dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)
Continuing my 'fave scenes' Ouran pic spam.

Is this the slashiest thing or what? I remember Kyouya/Tamaki slashers being numerous back in the manga days so I am sure that made them v.v. happy :P (Yes, in context, it's about something else, but I was still amused). I mean, Tamaki does refer to himself and Kyouya as Father and Mother :) The slash writes itself.










Heh.
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)
Continuing my 'fave scenes' Ouran pic spam.

Is this the slashiest thing or what? I remember Kyouya/Tamaki slashers being numerous back in the manga days so I am sure that made them v.v. happy :P (Yes, in context, it's about something else, but I was still amused). I mean, Tamaki does refer to himself and Kyouya as Father and Mother :) The slash writes itself.










Heh.
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)
Continuing my 'fave scenes' Ouran pic spam.

Is this the slashiest thing or what? I remember Kyouya/Tamaki slashers being numerous back in the manga days so I am sure that made them v.v. happy :P (Yes, in context, it's about something else, but I was still amused). I mean, Tamaki does refer to himself and Kyouya as Father and Mother :) The slash writes itself.










Heh.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I pretty much inhaled Ouran High School Host Club eps 7-11 last night. It is definitely going on the list of my favorite dramas. I started it with zero expectations despite (or because) my adoration of the manga, but this ended up being one of the rare perfect adaptations, as good as the source. I am still sorting through the bazillion caps, but have one of my favorite scenes meanwhile. I literally went a little fangirl-incoherent. How anyone can not root for two such sweet darlings as Tamaki and Haruhi is lost on me because...SQUEEE! Squee ate up all the parts of my brain normally reserved for critical thinking.









Only in manga-world would a trip too a grocery store be full of deadly peril :P
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I pretty much inhaled Ouran High School Host Club eps 7-11 last night. It is definitely going on the list of my favorite dramas. I started it with zero expectations despite (or because) my adoration of the manga, but this ended up being one of the rare perfect adaptations, as good as the source. I am still sorting through the bazillion caps, but have one of my favorite scenes meanwhile. I literally went a little fangirl-incoherent. How anyone can not root for two such sweet darlings as Tamaki and Haruhi is lost on me because...SQUEEE! Squee ate up all the parts of my brain normally reserved for critical thinking.









Only in manga-world would a trip too a grocery store be full of deadly peril :P
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I pretty much inhaled Ouran High School Host Club eps 7-11 last night. It is definitely going on the list of my favorite dramas. I started it with zero expectations despite (or because) my adoration of the manga, but this ended up being one of the rare perfect adaptations, as good as the source. I am still sorting through the bazillion caps, but have one of my favorite scenes meanwhile. I literally went a little fangirl-incoherent. How anyone can not root for two such sweet darlings as Tamaki and Haruhi is lost on me because...SQUEEE! Squee ate up all the parts of my brain normally reserved for critical thinking.









Only in manga-world would a trip too a grocery store be full of deadly peril :P
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I am sure everyone who's interested has heard by now they are making a live-action version of Ouran High School Host Club. My expectations are not high. I adore the anime and the manga, but jdrama adaptations of manga rarely work for me (Hanadan being a big honking exception, rather than the norm). Twdramas, otoh...

I will definitely check it out though. At least the guy they picked for Tamaki looks Tamaki-ish (also like Angelina Jolie, but that is by the by) Pic here )

I am going to find other cast pics (I was lazy - this was the only one posted on d-addicts). Hopefully they got Haruhi right too.

Oh, and I am not posting much about it because it's not too meta-able, but I am quietly watching Muscle Girl and continuing to enjoy it. It's such a low maintenance, sweet drama. Plus, the OTP is adorable!





And with Mommy issues.


dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I am sure everyone who's interested has heard by now they are making a live-action version of Ouran High School Host Club. My expectations are not high. I adore the anime and the manga, but jdrama adaptations of manga rarely work for me (Hanadan being a big honking exception, rather than the norm). Twdramas, otoh...

I will definitely check it out though. At least the guy they picked for Tamaki looks Tamaki-ish (also like Angelina Jolie, but that is by the by) Pic here )

I am going to find other cast pics (I was lazy - this was the only one posted on d-addicts). Hopefully they got Haruhi right too.

Oh, and I am not posting much about it because it's not too meta-able, but I am quietly watching Muscle Girl and continuing to enjoy it. It's such a low maintenance, sweet drama. Plus, the OTP is adorable!





And with Mommy issues.


dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I am sure everyone who's interested has heard by now they are making a live-action version of Ouran High School Host Club. My expectations are not high. I adore the anime and the manga, but jdrama adaptations of manga rarely work for me (Hanadan being a big honking exception, rather than the norm). Twdramas, otoh...

