Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kira Kira Precure Ala Mode Ep 20 Review: Give me some Honey!

Let's Cooking! This is my review of Kira Kira Precure episode 20 and today Ichika follow Ciel in some ingredients hunting!

Continue from last episode, Ichika was still determined to get Ciel to be her master which of course, Ciel declined however she allowed Ichika, Himari and Aoi to follow her to get some raw ingredients in the forest.

Although Himari and Aoi lose them, Ichika get to see Ciel's excellent choices of raw ingredients and slip out of how she used to come here often. Later everyone met in an Apiary where Ciel wanted to get some high grade honey from the owner.

Hot Mother!! (Make a Doujin about her now!!)

The owner's son was holding a book about a bear and his honey which Ichika explained that she too enjoyed the story. When Ichika was craving for some pancakes, Ciel decided to make some. It soon attracted a crowd and both girls were doing their best to make some pancakes.

Morfun got turned into a Pancake!

Ichika is not getting anywhere when the farmer's boy started cheering for her. She got an inspiration and created the bear pancakes. Suddenly Bibury arrived and started to suck all the Kiraru energy from the pancakes.

Ciel tried to confront Bibury but is captured by her monster. The girls transformed and save Ciel. She was speechless by the Precures and the girls quickly make short work out of Bibury.

The word is "Normal"

After the battle, Ichika served her pancakes to the farmer's family. Ciel could sense the Kiraru energy from the family ate Ichika's pancakes but yet she doesn't feel a thing after tasting Ichika's pancakes. Ciel commented that it was normal which disappointed Ichika but she was not giving up yet. Ciel however sense that there is something special about Ichika...

We continue to explore more about Ciel and of course, the hint she accidentally slip of how she used to come to the forest which is obviously that she is also a spirit like Pekorin. Ichika is still determined to become Ciel's student but it look like Ichika might not even need to since she has the talents all along.

Sure, she might not have Ciel's fancy skills but Ichika's imagination and creativity is more than a match for her. Ciel also mentioned of the Legendary Patisserie which Ichika also wondered how she knew but Ichika isn't the brightest person this side of Precure.

I was expecting that Ciel will reveal her true form since Akira brought along Pekorin to the cooking session and by the way, where is Pekorin when the battle was going on? It looked like we might have to wait till next episode as the girls returned to the forest with Pekorin and Elder. Ciel seemed to tag along and we might find out who Ciel really is.

Time to get some pancakes!!

Until then, see you in the next post and to all those who are celebrating Hari Raya today! Selamat Hari Raya Aidi Fitri!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Anime 2017 Preview: It's all about Super Powers!

Hello everyone! This is my preview for the upcoming Summer anime 2017 which begin this July! (Some of the series synopsis are taken from other sources)

Gamers!: Amano Keita is a loner who love video games and he discovered the beauty of the school, Karen Tendou is also a gamer and she created a gaming club for her own amusement!

Hajimete no Gal: Junichi want to get laid and decided to woo the gyaru in his class, Yame Yukana. What he didn't expect was Yukana seriously ended up falling in love with him and how Junichi overcome "the first time" in dating.

Kakegurui: Yumeko Jabami enrolled in Hyakkaou Private Academy where the elite students used anything to bet and losers were made to suffer their abuses. Yumeko decided to teach them a lesson by showing what high stakes are all about.

Fate/Apocrypha: In an alternative timeline, something went wrong during the Holy Grail War and one of the great magic families decided to wage war against the Magic association. As such both sides employed Mages/Master and Spirits/Servants for the Great Holy Grail War..

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni: Mochizuki Touya found himself in a fantasy world where magic and monsters exist. With only a smartphone on hand, Touya began the adventure of a lifetime!

Koi to Uso: In the near future, when young people in Japan turn sixteen, they are assigned a marriage partner by the government. Yukari Nejima lives in a small corner of the country, and just can't seem to get ahead in life. Both academically and athletically he's below average. But within him, he hides a heart burning with passion! In this world in which love is forbidden, what will happen to him when he falls in love?

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu: Ayanokouji Kiyotaka is a student of D-class where is where the school dumps its "inferior" students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination, and was put in D-class. After meeting Horikita Suzune and Kushida Kikyou in his class, Kiyotaka's situation begins to change.

New Game!!: Season two of the misadventures of Aoba and her co-workers in a video game company.

Knight's & Magic: Eru whose past life was a fan of mecha was reincarnated into a world where robots and magic exist. With his unusual knack for mecha, Eru decided to create the most powerful robot in the kingdom!

Jikan no Shihaisha: Chronos Rulers (Jikan no Shihaisha) are those who fight the time-eating demons that appear when people wish they could turn back time.

Aho Girl: Yoshiko is a complete idiot who is proud of getting zero and eating bananas all day long. With her childhood friend and weird classmates by her side, Yoshiko's life is never a boring one!

Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart: One day, Nora meets a girl named Patricia in a park. Patricia says that she is a princess of the underworld, and has come to the surface world to destroy all life. But the first time she touches someone in the surface, she faints and Nora finds himself nursing her. Patricia asks Nora to tell him the secrets of life and Nora starts by explaining the adult magazine that they found in the park.

Isekai Shokudou: An ordinary restaurant hold a secret-Every Saturday, it led a portal to another world where customers who are not from this world paid a visit to the restaurant for it's meals and drinks...

Princess Principal: The "spy action" series follows five girls in 19th century London. The girls serve as undercover spies enrolled as students at the prestigious Queen's Mayfair school. The girls make use of their individual abilities to remain active in the underground world of disguise, espionage, infiltration, and car chases

Enmusubi no Youko-chan: In a world where Youkai and Humans live together and love each other. But the life of humans is limited and Youkai who lose their loved ones have to continue living without them. Even if the humans are reborn and the Youkai find their partner again, previous memories are lost to the human.

