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Corpse Party Covered

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Recently, I got hooked on to the horror story called “Corpse Party”. I got to say that its pretty good.

It starts out normal like all horror stories are with a group of kids telling scary stories in their home room class. Shinozaki is quite the talented story-teller, she even went the extra mile to scare her friends with the help of her teacher, Ms.Yui. But, I can say that the only one who got really scared by it would have to be Mochida. He boy gets scared so easily it’s ridiculous, I kind of felt bad that he was even in this manga at all.

We also have Naomi (the tomboy), Yoshiki (the bad boy), Yuka (Mochida’s little sister), Seiko (Naomi’s best friend), Mayu (transfer student) and Morishige (Mayu’s childhood friend). Unfortunately, for Mochida and the rest of the gang, things even get more creepy when out of the blue Shinozaki wants to work a spell on everyone that she sound on the internet. (Yeah, I don’t see that blowing up in your face.)

What the spell was supposed to do was connect them as friends. So, that no matter where they go they will always be friends. It was a nice thought until the spell went horribly wrong. Now their inside this creepy school called “Heavenly Host Elementary School” that existed before the school that was built today. The reason for it being shut down was because serial murderer who was kidnapping and killing kids in the basement of the school.

So, now their stuck in the school with no way of getting out. I don’t think they would have even figured where they were if the ghosts of other victims didn’t conveniently come out and explain things to them. According to the ‘friendly’ ghosts, they were victims that got dragged here just like them and were killed, but even in death they can’t move on. They said that this school in inside of a different dimension, so they can’t leave and to make things even worse everyone got separated when they first entered the school. How messed up is that! Its bad enough that you got suddenly dragged into a dimension where ghosts try to kill you, but you also get separated, cutting down your chances of survival.

I can guess what your thinking now. Your thinking,” All they have to do now is walk around the school and find each other”. Sorry, folks but they can’t do that either. Apparently, this place has different dimensions inside the school, so even if their classmates were all in the same room, they still wouldn’t be able to meet each other. That’s why a felt glad when some had the luck of being in the same dimension like Naomi with Seiko or Ms.Yui, Shinozaki and Yoshiki ending up together. But, the person who was most unlucky with this was Yuka, I felt scared for this girl being by herself and hoped, she found someone…………..alive soon.

One of the things I liked about this manga besides the gore, the mystery and the frequent attempts at trying to scare the crap out of me were the little dashes of romance they tried to squeeze in there. You’ll find in the manga that we’re going to see a bit of a love triangle develop in it. Shinozaki and Naomi liked Mochida, but Yoshiki liked Shinozaki. So, it was really a weird love square. The whole time I was rooting for Yoshiki to confess his feelings or at least kiss Shinozaki before one of them died.

There is a lot of mystery and darkness in this manga, that make you think that there is no hope for them. This manga is not yet completed, but the anime is. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next, but until then I’ll be reading the other versions of Corpse Party.

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Fairy Tail

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This popular show is centered around a group of wizards that take jobs posted at their guild. Their guild is called Fairy Tail and according to the story, theirs is really famous and for good reason.

The wizards that work at Fairy Tail are said to be so powerful and crazy that everyone says that they wouldn’t be surprised if they destroyed whole cities trying to complete their missions. Now, don’t get me wrong they aren’t evil they just over do it to the point of no return. This also puts them on the council’s radar constantly. For people, who don’t know about the magic council are a powerful group of wizards that act as the police, the jury and judge. They make sure that all the wizards around the world are following the rules.

Anyway, the main people in this anime are Lucy (the celestial wizard), Natsu (the fire wizard), Gray (the ice wizard), Erza (weapon wizard) and Happy (the talking, flying cat). I don’t know which one would be my top favorite its a tie between Natsu and Gray. I like Lucy too, but she isn’t all that powerful. Her magic is convenient sometimes, but most of the time its pretty much useless. I think that its funny that she seems to be the only normal person in Fairy Tail whose trying to get along with everyone. She gets so freaked out with just about everything that they do. Also, I was surprised that once upon a time she was thinking of joining Phantom Lord, the rival wizard guild against Fairy Tail.

When I saw how people in Phantom Lord worked I already knew she wasn’t a good fit. They were all doom and gloom and she’s all perky and sunshine.

