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Persona 5

WikipediaThe new game Persona 5 was developed by Atlus and is totally incredible. This game is about a group of outcasts that become famous Phantom Thieves that gain the power to steal and change the hearts of evil people. The game starts out really epic and weird only because the main character is trying to escape a casino while avoiding monsters and you have no freaking clue to what is going on.

Crazy, right?

I wasn’t too surprised since this is the fifth game in the Persona series so I was kind of used to the weirdness already. But, this is the first time that they’ve tried telling the whole story as a flashback. I felt bad for this guy in the beginning when you see how shitty his life becomes just because he wanted to do the right thing and now he’s being punished for it. What made it even worse was that for a hot minute nobody asked him for his side of the story!

Don’t worry guys things get better.

Youtube.comLater, I don’t know why but Igor (Prison Master/Velvet Room Master) chose him to have persona powers in order to “rehabilitate” him from ruin. How that works…..I don’t know but he just goes with it. Now, his new friends and himself are going into Metaverse which the other world is called and finding the most rotten of people in order to change their hearts and confess their crimes.

I think my guy is pretty calm and laid back for someone in his situation. He kind of just goes with the flow of things which is cool. Anyway, the game itself is pretty addicting and there is A LOT to do besides killing shadows and stealing hearts the whole time. While you’re not fighting in the Metaverse, you have to help him have and keep a decent social life in the real world; doing so will get you extra things in the other world.

After, a marathon of playing the game I realized two things that most of the shadows in the game looked really, really similar to the franchise game called, ‘Megami Tensei’, and that some parts of the soundtrack sounded really similar to another game called, “Catherine”. It wasn’t until later that my dumb self finally figured out that all three games were made by the same people.

PersonaCentral.comAnyway, this game has an awesome storyline, good comic-booky like graphics and is really easy to play. I think they’ve learned from Persona 4 when it came to difficulty settings because this time it goes from safe to expert. So, even if you’re a total beginner at gaming you’ll do just fine in this game. If you love a good storyline or RPG games, then you better get to this one fast!

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Yuri on Ice

Polygon.comGood morning everyone! This week I’ll be talking about a show called “Yuri on Ice” by Sayo Yamamoto and Mitsuro Kubo. This anime last year and I heard so much buzz about it that I had to watch and I have to say this show was the most beautiful and hilarious anime that I have seen in a while. It was totally awesome and it blew me away to the point where I was crying that the season was over.

This anime revolves around figure skating and a guy named Yuri. Yuri had natural talent in the sport but has very low self-esteem and would occasionally self destruct every time he went out to compete. It got so bad that he decided to run and hide back in his hometown and stuff his face with food after he got last place in the national championship. Don’t know if you guys know this but figure skaters need to maintain a lean and light figure similar to a ballerina or they’ll most likely hurt themselves or fall flat on their face while performing. Anyway, while he’s at home his idol Victor Nickiforov takes notice of him and decides to put his own skating career on hold to personally coach Yuri. Victor claims that not only will he help him get back into the ISU Grand Prix but he will win 1st place, too.

TheDailyDot.comVictor is a beautiful man, but a ruthless coach. I couldn’t tell you how many times I busted out laughing because Victor holds his friendly smile while ripping Yuri a new one whenever he messed up. If theirs one thing that confused me the entire time I watched this anime is that I couldn’t determine if Yuri and Victor were gay or not or that they were even a couple as the story progressed. Some of things that I learned while watching is that Victor is very affectionate; he likes hugging kissing people all the time he’s just naturally friendly like that, but most of the time he does it to Yuri so it makes you think that their together. Also, Chris is not only the most obviously gay man in this entire show but my favorite character. I loved watching this guy especially when he was out on the ice. I started laughing at his routine mostly because of his inner monologue. I have a sinking suspicion that Chris likes figure skating because of some kinky sexual thrill.

If you’ve watched it then you know what I’m talking about.

RapsodieEspagnole.comI didn’t think it was possible but I haven’t been this excited about figure skating since watching Blades of Glory which we all know is a good freaking movie. I was sad to realize I was on the last episode until discovered that a SEASON 2 IS COMING SOON! That’s right folks the creators of Yuri on Ice have announced that they are in the making of a second season and that it should be released some time this year. I’m so freaking excited about it, you know I’ll be keeping my eye out for it.