I will definitely check it out though. At least the guy they picked for Tamaki looks Tamaki-ish (also like Angelina Jolie, but that is by the by) Pic here )

I am going to find other cast pics (I was lazy - this was the only one posted on d-addicts). Hopefully they got Haruhi right too.

Oh, and I am not posting much about it because it's not too meta-able, but I am quietly watching Muscle Girl and continuing to enjoy it. It's such a low maintenance, sweet drama. Plus, the OTP is adorable!





And with Mommy issues.


dangermousie: (Default)
Awesome ockoala has posted on her blog that Jiro has been officially confirmed as Night in Absolute Boyfriend. There was a press conference and everything, and apparently they already started filming. Jiro also promised us a naked scene. LOL, only in a twdrama presscon.

For some reason, I don't even mind Gu Hye Sun as Riko. Maybe because BOF showed she does emo and damsel-in-distress and opposite-of-Makino extremely well (I am not bitter about BOF, no sirree). Also, her brand of chirpy overacting would fit right into a twdrama, especially one with such an insane plot - girl accidentally orders experimental sex-robot. R-rated hijinks ensue. (Also, the name Night cracks me up every time because it shows such an utter lack of imagination on Riko's part).

I adore the manga to bits (even if the ending is EVIL) - it's funny, romantic, meta, tongue-in-cheek and hella sexy. But then I am a big Yu Watase fan. Jdrama I did not like at all because to say it was vaguely inspired by the manga would be charitable, the actors had no chemistry, and, being a jdrama, this was singularly passionless and with lack of touching (which, in a story about a sexbot, is bizarre, to say the least).

Here's hoping AB sticks to the manga. At the very least, at least I find Jiro hugely more appealing than Hayami Mocomichi (but I prefer Aibu Saki to GHS, hmmm. Not related to anything but is Saki still with Nagase btw? Lucky woman! That's who I'd cast as a personal dream sexbot :p)

Anyway, hugely excited!
dangermousie: (Default)
Awesome ockoala has posted on her blog that Jiro has been officially confirmed as Night in Absolute Boyfriend. There was a press conference and everything, and apparently they already started filming. Jiro also promised us a naked scene. LOL, only in a twdrama presscon.

For some reason, I don't even mind Gu Hye Sun as Riko. Maybe because BOF showed she does emo and damsel-in-distress and opposite-of-Makino extremely well (I am not bitter about BOF, no sirree). Also, her brand of chirpy overacting would fit right into a twdrama, especially one with such an insane plot - girl accidentally orders experimental sex-robot. R-rated hijinks ensue. (Also, the name Night cracks me up every time because it shows such an utter lack of imagination on Riko's part).

I adore the manga to bits (even if the ending is EVIL) - it's funny, romantic, meta, tongue-in-cheek and hella sexy. But then I am a big Yu Watase fan. Jdrama I did not like at all because to say it was vaguely inspired by the manga would be charitable, the actors had no chemistry, and, being a jdrama, this was singularly passionless and with lack of touching (which, in a story about a sexbot, is bizarre, to say the least).

Here's hoping AB sticks to the manga. At the very least, at least I find Jiro hugely more appealing than Hayami Mocomichi (but I prefer Aibu Saki to GHS, hmmm. Not related to anything but is Saki still with Nagase btw? Lucky woman! That's who I'd cast as a personal dream sexbot :p)

Anyway, hugely excited!
dangermousie: (Default)
Awesome ockoala has posted on her blog that Jiro has been officially confirmed as Night in Absolute Boyfriend. There was a press conference and everything, and apparently they already started filming. Jiro also promised us a naked scene. LOL, only in a twdrama presscon.

For some reason, I don't even mind Gu Hye Sun as Riko. Maybe because BOF showed she does emo and damsel-in-distress and opposite-of-Makino extremely well (I am not bitter about BOF, no sirree). Also, her brand of chirpy overacting would fit right into a twdrama, especially one with such an insane plot - girl accidentally orders experimental sex-robot. R-rated hijinks ensue. (Also, the name Night cracks me up every time because it shows such an utter lack of imagination on Riko's part).

I adore the manga to bits (even if the ending is EVIL) - it's funny, romantic, meta, tongue-in-cheek and hella sexy. But then I am a big Yu Watase fan. Jdrama I did not like at all because to say it was vaguely inspired by the manga would be charitable, the actors had no chemistry, and, being a jdrama, this was singularly passionless and with lack of touching (which, in a story about a sexbot, is bizarre, to say the least).

