Monday, July 28, 2014

Music Time! - This weeks' Asian pop charts

J-pop

1. SMAP: Top Of The World


S[TOTW] by heart9

2. Perfume: Cling Cling


clingcling by Bored4Lyfe

3. ℃-ute: The Power


4. BangTan Boys: Boy In Luv(Japanese Ver.)


5. SCANDAL: Yoake no Ryuuseigun


YoakenoRyuuseigun by Bored4Lyfe

7. U-KISS: Love On U


UK[LOU] by heart9

10. Dorothy Little Happy: Sky Traveler


DLH[ST] by heart9

12. CODE V: Never Say Never


18. My First Story: Black Rail


21. lyrical school: FRESH!!!


25. Moran: but Beautiful


M[BB] by heart9

28. THE ORAL CIGARETTES: Kishikaisei STORY



K-pop

1. Younha: Umbrella


2. Ulala Session, IU: Anxious Mind
3. G.O.D: Sky Blue Promise


4. K.Will: Day 1
5. San E: A Midsummer Nights Sweetness
13. Hyomin: Nice Body(Feat. Loco)


16. Davichi: Dont Move


19. Bro: My Confession



C-pop

1. Li Rong Hao: Mo Te


2. A-Mei Chang: San Yue
3. Lala Xu: Missing Person
4. Wilber Pan: Da Hu feat. Rainie Yang
5. JJ Lin: Xiu Lian Ai Qing (Practice Love)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Akame ga Kill!, DRAMAtical Murder, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Ao Haru Ride, Hunter x Hunter, Free! Eternal Summer, Bakumatsu Rock, Love Stage!

Akame ga Kill!



Episode 4

Psycho killer on the loose.
Tatsumi training hard.
That Bro guy has to many bromance moments with Tatsumi..
Azuma really loves her croquette bowls LOL
The history lesson & new info were interesting.
No Imperial Arms for Tatsumi yet.
Guess he's got to earn his.
Going against an Imperial Arms user - dangerous.
Tatsumi was pretty good in that fight.
However, that psycho used an illusion on Akame.
Good thing she didn't hesitate at all.
That girl is truly impressive!


DRAMAtical Murder



Episode 4

Platinum Jail explained.
So Grandma is hiding something big.
Clear & Aoba little talk was nice.
Dry Juice crisis.. & mysterious disappearance.
Looks like Morphine took over their territory.
Noiz sure is persistent about wanting Aoba in Rhyme.
Koujaku vs Noiz! Awesome, but too short.
Interesting ending.


Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun



Episode 4

Mikoshiba was totally obsessing about dating sim games.
He even sucked Nozaki in.
Their points of view were totally different LOL
It was fun watching them play.
They sure know how to overdo things, geez.
Mikoshiba tends to fall into traps so easily..
Playing out the possible scenario for the mixer was ROFL
In the end he sent Kashima instead.
I feel sorry for the guys, it's like they weren't even there.
Fun episode!


Ao Haru Ride



Episode 4

Futaba's reaction to half naked Kou was priceless ^^
She totally misunderstood the whole situation LOL
Watching them rush around was very entertaining.
Futaba sure can be hopeless sometimes..
Well, at least she bought herself some alone time with Kou.
Training camp didn't start so well for those two.
Their group was anything but interested & organized.
Luckily Kou showed his talent to improvise.
The table heart-to-heart moment was so sweet ^^
Looks like both of them need to accept they are different people.
After they accept that, they can accept their feelings as well.
Murao was obviously clinging to sensei..
Judging by her face, there are feelings involved.
Interesting episode.


Hunter x Hunter



Episode 140

Damn, Gon is looking really really really bad.
Didn't expect to see him in such a bad state.
Killua truly is hellbent on Alluka healing him.
It's been a while since we've seen the Zoldyck family butlers.
Some of those were pretty scary.
That huge grandma butler put a bump into Killua's plan.
Leorio makes an appearance too. Sure has been a while..
I forgot how explosive Leorio was! LOL
So it looks like the old gang will have a reunion soon.
Geez I really want to smack Ging.
My reaction was the same as Leorio's! What a douche..
Way to go Leorio!!! Awesome! He so deserved that!