There are so many unique characters at Fairy Tail. The show is hilarious, adventurous and full of action and magic. I can’t get enough of it! I can’t wait to see the second season to see what happens next. I have strong hopes that one day that Natsu will beat Erza and make it to the second floor of the guild. Also, hoping that Lucy and Natsu get together one day. Natsu may not realize it, but I think those two were meant to be together.

Fairy Tail is definitely a must watch. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Especially, if you like fighting, magic, adventure and plenty of mystery.

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Kingdom of Hearts: Roxas’s story

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The game Kingdom of Hearts 358 days is a game that tells Roxas’s side of the story. I became curious about what happened to Roxas during the time he was with the organization and why he did what he did. If you played the other kingdom of hearts games then you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about then I suggest that you stop reading this and start playing Kingdom of Hearts one and two, as soon as possible.

Anyway, Roxas came into this game confused and silent. All of the members of the organization,especially, Axel liked to make fun of him because during the first couple of days of being with them, he was acting like a zombie. As the story went on in the game, things that I’ve seen in the other games started to make sense.

For example, remember when Axel first appeared in front of Sora? Then, he was asking him did he remember him and why did he betray him. Then, when Sora said he didn’t have a clue who he was he went ballistic and attacked him.

This game reveals that Roxas and Axel were close friends. They were always looking out for each other. Also, if you didn’t know this already from playing the other games then you know that Roxas is Sora’s nobody.

What I also liked in this game already offer.

The difficulty setting.

I absolutely love it when games let you choose if you want the it to be easy or so hard that you’ll most likely be stuck on level one. Don’t you just hate it when you get stuck on a level or trying to beat a boss, but no matter what you do you can’t seem to win? I know I do. So, when I play a game and it offers changing the difficulty. I usually choose easy. Then, once I beat the game I’ll most likely go back and try harder levels.

Anyway, back to the game I don’t know if they were trying to mix some romance into the story line or not, but I know that friendship component was strong in the game. The reason I say this is because another member of the organization shows up shortly after Roxas and they become friends very quickly. Her name is Xion and she as a remarkable resemblance to Kairi, Sora’s best friend. Maybe she’s Kairi’s nobody, maybe she isn’t. Maybe she has a connection to the mysterious blonde girl that keeps appearing and disappearing or maybe not.

Your just going to have to play to find out. Like in the other kingdom of hearts games. You’ll fight the heartless, nobodies and other characters. You’ll also get to go to other worlds. The only thing that bothers me about Kingdom of Hearts 358 days is that when you travel around you don’t see people who your character can interact with. Why? I don’t have a clue.

I think they could have thrown in a resident or two in each world. At least, have people for the shops at each world. Besides, that I have no problem with the game. Reveal the answers to all of your questions while playing this game and enjoy yourself while you’re doing it.

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The Rising

I was so happy as I was reading the third and final book ‘The Rising’. The reason why would have to be because my wish was finally granted. Chloe’s group and Maya’s group finally meet in this book. I practically cheered when they finally came into the story.

How they ended up meeting was kind of funny. Maya ended meeting Derek in the forest, while both of them were in animal mode. You could say that their first meeting didn’t go over so well. Which ended leading to Chloe and Daniel having to come to the rescue. I wasn’t surprised when I read that scene. Chloe’s group was also still on the run and Derek probably thought that she was some kind of supernatural assassin.

Now, for people who have yet to read this book, I’m not going to ruin it for you. But, I will say that Maya’s love life takes some hits. Well, more than it endured during the last two books.

Also, what we already suspected about the reason for Serena’s death was confirmed.

Spoiler: Nicole killed Serena.

But, we’ve already knew this. I also liked seeing Nicole’s personality switches. She’s a very good actress and she fooled a lot of people thinking that she was innocent. If it wasn’t for the fact that, she probably didn’t know that she was switching from an innocent high school girl to an evil, self-centered and jealous killer. I’m not going to tell you what happens to her in the story because like I always say I don’t want to spoil anything to you.

I have enjoyed reading this entire series and I can’t wait to read more of Kelley Armstrong’s work in the future. The only thing that I wish would be to see a book about them years later. I really want to know how they ended up in the future. For example, who ends up with who, did they have kids, did any of them end up getting married or did any of them separate and try to be on their own? Unfortunately, there is no such book, so all we can do is use our imagination. I hope that you all enjoy this book and its awesome ending as much as I do.

