Zettai Kareshi

Once upon a time, I decided to read some romance mangas since Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is making me happy. (It’s okay if you don’t understand what I just said, I don’t either) I searched online and yahoo answers, my best friend, was an option! Of course I managed to get some nice manga recommendations out of it. The thing is, MangaStorm the app doesn’t have all mangas and so I was only able to read Kare first love and Zettai Kareshi which I will be doing reviews on!

Zettai Kareshi is about a girl who gets rejected by every boy she confesses to. One day she picks up someone’s phone, and meets up with them to return it. Turns out the owner is a salesman and he tried to sell her lots of items. In the end, our main character Riiko says all she wants is a boyfriend and leaves. The salesman (Gaku) tells her to check out a website and order from it. Riiko does go to the website, and designs a figure t o her liking. The next day, a huge parcel arrives and out comes her Nightly series figure!

The story is quite dramatic (and has that cliche part where Night has to leave) but very cute. Night is so fond of her, he keeps running away to be with her. Too bad there’s the rival, Soushi, who I don’t really like. Anyway, I’ve nothing much to say about this manga because it’s quite short and straightforward (just go read it if you’re bored). The ending is sad though, because Night’s a figure. He dies and tells her to marry Soushi in the end. I like how Night, no matter what, still sticks with Riiko (except when that woman kissed him). He actually literally needs to have sex with her, but is still patient and understanding. He protects her against everyone else and didn’t get seduced by her ex best friend.

This is a short review before I go overseas! Shall add some snapshots of the manga. (Funny ones)

~akashicchi
P.S. I just love the chemistry between Night and Riiko. The story is not as cliche as Kare first love but still not as great as TnKK kekeke. Okay, I’m gonna leave for 3 weeks before this post becomes the story in written form (plus my feels). Oh, and sorry about the messiness of this post! He pictures didn’t upload properly at first…

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WataMote

WataMote is short for No matter how I look at it, it’s you guys’ fault I’m not popular! I never even knew the full Japanese title so just search up wikipedia…

This is a slice of life comedy, and it really lives up to the genre. It’s basically a misfit’s life, and how she tries to change that. However, she has literally no social experience whatsoever so she always ends up embarrassing herself. If you find it annoying when characters do things differently from what you want, then this show will without a doubt piss you off. But I think it’s worthwhile if you’re feeling scared or sad after watching some other anime. It only has 12 episodes and 48 chapters so it won’t take up much time either..

Tomoko Kuroki, the main character, is a socially awkward, short and small girl. She doesn’t have much sex appeal either. Tomoko has no friends apart from her middle school best friend, Yuu, who she refers to as a slut. Kind of mean if you’d ask me but it’s Tomoko we’re talking about. You can’t expect any less. Anyway, Tomoko strongly dislikes her classmates and thinks all the girls are sluts as well. The first episode shows you very well her opinions on them. I’m afraid I hadn’t screenshotted it so my apologies.. This is another reason I can relate to her so well. There are countless (and almost all) people that I call a whore and detest for no apparent reason. I’d also change whatever they’re talking about into some disgusting speech completely Tomoko level. Tomoko is pretty horny and wants a boyfriend really badly. She would go to any length to get friends and a boyfriend, so no matter what, DON’T suggest any crazy thing to her. She’d totally do it. Her imagination is terrifyingly wide, which is probably due to her experience with otome and other types of games. Tomoko is the number one relatable character. We’d all laugh at her misfortune and how she only lazes at home watching anime playing games, getting scolded for not doing chores, but the truth is, that exactly depicts our own life. You’re probably watching WataMote, not doing your duties and slacking off, while laughing at Tomoko for doing the same thing. The only difference is that Tomoko has a lot of trouble talking (but not to herself and her family) and so it’s kind of irritating watching her embarrass herself in front of some guy. It’s no wonder why she has no friends.
Plus, she thought it an achievement that a boy talked to her six times in her entire middle school life. Gotta feel sad for her eh? Tomoko is super retarded and you will definitely ask yourself: Hey, why am I even watching this stupid thing? But you’d be unable to stop cuz you wanna know whether she ever gets friends and a boyfriend.

