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So I started re watching all the <3 Ranma episodes and all the main episodes of sailor moon including reading the manga...which is very different from the anime. I also started watching Suki tte Ii Na Yo anime. I read part of the manga and loved it but I never finished it. I'm totally into the cartoony stuff lately. After I'm done Ranma I want to start up Inuyasha manga and anime. Many years ago I started it but only got throught till the second season. : )

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Playful Kiss

  • Title: 장난스런 키스 / Jangnanseureon Kiss
  • Also known as: Playful Kiss, Naughty Kiss
  • Genre: Romance, school
  • Episodes: 16 + 7 special episodes (hosted by YouTube)
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Sep-01 to 2010-Oct-21
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
  • Related TV shows: Itazura na Kiss, It Started with a Kiss

hooooouuuuu….heeeeeeeeee…….hooooooouuuuuuu…….heeeeee…….thats my deep breathing trying to hold in my anger about this drama! I really really went into with a fresh fresh fresh mind. If you have ever read my Itazanura wa Kiss rant or my It started with a kiss and They kiss again rant, you know I was never a big  fan of this series. But this  being new (2011) and k-drama I thought “ok K drama dont make the same mistake the other dramas did, just make this girl a fraction of a bit smarter” I just cant stand it. Ok maybe I should give a semi detalied account as to waht the story line is.

The girl Oh Ha Ni who is a sweet and lovely, but very stupid and unreasonable girl is in love with Baek Seung Jo the most popular smartest best looking most introverted unsocial man in the school. Eventualy her house falls down and Baek Seung Jo’s parents who are the long lost friends of Oh Ha Ni’s father contacts him and takes him and his daughter into their house. They live together and eventually everyone in the school finds out including Bong Joon Gu (who in real life is my age and I thought he was totally cute and I liked him very much and I didnt feel like a pedobear watching him and crushing on him) who is in love with Oh Ha Ni.

No this is me in a nutshell

So thats the story  in a nut shell no this is me in a nut shell.

Kinda like this but more tongue sticking out so annoying

Theres actually one part where Oh Ha Ni is older and she opens a glass door and rants how great this Baek Seung Jo guy is to the CEO of Baek Seung Jo’s dads gaming compan, and then she leaves and I thought she would forget there was a glass door and walk right into it cause she so dumb.

She also has this realy annoying lisp thing where she leaves her tounge out whens he talks or is doing something hard or consitrating. Its OMG>..SLAP SLAP SLAP….Its like watching Gilligans Island or I love lucy you just know what going to happen and u wanna be like noooo…….stop doing that stupid girl…..Whats with all the weird speech impedamints…gahhh!!! I feel like Azula when Zuko beats her and she goes nuts…… YA thats what I feel like everytime I hear her talk with her tounge or her stupidness…OH >>>OH>>>>…. I need to relax…

I give this 2/10 It was ok I get why people like it I just find it really annoying i like stong female leads.

Hana Kimi 2007 & Hana Kimi 2011 Remake

I’m doing two review in one. The 2007 Hana Kimi I own but I havent watched it in years. I just recently watched the 2011 version.

The story- A girl named Ashiya Mizuki comes from the states disguised as boy and enters at an all boys school. She enters to encourage her Idol Sano Izumi to start high jumping again after his injury. She befriends everyone in the school, but the dorms Doctor discovers that she is a girl he keeps it a secret for her. Another boy named Nakatsu Shuichi starts having feelings for her and thinks he is gay.

  • Title: 花ざかりの君たちへ
  • Title (romaji): Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
  • Tagline: イケメン☆パラダイス~2011
  • Tagline (romaji): Ikemen☆Paradise~2011
  • Episodes: 11
  • Broadcast period: 2011-Jul-10 to 2011-Sep-18

Synopsis

Hana Kimi 2007 – I like this version better, I actually own it. It’s not like it was great but I really liked the manga and this was the only other version at the time that I liked before the Korean one came out. Still my favorite character is Nakatsu in al the versions hes my favorite.

  • Title: 花ざかりの君たちへ
  • Title (romaji): Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
  • Tagline: イケメン☆パラダイス~2011
  • Tagline (romaji): Ikemen☆Paradise~2011
  • Genre: Romantic school comedy
  • Episodes: 11
  • Broadcast period: 2011-Jul-10 to 2011-Sep-18
  • Air time: Sunday 21:00

Hana Kimi 2011- No good at all, but yet I still liked it. They used the same music as the 2007 one. It looks old and done in the same fashion as the 2007 one. They basically have the same story but the school is closing down. Why they would want to except a new student 3 months before the school ends just baffles me. Oh there’s so many flaws like why they didn’t try to petition to get the school saved sooner and why the head dorm leader didn’t do that thing where they change into the costumes and talk to the school board at the beginning. Oh and the best part is the dance sequence and song at the end for Ashiya Mizuki to show how much they appreciate her during the finally closing ceremony. And some how it just magical changes the head leaders mind (who i think has been doped up on opium) it was terrible….and i still kinda liked it. Maybe its just cause of Nakatsu I love that character.

