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I am currently up to episode 5 but even with episode 1 I knew this one was going to be a barrel of laughs! I was seriously slapping my thighs and giggling (quite stupidly) in that first hour!
Just to give you a brief background, we have two pairs of siblings. In both cases, the parents have passed away. On the left, you have the older brother, Kenji, who is now a manga artist but used to be the leader of a biker gang. He is loud, fairly rude and imposes unreasonable rules on the sister, Yasuko – he basically treats her like she’s 5 still. Of course, he has the “strictly no guys” rule in place. On the other side, you have Erika, the older sister who is now a florist but conveniently, ALSO used to be the head of a biker gang (ladies only of course)! The brother, Tsubaki, is a your typical A-grade student. He’s meant to be good looking but not to me! As expected, Yasuko falls for Tsubaki but the twist is that Erika actually has a HUGE crush on Kenji! But, these older pair had crossed paths in their biker days so Kenji does not have a great impression of her – often calling her a bitch etc which then pisses her off and ends up losing the chance to confess her love. It is honestly quite a hilarious storyline! It’s all comedy with exaggerated acting – typical Japanese style but I think it works! I’m halfway through and still enjoying it!
Let’s meet the two faced Kenji & Erika!!
Btw, looking at the storyline, clearly there will be some “brother/sister save me!” scenes! In those instances, there is a similarity to Gokusen. I’ll post some hilarious scenes later.
This one is good to watch if you want something relaxing and not too straining on the brain. Even better if you don’t want to be completely hooked. Though this is enjoyable to watch, I’m not dying to watch the next episode. More later!
After some days of studying, I am finally FREEEE!!! YAY!!!
Well, what better way to re-energize myself than to watch a good anime?! I really want to relax and use minimal brain power for the rest of the week. So, I settled on Mai Otome – this was recommended to me by rulan from D-Addicts – got to know her through the whole Last Friends craze. I’ve also heard raving reviews so thought I’d give it a go.
To start with, I was a little hesitant cos I’m not that into the whole machines and fighting idea. I like my yuri anime nice and simple like Marimite…*starts daydreaming*
Ok back to this! Basically I had my reservations as the last time I watched something with machines was Kannazuki no Miko where I did some serious fastforwarding.
Anyway, so FAR (I’m only 1 episode in), it’s not too bad! I can see myself falling for it. Akira (the one in orange hair with the apron) seems to be the klutzy-embarrass-herself type. I wonder which is the yuri couple!?!? I have NOOOO IDEA!!! Oooh…this is getting me quite excited!! LOL I must admit that I’ve seen Erica from Okazu raving about it on her blog so can’t really go wrong!
I’ve also looked through the voice actresses and the ones I recognise are:
- Natsuki Kuga ~ Saeko Chiba who is Chika in Ichigo Mashimaro (but voice sounds REALLY different here…)
- Nina Wang ~ Ami Koshimizu who is Kanako from Marimite!
- Yukino Chrysant ~ Mamiko Noto ~ Shimako from Marimite!!
Well that’s about it – I’m finally back on track going thru my must sees. I was initially planning to watch the j-drama Yasuko to Kenji but subbing hasn’t finished yet so I’ll give it a few more weeks. A brief glimpse of the beginning of episode 1 looks promising!! Can’t wait!