Free! Eternal Summer



Episode 5

Wtf was Nagisa doing?
I couldn't even imagine him camping LOL
Sousuke
Nagisa got more spotlight this time.
Haruka's career path survey was predictable ^^
Nagisa was way more imaginative about his future career.
It was very weird for him to run away from home.
Damn, his grades sunk & so did the hopes for staying in the club.
Well, at least they got some quality time together.
Rei was the one to snap him out of it.
That talk was exactly what Nagisa needed.
All is well that ends well.


Bakumatsu Rock



Episode 5

Background stories about the Shinsengumi members.
That's something I'd like to see.
Otose's former band member is like her twin.
So our guys went with street performing again..
Soji's new song was a dangerous one.
That Il guy was totally using him to hypnotize people.
Rock is cure for everything! Our guys totally hijacked the concert.


Love Stage!



Episode 4

Shougo & Ryouma judging together ROFL
Guess Ryouma was feeling extra scared of Shougo.
Izumi was feeling the pleasurable consequences of previous episode LOL
Damn, he seem to have like it too.
Rei seems to be very knowledgeable about BL stuff.
Seeing Ryouma sent Izumi running away screaming.
Wow, I was half expecting him to attack Izumi again.
Instead he just apologized.. still it's obvious he likes Izumi.
Giving him a total makeover was fun ^^
The whole thing totally turned into a date-like situation.
At least we got an explanation why Ryouma was so eager to see him.
OMG! He confessed!! Damn, things are moving fast!
Accepting Ryouma as a friend was a dangerous decision.
That guy is so gonna be one clingy friend...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus, Jojo Stardust Crusaders, Tokyo ESP, Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online II, Aldnoah.Zero, Barakamon, Haikyuu!!

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus



Episode 3

It's been a while since I've seen Prince Soma.
Was nice to see him again.
Didn't even mind the short reminder flashback.
Ciel's talent tests were fun ^^
He sure got a nice beating out of it ROFL
The nickname Smile was hilarious!!
I think Sebastian really likes to play in the circus.
There is definitely something going on in that circus if a reaper is there as well.


Jojo Stardust Crusaders



Episode 17

The brain fight!
That sure was a new setting for the usual thing.
Still, it was nice to watch the chibi stands fight.
The annoying bug had a few tricks up its sleeve.
Jojo was bottling up his anger quite efficiently.
Pummeling time was awesome!


Tokyo ESP



Episode 3

Rinka & Azuma make a good team.
Azuma really needs to be more careful.
Even his powers have limits.
Bits and pieces of his past looked interesting.
Just as they met Murasaki things got really complicated.
Seems like everything went downhill from there.
Those fish are a mystery still..
Wonder what powers is Murasaki going to get.
Now she will get a chance to fight back.
That is what she wanted so badly after all.
Good episode.


Fairy Tail



Episode 17

So Lucy was right after all.
Opening the portal was the worst possible thing they could've done.
They just made things worse.
Seems like it's better not to know the future.
Trying to fix it just led to the outcome they were trying to stop.
Lucy was the only one not frozen by shock.
The dragons are here, deal with it!!
Only 7 though, but still.
Luckily, you do have some dragon slayers. Use them!
Damn, didn't think celestial magic would be the one to close the gate.
Future Rogue really was the evil one.
Things are sure gonna be interesting from now on.


Sword Art Online II



Episode 4 

ROFL they made him a girl.
He sure was popular with the guys ^^
Of course he found Shinon..
Wonder how pissed she'll be when she finds out he's a guy.
So Kirito went for the "easy" & fast money.
Watching him beat that gunman was awesome!
That was one way of getting rich & famous fast.
Shinon sure has vast knowledge about all kinds of guns.
Of course he went for his favorite weapon ^^
Having Shinon as a guide was like he hit the jackpot.
Still, this is a different game & he has a lot to learn.


