August 10, 2015

Skip Beat! (2011)

Based on the manga Skip Beat. High school graduate Gong Xi gives up her chances for university in order to support her childhood friend and romantic goal, Bu Po Shang, in his pop idol career. Upon arriving in Taipei, Gong Xi starts working on multiple jobs in order to support Bu Po Shang, whose popularity quickly rises, eventually becoming one of the top idols in Taiwan. One day, Gong Xi catches Bu Po Shang flirting with his manager, and learns that he only used her so she can help him with his living expenses. Heart-broken and betrayed, Gong Xi vows to get revenge by becoming a bigger star than him. Gong Xi auditions for L.M.E., Bu Po Shang’s rival talent agency, and joins L.M.E.’s new-found department “Love Me”. At L.M.E., Gong Xi meets famous actor Dun Helian, who eventually falls in love with her.

July 28, 2015

Sekine-kun no Koi

Sekine Keiichiro is handsome, intelligent, and popular. He’s a jack-of-all-trades who’s loved by women. Loved, that is, until they find out he’s passionless and stoic and completely lacking in conviction. In a moment of self-reflection he starts hunting: can anything make him feel? He’s about to find out. Candy’s Rating: 9/10 Candy’s Notes: Yea, yea, […]

July 27, 2015

3 am Dangerous Zone

Momoko, who dreams of becoming an illustrator, finds employment in an ultra fast-paced office that specializes in designing pachinko parlors!! With the office running a yakuza-like business and employing a designer who has a habit of suddenly stripping in the middle of the night, Momoko believes that the company employees are a bit… no, definitely eccentric!! She continues pulling all-nighters, unable even to return home… And in the midst of that cigarette smoke-filled office, where women’s authority takes a step back, she asks herself, “Why am I here?”

July 12, 2015

I ♥ HS

Yamato Onidzuka. Childhood bully, punk, and sports prodigy. His old childhood friends are terrified of him, as he used to bully and harass them on a daily basis. When he transferred to a special sport’s school, it seemed like his friends’ worst nightmare had finally come to an end. But now that he’s back, it […]

June 30, 2015

Nakanmon!

Our crybaby protagonist Hirahara Tsukasa hasn’t always been a crybaby. Due to the death of her older sister Chihiro, Tsukasa hasn’t been able to dam up the flood of tears ever since – even about little things. She is further disheartened after moving to Tokyo from Hiroshima, especially after a series of incidents cause her […]

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