For all of you, that love a good story with funny characters, figure skating or hot guys performing on ice then I suggest that you make this your next conquest on anime shows to watch. If some of you are unable to endure long hours of what could be or could not be gay love then I’m sorry that your going to miss out. This is a really awesome show and I can’t wait until the next season comes out.

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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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The Last Game

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(Yanagi and Kujou)

When you see a title named “Last Game”, you think there is going to be some serious action and tension in the story. Probably revolving around two rivals, right?

Well, then you would be wrong and right at the same time.

This is a love story between two rivals, Yanagi and Kujou. Well, there not really rivals if one of them barely acknowledges the other. Yanagi has always been smart, rich and talented in everything that he does until Kujou comes along and takes the spotlight. She’s plain, expressionless and poor, but beats him in everything that he does.

Yanagi being the person that he is couldn’t accept that a girl like her can beat him. So, he’s made his mission to try to beat her in something. This manga reminded me of S.A. only reversed. As time went on in the story, Yanagi still can’t beat her in anything but starts to notice that she has developed a weakness. She’s so expressionless and shows no emotion no matter the situation. She’s been called the “Iron Daughter” because of that and everyone knows that she works hard, so she can help her.

So, no one approaches her or wants to be her friend because of this, but this doesn’t seem to bother her either. I loved seeing Kujou not reacting to all the weird stuff those two go through.Yanagi gets the idea that he can take advantage of Kujou’s lonely situation by making her fall for him. He tells himself that if he can at least do that then he wins the game, which is why it’s called Last Game.

You already know that this manga is going to be hilarious. A rich boy trying to win the heart of the Iron Daughter. What even more funny was that he had that idea in middle school and in this story they’re in college. So, he’s been trying to win her love for 10 straight years! That’s really messed up, but you’ll have to give him credit for persistence. Any other guy would have given up a long, long time ago and Souma isn’t making it any easier on him.

Souma is this country who came to the city to escape the city life. It was ridiculous how much money and effort, he puts into his image so he can become popular. When he met Yanagi he automatically made him his rival and does anything to mess with him, that includes Kujou. A first he was flirting with her to get back at him. Then, turns out he actually likes her. A weird love triangle has formed (I love, love triangles).

If I had to say who she had to go with I’d say Souma and only because he can read her better and seems to understand her more than Yanagi. Also, because he’s from the country and Kujou isn’t rich, he appreciates the little things that she does, much to Yanagi’s dismay. Everytime Souma and Kujou are together it always rubs him the wrong way, which I think is funny to watch.

This story is incomplete, so expect more to come.

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Rutta To Kodama

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Rutta to Kodama is a completed story by Fujitani Youko. This story revolves around two boys named Rutta and Kodama. These two became roomates at their school because unfortunately for Kodama there were no other rooms available. He didn’t care that he didn’t have a choice when it came to having a roommate. That is until is new classmates started to tell him about the rumors they heard about him.

They scared the crap out of him when they told Kodama that his roomate-to-be was a heartless thug that would beat people up for the smallest of reasons. They told him that he doesn’t care about anyone or anything else, but himself. They made it sound like he was going to end up dead very soon. When he finally met him, he was just like his classmates described him. But, in this story we see Kodama change is personality really quickly in the beginning. He goes from beating people up in different schools from actually going and paying attention in class.

Everybody in the school wondered, ” Why is he starting to behave now?” It’s because of Kodama. But, what got me was the reason he was even listening to him in the first place. The answer is simple………he’s gay.

No, I’m not just saying that to be funny. He’s really gay and has the hots for Kodama.

Yes, my friends this is another Yaoi story. For people who don’t know Yaoi means gay in guy terms. How is Kodama going to handle it when he finds out that Rutta is in love with him? You can find out by reading it.

