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Kaichou wa Maid-sama Review

September 29, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Anime

Kaichou wa Maid-sama is an anime produced by JC Staff. It’s about a girl named Misaki Ayuzawa who is the student council president at a former all-boys school. Since the school was formerly an all-boys school, it’s still dominated by the male population, but Misaki manages to keep the boys under control through fear. Her position at the top of the food chain is threatened when one of the boys, Takumi Usui, discovers that she works part-time as a maid at a maid cafe. I was expecting this to be a pure comedy at first, but it’s actually a shoujo anime. Naturally, Misaki and Takumi are the main “couple” or couple-to-be here.

Misaki and Takumi plushies.

In some shoujo anime, the main female character never makes her true feelings absolutely clear until the very end (or not at all), and that’s the case here. Misaki is one of those people that manages to do everything by herself and would never willingly accept help from someone else. This causes some problems as it’s impossible for a single person to do everything. Whenever Misaki’s in a pinch, Takumi always appears out of nowhere (literally) and saves her from what would have become a bad situation. Takumi’s actions seem to anger Misaki though, because it makes her feel powerless. Her initial feelings of anger and annoyance soon develop into something else as evidenced by her constant blushing. It’s a wonder why she tries to push Takumi away all the time.

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Nyantype Magazine Vol. 9

September 19, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Nyantype Magazine

Volume 9 of Nyantype was released at the end of June and features Mio in her black bikini on the cover. Since this volume comes in the middle of summer, it’s full of swimsuit and summer-related posters as you can see below.

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Nyantype Magazine Vol. 8

September 19, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Nyantype Magazine

Nyantype Magazine vol. 8 was released at the end of May. I picked up this particular copy while I was in Japan in June. It was nice to actually only pay the price listed on the magazine for once. Dishing out 780 yen for Nyantype makes it seem so much more worth it when you normally pay $20, which includes currency conversion and shipping costs. The front cover features Nozomi from the anime Mayoi Neko Overrun. There’s also a little window in the cover offering a sneak peak into something special that they included, but more on that later.

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Childhood Friends in Anime

September 09, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Anime

A few days ago I was watching Kaichou wa Maid-sama, and if any of you are watching that as well, you’ll know that Misaki’s childhood friend has popped up out of nowhere to try to steal her heart (poor Usui has some actual competition now). After watching that I got to thinking, childhood friends sure are popular in anime, especially ones that deal with romance. That then got me wondering, what do you do if you don’t have a childhood friend of the opposite gender? Naturally, I went and asked a friend this question and his reply was that if you’re not hooked up by the time you’re eight, you’re doomed to live a life of solitude and despair. I wouldn’t go as far as saying someone without a childhood friend is going to be alone forever, but based on all the anime I’ve seen, childhood friends seem to increase the chances of getting hooked up by a lot.

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