Jen

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Date registered: January 2, 2013
URL: http://hibarisensei.wordpress.com

Latest posts

  1. Princess Jellyfish (Film Review) — February 21, 2016
  2. IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~ (Series Review) — July 26, 2015
  3. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Film Review) — February 4, 2015
  4. Black Butler (Film Review) — August 1, 2014
  5. Space Battleship Yamato (Film Review) — April 27, 2014

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  2. Hanamizuki (Film Review) — 1 comment
  3. xxxHOLiC (Series Review) — 1 comment
  4. RH Plus (Series Review) — 1 comment
  5. Ouran High School Host Club (Film Review) — 1 comment

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Feb 21 2016

Princess Jellyfish (Film Review)

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Princess Jellyfish Review by Jen Wang Very rarely do female geeks get the same treatment as their male counterparts. They may be obsessive and awkward, but their quirks are endearing and adaptable to modern society. That’s what makes Princess Jellyfish so appealing. The geeks of this live-action adaptation are full on 40-Year-Old Virgin awkward, and …

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Jul 26 2015

IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~ (Series Review)

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IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~ Review by Jen Wang Although IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~ gets off on the wrong foot with an incorrect statistic in its opening graphic, this 2011 adaptation of a manga series helps raise awareness of the lives of intersex individuals. “Intersex” refers to variation in sex …

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Feb 04 2015

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Film Review)

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Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Review by Jen Wang The red-haired wanderer is back, and so are the demons of the past. The second live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin covers the infamous Kyoto Arc, bringing to life Himura Kenshin’s most formidable opponent, Makoto Shishio (an unrecognizable Tatsuya Fujiwara). The former assassin is plotting to take down …

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Aug 01 2014

Black Butler (Film Review)

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Black Butler (film) Review by Jen Wang A return to monarchy, big pharma trying to control the 1%, and sexism galore—the future depicted in the live-action Black Butler (also known as Kuroshitsuji) is unappealing even if the fashion is splendidly fabulous. The film tries a little too hard to adhere to the original manga, hence …

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Apr 27 2014

Space Battleship Yamato (Film Review)

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Space Battleship Yamato (film) Review by Jen Wang The live-action adaption of the classic anime, Space Battleship Yamato, has all the potential to be an epic space opera.  A malevolent alien species called Gamilas threatens the existence of humanity, which decides to bank its chances on a Hail Mary mission carried out by the oddball …

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Feb 02 2014

xxxHOLiC (Series Review)

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xxxHOLiC Review by Jen Wang The live-action adaptation of CLAMP’s hit manga, xxxHOLiC (pronounced “holic”), is part gothic thriller and part fairy tale, wrapped up in a coming-of-age story.  High schooler Kimihiro Watanuki (Shota Shometani) would rather be haunted by romantic feelings for his crush instead of ghosts so he makes a deal with the …

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Dec 23 2013

Hanamizuki (Film Review)

Hanamizuki Review by Jen Wang Hanamizuki is not a typical young adult romance. Sure it begins with the shy straight-A student meeting the boy from the other side of the tracks by chance, but good girl Sae Hirasawa (Yui Aragaki) is the one who convinces Kouhei Kiuchi (Toma Ikuta) to take the keys from the …

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Oct 31 2013

RH Plus (Series Review)

RH Plus Review by Jen Wang When the scariest character in a vampire drama is a human priest, something is wrong.  That’s not to say abuse isn’t horrific or that American media hasn’t had its share of tame vampires, but the main characters of RH Plus don’t even drink animal blood.  They drink tomato juice!  …

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