26 July 2017 @ 03:04 pm
Yuri!!! on ICE  
 Yuri!! on ICE is a sports anime television series about figure skating. The anime was produced by MAPPA, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo. Character design was by Tadashi Hiramatsu, and its music was composed by Taro Umebayashi and Taku Matsushiba. The figure skating was choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto, who also performed routines himself which were recorded and used as skating sound effects. The series premiered on October 6, 2016 and ended on December 22, with a total of 12 episodes. A Yuri on Ice feature film is currently in production. The series revolves around the relationships between Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki; his idol, Russian figure-skating champion Victor Nikiforov, and up-and-coming Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky; as Yuri K. and Yuri P. take part in the Figure Skating Grand Prix, with Victor acting as coach to Yuri K.
Released to critical acclaim, Yuri on Ice has been well received in Japan. It won three awards at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival, a Japan Character Award and seven awards in Crunchyroll's inaugural Anime Awards. In Japan, the series was released in six parts on Blu-Ray and DVD, with all the releases coming No. 1 on the Oricon Animation Blu-Ray disc and Animation DVD disc rankings respectively. It was the second-most successful media franchise in Japan for the first half of 2017. It was popular on social media outlets such as Tumblr, Sina Weibo and Twitter, where it received over a million more tweets that the next most-talked about anime series in the season it was broadcast. It also attracted praise from professional figure skaters.
Yuri on Ice has raised discussion concerning its depiction of a same-sex relationship between its protagonists, with some critics praising it for covering homosexuality in a way that differs from most anime and manga such as yaoi, and for dealing with homosexuality in a country and sport that has present-day issues with homophobia; others criticised its depiction for being unrealistic and ambiguous. The series has also been praised for its depiction of anxiety, and also raised a brief controversy concerning a similar figure skating-based title to be released in the United States in 2017.

Yūri Katsuki carried all of Japan's hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. Suddenly the five-time consecutive world championship ice skater Victor Nikiforov appears before him with Yuri Plisetsky, a young Russian figure skater who is already defeating his seniors. Victor and both Yuris take up the challenge on an unprecedented Gran Prix series.

Junichi Suwabe as Victor Nikiforov
Kouki Uchiyama as Yuri Plisetsky
Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Yūri Katsuki
Ayumu Murase as Kenjirō Minami
Hiroki Yasumoto as Christophe Giacometti
Jun Fukuyama as Takeshi Nishigōri
Kensho Ono as Phichit Chulanont and more...

I usually don't watch "new" animes. I wait to watch them a bit bc of the unbearable and ridiculous fandom girls u.u'
But I decided to watch YOI bc of a friend. I like sports anime and I knew YOI would be funny and amazing... and it really was :D
The anime is great. The story and the charas are interesting. The animation is very nice. Sometimes the charas looked a bit weird though ^^'
The anime has really funny parts and the romance thing between Viktor and Yuri was awesomeeeee xD
The best part in the anime was when Yuri buy matching rings for him and Viktor. Then they go to a restaurant and Phichit sees the rings. It was LOOOL

My favorite charas: Viktor, Phichit, Yurio and Otabek.
Least favorite charas: JJ and Yuri
I highly recommend YOI :)
Scored: 9.0
Can't wait for the movie ^^
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Ono Keshou - Needless to say
13 April 2017 @ 10:23 am
Battery is a Japanese light novel series by Atsuko Asano that was published by Kadokawa Shoten. The series is about Harada Takumi and Gō Nagakura, two boys who start a baseball team. For the work the author received the Noma Prize for Juvenile Literature in 1997 and the Shogakukan Children's Publication Culture Award in 2005. It has sold over 10 million copies in Japan, and has been adapted into a film in 2007 and an anime television series in 2016.
Takumi Harada moves to a mountain town in Okayama prefecture during the spring break before he enters middle school due to his father's job transfer. Takumi is a pitcher, and after the moves he loses faith in his own talent, when suddenly his classmate Kō Nagakura appears in front of him. Kō has a strong desire to form a "battery" (a combination of a pitcher and catcher) with Takumi.
Kouki Uchiyama as Takumi Harada
Tasuku Hatanaka as Kō Nagakura
Aiko Nogami as Makiko Harada
Ayumu Murase as Fumito Sawaguchi
Hozumi Gôda as Makoto Tomura
Kaito Ishikawa as Keita Higashidani
Katsuhisa Houki as Yōzō Ioka
Mark Ishii as Akira Nonomura
Ryohei Kimura as Shunji Mizugaki
Shūta Morishima as Eiji Nobunishi
Sōma Saitō as Nobuhiro Yoshisada
Yūi Fujimaki as Seiha Harada
Yuichiro Umehara as Kazuki Kaionji
Yuuki Ono as Shūgo Kadowaki

Another anime that took me 2 weeks to finish watching =.='
I don't have much to say about this anime... it was cute but I thought it'd be like Kurobas and Haikyuu!
Battery doesn't have any action or funny scenes, it's just blablablah. Some eps. made me sleepy to tell you the truth.
Also, the anime ends while they're playing the match against the other school :|
Well, I shipped Takumi x Kou a bit :x 
Though, I shipped Shun x Shugo much more xD

Scored: 6.0
Current Mood: irritated