Tomoki Kuroki. I quite like him; he’s Tomoko’s younger brother. He says the forbidden words

20131012-204847.jpg He’s also super awesome for being able to keep up with Tomoko’s nonsense and not killing her or himself by now. When she dressed up appalling-ly, he didn’t even show his utter disgust. He’s so used to her scary behaviour that he doesn’t even bother questioning it. Tomoki is rather popular in his class, and cute, and looks just like Staz which is why I like him. There’s this episode that shows how he felt towards his older sister before, and I’m pretty sure he wanted to kill himself then and there. Or maybe burn the disc.

I love you, sister, let’s get married when we grow up

Are all younger brothers like this? Nearly every funny anime with one has said that before.. Besides, Tomoki has went through the world’s worst experience:

20131012-205244.jpg And always bears with her (like I have already said)

20131012-205316.jpg There was once when Tomoko thought he was sexually attracted to her when he really just wanted to strangle her. I’m still waiting for Tomoki to crack and scream at her. It would be hilarious.

Yuu Nanase. Tomoko really mistreats her sometimes. Wouldn’t it be kinda strange if your best friend made you bring her out to buy panties? Although it’s obvious she has more friends than Tomoko, she still sticks with that girl. This says a lot about her; she’s a really pleasant, nice, kawaii ‘slut’.

WataMote is a really realistic show, and kind of stupid too. If you’re feeling depressed or wants to watch a light hearted anime, this is a good show to entertain yourself with. I laughed a lot even though I rarely do when watching anime or any show in general. I hope you like it because I made this whole review for you. Apparently it’s not as mean as Maria Holic (I’m gonna watch it now) since Tomoko’s plans sometimes do succeed. This is one of the rare times:

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Bye now! Watching Elfen lied, Mirai Nikki and Maria Holic. Reviews tomorrow or so!

~akakuro
P.S. Dear parents, the reason why we always like our friends better is because they never make us angry. Maybe sad, but never angry.
P.S. I forgot to add, but Tomoko is a die hard anime fan. I love that she made KnB references, Another too. She is always ignored and was like ‘What is this? Kuroki no Basket? Am I the phantom sixth man?’ She also once sweat so much she (actually) said ‘I’m sweating so much it’s like I’m in a basketball manga’. Facepalmers behold. As for the Another part:

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P.S. Yuu is my third favourite character because she has the same iPhone cover as me. I mean, I changed it already but the same as my old iPhone 4 one.

20131015-162638.jpg KUTUSITA NYANKO FOR THE WINNNN!!! I love it someone who knows me buy me the soft toy/notebook and I’ll love you for life.

Tonari no kaibutsu-kun

This is one adorable awesome romance anime. If you’re looking for a super light hearted comedy too, TnKK will definitely do. I love all the characters and for once, I actually support the two mains.

Shizuku. Shizuku’s a smart girl but not as genius as Haru. She’s straightforward and cute; veryyy straightforward.

20131008-134312.jpg One reason I love this show is because of her personality. This was only episode 2!!! Shizuku has a younger brother too, who she completely loves. And vice versa. Their relationship is great. She’s also rather emotionless, which must be what makes her so loveable. I can never stand those who make a big deal out of nothing (the reason I dislike romances) so this anime and Ouran is ideal. The only problem is that she literally doesn’t care for anyone except Haru.

20131008-134622.jpg No, Shizuku. You’re the one with no feelings.

Haru. He’s secretly from some rich family and got thrown out. The typical rich boy x normal girl. Soon enough he’s gonna be forced to go home and get a fiancee and there’ll be loads of drama. I’m really not looking forward to it… Haru is shy too, and he is completely upfront with his feelings. Completely. Even more so than Straightforward Shizuku.

20131008-134853.jpg This was 13 minutes into episode 1 including OP time.

20131008-134927.jpg This was 5 seconds later. I know what y’all thinking, quick escalation. Haru is actually very popular with the girls, though those bimbos are quick to leave him the moment he gets into a fight. They’re all just shallow freaks who’ll fawn over any good looking guy. I actually didn’t expect Haru’s seiyuu to be him because for some reason, it’s different from the voice I allocated him in my head. Maybe just to warn you of his crazy actions, he has a pet rooster. Yes, a rooster. Why? He found it. And built a coop for it. All of this, in school. He’s totally normal, trust me. He likes playing with lead too! Isn’t that cute?

