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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright?

I picked up this game mostly because I’ve been playing a lot of Ace Attorney games recently plus I’ve been really curious about what Professor Layton games are all about, even though, I’ve never played any of those. Basically, I was killing two birds with one stone. This Nintendo game was developed by Level 5 and Capcom and the storyline behind it is really interesting. Its about two different people getting sucked into a fantasy world called Labyrinthia.

In this game, the two work together to solve the magical world’s mysteries and hidden secrets. This is where I kind of got confused because the title of the game obviously says Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, right? So, how come their working together on this instead of being bitter rivals? I have two ideas of why they chose this title. Its because during the entire game we switch out between the main characters stories during a certain parts of the game, so it kind of felt like they were competing to see which character the player liked playing the most. Also, at the end the two are finally duking it out in the last trial (sorry if I spoiled that for anyone) which is they named the game this way.

Personally, I liked playing as Phoenix Wright the most and I’ve learned through this game that I’m not much of a puzzle solver. Sure, I solved a couple of them with no help but most of them I had to use a lot of hint coins to solve them. Hint coins are just what their called; if you find a coin in the game then you can use it to help you solve a puzzle. The only problem with this is that when you activate the coins the hint is something that you already figured out which frustrated me to no end. I liked using them during trials though when I felt like I’ve done everything possible to figure out the contradiction. Also, I liked all the anime cut scenes that they put into it. Who doesn’t enjoy a good anime cut scene?

During this whole game, I though the cat named Eve was totally evil. The whole time I thought the cat was special and way too smart for its own good. In the end I was right and wrong and I’m not going to tell you how or why, your going to have to go play it for yourself to why I say so. If your a lover of puzzles or solving crazy trials, then you’ll love this game and its wacky characters. It’ll definitely challenge your brain a bit.

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Gakuen Alice

This cute little manga is called Gakuen Alice and was created by Higuchi Tachibana. In this story, people who are considered geniuses all over the world get sent to this elite school for the gifted. The students who are admitted are treated like national treasures by the government. The only catch is that they are forbidden from contacting anyone from the outside, nor can they ever leave.

One day, Mikan’s friend, Hotaru gets accepted into the school and she’s never seen again. Mikan who so desperately wanted to see her friend again runs away from home to the school where her friend was at. Now everyone says that its impossible to get into the school, but luck would have it that she runs into one of the teachers and takes a shine to her.

Also, that same day she meets Natsume. A cool looking boy who wears a black cat mask and has control over fire. When these two met, she saw him blow up a wall with his fire power in order to escape. Ever since, that day these two have been at each other’s throats because he so mean to her for no reason and she doesn’t understand why.

Mikan gets accepted into the school after they tell her that she also has a power or what they call an ‘Alice’ that has the power to nullify any other person’s power. Turns out that the school wasn’t made for geniuses like everyone thinks, its actually a school for people who have powers. The main focus of this school is to find them and help them hone their powers so they can use them to help society. Turns out that Mikan’s friend has a technology power, which she can use to make anything that she wants.

Later, we discover that Natsume is considered a problem child because he tries to escape the school constantly. As punishment he has to wear the black cat mask which cancels out the wearers powers. But, he so powerful that he can still use them with it on, so what I want to know is why they even bother putting the mask on him in the first place?

Natsume is considered the bad boy in this manga and he only has one friend and that’s Luca who has the power to bond and control animals. He looks as bad as Natsume until you put him around animals and then he turns into a whole different person.

Anyway, Mikan has it tough at this school and I wonder what she’ll do next. For some reason, I think Natsume and Mikan we’ll become friends later………way later in the story by what I can tell. This is a really cute manga and I recommend it to all that like these type of stories.

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Ao No Exorcist Crew

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

The Ancient Magus Bride

I usually don’t like talking about brand new mangas because they only have a couple of available, but for this one I’ll make an exception. The new manga called The Ancient Magus Bride a.k.a Mahou Tsukai No Yome was created by a brand new artist named Yamazaki Kore. I give my props to the creator of this manga, it totally sucked me into the story and before I knew it, I was at the end and am now patiently waiting for the next chapter to come out.

This manga is about a girl named Chise who suddenly ends up in an auction to be sold to a bunch of rich people. Her  suddenly being auctioned off in the beginning of the story isn’t what caught my eye it was the fact that not only was she being sold in a world where magical creatures and other beings exist, but she was bought by a very mysterious person. Now, because this is a romance manga I bet most of you are thinking she was sold to a beautiful, mysterious person or something like that, right?

If you are then, you are DEAD WRONG!

