50 of 50 episodes seen
Honestly, i was blown away by the first episode, what a very strong start for an anime. It was all unexpected, Just the first episode and it already made me cry... The story was about the cat and dog relationship of Kou and Aoba. Adachi-sensei used his usual pattern of story, the childhood friend route. With a lot of twist , surprise event and a roller coaster of emotion that you will like. We have comedy, romance, drama, Baseball action in one place.
First, let’s discuss comedy, Adachi-sensei never missed any opportunity to crack a joke, the very important thing about delivering a joke was the Timing and that was done perfectly. He will happily use anyone or anything (old or new) as a punch line, so even its just an ordinary day you will find it funny and interesting. Next is Romance, the romance in the story isn’t rushed, you can see it develop little by little, with love triangle in every corner makes it interesting so you can enjoy the love and hate relationship of the two protagonist until the end~. Drama, when Adachi-sensei put a drama in his work it become the key point of the story, just like what happened in the first episode, it will leave an impression until the end of story. Baseball action, Maybe because Adachi-sensei have his own baseball team that he can deliver such an exciting baseball game. He knows When and how to make incredible events to happen, totally surprising, that's why I love the baseball manga the he writes.
Another key point of the story is memories~ Every now and then you'll see a flashback in the story, well I didn't find it annoying, it plays a major role in the character development of the main characters. Sometimes those memories makes me teary.Ending, I'm somewhat contented with it, all the feelings was sorted out and finished the climax of the waited battle in the baseball tournament. Somewhat because i wish he continued it until koushien XD
If u already read some of Adachi-sensei's manga you will find that all of his male protagonist has the same kind of character and i think same goes for the female. This time its Kitamura Kou, only son, cant even play catch ball till 5th grade, hard working and good at lying. The Ace Pitcher of the Seishu Academy, a typical character that you will like. Tsukishima Wakaba, same age, birthday and birthplace as Kou and love him more than anyone else. She plays a major role in the story despite of her status. Tsukishima Aoba, wakaba's little sister, who hates Kou very much and love Wakaba. If there's a word to describe her its "Tsundere". Kou's teacher about pitching. Very talented in Baseball despite of being a girl. Akaishi Osamu, position catcher, 5th batter and later the Captain of the Seishu baseball team. Like Kou he loves Wakaba too. Azuma Yuuhei, 1st base and the 4th batter and a talented one. He first appeared as an antagonist. He's emotionless when talking and only shows different emotion when playing baseball. Takigawa Akane, I'm really surprised of her appearance in the story, almost jaw dropping. The girl that moved next door and the daughter of the Soba Restaurant owner and a great painter. Her appearance takes the story to a new height.
Here's another trademark of Adachi-sensei. Imagine a classic drawing and add modern day coloring and you will get a remastered feeling. His character design is all the same, specially the ears and the hair color were black, blond and brown. Same goes for the character faces, i had read in one of his manga that even Adachi-sensei criticize his own work for having the same face design for some character. Overall, the classic animation style that used in this anime was some-what refreshing if you want to escape the modern day animation style.
The Opening song "Summer Rain" really suits the anime, it gives the listener a tropical kind of beat, maybe because of the guitar. Good thing that they didn't replace it until the end of the series. The Ending song Koi Kogarete Mita Yume fit perfectly to the 1st quarter of the season~ that slow and sad song can easily make u cry if added in the scene specially in the 1st episode~ The 2nd one is Orange Days, a Rap song, IMO it doesn't fit the anime, its not like the song is bad or anything, just that using a song like that in an anime with a classic style of animation isnt good. The 3rd Moeru You na Koi Janai Kedo got a nice beat and slow rhythm . And the last ED song is Rehersal, one of my favorite song. The piano is great and the lyrics too.
I really enjoy Cross Game. I laugh on the jabs, cries in the sad and touchy scenes and get caught in the suspense and excitement of baseball action. that you will ask for more. Well if you Want more baseball action, read H2 and Touch.
26 of 26 chapters read
The things that happened in the first chapter is so sudden~ Basically a very beautiful and mysterious High school girl named Hagiwara Natsuki suddenly intrude a Middle school boy named Ochiai Kouta's house asking him to let her stay there~ The plot use is a basic one so expect it to be predictable in some point of the story~ but I still like the concept of a middle school boy and a high school girl living under one roof, it makes me feel envious (T_T). The manga is 26 chapters only so the story is going on a fast pace but even with that you can still grab the things that happening in the story~ and she gave a good cliffhangers too~ The truth is I’m not satisfied with that kind of ending, it’s been used many times already. I wish she end it in a more romantic way.
