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Gumi drawing~

21 Nov

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I know I know.. It has been long since I draw a proper piece. Although this isn’t very proper either… I have to practice by copying pieces before I recover my drawing skills to draw my own pieces. 🙂 So, here’s first copy~ Nice?? And! Sorry to say but I forgot the source I got the original image from >< sorry! But I guess it’s from google image.

[Anime Review] Ano Hana: The Flower We Saw That Day

19 Oct

 

The story

This story isn’t one that after watching you’ll soon forget. It’s extremely touching. The six kids were childhood friends and an accident, where Menma died, caused them to drift apart. One day, Jinta met ghost of a grown up Menma, wanting him to grant her wish. The story continues with the five reuniting.

Every kid had their little secret they’d never share with the others about Menma. One by one they were revealed and led to the understanding of the whole accident. At the end, Menma fulfilled her wish (which has something to do with Jinta) and she had to leave. That was the saddest, and made me cry.

The characters

Menma: She really didn’t blame anyone for causing her death. Such a kind girl. I sort of hoped she could remain, but there was no chance.

Jinta: He liked Menma, and everyone knew that. He was just a young boy who didn’t know how to express himself. causing himself to live in regret.

Anaru: She isn’t good at expressing herself either, huh? She was jealous of Menma but at the same time she liked her a lot. She just couldn’t get over the guilt of asking a stupid question.

Yukiatsu: I thought he’s got a more of main character look. Just the looks. He liked Menma and he said it. But that was the last thing he could say before the accident happened. Bad enough, he also had to live with guilt.

Tsuruko: She has always been with Yukiatsu, but he never looked at her as a girl. I guess they were just not meant to be. But I thought he would end up with her, but who knows. I love stories that are unpredictable, including the part that Yukiatsu told Anaru to be his girlfriend and Tsuruko overheard. (hohoho!)

Poppo: He got the cutest character, and I thought his character was really similar to Menma. He’s the cute person all animes need to make the atmosphere high.

 

Overall, I really really really like this anime, and I do recommend everyone to watch it. Oh, that is if you like love/friendship/relationship kind of story. Cute and touching, see if it makes you cry! 😛

[Anime Review] Another

15 Oct

Officially started and ended one series of anime on 14 October 2012. Firstly, I watched it not because someone recommended it to me, nor was it because I’m a fan of their producer/cast. I was just browsing through anime titles and I found ‘Another’. I found it weird that there was a episode 0 until I went to read the story outline online. It’s to show how the start of all events. The moment I realised events are starting, it was too late. I am not a person who like to watch horror, in fact I find anime like Detective Conan scary. I have a set of Dan Detective School Q manga, but I never dared to read it at night. That’s how timid I am. And the last sort-of-scary anime I’ve watched is like Death Girl. Okay, I know many people will not consider that as scary, but I do… T.T So after the death of the girl getting poked by the umbrella, I wanted to quit that anime, but I found that I couldn’t stop. I wanted to find out more.

The story
I guess it’s just another horror anime. The same kind of mystery/suspense and all. It did keep my interest since I couldn’t quit, but given that I didn’t quit until the end, it don’t seem to be too horror-ish isn’t it? I’m not sure. Maybe over the years I got braver. But I still couldn’t take it at episode 11. I started skipping parts. I probably watched it in less than five minutes.

The characters
Misaki Mei herself brings me creeps. Especially in the doll shop. And I actually suspected she killed her sister with some curse in the dolls beside the bed. Until I knew that was the start of events, and that Misaki Mei was treated to be non-existent but not really non-existent. About Kouichi and Reiko, I don’t understand why Kouichi will not get hurt, is it because the dead one is his aunt? Who knows. Maybe it’s just because he’s the lead character. Somehow, he’ve been protected from all harms until ep11 when everyone went wild. Izumi, this girl, was too brave. The way she died was really making me puke. But the point is Kouichi and Mei could have prevented her from trying to kill them if they said out the truth. And they didn’t, which made the fight between the three become so long. Izumi’s death was horrible, I don’t understand how she was not smart enough to hide/ turn her back since Kouichi actually survived with glasses piercing his back only.

The mystery/clues
After reading some summaries of the anime, I realised there were clues that I overlooked, and clues that were not too clear. I guess I’m just not born to be a detective yeah? I knew there was something wrong when Kouichi’s grandparents said something about Reiko being pitiful. But I didn’t know what was wrong. And when the grandparents talk about funerals, and that the grandparents never acknowledge Reiko’s presence. The problem with no other classes having a co-form teacher is weird. How would we know, and about the part that there we no shortage of desks in classroom but at the staff room. Wasn’t what I expected, but it do make some sense, just that I am not born to connect all these and make sense of them. But I guess people who read/watch detective related novels/animes will definitely get it right away.

Overall, I feel that the anime was not bad, quite entertaining and mysterious in some sense. Okay, these are just my thoughts, I know many people out there may think differently, I respect that, and hope you respect mine too.