dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I just want to give notice that in my Ouran post I have a two-line spoiler about the shippy outcome of the manga. I tried to put it in spoiler codes, but what with LJ screwing up and me being able to post only through email, it somehow didn't come through. I can't edit because post is too large and I get 500 or 503 Error. Apologies!

If you want to read it with spoiler code in place, go to http://dangermousie.dreamwidth.org because there it is blacked out.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I just want to give notice that in my Ouran post I have a two-line spoiler about the shippy outcome of the manga. I tried to put it in spoiler codes, but what with LJ screwing up and me being able to post only through email, it somehow didn't come through. I can't edit because post is too large and I get 500 or 503 Error. Apologies!

If you want to read it with spoiler code in place, go to http://dangermousie.dreamwidth.org because there it is blacked out.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I just want to give notice that in my Ouran post I have a two-line spoiler about the shippy outcome of the manga. I tried to put it in spoiler codes, but what with LJ screwing up and me being able to post only through email, it somehow didn't come through. I can't edit because post is too large and I get 500 or 503 Error. Apologies!

If you want to read it with spoiler code in place, go to http://dangermousie.dreamwidth.org because there it is blacked out.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have finally had a chance to check out the first episode of a liveaction take on one of my all-time favorite mangas, Ouran High School Host Club and I am in love in love in love in love in love.



Somehow they managed to transfer the cracky, cheeky, post-modern metaish, with a hidden heart vibe of the manga (and the awesome anime. It was the only shoujo anime Mr. Mousie ever liked).

The story, such as it is, is about Haruhi, a brilliant scholarship student in a ritzy school. Haruhi is a girl but has little interest in gender norms - she wears a male uniform as more comfortable and has her hair chopped short (I am not getting into long meta again but I really like this drama's take on gender). Through a hilarious set of circumstances, Haruhi ends up working as a host with the Ouran High School Host Club in order to pay a debt. The hosts are the only ones who know she's a girl and Haruhi is very popular with the ladies as a femmy type of boy. Haruhi is pragmatic and no-nonsense and is both puzzled and amused (and occasionally exasperated and always unimpressed) by her fellow hosts, especially by the leader, Tamaki, is a diva and a drama queen and totally lacking in street smarts and is the sweetest, kindest, loveliest person. Needless to say, Haruhi/Tamaki is my (and the manga's) OTP.

If you are looking for realistic exploration of class differences or low-key acting, stay away! It you want a funny, endearing, irrestible bit of fun, come right in!

Caps and thoughts ep 1 )

So yes, a total adoration. I have no idea how much of it is because I am so familiar with the story (i.e. I can't tell if there are any narrative gaps because I know the story backwards, and I come into it already loving the gang) but I do think it's really good. I will probably not even bother waiting for subs any more because I can follow raws (Darksmurf does fast and decent subs btw).

In conclusion, have a shippy anime MV, mainly because I adore the song:


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

dangermousie: (Default)
I have finally had a chance to check out the first episode of a liveaction take on one of my all-time favorite mangas, Ouran High School Host Club and I am in love in love in love in love in love.



Somehow they managed to transfer the cracky, cheeky, post-modern metaish, with a hidden heart vibe of the manga (and the awesome anime. It was the only shoujo anime Mr. Mousie ever liked).

The story, such as it is, is about Haruhi, a brilliant scholarship student in a ritzy school. Haruhi is a girl but has little interest in gender norms - she wears a male uniform as more comfortable and has her hair chopped short (I am not getting into long meta again but I really like this drama's take on gender). Through a hilarious set of circumstances, Haruhi ends up working as a host with the Ouran High School Host Club in order to pay a debt. The hosts are the only ones who know she's a girl and Haruhi is very popular with the ladies as a femmy type of boy. Haruhi is pragmatic and no-nonsense and is both puzzled and amused (and occasionally exasperated and always unimpressed) by her fellow hosts, especially by the leader, Tamaki, is a diva and a drama queen and totally lacking in street smarts and is the sweetest, kindest, loveliest person. Needless to say, Haruhi/Tamaki is my (and the manga's) OTP.

