Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me to You—This is a kawaii romance in the same vein as Say “I Love You”: the most مقبول guy in class goes for the least مقبول girl in school. Since I watched Kimi Ni Todoke after Say “I Love You”, it seemed like the former was copying the latter. I checked release dates, though, and Kimi Ni Todoke comes first.
Sawako is the ostracized girl in class, but مقبول cutie Kazehaya chooses to befriend her. She gradually comes out of her shell, making دوستوں besides Kazehaya.
Japanese kids are known for saying “I like you” when they mean “I love you”. Sawako and Kazehaya sure could use some lessons from the عنوان of Say “I Love You”, because they misinterpret the word like, and that causes much confusion and angst. Like Sawako’s friends, you’ll want to call the would-be lovers “dense”.
This is a long series, with two seasons. Things like the sports festival and the cultural festival are multi-episode arcs, instead of being dealt with in one installment. It’s not for everybody—you’ll have to put aside your thirst for action and deal with a slice of life, slowly-developing romance. I can say; however, that I found the دکھائیں cute and enjoyed it very much.
Natsuyuki Rendezvous--Hazuki gets a job at a پھول دکان because he’s in love with the manager, a young widow. To his surprise and dismay, he discovers her dead husband’s ghost is haunting the place, and he’s the only one who can see and communicate with it. The ghost, Shimao, uses every opportunity to get in the way of Hazuki’s blossoming romance with his wife. Then Shimao asks Hazuki to lend him his body. Hazuki refuses, until one night, drunk over his lack of progress with the widow (Rokka), he mumbles his consent. Shimao takes over Hazuki’s body, leaving Hazuki’s spirit trapped in the fairy tale worlds of his old sketch book. Shimao کہا he only wanted to borrow Hazuki’s body, but now it looks like he might not give it back!
I found this series quirky, unpredictable, and original. No character is totally evil, but they all have their flaws. I found myself sympathizing with both Hazuki and Shimao. Watch it if آپ want something different.
Betrayal Knows My Name (Uraboku)—I had been intrigued سے طرف کی this series ever since I saw it listed on a coming soon list. Then I suspected it might be yaoi, which I’m not into due to my religion. Hope I didn’t offend any yaoi people out there—I برداشت, ریچھ no hatred towards you. I am; however, quite into male friendships, the really close, inseparable kind. It’s like I dig everything about yaoi except the sex! A friend of mine who had seen the دکھائیں کہا it wasn’t yaoi, but “there is a lot of subtext.” I guess that means there are a lot of boys really fond of each other but not shown making love. I decided to give the series a chance.
No sooner than I had started watching it then مزید personally controversial content popped up—demons and the occult! I had been avoiding demon-based عملی حکمت since the beginning, and now…now what was I supposed to do? I wasn’t far enough into the series that I had become attached to the characters یا just had to find out what happened, so I could bail out. But something compelled me to watch. So I must say this دکھائیں certainly was a guilty pleasure for me!
The story concerns a boy named Yuki, who doesn’t know in a former life he was part of a demon-fighting clan—and a woman. When he was a woman, he won the love and loyalty of a demon named Luka, who apparently gave up his evil ways to be سے طرف کی her side. Now that Yuki’s a boy, Luka is determined to still protect him and be سے طرف کی his side. Yuki meets the other members of the clan, most of who have been reincarnated, too. Yuki finds out he has a healing power called God’s Light.
There is a lot of fighting, some heavy blood spill here and there. The supposed “final” battle is inconclusive, and there’s سوالات left unanswered. Maybe there will be a sequel? If so, I’ll probably watch it!