3 Apr 2014

Kamisama Hajimemashita Anime review

English: Kamisama Kiss
Synonyms: Kami-sama Hajimemashita, Kami-sama Kiss
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
Producers: TV Tokyo, Dentsu, TMS Entertainment, FUNimation EntertainmentL, Pony Canyon
Genres: Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

In a nutshell, I would say that Kamisama Hajimemashita is a romance with a drop of supernatural element. 
The plot has it all: beautiful animation, interesting story, spiritual world, current world and school life as well as different handsome male characters. Everything is perfectly combined and thus great romance and comedy has been created. If you are looking for a heartwarming romance, don’t forget to give a shot to Kamisama Kiss.

The series tells the story of a young girl named Nanami Momozono, who is alone..abandoned, and helpless. The innocent little lamp makes an interesting encounter with a strange man (Mikagi) and from there, her life changes forever. But wait, it doesn't stop there. She also encounters the big bad wolf (or rather familiar) Tomoe. Along with him comes the package of two other spirits (Onikiri and Kotetsu). After a contract sealed by a kiss, the two forms as peculiar relationship. This series details their relationship and what's to come from it because the world is never fair. It's not perfect.

The relationship between Nanami and Tomoe is one of the most strange, amusing, and interesting part of the series. A human and a familiar relationship has trouble written all over it especially the gap of difference between the two. Nanami is a normal human girl who has normal skills in life with normal friends attending a normal school. On the other hand, Tomoe is a supernatural being with supernatural abilities and able to accomplish feats with supernatural degrees. 

The animation is really amazing! Color palette made my heart tremble. It’s so charming…
And also I am Positively surprised by the pleasant opening and ending music, I must admit the anime has really charmed me. Right from the start you get drawn into it and sing along :) a… a a a… kamisama…


Ending Song (Love it):

Amnesia Anime review

English: Amnesia
Japanese: AMNESIA
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2013 to Mar 25, 2013
Producers: Brains Base, Sentai FilmworksL
Genres: Mystery, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Are you a lonely, boy-less teenage girl? Do you wish you could have many hot guys surrounded by you, astounded by you ? What about living in a world where you get to date and be submissive to no, not just one attractive male, but over FOUR of them in many different worlds? Does that sound like the dream life to you? Have no fear, "Amnesia" is just what you need to fulfill this!

In case you don't get the vibe, this is pretty much a reverse harem used primarily for female wish-fulfillment. The story centers around our lead girl, erm, I guess we just call her Heroine? Because her boyfriends that love her oh so dearly never bother to call her by her name? Yeah. Heroine finds herself awakening with no memories, and it's up to her and a spirit called Orion to collect her memories. She's also trapped in this sort of "time loop." Basically, each time she dies, the date resets. By date I mean both the month and day and her current boyfriend.

The story has two main issues: the pacing and the Heroine. The pacing moves by pretttty damn slowly, to the point where even when we hit episode nine, nearly nothing is known about the main plot.
And here comes our other issue, the Heroine herself. This girl is so bland, so personality-less, and used as such a wish-fulfillment device that she doesn't even have a name. she provides little to no advancement to the plot herself and has to rely on everyone else to push her in any direction possible. 

Speaking of Heroine's reliance, this also brings another issue: she's submissive. Too, too submissive. Almost all the guys do extremely improper things to her, like shoving her against a tree in the middle of the dark against her will or forcefully kissing her, getting too close to her, anything. And she just accepts all of this. She never sticks up for herself, and is even willing to stay with a man whom she pretty much knows will dump her when his time limit is up. Great example, right guys? The male characters ain't any better. Some want to play her, others want to lock her up in a cage. You know how it is.

Oh uh, the positives? Well, the art is pretty crisp, as expected of Brain's Base. The eyes look downright gorgeous and the opening theme is pretty much eyecandy. The men are attractive, which is a key for these anime, and the backgrounds are well-created. 

Soundtrack is merely mediocre and unmemorable, though bonus points are awarded for such an awesome opening song. And over all watch it if you really like pretty boys in different worlds wanting the same girl. Then its your thing.

Opening titles:

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Back Together?

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev may or may not be together in real life, but fans are still hoping for a kissing rain scene starring "TVD" characters Elena and Damon.

During PaleyFest 2014, 35-year-old Somerhalder and his rumored 25-year-old girlfriend addressed the fact that fans want to see Damon and Elena kiss while in the rain again.

"First of all, it's really cold in Georgia, so I don't think that's such a good idea," Somerhalder said at the PaleyFest panel for the CW series, according to Entertainment Wise. "It was below 30 degrees, and it got so cold the muscles in my jaw froze and I couldn't speak. I looked like I had Bell's palsy."