So a certain ‘service’ became popular among Youkai. Some Youkai can revive the lost memories of their love. If some Youkai loses a loved one and still desires them, they can go and buy the service and restore the lovers memory, starting over with days full of love.

The Reflection: From Comics Book Legend Stan Lee, come a show which was inspired by Boku no Hero Academia about what will you do if you have Super Powers one day?

Nanamaru Sanbatsu: A show about who is quick in pressing the buttons and answering questions in a game show!

Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi: Hell Girl return again for 6 new episodes!

Centaur no Nayami: Himeno is a sweet, shy girl who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she's a centaur and she's not alone...

Saiyuki Reload Blast: After years of travelling, Sanzo and his companions finally arrived in India but not everything is what they seem to be...

Dive!!: After Free, another swimming inspired show about hot guys in swimming trunks!

Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic: Liones Yelistratova a pure princess from a small country enters a school in Hokkaido on a spring day. The school is a specialized educational institution operated by ALCA to train Logicalists, who maintain world peace.

Battle Girl High School: From the popular App game of the same name.

RoboMasters the Animated Series: Based on the DJI-hosted RoboMasters competition, which is the world's biggest student robotics competition.

Clione no Akari: The story centers around an illness-stricken, constantly bullied orphan girl named Minori. After one rainy day, she doesn't turn up at school, having been admitted into a hospital in a distant town. Two months pass and the girl's two school friends, Takashi and Kyouko, receive a mysterious email with no sender listed. The email reveals a summer festival taking place at a nearby town...

Tenshi no 3P!: From the people who gave you Rokyubu come another show where cute little girls now play musical instruments!

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits: The story about how local heroines does good things to help people and to promote the town's popularity at the same time.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ: Season 4 of the action music battle series. (Seriously, how come this show keep getting new seasons every two or three years?)

Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita: Kominami Shizuka is a mild-mannered college student who is having trouble adjusting to city life. One day, she meets Kirishima Ryou, another student who projects the image of a cool older sister. The two hit it off but Shizuka is shocked when Ryou attempts to seduce her. Shizuka initially assumes that Ryou is a lesbian but Ryou is in fact a man who dresses like a lady.

Made in Abyss: A little orphan girl named Rico lives in the town of Ousu on the edge of the Abyss. Her dream is to become a Cave Raider like her mother and solve the mysteries of the cave system.

Mahoujin Guru Guru (2017): A retelling of the popular 90s anime of the same name.

Musekinin Galaxy☆Tylor: Another retelling of a little know anime series from the 90s.

Marvel Future Avengers: When three kids Makoto, Adi, and Chloe were kidnapped by Hydra, the Avengers rescued them and learn that the trio have super powers. Deciding to recruit the kids into become new Avengers, the kids now learn to fight alongside their favourite Marvel Superheroes!

Looking at this list, some of you might have guess which show I most probably hype for and it is Marvel Future Avengers! Yes, it is a kids' show and yes, it is weird that everyone speak Japanese and has many anime tropes in it.

However I did reviewed Marvel Disk Wars Avengers a few years back and it is pretty good despite a rocky start. Using the same cast as Disk Wars, it is pretty decent and by the end, it is actually better than a lot of current Marvel series from the west, eg: Avengers Assemble.

Fate/Apocrypha which I have started reading the manga and so far, it is pretty hardcore with both sides having their own agenda and the servants themselves are pretty bad-ass. It also mark the first appearance of Ruler aka Joan of Arc in anime form and her reasons for her appearance intertwine the war.

The rest of the shows of course, I will have to watch it first before deciding what to follow after three episodes. What are the shows you are looking forward to? Leave your comments and see you in July!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Kira Kira Precure Ala Mode Ep 19 Review: Bonjour! Ciel is Here!

Let's Cooking! This is my review of Kira Kira Precure episode 19 and Kirahoshi Ciel make her appearance!

Before we start the review, Happy Birthday to Yukari as her birthday fall on 11th June! We also bid farewell to Batman '66 TV series Actor Adam West who played Batman/Bruce Wayne as he passed away at the age of 88 on 9th June 2017. Adam West was my first Batman when I grow up and he is still my top three actors to play Batman of all time. Farewell, Old Chum!

So how is this week's episode? I originally thought of Ciel as an arrogant person since genius type characters have that flaw in them but surprisingly, she came off as friendly and humble especially her first appearance at the market and later at her opening shop. Ciel also behave like a typical foreigner as she spurt out French and English words and was taken aback when Ichika wanted to become her apprentice.

Ciel offered Ichika to make a recipe that represent herself before allowing her to become her apprentice. But Ichika being Ichika tried to show off during the preparation and Ciel immediately failed her. However she got an inspiration from Ichika's dish and created a better dish which blow Ichika away. (Seriously, why don't Toei just follow Shougeki no Soma method of tasting food? But then the show will immediately end up in the midnight hours)

Ichika also realised that she and Ciel has a lot in common since she also want to use her food to spread love around the world. Of course, Bibury arrived to ruin everything and Ciel caught a glimpse of the Precures in action before knocked unconscious.

However I was a bit disappointed that because of the leaked information week before that Ciel is also a Spirit like Pekorin and in the beginning of the episode, she changed into her true form while searching the mystery forest.

But a bigger question is her connection with Julio as she was the person in his flashback. Ciel was even more interested of the Precure's appearance as we see in the next episode, Ciel and Ichika went to the mystery forest and they began to learn more of each other.

Until then, see you in two week for the next episode review!