You know that when it’s Aniplex and PA WORKS the ones that are involved in the art of any series, they never fail at delivering high quality entertainment. So to begin with, you can expected that in Charlotte.
To be honest, at the beginning I thought it was another shoujo comedy, but it hits with an unexpected rise of tension and mystery, that hooks you and make you wait the next chapter. It’s a series that slowly wraps you up with its slow well done development and of course it has a lot of light-hearted funny moments, but also a ton of serious moments that make the plot moves at the right moment.
Don’t get confused… I’m not saying this is a master piece, but is a good story that will not ruin your time and will make you answer some questions:
What will you do, if you have supernatural abilities?
Will you use them for something personal or not?
Will you help others in the same situation?.
That’s it… the answers will come smoothly and in a funny easy way… in 13 chapters, where the story will give you the exactly amount of information, to make you love the characters, understand them and discover the answer to those questions.
Ok everybody, let me tell you something about this story: Absolutely and without a shadow of a doubt, this post is SHOUJO… Yes, I said Shoujo (C’mon!!… don’t run away).
Just for today, I’ll talk about this lovely, cute, MANLY ROMANCE story (yes, I said manly romance); which main character is a bulky giant teenager with no luck in love… or maybe it’s just his idea.
This is the new title of spring 2015 written by Kazune Kawahara of “High School Debut” and illustrated by Aruko. If we try to judge the anime by its bland title, could be easily to assume, that this is just another generic entry in a over-saturated romantic genre filled with the same old cliches, but to be honest it’s a story with some “extra touch” that gives us a different spin of the already known characteristics of shoujo.
Let’s see… We have Takeo Goro (our hero), his best friend Suna, and the girl Yamato. Three peculiar characters, between clumsy and antisocial, but innocent and with an amazing heart. In this case Takeo is precisely the type of character we tend to see relegated to the background (with bad luck and no dreams)… huge, with two tiny eyes and a pair of thick lips that can distract you from any idea. This is not the typical image of hero and is precisely what is going to make you want to know a little bit more about him and his story… a story where a “MANLY MAN” quiver and feel heart-warming emotions, that will awake the “butterflies” in his MANLY stomach. ok?
In a first person point of view, that keep us outside the characters heads, with a soft and pleasant artwork, lots of funny moments and zero melodrama… this is that type of stories that make you believe there is always a nice person with sincere feelings for you (somewhere) no matter your looks.
So… this is My Love Story!! the shoujo romance formula, that has changed a little bit 😉
Yeah, believe it or not this is not an anime with some deep meaning (at least, not yet) and of course not an anime that is planning to win a prize in storytelling. Without a specific time, full of “fighting scenes, action, great characters (each one with a specific story, that will never make you tired), the real star in this series is… The Food.
If you have ever felt a type of “ecstasy” when you eat something special, then this anime is the completely representation of that fascination an explainable feeling of joy, enjoyment and sometimes lust, that provide the taste of something awesome. To be honest is linking food with our most basic drives; something so natural and almost never used, that this is what it makes great this anime.
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma… Food and SEX, may I have your attention, now?
The series follows Soma’s adventures from his family’s restaurant, which his father closed in order to travel and cook abroad, while he is enroll to the prestigious and highly elite Totsuki Culinary Academy. Because of the silent and healthy competition that Soma has with his father, he decided to accept the challenge of being in this Academy just to win to his father’s skills… without knowing the amount of interesting and ferocious students that are going to compete with him, to be the best of the best.
With colorful characters who are going to try to destroy Soma, this is a series that no matter how you watch it, food is more important than characters… but anyway, there’s no doubt that is very fun to watch and if you love cooking… you can certainly glean some new ideas from the foods presented, which are real cuisines from around the world.
No matter what, you will have a lot of laughs.
Rokka – Braves of the Six Flowers
A story told to us from the perspective of Adelete the most balanced character of the series self-proclaimed: strongest person in the world of the SIX BRAVE HEROES, so why can you see seven person instead of just six?, Well, that is one of the mysteries we will solve in this adventure, fantasy and action story.
With an “Aztec-looking” kingdom mixed with certain amount of fantasy and no traditional elements; this anime brings us a soft plot (so far) but make it up; with an exciting combat and a clever art direction. *** I need to point out, that is incredibly nice to see a colorful and gorgeous representation of pre-hispanic cultures with deep traditions, Gods and brave heroes.
Just released in July 5th and still on going… give a try 😉
Supposedly, assuming, rumoring…I just can´t buy it full yet, but it appears that Toei Animation has announced a new series for Dragon Ball continuing the events of Majin Boo…………….So until now it´s a faint rumor, and there seems to be no official statement like OFFICIAL..but it´s the first whisper and let´s keep our eyes and ears open to any news and cross fingers that the ol’ Z Gang returns to the TV Epicness!!
WARNING…minor spoilers but not thaaaaaaaaaaaaaat much!!
Just because it´s soooooo nerdy!!
and even comes with business cards!!
Freeza’s New Form
Soooo..this is just FUCKING COOL!!
With all the fuzz with the Power Rangers Fan clip and that, here comes another bloody AWESOME FAN FILM but now it´s the turn to DBZ….Hollywood..Why?….whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? can´t you do something like the fans make….is it so hard for you to come up with a good adaption?….anyhow..here are some words of the creators of this Fan Project:
-“This series is an adaptation of “The History of Trunks” TV Special. In this timeline, Goku and the other Z Warriors are dead. This is the story of Gohan and Trunks in their battle to survive against the Androids.
Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope is a non-profit, live-action Dragon Ball Z web series. It’s made by fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by the official license holders.”-
-“Our goal is to bring the Dragon Ball world to life in a way that’s never been done before, while staying true to the characters and story. We want to use this episode as leverage to make more episodes for this web series and other projects. So please help us out by sharing, commenting and liking! The more support we have, the more likely we are to do more Dragon Ball Z. We want to keep making DBZ content, and that’s only possible with your help!”-
Go watch the video after the break 🙂
It’s a beautiful story line with a twisted characters, in a twisted world that can surprise you at any moment. Because it has a perfect amount of darkness to the plot, but not too much, something not depressing at all.
To be honest the visual novel is utterly fantastic, and the adaptation fortunately seems to be following very closely, as much as it can. Don’t trust, if you ever heard comments about the first episode alone; because this is just meant to set up the characters and settings.
Do not miss this one… because you may end up liking it.