Interview with Monster Girls

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Based on a manga by the same name, this anime is one that I really enjoyed. It’s pretty much the standard run of the mill school based, slice-of-life anime.As you all should know by now, I am a huge fan of shojou slice-of-life comedies so this is right up my alley.

Takahashi Tetsuo is a high school science teacher who has always been interested in Demi-humans, even back in his university days. One day, 3 new girls arrive at school who are all demi’s as does 1 new teacher. Takahashi suddenly has access to teenagers who are willing to answer his question. The 4 demis however, find solace in him as a councilor while he helps them work out their struggles about being demis.

This is a fun light-hearted anime that deal with the struggles of being different. It also deals with the social discrimination that people who are different face. All in all it’s really fun.

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Totally Been Sick and will be Moving

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I meant to write a anime review for yesterday and a drama review for Today. Sadly I have been really sick. I’m starting to feel better. This weekend I will be writing everything for the next 3 weeks to 1 month so that I can focus on my move.

I know that I haven’t been consistent lately and I apologize for that. I will get back on track I promise.

As an apology Here is a picture of my kpop bias:

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Like for Likes

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This has been popping up on my dramafever lately and I felt like I should watch it. I’m so happy that I did.

We follow 3 couples, that are all looking for love. Some have to overcome their own personal feeling about themselves, while others are simply looking for love in the wrong places. Recently out of the military, Jin Woo (Yoo Ah In), a famous actor , turns down a role in Gyung A’s (Lee Mi Yeon) latest drama. After having gone into the military right after a one night stand, Jin Woo is unaware of Gyung A’s child until after a wedding. He is certain at that point that the child is his but Gyung A refuses to comment on it.

Meanwhile, Sung Chan (Kim Ju Hyeok), a Japanese restaurant owner, starts a lease a new apartment right before his wedding. However, his finacé leaves him and he has the apartment to himself. The person he leased it from, Joo Ran (Choi Ji Woo), was swindled out of her money and now has no place to stay. Sung Chan offers to share the apartment with her, he even goes as far to introduce her to a friend who is looking for a romantic partner. What could be better?

A regular at Sung Chan’s restaurant, Soo Ho (Kang Ha Neul) is a songwriter, but after being in a car accident in high school, he looses his ability to hear. After meeting Na Yeon (Esom) at the restaurant and having a good time, he falls in love but can never admit that he’s deaf to her. This leads to them exchanging messages on facebook, waiting a long time before meeting again.

This is a really cute movie that I enjoyed. The character development was subtle but there through out. I found myself rooting a bit more for one couple over others, but that’s normal when it comes to stories involving multiple couples. The pairings’ chemistry were perfect and believable. If you want a nice light hearted movie you should give this movie a try.

Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery #2)

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Hannah Swensen is back and there are more murders a foot. In the small town of Lake Eden, there are more people being murdered. In the middle of the bake off being held in Eden Lake, one of the judges, Boyd Watson, local football coach and wife beater, is found dead in his garage. Unsure who else to call, Danielle calls Hannah right after she finds the body. Unsure what else to do, he calls in Mike and Bill to do the police work. Though she claims to not want any part in the case, Hannah starts poking around and quickly finds out that someone doesn’t want her to figure out whose killed Coach Watson.

This is as cute as the first and because we already have the basis of the characters this time of round, it’s real easy just to jump right into the book. Though Hannah’s thought process was easy to follow, the killer came out from left field. I loved the book, don’t get me wrong, but I just didn’t see it coming. I loved the character relationships in the book, I just wish were more scene containing Hannah and her 2 men because I really would love to see a little more romance in this series.

The recipes look awesome as alway  I really wish that I wasn’t on a diet so I could check them out a little bit more.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery #1)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery #3)

Wolves of East Anglia Part 1

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After a mild fender bender, Raedwald had an irrefutable desire to ask Lexi out while she’s on vacation in England. Their mutual attracts hits them both like a brick. Ever since Raed was given the power by the Anglo-saxon god, Tiw, to protect the human race from werewolves sired by Fenris, he’s never had such a pull before. After he notices that he’s starting to care for her more than he should, he struggles to keep her safe while keeping his word to Tiw.