Here's hoping AB sticks to the manga. At the very least, at least I find Jiro hugely more appealing than Hayami Mocomichi (but I prefer Aibu Saki to GHS, hmmm. Not related to anything but is Saki still with Nagase btw? Lucky woman! That's who I'd cast as a personal dream sexbot :p)

Anyway, hugely excited!
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
(EEEE! LJ is working again! What is it with this place lately?)

Today, browsing in our local B&N, I discovered a delicious shoujo manga that I simply must share with you all.

Said manga? Black Bird by Kanoko Sukarakoji (whose 2-volume Backstage Prince, I read and liked previously).



Misao is your typical Japanese high-schooler - studies, has friends, wants a boyfriend. Well, she's typical except for one teeny tiny little thing - ever since she can remember, she has the ability to see demons. She has had to hide this from everyone, else they think she's odder than they already think she is. The only person she recalls telling about this who believed her was her childhood friend Kyo. She doesn't remember much about him, but she remembers his telling her he will protect her and come back for her. But then he moved away and that was it.

Until now. One day she's attacked by a demon who tells her why she could always see them - she is a special human who is born very rarely and thus is very prized by the demon realm. Whoever eats her flesh will gain prosperity, whoever drinks her blood will gain longevity, and whoever marries her, will gain fortune for his whole demon clan. And now that she's turned 16, it's open season.

It's the end for Misao until someone shows up, takes on the demon, and rescues her. She doesn't recognize him at first, so he introduces himself - he's the grown-up Kyo, who's returned to keep his word. Only one thing - Kyo is the clan heir of the tengu - i.e. he's a demon himself, and he wants her for his demon bride. Hey, it's got to be better than being eaten, right?



And now we come to the most amusing and entertaining part of this. He can literally heal her wounds with his tongue. Let this sink in. Did I mention that since demons are after Misao en masse, she gets hurt a lot? There are literally scenes where demon venom is all over her body, so he has to lick her all over. Mmmmm. Oh, and there is also the bit where she has energy to heal demons by being close to them, and the closer the better, so if it's Kyo's turn to get wounded, frenching seems to be as good a way as any to make him better. And Kyo gets hurt a lot, too, seeing that he's constantly protecting the walking, talking demon lunch (because the heroine's attitude, rather amusingly, is "I may love you and not want to be eaten, but I am not marrying anyone at 16"). Mayu Shinjo just wishes she thoughts of that.



I love it! Snarking on a very creative way to introduce some sensuality into the manga aside, it does have a pretty strong story, with first loves, family secrets, forgotten memories, evil siblings (I believe Kyo's older brother qualifies for worst sibling ever - working out your issues by trapping/mortally wounding your younger bro and telling him that before he dies, you are going to make him watch as you rape, kill, and eat his gf is going above and beyond call of duty), more h/c than you can even want, and fighting. Plus, it seems to belong to the subgenre of "girl attracts undying, literally, affection of some sort of fierce/powerful/supernatural hottie who will do anything for her" shoujo which I like. I really dislike the ones where a girl chases after a guy who couldn't give her a time of day.

Is it a masterpiece? Nope. Is it delicious, bodice-ripper fun? Heck yeah.

First 6 volumes have been published in English by Viz. Scanlations are, I am sure, in all the usual places.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
(EEEE! LJ is working again! What is it with this place lately?)

Today, browsing in our local B&N, I discovered a delicious shoujo manga that I simply must share with you all.

Said manga? Black Bird by Kanoko Sukarakoji (whose 2-volume Backstage Prince, I read and liked previously).



Misao is your typical Japanese high-schooler - studies, has friends, wants a boyfriend. Well, she's typical except for one teeny tiny little thing - ever since she can remember, she has the ability to see demons. She has had to hide this from everyone, else they think she's odder than they already think she is. The only person she recalls telling about this who believed her was her childhood friend Kyo. She doesn't remember much about him, but she remembers his telling her he will protect her and come back for her. But then he moved away and that was it.

Until now. One day she's attacked by a demon who tells her why she could always see them - she is a special human who is born very rarely and thus is very prized by the demon realm. Whoever eats her flesh will gain prosperity, whoever drinks her blood will gain longevity, and whoever marries her, will gain fortune for his whole demon clan. And now that she's turned 16, it's open season.

It's the end for Misao until someone shows up, takes on the demon, and rescues her. She doesn't recognize him at first, so he introduces himself - he's the grown-up Kyo, who's returned to keep his word. Only one thing - Kyo is the clan heir of the tengu - i.e. he's a demon himself, and he wants her for his demon bride. Hey, it's got to be better than being eaten, right?



