dangermousie: (PMK: Yamanami/Akesato by psychodragon82)
Anybody else a fan of the delightful Peach Girl anime? I saw it a few years back (just click on the tag) and adored it - it's a funny, fluffy (and occasionally angsty) shoujo tale with a kickass heroine and one of my favorite anime guys.



PG centers around Momo, a high school girl often mistaken for a slut because she happens to have hair that easily bleaches by the sun and skin that tans easily and thus looks like the way those girls tend to look (only they spend money on tanning salons and hair bleach). Momo is a physically active and capable girl, an excellent swimmer, but she's been suppressing her abilities because she wants to appeal to Touji, her good-looking long-term crush. And she might just get him if her "friend" Sae, in reality a manipulative girl who delights in taking away whatever Momo has, doesn't get in the way. And then there is Kairi, the popular and flirtatious senior. When Sae asks Momo who she likes, Momo, who desperately doesn't want to reveal the truth to Sae because she knows where it would lead, points at Kairi at random...

I confess the main reason I love it so is because the heroine ends up with someone who I was sure would end up being her best platonic male friend who ends up picking up the pieces every time things go haywire with her bf, while liking her and never getting it reciprocated. But it wasn't the case!

A few more shippy caps )

Someone should make a good drama of it, and not the awful twdrama that that made 5 or so years ago, either.

Here is a cute Momo/Kairi MV:

dangermousie: (PMK: Yamanami/Akesato by psychodragon82)
Anybody else a fan of the delightful Peach Girl anime? I saw it a few years back (just click on the tag) and adored it - it's a funny, fluffy (and occasionally angsty) shoujo tale with a kickass heroine and one of my favorite anime guys.



PG centers around Momo, a high school girl often mistaken for a slut because she happens to have hair that easily bleaches by the sun and skin that tans easily and thus looks like the way those girls tend to look (only they spend money on tanning salons and hair bleach). Momo is a physically active and capable girl, an excellent swimmer, but she's been suppressing her abilities because she wants to appeal to Touji, her good-looking long-term crush. And she might just get him if her "friend" Sae, in reality a manipulative girl who delights in taking away whatever Momo has, doesn't get in the way. And then there is Kairi, the popular and flirtatious senior. When Sae asks Momo who she likes, Momo, who desperately doesn't want to reveal the truth to Sae because she knows where it would lead, points at Kairi at random...

I confess the main reason I love it so is because the heroine ends up with someone who I was sure would end up being her best platonic male friend who ends up picking up the pieces every time things go haywire with her bf, while liking her and never getting it reciprocated. But it wasn't the case!

A few more shippy caps )

Someone should make a good drama of it, and not the awful twdrama that that made 5 or so years ago, either.

Here is a cute Momo/Kairi MV:

dangermousie: (PMK: Yamanami/Akesato by psychodragon82)
Anybody else a fan of the delightful Peach Girl anime? I saw it a few years back (just click on the tag) and adored it - it's a funny, fluffy (and occasionally angsty) shoujo tale with a kickass heroine and one of my favorite anime guys.



PG centers around Momo, a high school girl often mistaken for a slut because she happens to have hair that easily bleaches by the sun and skin that tans easily and thus looks like the way those girls tend to look (only they spend money on tanning salons and hair bleach). Momo is a physically active and capable girl, an excellent swimmer, but she's been suppressing her abilities because she wants to appeal to Touji, her good-looking long-term crush. And she might just get him if her "friend" Sae, in reality a manipulative girl who delights in taking away whatever Momo has, doesn't get in the way. And then there is Kairi, the popular and flirtatious senior. When Sae asks Momo who she likes, Momo, who desperately doesn't want to reveal the truth to Sae because she knows where it would lead, points at Kairi at random...

I confess the main reason I love it so is because the heroine ends up with someone who I was sure would end up being her best platonic male friend who ends up picking up the pieces every time things go haywire with her bf, while liking her and never getting it reciprocated. But it wasn't the case!

A few more shippy caps )

Someone should make a good drama of it, and not the awful twdrama that that made 5 or so years ago, either.

Here is a cute Momo/Kairi MV:

dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
...to announce that the lack of subtitled Kame/Nun is presently killing my soul!

I want my starving boxers and chirpy novices!

*weeps in emo*

If I had a dollar for every time I checked for subs, I'd be rich.