Anyways watch it if you must. The 2007 version i give a 5/10 the 2011 version I give a 2/10

To The Beautiful You

  • Title: 아름다운 그대에게 / Areumdawun Geodaeege
  • Also known as: To the Beautiful You / Hana Kimi / For You in Full Blossom
  • Genre: Romance, comedy, youth
  • Episodes: 16

CUTE CUTE CUTE….Overly cute overload! Hana Kimi -manga version, Taiwanese Version, Japanese Version all really good entertainment. The Korean version is no different! Its been forever since I read the Manga (like literally years ago. I honestly don’t read much Manga anymore I stick to classic novels like Pride and Prejudice) but this Korean version really seems to follow the manga from what I can remember,  maybe just not periodically correct.

So story starts off with the main character Goo Jae Hee a girl getting transferred from the states to an all boys school in Korea. To help her idol Kang Tae Joon a high jump gold medalist get back to jumping after his injury. She enters as a boy and even gets roomed with Kang Tae Joon. Kang Tae Joon is not happy about his new room-mate but slowly accepts and also finds out that she is a girl. Meanwhile Cha Eun Kyul, a skilled football/soccer player (doooooo I love him) befriends Goo Jae Hee and starts feeling something for her, but he thinks she’s a boy and he tries to suppress his feelings. Goo Jae Hee has feelings for Kang Tae Joon, but thinks he doesn’t know that she is a girl… and the plot thickens.

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Faith

TV Show: The Great Doctor / Faith
Revised romanization: Shinui
Hangul: 신의
Director: Kim Jong-Hak
Writer: Song Ji-Na
Network: SBS
Episodes: 24
Release Date: August 13, 2012 —
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 20:55
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Wow… it’s literally been ages since I’ve watched anything worth writing about. Not even “North American” shows. Actually New Girl and Once Upon a Time are pretty good, but to be honest I wasnt feeling any new Asian dram show, or just anything really.  I actually was planning on shutting this site down. I’ve been watching a lot of my “white shows”. Anyways that all changed, between new Korean friends entering my life, Gangnam style, and this new drama called Faith.

Like I said before I didn’t care what new drama were coming out in Korea, Japan, China, (basically anything Asian oriented) but being a huge Lee Min Ho fan (he’s probably the only Korean actors name that I know off by heart) LoL, I favored him on my Facebook (it would be way cooler to friend on him FB and say we are friends lol) and I saw he had a new drama didn’t really pay attention to it for a few months now.

About 2 weeks ago I had a minor surgery. I Read 3 books, played video games, cleaned my place more than twice a day, I also watched pride and prejudice 1995 version like 8 times (mr.darcy yaaaa Colin Firth your aaaaaaa yaaa great tooo). Unfortunately I am still on a leave from work and am unable to do anything to strenuous. So I go on FB again and I see a recently updated picture for Lee Min Ho, in some sorta warrior costume. So I started looking to it and low and behold I end up watching the first episode.

THIS SHOW GETS ADDICTING FAST!!!

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Avatar the Legend of Korra

So its been a long time however!! I had to put a quick little Avatar update here is the new trailor for The Legend of Korra
Enjoy

Lets watch Meteor Showers

I’ve been meaning to put this up forever!  Just never got around to it. For the second season I will not be doing a run down of each episode I’ll just be giving my opinion of the series.  The second season (the last time I checked is not completely subbed so I will not be watching it yet.
  • Title: 流星雨
  • English Title: Meteor Shower/ Liu Xing Yu
  • Genre: Romance, comedy, inspirational
  • Broadcast network: Hunan TV
  • Related TV series: Meteor Garden, Hana Yori Dango, Boys Before Flowers

Season 1

  • Title: 一起来看流星雨 / Yi Qi Lai Kan Liu Xing Yu
  • English Title: Let’s Go Watch Meteor Shower
  • Episodes: 36
  • Broadcast Period: 2009-Aug-08 to 2009-Aug-29
  • Broadcast Time: 22:00 – 24:00
Episode 1: Chu Yu Xun gets accepted in Alistun College. While reminiscing about college, Murong Yun Hai with a broken leg runs in to her on her bike while in a taxi. They don’t hit it off so well. Later Chu Yuxun finds out that Yunhai is a new student in the same school as well. Yunhai who is forced to attend college by his family challenges Shangguan Rui Qian to a basketball tournament. The loser has to call the first girl he sees a Pig.Shangguan Rui Qian loses and the first girl he sees is Chu Yuxun. He tells her “she’s a pig and they have a bit confrontation and they leave leave (Chu Yuxun was having problems with the 3 boys Shangguan Rui Qian, Ye Shuo, and Duanmu Lei earlier.  They leave and she is left to deal with Yunhai. She out wits’ him and he gets angry, while she leaves him hanging.