Apparently, she’s sold to a very powerful sorcerer that everyone hates for some strange reason and not only that his head is an animal skull. No, its not a mask or a disguise spell or anything like that. That’s his real face! Besides, the fact that he as a animal skull for a head, the fact that he tries to cover it up with a small veil is very funny to me. It’s not like it’s really hiding anything. The moment you see him using the veil you can already tell that his face is disfigured in some way, so why hide it when you live in a world where creatures just like him exist?

Now let’s go back to Chise. She’s a red headed 16 year old girl who is suddenly bought by this strange sorcerer, but she seems to be really cool with it. In fact, her only main concerns were what he wanted her to do for him. You would think she would try to run or at least resist a little, but that’s not the case with her. You’ll find out later, she had a pretty good reason to act the way she acting, but like always I won’t spoil it for you.

After, reading the first chapter I didn’t know if I should be happy, sad or scared for Chise. To make things really interesting in story, not only does she get bought from an auction by an animal headed sorcerer, it turns out that he bought her for two reasons. First, to make her his apprentice. Secondly, to make her his future wife.

That really caught me off guard especially the way he proposed the idea to her. This manga is quite awesome and actually reminded me of a another manga that I’ve read a long time ago, but that can wait for another time. People are always saying, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ or ‘Don’t let another person’s looks fool you’ in this story Chise is going to have to see if she can love a man where the person inside might be exactly the same as his cover.

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Hekikai no Aion

This manga centers around a nice boy named Tatsuya whose parents have recently died in a car crash. After, their death Tatsuya was left with billions of dollars and a lot of distant relatives coming out of the wood work trying to win his favor.

Tatsuya was a bit of a naïve and kind-hearted boy with not much of a backbone. In the beginning, when he was being bullied for lunch money all he did was smile and politely tell them to back off. He’s one of those guys that refuses to fight back for some reason. It’s a good thing that Nagisa, who is one of his best friends was there to help him get rid of all those bullies or he would be in trouble.

Besides, everyone wanting his money, he comes across a weird girl named Miyazaki. When I first started reading the manga I thought that Miyazaki was a mermaid, but after reading a couple of chapters I learned that wasn’t the case in this story. Personally, I’m not really sure what she is. She has a shadow snake named Aion that comes out of her shadow and attacks people and can not die.

It turns out that she’s the one going after mermaids because she wants to avenge a person’s death, but the only way can she draw the mermaids out if they are a lot of brain washing bugs around. The bugs are little beings that get into your head if your near the sea. Since, this town that they live in is right next door to the sea then lots of people are going to get infected. The bugs have the ability to provoke the evil that lives deep in your heart and make it a hundred times worse.

Miyazaki uses Aion to get rid of these bugs. Also, Tatsuya doesn’t know it yet but he’s become interested in her and won’t leave her alone. Which then leads to her living with him. I love triangles and I think that Nagasi and Miyazaki are going to be fighting over Tatsuya each other a lot in this manga.

I can already see the funny moments in this story and Miyazaki is really playing the mystery card. This manga is really good and I can’t wait to find out more about Miyazaki’s past and to see if they get together or not.

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Akame Ga Kill Has Arrived!

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(Left to Right: Mine, Akame, Bulat, Tatsumi, Leone, Lubbock and Sheele)

If you’ve haven’t heard about it yet then your going to hear about it now. The awesome and popular manga Akame Ga Kiru is being turned into an anime. Congrats Akame Ga Kiru!

But, I wasn’t that too surprised to hear this. The manga is so freaking awesome and addictive to read that I was surprised that it didn’t already have one out. Now for all of you guys who don’t have a clue what this new show is about it’s about a boy named Tatsumi who travels to the capital with his three best friends in order to gain some rep and money to save their village. Things don’t go exactly as planned and Tatsumi ends up joining up with Nigh Raid. A group of deadly assassins that kill the evil and corrupted that live inside the capital.

For now their are only a couple episodes out, since its new. From what I watched so far I feel like its going way faster than in the manga, but the art is beautiful though. Also, I’m feeling that much intensity like I was when reading the manga, but that could be due to already knowing what’s going to happen. Even though, I’ve already read ahead I look forward to the next episode of Akame Ga Kill.

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Ouji to Majou to Himegimi

This manga is about a girl, who I thought was a boy when I first saw her, named Subaru. She used to go to school at a all girls school until she found out that her dad was back in town and wanted to move closer to him. So, now she’s moving to a co-ed school and now lives next door to her old childhood friend, Megumi.