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The Reckoning

In the third and final book to this story, suspicious are aroused, misunderstandings take place and couples are revealed. That’s right folks in this last book the moment we have all been waiting for has finally come. Finally, Chloe chooses who she wants as a boyfriend. I might going to reveal to all those who have yet to read it, but let’s just say Kelley made it as dramatic as she could. There was so much frustration and mixed feelings going on between her in the boys that at first, she didn’t know what she wanted. Glad that it worked out though.

Speaking of working things out, it looks like Tori and her become best friends. Guessing after what they had to go through together and Chloe being the only person most likely in the entire world who even cared what happens to her during their entire adventure. Their relationship was hot and cold at first, but after the older necromancer, Margaret, pushes Chloe so hard that she almost made her own zombie apocalypse. They become close friends.

The ending was perfect and I still wanted to see more. unfortunately, for us like all stories they must end. If you want to see the side stories like they do have bonus books that tell about Tori and Simon’s adventure together or when werewolves come to find Derek, so they can let him become part of the Pack. I’m very excited to read those, too.

One last thing, remember what I said in the beginning that this is the end of their story? What I meant was the Dark Powers series has yet to end. There is another story of another supernatural that I have yet to read and will talk about in the near future. The next story in the series is called “The Gathering” and I can only hope that this story is as exciting as the other.

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The Awakening: Secrets Revealed

Things start to heat up in The Awakening. If you’ve read my last post then you already know that this book is the second book to the Dark Powers series by Kelley Armstrong.

Anyway, in this book it becomes an adventure in which the four supernatural teens are searching desperately for Simon and Derek’s missing father.Orginally, the four run aways were supposed to be Chloe, Simon and Rae. But, as the saying goes shit happens and now its Chloe, Simon, Tori and Derek on the run from the Edison Group. The Edison Group is a group of magical doctors whose goal was to help other supernaturals with their problems and help co-exist with society. What seems helpful to them turns to become deadly for our main heroes.

In the second book it looks like Chloe’s patience and caring nature are tested when she becomes forced to travel with Tori and Derek. I think if Simon wasn’t there then I think she would have bolted long ago and went her own way and I wouldn’t blame her. Eventually, we see a little bit of a romantic twist in this story when it starts to hint that Simon AND Derek might have a thing for our cute necromancer. Of course, everyone probably thinks that she’ll end up with Simon, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Warning: Spoiler approaching!

When our main characters have no choice end up splitting for reasons I will not reveal. You start seeing Derek going a little bit soft on her and really start to bond. I found his protectiveness touching when it came to protecting her. I was kind of hoping that they might become an item before they reunite with the others, but no such luck. Now that I have seen the protective and softer side of him I’m starting to hope that they will get together. Sorry, Simon!

After, reading the book I wondered about what Simon and Derek’s adventure was like during the sepeartion. According, to Tori it wasn’t pleasant, which only made my curisoity grow even more. Turns out that you can read about their adventure from a book called “Darkest Powers Bonus Pack”. I very much look forward to reading that one.

I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in the third book. I bet she’ll try to make this one as cool and amazing as possible before it reaches its end.

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Tenchi Muyo

I have to say that this anime is hilarious as hell. It’s about a boy who ends up releasing a demon named Ryoko out of a cave that is near his family’s shrine. When you hear something like that your probably thinking this one of those feudal era type animes where theirs demons, spirits and a whole lot of killing going on. Your close, but no dice.

Its setting is actually in modern-day Japan, but our hero,Tenchi, in this story lives deep in the woods with his grandfather in the family shrine. Like all teenage boys who do nothing, but do chores, train and go to school wonders why he has to do all this and never get to have any fun like a normal boy his age does. Later, we learn that their was a reason for all of it. Tenchi could have one day been able to live as a normal person if he didn’t wake Ryoko up who, immediately, hunted him down to kill him. Later, though she seems to calm down a bit and becomes friends with Tenchi and makes herself quite comfortable at his house.

Soon, we learn that this anime is going to give us a sci-fi harem twist when Princess Ayeka arrives to find her brother and kill Ryoko. She’s an alien princess who came to planet earth and she says she has been looking for her brother for 700 years. 700 years?! Now you would think that both she and her brother wouldbe dead, but I think her people either age really, really slowly or they like freezing themselves so much. In the beginning, you see Ayeka come out of freezing herself.

