Today I’ll be talking about a new comic that I discovered recently called, “Midnight Poppy Land” by Lilydusk. Everything looked interesting to me at a single glance so I decided to check it out and I’m super glad that I did! I’m currently waiting for more episodes to be born.
But, let’s get into the nitty gritty of what this story is even about. So, its about a girl named, Poppy, who is a book editor and is on a assignment to go to the big city to do a important presentation for a client of the company. On the way, she encounters something potentially dangerous and ever since that day she’s caught the eye of a man named, Tora. Tora is a large and dangerous man that is a renowned bodyguard to a very powerful mafia family.
This would be a dangerous love story where opposites attract, but the only problem is only one side so far in this story is attracted to the opposite. While the other person in question of this relationship is completely oblivious to the other’s subtle hints that their throwing.
If theirs one thing that I don’t like about this comic then it would have to be the summary. I feel like the summary gave too much away for the story so now it kind of becomes predictable about what is going to happen when Quincey who is the son of the mafia boss meets Poppy. But I could be wrong because even with the summary there were still a lot of things in the story itself that was incredibly interesting and kept me wanting to hurry up to the next page.
Personally, if I had to choose between Tora and Quincey, I would choose Tora. He’s a total tall, dark and handsome type while Quincey seems to be his opposite.
Also, I would like to add that if you don’t like or can’t handle violence on any level then you probably shouldn’t read this one because their is a lot of that in this one. But, I still enjoyed and will be enjoying the future chapters Lilydusk creates for this comic.
The anime called, “Karneval”, is exactly what it intended it to be while I was reading it, A big freaking carnival.
The story starts out with a thief named Gareki whose intention was to break into a rich lady’s house and steal all her priceless possessions. You the usual thing that thieves do. But, what he didn’t expect to find was a clueless white-haired and red-eyed boy named Nai and the rich lady he was stealing from to be a crazy, psychotic monster.
I wasn’t just calling her a monster to say that she was a bitch…..well she was that too, but that’s not the point. She was actually a REAL monster in disguise who tried to kill the both of them. Anyway, after that Gareki and Nai were practically inseperable after they made a deal with each other.
Nai was a clueless boy who knows nothing about the world or himself. All he knows was that a guy named Karuko was taking care of him when one day he mysteriously vanished and never returned. The only thing he left behind was a Circus ID bracelet which Gareki now wants. But, Nai says if he helps find Karuko then he can have it which leads to them traveling together.
I loved watching these together because Nai’s naïve and clueless nature drove Gareki up the wall. Gareki can get easily annoyed and his annoyance level hits the rooftops when they meet Circus. Circus is an elite organization that goes after highly wanted criminals with special abilities like the rich monster lady in the beginning. Everything about Circus reminded me of an Alice and Wonderland themed Circus. Their organization also performs for the people to let them know that their mission was an success.
Speaking of people, my favorite person in Circus would have to be Yogi. His happy and go lucky attitude gets on Garkei’s nerves so much he practically goes crazy with anger everytime that Yogi is around. Also, Yogi apparently has a whole other personality that is only awakened when he’s near death. They call him ‘Silver Yogi’ when he’s like this. The regular Yogi is a grown playful child and Silver Yogi is like a child that has some serious trust issues. But, their both awesome in their own ways.
Theirs so much mystery and action spinning around this anime that I can’t get enough of it. Its like every time a question is answered another one arises right after. I would definitely recommend this and yes it is also a manga and an anime so you could enjoy both if you want. I hope you enjoy this action packed fantasy world as much as I did.
Last time, I didn’t get to talk a lot about the characters in the anime Ao No Exorcist, except for the twins and the father. So, I’ll talk about them now. I start with the sweetest and gentlest character, Shiemi.
Shiemi is the daughter of a herb shop owner and this is where Yukio and probably other exorcists come for supplies. Shiemi decides to attend True Cross Academy after an incident with a demon that lived in her garden that almost killed her. This girl is extremely shy and doesn’t have any friends because she used to spend all of her time tending to her garden and because of this some people like to take advantage of her kind nature.
