Summer 2012 First Impression

Wew, It’s summer season already! First thing first, I must admit there’s many last season anime I haven’t finished watching. Oh you know, the kind of anime that didn’t make it to my watch list because of time allocation and several other reasons, but still interesting enough to earn the privileged to get “marathoned” later when it finished airing. I should be doing that, right? Instead, here I am, cannot resist the temptation and decided to take a peek at the summer shows. Sigh, can’t be helped, this season does have some promising titles, and I need to pick some for my new watch list, after all.

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Revoltech Edward Elric Review

My first Revoltech figure, yay. Series No. 116 Kaiyodo Revoltech Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, sculpted by Yamaguchi Katsuhisa. Now i finally know what a revoltech joint is, haha. Pretty impressed with it, every time i move the joint there’s a satisfying click sound. It’s sturdy. This is the first highly articulated FMA figure. Yes, this figure is very articulated.

Edward Elric is the main protagonist in Fullmetal Alchemist manga and anime along with his brother Alphonse Elric. I for myself a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist, nice intriguing story and cool art.

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Chihayafuru Review

Title: Chihayafuru
Genre: Drama/Sport
Number of episodes: 25 episodes

Plot Summary: Chihaya Ayase is a frank and ebullient girl who becomes fascinated by the obscure world of competitive karuta, a card game based on Japanese poetry. Introduced to the aggressive style of the game by a quiet and thoughtful elementary school classmate named Arata Wataya, the two quickly become close friends. They start playing as a group with Taichi Mashima, Chihaya’s smart and athletic childhood friend, until they have to part ways during their middle school years due to several circumstances. As their high school life begins, they meet once again.

What pop first in your mind if you were asked to think about anime that blend Josei drama and sport in the form of Japanese card-game called Karuta? If you think “It must be really boring”,or “it’s not going to work” then think again. Chihayafuru say hello, and it’s surprisingly engaging.

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