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ANOTHER year has passed! Yasashii sekai… is now a ripe old age of THREE!!! Awwww! I would have never imagined to get this far!! I feel like this year has gone by very quickly. I feel a bit apologetic as I have been busier this year resulting in fewer posts. I hope you guys still find it entertaining and enjoy spending a few moments of your time here. *cross fingers*
Now what are the key highlights in the last 12 months? Let’s just quickly run through a few memorable stories from the last 12 months…
Let’s start with the mangas!!
This manga series seriously brings up a mixed bag of feelings. It’s good at times and sucks in some chapters too. On the whole, it’s still an amazing piece of work with almost real like characters. Oh and best of all, it’s an adult woman with ANOTHER adult woman! Bring these on!!!
FINALLY Ushio realises her feelings for Sumi!! BUT OMG this manga is going at one-tenth of the pace of a snail’s! I’ve almost forgotten where we’re up to! *pause* Actually…I have forgotten -_-” *SIGH* Pick up the speed please!!
Now onto the animes!!!
Loved the gang although I did feel season 2 lacked the power to keep my attention and the music wasn’t as good. Nevertheless, I still think Mio and the gang (admittedly I have a soft spot for Mio) are heaps cool! Love the hoodie, Mio!! *wink*
So Ra no Wo To
I felt like this was the K-ON! gang but in another time and world!! hahaha Can you guys spot the parody pic up above?? hehehe Story wise I felt like it lacked a bit of excitement but it was pleasant to watch. Art was wow too!!
Oooh la la… *wasn’t me look* Umm…go to Google images and do a search to find out what the big hoo haa is about. I should give the visual novel a go…anyone know whether I can get a Mac friendly version?
Highschool of the Dead
Scantily dressed and well endowed girls carrying guns and kicking arse…Oh! There are guys and some zombies around too! hahaha I didn’t expect this one to be so entertaining and despite the ecchi-ness I recall that there was some real depth in seeing the gang survive the zombies breakout. I’m looking forward to the OVA!
Great art!! And of course Tenshi and her ma po tofu!! HAHAHA OOOOOH maybe I’ll make some this weekend!!! YUM!!
Psychic Detective Yakumo
I really enjoyed watching this paranormal detective show. The stories were moving and the soundtrack is just AMAZING!!! Must give this a go!! I bought the OST. ^_^
I’m not usually a huge fan of watching TV shows but this year was an exception!!
Rizzoli & Isles
A kick arse detective TV show with a super cool headstrong detective and a smarty pants elegant looking medical examiner!! LOVE this! And they’re coming back for a season 2! OH YEAH!!
The Real L Word
This was entertaining to some degree (I preferred some stories over others) but some were a BIT too much…I don’t regret watching it though!! hahaha My favourite couples: Stamie & Tracy and Nikki & Jill and Mikey & Raquel!!
This is just drama but is like the Real L Word but with a heavy layer of dark themes shrouding it…drugs…lots of alcohol and a hidden past. It’s a quality drama with nice to watch characters but I didn’t like the heaviness of this drama. Not really my thing.
However, the best of all in this category for me must be…
***Alicia and Kalinda from The Good Wife***
Trust me!! This is good!! It’s a legal drama show. Here’s a clip of their scenes in the first episode.
Hope you guys have enjoyed your time at Yasashii sekai…!!!! Thank you everyone for your support!!!
Yasashii sekai…’s 2 year old birthday post
Yasashii sekai…’s 1 year old birthday post
We have finally reached the end of the show. :(
As expected, the Black Widow spirit was defeated eventually but only because Zakuro managed to wake up from her “hypnotized” state. The others were not powerful enough to take her down. DaiDai did not make it though and was killed by the Black Widow.
It was a happy ending but somewhat dissatisfying I thought. We do know that Zakuro and Agemaki KISSED but their relationship was still not 100% set in stone. Oh and Byakuroku and Omodaka did not die in the end and became a better person. I feel like there might be a season 2?? I wouldn’t mind!!
The gang successfully makes their way into the Village of Oracles with the help of Lord Um and A (something like that! I’m referring to the two stone Lions) but very conveniently, Agemaki is separated from the group! The lions mentioned something troubling them after they send them off but that it wasn’t evil!? Not sure what to make out of that! I wonder whether it will make sense in the end. It will annoy me a little if it just turns out to be some random comment. RAWR!!!
Riken & co makes it in time to stop Omodaka from “planting his seed”. Uh huh…yep you know what that means! PHEW!!! By the end of the episode…the gang has yet to save Zakuro…
For those that have been watching this anime, I think you will agree that this is what we have been waiting for!! Finally, after episodes of fighting spirits and some romantic interest developing between Agemaki and Zakuro, we are now seeing the story of Zakuro unravel. Is her mother still alive? Why does she always have those strange dreams? How come she is so powerful? There’s also the mysterious man behind the mask that is linked to the Village of Oracles. Who is he and what does he want?!
Right now I am HOOKED and I want to know more!!! More importantly I want Zakuro to be saved!!!! Episode 11 ends with the gang rushing off to save Zakuro. Who’s still watching this show!?
The anime has been adding a lot more tension between Agemaki and Zakuro. They CLEARLY feel something for each other. Just waiting for one of them to make the first move. It’s funny how those nosy servants are hassling Zakuro all the time. hahaha
Anyway, just as I was thinking how it was starting to turn a tad boring (we never got much further on Zakuro’s mysterious past), it turns out that the dashing cool guy that was always polite and paid a tad more attention to Zakuro is somehow linked to the spider lady that appeared in the previous episodes!? This has pulled me back to the anime. I hope things get cracking soon but then usually once the two get together (Zakura x Agemaki), it’ll probably get even more boring!!!
I hope there are some good animes in the next season!!!! I’ll write a quick post shortly on what I have spotted so far…
Unlike Psychic Detective Yakumo, I feel like this anime is progressing further in terms character development. In this episode I enjoyed seeing the twins exercising their power. Their song almost sounds soothing!!! But the best bit must have been when Zakuro killed the monster and was furious that it was trying to kill Bonburi. That anger!!! Go girl!!! I’m looking forward to seeing her story unravel…
Ok I must admit that for the last week I have been listening to Sphere’s Moon Signal (the opening theme song for this anime) SOOOOO many times!!!
Anyway, this episode was kind of cute. It’s very much about Susukihotoru and Riken. They look pretty good together! hahaha In fact it’s more than what meets the eye. On their mission in this episode, we learn that her power is not just the chanting but she has the ability to empathize with objects and people. She comes in contact with a katana (a Japanese sword) and because it carries with it a very evil power to it, the sword took control of her and she started to kill anyone in her site. Luckily Riken is there to save the day and she finally awakens from the “spell” as she sees his hand dripping with blood. They embrace and Riken completely accepts her power. In fact, as he is a “man of few words”, it’s PERFECT!! HAHA!! Awww I thought that was kind of a sweet scene. I also liked how earlier on, Riken said to her “you can walk behind me”. You have to watch it to understand!! Another sweet moment! Such simple words but the context of it completely made up for it. Another great episode!!
So which do you guys like more?? Riken or Agemaki??