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Avatar The legend of Korra Update #1

I know its been forever and ever since I last did an entry. I’ve realised I’ve been slacking. Theres been so much going on. However I have been watching a few shows. So hopefully I’ll get my thoughts on WP sooner than later.

Anyways I thought I would do a quick entry on The Legend of  Korra (since this is one of the number one reasons why people find/ look at my site).  I made my brother watch Avatar with me (since we got netflix) he wasn’t sure what to watch and I suggested Avatar. Well like most he watched the first episode thought it was ok but by the time he hit the 3-5th episodes he knew he found something good.  Anyways this sort of reawakened my love for the show again and I started doing Korra research. There really isn’t that much out there HOWEVER, I did find a line test that was done in Korea (if you didn’t know already the animation is done in Korea) it’s just a quick fight scene but it looks pretty damn good.

Anyways you all ENJOY!

Itazura na Kiss

Title: イタズラなKiss
Title (romaji): Itazura na Kiss
Also known as: Teasing Kiss / Naughty Kiss
Genre: Romantic comedy, school
Episodes: 9
Broadcast network: TV Asahi
Broadcast period: 1996-Oct-14 to 1996-Dec-16
Air time: Monday 20:00
Related TV shows: It Started with a Kiss, Mischievous Kiss

I watched this about a year ago and forgot to write my thoughts about it. I still remember it so I don’t have to re-watch it.

The story starts off with Aihara Kotoko running into Irie Naoki, and accidently kissing him on his lips. From that moment on Kotoko started to like him /love him. On his end he felt disgusted at first and didn’t care about it afterwards. But when Kotoko’s house burns down Aihara Shigeo her father and herself move in with the fathers close friend Irie Machiko and Irie Yuki. You’ve probably guessed already that Irie Noaki is actually their son. So they all live together. Kotoko wants to do whatever she can to change his mind about her and slowly through the 9 episodes she succeeds.

Um for 9 episodes I suppose its worth a watch. Its not like you have to dedicate a lot of your time to watch it, but that doesn’t mean that I thought it was good by any means. We have to remember that this is 1996 so its not as great as the new stuff and since I have no other dramas I can compare it to from 1996. Its kind of on a league of its own. Regardless of the time period or the shortness of episodes, all the other versions of watched (never read the manga) I hated. I don’t like the girl, I don’t like the guy I don’t like how he treats her. I don’t like how she can’t get over him. I hate everyone except for her friend that interested in her. Just the whole series all of them, I really hate them all. BOOO

anyways for what it is I give it 3/10 for entertainment value    .5/5 on the awwness scale.. BOO.

Ranma Forever Season 7 (1992)

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Love Ranma fricken Love Ranma. Even though this isn’t the best season I still love it. I know this took me a while to update I was super busy. I still am super busy, but I’m on holiday so I have ample amounts of time to waste YAY. Plus I kinda rewatched Avatar, cause I love it and lots and lots of period dramas, and I read a ton of books.

Episode 137:“Tatewaki Kuno, Substitute Principal”-The Principal makes Tatewaki in charge of the school as a substitute principal while he is gone on vacation. Gosunkugi wants to join Tatewaki’s force Nabiki joins for the money. He enforced to many strict rules and Ranma keeps on getting in breaking all of them. Akane comes up with a plan. Nabiki helps out the school by setting Ranma up with a secret plan.

Episode 138:“Ranma’s Greatest Challenge!?”-Happosai arranges a training competition for Ranma that revolves around the game Kick the can. Akane is worried about Ranma , if he looses he can’t carry on the “Anything Goes School of Martial Arts”. But Ranma wins.

Episode 139: “Nihao! Jusenkyo Guide”The Jusenkyo guide comes to Japan to find the connecting Japanese water spring to China’s Jusenkyo’s spring. It just so happens that the Japan spring is right in the Tendo’s Koi pond. Mousse, Ryoga, and Shampoo hear about it. Genma and Soun will make Akane and Ranma marry once he’s turned into a full fledged man. Ryoga decides he will confess his love to Akane, Mousse thinks he will finally be able to be with Shampoo, Shampoo thinks once she’s no longer a cat Ranma will love her. When the Jusenkyo guide does some ritual that’s suppose to make the water connect, Ryoga accidently trips one of the sacred ropes and no one is able to change back. The next time they will be able to do it is 1000 years from now and the Jusenkyo guide leaves. They all forget to ask him to take them with him back to China.