This is an excellent book. Chenery, is really good at world-building. Lexi and Raed are thrown together awfully quickly, but as I said with other series if you have a tell-tell sign you’re destined more people would get together quickly. As this is the first book in the series, we get a lot of background of the group of werewolves as well as the lore behind them. The characters that are shown in this book are well developed, which is really impressive with how short this novella is. This is a really good book and a good start of the series.

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On her first day in England, Kamryn runs head on into Algar. After being helped up and dusting herself off, she is certain that she will never see that gorgeous man again. Having lost the wolf that he was looking for, Algar’s mind drifts back to Kamryn. He’s determined to find his mate again. He follows her scent to the hotel she’s staying at in an attempt to woe her. While trying to balance love and his job, he is the 2nd person of the pack to find his mate. They all have a lot of learning to go through.

I love how Algar learns from Raed’s mistakes. The bond between the wolves is strengthened in this book. We get also a deeper understanding of the differences between the 2 types of werewolves. I sadly don’t remember much else about this book, and this is why I shouldn’t have waited so long to review it. I will say though, that the ending is a close call and Twi really manages to save Kamryn’s life.

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After her English boyfriend left her owning a bar that is just paying the bills. Nika has sworn herself off men for the rest of her life. Well, that was until Garrick walked into her bar looking at her like she was food. Garrick was absolutely certain that Nika is his mate, but now he just has to warm her up to the idea of having a boyfriend again. Though his presence around her brings her into danger’s path.

This might be the hardest book to write a synopsis for. This book doesn’t have much of a storyline past the love story. I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing, it’s just there is more substance in the other book of the series. You do still get some background to the other wolves, but they are almost in hiatus in this book. Obviously, the plot still advances but I feel like in the earlier and the later books there is more world building that happens. It’s it’s a good book, just wish there was a little more substance.

The Glass Mask Year 3 Class D

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This is a very odd anime with a slightly odd animation style. To begin, it is done with the 3d ish animation style and all of the characters look like dolls. But other than that, the storyline is odd as well.

We have 5 students that were brought into the school who are steeped in passion. Their hope was to increase the overall passion in the school and reignite the passion in their hearts. They try and help people in the weirdest ways and to try and understand the populace around them. They also have the odd habit of rolling back their eyes and showing the whites of them.

Though some of the episodes were entertaining, I would say this wasn’t my type of anime. Though with each episode being 4 minutes long it’s easy to simply watch the entire series. There doesn’t look like there will be a second season to expand on the characters at all, but I don’t really think there needs to be. I will say though that Masumi Hayami was my favourite character even though he was a prick.

Psycho-Pass Season 1

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Ok so the poster is actually for season 2 but, Shhh, don’t tell anyone. This anime is one of my favourites. Because season 1 and 2 are not direct continuations I’m going to review them separately.

In the not so distant future, if you so much as think of a crime you can be convicted. That is the society that our characters live in. If you are working in the police force and do not meet the quota for the psycho-pass then you are handed over to another enforcer until you can obtain a passing score or fall so deep that you are incarcerated. We primarily follow Kyougami Shinya, who do to a trauma in his past he can no longer pass the test so he is to be monitored by his partner, Tsunemori Akane, who is very special as well. Akane can never fail the test. She always scores near perfect on the test no matter what happens. These two are sent head on into trouble that stems from Shinya’s past.

I love the animation style of this anime. The cyberpunk designs and the thought that even when into the guns that they use. I dislike that the society stigmatises mental health issues, however, it does go perfectly with the dystopian environment that they are going for. The thriller aspect is fantastic and even the villain is clever. Though he does remind me of a saner version of Muraki Kazutaka from Descendents of Darkness. All-in-all I really love this show and if you’re into psychological thrillers this is probably for you.