Hey all I’m taking a look back at a series I read years back for Translation Necessary Thursday. It’s Maou na Ore to Fushihime no Yubiwa by Kankitsu Yasura!
Plot: The plot is very mediocre, and is more focused on the romance comedy drama than it’s action from what I remember. I’d give a more detailed critique, but honestly I can’t be bothered to remember it since I don’t recall anything but being bored reading this entire series. I think I read it all in a single day half a decade ago and it wasn’t that great which is fairly obvious since I can barely recall a thing about this series. The characters are all super stereotypical and the plot is a drag.
Characters: Chiharu is our male lead and I honestly don’t like him all that much. He’s bland and not that interesting. The rest of the cast is little better.
Overall: Steer clear of this series, it’s not worth the time.
Hey all I’m back with a movie I watched about a month ago for this week’s Movie Monday. It’s About Time!
Plot: The plot is alright, there are some serious plot holes when it comes to the time travel powers that are a key plot device in this film, but overall I found the movie to be very fun to watch. It had enough moments of comedy that I didn’t mind the the drama at all, and enjoyed the movie despite the plot holes. I won’t say what those plot holes are, because they are obviously super spoilerific, but you could find them online in the movie’s Wikipedia page easily.
Casting: Dohmnall Gleeson is our lead actor portraying Tim Lake and he does an outstanding job in that role. Honestly the entire cast was well done, though Rachel McAdams portraying the female lead Mary was probably my favorite character.
Cinematography: There are no special effects that are particularly outstanding or noteworthy so I’ll just say that the camera work wasn’t ever so poorly done that I found it to be a problem.
Music: The musical score was as equally mediocre as the cinematography.
Overall: A fun, if flawed, film. If you are hankering for a Romantic Comedy with little romantic melodrama, but more comedy About Time will suit your needs very well.
For those who like: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Great Cast, Decent Plot.
This week for Movie Monday I’m back with another movie produced by Will Smith. It’s Hitch!
Plot: The plot is okay, honestly it’s too much Romcom for my tastes. That isn’t to say this is a bad movie, just that I wasn’t highly impressed by the story and it’s tone. However the plot is solid, and there’s nothing particularly wrong with it, just that I personally don’t like Romcoms.
Casting: Will Smith does an awesome job at portraying the titular Hitch and the rest of the cast is also pretty great. Eva Mendes and Kevin James are the other two main characters of the movie and they did a great job of acting the part.
Cinematography: The special effects are relatively tame, but I will say that the seafood allergy scene was pretty well done in terms of makeup and special effects. That said if you ever have such a allergic reaction what happens is absolutely not what you should do in such a situation. Call 9-1-1, or your local equivalent, and follow the instructions given to you by the operator.
Music: I honestly don’t remember pretty much any of it, since Hitch isn’t a sweeping fantasy epic or sci-fi soap opera the generic musical production was low on my radar.
Overall: A good movie, if you enjoy Romantic Comedies. Otherwise you might want to watch something else.
For those who like: Romance, Comedies, Drama, Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, particularly the Romantic Comedy part.
Hey all for this week’s Anime Sunday I’m covering the less successful shows, in my opinion, of the last season. It’s my Losers of Fall 2017!
Juni Taisen: It was somewhat interesting, but frankly it was just too bloody with little to no reason about the why being explored. Sure there’s the Wish granted at the end, but I feel like there is just so much backstory of the actual Zodiac Wars that could’ve been explored that it was overshadowed by the incredibly messed up lives of the participants we got to see in flashbacks each episode. This is possibly the closest series in this post to actually not being on it. That being said it seems like it was just an overly violent series for the sake of shock and awe. So that’s why I’m putting it on this list.
UQ Holder: I expected that it’d devolve into Fan Service-laden sequences frequently, although that is what Akamatsu is known for so maybe that’s not a surprise. But I just couldn’t enjoy the series all that much. Something was lacking compared to the original Negima Manga and just wasn’t conveyed through this Adaptation. That’s why I’m putting on this list.
Black Clover: Like I said in my impressions post of this series, it could just be called SCREAMING the Anime. This lack a lot of the charm that has been so prevalent in other series prior to this like Bleach (with it’s snappy musical soundtracks) or the emotional rollercoaster that is One Piece. Frankly this was a huge disappointment, and I’m probably not going to look into reading the original source material because of how off putting this adaptation was.
That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday. Did I miss a series that you felt deserved to be on it, or disagree with what I put in it? Leave your responses in the comments below!
This week for Sensate Saturday I’m Quick Reviewing a quirky series I stumbled across. It’s Kin Gin Kanojo by Akai Maruboro!
Plot Synopsis: The romantic comedy depicts a hapless protagonist and his beautiful love interest — The plot starts when the girl he likes fell in to a lake and then appears the “Lady Of The Lake”.
Plot: If that sounds like a certain folk tale that’s because it’s definitely inspired by one. Now as for the actual plot, it’s pretty decent, and normally I dislike Romcoms with a passion.
Characters: Yasuda and Ayanomine are our two leads and they’re actually pretty decent in this first chapter with Yasuda being one of the ballsiest male leads I’ve read in a Romantic Comedy ever. Ayanomine is pretty great as well, actually she’s probably one of my favorite female leads in a romantic comedy although this is just the first chapter and it could change in a heartbeat depending on later chapters.
Art: The art is great, it’s not quite up to Jump standards, but it’s pretty close.
Overall: I’m giving this a tentative go ahead, so far it’s pretty good, but I’ve only read the first chapter.