Megumi seems to be a little off sometimes because you don’t what he’s thinking. Sometimes, he would say and do things randomly like where pink or suggest seafood as good bedroom decoration. But, then later he would at serious and cool like he’s always been that way. I find him to be really funny.

Anyway, when she goes to this school she gains the attention of the three most popular guys at school, that also happen to be Megumi’s best friends. They tell her that she was a handsome womanizing prince in a past life that let the princesses that were after his heart start a war over him. This making a local witch get mad at him and curse him to be reborn as a woman over and over. The only way to break the curse is to fall in love with her true love.

Also, the curse also effected the princesses, as well. But, they got turned into boys and they remember all of their past lives except Subaru. She only remembers one fragment of her past life, but hasn’t really connected the dots yet.

So, now all three of the guys are competing for her love, so they can get finally break the curse. The three princes are Reiji, Ibusaki and Mashiro. Reji is the reincarnation of Cinderella and I would have to say that he is my favorite out of the three. This loves to bully people especially, Subaru and everyone but her doesn’t mind it one bit. If you really think about it, his personality makes a lot of sense. He’s the reincarnation of Cinderella who was mistreated by her step-mother and step-sisters for a long time. So, I guess when she got reincarnated she decided it was time for a little payback.

Ibusaki is the reincarnation of Thumbelina. He’s super cute and happy go lucky or he likes playing that off really well. If theirs one thing you don’t want to do its pissing him of because suddenly he’ll go from innocent bystander to kick ass martial artist. He displayed some of that in the beginning of the story when they saw some guys dump water on top of Subaru’s head. For some reason, this character kind of reminds me of Honey in Ouran Host Club.

Last but not least, their is Mashiro who is the reincarnation of Sleeping Beauty. We all know who Sleeping Beauty is, she’s the princess who was loved by animals and got poisoned by eating an apple which caused her to go into an eternal sleep. His personality didn’t surprise me at the least, but his love for apples did. You would think that after what happened last time in his past life that he would stay from apples, but he’ll eat anything apple flavored. This guy is an air head and always looks like he’s about to fall asleep, but miraculously he pays a lot of attention to what he’s doing and animals love to be around him.

If you asked me who I think will win her heart, I think it would be Megumi. That’s because he’s her childhood friend, looks out for her and I think that eventually he’s going to become a little jealous after seeing these three around her for so long. This manga right now is incomplete and I can’t wait to see who Subaru will end up choosing.

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Young Justice

I loved the idea about a show where the sidekicks would be running the show. So, when Cartoon Network finally aired Young Justice I had to watch it. When I first watched it one of my favorite characters was Robin and not just because I knew and everybody else knew who he was. I loved his little devious personality where he likes to cause mischief and mess around with his enemies before taking them down. Next, is Aqualad who is used to live in Atlantis before deciding to want to live on the surface world. He is the leader of the team and likes to use water magic. Aqualad is a very serious type of guy who doesn’t let his feelings on anything get in the way of how to judge a situation.

Megan or better known as Ms. Martian is obviously a martian who traveled to Earth to become part of the Young Justice team. My first impression of her is that she is really perky and sometimes can be totally clumsy when she isn’t thinking. My thoughts were confirmed when I saw in the show that, whenever, she would start ranting about something she would make a mess of things or when they all started to go to school, she became part of the cheerleading squad. All in all, Megan is just really, really girly.

Now that I’ve talked a little about Megan, we know go to Conner another character that I grow fond of. In the very first episode and mission, they discover a younger clone of Superman who later became known has Superboy. Conner has a lot of anger issues and for obvious reasons. He was a clone, everyone thought that Conner was Superman’s son, Superman didn’t want anything to do with him and the list of problems goes on and on. Most of his angry outbursts that you’ll see while watching were either directed at the team or to Megan. Now at first Megan became public enemy number one for Conner when she started using her mind powers to communicate with everyone in the beginning. If you’ve already watched to show then you know why this was a serious problem. But, later in the show Megan and Conner become attached to each other, which I wasn’t surprised at, at all.

Our last two team members of Young Justice would have to be Kid Flash and Artemis. Kid Flash or also known as Wally is the Flash’s sidekick and is a total jokester. He’ll say and do things that will really make you laugh, but totally piss off his teammates. You’ll find that he’s quite the flirt no matter how unsuccessful his flirting attempts are with the ladies. Now Artemis was a bit tricky. The moment you see her, you know that she’s hiding something plus she didn’t quite join the team under good terms. When Young Justice was formed, Speedy who later changed his name to Red Arrow; decided to go solo because he thought that this new team was a joke and a waste of time and left to do hero work that he thought was worth his time. The team was a bit sore when he left and it didn’t help matters when they brought Artemis in who was also an archer. They kind of felt like that she was his replacement.