Episode 140: “Pick-a-Peck o’ Happosai” -Kasumi gets cards from the Kuno’s school Bazaar and they posses Happosai. Ranma and Akane find a way to get Happosai back to his old self by destroying the cards.

Episode 141: “From the Depths of Despair – Part 1”-Ryoga gets a new technique that uses his depression and despair energy to turn it and use it against his appointment. He is able to beat Ranma for the first time. Ranma goes to great strengths to try and learn it. He tries to learn it from the old ghoul but she tells him that he doesn’t have what it takes to handle it and tells him to give it up. Ranma has visions of the Tendo family wanting Ryoga to be the savior and protector of the family. While no one wants Ranma to do anything because he’s a weakling. Ranma finds out his secret. Ryoga comes and they have a battle of the most depressed.. nothing gets resolved and they decided to battle it out in a weeks time.

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Sailor Moon Season 1 English/ Japanese

So I know its been forever, but I’m finally done the first season of Sailor Moon in English and Japanese.

Sailor Moon has always been one of my favorite child hood memories. The English version airing September 11, 1995 on YTV in Canada. This was an instant hit with me. I loved it, I was 10 and this really started my obsession with Anime…

So what’s sailor moon about. Long ago, Princes Serena from the moon kingdom fell in love with Prince Darien from the earth. It was a peaceful time until Queen Beryl and her followers Decide to take over the moon Kingdom. Darien protects Princess Serena, but he gets captured by queen Beryl as she wants him for her own Dark Kingdom. Serena follows him and they both end up getting captured by queen Beryl. Queen Serenity sees her daughter and her friends being captured and decides to used the Imperium silver crystal to transfer her daughter, Prince Darien, the sailor soldiers; Mercury, Venus, mars, Jupiter, and her two cat companions; Luna and  Artemis to a new time so they can live again. to do this she has to trap also queen Beryl and her followers. Using this power queen Serenity faints and we assume she dies. Everyone gets transferred to modern day Tokyo. Where Serena a clumsy dumb, cry baby, who acts nothing like a princess becomes sailor moon, when Luna finds her and tells her queen Beryl has risen again. Slowly she and the sailor scouts Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter and tuxedo mask prince  Darien are all awakened to fight against the revived evil.

Some Major Differences between the Japanese and English version.

1. The names Serena is Usagi in the Japanese, personally I like it better. Also her name is Princess Serenity. Not Princess Serena. Darien’s name is Mamoru, I like this better as well. His Prince name is Endymion. Its ok I guess. Litas name is Makoto.

2. English version they changed Serena’s voice to much, and its wayyyyyy annoying. I really like the Japanese voice actor Kotono Mitsuishi, but honestly if she were the voice actor in English I think it would be annoying. The first girl in the first ep had the best voice to Serena in the English version. Darien’s voice is annoying too! Mamoru so much better.

3. They say die a lot in the Japanese version and I think I only heard it once in the English version.

4. They cut a so many sense out in the English version. Some scene that don’t even matter and others like the the last episode which is actually two ep in Japanese.

5. There is five episodes that they never aired in English, ep2. “Punish Them! The House of Fortune is the Monster Mansion”, ep 5. “A Monster’s Scent! Chanela Steals Love”, ep 6. “Protect the Melody of Love! Usagi is a Cupid”, ep 20 “The Summer! The Ocean! Our Youth! And a Ghost, Too”, ep 42. “Sailor Venus’ Past, Minako’s Tragic Love”. Not to mention the last episode 40, which is actually ep 45 and 46 in Japanese together.

6. Ep 18 22 in Japanese. they cut a out the best scene where Tuxedo Mask is dancing with Serena and they fall off the Balcony, the English version pretend that they got back onto the balcony and ran down stairs but really they both fell off the balcony and landed using and umbrella. WHY DID THEY REMOVE THAT, That was the bestest part ever!.

6. The last episode in Japanese Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Mars die protecting Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon wants to give up but gets a vision of her friends that gives her courage and she continues on. She gets taken to Queen Beryl and there Prince Endymion tries to destroy her he strangles her electrocutes her, and kicks her she gets him back but soon after dies in sailor moons arms after protecting her from queen Beryl blows. Queen Beryl disappears as Prince Endymion has hit her before he goes goes down. You have scene where Usagi is about to kiss Endimyon but doesn’t She then faces Beryl and realizes that she’s going to have to destroy herself with the crystal to defeat Beryl. She does everyone is dead including usagi, but usagis dream to become a normal girl gets made into a reality due to the crystal and they are all reborn in their same lives with out a memory of their battle with queen Beryl and Queen matali, which is called the Negaforce in the english version.

Got to say the last ep was SOOOOO much better in Japanese if you haven’t watched sailor moon in Japanese yet do yourself a favor and watch it now! 10/10/// 100/100 soo good!