Saturday, April 19, 2014

Music Time! - This weeks' Asian pop charts

J-pop

1. Nogizaka46: Kizuitara Kataomoi


STFKZGN - IMOTKRTIZK by UnlistedVid

2. B.A.P: No Mercy(Japanese Ver.)


3. Yuma Nakayama: High Five
4. Ken Hirai: Grotesque Feat. Namie Amuro


grotesquefeatnamieamuro by Bored4Lyfe

5. F.T. Island: Mitaiken Future(Future)


11. Doll☆Elements: Kimi no Tonari de Odoritai br />

13. lyrical school: brand new day


16. HAN-KUN: With me



K-pop

1. Park Hyo Shin: Wild Flower
2. A Pink: Mr. Chu(On Stage)


3. Lee Sun Hee: Meet Him Among Them
4. Baechigi: Dduraeyo
5. Bro: That Kind Of Guy
8. Mad Clown: Without You (Feat. Hyorin)


10. Crayon Pop: UH-EE!(Hey)


15. NS Yoonji: Yasisi


20. Crush: Sometimes



C-pop

1. Jess Lee: Cliff to the Heaven
2. Queen: Rhythm Of The...
3. Rachel Liang: Fen Shou Hou Bu Yao Zhuo Peng You
4. Hebe: Ni Jiu Bu Yao Xi...
5. Weibird Wei: Zai Ni Shen Bian

Friday, April 18, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Jojo Sturdust Crusaders, Akuma no Riddle, Fairy Tail, Mekakucity Actors, Kamigami no Asobi, Mahouka, One Piece Koukou no Rettousei

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders


Episode 3

Kakyoin gets to join Jotaro's side.
Now that he got saved, it's pretty much a done deal.
Jotaro's mom is a total airhead *facepalm*
Who knew she'd get to have a Stand too.
Did not expect that.
Holly and her dad sure have a weird relationship.
At least now they're motivated to find Dio quickly.


Akuma no Riddle


Episode 3

Haru just got painted a bullseye on her back.
Those girls have deadly skills.
Without Azuma, she doesn't stand a change.
On the other hand I felt sorry for Haru.
I seriously doubt she deserved to be the victim here.
Those hints about her past are very intriguing.
It's hard to tell if she was the victim then as well.
Or is she just hiding/repressing her true self... who knows.
Hope she's a more complex character then the one she is now.
Takechi took the first turn at Haru.
It was awesome watching Azuma fight her.
Can't wait to see more!


Fairy Tail



Episode 3

Fairy Tail in the lead, but Sabertooth is breathing down their necks.
It too close for comfort.
But with their motivation I don't doubt Fairy Tail at all.
Fairy Tail's strategy was weird to say the least.
That goes both for final battle and the rescue operation!
Number One was awesome this time.
Her tactics were amazing and spot on too!
The rescue part went sideways though.
Well, not everything can go their way.
Great episode!


Mekakucity Actors


Episode 2

Kisaragi is a hopeless airhead.
She was mixing manga with real life too much.
This is a weird episode.
The ending was slightly fun though.
Well, at least now I can say for sure, I'm dropping this.


Kamigami no Asobi



Episode 3

Gods taking classes.
Now that was truly LOL
Guess they still don't understand the importance of their lesson!
Sudden summer vacation might give them a chance to bond.
Apollon is the only one taking this seriously.
I can't figure out Hades with his weirdness.
The beach part was nice (but short) fan service ^^
It's a shame Zeus was so mean...
Keeping those guy together sure takes an effort.
Still, it was fun watching them all enjoy themselves.


Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei


Episode 3

After giving it a few episodes I decided to drop this.
I had some expectations from this.
Things turned out differently.
His sister is pushy with her advances at times.
He seems to be made of stone.
The rest of the plot isn't appealing enough to keep watching.
But hey, that's just me..
You guys, enjoy ^^


One Piece


Episode 641

Interesting how Sanji managed to get Violet to help him.
Violet sure has some very cool powers.
At least now Sanji knows vital info.
Still, it's hard to believe this is all just a giant trap.
Doubt Violet would lie about that at this point.
It's even Luffy's time to shine in the Arena.
It could be very troublesome...
The weird island part is looking more and more like Gulliver's Travels.
It is pretty interesting though.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Asian Movies - A Company Man



