Been absolutely lazy to update my blog. I was so consumed with reading my books, manga and anime that I didnt have other spare time to do anything else (apart from chores of course...)
Finally caught up and up to speed with the "D GrayMan" anime series. It started out pretty boring truthfully but from epi 50 onwards, it picked up and now is the long agnoising wait for the latest manga release. I gave up on the anime videos because they are too far back compared to the manga.
Another finished watching "Lucifer" the Korean DVD. Crap. Totally unsatifying. If it wasnt for the lead actor Ji Hoon, I prob wont bother to catch it because the plot is soooo obvious and by the first disc i guessed the ending. So many loop holes... sigh.
Also read the Hana Kimi Manga. The manga is certainly MUCH funnier and better than both the Taiwan and Japan TV drama combined. I realised that the Taiwan version followed pretty much faithfully to the manga until the ending few epi which is crap. If Taiwan had followed thru to the actual ending, it would be way fantastic. I guess they just wanted to save for part 2...which is really POINTLESS because whatever scenes they didnt adapt, Japan took most of the remaining/other manga scenes and acted on it. Japan's Hana Kimi version certainly tried to adapt the manga ending but not close enough as they left it hanging.
if u want to know the true manga ending, -Sano confessed his love to Ashiya before her real identity was discovered, and they affirmed their true feelings for each other after all the turmoils and incidents. Well, Ashiya left Japan as the Japan series portrayed when her true identity was accidentally discovered when the Hall one head saw her changing. In the end, Sano completed the remaining term alone and went to states to further his uni education to be with Ashiya. Happily ever after!