Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3)

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After forcing Reyes back into his body to save his life, Charley must live with the consequences. Every time she closes her eyes, she drags Reyes to her and she gets very little sleep and thus has forced herself to stay awake. Meanwhile, she has a missing wife, a not too forthcoming ghost and an escaped convicted felon. What’s a girl to do? Well, try and work on two of the three problems while ingesting a stupid amount of coffee.

Without going into too much detail in this review though I really want to. Reyes manages to screw Charley over hardcore in this book. Last book, her father threw her under the bus, so, naturally, it’s Reye’s turn. While looking into the survival of Reye’s father after he was ‘murdered’ by Reyes leads her straight to danger, but hey she’s the grim reapers. She’s the only person who has access to certain information. Though I think the funniest parts are when she gets into trouble for being sleeping deprived. I liked this book. It was a good addition to the series though I feel like there is a need for Jones to stop having people using Charley as bait it’s getting old, fast.

3.5/5


The Second Grave to the Left (Charley Davidson #2)

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OZMAFIA!!

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This anime is passed off of a dating sim. There are 12 short episodes and they leave you wanting more because of the WTF just happened aspect.

This slice-of-life anime follows Scarlet as he arrives at his new school Oz. We get to see his interactions with 3 of his professors and 2 of his classmates. It reminds me a lot of Bonjour.  As you can

As you can tell by the poster. It’s a very bright show that is drawn in a chibi-esque style. The last 30 seconds are always the last character, that was interacted with, talking to you the viewer. In those scenes, the characters are drawn in a shoujo and it’s actually what tipped me off to it being based off of a game. It’s cute and I enjoyed it. It won’t take you long to complete either.


Otaku Talks Anime – Ozmafia Podcast

Let’s Drink – REVIEW –

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I know, I know that my recap is incomplete, but that doesn’t mean I can’t review it.

Let’s drink is a silly drama that if you like food porn and alcohol then you’ll like this. I had a desire to drink and eat good food after every episode. The concept is cute were a newbie instructor comes to a private school to teach students who are studying for the civil servant exam. Ha Na (Park Ha Sun) gets brought in because she’s cheap after they hired the big shot Jin Jung Suk (Ha Seok Jin) to teach at their school. Through the mayhem of everything Ha Na and Jung Suk get closer.

I’m going to go more in depth in the podcast that will be up when I record with Natalia sometime next week. I’m not sure how I feel about the ending of this drama. It was a cute concept but it needed 1 extra episode. The 2 main leads were fantastic and I enjoyed the food, but I’m just not certain how I feel. It surrounds the drinking culture and a few reasons as to why someone would want to drink alone, and I’ll admit I’m one of those people.  I feel like had they cleaned up the ending a bit better it would have been better. Regardless, it was a cute drama and still worth the watch.


Let’s Drink Table Of Content
Let’s Drink (Drinking Solo) Podcast

Crunchyroll Fall 2016 Anime Lineup Part 4

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Girlish Number

This anime follows and up and coming star in the voice actor scene. Chitose Karasuma is a headstrong girl with a bad attitude. Though she wants to make it big in the voice acting industry, she continues to clash with other actors and gets minor roles. Her only goal is to make it big no matter what. This isn’t really an anime for me, but if you like idol animes this might work for you because it has the same feel.

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Kiss Him, Not Me!

Did you not gets enough with the fudanshis last season? No? Then this is for you. This is a full-length anime following Kae Serinuma who was overweight until the death of her favourite character sends her into shock and she loses a bunch of weight. Suddenly, she comes back to school after being missing for a week as a whole new person. I love this manga that this is based on and it looks like the anime is giving it justice so far.

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Brave Witches

This anime reminds be of a very fanservice filled version of Irregular at magic high school. It is a military anime that surrounds a group of girls with special powers who are the only people who can save the world from the enemies. I’m not a fan of military animes, and the female lead, Hikari Karibuchi, is always being compared to her sister who is a well known and respected commander. The animation is very pretty but it’s not for me.

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This  is a cute, over the top anime that I am enjoying quite a bit. This is a whacky slice of like anime that I love. After the passing of her grandmother, Kanea can’t afford to keep up with the estate so she decides to sell it. However, her lodgers Beethoven and Mozart refuse to leave and Sousuke refuses to move out his musical gear in hopes she’ll stay. When the house is about to be torn down, Mozart gets the organ working and Beethoven uses his magical music powers to protect the house and thus the story begins. I love this anime and I think it’s going to be really fun to watch it.


Crunchyroll Fall Anime Lineup 2016 part 3
Crunchyroll Fall 2016 Anime Lineup part 5

Orange – オレンジ-

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Ok… So I might have taken a look at Yamazaki Kento’s filmology page, but can you blame me. He has the perfect innocent face paired with mean acting skills that can pull off anything.

Orange follows a group of friends who welcome a new transferee, Naruse Kakeru (Yamazaki Kento), into their group. Before the entrance ceremony, Takamiya Naho (Tsuchiya Tao) receives a letter from her future self, telling her about everything that is about to happen. This is so that they can stop Kakeru from getting into an accident that costs his life.

The cinematography is excellent as is the acting. There is so much chemistry between the group of 6 friends as well as between the two leads. Normally this is where I complain that they condensed the story far too much but it couldn’t be helped. However, this time, I can’t complain. The story didn’t feel rushed at all and all the important information was covered. Watch this movie because it’s excellent.


Otaku Talks Movie – Orange
Orange – Anime Review

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9)

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So after barely surviving a volcano God’s wrath while protecting Christy, Mercy’s life was starting to get back to normal. Well as normal as it can be being a coyote shifter and mate to the local Alpha werewolf. Unfortunately, the Fae, who are still on the verge of war with humans when a troll attacks the city to get back a human boy that underhill had taken centuries prior. Mercy must make a decision on how to keep their cities safe and Adam has to decide how he’s going to get the pack to treat Mercy with the respect she deserves.

So Mercy is even more of a powerhouse in this book than the last, though let’s be honest, it’s hard not to be powerful when you’ve been brought up by the Marrok and Adam has your back. After, essentially, declaring the tri-cities the pack’s territory and the promise of protection of the citizens from the preternatural, she had to deal with the fallout. Now, throughout these books, Adam has always given Mercy breathing room because he was terrified of her leaving. Though, in this book he finally steps in and it’s magical. Briggs managed a very tough balancing act with this book. She’s still left Mercy the powerful woman she is and even though Adam starts protecting her, it doesn’t take away from that. We also get to learn more about the Fae and underhill thanks to Adien, but we also learn more about Jessy. I feel like Jessy should get a bit more presence in these books but I understand why she doesn’t. Overall, it’s a great read like every other book and really enjoyable. It was a perfect addition to the series.

This is the last book of the series that is currently out and I’m sad, but you guys get to have a different book series to take this series place. The next book is slated to come out March 7th 2017 and I will be waiting with bated breath.

4/5


Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8)
Otaku Talks Books – Mercy Thompson Podcast

Momokuri

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This anime is a little odd. It’s based off of a manga by the same name. There are 26 episodes, or 13 if you watch it on Crunchyroll, and 1 manga volume.

It follows Yuki Kurihara, a girl obsessed with a cute boy at school, and her goal to be in  a relationship with him. Shinya Momotsuki, the cute boy, lacks attention and affection in his life, quickly accepts her request of a relationship. We watch them grow individually as well as a couple.

If you like slice-of-life school animes you’ll love this one. The characters are quirky and really cute. It’s an excellent little anime to watch.


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