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Natsume. She’s my ideal type of girl (if I were a guy). Natsume is cute, and a computer nerd. You probably didn’t see that coming hurhur. She gets 42 confessions in 5 days for obvious reasons, and also loses all her friends in that time length. I love Natsume because she rejects them quick and easily and doesn’t 1) play with their feelings 2) flirt around. She also hates boys because they are the reason she has no friends. I just like her because of her hatred for boys. Must be the first time I see a cute anime girl like that!

20131008-135514.jpg She’s also the first few anime girls I’ve seen who are super pretty and have wavy hair. I really like that touch. Wavy hair for the win!! The only problem is that she’s convinced every single guy likes her (which is the case 99% of the time) including Haru. But Haru is extremely loyal and will only love Shizuku!!! In the end(?) Sasayan also fell in love with Natsume so I think she should accept his feelings. Never mind that I felt sad when she got rejected for the first time by Mi-chan-san.

Sasayan. He’s like the popular, okay-ish guy that no one hates or particularly likes. To be honest his hair kind of irks me. He is the perfect example of ‘dicks before chicks’ and would forever choose his bros over Natsume. Harsh, but true. I like how he talks to Haru and Shizuku even though they’re unpopular. In fact, he was like the first person to associate himself with them. I applaud him for that.

Yamaken. I don’t like him one bit. He should really stop coming in between my OTP. Shizuku will never choose him and that is a fact. Yamaken should have just left after confessing. He’s only keeping the two lovebirds away from each other. I was also kinda upset when Shizuku said she liked Yamaken more than everyone would expect because I think she should just be honest and say she would still choose Haru. Please don’t create more drama and just get together already! The only part about Yamaken that I don’t absolutely hate is that he treats Iyo like poop. It’s actually really amusing. Yamaken can never win over Shizuku because his Haru-ness is completely nonexistent.

20131008-141736.jpg He couldn’t even say that!

Iyo. I don’t like her because she dared to go near Haru when he was asleep! That witch!! I can’t believe she tried to pull a fast one when no one was watching! How terrible!

20131008-140450.jpg All I can say is, THANK GOODNESS she’s related to Yamaken, I wouldn’t be able to take it if she even went near Haru again.

Ooshima. I actually quite like her because she reminds us all of ourselves. The only one who doesn’t get back their romance and actually acts like a human. Somehow I feel she’s more relatable for all of us. She’s also a great friend and doesn’t wanna ruin the relationship between Shizuku and Haru just for herself. Much unlike someone. The girl is also really funny I mean, you don’t just ask someone if they have balls. Pffft.

20131008-140916.jpg I couldn’t screenshot every second but Shizuku was like ‘Don’t ask me!’ The reason he even said that was because of his crazy weird actions in episode 1. He suddenly stripped naked thinking something wrong because Shizuku said she was going to the gym. Please don’t ask me what goes through his head. Beats me anyway. Back to Ooshima, she got her heart broken tons of times. Her face when she realised Haru held no romantic feelings for her was priceless.

20131008-141133.jpg Sorry, Ooshima. I’m so mean! /sob/

I don’t think there’s anything else I have to say about the other characters. I’ll just say that this is my favourite romance forever because who wouldn’t love the two mains! They are just too cute together!

20131008-141406.jpg Just remember, if you ever start hating Haru,

20131008-141835.jpg This cute face. It even wavered Emotionless Shizuku!

TnKK is a very unique (in a good way) anime/manga. It is in no way cliche like every other romance anime. Even Kaichou wa Maid sama had that cliche ending where Usui had to go back but in TnKK, there’s no drama revolving that. I was so glad when it was only 2 chapters regarding Haru leaving and there was no ‘Catch me if you can’ at the airport. I really love this manga. I read a couple of other mangas and it takes cliche to the original level haha. The friend causing trouble, not wholeheartedly dating the second guy, the going back somewhere and the not explaining things to each other properly!!! Will do reviews on them for sure. I can’t describe how great and refreshing TnKK is, especially when you want a romance manga that can really separate itself from the rest. I’m already recommending it to all my friends. You’re welcome, “Robico”.