But this isn't about it. Per [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain, who is really really good about finding out stuff like this:

There are rumors that there will be an upcoming live action adaptation of Peach Girl. With Yamapi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made a loud, gulpy-sounding noise when I read this.

I love Peach Girl. It's total shoujo. It was my top candidate for 'should be made into a drama' award (I try to erase the horrible Taiwanese drama out of my mind).

And now it might happen?

With Yamapi? He would be a perfect Kairi.

OMG

OMG OMG

Please.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
...to announce that the lack of subtitled Kame/Nun is presently killing my soul!

I want my starving boxers and chirpy novices!

*weeps in emo*

If I had a dollar for every time I checked for subs, I'd be rich.

But this isn't about it. Per [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain, who is really really good about finding out stuff like this:

There are rumors that there will be an upcoming live action adaptation of Peach Girl. With Yamapi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made a loud, gulpy-sounding noise when I read this.

I love Peach Girl. It's total shoujo. It was my top candidate for 'should be made into a drama' award (I try to erase the horrible Taiwanese drama out of my mind).

And now it might happen?

With Yamapi? He would be a perfect Kairi.

OMG

OMG OMG

Please.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
...to announce that the lack of subtitled Kame/Nun is presently killing my soul!

I want my starving boxers and chirpy novices!

*weeps in emo*

If I had a dollar for every time I checked for subs, I'd be rich.

But this isn't about it. Per [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain, who is really really good about finding out stuff like this:

There are rumors that there will be an upcoming live action adaptation of Peach Girl. With Yamapi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made a loud, gulpy-sounding noise when I read this.

I love Peach Girl. It's total shoujo. It was my top candidate for 'should be made into a drama' award (I try to erase the horrible Taiwanese drama out of my mind).

And now it might happen?

With Yamapi? He would be a perfect Kairi.

OMG

OMG OMG

Please.

Dramaish

Dec. 4th, 2007 09:38 am
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
In my new found Kimi Wa Petto love, I bring you this Sumire/Momo vid I found:



Btw, did they make the drama before the manga was finished? Because they left out all sorts of stuff that came out in the later part of the manga.

Also, not connected but someone make a good live-action adaptation of Peach Girl! Come on. The Taiwanese one hurts my brain but I love the manga/anime and would SCREAM if they made a live action that is good. Hmmmm, who could be Momo/Kairi/Touji/Sae?

Dramaish

Dec. 4th, 2007 09:38 am
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
In my new found Kimi Wa Petto love, I bring you this Sumire/Momo vid I found:



Btw, did they make the drama before the manga was finished? Because they left out all sorts of stuff that came out in the later part of the manga.

Also, not connected but someone make a good live-action adaptation of Peach Girl! Come on. The Taiwanese one hurts my brain but I love the manga/anime and would SCREAM if they made a live action that is good. Hmmmm, who could be Momo/Kairi/Touji/Sae?

Dramaish

Dec. 4th, 2007 09:38 am
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
In my new found Kimi Wa Petto love, I bring you this Sumire/Momo vid I found:



Btw, did they make the drama before the manga was finished? Because they left out all sorts of stuff that came out in the later part of the manga.

Also, not connected but someone make a good live-action adaptation of Peach Girl! Come on. The Taiwanese one hurts my brain but I love the manga/anime and would SCREAM if they made a live action that is good. Hmmmm, who could be Momo/Kairi/Touji/Sae?
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I have started a manga which is raising all my feminist hackles. Doesn’t happen very often,* but there it is.

What is it?

Doubt. Doubt is about a very nerdy, plain girl called Ai, who after one humiliation too many, decides to transform herself. She applies to a different high school and meanwhile through strenuous diet and cosmetics and fashion make-over, becomes super hot. In her new school, she sets her eyes on the most popular guy there, Sho.

Now, in itself, while not a super-exciting concept for a manga, it doesn’t come across as super-offensive, yet, here I am ranting about it. Why?

Because it’s an equivalent of a Bratz movie. It is all about the outside, appearances, blending in.

Post behind cut )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I have started a manga which is raising all my feminist hackles. Doesn’t happen very often,* but there it is.

What is it?