Wow! That's the right word to describe the beginning of this movie. You may recognize the main actor from the popular Korean TV series Ghost. I was somewhat surprised to see him in this movie, but I must admit the role suit him. Beside him, you will also get to see the medical examiner and detective from the popular series Vampire Prosecutor. Lots of known Korean actors are in this movie.
It was nice how the incorporated an unexpected love story in such a brutal movie. There is lots of somewhat morbid action. The movie switches from the illusion of a normal company to hit man jobs to budding love story. Things get seriously complicated when the main character decided not to kill and target and falls in love with the targets mother. After that pretty much everyone wants him and them dead, even those he thought would help him. 
This is not the happiest and brightest movie out there, but it is good. If you enjoy some action mixed with love and compassion give this movie a chance.


Hyeong-do (So Ji-sub) wears a suit and tie like any other rank-and-file white collar worker... except his profession is murder. Seemingly a section chief in the sales division of a metal fabrication company that is actually a front for an organization of hit men, Hyeong-do is regarded as one of the best contract killers in the business. One day, he meets a married woman named Su-yeon (Lee Mi-yeon) and instantly falls in love. Feeling guilty about his bloody past, Hyeong-do tries to quit the "manufacturer", to the surprise of his colleagues and his enemies. Seen as the ultimate betrayal, he is immediately hunted down by his former employers.


Director: Im Sang-yoon
Producer: Jung Yong-wook
Writer: Im Sang-yoon
Release Date: 12 October 2012
Running Time: 96 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Wild Adapter, Break Blade, Black Bullet, Hunter x Hunter, Naruto Shippuuden, Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, Blade and Soul, Escha & Logy no Atelier

Wild Adater


OVA 1

Read the manga.
Was waiting to see this!
So far it's sticking to the plot.
Pretty much exactly sticking to it.
That doesn't make things very interesting for me.
Guess I totally spoiled it for myself with reading the manga.
Second half was a bit more exciting.
There's one more OVA of Wild Adapter left.
Hope it gets released soon.


Break Blade


Episode 1

Seen all six movies.
Really enjoyed them too.
Hope the anime will be at least equally good.
It was nice to see Rygart, Sigyn, Hodr, Zess and Cleo again ^^
A reject who turns out to be the savior, ironic right?
Guess that's the whole point.

Episode 2

Showing off with new mecha was a success.
Well, as much as it could've been for his first time.
Friends on different sides of the war.
Repairing that friendship is not gonna be easy...
Cleo is the most fun character, while Zess is the most serious one.
That guy needs to relax a bit.
New mecha is gonna come in handy.
Rygart just needs to learn how to use it right.


Black Bullet



Episode 2

Pretty intense episode.
First part was really interesting.
It's nice they have a mission now ^^
Not just running around aimlessly.
I like this anime more and more!
Things got a nice twist with Enju as well.


Hunter x Hunter



Episode 125

Gon is scary awesome in his ultra serious mode.
He read the situation perfectly.
Pitou was visibly concerned.
She quickly realized what needs to be done.
The dramatic action towards the episode end was awesome!
Still, he's gonna need bigger "guns" to deal with the King.
His next attack just got the king pissed off..
Can't wait to see that fight continue!


Naruto Shippuuden



Episode 359

Teen Itachi.
He certainly looked older to me.
Still, it's good to finally see how things worked in Uchiha clan.
His double (or is it triple agent) role was not an easy one.
After seeing this little of his life, I kinda feel sorry for him.
It explains a lot of his behavior later on.
Itachi sure cut all ties with his family (except the one he really cared about).
Sasuke was the lucky one, but still ended up following his brothers footsteps.
In the end, it felt like Sasuke's fate was Itachi's punishment.
Somewhere along the way things got seriously twisted.


Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin



Episode 2

Yama seems to be getting along better with Nanana now.
More girls (and other stuff) appeared this time.
Hope it doesn't turn into a harem...
I'm only watching this because of the treasure quest part.
Maids on that island are truly scary creatures.
Plot seems to be moving forward with adventure part.
It would be nice if they did a lot of adventuring around the island.
Looks like that part is just getting started in great way!