If you are looking for realistic exploration of class differences or low-key acting, stay away! It you want a funny, endearing, irrestible bit of fun, come right in!

Caps and thoughts ep 1 )

So yes, a total adoration. I have no idea how much of it is because I am so familiar with the story (i.e. I can't tell if there are any narrative gaps because I know the story backwards, and I come into it already loving the gang) but I do think it's really good. I will probably not even bother waiting for subs any more because I can follow raws (Darksmurf does fast and decent subs btw).

In conclusion, have a shippy anime MV, mainly because I adore the song:


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

dangermousie: (Default)
I have finally had a chance to check out the first episode of a liveaction take on one of my all-time favorite mangas, Ouran High School Host Club and I am in love in love in love in love in love.



Somehow they managed to transfer the cracky, cheeky, post-modern metaish, with a hidden heart vibe of the manga (and the awesome anime. It was the only shoujo anime Mr. Mousie ever liked).

The story, such as it is, is about Haruhi, a brilliant scholarship student in a ritzy school. Haruhi is a girl but has little interest in gender norms - she wears a male uniform as more comfortable and has her hair chopped short (I am not getting into long meta again but I really like this drama's take on gender). Through a hilarious set of circumstances, Haruhi ends up working as a host with the Ouran High School Host Club in order to pay a debt. The hosts are the only ones who know she's a girl and Haruhi is very popular with the ladies as a femmy type of boy. Haruhi is pragmatic and no-nonsense and is both puzzled and amused (and occasionally exasperated and always unimpressed) by her fellow hosts, especially by the leader, Tamaki, is a diva and a drama queen and totally lacking in street smarts and is the sweetest, kindest, loveliest person. Needless to say, Haruhi/Tamaki is my (and the manga's) OTP.

If you are looking for realistic exploration of class differences or low-key acting, stay away! It you want a funny, endearing, irrestible bit of fun, come right in!

Caps and thoughts ep 1 )

So yes, a total adoration. I have no idea how much of it is because I am so familiar with the story (i.e. I can't tell if there are any narrative gaps because I know the story backwards, and I come into it already loving the gang) but I do think it's really good. I will probably not even bother waiting for subs any more because I can follow raws (Darksmurf does fast and decent subs btw).

In conclusion, have a shippy anime MV, mainly because I adore the song:


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
OK, livejournal won't let me post long entries. They are still working out bugs and long entries do not work yet.

So, if you want to read my impressions of the first episode of liveaction Ouran High School Host Club, go to my dreamwidth.

If you are a LJ member, you can comment there too (I have anon commenting enabled as well). I'll attempt to properly crosspost it later, but for now this is what I got.

Just a general notice: everything I post here is crossposted at http://dangermousie.dreamwidth.org

So if LJ is down or glitchy or slow, you can go there to hang out with moi :P

ETA: I can post long posts if I use Safari and mobile version of LJ through email, it seems.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
OK, livejournal won't let me post long entries. They are still working out bugs and long entries do not work yet.

So, if you want to read my impressions of the first episode of liveaction Ouran High School Host Club, go to my dreamwidth.

If you are a LJ member, you can comment there too (I have anon commenting enabled as well). I'll attempt to properly crosspost it later, but for now this is what I got.

Just a general notice: everything I post here is crossposted at http://dangermousie.dreamwidth.org

So if LJ is down or glitchy or slow, you can go there to hang out with moi :P

ETA: I can post long posts if I use Safari and mobile version of LJ through email, it seems.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
OK, livejournal won't let me post long entries. They are still working out bugs and long entries do not work yet.

So, if you want to read my impressions of the first episode of liveaction Ouran High School Host Club, go to my dreamwidth.

