Posts Tagged ‘ School ’

The Breaker Review: A Martial Arts Disciple’s Growth

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About a month ago, I read through a manhwa called The Breaker.  Some of my AIM friends have a lot of love for this series and demanded I get to it as soon as possible.  It took me a while, and sadly I still have only finished the first part of the series, but it was quite a fun read.  The Breaker is my second manhwa, the first being Tower of God.  While both are action manhwa, the two are very, very different series and Breaker certainly feels more like a manga than ToG did.  I say that Breaker’s style is more reminiscent of manga, though truth be told I don’t know a whole lot of manga quite like it.  I guess that part of it is simply the fact that I haven’t read a whole lot of martial arts manga to begin with (only ones I’ve read much of anything for are probably Baki the Grappler and History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi, both of which have their similarities to it but aren’t quite the same deal).  Apparently the early stages of Breaker are supposed to be similar to Great Teacher Onizuka as well, though I’ll have to see just how similar GTO is once I actually do start that.  In any case, The Breaker was quite a good series and I look forward to seeing what New Waves has to offer as well. Continue reading

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu Review: The Whims and Escapades of a High School Girl

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My school’s anime club has been watching two anime, one of which is Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, better known as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.  While we actually have yet to finish it, I went ahead and watched through the entirety of season 1 during Thanksgiving break.  Indeed, I know I am very late in watching this, but as the cliche goes, better late than never.  Haruhi’s a series that pretty much any anime fan has at least heard about, and while it definitely hit its prime popularity a while back, it’s still quite well-known today.  As I am quite fond of Kyoto Animation works for the most part, I was excited to finally watch through Haruhi after all this time.  While I wasn’t quite as blown away by it as I had expected to be, it was still quite a fun watch.  That said, more than anything it’s The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya that I’ve heard such great things about, so I’m aware that I have not yet seen all that Haruhi has to offer by any means. Continue reading

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Review: Following Your Dreams and Moving Past Failure

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Just finished watching Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo last night, and wow what a series that was.  I actually haven’t watched all too many of the school rom-com drama type stories (with probably the only ones I’ve seen being School Rumble and Toradora, both of which I enjoyed quite a lot), and this is yet another reason why I feel like I really should watch more.  Sakurasou is a brilliant mix of wacky comedy, touching drama, and various romantic developments, and though it might not seem amazing at first it steadily proves why it’s such a lovable story. Continue reading

Katawa Shoujo Review: Disabilities and Defining Oneself

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Well ever since I finished Lilly’s route I’ve been pretty much done with Katawa Shoujo, only needing to go back for one scene.  This last week has been pretty busy with projects and finals to deal with so I didn’t get time to post again, but now that I’m out on summer vacation it’s a good time for me to write about my final impressions on Katawa Shoujo as a whole. Continue reading

Katawa Shoujo: Lilly’s Route Review: My Final KS Adventure

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Yesterday night I managed to complete my final route of Katawa Shoujo, and with one scene after that 100% completion of the entire game.  Now Katawa Shoujo was definitely quite the experience and there’s a lot I could say about it, but before I go on to post about my final thoughts on the game, I think it’s better to focus on the girl of my last route: Lilly Satou. Continue reading

Katawa Shoujo: Shizune’s Route Review: Relationship Issues and Bonds Between Friends

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With schoolwork and the like I haven’t been able to play as quickly as I would prefer but yesterday I finally completed Shizune Hakamichi’s route, leaving me with only Lilly’s.  As I had feared from what I heard about this route, Shizune’s route ended up being my least favorite yet.  Of course, that’s not to say that it’s a bad route, but I certainly enjoyed the others more. Continue reading