Written by Kidijs on June 12th, 2009
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (時をかける少女, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo)
A seventeen year old girl named Makoto Konno discovers a way to travel through time. She uses it to turn situations in her life to benefit her. Unfortunately, she is oblivious to the Butterfly Effect and how there can be horrible consequences to playing with time. At first, she uses her newly-acquired time travelling abilities for frivolous things like trying to get perfect grades, re-playing a karaoke session and to avoid being clumsy. However, the aftereffects of her time leaping go in a completely different direction after she starts using her newfound skill to avoid awkward and unwanted situations. The story progresses and eventually Makoto discovers that her ability to leap through time is limited. Once she discovers that her ability allows only a certain amount of jumps, she decides to jump through time, not for her own selfish reason, but to make things better for everyone.
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Written by Kei on June 11th, 2009
Things are pretty hectic around here. To give you an idea of how bad it is, I forgot to read my weekly manga chapters for the past 2 weeks! Now that is real bad…especially considering how much I like manga.
Fortunately, I came across a reviewer that was more than happy to write for That’s Reviewed. He hails from a distant country, but mysteriously, is good at writing in English. He goes by the nickname Kidijs. Despite the letter ‘K’ in the front of both of our names (mine being pronounced like the letter ‘K’), he is not my alter ego…
I decided to have him come aboard, firstly to help me out while I’m doing my projects and secondly, to bring a variety of review types to the table. That’s Reviewed was supposed to be a collection of reviews about different topics and products, but so far I’ve only written about manga (cause I like them, alright?).
Kidijs first review should be popping up sometime tomorrow. I think his reviews will start showing up more steadily as time progresses.
Written by Kei on May 19th, 2009
There may not be any reviews for awhile…I’m busy doing some documents for projects and it’s bleeding into my free time. It’s all good because it is temporary; at least I think it is…
I don’t know how long it’ll be before I can start writing reviews again, but hopefully it won’t be too long.
You guys should watch the movie “Taken” with Liam Neeson (the guy who voiced the father in Fallout 3…also the bad guy in Batman Returns). Pretty intense…though the ending was a bit, well, sudden.
Written by Kei on May 15th, 2009
A year before the start of the story, a UFO crash lands into Tokyo Bay. The aliens that were in the UFO looked almost exactly like human beings. Beautiful, talented, and friendly, they were accepted by humans and called DearS. Unfortunately, there was more to these new friends than it would seem. A year after the crash, Japan, the DearS’ host country, was getting ready to integrate some of the DearS into their schools as part of a Home-Stay program. Takeya Ikuhara, a normal Japanese high school student, doesn’t really care about the whole ‘DearS phenomenon’ and just takes life as it comes. Even though his high school is one of those selected to host a DearS, he’s not that excited about it. However, as he is walking home, he saves a girl from getting run over by a truck. She happens to be a DearS who escaped and has no idea about Earth culture. She kisses Takeya and ‘imprints’ herself onto him. Takeya doesn’t know the significance of this act, but this DearS has just chosen him as her Master. Click to continue »
Written by Kei on May 8th, 2009
Chrono Crusade (クロノ クルセイド)
Chrono Crusade is a shounen manga series with action, adventure, fantasy, and a dash of sci-fi.
It’s the Roaring 20’s in America, right after World War I and before the Second World War. An organization of Demon hunting priests and nuns called the Magdalan Order are busy dealing with Demons trying to come through the borders. Enter Rosette Christopher and her Demon partner, Chrono. Despite being a Demon himself, Chrono is faithful to his partner Rosette and together they hunt Demons who torment the human world. This relationship may be in part due to the contract made between Chrono and Rosette, but it probably is due to the emotional bond these two shares. Things start stirring and it feels like something big is about to happen. How strong is the bond between these two different beings?
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Written by Kei on May 1st, 2009
Hyper Police (はいぱーぽりす)
In the future, monsters, hybrids, and mutants take over as the dominant species and humans are on the verge of extinction. They don’t seem too worried about it though. Society has changed dramatically, leaving the catching of criminals to bounty hunters. Enters Natsuki Sasahara, a half-cat half human hybrid bounty hunter just taking life one step at a time. Natsuki is joined by an eclectic cast of friends whom she meets through interesting circumstances. Watch Natsuki and friends journey through life in a not-as-grim-as-it-sounds future. Click to continue »
Written by Kei on April 27th, 2009
Ceres, Celestial Legend (Ayashi no Ceres /妖しのセレス)
Ceres, Celestial Legend, also known by its Japanese name, Ayashi no Ceres is a shojo manga (or shoujo manga) that progresses through normalcy and tragedy, then ending in romance. This series is written and illustrated by Yuu Watase, who also wrote and illustrated Fushigi Yuugi.
Aya Mikage lived a normal high school life with her twin brother Aki until the day of their 16th birthday. When attending a family ritual for their birthday, a strange occurrence happens and Aya turns into Ceres, a Celestial Maiden. Ceres has vowed to destroy the Mikage family. The relatives turn on Aya/Ceres to kill her and stop the rampage, but Aya manages to slip away. Confused and conflicted, she determines to find out about Ceres, the Mikages, and how to save her twin brother.
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