Like I said above that this is drawn by my favorite manga author and that’s because of reason that all the girls she draws are super hot and pretty~ I mean it~ every small detail about them~ the hair, the eyes, the lips, their body proportion~ everything, for me it perfect, and more importantly they're wearing a school uniform~ it multiplies the girls charm 2 times... no three times (damn make it 4!) as I red from Futari ecchi school uniforms are symbol of Youth and Innocence (Vol. 11 chapter 101). so that’s why i love high school romance XD. oh and thx for those great fan service scene~ really love it~ Specially all of those front cover artwork~ hehe
Ochiai Kouta, a middle school boy who is quite shy, innocent and kind of a pervert sometimes ( Kouta : No, I’m not! grr) yes you are!~ He's living under the same roof with that beautiful girl so it can’t be helped. I praised him as well for holding back hehe~
Hagiwara Natsuki, a high school girl who is 4 years older than Kouta, pretty, good in household work and cooking (damn, I really envy you Kouta). I wonder if it’s really her character that she loves to tease Kouta. She volunteered to live together with Kouta and be his Maid (argh! can’t take this anymore!)
Sakurai Kanade, another cute girl, Kouta's classmate and the class idol. If there’s a word to describe her personality that should be the word "Tsundere", well her hair style is twin tail too.
Hagiwara Chiaki, Natsuki's little sister. She appeared in the story to take her big sister back home, but she end up staying in Kouta's house too. Unlike her big sister, she sucks in all kinds of household work.
I think Kouta enjoy his position in this story XD... As for me, I'm just envious~ Honestly, if u like story about love-comedy you'll gonna enjoy reading this manga, ohh and theres a lot of pantsu shots too so enjoy! :D
130 of ? chapters read
This is about the love-comedy story of two newly wed couple Makoto and Yura-san. The Author, using them as a sample together with the different people and couple they encounter, discuss about the basic problem of both man and women when it comes to relationship and sex. Using statistics and surveys for the story is a great idea, i'll give him a two thumbs up. With the help of Makoto's big brother Akira and Yura's little sister, they overcome every sex problem that they encounter. To tell you the truth, this manga is very educational when it comes to sex practices, its a good source for relationship tips, do's and don't, diferrent kind of position etc...
I like how the relationship of the newly wed couple the strenghten and progresses. If theres a story I didnt like on this manga its about Jun-chan the Little sister of Makoto. She was intruduced as a kind, sweet and shy girl. But the Author use her as a test subject about different kind of relationship using the excuse "search for true love", it makes me mad when he does that. (calm down, calm down)alright, alright thats her role gotta accept it T_T.
Man~ i have no eye when it comes to art and specially when its about manga. Well, as long as there's no deformed face or such its passable~ :D Good thing that the male prontagonist is an average person, with normal looks, its not that hard to draw~ The hard one must be Yura-san, Man~ isnt she lovely with an almost perfect figure! :D
Onota Makoto, an average looking salaryman of an international Business Corporation. One who always think of sex when alone with his wife, somewhat childish and sometimes selfish but he loves Yura-san with all of his heart. His wife Onota Yura, a full-time housewife, beautiful, kind and a shy-type. She always give and do whatever Mokoto wants (that bastard). Onota Akira, Makoto's big brother and a lawyer. For some reason he always appear near Makoto when he has some sex problem and his brother will teach him gladly, in short a sex expert. Kawada Rika, Yura's little sister and a college student. She's a sex expert as well, with the experience she get from different kind of man, she gives tips and advice to her big sister. Onota Jun, Makoto's little sister, all i can say is "curiosity killed the cat"
I wonder who will not enjoy reading this manga~ enjoyment to the MAX!! Seriously, its a great manga for those who are curious of what's sex is. A must read for those who have a little experience or just starting a relationship~ for both man and women~
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6 of 6 episodes seen
A lot of things has happened in this OVA, but the main story was about a sudden awakening of a Marionette with a serial number NSMX-1, with no memories of who made her and from what country she came from. She met Lime in the forest and thus begun her daily life in the Otaru household together with Faust saber dolls named Tiger, Luchs and Panther. No one knows the impending danger that awaits them and how valuable the role of Marine will be.
Otaru Mamiya matured enough since the 1st season, same for his 3 marionette.Marine former name MSMX-1, is a marionette with a normal attitude except that she hate men. She always follow Lime around thinking that she is her master. Tiger she's broken in this ova because of the battle in the first season, she's the first marionette of Faust and love Faust more than anyone else. Luchs, who love to cook like Cherry, except that she's bad at it. Panther like Bloodberry, is a hot headed one, and have a personality and build like Bloodberry thats why they get along with each other.
