This post contains some comparison of the film and the manga. Mainly a reaction on the movie. Hirunaka no Ryuusei, also known as Daytime Shooting Star, is a manga series written and illustrated by Yamamori Mika and published in Margaret from 2011 to 2014. March this year, the film adaptation directed by Shinjo Takehiko (Paradise … Continue reading 「 Hirunaka no Ryuusei 」Ups, Okays, Downs plus a Crushed Dream
In one of my previous posts, I listed most of the Japanese live action movies I've seen. (There are some more which I got to see after that post.) This year, there are a lot of them, too. Just in this list alone, there are already 17 titles and that's not even complete! The ever-growing … Continue reading Chatterbox || Reaction to the Growing List of Japanese Live Action Films
Some people stay away from live action adaptations of the series they follow because they love them. They fear or dislike the injustices that may be done in writing or in acting, or both. Some still watch them because of the same reason -- they love them. They still want to support the series in different … Continue reading In Flesh (Personal List of Live Action Film Adaptations)
As my roommate and I were watching Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, my roommate suddenly asked me a question, "When you were little, did you ever dream of becoming like them?" She was not referring to Kim Bok Joo and her fellow weightlifters. She asked that as the gymnastics club was shown, with the girls stretching … Continue reading Now Playing | Yakusoku no Basho e
Behold, one of the most gorgeous guys my eyes ever laid upon! Mackenyu. After the success of Chihayafuru, he decided that his screen name should be Arata Mackenyu, the 'Arata' coming from the name of the character he's portraying. Most of his fellow actors and actresses call him Macken, though. Son of the actor, producer, … Continue reading Behold! | Arata Mackenyu
Though there are hundreds of series to watch, I am the type to re-watch shows, especially those that I’ve loved since I was little. Somehow, they just easily lift me up. One of those shows is Daa! Daa! Daa! though I actually knew it first by its other title UFO Baby. Daa! Daa! Daa! (also known … Continue reading 「 Daa! Daa! Daa! 」 Boy Meets Girl + Alien Baby and more!
Things that can change us does not necessarily have to be something new. Gakuen Alice (a.k.a. Alice Academy) is written and illustrated by Tachibana Higuchi. The manga is published by Hakusensha and serialized in Hana to Yume. Aniplex and Group TAC produced the 26-episode anime adaptation of this on 2004. It is about Sakura Mikan who … Continue reading 「 Gakuen Alice 」Alice of Maelstrom