I thought that it was good that Yukio and Rin because she would have been in some serious trouble. Speaking of the twins, I can’t really tell if she’s in love with Yukio or Rin or both of them but we’ll see as time goes on.
Next is Ryuji who is also a student at True Cross Academy. Now his personality kind of shocked me because when you first look at him, he looks like another thug uses intimidation to get what he wants. Actually, not only is he rich but amazingly smart which flip most people out especially Rin. Those two become rivals and end up hating each other’s guts, but I think they’ll end becoming the best of friends in the end.
Izumo is another student at the Academy. You can already tell that this girl has some issues to work out. First of all, this is a know it all and other than Noriko Paku, she has no other friends. Izumo is a really prideful person and loves to be the center of attention when she can get it. Apparently, she has a talent for taming other demons because apparently its a really rare trait to have. So, when Sheimi turns out to have the same talent as Izumo and has a more likeable personality than her, she makes it her mission to make Shiemi miserable.
Like I said before about people taking advantage of her kind nature, Izumo uses this to make Shiemi do whatever she wants and says that she’s supposed to if they want to be friends. Since, Shiemi has no experience in the friendship department, she blindly believes this. I felt so sorry for her during that time and I also wanted to know what was Izumo’s problem.
Nemu would have to be the laziest and weirdest student in the whole class. He never does anything and most of the time, he’s either playing video games or is talking to his hand puppet. You never know what this guy is thinking and I hope he does something awesome before the season ends.
Shura ends up becoming another wild twist in this awesome anime. First of all, in the beginning all he did was playing video games and ignore everybody. He wouldn’t talk to nobody. Secondly, it at turns out that not only can Shura kick ass, but is actually a she! And a hot she, at that! Shura was an inspector ordered to watch Rin to see if he was a threat or not to their cause. Later, she becomes one of the new teachers to teach the class. I really like her, she’s got a lot of spunk and likes giving off that tough girl attitude. For some reason, she likes wearing a bra and shorts all the time, no matter the weather and has a sword magically come out of her chest.
The person last person I think I’m going to talk today is Director Mephisto Pheles. This guy is a total mystery. This guy was one of my favorite characters, he was so funny and he kind of reminds me of a clown or a magician by how he dresses. The moment I saw him I knew he was a demon. The fangs, ears and the way he can transform himself kind of gave it away. Their are a lot of questions surrounding him like why is he helping the humans? What’s in it for him? Are Mephisto and Rin related somehow? If you want any of these questions to be revealed your going to have to watch the show.
Ao no Exorcist a.k.a Blue Exorcist is about named Rin Okumura, who is a total hot-headed and ends up getting into fights a lot. Not only that, but he has a twin brother named Yukio and these two brothers don’t act alike, sound alike or even look-alike. What’s even more hilarious about this is that Rin is the older brother out of the pair, but no one believes them. Yukio is the more mature and responsible twin with a job and goes a really famous school called True Cross Academy. On the other hand, Rin is the reckless twin who has no job goes to public high school.
Now, your probably thinking that Rin is just a no good person with no heart but that isn’t the case. It turns out that when he gets into a fights, there is a good reason behind it. For example, he caught some guys shooting pigeons down with to a crossbow and wanted them to stop. So, I would say that Rin is a more misunderstood type of guy.
Anyway, one day Rin gets attacked by a demon which chases him all the back to the church and that’s when his father ,Shiro, who is the head priest of the church tells him that he is the son of Satan and that he’s a half-demon. Shiro then gives him a sword that especially made for him, but he says he should never unsheathe it because then his demonic nature would come out. Of course, we all know that he’s going to do it anyway and help fight the demon off. After, that Satan possesses Shiro which ends up killing him.
After that Director Mesphisto Pheles comes in who is an old friend of Shiro. He tells Rin that he should come to True Cross Academy, so he can live and learn how to become an exorcist, so he can defeat Satan and avenge his father’s death.
This is a really good anime and its also a manga, too. It’s really funny and there are a lot of twists and turns everywhere in this. This anime really keeps you on your toes and I would recommend this to anyone who loves anime. Sorry, I couldn’t get too far into talking about the characters in this one. But, I’ll talk about them a little more next time.