Aldnoah.Zero



Episode 4

So the Princess likes Inaho.
It was brave of her to expose herself like that.
Looks like her life isn't an easy one either.
It's nice to see Inaho kept his cool even with that surprise.
Slaine wasn't having a nice time, but his investigation could be useful.
Guess nowhere is safe now.
The Martians sure are a persistent bunch.
I like this version of their mecha's more than the previous ones.
Humans sure could use at least one of those..
I like the fact the Princess isn't a clumsy airhead, but brave and responsible.
Another great episode with no dull moments!


Barakamon



Episode 4

So he is learning something after all.
Slowly, but surely that place is growing on him.
Sure he has some misfortune along the way, but it's still fun!
Didn't know he was into cats that much.
His adventure with the strays was ROFL
A cat lover that's allergic to cats... what a bummer.
New characters makes an appearance.
Akki fit right in with all the other add-on kids.
He was so stressed over the boat it was hilarious!!
Fun episode ^^


Haikyuu!!



Episode 17

Dateko is a strong team.
Their read block was a challenge.
Damn, Dateko sure perfected that block.
It seemed impossible to penetrate it.
Woohoo it was awesome to see Karasuno could surprise their opponent!
Now Dateko got fixated on stopping Hinata.
That was exactly what Karasuno wanted.
Intense game to say the least.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Free! Eternal Summer, Bakumatsu Rock, Love Stage!, Noragami, Nobunaga Concerto, Naruto Shippuuden, Tokyo Ghoul, Zankyou no Terror

Free! Eternal Summer



Episode 4

Sousuke x Rin childhood days.
Gou's food evaluation was harsh, but necessary.
For athletes nutrition is essential.
Mikoshiba obviously has a crush on Gou.
He was acting like a child around candy.
Guess Rin & Sousuke just needed to resolve their past issues.
Nice episode.


Bakumatsu Rock


Episode 4

When no one wants you, just start playing in the streets.
That proved to be a bad choice.
They sure come up with the weirdest ideas..
Getting a manager. Doubt that was smart.
Yataro looked like a suspicious character right off the bat.
Katsura was having a personal crisis for some reason.
Maybe he just missed his old sensei.
Looks like our band is doing something right since Shinsengumi was worried about the concert.
Guess that's recognition enough.
The concert was a success.
People are starting to like them..


Love Stage!



Episode 4

Izumi broke the precious marble.
LOL here comes trouble..
Rei sure is a sly one.
Guess Ryouma crush isn't going away that easily.
Gotta cut him some slack since he thought Izumi was a girl.
Izumi's manga dream is just too far to reach.
Maybe if he got someone to draw & he only did the story..
Ryouma actually going to get his charm back from Izumi, wasn't that convenient.
Izumi & Ryouma home alone... Epic!!!!!
I did not expect to see that much.
That fan service was awesome!


Noragami



OVA 2

I miss this anime very much.
It was really nice to see the characters again.
Bishamon and other gods & our trio at a picnic together.
Damn, never thought I'd see that.
It sure was fun ^^
Yato and Bishamon really are more alike than they'd care to admit.
The group fight was awesome!
Yukine finally found out there is better life out there.
Still, he chose his friends ^^
Nice episode.


Nobunaga Concerto


Episode 2

Saburo enjoying himself on his dates.
On the other hand his subordinates are worried.
His actions are rash and unusual and that bothers them.
Looks like his wife likes this change quite a lot.
Saburo sure used a lot of his junk food this time.
Well, that gave his closest people new experience in life.
Shame about Hirate..
Good episode.


Naruto Shippuuden



Episode 369

Story of Madara's youth continues.
The siblings topic kept popping up.
I'm slowly getting tired of these fillers.
It was interesting at first, but now just feels stretched.
Hope they'll fully get back to the main story soon.


Tokyo Ghoul



Episode 4

The guy in the red suit - Tsukiyama.
Don't like him. He looks like trouble.
And he got his eye on Kaneki.
He's good at playing nice.
Doubt that he is good.
Touka is pretty good at fake eating.
More new characters, nice.
The talk at the bar was very interesting.
Kaneki fell right into Tsukiyama's trap ^^"
That kid is just too naive..