If you are a LJ member, you can comment there too (I have anon commenting enabled as well). I'll attempt to properly crosspost it later, but for now this is what I got.

Just a general notice: everything I post here is crossposted at http://dangermousie.dreamwidth.org

So if LJ is down or glitchy or slow, you can go there to hang out with moi :P

ETA: I can post long posts if I use Safari and mobile version of LJ through email, it seems.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have finally had a chance to check out the first episode of a liveaction take on one of my all-time favorite mangas, Ouran High School Host Club and I am in love in love in love in love in love.



Somehow they managed to transfer the cracky, cheeky, post-modern metaish, with a hidden heart vibe of the manga (and the awesome anime. It was the only shoujo anime Mr. Mousie ever liked).

The story, such as it is, is about Haruhi, a brilliant scholarship student in a ritzy school. Haruhi is a girl but has little interest in gender norms - she wears a male uniform as more comfortable and has her hair chopped short (I am not getting into long meta again but I really like this drama's take on gender). Through a hilarious set of circumstances, Haruhi ends up working as a host with the Ouran High School Host Club in order to pay a debt. The hosts are the only ones who know she's a girl and Haruhi is very popular with the ladies as a femmy type of boy. Haruhi is pragmatic and no-nonsense and is both puzzled and amused (and occasionally exasperated and always unimpressed) by her fellow hosts, especially by the leader, Tamaki, is a diva and a drama queen and totally lacking in street smarts and is the sweetest, kindest, loveliest person. Needless to say, Haruhi/Tamaki is my (and the manga's) OTP.

If you are looking for realistic exploration of class differences or low-key acting, stay away! It you want a funny, endearing, irrestible bit of fun, come right in!

Caps and thoughts ep 1 )

So yes, a total adoration. I have no idea how much of it is because I am so familiar with the story (i.e. I can't tell if there are any narrative gaps because I know the story backwards, and I come into it already loving the gang) but I do think it's really good. I will probably not even bother waiting for subs any more because I can follow raws (Darksmurf does fast and decent subs btw).

In conclusion, have a shippy anime MV, mainly because I adore the song:

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: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I am rather behind on my Ouran High School Host Club manga, but I checked out the latest chapter and I see I really need to catch up because spoiler )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I am rather behind on my Ouran High School Host Club manga, but I checked out the latest chapter and I see I really need to catch up because spoiler )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I am rather behind on my Ouran High School Host Club manga, but I checked out the latest chapter and I see I really need to catch up because spoiler )
dangermousie: (HYD: finally together by mimihyuuga)
Will shortly be going to see Amitabh/Tabu movie Cheeni Kum. Yay.

I have also started yet another drama. I know, I know, but both Lovers and Return of the Condor Heroes are serious and angsty and I need something light to balance it out. And plus, I want a Lee Wan (the super awesome mobster in Tree of Heaven) fix.

Ergo, Snow White (otherwise known as Taste Sweet Love).

SW's heroine is a ugly duckling who has crushed on her guy friend for ages, with no effect, but with no ability to stop. So when the object of her affection asks her to put up his kid brother at her place for a time, she cannot say no, however unappealing she finds the prospect.

Th kid brother? Is irresistably free-spirited goof played by the awesome Lee Wan. To her horror, our heroine finds herself falling for the man who is not only younger than her, but is also her crush object's sibling.

Heeee.

This super adorable OTP music vid captures the fun and the awesomeness:



In other news, I have finished volume 1 of Night of the Beasts manga. It reminds me a bit of Ayashi No Ceres (in both style and substance) which, considering AnC is my favorite ever manga, is not a bad thing. I can't see how it can end well.

I also bought volume 9 of Ouran High School Host Club. Love love love that manga. Does anyone else think Jiro Wang would be perfect to play Tamaki in live action adaptation?
dangermousie: (HYD: finally together by mimihyuuga)
Will shortly be going to see Amitabh/Tabu movie Cheeni Kum. Yay.

