Monthly Archives April 2013

Lily Girls’ Review: Ga-Rei Zero

Here’s a story that should appeal a lot to our Mangaden audience. For all of you who get frustrated with how badly Bleach misses the mark, in comes the Ga-Rei franchise.


Ga-Rei Zero is the prequel to the Ga-Rei manga which I admittedly haven’t delved in to, but the Zero is about a series of people, part of an Agency, who fight monstrous departed spirits called Specters. Some of the weapons used to fight the Specters are remarkably clever, like Natsuki whose tires of her motorcycle are able to create barriers against the dead. The story focuses on Kagura and her adoptive sister Yomi who use katana as their weapons against the Specters. Yomi and Kagura are also from families who are known to be able to summon spirits to fight alongside them, called Ga-Rei.

IGa-Rei.Zero.full.154103f this sounds a bit like Blea...

Lily Girls’ Review: Kurau ~Phantom Memory~

Where Yuru Yuri was lighthearted fun, let me now give you so many feels.

Kurau.Phantom.Memory.full.1264432 Kurau is a tomboy in the cold hard future of Earth whose father is seeking zero-point energy. Also, Kurau is an alien. Or, more accurately, Kurau is possessed by an alien. See, Kurau’s dad gets her soul consumed and replaced by an energy being called a Rynax. Rynax exist in pairs, like being a couple but a lot more intense. Like, without their other half, a Rynax is basically constantly depressed. Kurau’s other half shows up and just kinda makes a body, which apparently Kurau was too injured to do. And Kurau’s pair gets named Christmas.  And Kurau and Christmas start being cute together.

Kurau and Christmas are beings of pure energy in human shells, which gives them all sorts of cool abilities...

Unbeaten Games: The Untold Saga – Episode XVI

Surprise! I’m back early!

So, I had a little bit of spare time on my hands over the weekend and decided to beat Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). Now as most of you know, this was not an easy task. The incredibly long loading times, horrible camera angles, and terrible voice acting made the trek arduous at best. Top that off with having to complete three different stories (Sonic, Shadow, and Silver) and the part where they all meet (the “Last Story”) and you have one hell of a weekend. Despite the challenge, however, I drudged through and came out on the other side with one more game marked off my list.

The task I’m left with now is deciding which game I wish to pursue next…

I’m just kidding. We all know that I’m going to play Tomb Raider (2013) next...

Lily Girls’ Review: YuruYuri

Lucky star, but gayer.

Yes, that’s the promise of Yuru Yuri! This series follows the familiar pattern of a club of four girls, well two clubs of four girls and a couple stragglers. But the real point is this wild slice-of-life crazy funtimes is that all the ships are acceptable  Ship everything, regret nothing.  That’s what makes Yuru Yuri a great introduction to the Lily Girls brand of anime; so many lesbians so little time. Like typical all-girl  slice-of-life series (Kill Me Baby, Lucky Star, K-on!, et cetera), the cast is a collection of slightly crazy and quite colorful characters and the story is just the tale of their daily lives.

We start off by being introduced to the Amusement Club; a club that was started because Nanamori Middle School requires everyone to be in a club an...

Unbeaten Games: The Untold Saga – Episode XV

Welcome back everyone!

I’m sorry it has taken me so long to post a new update to this blog, but things have been crazy busy since the end of January. Between Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Easter, etc. I’ve have very little time to update, but I’ve had plenty of time to play some games. Without further ado, here’s the newest updates:

At the beginning of February, I finally finished Prince of Persia. I had initially tried to make a video review of the game; however, between my lack of drive and multiple party-like events, I never got around to finishing it. Let me know in the comments below if you’d like me to edit the remaining minute or so and post it for people to watch.

Last night, I completed Phantasy Star Universe...