Zankyou no Terror



Episode 3

Shibazaki suddenly got promoted.
That's cause he's the smart one.
The hunt has begun.
Now we'll see who will end up on top.
Lisa couldn't take it anymore & ran away.
Now is the perfect time for her to shack up with our terrorist boys.
Things just got interesting, game on!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

JDrama - Last Cinderella


Don't know quite how to describe this one. It certainly different from anything that I've seen before. It has all the typical elements of a Japanese drama, but with one interesting exception. With all the ups and downs the only thing that kept surprising me throughout the series is that unique love triangle.
The characters were interesting, sometimes funny and sometimes serious. Everything was well balanced. The emotions conveyed to the viewers were very real, genuine and made you feel exactly what the characters were feeling.
Since the love triangle dominated the entire series things were always on some kind of  a scale that could tip over on either side. It definitely keeps you guessing until the very end. Also, what would a good drama be like without a love rival or two.. 
Somewhere around the middle of the season you'll probably pick your favorite guy and start rooting for him. In this case your can cheer for Team Tachibana or Team Saeki, whichever you prefer. I know I did, even though it was hard to choose. Both guys were great in their own way, but in the end it was Sakura's choice.
The only annoying thing about it was that one side fell in love during a deception game and that kinda complicated later events. The selfishness of one of the characters was just too much to handle. It was a bit over the top and near the end even kinda pathetic.
Final episode was an unexpected bitter-sweet twist of fate. Guess all is well that ends well. 
All in all I recommend this drama because it's interesting, motivational and really good. Give it a try if you get the chance.


Plot

Women today can sometimes forget about their gender, as they devote themselves deeper and deeper into their career. Among such women, some suffer overwork, unbalance of hormones, hair loss and the likes. In fact, few women even experience the growth of a thick mustache! According to a survey, there have been results indicating that about 60% of women feeling that they were “turning male” in the past. At 29, these women only had to be concerned with marriage or work, but at 39, the time limit draws nearer, with increased concerns of pregnancy, divorce, aging parents, and change of job.
"Last Cinderella" will depict the reality of these women, who try their best to live each day to their fullest. Playing the main character, a 39 year old female hair stylist Toyama Sakura is Shinohara Ryoko. Sakura meets a handsome younger man, Saeki Hiroto at a party and is drawn to him. A BMX rider since age 20, Hiroto’s income is dependent on his performance, which means that his pay is unstable. As he gets to know Sakura, he is slowly drawn to her as well. Then there is Tachibana Rintaro, Sakura’s boss and good friend, Takenouchi Miki, Sakura’s best friend who suffers from a sexless marriage, and Hasegawa Shima, the other best friend who is addicted to sex, and finally a regular customer to the hair salon, Ooami Chiyoko who is in love with Rintaro. It’s a modern heart-thumping love comedy that’s sure to make you smile!


Genre: Romantic comedy
Episodes: 11
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2013-Apr-11 to 2013-Jun-20
Screenwriter: Nakatani Mayumi
Producer: Nakano Toshiyuki
Directors: Tanaka Ryo, Hirano Shin, Sekino Munenori
Music: Hanzawa Takeshi


Current anime episodes comments - One Piece, Haikyuu!!, Aldnoah.Zero, Akame ga Kill!, DRAMAtical Murder, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Ao Haru Ride, Hunter x Hunter

One Piece



Episode 654

World Government history lesson.
Finally, Giolla defeated hands down.
I'm so glad they put an end to her weird art.
She was the most annoying character ever.
And there they go again... from one trouble to the next..
Doflamingo pulled a fast one on Straw Hats.
Never trust a guy like that!
D block battle continues.
Cavendish really likes the attention..
Law was impressive.
Sanji to the rescue!
Good episode.


Haikyuu!!



Episode 16

Receiving is still their weak point.
Flashback to get to know the other team was nice.
Tokonami didn't have it easy.. but they tried hard.
Karasuno sure was on a roll there ^^
Their victory was a rather easy one, but not too satisfying.
The female team wasn't doing so good though.
I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't show them from the start.
The losers guilt trip was justified since they didn't work that hard.
Kageyama's wisdom is always spot on, but sometimes it's just wasted on Hinata.
Next is: Date Kogyo!