Blade and Soul



Episode 3

That bounty made things a bit more challenging.
Lots of competition...
I really like Alka as a character, but the story isn't that good.
She's walking around aimlessly and everyone is taking advantage of her.
The main story isn't very clear.
I feel like they wasted her character in this anime.
Doubt even fan service can save it.
Dropping it.


Escha & Logy no Atelier



Episode 2

Introducing other new characters.
So far mostly girls..
I don't mind as much since this is a clean fantasy anime.
It's nice to watch something like that after a long time.
Their little adventures might not be glamorous, but they are interesting.
Somehow I get the feeling the emphasis is more on characters & alchemy.
Escha might not be the bravest girl, but I like her pure heart & curiosity.
Logy seems more cautious and kinda reserved.
Guess he'll relax a bit over time ^^
Nice episode!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Music Time! - This weeks' Asian pop charts

J-pop

1. NMB48: Takane no Ringo


GNRNNKT - ETFBMN by UnlistedVid

2. J Soul Brothers: S.A.K.U.R.A.


3. SKE48: Mirai to wa?
4. BULLET TRAIN: ikki!!!!! i!!


5. THE Possible: Yuuki Super Ball!


genkisuperball by Bored4Lyfe

6. Boyfriend: My Avatar


7. PASSPO☆: Perfect Sky


perfectsky by Bored4Lyfe

11. Kuroyume: Reverb


reverb by Bored4Lyfe

17. Maiko Fujita: Namida ga Tomaranai no wa


namidagatomaranainowa by Bored4Lyfe


K-pop

1. Bro: That Kind Of Guy
2. Baechigi: Dduraeyo Feat. Of 3B


3. Lim Chang Jung: Ordinary Song
4. Park Hyo Shin: Wild Flower


5. Lee Sun Hee: Meet Him Among Them


25. Jo Sung Mo: Yunaya


27. MBLAQ: Be A Man



C-pop

1. Jess Lee: Cliff to the Heaven
2. Queen: Rhythm Of The...
3. Rachel Liang: Fen Shou Hou Bu Yao Zhuo Peng You
4. Stefanie Sun: Kepler
5. Weibird Wei: Zai Ni Shen Bian
25. Weibird Wei: Mian Ju

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Dragon Ball Kai, Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky, Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, One Piece, Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi, Haikyuu!!, Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Yowamushi Pedal

Dragon Ball Kai



Episode 1

OMG! The animation style is the same lol
The city was really called Satan City, wow!
I forgot how simple and fun this anime was.
Gohan was impressive, but that's to be expected ^^
He needs to work up on his lying though.
I might pick this up just to reminisce :P


Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky


Episode 2

Think I've seen most of this episode on fast forward.
Characters are really pleasant to the eye.
But the story is killling me.
Somehow it's too slow and somewhat boring.
It's missing something that would peek my interest.
Dropping it.


Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii



Episode 2

Seeing the king was a kid was kinda disappointing.
At least Nike knows how to make things fun ^^
Looks like she's gonna have her hands full with him.
She certainly is having an impact of the king.
It's a good anime, but I think I'm gonna skip it anyway.
I'm just not feeling it.


One Piece



Episode 640

Little island adventure just got way more interesting.
Those Marines are like a plague.
They keep popping out in the weirdest places.
Zoro finally caught his little thief.
Guess they're people from that weird island.
They're kinda cute too ^^ but crazy strong!
At least he got some vital info.
Violet sure did a number on Sanji.
His love totally blinded him.
He got played like a total fool.


Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi



Episode 1

This is a nice breath of fresh air.
A relaxing story that keeps you interested.
Logy is nice to look at, so that's a plus as well.
With all the girls around, you'd expect this to be harem, but it's not.
Surprisingly, it's a regular fantasy anime ^^
It was fun to see different races in it too.
Escha is sweet as well.
Nothing big was happening, yet the simplicity of things kept me interested.
This reminds me of some Japanese RPG games for Wii that I used to play.
Think I'm gonna watch this anime.


Haikyuu!!



Episode 2

 Kageyama & Shoyo.
Sparks were flying like crazy!
I can't even imagine those two on a same team.
The whole wig thing made me ROFL
Glad to see this anime has comedy parts too.
Think the team captain made a good choice.
That was motivation enough to get those two to tolerate each other.
Great episode!