Ive seen some improvement in the art since the first season, seems like Otaru's marionette become more cuter and brighter specially Bloodberry. I've change my opinion on her, didnt know she was that pretty, like in the Op song and ED song of J again. They did a great coloring in the character this time.
i really enjoy this one, specially the fight scenes with the "Terminator" like creatures. Its refreshing to see a new marionette and some bad turned good marionettes. read more
25 of 25 episodes seen
The story revolves around Otaru Mamiya and his three Marionettes named Lime, Cherry and Bloodberry, but they are not just an ordinary ordinary marionettes, they have a system called "Maiden Circuit" that act like the source of their emotion thats why they can laugh and cry. A futuristic setting in a planet named Terra - II in the country of Japones where there are no female and all male are born from cloning. Female was replaced by Female machine called Marionettes. Thus begin their wacky adventure under one roof. The gags are old but still funny specially when the punchline is hanagata. The story is not always about humor, there is drama also, its the main point of the story on how the three marionette grows emotionally thru happiness and hardship. The anime's story is slow pace but not boring so you will have time to enjoy how the it will develop.
Meet Otaru a normal boy who live a normal life, kind and hard working . One day he accidentally activated a Marionette named Lime. Lime a marionette with a cute and childish personality, always eat and play around and loves Otaru a lot. She's my favorite marionette because whenever she's around the surrounding become cheerful. Next is Cherry the second marionette Otaru awakened. She always give a maiden aura, in cuteness i think its in par with Lime. She loves to cook and more importantly loves to daydream about his master Otaru.The third was Bloodberry, she's a how should i say it... a muscle woman? Well she's not as cute as the first two but she emits an older woman aura, she has the biggest breast among the three and loves to seduce Otaru. For side character, let see, hmm... Hanagata hes a loser so lets forgot about him (Hanagata: What did you just say?) just joking, he always introduce himself as Otaru's bestfriend, a pesky character who appears anywhere near Otaru.
Otaru, his design is quite simple, passable for a normal character.For the character design of the three marionettes, Lime, since she loves to move around designing loose costume fits nicely with her character. Cherry, she's loves doing housework so the cutely designed pink kimono si looks good in her. Bloodberry with the blood on her red suits her best, well only her hair is red, she got the most daring design because of her nicely proportioned body and big-sister like character.
The Opening song is good, you will like it the more you listened to it. Same goes for the Ending song, with a great visualization it will make you listened to the song as well. For The Seiyuu's, I really like the japanese voice for Lime, Megumi Hayashibara. It match perfectly with Limes personality, cute and playful. I dont like the english dub, it gives a kind of feeling that its not Lime-like. Same goes with Cherry, i like her polite voice. When u talk about Bloodberry, that means Power, power in the voice but with a sweetness of an older women and the seiyuu deliver it nicely.
After many years of not seeing this anime (10 years +) it give me a nostalgic feeling and with that i enjoy it a lot. I laughed in the funny scenes and got teary in those touching moment. I couldn't ask for more... :D
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20 of 20 episodes seen
Its a story about a 3 random girls that been summoned from earth by a princess from a different planet and the only way home is to save their planet Cephiro but there's more to it than that... The story was made so that children and children at heart can easily understand it. All about the power of friendship, not giving up no matter what and the power to believe. Its like a typical RPG game.
This is the part what i like most about MKR. Character design made by CLAMP is always beautiful, specially the uniform of the 3 girls, its soo cute with the color of their respected element. Next is their armor design, at first it looks like a plain armor but as soon as the story progresses and they level up (level up?!) it become cooler and coolerspecially their last armor, same thing with the swords, i love it specially Hikaru's sword design. The Mecha design, hmm not that bad...back in the day seeing those mecha makes me excited, specially when they combine. Emeraude's design is good too, simple yet elegant. Zagato wearing a black robe make you think that "oh.. the bad guy". Love it when they are in chibi mode...
i dont know why but i really like the opening song of MKR... maybe because it was translated to my language and i often sing it (until now) when im still a child~ battle theme and SFX is good too. As for the voice actor/actress, they do a good job in their role~ specially Emeraude that's always pleading for help.
Hikaru the small, energetic and tomboyish type. Umi the ojou-sama type, and Fuu the girl with glasses. A little background story about them is fine. i take only a little interest in characters...
If u seen many kind of good sword and magic scene, you'll enjoy this a little. Well as for me i found it nostalgic. i really enjoy this anime when i was a kid, all those slash and magic scene specially Zagato's magic spells... There's only a little mecha fight which can be seen in the last two episode. When i saw it now i find those boss fight a little crappy~ easily beaten when their equipment leveled up...
This is a great anime for boys and girls of all ages~ all i can say is just watch it... XD read more