Owari no Seraph

***POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!!*****

Today we shall discuss an anime that has one of my favorite OTP of all time, Owari no Seraph. At the time this came out, I had been waiting for a good vampire plot line to pop up and this anime does not disappoint. I’m kinda late on this, as there is a second season, but I still wanted to cover it. So let’s jump right into it.
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Plot
The story starts off with an child named Yuuichirou, taken in by an orphanage because his parents tried to kill him. Yuu-chan tries to be closed off but he’s secretly a softie (tsundere). He meets the other kids in the orphanage, especially another kid by the name of Mikaela.

Mikaela is clingy and outgoing, forcing Yuuichirou to accept him and the other orphans as family.

This doesn’t work out so well until later.

Shortly after, all hell breaks loose and people start dying all around them, choking on air and their own blood. Absolute mayhem occurs, but the only ones affected seem to be all humans over age 13.

Vampires then come out to collect all the children and put them in livestock camps all over Japan (but it is implied that this is a global crisis).

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The children from the orphanage enact a plan to escape, resulting in many of their deaths and only one child actually escaping. Hyakuya Yuuichirou is found by a group of humans surviving on the outside as part of the Moon Demon Company in the Japanese Imperial Army. Colonel Ichinose Guren then takes Yuuichirou on as an apprentice, forcing him to go to school and make friends, ultimately learning how to work as part of a team.

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Mika barely survives the attack and is “saved” by the vampire queen, who proceeds to turn him into one of the enemy against his will. He then finds out about the experiments his orphanage has been conducting on him and his fellow orphans even before the world went to hell.

Thus he has a new goal, to save Yuuichirou from the humans and their manipulation of him.

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That’s as far as I will go for the plot…

The artwork is masterfully done in both the manga and anime in my opinion, and the casting of the anime characters was also pretty good. Some of the animation is rather dubious, like backgrounds and some random CGI, but not enough to turn me off or to not recommend the anime. Those instances are few and far between except backgrounds, because those continue throughout the anime, but attention is drawn away from it due to the action. GO WATCH IT!!!

The music is also great. I am pretty impressed overall with the anime and the manga is just awesome. It satisfied the insane craving I’ve had for a while.

I’ve also found a new OTP with Yuu-chan and Mika. All you fujoshi out there should check out the few really good fanfiction stories on them. Please add to this budding fandom!

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Small Fandom Yaoi Part Two: Giotto x Tsuna – Hitman Reborn

Wow, I haven’t done one of these posts in a while. I figured it was time to do something for the yaoi fans out there again! Maybe I might be able to introduce you to a new pairing you can get hooked on! This is a very unconventional pairing and many may not like it, but I find it intriguing.

This is the pairing of Giotto and Tsuna from Hitman Reborn!
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I know what many of you are saying, a relationship between them is not possible! And some are even questioning my reasoning for writing this post, but strangely, I love this pairing.
Don’t knock it until you try it!
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Sadly, the only way I can get my jollies regarding this pairing is through fanart and fanfiction. There aren’t many (if any) doujinshi written about them as far as I know.

In much of the fanfiction I have read, they are mostly Alternate Universe (AU)-based. The plots of these fics generally cover Tsuna and Giotto being blood brothers who eventually end up in an incestuous relationship. I haven’t read one yet where Giotto was anything but the seme (it would definitely put me off if he were the uke, I mean would that even seem right to you?)
However, there are some AU-based fanfics where Tsuna meets Giotto for the first time and they aren’t related at all. But most of these fics portray Giotto as the perverted, tsundere seme that enjoys seeing our adorable little Tsuna cry.
The canon-verse based fics tend to make convenient use of the concept of time-travel. The mode of time-travel varies depending on the different plot lines, but the outcome generally remains the same: Tsuna goes back in time, meets Giotto face-to-face and love eventually blooms.
That was very watered down and bland compared to the stories I’ve read, but don’t let that stop you! This pairing is awesome and there are a few great fanfic authors who have done the pairing justice.
Check out fanfiction.net and archiveofourown.org and select them in the filters section for some great reads!
Until next time!
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Divinations with Urara Meirochou

Happy Monday everyone! Mondays aren’t particularly happy, but maybe this will lift your Monday mood! Okay guys, today I will talk about a new anime I am following called Urara Meirochou. This may not be for the guys, as it is on the cute side of the anime spectrum, unless you’re into that. I’m not one to judge! Now, let’s get into the thick of things!

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Plot

There’s a town called Meirochou, in which girls starting at age 16 work to become Urara, fortune tellers that specialize in different types of divination. They exist to help people who are lost on their walk through life.

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The main character, Chiya, a wild child raised in the woods surrounding the illustrious town turns 16 and makes her way to town to become one of the aspiring Urara there.

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Her goal is to become number one out of all Uraras along with her new friends and fellow trainees: Koume, Kon and Nono, as well as ultimately finding and meeting her birth mother. During their training, many mysterious things happen that may change Chiya’s life forever.

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The original story was written by mangaka Harikamo and published by Honbunsha through Manga Time Kirara Miracle! magazine. It is still ongoing if you want to check it out.

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The anime is licensed by Sentai Filmworks and created by J.C. Staff. It is also still ongoing with one season of 12 episodes. Since the Japanese version has not been completed yet, I would assume that in the future, English dub licensing will most likely be done by FUNimation, as are most non-Jump series anime. I would love to add this to my current DVD collection!

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I recommend this for all those who love a good plot and are into adorable characters. It’s fascinating to watch and the artwork is a kaleidoscope of cute! Totally check it out when you get the chance! Until next time!

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The Heroism Craze: Boku no Hero Academia

For those who have not seen this one yet…

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Not only One Punch Man carries the plot of the Earth becoming a den of superhumans and a government whose protection lies in the hands of “Heroes”. Here is another story who has adopted the plot of Heroes being paid by the government commensurate to their use in the field.

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The main character, Midoriya Izuku, happens to be the underdog in this tale. A funny looking kid with green hair, wimpy build and freckles, does not yet have a power to add himself to the now normal superhumans that surround him on a daily basis. However, his fervent wish is to become one of the acknowledged heroes he sees patrolling the streets and saving bystanders from pop-up monsters, also with superpowers.

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But how can he gain the powers to compete with these overpowered Hulks populating the city and his classroom, when he can’t even protect his friends or himself from overpowered bullies?

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The Hero Otaku, Izuku, religiously takes notes on the powers granted to others, in hopes he can identify his own. He weighs the pros and cons of each power and determines just how useful they are on his personal scale. He is waiting on something called a “quirk”, something that the new age children are born with and begin to manifest around the age of four. Based on a rare anatomical condition Izuku has, he has inherited no quirk from his parents, which means superpowers for him are virtually impossible.

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When Izuku finds himself in a pinch on his way home, he is saved by his favorite Hero of all time, to whom he poses the question “Can I become a hero?”
This quirkless nerd finds himself traversing the gangly path towards his dream of attending the Academy for Heroes.

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I admit, I am kind of late getting to this particular anime, but it looks promising. I think it’s cute so far, and I can see it getting real later on as the plot unravels. I also like Izuku. The artwork initially had me hesitant, despite what my friends have told me about it. But I have learned time and again not to judge a book by its cover. I am excited to see where this goes, and if some of you haven’t seen it yet, like me, I would suggest giving it a try. You just might like it!

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