The link to all the funny moments is here. Please laugh or I’ll feel awkward.

~akashi
P.S. kuroko no basket 2 has come out. Rejoice with me. Should I hold a party..?

Deadman wonderland

Honestly I don’t really like this show. It’s very warped, creepy and gorey. (After all, it’s about the manipulation of blood…) The storyline is kind of interesting but the characters annoy me sometimes. And it’s so disgusting, because the directors are all ruthless and gross.

Ganta Igarashi. This boy rubs me the wrong way. I can’t stand the way he keeps acting like he’s an amazing hero. But at least he doesn’t do psychotic things like Minatsuki… Anyway, Ganta bites his thumb for blood. Ouch. I really can’t stand that sort of things, because I would never be able to bite my skin off. Plain gross. I understand he does it to survive, but, ouch, really.

Shiro. I don’t like how she is the red man. It’s really sad and I wish I could go into the story and save her from Ganta’s mother… So saddening, if you read it you’ll wanna cry for her. She doesn’t deserve to be tortured! She’s just an innocent child… And in chapter 45.2 she makes you wanna cry a river because

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Shiro’s arm dropped off… Her helpless face really touches my heart. Why did she have to bear with this?! This show is messed up.

Senji Kiyomasa. He’s not bad for a deadman, considering that he can stand up against Toto.

Minatsuki. Ah, my favourite character. Am I the only one who finds her really pretty? Ever since her hair got cut, it seems like her crazy personality decreased a little. I mean, at least she doesn’t announce to the world that she wants to have sex.. O_o I pair her up with Senji because do you see how flustered he gets from her boobs? Go ahead, laugh.

Sukegawa. The homo.. His boyfriend cheated on him, which is how he ended up in DW. Another warped up story for you.. And nudity. Yucks.

Igarashi Sorae. This woman is the dog who created deadman and caused such misery to Shiro. So what if she apologises to Shiro? Will that change the fact that she was ruthlessly torturing her, for experimental purposes?

20130930-153005.jpg If you don’t already hate her, you’re twisted too then.

Hagire. The creepy director. The main antagonist that we all want to kill, but Ganta does that for us. I can’t believe he took Toto’s body, how unfair. In episode 7 though, when he licked Senji, it was hilarious.

20130930-153307.jpg In terms of yaoi, I ship them haha.

Toto Sakigami. He’s so attractive. (Hint: yellow eyes) Too bad that director took over his body. His obsession with Yosuga is lovely too. I mean, that gave us a chance to look at his sexy torso, no?

Takami. The promoter. I think he’s the worse, even worse than the director. He went bowling with that old man’s head! Who does that? I thought I saw wrongly but noo, it was a fact. That’s plain sadistic. And the part when his nurse just grabbed out Senji’s eye? Gross. I thought this show was bad enough, then I saw that. And it was only the second episode!

Madoka Shishito. I really wish I could save him in his past. It’s ridiculous. What sort of twisted kids would play othello using thumbtacks on someone’s back? Oh that’s right, unless it’s a DW character.

20130930-161129.jpg It’s just so sad. I wish I could have been there to save Madoka. Why are all these people having to suffer? Why? And it resulted in him becoming a murderer.

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20130930-161240.jpg This chapter really made my heart clench. Are there actually people out there being bullied like this? And the poor Madoka, he’s so sad to even have to kill Ganta. It’s because of those bullies that he even believes such lies.

20130930-161758.jpg He really just wants people to be happy. To the point that he would make himself feel agony. (In the end he said ‘Thank you Ganta for your unhappiness. May have saved the world a little… I guess’) Poor guy…

So I think that if you’re the sort of person who likes gore and creepy dark stories, you’ll enjoy this manga. The show doesn’t really have so much of that ‘ew’ factor in it, but more of a ‘GANTA STOP OPENING YOUR EYES SO WIDE AND BE USEFUL!’ Even the choras box was made out of Shiro’s flesh. Could it get any worse than that? What the **** is wrong with all these people? How did they even obtain her flesh?! That’s what your probably thinking right? Well, let me show you the answer.

