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February 5, 2012

My LUL #1

Hello everyone!

This is my first post about my 'LUL' (Life Update Log). I plan to write what's happening in my life and share with it to you guys. Anyhow time to get started.

So, right now, I've been quite busy updating my blog. As you can see I do many posts a day. I hope by doing this, more people can come visit! So anyhow, blog aside, I have also been creating some Google Chrome themes for anyone to use. You can find them in the 'Chrome Themes' section. I haven't got much requests so far so I am slightly disappointed. It would be great if you guys could give out some suggestions on what I should make next! Anyhow, back to real life. I've start doing some work experience outside of uni. Right now, me and a couple of friends are helping a client fix up his business' website! It seems a lot of work to do, but I hope I can finish it within the deadline. Although I just got the details yesterday, the team is still awaiting a reply from the client regarding the teams' proposed solution. I hope it works out! =D

That aside, in my own time I've been pretty busy watching anime and playing some games. I haven;t touched my PSP in a long time though, I think I kinda got bored of it already. Haha ^^". Anyhow, I think I still have to fix up my own blog. The wallpaper seems to be a bit plain, so I will work on that as soon as possible. It feels so great to be still on holidays! So much free time, yet nothing to do except watch anime, update blog and play games. Oh well, once uni starts its gonna get really busy. I better use my time now to do as much as I can!

MegaBubbletea signing off.

Anime Review: Special A

Special as it seems, Special A is just one of those Rom-Coms that will get you hooked right from the beginning. It features an interesting range of characters and an engaging storyline.

Special ASynopsis:
Hikari Hanazono has always been second to Kei Takishima. When they were six years old, their pro-wrestling loving fathers introduced them to each other. Assuming that she was the best in wrestling, young Hikari challenged Kei to a wrestling match only to be thoroughly defeated by him. 


Ever since that fateful incident, Hikari swore to beat Kei in school grades, sporting events - anything. To do this, she has enrolled in the same school as Kei since elementary. Now she attends Hakusenkan, an ultra elite school, that costs her carpenter father a lot of money.

Hikari and Kei are the top two students in the school, with Kei holding firmly to that number one position. While Hikari considers Kei to be a rival and important friend, she is completely unaware that Kei loves her. The story primarily focuses on Hikari and her constant attempts to defeat her one and only rival, Kei, and how she finds love in their rivalry.


Review:

Special A is one of those anime that you think you would find boring but ends up really good towards the end. This is what I felt about Special A. Before I started watching I thought it was going to be boring, but I was pleasantly surprised. Special A has one of the more linear plot-lines that an average anime would have. However, the wide range of characters along with the conflict between the main protagonist and antagonist, makes the story that much more exciting and entertaining.



The art did take a while to get used to. The first thing you would notice is how stretched the characters looked, but somehow, you will manage to get used to it. After a while, you will start to notice how nice the art has been painted throughout the whole series. The facial expressions of the ever-changing moods of the characters are quite spectacularly brought out. You will come to love the art style of the anime gradually as you continue to watch.

The voice acting was well recorded. Especially the many arguments and challenges the two main characters throw at each other is priceless. The soundtracks used throughout the anime as well as the background music used for the last episode was really well put.

Characters were definitely well loved yet hated at the same time. Facepalming moments are truly aplenty here. Other times, you will love the character, other times you just hate them so much you want to shout out loud. All these different emotions definitely indicate a well thought out anime cast. It inhibits your emotions and expressions towards each and every character.

Overall I really enjoyed this anime. It was an exciting story from start to end. Not once did I felt bored or tired of the cast. I would recommend this anime to anyone that likes a slice of comedy in their life.

STORY: 7
Linear but interesting. As you progress towards to the end of the series, things will get quite interesting and emotional.


ART: 8
Well brought out by the artists, although it may take time to get used to it.


SOUND: 7
Well voiced characters and expressions throughout the whole series.


CHARACTER: 9
Wide range of characters make this an enjoyable anime to watch.


ENJOYMENT: 8
I enjoyed it really much. The comedy element was really brought out even though the main characters were always fighting one another.


OVERALL: 8
It's a pretty good anime to have a laugh at. This will definitely keep you up all night.