And now we come to the most amusing and entertaining part of this. He can literally heal her wounds with his tongue. Let this sink in. Did I mention that since demons are after Misao en masse, she gets hurt a lot? There are literally scenes where demon venom is all over her body, so he has to lick her all over. Mmmmm. Oh, and there is also the bit where she has energy to heal demons by being close to them, and the closer the better, so if it's Kyo's turn to get wounded, frenching seems to be as good a way as any to make him better. And Kyo gets hurt a lot, too, seeing that he's constantly protecting the walking, talking demon lunch (because the heroine's attitude, rather amusingly, is "I may love you and not want to be eaten, but I am not marrying anyone at 16"). Mayu Shinjo just wishes she thoughts of that.



I love it! Snarking on a very creative way to introduce some sensuality into the manga aside, it does have a pretty strong story, with first loves, family secrets, forgotten memories, evil siblings (I believe Kyo's older brother qualifies for worst sibling ever - working out your issues by trapping/mortally wounding your younger bro and telling him that before he dies, you are going to make him watch as you rape, kill, and eat his gf is going above and beyond call of duty), more h/c than you can even want, and fighting. Plus, it seems to belong to the subgenre of "girl attracts undying, literally, affection of some sort of fierce/powerful/supernatural hottie who will do anything for her" shoujo which I like. I really dislike the ones where a girl chases after a guy who couldn't give her a time of day.

Is it a masterpiece? Nope. Is it delicious, bodice-ripper fun? Heck yeah.

First 6 volumes have been published in English by Viz. Scanlations are, I am sure, in all the usual places.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
(EEEE! LJ is working again! What is it with this place lately?)

Today, browsing in our local B&N, I discovered a delicious shoujo manga that I simply must share with you all.

Said manga? Black Bird by Kanoko Sukarakoji (whose 2-volume Backstage Prince, I read and liked previously).



Misao is your typical Japanese high-schooler - studies, has friends, wants a boyfriend. Well, she's typical except for one teeny tiny little thing - ever since she can remember, she has the ability to see demons. She has had to hide this from everyone, else they think she's odder than they already think she is. The only person she recalls telling about this who believed her was her childhood friend Kyo. She doesn't remember much about him, but she remembers his telling her he will protect her and come back for her. But then he moved away and that was it.

Until now. One day she's attacked by a demon who tells her why she could always see them - she is a special human who is born very rarely and thus is very prized by the demon realm. Whoever eats her flesh will gain prosperity, whoever drinks her blood will gain longevity, and whoever marries her, will gain fortune for his whole demon clan. And now that she's turned 16, it's open season.

It's the end for Misao until someone shows up, takes on the demon, and rescues her. She doesn't recognize him at first, so he introduces himself - he's the grown-up Kyo, who's returned to keep his word. Only one thing - Kyo is the clan heir of the tengu - i.e. he's a demon himself, and he wants her for his demon bride. Hey, it's got to be better than being eaten, right?



And now we come to the most amusing and entertaining part of this. He can literally heal her wounds with his tongue. Let this sink in. Did I mention that since demons are after Misao en masse, she gets hurt a lot? There are literally scenes where demon venom is all over her body, so he has to lick her all over. Mmmmm. Oh, and there is also the bit where she has energy to heal demons by being close to them, and the closer the better, so if it's Kyo's turn to get wounded, frenching seems to be as good a way as any to make him better. And Kyo gets hurt a lot, too, seeing that he's constantly protecting the walking, talking demon lunch (because the heroine's attitude, rather amusingly, is "I may love you and not want to be eaten, but I am not marrying anyone at 16"). Mayu Shinjo just wishes she thoughts of that.



I love it! Snarking on a very creative way to introduce some sensuality into the manga aside, it does have a pretty strong story, with first loves, family secrets, forgotten memories, evil siblings (I believe Kyo's older brother qualifies for worst sibling ever - working out your issues by trapping/mortally wounding your younger bro and telling him that before he dies, you are going to make him watch as you rape, kill, and eat his gf is going above and beyond call of duty), more h/c than you can even want, and fighting. Plus, it seems to belong to the subgenre of "girl attracts undying, literally, affection of some sort of fierce/powerful/supernatural hottie who will do anything for her" shoujo which I like. I really dislike the ones where a girl chases after a guy who couldn't give her a time of day.

Is it a masterpiece? Nope. Is it delicious, bodice-ripper fun? Heck yeah.