I have also started yet another drama. I know, I know, but both Lovers and Return of the Condor Heroes are serious and angsty and I need something light to balance it out. And plus, I want a Lee Wan (the super awesome mobster in Tree of Heaven) fix.

Ergo, Snow White (otherwise known as Taste Sweet Love).

SW's heroine is a ugly duckling who has crushed on her guy friend for ages, with no effect, but with no ability to stop. So when the object of her affection asks her to put up his kid brother at her place for a time, she cannot say no, however unappealing she finds the prospect.

Th kid brother? Is irresistably free-spirited goof played by the awesome Lee Wan. To her horror, our heroine finds herself falling for the man who is not only younger than her, but is also her crush object's sibling.

Heeee.

This super adorable OTP music vid captures the fun and the awesomeness:



In other news, I have finished volume 1 of Night of the Beasts manga. It reminds me a bit of Ayashi No Ceres (in both style and substance) which, considering AnC is my favorite ever manga, is not a bad thing. I can't see how it can end well.

I also bought volume 9 of Ouran High School Host Club. Love love love that manga. Does anyone else think Jiro Wang would be perfect to play Tamaki in live action adaptation?
dangermousie: (HYD: finally together by mimihyuuga)
Will shortly be going to see Amitabh/Tabu movie Cheeni Kum. Yay.

I have also started yet another drama. I know, I know, but both Lovers and Return of the Condor Heroes are serious and angsty and I need something light to balance it out. And plus, I want a Lee Wan (the super awesome mobster in Tree of Heaven) fix.

Ergo, Snow White (otherwise known as Taste Sweet Love).

SW's heroine is a ugly duckling who has crushed on her guy friend for ages, with no effect, but with no ability to stop. So when the object of her affection asks her to put up his kid brother at her place for a time, she cannot say no, however unappealing she finds the prospect.

Th kid brother? Is irresistably free-spirited goof played by the awesome Lee Wan. To her horror, our heroine finds herself falling for the man who is not only younger than her, but is also her crush object's sibling.

Heeee.

This super adorable OTP music vid captures the fun and the awesomeness:



In other news, I have finished volume 1 of Night of the Beasts manga. It reminds me a bit of Ayashi No Ceres (in both style and substance) which, considering AnC is my favorite ever manga, is not a bad thing. I can't see how it can end well.

I also bought volume 9 of Ouran High School Host Club. Love love love that manga. Does anyone else think Jiro Wang would be perfect to play Tamaki in live action adaptation?
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
In news about a manga that couldn’t be more different from SDK (but is equally awesome) if it tried, I’ve been reading more Fruits Basket. Just finished vol 19. Kyo/Tohru own me SO much. The scene with the hug-not-hug is GUUUUUUH. The only thing that came close to guuuh levels (but still didn’t hit it, sorry) was the Ayame/Mine scene. To see someone so cheerful and confident uncertain and earnest was AWESOME and made me melt.

You know, I was thinking that Ayame totally reminds me of some other character and I finally figured it out: he is rather like a grown-up Tamaki, isn’t he? Gorgeous, and overdramatic, and supremely cheerful and confident (even oblivious) but quite perceptive at rare times. Of course, he doesn’t have Tamaki’s innate instinctive caring and has had to work for it. In fact, a lot of his stuff is his trying to remedy the thoughtless (though never malicious) things he did when he was younger. And he is rather unstoppable, like Tamaki. By anyone but Hatori that is. OMG, Hatori is so his Kyoya, the best friend that is intelligent and reserved and exasperatedly amused at the endearing drama queen in their midst. Hmmm, I guess that would make Shigure the Hitachin twins rolled into one. I could see that. Mine is much too off-beat to be Haruhi though ;) I do wonder if she knows about his secret. When Yuki asked, Ayame completely ignored the question and switched the topic to something super-unrelated. Heh. Though seeing how Mine is, she’d probably think it was something to add some kink to their activities :D (OMG, if those two have children, their rebellion phase would probably be to be the most stodgy and reserved people ever. They’ll grow up to be accountants).

