.
Very good grades, good leadership and a very hardworking waitress
at her free.

Being a waitress is ok for her. But, things get messed up on her life
when Usui Takumi - a male student from her school discovered her work. Of course it won't be
such of a big deal, but having a reputation of being a 'strong girl" in their school,
it is really a an issue that she is working as a part-time waitress and cosplaying
as a maid! The reataurant she worked has actually a maid uniform.

Now, she is always on a 'battle mode" with Takumi. She is often pissed with him.
Being a man-hater, she always treats boys like they did everything wrong.
Takumi enjoys teasing her and making fun of her. Threatening her - that he will reveal this little secret, is his way of winning arguments with him.
Misaki now should put up to all these things. But, as the days pass, she realizes
that her heart is softening because of Takumi.

I totally recommend this manga for you guys!
Hope you enjoy!

For me, Kaichō wa Maid-sama! is rated: "thumbs up"!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

A few days ago, a friend recommended me about this new manga he’s reading. Usually, I don’t read mangas recommended by a friend because I want to discover new mangas myself. Out of the blue, I decided to check it out. Turns out, it didn’t disappoint me.
Pandora Hearts. I didn’t ask for the plot first. So my first thought was it is about a box just like the Pandora’s Box story or something like that. The story actually revolves around Oz Vessalius, a boy who comes from a very rich family. In their society, there is a celebration called “coming-of-age” for all those children who are about to turn 15. In his coming-of-age celebration,
Reapers appeared and sent him to the Abbys – a world from another dimension – without knowing why. When he was on the Abbys, he again met B-Rabbit. B-Rabbit is a chain – a monster created from Abbys – and is a really strong one. B-Rabbit’s true name is Alice. Alice wants to make a contract with Oz allowing both of them to get out of Abbys. Alice’s goal is to collect her memories that were gone since she was in the Abbys. Oz decided to form the contract and help her because he had a premonition that the answers to all his questions will appear if he help Alice. Now, exciting things will happen as they unravel Alice past nd their “alliance” with the secret organization called Pandora.

It is still an on going manga so I also don’t know what will happen next. But I have some guesses… It actually has an anime. Anyways, what I like about it is that it brings something new to the table, even though it is based on other books. Pandora Hearts is indeed very interesting. It is one of those mangas that makes me crave for “MORE!”. Honestly, I sometimes judge a manga by the way it is drawn and from what I read; it is definitely an “A” for me. I recommend this manga for all my readers here. I assure you, you will not be disappointed reading this. Pandora Hearts is definitely one of the must-read. Again, join us, on unravelling the mystery behind this story.

For me, Pandora Hearts is rated: “double thumbs up!”


Sunday, August 30, 2009

I stumble upon this very interesting manga series last week in
It is entitled Fly High. First things first, The Plot. Fly High is about a 12 year old girl named Meru Tachibana. She is really not a girl all her life. Confusing? Well, she is raised by her father since she was months old until she was 12 thinking that she is a boy! Her father is a skilled combater so he wants his “son” t be as skilled as him so he trains him to the mountain. Until Meru told him that she is classified as a girl in their Medical Check up in school so he returned her to her mother. Meru’s mother is so angry about this fact that her father suddenly “abducted” her when she was still a baby thinking that she is a boy. Now,
Meru’s mother wants her to become a normal girl and wants her to restrain her supernatural strength she acquired. She must absolutely not show her true strength in people and must live as a young normal girl in her new school. However, she met this group of students who “rules” the entire school. Imposing fear on all of the student. At first she decided to play along the flow but when her best friend screwed by this group, she decided to battle it out with them…

When I first read the plot, I said, Ok, let’s give this a try. And it did not disappoint me. What I like about it is that it shows that even girls can kick butt! And the fact that she is striving hard for her friends to be free from this group’s “oppression”. Personally, I want to be someone like Meru, physically strong but still have a soft heart. The love story part in shown between her and Riku – a foreign student who is a super genius. Their story is still not that clear on the first chapters of the series but there are some parts that is really exciting. It is still an ongoing manga so I’m super excited on what’s gonna happen next. I recommend this manga especially to the girls and hope you enjoy reading it.

So for me, Fly High is rated: “thumbs up!”