Dobrev agreed, adding, "I got icicles in my hair and I got really sick."

And it looks like no one is safe if the kissing rain scene happens.

"You write another rain kiss and I quit," Somerhalder said, threating the show's co-executive producer Julie Plec.

Damon and Elena are seemingly back together in season 5 of the popular CW vampire TV show, at least in a romantic hooking up type of way.

"Friends with benefits never ultimately work," Somerhalder recently told Zap2it. "They are wonderful for a spell. But hey, you never know."

Dobrev agreed.

"Well, we've all seen the movie 'Friends With Benefits' with Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, right?" Dobrev tells Zap2it. "Everyone always goes into that whole arrangement with optimistic views and wanting it to work but it always gets messy. It's hard to just separate sex and emotions. Those just go together."

During PaleyFest, both agreed that their onscreen romance was "toxic," with Somerhalder saying, "When you have grown-up conversations, you have to put your big boy pants and big girl pants on and have the conversation. But they keep taking their pants off, and that's what gets in the way of the grown up conversations."

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Reunion: Twilight Star Rushes to LA for K-Stew's Birthday

Looks like Robert Pattinson is adamant about being with Kristen Stewart on her 24th birthday.

The Twilight star is back in Los Angeles after a long stint of filming overseas – and just in time for former girlfriend Kristen Stewart's birthday, which is on April 9.

"He wanted to make sure he was in LA for Kristen's birthday," a source revealed to Hollywood Life. The on-again, off-again couple is planning a special, long-awaited reunion, according to an insider.

Pattinson has been busy with his films, Queen of the Desert and Life, filming back-to-back in different parts of the world.

On March 30, Pattinson was spotted filming scenes for his upcoming film Life at West Hollywood's swanky Chateau Marmont.

"Rob is back in town and he's super psyched to spend some quality time with Kristen," a friend of Pattinson told Hollywood Life. "He just arrived to film some scenes for the movie Life, which he was working on in Toronto."

Wonder if the shooting schedule was simply a coincidence or if the actor really wanted to make sure he was in town for Stewart's special day.

"They haven't actually seen each other yet, but plan on reuniting in the next day or so with all of the dogs in tow. It's been like four months since they've seen each other. He wanted to make sure he was in LA for Kristen's birthday," the friend said.

Selena Gomez trespasser gets jail time

Prosecutors say a man charged with trespassing at Selena Gomez's home has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and ordered to stay away from the singer-actress.

Los Angeles district attorney's spokesman Ricardo Santiago says Che Cruz admitted trespassing at an initial court appearance Wednesday and was immediately sentenced.

Cruz was arrested Sunday in Gomez's guesthouse and was charged Wednesday with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.

Santiago says Cruz was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to stay away from Gomez and her home in Calabasas, Calif.

Authorities say Gomez arrived home Sunday night and called security after hearing noises on the property.

Justin Bieber's Believe album hijacked

Justin Bieber has become the victim of an elaborate April Fool's Day prank.
You wouldn't call it the final indignity for Justin Bieber – no doubt there's further to fall for a man already earning frequent offender points at his local cop shop. However, being the victim of an elaborate April Fools' Day prank may be seen as rubbing high end rock salt into a well-groomed wound.
Across Los Angeles on Tuesday, what appeared be copies of Bieber's Believe album on the shelves of major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target turned out to be music from electronic artist Paz.
While the cover was identical to Believe CDs, which were plastic-wrapped and a barcode visible on the packaging, the actual disc instead featured music from Paz's album, From the Bottom Of My Heart To The Top of Your Lungs. Although the title of the DJ's record may be seen as a reference to Bieber's seeming predilection for inhalable substances, musically it's heavy on the synthesisers and light on the teen-friendly pop for which the Canadian star is best known.
For those playing close attention, a giveaway before the music was played would have been the inside sleeve of the CD which not only had the regular Paz artwork but also what's described as "images of cats, pizzas and a dog stuffed inside a taco”. Not even an artist with the biggest case of the munchies would go so far as a dog stuffed taco. Probably.
Paz, whose full name is Paz Dylan, said the hoax was not lightly done and had a message well beyond any passing mockery of a fallen pop idol.
"We paid a lot of attention to detail because we wanted these to stay up on shelves as long as possible," he told the Associated Press. "The general idea is that retail stores make it almost impossible for independent musicians to get their music in there. I've always believed that retail stores can be the best outlets and ambassadors for independent music. They just choose not to be and sell the same recycled [expletive]. We thought if they're going to lock their doors to independent musicians, we're just going to knock them down and get our music in there."
Although some media were able to obtain copies of the hoax album, it's not known how many, if any, were purchased by unsuspecting Beliebers. Nor is it known how many found the music an improvement.