You’ll definitely get sucked into the show. Everyone is hiding a secret, what kind of secret is only revealed after you watch the show. Its filled with action, mystery, comedy and drama. That you don’t want to miss. I am aware that their seem to be more than one season to Young Justice and I can’t wait to watch them and talk about them later.

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Rosario Vampire Season 1

 

(Characters: Kurono, Ruby, Moka, Mizore and Yukari)

Rosario Vampire is an anime that I think anyone can get into. It’s about a normal human boy named Tsukune who becomes so desperate to pass any schools’ entrance exams that he ends up taking and passing the exam to attend Yokai Academy. Little did he know that he was now going to attend a school for monsters.

For obvious reasons your probably thinking,” Well, why doesn’t he just leave?” The creators of this anime thought about this, too. According to the story, humans can’t even get into the monster world which is where you have to go to even get to the school because its protected by a barrier. This makes you wonder how he is able to even get in there. They also say that if they ever catch a human in the their world then he is to be executed on the spot. Poor Tsukune.

If things weren’t bad enough for him the bus that brought him there only comes once a month. After, his initial freak out moment a silver lining appears and its name is Moka. She’s cute, perky and a vampire! The moment they met she sucked his blood and became hooked, now their the best of friends much to the guys of Yokai Academy’s dismay. She unknowingly became the one of the most beautiful and popular girls in the school and every guy in school becomes totally jealous of Tsukune. In turn gets him in a lot of fights of the school.

During his first with the ogre I thought he was going to die, but I wiped that thought from my mind because their was no way that they would kill the main character in the first episode. During the first episode, Moka’s bad ass personality is revealed. When the rosary that she always wears comes off, her hair turns silver and her entire personality changes into a kick butt vampire.

Later, in the story Tsukune not only builds a reputation among his fellow classmates but also builds himself a bit of a harem of beautiful and powerful girls. Later, we have Kurono, who is a succubus who originally planned to steal away Moka’s popularity, so she can turn all of the guys into her love slaves. But, she ends up falling in love with Tsukune and tries whatever she can to get him to fall for her. Then there is Yukari, who is a genius witch who loves to play tricks on people. The stalker want to be girlfriend,Mizore, is a ice monster that has also fallen for Tsukune and follows him everywhere. Later, in the season another witch named Ruby who I like to think is kind of like Yukari’s big sister in a way since their witches and all.

Last but not least, we have Gin, the Werewolf. He is the only other guy in the group and I think his monster form is totally awesome. Too bad, he’s such a pervert. He’ll do anything to look up a girl’s skirt and he also likes to take photos of girls undressing in the locker rooms. Everyone knows he does it, but he’s so fast and sneaky that he never gets caught.

This anime is filled with romance, monsters, mystery and plenty of monster fighting and I enjoyed every minute of it. I’m hoping that the second season is just as good as the first one.

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Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox

This animation movie is about a young girl named Yobi. Well, no one knows how old she really is because she’s actually a fox that possesses magical powers. What she likes doing the most is turning herself into a ten year old girl.

For some reason, an alien race of furry aliens crash land on Earth and have been trying since then to go back to their planet. They are so weird and one of them likes repeating what the other one says. Then, one day one of them that’s considered a ‘troublemaker’ within the group gets yelled at forcing him to leave, which then leads to him getting himself captured by the kids at a nearby school. The school seems to be a school for the oddballs or outcasts of society. It did hint that some of these kids have some issues that need to be resolved.

The rest of the aliens feeling bad for him want to try to rescue him, so they ask Yobi to infiltrate the school and get their friend back. That is where the story begins. This movie absolutely cute and heart warming. You know that Yobi wants to be human, but she’s kind hearted enough to not take extreme or evil measures to get it. Unlike Mr.Shadow, who I had thought was a good guy at first when I saw him helping her get away from the hunter several times.

My favorite characters would have to be Yobi, Jung Jong-ee and Geum-ee. Jong-ee was this cute little girl who didn’t speak and for some strange reason, she always had to be hugging something. First, it was her oversized teddy bear and then she turned her attention to the alien. Geum-ee was this nice guy who wanted to be a comedian and liked spending time with Yobi. I liked watching the puppy love develop between the two, even though, Yobi had no clue that she was in love in the first place.

This movie is filled with adventure, mystery, magic and a glimpse of the supernatural world. I loved this movie and I can’t wait to see more. I really think that watching Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox is a total must see!

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