Sunday, August 23, 2009

In shojo manga world, one of the most famous series as of today is shugo chara! Shugo Chara is a story of the life of an elementary student, Hinamori Amu. She is known as a cool and distant girl in their school. The way she dress and act is like a cool girl as well. She is portrayed by many who comes from a good family and has a very prominent life that many see as a reflection of her style. In reality, Amu is actually a very shy girl who doesn’t know how to express her true feelings. She is often discomforted about what the people around her, especially in school, think of her. Until one night,
after reflecting these issues on her real self, she sincerely prayed and wish from the bottom of her heart that she would have the courage to how her real self. Waking up in the morning, she saw three eggs in her room. After some time, the eggs hatched and came out three “Guardian Characters”. These Guardians will help Amu to become her real self as the time passes.
But having three Guardian made a fuss on their world. She was first chase by Ikuto Tsukiyomi believing that her Guardians were the legendary Embryo that is believed to grant any wish for anyone who possesses it. She was then ‘hired’ by the student council on their school who actually have their own Guardians which the students doesn’t know. She was placed as a “Joker” together with the King, Queen, Jack, and Ace of the student council. She as a very special task that only she can do among the other members which is to heal all X Eggs with X Guardians. These are the Guardians of other children that was infected by their negative feelings.

With her Guardians, she can actually transform to these Characters. Ran is her first hatched egg – the one with pink-colored shell and Amu becomes Amulet Heart during the transformation. Ran represents her longing to be honest, confident, and athletic. Ran has a very energetic personality and oftens cheers Amu together with her pom-poms. Her second Guardian to hatch is Miki – the one with blue-colored shell and Amu becomes Amulet Spade during the transformation. Miki symbolizes Amu’s wish to become more level headed, sharp, and artistic. Her third Guardian to hatch is Su – the one with green-colored shell and Amu becomes Amulet Clover during the transformation. Su represents Amu’s desire to be more caring, sensitive, and develop her household skills. Later on in the series it was revealed that she created a 4th Guradian Character called Dia. Dia represents Amu’s yearning to shine and to be noticed by ither people. Together, they become Amulet Diamond during the transformation.

Shugo Chara! for me is like a counter part of Card Captor Sakura. It portrays the struggle of every child in the modern world and is a very good story for children. If you have a child, I suggest you let your child read this manga or watch its anime. It truly is a manga for children. Good characters as well as the bad one are portrayed in the series and is a good eye opener for children. If you are a child, I suggest you read this manga. And if you are an adult, well, it wouldn’t be so bad to go back to our childhood times right?

For me, Shugo Chara! is rated: “thumbs up!”


Saturday, August 8, 2009

One of the most famous, most action-pack, hottest, and one of the greatest manga and as well as anime today is Naruto. Naruto is neck-to-neck with Bleach in terms of popularity and reigning king of shonen manga series in the manga world. Naruto, as the title suggest is the protagonist of the story. In the beginning of the story, Naruto is a student of a Ninja Academy in there town called Konohagakure. His ultimate dream is to become the next Hokage of their town. A Hokage is the leader of the said town, and of course a very good and on of the best ninjas on all town. At his training of becoming a ninja,

he befriends his teammates Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura. Naruto is portrayed as a lively young boy that is quite dumb and always gets into trouble. Later on, it was revealed that he actually conceals a very powerful nine-tailed demon fox on his body. This is the reason why naruto has a such a powerful shakra on him. He considers Sasuke as his rival because Sasuke is a genius student ninja and has a promising future than Naruto. But later on, thing begun to go upside down.
This manga series is still on going. I won’t go into the juicy stuff of this series because it would be much of a spoiler. I want to introduce this manga because I consider this as one of Manga World’s pride. It really has an amazing plot and keeps the excitement alive. I for one am a fan of this series. If I were to choose between Bleach and Naruto, no doubt, I would choose Naruto. No offense for the Bleach fans but Naruto for me is much more… exhilarating! I highly and absolutely recommend this manga for anyone who is planning to read a new manga. And for any of you who is also reading this, well, “appear!”. :)
*For online manga, links are located on the left side of this blog*

So, for me, Naruto is rated: double thumbs up! with compliments in between. :)