20130930-155402.jpg And they placed poor Shiro on a cross. These @!?$?#&£!!! This manga is really sad; the kind of sadness you feel when you see people getting tortured. (Since in this manga, that’s what’s happening..)

Please listen to my advice and don’t watch this unless you’re ready to look like

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~akashi
P.S. I didn’t cry at all, just horrified. So you aren’t gonna need Kleenex

Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts and Tegami Bachi are really very very similar. Not as in copycat similar, but like the storyline and overall feel. This is not my opinion. This is a fact.

I’m actually baking a butter cake now and I have another 15 minutes to go, and therefore I decided to blog.

Pandora Hearts is another old show like Ouran but hey, I’m starting from the beginning kay. I would give it a 3.5/5. I don’t really like how Oz looks like an 8 year old kid; he’s supposed to look 15. He looks just like Lag, who’s 12. And Alice too. You can say Oz is one of my least favourite characters in the whole show. I’m not a fan of his bipolar behaviour when one moment he’s upset over his father, and the other, playing with Gil and Alice. Oh, and the self sacrificial thing. Thank goodness Leo scolded him about that too. When Oz did that whole ‘close my eyes and swing a huge sword’ thing in the beginning, I really wanted to smack him. I wish all animes everywhere would stop this trend. If you are going to swing a sword and kill someone, would you close your eyes? Obviously not.

Alice, in my opinion, is very cute. I love how she’s so addicted to eating. And useful too. She doesn’t dislike anyone in particular either, which is great. She’s the perfect side character-pet person. And it was so hilarious when she was drunk too. Go and watch it now, episode 19.

Gilbert Nightray. The bromance between him and Oz is amazing. The way he still wants to serve Oz despite being 10 years older than him is adorable. Fangirls everywhere like to celebrate his uselessness, BUT i can’t help but agree. No matter how much I don’t like being ‘mainstream’, some facts just can’t be denied. I have no idea what Gil really does, up till now. But I love his hair. Black hair and hat? So mysterious and cool. The part when all the girls in Ada’s school crowded around him was funny too. And you have to watch ALL the scenes where he fights with Alice over Oz XD

Vincent Nightray. I hate everything about him; his personality, his voice, his hair, his womanising-ness; his clothes, his name, his room, his hobby (cutting toys), his hatred for my poor Alice, his dishonesty, his love for Gil (don’t take him from Oz!), etc except his eyes. I mean, they’re the same as my husband’s! How could I resist them?!

Leo & Elliot. Leo annoys me. Just accept Oz’s friendship will you?! And his hair. What’s with it sticking out? Plus, his unreasonable dislike towards Gil. Elliot is so much more level-headed.

Echo. She’s such a pretty and sweet girl, just like Tsukumo (Karneval). Too bad she gets taken over by the Vincent-obsessed Noise. Ew. Echo’s really cute and it was so funny when she told Oz how irritated she was with Vincent. Making her do weird stuff? Check.

Cheshire cat. My favourite character because I love cats. He’s really so cute and loyal and noble. Giving up his precious human form for the Intention. Too bad he died 😦 Break, Y U NO spare him?
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Break & Sharon. Everyone loves Break, including me. Dat clown. Sharon? Not so much. She’s pretty useless some times. And his theme song, Truth, amazing!

Intention. I’ve nothing much about her since I haven’t read that much of the manga. Of course except psychotic eyeball plucker.

I can’t really remember any other (important) characters. I started reading he manga, but some times it’s really very confusing and I always forget what I read the day before. So now I’m not anywhere near the end, and I can’t say which characters do major or weird things in the whole manga. I totally didn’t make sense there, did I? Teehee.