Doubt. Doubt is about a very nerdy, plain girl called Ai, who after one humiliation too many, decides to transform herself. She applies to a different high school and meanwhile through strenuous diet and cosmetics and fashion make-over, becomes super hot. In her new school, she sets her eyes on the most popular guy there, Sho.

Now, in itself, while not a super-exciting concept for a manga, it doesn’t come across as super-offensive, yet, here I am ranting about it. Why?

Because it’s an equivalent of a Bratz movie. It is all about the outside, appearances, blending in.

Post behind cut )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I have started a manga which is raising all my feminist hackles. Doesn’t happen very often,* but there it is.

What is it?

Doubt. Doubt is about a very nerdy, plain girl called Ai, who after one humiliation too many, decides to transform herself. She applies to a different high school and meanwhile through strenuous diet and cosmetics and fashion make-over, becomes super hot. In her new school, she sets her eyes on the most popular guy there, Sho.

Now, in itself, while not a super-exciting concept for a manga, it doesn’t come across as super-offensive, yet, here I am ranting about it. Why?

Because it’s an equivalent of a Bratz movie. It is all about the outside, appearances, blending in.

Post behind cut )
dangermousie: (Michael & Maria)
Full House OMG. ep 8 babbling )

After seeing the following MVs for 1 Litre of Tears MVs behind cut ) I cannot wait to see the dorama. But even the first MV made me cry. I think this one might overload my angst capacity. OMG. Can't wait.

Discovering doramas is as giddy as discovering Bollywood was three or four years back. There is the whole other world out there and so many things to watch.

Of course, this also means that my watching list is about a mile long and like a person with too many cool things around her, I cannot decide what to watch first and end up watching more than one dorama at a time and still running around with 'this one or this one or this one.' I know I should impose some kind of order, but even if I just finished the ones I am currently watching, I'd need to have some kind of order. It's overwhelming and great.

And new 'must watch this second' doramas get added to the list every day.

My watchlist ramblings )

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Cinderella lost her parents when she was young. And she was tortured by the jerk Lee Young-Jae. (Han Ji-Eun's reimagining of Cinderella in Full House).
dangermousie: (Michael & Maria)
Full House OMG. ep 8 babbling )

After seeing the following MVs for 1 Litre of Tears MVs behind cut ) I cannot wait to see the dorama. But even the first MV made me cry. I think this one might overload my angst capacity. OMG. Can't wait.

Discovering doramas is as giddy as discovering Bollywood was three or four years back. There is the whole other world out there and so many things to watch.

Of course, this also means that my watching list is about a mile long and like a person with too many cool things around her, I cannot decide what to watch first and end up watching more than one dorama at a time and still running around with 'this one or this one or this one.' I know I should impose some kind of order, but even if I just finished the ones I am currently watching, I'd need to have some kind of order. It's overwhelming and great.

And new 'must watch this second' doramas get added to the list every day.

My watchlist ramblings )

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Cinderella lost her parents when she was young. And she was tortured by the jerk Lee Young-Jae. (Han Ji-Eun's reimagining of Cinderella in Full House).
dangermousie: (Michael & Maria)
Full House OMG. ep 8 babbling )

After seeing the following MVs for 1 Litre of Tears MVs behind cut ) I cannot wait to see the dorama. But even the first MV made me cry. I think this one might overload my angst capacity. OMG. Can't wait.

Discovering doramas is as giddy as discovering Bollywood was three or four years back. There is the whole other world out there and so many things to watch.

Of course, this also means that my watching list is about a mile long and like a person with too many cool things around her, I cannot decide what to watch first and end up watching more than one dorama at a time and still running around with 'this one or this one or this one.' I know I should impose some kind of order, but even if I just finished the ones I am currently watching, I'd need to have some kind of order. It's overwhelming and great.

And new 'must watch this second' doramas get added to the list every day.

My watchlist ramblings )

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Cinderella lost her parents when she was young. And she was tortured by the jerk Lee Young-Jae. (Han Ji-Eun's reimagining of Cinderella in Full House).
dangermousie: (Peach Girl by ravage)
This is probably only of interest to [livejournal.com profile] catdecember (I know you asked), but scanlations for Vols 11 & 12 (the ones not yet released in English) of Hot Gimmick are to be found here:

http://www.tokyojupiter.com/hotgimmick/

I read them and SQUEEEEEEEE.

