Wednesday, April 23, 2014

KDrama - City Hunter


Now this one has a really interesting story. It will certainly keep you glued to the screen until the very last episode. The story has a nice amount of action, drama, love and justice. All of it is intertwined with the main story of this drama.
The hero definitely had a long journey ahead of him to discover the truth in all the lies he has been fed through the years. It was interesting and exciting watching the character develop from an innocent young boy to a serious and dedicated man with a mission.
All the obstacles along the way could not stop nor hinder his goal. It was a bit devastating watching him find out the real truth that was hidden in the shadows of politics and lies. Despite all, he managed to keep a cool head and proceed with his plans which were adjusted to new situations that followed.
When it come to action, this drama has quite a lot of it in all kinds of expected and unexpected situations. One of the things that kept the viewers on edge were romance parts with were quite unusual and borderline cruel in some situations. It was as if he was having trouble dividing his life between his goals and his love for a certain girl.
After all the complications, unexpected occurrences and other twists of the story came the final episode with a boss fight (as in video games). The situation was so explosive that there was not idea what to expect.
Finally, the truth was out and there was no way of putting the genie back in the bottle. City Hunter is a great series where you can expect the unexpected and enjoy watching because it will keep you guessing until the very end.


City Hunter is a 2011 South Korean television drama series starring Lee Min-ho, Park Min-young, Lee Joon-hyuk, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Sang-ho, Hwang Sun-hee, Goo Ha-ra, Chun Ho-jin and Lee Kwang-soo. It premiered on May 25, 2011 on SBS and finished broadcasting on July 28, 2011. It is based on the Japanese manga series City Hunter written and illustrated by Tsukasa Hojo.


Drama: City Hunter
Revised romanization: Siti Hyunteo
Director: Jin Hyeok
Writer: Tsukasa Hojo (manga), Hwang Eun-Kyung, Choi Soo-Jin
Network: SBS
Episodes: 20
Release Date: May 25, 2011 - July 28, 2011
Runtime: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Yowamushi Pedal, M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane, Black Bullet, Hunter x Hunter

Gokukoku no Brynhildr



Episode 3

Kuroneko mysterious injuries were no joke.
She definitely overdid it this time.
Those pills, their lives... tragic to say the least.
One disaster after another.
Those girls just can't catch a break this time.
Hitting the factory was a high risk job, but also a matter of life and death.
Kuroneko's noble gesture was a stupid one.
Instead of helping, she just made things more dangerous.
Well, at least Murakami now knows she is for sure his childhood friend.
Did not see that dramatic twist coming.
It's gonna be hard to wait for next episode.


Yowamushi Pedal



Episode 28

Onoda has quite a long way to go.
At the rate he's riding, anything is possible!
His heart, body and soul are in complete sync.
He was zooming around without a problem.
Until another serious obstacle was thrown in his way!
Damn, but nothing can stop that kid ^^
Onoda was impressive beyond belief this time!!
Awesome episode!


M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane



Episode 1

Such darkness...
Halfway through and still don't know what to think.
It's obvious the kids are gonna have to save something.
Somehow the darkness is really scary & the light (normal world) is so-so.
The plot seems to be just warming up.
Anyway, I think I'm gonna skip this.
Just didn't peak my interest..


Black Bullet



Episode 3

New info about the Cursed children was interesting.
It was also rather sad..
Enju was going through a tough time.
It seemed unfair how her previous friends treated her.
She totally used the next fight to release her anger and frustration.
That masked guy crashed the party again.
He and his "daughter" sure can pick a moment to mess things up.
Kayo isn't as lucky to have a great partner like Rentaro.
The plot is slowly moving forward.


Hunter x Hunter



Episode 126

Netero vs the King continuation.
Watching that fight was enjoyable.
Looks like it's gonna take much more to put a dent in the King.
It was like watching someone play on pinball machine.
Netero managed to impress the King, but at a steep price.
Damn, this fight was brutal.
It's nice an entire episode was that fight.
I was getting sick and tired of all the scene hopping.
In the end Netero half failed, but didn't quit.
Wonder if that Hail Mary worked..

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 Koukou no Rettousei, One Piece, Haikyuu!!

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.


Haikyuu!!



Episode 3

Hinata really needed someone to teach him.
Guess he missed out on a lot in middle school.
Since he never had a proper team to play in..
Kageyama is just too cruel towards him most of the time.
Well, at least he seems to care enough to make an effort.
New characters look interesting, but slightly annoying too.
Especially that glasses guy. He's too sure of himself.
Looks like Kageyama's past nickname has an interesting story behind it.
There must be a damn good reason of him snapping every time someone calls him "king".
We'll probably see that explained later on.
Hinata-Kageyama relationship sure is improving ^^

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