What I liked about this story is that it’s not too long. They don’t keep dragging the story along until it gets boring. I also liked watching their love story develop. You can tell that Kodama was the girl and Ruuta was the guy in the relationship. This manga is heart warming, touching and totally romantic. It’s an awesome love story. I think anyone who loves reading about a love story and doesn’t mind it being revolved around a gay couple would really love this story.

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New story, New mystery: The Gathering

Welcome to the next story in the Darkness Rising Series. This story takes place in Salmon Creek a while after the showdown between Chloe’s group and the Edison group. As you’ve probably guess this was also written by Kelley Armstrong. Before, I even started reading this I was crossing my fingers hoping that Chloe and the people in this story to cross paths. unfortunately, to my disappointment that didn’t happen…….this time. You never know they could come up in the next one.

Anyway, let’s get this show on the road.

This one is mostly revolved our Maya, who is a sixteen adopted Indian girl who lives in Salmon Creek. Salmon Creek is a very, very small town and Kelley made that absolutely clear in this book. She used to live there happily with her two best friends Serena and Daniel. When I mean used to live with, I mean the Serena girl died right in the first chapter of the story. It was kind of messed up of how things started and Maya got really suspicious about how she died. She has a right to be considering the fact that she drowned and she was the captain of the swim team.

Since, after that chapter I had thought up several different ways she could have died. Later, in the story I find out that I was right around the mark, but I won’t talk about that until later. Your just going to have to wait until next week’s post to know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, a year goes by and weird things start to happen to her. She can hear far away, heal animals and has become a star athlete,especially, when it comes to track. Even though, she isn’t on the team. I just couldn’t put my finger on what she was. I was going crazy thinking about it.

Things get stranger and more mysterious when our handsome and mysterious bad boy, Rafe, come into the mix. Now when it came to the romance in this story, I was torn between Daniel and Rafe. Rafe was that bad boy who liked playing the mystery card, but could tell he had a soft and protective side to him. Daniel, on the other hand, has been her best friend since they were kids and has always been with her through good and bad times. You can tell he really cares about her, but I couldn’t tell if this was a protective version of his friendship towards her or that he liked her more than a friend. Again I think that will be revealed later in the story.

This just keeps your head buzzing. It just makes you want to read more and more and make you cry when their aren’t any pages left. I highly recommend this series to all book lovers. I hope you enjoy the story as I have!

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Prince of Tennis

I’m not a big sports fan, but tennis is one of the many sports that are out there that I can get into and understand. So, when I saw Prince of Tennis I decided to give it a shot.

This anime was funny and cool to watch. It’s about a seventh grader named Ryoma Echizen who moves into Japan with his father. He now attends an academy where its said its tennis team is one of the best in the world and he’s determined to make the team. According to Ryoma, he plays tennis because he wants to reach the top and that he also wants to beat his father, Nanjiro Echizen, one day. His father used to be a famous tennis player, but then suddenly retired and vanished from the world. Why he did so is still a complete mystery.

Anyway, from what I can see Ryoma may look and act cool all the time, but if you really watch him you can see that he has a bit of an idiot side to him.For example, when we all thought that he had completely didn’t remember that sweet girl, Sakuno, who not only goes to the same school as him, but is always cheering him on at his matches. I felt bad for her for a moment, but as we saw later the only reason why he didn’t remember her was because he was so wrapped up in the match at the time.

It still sucks though. When the guy you idolize and have a crush on doesn’t even remember that you exist.

When I first watched the opening theme song. I thought for a moment that these kids are going to playing tennis with some kind of superpowers or something. I was thinking,” Is this why these kids are the top team in tennis? Do they have some kind of superpowers that they’ve been using this whole time?” They don’t have powers apparently, their just that good.

You should have seen the look on everyone’s face,especially, the tennis team when Ryoma beat a regular. They were very much intimidated by him and I don’t blame them. But, the only thing that I didn’t get is why they don’t let seventh graders play. I thought that was unfair, but Ryoma ends up showing them up which ends up getting him a long list of enemies that want to put him in his place.

Whether he beats them all and makes it to the top is unknown until you watch it for yourself. If you’re a sports fan then I suggest giving Prince of Tennis a shot. It’s also a manga, so you can read or watch it or both if you like. I hope you guys enjoy it!

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