~akashicchi

P.S. KnB 230 should’ve come out I’m gonna read it now (that’s why my last paragraph is so rushed and weird)

P.P.S. Do you like the new IOS 7.0? :s I don’t and I’m not gonna update mine until absolutely necessary ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ (I’ve become obsessed with these emot

P.P.P.S. The butter cake is my second try, adapted, less sweet, more buttery, more delicious. And really took only about 1 1/4 hrs + 45 mins baking time

Ouran Highschool Host Club

I feel like blogging about this one so deal with it. I know it’s really old and all but I recently started rewatching it (kind of because I stopped halfway long time ago). So, the story of why I rewatched this. *clears throat* I was watching Deadman Wonderland (on episode 8 if you’re that interested O_o) and it’s really creepy okay. I think they incorporated parts of Saw into this (freaky much), so I wanted to see whether this anime is considered freaky by people and went to search freaky animes on google. Just ‘freaky animes’. And this person said something about some mangas, so I researched them, went to images and got quite a shock. You see, I’m a christian so I don’t watch horror movies (I’ve never watched one before) and the pictures were just so disturbing. The mangas were by the same author and one’s about spirals(?) and the other’s about a regenerating woman? But anyway, the mistake I made was searching for it at night.

Searching for freaky animes at night.

I was in hot soup alright. So, in order to get rid of my temporary fear, I wanted to watch a funny, lighthearted anime. And ouran came to mind. So moving on to the show,

I give it a 4/5. I’m very harsh with ratings (especially on people kekeke…) so this is considered quite good. I really like the characters, mainly the twins, and the show is really very hilarious. Some shows you do that fake laugh but this one is straight out pfft you bahaha stu ahaha pid moron hahahahha. The thing is, I really want the anime to include some stuff in the manga like more hikaru x haruhi moments. I completely don’t ship Tamaki x Haruhi, it’s one of the reasons I stopped watching… I feel like Hikaru kind of deserves her more, and didn’t ever FAMILYZONE her hahaahaha. When Tamaki (in the manga) was like ‘if I don’t love her as a daughter then why do I have a soft spot for her in my heart?’ I wanted to cry laughing. He is really an idiot. Everyone else was just like, you know those lines, that you can’t express in words. My most favourite part was when he kissed her forehead and was like ‘I’m your father so it’s okay’ XD

Enough about Tamaki, let’s get on to the other characters. I love Haruhi because she isn’t like all the other girls who will blush from the beginning, and that she really is study orientated not a fake nerd that actually likes every single guy that appears (ie wattpad girlss -.-) I also like the fact that in the anime, they don’t realise their love so Haruhi is just really cool and can control the guys. Don’t you? I’m slightly feministic so I just love it when girls don’t fall to boys’ feet like some useless trash. Not directing to the other ouran girls at all. (After all, if I were them, I wouldn’t be able to resist the brotherly love either! That’s right, not Tamaki, but the twins XD) oh and let’s not forget the ootoro. Her naivety and innocence is just so irresistably adorable!!!

Now let’s talk about the twins. I’m telling you, I like them so much because they resemble Akashi a lot. The vertical pupils, red hair (or at least a shade of it) and intimidating aura. Except that they have a cheeky side too so that’s totally cool. So I’m really sad for Hikaru about his loss, but at the same time I’m glad because he’s single. But then I get upset that he may marry some other woman. It’s really indescribable. Maybe it’s ‘cuz I can sympathise with his broken heart?

20130918-211504.jpgTHE Haruhi x twins FEELS!!! So sad 😥 Episode 3 (i think) the cookie scene was what set me off. Had they not done that, I would forever have viewed them as the twincest twins. As a side note, I’m still angry at Tamaki for making Haruhi wear a hoodie thing over her swimsuit in a particular episode!!

Kyouya. The boss. The scary smart money faced boss. Or should I say mafia boss.. Don’t believe me? Think again Either way, I’m not a big fan of his because he ‘only does stuff for merits’ which means that if he talks to you, you should be worried and start keeping a 200m distance from him. Or have your family name used. Whatever floats your boat.

Honey-senpai and Mori-senpai. (Seriously it feels weird not typing senpai) I like how Mori-senpai is so clear headed and never complains, and also that he carried Haruhi in said swimsuit episode. He’s really funny too, like how he only does stuff to follow Honey-senpai. And to even think he treats Honey-senpai like that! Haha! Honey-senpai on the other hand is really very adorable. I found him kind of annoying at first but it’s really funny how he joined the host club; considering cake eating his heart’s desire.

I actually made this blog solely to express my views about this anime/manga but now I can’t remember anything else I wanted to write about.

Good night already!
~akashi’s neko

P.S. Just to prove my point that ouran is hilarious, click here.