Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Review: Hot Gimmick

The story revolves around Hatsumi Narita, a passive 16-year old girl who lives in a company housing complex that is ruled by the tyrannical Mrs. Tachibana, the wife of the company's vice president. How a family behaves in the housing complex can affect an employee's status in the company. When her promiscuous younger sister Akane thinks she might be pregnant, poor Hatsumi gets talked into buying her a pregnancy test. Unfortunately, things don't go exactly as planned and Hatsumi is blackmailed by Ryoki Tachibana, the bratty, geeky teenage son of the powerful Tachibana family who bullied her as a kid, into being his slave.

I LOVED THIS SERIES! That's all i have to say about it really...

Hot Gimmick is a shōjo manga so it's a boy-likes-girl situation, with so many twists to it that I wouldn't call it a typical shōjo. There's a lot of potential guys for Hatsumi so you don't know for sure who's gonna end up with you, which is why i really liked it.

I also really like the drawings but then again I don't really mind drawings in manga (it's more the story I'm after). The guys were drawn really well and the lead girl, Hatsumi, wasn't made out to be this overly pretty (OTA) girl but she was still really "kawaii".

The plot was also really good... not too complicated but not "guessable". Plus I HATE it when a manga series is tooo long, i just end up getting bored and Hot Gimmick is only 12 volumes so you don't get bored easily with it. There's just the right mix of romance stuff, sad/soppy stuff and comedy in it so...

Read here: Hot Gimmick manga.

Contributor: Dulce

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Mini Review: Fated To Love You

I watched the first few episodes of this series ages ago but the characters sort of put me off so I left it at that. But weeks later I still wondered why it was one of the most viewed series on My Soju ever.

So I gave it another chance and I actually cant stop watching it now! I've gotten over the sometimes cringey acting from both the male and female leads and tbh the plot is actually really unique and that's what I love about it. Apparently, the producers spent a lot of money on the pilot episode (and the series on the whole) though I don't think it's an eye-catching of a series as say... Hana Yori Dango was.

I'm still on ep14 and after I finish the whole series, I'll do a post on it or I'll probably just update this one.

Contributor: Dulce

Sunday, 3 August 2008

LAA For You: Onionhead Emoticons

soooo cute and u can use them on your msn! :D

they remind me of nodame cantabile lol XD