Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Centuries ago in an epic battle, King Phelios defeated the Vampire-King Duzell. Using a powerful spell Phelios destroyed Duzell but he perished as a sacrifice for using such a strong spell. As both laid dying, Duzell swore that he would be reincarnated to find Phelios' reincarnation and when he did he would drain Phelios' blood, rip his body limb from limb and laugh while his soul writhes, damned for eternity to a lake of fire. A century later, Duzell is reborn as a wildcat called a kyawl. Unfortunately, he can't find the reincarnation of the now Saint Phelios. Luckily, he is adopted by his nemesis' great-granddaughter, the 15-year-old princess Ishtar, through whom Duzell may be able to find the reincarnation of Phelios. The fate of the ages is reborn, and the vampire game begins.
My rating: 5/5 ((I have to ><))
Vampire game was my first ever manga. I remember my grandmother handing me this book with awesome pictures it, but when I tried to start reading, it was obvious I was going backwards .~. which confused the hell out of me. I actually complained that my brother got the normal one -_- BUT! It wasn’t long before I got the hang of reading this strange, strange book, and I really loved the story. I quickly learned that what I thought was just some strange comic, was classified as manga, and that’s what started my absolute otakuness and domination of the world!!!! Muhahahah hah haaahhh... *coughs*
Anyway... I absolutely adore this series, and I swear I’ve read it over and over and over ((you can see the proof by my worn out copy)) The rebellious princess, the yummy guard and the absolutely hot vampire trapped in a kitty’s body? Hellz yes.
Through the whole story I was sitting there reading it going ‘who the hell is Phelios anyway!!??’ Judal really has a way of making you think ‘Aha! I’ve figured it out!’ and then realise that you have no freaking idea.
I loved the fact that Duzell could transform into a male version of Ishtar, and honestly there was always something to laugh about when he did. For example, him being claimed as Illsaide’s woman XD
I am however very jealous that a lot of the men in this manga make prettier girls than I do -_-
I loved the ending though! And you have no idea how much it’s killing me right now not to say anything *zips lips*It is kind of funny too though XD And I think it’s a good ending after a lot of sad things that happen throughout the story.
I honestly love the art, though there are sometimes I think the characters look a little too anorexic S:
All in all, great story + pretty art = go read NAO!
;A; I want a Duzell plushie *huggles imaginary Duzzie*
Rating: All ages though their is a character death later in the story
Genre: Action, Romance, Adventure, Fantasy
Number of episodes: 26
The tale of Elemental Gelade (originally called Erementar Gerad in the Japanese) is set in the world of Guardia where beings called Edel Raids co-exist with humans. Edel Raids have the ability to fuse with a human and become a living weapon. The story focuses on the adventures of a young sky pirate named Cou Van Giruet, an Edel Raid named Reverie Metherlance or Ren as she prefers to be called, and three guardians of an Edel Raid protection organization called Arc Aile named Cisqua, Rowen, and Kuea. Reverie Metherlance is set on journeying to the legendary land of gold called Edel Garden, but it turns out that she is a powerful and rare Edel Raid called the shichikouhouji which leads to many villains attempting to kidnap her for themselves.
My rating: 4.2/5
I absolutely adored this anime. The characters were cute, and I loved the chibi versions of themselves they sometimes turned into. Cou and Ren were fun to watch together, what with the usual embarrassment of being around the person you like, there’s bound to be a few hilarious moments. I did get a little annoyed that it took so long for them to get together, but then again it takes longer for characters in other anime to get together, so in reality because the series only had 26 episodes, it came around pretty fast.
I have to say Cisqua and Kuea were the characters I loved most though. All most everything they did had me giggling. What with Cisqua pulling out her weapons to solve any problem, randomly beating up Cou and just being kick ass, and Kuea who is a bottomless pit when it comes to food ((I think she even contemplated eating one of the people once when she was hungry XD))
And, like most anime, it also has its sad parts. Back stories and the death of a character that I had grown to love </3 the group being separated and the truth which I won’t reveal to you >:3
I watched the dub, so I can’t tell you anything about the sub voices, but I have to say the dub made a pretty good choice on who they chose. The voices were good, and there was probably one character where I thought ‘Y U NO choose someone else???’ I mean c’mon! Ren is Rin from Inuyasha. Rin people! ((Actually a lot of the characters have played a role in Inuyasha .-.))
Again the animation was decent, not high quality and all that, but the anatomy and all was great! I absolutely hate off anatomy and squiggle fingers!!! Grrr!!
Inu definitely recommends ^^
X3 Hooray for the first review~
Law of Ueki
Rating: I'd say all ages but Robert's face may scare young children *shot*
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen, Supernatural
Number of episodes: 51
The story starts out with the Battle of the Supernatural Powers, a tournament to decide who will be the next god of The Celestial World.
Each candidate (100 in total) is required to choose a junior high school student to act as their fighter. The student is given a unique power and told to eliminate as many enemies as possible. The winning god Candidate will become The New god of Heaven and the winning student will receive the Blank Zai, a talent that can be anything they choose.
While this leads many students to thoughts of greed and selfishness, Kosuke Ueki decides to take it upon himself to win this tournament to keep that power away from those that would abuse such a gift.
A group powerful beings called tenkaijin are holding a special tournament. The rules of the game--each tenkaijin selects a kid in junior high to be his champion and grants him a special power. The kids take each other on in heated battle, but if they hurt innocent bystanders, then they lose one of their natural-given abilities. Every time they win a battle, they gain a new ability. The ultimate winner of the tournament is granted any power of his choosing, and the tenkajin who he represents succeeds in becoming the next god. Kosuke Ueki has been chosen to fight in the tournament. His special power--the ability to turn garbage into trees.
My rating: 3.5/5
I found the series enjoyable, yet at the same time it didn't really reach out to me. I found myself wanting to finish it to see the outcomes of the battles, but I never really gave it all my attention.
In my opinion it reminded me a lot of Zatch Bell ((but that could just be me)), young people in japan with magical powers fighting to decide the next king of a completely different world? Similar maybe? :3
It was interesting though, and did have me laughing a lot at some really stupid moments, which was one thing I enjoyed. ((what’s a comedy without comedy?)) Of course there were some grr inducing moments as well, but overall the plot/story/whatever was fun to watch whenever there wasn’t someone babbling on about unimportant nonsense, which I’m glad only happened a couple of times.
I will say one thing though, if I hear another person blather on about the power of friendship, and helping their friends, and the power of friends, I will take my super ultra mega imaginary chainsaw and massacre people. So you can see that was mentioned a lot.
The voices were ok I guess, I watched some in sub and some in dub to compare them and I figured out that Ai’s dub voice annoys the crap out of me D:<
The animation was good though, and I was happy to see there were no strange out of proportioned bodies or freaky squiggle fingers.
All in all I’d say it was pretty good, and recommend it to people who enjoyed Zatch Bell and other anime of that genre.
*edit* Apparently it's also similar to an anime/manga called Hunter x Hunter?
There’s just that one scene where Anon eats *insert name here* I suggest small children leave the room on that part. It wasn’t too scary, but I just thought it was creepy.