Btw, am I the only one or are the ‘Yuki in student counsel’ storylines as boring as dirt? I thought at first it was because while I like Yuki, he is not one of my top faves (Top dozen is ranked thusly: Kyo, Hatori, Haru, Rin, Tohru, Kureno, Ayame, Yuki, Momiji, Uo, Mayu, Hana), but then I tried picturing Kyo or Haru in those scenes and nope, they were still boring. I think the problem is that those scenes are so normal. There is no Sohmaness in them (if that makes sense). You could stick any characters from a manga with no fantasy elements into it. Nothing wrong with that, but those scenes are neither dramatic (not much dramatic potential) nor funny. They might be even realistic, for all I know, but they are boring. Give me the student president (and his assistant) from Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu anyday instead. It doesn’t help that all the student counsel characters are so boring. I like Yuki but not enough to enjoy seeing him interact with a bunch of bores. We are supposed to like Kakeru, Yuki’s new close friend and find him funny but I just find him obnoxious (and he earlier said cruel things to Tohru which equals death in my book). And Machi? The girl Yuki is into? I am glad he likes someone for Yuki’s sake, but in a manga with so many awesome female characters of all varieties (Tohru, Rin, Uo, Hana, Kisa, Mayu, Mine etc etc) it seems a pity that Yuki got stuck with a depressive bore. I am grumpy because when I get to those storylines in printed manga, I can skim through them but hard to do with scanlations. Oh well, when there are so many awesome storylines involving everyone else, I shouldn’t feel too bad.

I am so posting Kyo/Tohru and Ayame/Mine pics when I have more time. FB is like shipper heaven. Seriously. I’ve never had so many ships for a manga or anime before: Kyo/Tohru, Haru/Rin, Hatori/Mayu, Kureno/Uo, Ayame/Mine. Even Hiro and Kisa (though they are way too young) and Ritsu and Shigure’s editor. Heeeh. Adorableness.

P.S. Haru and Rin are wearing matching collars. HEEE. SIGH.

Ypu know how I mentioned I love dramas about mobsters and the women they luuuuuurve?

Well, soon there will be another drama added to the list.

I’ve just found out there is an upcoming kdrama: Cain and Abel.

Below is the summary which sounds like crack. Pure crack:

The series…is the fateful story of two brothers who were separated during their youth and meet again as a police agent and killer. So Ji Sub will play the younger brother 'Jin' who was sent to the U.S. for adoption and is raised to become a killer of the Mafia. Both brothers fall in love with the same woman,

DUDE. It’s like they enter my brain! Brothers separated in childhood and one of them is a cop and the other a criminal! And a mobster in love! And siblings in love with the same person. Heee.

This said, has So Ji Sub ever been in a drama with a happy ending where he got to get the girl. Looking at ‘I am sorry I love you’ (which even I stayed away from as too angsty), ‘Something Happened in Bali’ and now this? His characters have the world’s lousiest karma :D

ETA: Oh. Now I am on chapter 114 of the manga and things got Kyo centric again and I am sniffling. Dammit. But Kyo's adoptive father is worried whether Tohru likes him as a human being or just pities him. And Rin asks Tohru why Kyo, because doesn't she know how the rest of the zodiacs look on him (and this is on the heels of the conversation Tohru had with Shigure who told her the pretty cruel truth that Kyo exists just to make the zodiacs feel better about themselves, because whatever else, they aren't cursed like that and that is what all the punishments are for too. ARGH). And Tohru has this outburst to Rin that even though she says she cares for everyone in the zodiacs and says she wants to free them from the curse it's only sophistry because all she is thinking of is that she doesn't want anything to take Kyo away from her, not the curse or anyone, and she can't stop it. Because Kyo is the most important person to her. OHHHHH.

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