After, Ayeka comes in so does Sasami, Washu and Mihoshi. Every girl with him fall in love with him even Ryoko who has daily showdowns with Ayeka. Sasami looks to be the only one who doesn’t like Tenchi like that. For me, I think he’ll, eventually, go for Ryoko because she doesn’t like to show it, but her feelings for Tenchi are really deep. He just can’t get over her rough and wild personality.

I suggest everyone watches it. Its funny, romantic, mysterious and filled with plenty of action. There are a lot of other seasons and movies that go along with this and I’m sure I will be able to talk about these in the future. This a really enjoyable show and I can’t wait to see more.

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Black Lagoon: Season 2

The second season of Black Lagoon wasn’t a filler that rewinded to the beginning and just put more into the story like most animes do. This one continues from where it left off in the last episode. The only differences between the two seasons is that the second season’s crazy level was cranked up a notch and that their were alot more flashbacks.

For example, the crazy vampire twins that go on an extreme killing spree and at the same time piss off every mafia boss in the city. Those two were incredibly twisted, but after seeing what they had to go through that turned them into killing machines in the first place made me feel kind of bad for them. We also get to see into the Lady Russian’s past as well. Basically, it showed how much of a badass that she is and why you should never want to cross her.

Relationship wise you can obviously see that Rock and Revy are getting closer and closer, but i’m still unsure if this is love or friendship or maybe both. But, I thought it was hilarious when in one of their missions Benny ends up getting a smart girlfriend that makes counterfeit money for a hobby. He was barely a part of this episode and he gets a girlfriend while Rock and Revy are still in the gray zone!

The second season is equally as exciting and violent or more so than the last. I enjoyed watching this anime and I can’t wait to see even more of animes like this in the future. If your already watching this anime or going to then I suggest that you don’t even stop at season one. You need to, immeadately, go straight to watching season two and take on the twisted action that awaits you. Enjoy!

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The Crazy Crew of Black Lagoon

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The only thing that I have to say about this show is that the storyline is just as crazy as its characters. It starts out with a normal everyday person named Rokuro Okajima who later changes his name to Rock. He’s one of those businessmen that slave away all day hoping to make it to the top someday. But, things don’t go as planned when his employers decide they could trust him with a ‘special’ disc’ and tell him to transport to someone. Now if my employer told me to do something like that I would get really suspicious about the job. Mr. Okajima or should I say Mr.Oblivous didn’t really think about that much because he ended taking the job and now it’s going to cost him.The disc he was carrying caught the attention of the Lagoon Company. These people are ruthless and crazy pirates with clients and do anything for money. Benny, is what you called the communication man of the group. He’s a total easy-going, down to earth kind of guy and you could tell you would be the life of any party. The leader, Dutch, is this big black man who no one on the show can figure out. Last but not least, is Revy the muscle on the team. She’s the craziest out of all the them, but is my favorite. I just love her tough and wild personality and Rock seems to really hit it off with her in the beginning. Well, if you consider getting kidnapped by her and only getting beaten a couple of times hitting it off then yes.

In the first couple of episodes, I kind of noticed a spark between Rock and Revy. So, I think that these two are either going to become best friends or a couple. Most of the time I’m pretty sure about the end results when it comes to the relationships that happen inside of a story, but with Revy’s psycho personality I can’t really see them as a couple. When I do I can already see Rock being abused trying to please her any way he can.Maybe I’m wrong or maybe I’m right. Your just going to watch it to find out for yourself.

I’m also wondering about that mysterious mafia lady. I would very much to know her story and how she got all those burns. Was she in some kind of terrible fire? Did someone torture her? Why is she frequent customer for the Lagoon Company? So, many questions that must be answered.

Another thing that I would like to know is what is with the theme songs for this show. The opening theme is really hardcore and pumps you up for the show, but the ending theme makes me think that I’m about to see a sad flashback or something. I don’t know maybe its the creators way of pumping you up in the beginning and later making you cool down with the ending theme. Anyway, this anime gets an A in my book and I can’t wait to see more! I really recommend this to anime fans who are looking for an extreme thriller with lots of humor mixed into it.

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