First 6 volumes have been published in English by Viz. Scanlations are, I am sure, in all the usual places.
dangermousie: (FY: Tamahome red by jadeicons)
Our local Borders is one of the ones going out of business so I went there to pick over the remains. It was pretty well raided out but I did find five volumes of the Fushigi Yuugi (15-yr-old schoolgirl is transported to magic version of ancient China, must go on quest) omnibus volumes which means 15 regular volumes, at prices that were a steal.

Ah, FY. If you were around my LJ in 2005, you probably remember my obsession (probably it's what primed me for period cdramas, eventually. I even have my ideal version fantasy cdrama cast even if they all skew a bit older than teens :P). I also still love that story to bits in every respect - it has adventure, wall-to-wall angst, shipping to die for, and is very self-referential and tongue-in-cheek when needed.

Anyway, purchasing that made me rather nostalgic. I sort of want to rewatch the anime now but am a bit scared (one of the only two times I had hysterics watching a show involves FY and there were other scenes in it that left me a total wreck). So for now, I am going to satisfy myself by continuing with The Holy Pearl, a.k.a. the cdrama live-action take on Inuyasha, another one of 'modern girl goes through time to fantasy land.'

Have a MV for the secondary OTP from it. No idea who they are but they look cool.



Oh, and as a bonus, FY's opening credits. Oh, how I used to be obsessed with it.

dangermousie: (FY: Tamahome red by jadeicons)
Our local Borders is one of the ones going out of business so I went there to pick over the remains. It was pretty well raided out but I did find five volumes of the Fushigi Yuugi (15-yr-old schoolgirl is transported to magic version of ancient China, must go on quest) omnibus volumes which means 15 regular volumes, at prices that were a steal.

Ah, FY. If you were around my LJ in 2005, you probably remember my obsession (probably it's what primed me for period cdramas, eventually. I even have my ideal version fantasy cdrama cast even if they all skew a bit older than teens :P). I also still love that story to bits in every respect - it has adventure, wall-to-wall angst, shipping to die for, and is very self-referential and tongue-in-cheek when needed.

Anyway, purchasing that made me rather nostalgic. I sort of want to rewatch the anime now but am a bit scared (one of the only two times I had hysterics watching a show involves FY and there were other scenes in it that left me a total wreck). So for now, I am going to satisfy myself by continuing with The Holy Pearl, a.k.a. the cdrama live-action take on Inuyasha, another one of 'modern girl goes through time to fantasy land.'

Have a MV for the secondary OTP from it. No idea who they are but they look cool.



Oh, and as a bonus, FY's opening credits. Oh, how I used to be obsessed with it.

dangermousie: (FY: Tamahome red by jadeicons)
Our local Borders is one of the ones going out of business so I went there to pick over the remains. It was pretty well raided out but I did find five volumes of the Fushigi Yuugi (15-yr-old schoolgirl is transported to magic version of ancient China, must go on quest) omnibus volumes which means 15 regular volumes, at prices that were a steal.

Ah, FY. If you were around my LJ in 2005, you probably remember my obsession (probably it's what primed me for period cdramas, eventually. I even have my ideal version fantasy cdrama cast even if they all skew a bit older than teens :P). I also still love that story to bits in every respect - it has adventure, wall-to-wall angst, shipping to die for, and is very self-referential and tongue-in-cheek when needed.

Anyway, purchasing that made me rather nostalgic. I sort of want to rewatch the anime now but am a bit scared (one of the only two times I had hysterics watching a show involves FY and there were other scenes in it that left me a total wreck). So for now, I am going to satisfy myself by continuing with The Holy Pearl, a.k.a. the cdrama live-action take on Inuyasha, another one of 'modern girl goes through time to fantasy land.'

Have a MV for the secondary OTP from it. No idea who they are but they look cool.



Oh, and as a bonus, FY's opening credits. Oh, how I used to be obsessed with it.

dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
At least that seems to be the consensus of the commenters to the trailer - that this 2011 fantasy cdrama The Holy Pearl seems very similar. Having never seen/read the anime/manga, I cannot say whether they are correct, but I do think going to a fantasy realm and hooking up with a hottie with horns and thus involving yourself in a love triangle with your own previous incarnation sounds like a fun drama plot.

Here is the subbed trailer:



I really hope this pops up subbed somewhere.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
At least that seems to be the consensus of the commenters to the trailer - that this 2011 fantasy cdrama The Holy Pearl seems very similar. Having never seen/read the anime/manga, I cannot say whether they are correct, but I do think going to a fantasy realm and hooking up with a hottie with horns and thus involving yourself in a love triangle with your own previous incarnation sounds like a fun drama plot.

Here is the subbed trailer:



I really hope this pops up subbed somewhere.

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