Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Assassin's Pride [Anime Discussion]



Title in English: Assassin's Pride

DUB or SUB?? Sub definitely!

Episodes: 12! It's a light novel series!

Where to watch it: Crunchyroll


[About the Anime:   Only those from noble families have the mana to be able to fight against monsters. Kufa is a noble born to a duke's family who is sent to tutor a young woman named Melida. If it turns out that Melida has no talent with mana, Kufa is secretly instructed to assassinate her.]


   This anime started off by introducing us to Kufa (....not sure if he's a protagonist or secretly going to kill everyone 😲) that's an unsettling assassin who looks a lot like Kirito from SAO. What's unsettling about him is one second he has a beaming smile and then when someone turns there back he's got a blank face and eyes screaming death at their back.


Kufa then goes on his new mission and meets Melida Angel, who he is supposed to kill if she doesn't prove that she has talent with mana. He is kinda pretending to be a tutor in order to get closer to her. 


You will not believe how much my brother and I screamed at the very end of the first episode, it caused us so much panic. We immediately had to start the next one to find out what had happened!

 
The thing is that Melida is such a cinnamon roll and strong character that you just- you love her! And then right off the bat you think Kufa tried to kill her and you-you just... scream at the TV for a bit....
There's so much worry over this one main character, and then this other main character... you NEVER know if he's just gonna start killing people or what!



So that's kinda a introduction to my thoughts on the anime, but don't worry there's more!

 

There's mystery and action throughout, plot twists and so many times you get to see the characters that are considered weak standing up and being strong!

 

I can't describe how much I love the romance either, at first I wasn't sure what was happening... again one of the characters is kinda hard to read, but as it progressed I found that I really really want them together!


 

My rating:

Have any of you heard of this anime or the light novels? 

What did you think of Kufa or Melida?


Hoping you're all well & having a lovely day!!

~Noel

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Ghosted In L.A. Vol. 1 | That's...yeah, that's basically it...

*I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion and thoughts!*


Ghosted in L.A. by Sina Grace


    {About: Daphne Walters moves to Los Angeles and finds that the only ones who can help her find love and live life to the fullest are the ghosts of her new home!

In Los Angeles, finding an apartment is killer—unless you live with the dead. Daphne Walters moves to Los Angeles for her boyfriend Ronnie, ready to live her happily ever after. But when happily ever after turns into happily for a month, she’s stuck in a strange city with no friends, family, or prospects for fun. Desperate to escape the lingering ghost of Ronnie’s presence everywhere, Daphne sets out to explore the city—and ends up encountering ghosts of a more literal kind! Rycroft Manor is abandoned, beautiful, and haunted. Will the dead be able to help Daphne find the life she’s been missing in the big city?}




     This graphic novel was more of a letdown for me but was equally unexpected. The main character has a fall out with her best friend and then as soon as she moves to a state she doesn’t know, enrolls in a college she didn’t really care for, the person she did all this for- dumps her. 
 Talk about sad and realistic.  
I felt for our pitiful main character, and couldn’t help but to keep turning the pages. 

What does she do? WHAT DOES SHE DO?? 
She finds a haunted mansion that everyone is terrified of that’s filled with ghosts, and begs to live with them.  
Questionable decisions, really.  
Especially seeing as some of the ghosts are straight up like demons and try to kill her later, though most of them were awesome side characters that made the story for me. The only highlight of the story. 

It really wasn’t for me, but I can see the enjoyable parts of it that others might really like. 

Our main character wasn’t eaten by ghosts, thankfully, and thenthat’s... yeah, that’s basically it. 

I really wished there’d been more to the plot than just that and a lot of backstories, but sadly that was literally it. I understand it’s quick and short and setting up for more, but it didn’t hook me or anything, especially not enough to read the next one.

Have you heard of this? What are your thoughts?

Bonus: If you had the option to live in a mansion with ghosts (that didn't want to kill you), would you?



Thanks for reading!! Also, super curious about your answers to that last question 👀
~Noel

Friday, July 17, 2020

RWBY Vol. 1 | The Official Manga!


Title: RWBY Vol. 1

By: Bunta Kinami

Published: July 21st, 2020

Genre: Manga | Graphic Novels | Fantasy | Comics | YA

AMAZON | GOODREADS


  Synopsis:  Experience the introductory arc of the international smash hit series RWBY in a whole new way—manga!

In the world of Remnant, monsters known as Grimm wreak havoc. They’re kept in check by Huntsmen and Huntresses, highly skilled warriors experienced in monster extermination who utilize their special abilities on the field of battle. Ruby is a ferociously talented young girl who comes to Beacon Academy to hone her skills and serve as a Huntress herself. Alongside her sister Yang Xiao Long, rival Weiss Schnee and newfound friend Blake Belladonna, Ruby leads Team RWBY, the coolest new group at Beacon!

Ruby takes her first step on the road to becoming a Huntress by enrolling at Beacon Academy, eager to take on the battery of tests, challenges and difficulties that follow. Ruby knows her talents will take her to her goal, but is she ready to clash with Weiss Schnee, haughty scion of the Schnee Dust Company?

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own!*


So first, I've had friends and family that loved RWBY for a long time before they got me into it. I was very intrigued by the manga when I saw this!

It follows the anime very well, but I liked how it explained more quickly some things about the world!

Personally, I love both manga and anime equally. I know some people find it easier to get hooked on one or the other, and if that's the case then you'll probably have a hard time picking between these two.
The manga is the exact same, except for explaining more. But there's nothing new or anything that wasn't in the anime!


An intriguing world, interesting characters, and a wonderful story!

Have you heard of this anime? What did you think of it??

How have you guys been?!?!


Hoping you're all well & having an awesome day!!
~Noel