Mildly unrelated: [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer, [livejournal.com profile] svilleficrecs, did you watch any more Peach Girl? Am curious.
dangermousie: (Peach Girl by ravage)
This is probably only of interest to [livejournal.com profile] catdecember (I know you asked), but scanlations for Vols 11 & 12 (the ones not yet released in English) of Hot Gimmick are to be found here:

http://www.tokyojupiter.com/hotgimmick/

I read them and SQUEEEEEEEE.

Mildly unrelated: [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer, [livejournal.com profile] svilleficrecs, did you watch any more Peach Girl? Am curious.
dangermousie: (Peach Girl by ravage)
This is probably only of interest to [livejournal.com profile] catdecember (I know you asked), but scanlations for Vols 11 & 12 (the ones not yet released in English) of Hot Gimmick are to be found here:

http://www.tokyojupiter.com/hotgimmick/

I read them and SQUEEEEEEEE.

Mildly unrelated: [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer, [livejournal.com profile] svilleficrecs, did you watch any more Peach Girl? Am curious.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
I am now on vol. 3 of Hot Gimmick and am mightily surprised to find myself not loathing Ryo any more. (Though I still think Shinogu is the only decent guy in the story. Yeah, he is her brother but he is adopted. They should hook up). I still think Ryo is a bad boyfriend material, and if a car ran him over I wouldn't be all miserable, but he amuses me. I guess he isn't too bad. Why?

1. He is still bossy but Hatsumi doesn't do what he says. I don't mind bossy guys as long as it's not 'bossy guy/meek woman' dynamic. If she tells him to go to hell, I have no problem.

2. He keeps telling Hatsumi to grow a spine. Since I find myself wanting to yell that myself, this mellows me out.

3. Pushy and bossy but no mind games. And he won't have sex with her unless she's into it, which sadly, already puts him above her boyfriend (the scene where Hatsumi tells Ryo he can have sex with her, because it's all one to her, as that's all guys want anyway, and he blows up at her because 'he isn't like that' and there is no sex is good).

4. He rescued her from a gang rape ([livejournal.com profile] catdecember was right. This manga got a LOT weirder). Which while still not making him prime bf material does make me think that the car running over him should be a small one.

That last point brings me to something else, which is my utter bafflement at the attitude toward rape in manga. I am beginning to wonder about social attitudes and th penal codes of Japan. This isn't the first time I've seen heroine's virtue threatened, but there is no mention of threat of legal charges or anything. In fact, the wannabe perp never seems to be worried about getting caught. Heck, so far Fushigi Yuugi has the most realistic approach to rape and rape trauma and that is set in a freaking fantasy version of ancient China.

The bizarre idea of rape in manga land )
dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
I am now on vol. 3 of Hot Gimmick and am mightily surprised to find myself not loathing Ryo any more. (Though I still think Shinogu is the only decent guy in the story. Yeah, he is her brother but he is adopted. They should hook up). I still think Ryo is a bad boyfriend material, and if a car ran him over I wouldn't be all miserable, but he amuses me. I guess he isn't too bad. Why?

1. He is still bossy but Hatsumi doesn't do what he says. I don't mind bossy guys as long as it's not 'bossy guy/meek woman' dynamic. If she tells him to go to hell, I have no problem.

2. He keeps telling Hatsumi to grow a spine. Since I find myself wanting to yell that myself, this mellows me out.

3. Pushy and bossy but no mind games. And he won't have sex with her unless she's into it, which sadly, already puts him above her boyfriend (the scene where Hatsumi tells Ryo he can have sex with her, because it's all one to her, as that's all guys want anyway, and he blows up at her because 'he isn't like that' and there is no sex is good).

4. He rescued her from a gang rape ([livejournal.com profile] catdecember was right. This manga got a LOT weirder). Which while still not making him prime bf material does make me think that the car running over him should be a small one.

That last point brings me to something else, which is my utter bafflement at the attitude toward rape in manga. I am beginning to wonder about social attitudes and th penal codes of Japan. This isn't the first time I've seen heroine's virtue threatened, but there is no mention of threat of legal charges or anything. In fact, the wannabe perp never seems to be worried about getting caught. Heck, so far Fushigi Yuugi has the most realistic approach to rape and rape trauma and that is set in a freaking fantasy version of ancient China.

The bizarre idea of rape in manga land )

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