Kurenai is about the adventures and misadventures of 16-year-old Kurenai Shinkurou. Shinkurou is an authority in settling disputes between people, and finds his life turned upside down one day when he is assigned as a bodyguard for Kuhouin Murasaki, the daughter of a powerful plutocratic family.

when I finished watching it, the show filed into my “pretty good, but not great” category in my head. There were a couple of nitpicks here and there (like the confusing first episode), and the ending actually felt a little too “After school Special” to me when all the action was done.

i really cant explain this one … i have some many griefs about it this series will go up on the shelf to just collect the dust and cobwebs. the writer seemed to to be very rushed and nothing is really explained through out the series check it out, however, do it at your own risk. this is one i didn’t like and its rare for me to say so.

Shion no Oh

Shion’s King
episodes: 22
Genres: drama, mystery, tournament

Shion no Ou tells the story of Yasuoka Shion, an 13-year-old girl gone mute after a traumatic event where an unknown man murdered her parents, yet left her alive some Eight years ago. She was then adopted by a neighboring family, where her new father was a professional shogi player. Finding solace in the game, her skills were cultivated to a frightening degree in this environment, and as the show begins Shion is nearing the end of a tournament held to qualify the winner as a professional female player.

Shion no Ou is an anime about shougi, the Japanese form of chess. The rules are quite complicated, but you don’t need to be able understand them if you want to enjoy this series. What’s much more important for Shion no Ou is the general strategies, and the mind-games that get played between the two players. And let me say that the story and characters are nothing short of incredible. The heroine, Shion, is one of the strongest female characters I’ve ever seen. Every single character is well-defined and developed. Every single episode pushes the plot forwards, without any exceptions.

Great animes usually have one or two aspects that turn out very polished, like a cast of terrific characters, or an engaging storyline, but the outstanding anime really deliver in every single department. Shion no Ou has it all: terrific storytelling, a great storyline, a cast of deep and amazing characters (both the villains, main and side-characters) that really comes to life

some one once said ….

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t
supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your
heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time.
You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was
broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love
for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too
fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many
pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt
because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of
happiness you’ll never get back.

thanks for always being there …

Shinigami no Ballad & Shounen Onmyouji

Ballad of a Shinigami
episodes: 6

Shinigami no Ballad is a story of a female shinigami (death god) who refers herself as Momo. Even though she is a death god, she is a cute and caring one which is very different from the typical death gods that we most common know. She even cries for the sake of the souls she takes. Momo has a black, spunky, often rude black cat, named Daniel who seems to travel with her.

Each episode has what seems like two main characters, Momo and the person whose soul she takes.

Shinigami no Ballad is a pretty good anime. It can get slow and boring sometimes, probably because of the music and dull colors. SNB is an anime show which would really get to you if you had that taste for a drama series. It could get boring since there is no major action or anything. It often gets sad and dramatic towards the end of each episode.

I would strongly suggest this to someone who looking for a change to watch it.

Shounen Onmyouji
Teenager Onmyoji
episodes: 26

I could tell straight away that this anime would be above average. The artwork was really good. Think of Fullmetal Alchemist… No… I really mean it; the main character looks just like Edward with black hair. Abe no Masahiro is a thirteen year old boy who wants to be a Onmyouji, unfortunately for him, his grandfather is the greatest one around and he sealed his powers. But all of a sudden he was able to see a Spirit and his abilities start to show again, unlocking his sixth sense. Mokkun/Guren starts following him around and helping him fight evil spirits, all this is just training in order for him to become the greatest Onmyoji ever alive.