Aldnoah.Zero



Episode 3

Kinda dropped this, but then decided to give it another try.
Chaos everywhere..
Nao seemed to be the only one with a cool head.
He was clearly serious about helping.
The situation seems rather one sided, in favor of Martians.
All the humans could do was think and test possible attack methods.
Taking out the camera was a smart move.
The princess finally played her part as a good distraction.
Destroying the purple mecha felt satisfying.
That Nao feels like a machine sometimes.
Great episode! Picking this up!


Akame ga Kill!



Episode 3

I like Incursio, looks cool!
Tatsumi's first group battle.
Our MC is growing up slowly ^^
Night Raid sure has no mercy..
When you consider the atrocities others do, I don't blame them.
So Mine is Tatsumi's new teacher.
That was more of a shopping trip than anything else.
Damn, she has a violent personality!
It's horrible what the government is doing to people.
Mine's sniping was impressive.
Her life story was as tragic as expected.
Tatsumi is fitting right in ^^


DRAMAtical Murder



Episode 3

Aoba got an interesting customer.
Oh he wished that guy was just a customer.
He was his opponent in Rhyme.
Aoba's amnesia is a bit annoying.
Hope he remembers everything soon.
He seems to have collected an interesting bunch of people.
Clear is totally the weirdest one.
Noiz can be so unpredictable he he..
Aoba's grandma is a fun lady but she has a secret..


Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun



Episode 3

Kashima, a trap?
Looks like a guy, but it's a girl. Dangerous.
So we get another interesting & fun character.
From duo to a manga trio ^^
Sakura sure is in guy heaven.
Kashima just might be a baka.
Guess she can't excel at everything.
So now it's from trio to quartet.
Another totally fun episode ^^


Ao Haru Ride



Episode 3

Those flashbacks to before are always so sweet.
So she got Kou's approval for the friends thing.
Her dirty mind works in mysterious ways LOL
Kou's brother seems to be a fun guy ^^
Kou is still so sensitive to his situation.
Whatever happened must have hurt him deeply.
New school year started really well for Futaba.
What an amazing luck to have Kou & Makita in the same class.
That's even more time for them to spend together ^^
I bet that workshop is gonna be a blast!
Great episode.


Hunter x Hunter



Episode 139

Damn, Alluka is scary beyond belief.
That was one messed up investigation of his/hers powers.
At first glance she/he looks as a totally normal kid.
Killua's big bro sure is a negative kind of guy.
He might be right about the request, but he should have some faith.
Almost forgot about the Zodiac guys.
Guess they're still at it..
Pariston is really starting to annoy me.
It's cool that Alluka has a different set of rules for Killua.
Hanging out like normal siblings was kinda sweet ^^
OMG, that request was a shocker!!
Did not see that coming. Awesome!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Music Time! - This weeks' Asian pop charts

J-pop

1. Kanjani8: Omoidama
2. Infinite: Last Romeo ~Kimi ga Ireba Ii~


LastRomeokimigairebaii by Bored4Lyfe

3. AAA: Wake up!


4. miwa: Kimi ni Deaeta Kara


kiminideaetakara by Bored4Lyfe

5. v[NEU]: hitori janai


VN[HJ] by heart9

9. Tokyo Ska Paradise: Wake Up! feat. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION


13. Sanmyu: Junjyo Mermaid


14. My Dragon: Pokapokan


30. GOTCHAROCKA: Alarm


G[A] by heart9


K-pop

1. San E: A Midsummer Nights Sweetness
2. Maroon 5: Maps
3. Taeyang: Eyes, Nose, Lips
4. AOA: Short Hair
5. K.Will: Day 1


23. Mamamoo: Mr. Ambiguous



C-pop

Nothing new this week!

1. Lala Xu: Missing Person
2. Wilber Pan: Da Hu feat. Rainie Yang
3. Queen: Rhythm Of The...
4. Jess Lee: Cliff to the Heaven
5. Jam Hsiao: Anywhere,Somewhere,N...