Gokukoku no Brynhildr



Episode 2

OP is seriously awesome!
Didn't notice until now since I skipped it last time.
Some more flashbacks to childhood this time as well.
It's a good way to get to know them better.
This anime keeps the mystery at just the right level.


Yowamushi Pedal



Episode 27

This anime has taught me a lot about cycling.
Made me like it even more!
Never knew how things worked in that sport until now.
Naruko sure spoke up about Onoda.
He really is a great friend, but the race is cruel.
Climbers are stepping into the spotlight this time.
Flashbacks to Makishima & Toudou's past races were good.
New info about characters is always welcome.
Things are not looking good for Onoda.
He's got a lot of catching up to do...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, Ping Pong, Blade and Soul, Knights of Sidonia, Jojo Stardust Crusaders, Akuma no Riddle, Fairy Tail 2, Kamigami no Asobi, Mekakucity Actors

Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin



Episode 1

This could have some potential.
The story is certainly different and unusual.
Yama got himself an interesting, unwanted roommate.
This anime is starting to grow on me.
It certainly got me interested.
I will be watching this.
Hope it gets even more interesting with every new episode!


Ping Pong


Episode 1

The animation was a shocker.
I seriously didn't expect something like this.
Guess it's a sports anime, but why did they do this to it.
Don't know what manga looks like, but I hope the drawings are better.
I just can't see past the animation.
Dropping it.


Blade and Soul



Episode 2

Our main character sure is a woman of few words.
That just means that support characters do a lot of talking.
This was an interesting episode even though not that much was going on.
Things got intense near the episode end for a short while though.
Still can't decide whether to keep watching it or drop it.
I'll give it at least one more episode.


Knights of Sidonia (Sidonia no Kishi)



Episode 1

Opening fight/simulation was more than impressive.
Have I found my perfect mecha anime?
Guess I jumped to conclusions..
The animation was different and kinda stuck out from the start.
I'm not really a fan of CGI animation.
Skipping it.


Jojo Stardust Crusaders


Episode 2

Jojo sure was popular with the girls.
Guess they all cling to bad boy type with pretty face ^^
Oh, how fast new enemies appear.
Dio did his explanation thing.
It was useful to hear all that.
Noriaki was an interesting opponent.
Jojo's stand is totally cool. I like him ^^
Great episode!


Akuma no Riddle



Episode 2

Parts of this episode reminded me of Danganronpa style.
It feels like they're still just mostly dropping hints.
Those girls are definitely into scheming.
It's more and more starting to look like yuri x Danganronpa.
Flashbacks were interesting.
It's always good to get new info about Azuma.
Haru looks like the only normal girl there.
Hmm... but looks can be deceiving... I wonder...
Things just got seriously interesting and dangerous.
Really good episode.


Fairy Tail 2



Episode 2

Grand magic games continue.
Damn, I almost forgot about that.
This new animation sometimes makes the character look flat.
Wonder why they decided to change animation style..
Time travel (Eclipse project) finally made its way into this anime.
After those parallel worlds I was hoping they would explore this option as well.
Natsu got into trouble again. His stubbornness was his downfall.
Fairy Tail just got seriously motivated.
Fast forward to the final day of Grand Magic Games was definitely rushed.
It's like they wanted to end it to start a new arc.
I'm not too happy about that fact.


Kamigami no Asobi



Episode 2

Apollon seems like a very friendly guy.
So far the only one who's nice and normal.
Yui is taking the whole situation rather well.
That Apollon sure knows how to impress a girl kyaa~
Zeus was really firm in making his stand.
He's not gonna quit this little game anytime soon.
That mascot doll, Melissa, was weird.
A female name, yet a man's voice, slightly disturbing.
So school days have officially begun.
Looks like things will be rather fun ^^


Mekakucity Actors



Episode 1

Crazy life of a NEET shut-in.
That computer program sure never shuts up.
Damn, that started to annoy me halfway through.
The hostage situation kinda made it better a bit.
Don't know what to think about this anime.
It's unusual and I'm not quite sure what I just saw.
The hostage situation got me mildly interested.
Gonna give it another episode before I decide.