Out of the Box: Uta no Prince-sama 2000% Plushie

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– Cloudy

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Uta no Prince-sama Animate Cafe Hong Kong 2014

A few months ago Animate went and opened a lovely Uta no Prince-sama cafe right in Hong Kong. Seeing as I have some relatives over there, I asked some of them to check it out and take some photos. Animate cafes are totally cool because they always follow a specific theme. Though they open for a limited time but they have tons of awesome merchandise and art featured. In the UtaPri cafe, each dish and drink is inspired by a character and they come with some cute coaster freebies as well =P I hope some of you UtaPri fangirls enjoyed this post and I my new anime reviews will be up very soon!

– Cloudy

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Uta no Prince-Sama Genkidan Shining Album Trilogy Review and Download

Hey girls, I have a real treat for you otome lovers today. I haven’t done an otome post in a while but I am super excited for today’s review. If you follow all the Uta no Prince-sama album releases on the side, you’ve probably heard somewhere by someone or on some page that there have been three new song albums released. Our boys were split up into three different groups and each song follows its own unique story. Each of the UtaPri characters are given their own unique names to go along with the story of the song. If you’re interested in my thoughts on the songs, read on. If not, feel free to scroll down for the download link of all three.

Masquerade MirageThe first song was released on Christmas Day. Masquerade Mirage was a great way to kick off the album trilogy. It’s sung by Reiji Kotobuki (Showtaro Morikubo), Ai Mikaze (Shouta Aoi) and Natsuki Shinomiya (Kishou Taniyama from GranRodeo which is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING). Because the theme is masquerade, there was a very Phantom of the Opera-esque feel to the entire song. The story paints a fantasy, dreamlike magic masquerade ball and the lyrics definitely echo that sentiment. I thought the voices were really well paired. Taniyama’s deep driving voice was a great balance to Aoi’s softer tones and Morikubo just rounded out the middles in-between. The harmonys were so well blended.

Tenka Muteki no Shinobi-douThe second song released in January was Tenka Muteki no Shinobi-dou sung by Otoya Ittoki (Takuma Terashima), Cecil Aijima (Kousuke Toriumi), Masato Hijirakawa (Kenichi Suzumura) and Syo Kurusu (Hiro Shimono). The title literally means The Way of the Invinisible Shinobi and the story follows Otoya and Cecil who were ordered to assassinate a princess that Masato and Syo are guarding. It’s like ninja style otome. I found the song SO CATCHY when I first got it and I was literally listening to it during my lecture when I first downloaded it cause I couldn’t wait. There’s a really strong driving pace in the song that makes it super addictive. I absolutely LOVE Kenichi Suzumura’s voice in this song. He’s definitely improved as a singer and I would really love to see him cover the song on his own. Suzumura sounded SO GOOD. Terashima and Shimono also kept up to the standard and pitch as expected from their character’s voice styles. The only slight problem I had with the song was Toriumi’s voice. I found it a tad too soft and quiet for the powerful mood of the song.

Joker TrapThe last song, finally released last week, and probably the most highly anticipated amongst UtaPri fangirls showcased voices from four of the smexiest characters of the games/anime. Sung by Tokiya Ichinose (Mamoru Miyano), Ren Jinguji (Junichi Suwabe), Camus (Tomoaki Maeno) and Ranmaru Kurosaki (Tatsuhisa Suzuki), it was an absolutely perfect combination of personalities with the story. Joker Trap sets a darker espionage setting alluding to the suits of the cards – Spades for Camus, Hearts for Ren (of course), Clubs for Ranmaru and Diamonds for Tokiya. I just loved the flashy sounds in the song and you just feel as if you’ve stepped into a 1950s spy novel. Joker Trap has to be my favourite of all three not only because three of my favourite voice actors are in it and Mamo is my favourite favourite voice actor of all time ❤

Here is the download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/50v88v2kmm5ac8m/Genkidan+Shining+Series_littlecloucuriosity.com.rar

Overall, I applaud the producers for this super unique Theatrical Troupe concept and I hope that future UtaPri songs will be somewhat similarly inspired. I hope you girls liked this post. I can’t wait for UtaPri 3000% to come out next year with all new merchandise and group songs and character songs.  Let me know which song you liked most and what character is your favourite. If you would like to read more from me, bookmark or follow me here and I will talk to you all soon!

– Cloudy

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Alice Love Fables: Toy Box Rant and Review

It has taken me SO LONG to get to this review just cause I was really focused on photography features during the holidays and then the winter anime season came out in the New Year, but I’ve finally found time … Continue reading

Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Part Volume 1 Review

Hey hey otome and Quinrose fans! Today we’re reviewing the latest official release of Alice in the Country of Hearts… the official title’s a real mouthful isn’t it? In this series, the art is provided by Riko Sakura and I … Continue reading

DOKI DOKI de Kowaresou 1000% Love HEY!!

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UTAPRI LADIES! I have the best news to kick off our December. Have you heard? Broccoli’s Uta no Prince-Sama anime is getting a SEASON 3!!!! It’s been officially confirmed today by the composer of Elements Garden and is scheduled to be aired in 2015. Can’t wait to hear all your favourite seiyuu princes reprising their roles, so excited for new songs and even new idols!! Are you ready? 😉

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Maji Love 2000% 

Mirai no Chizu 

Yumeoibito e no Symphony 

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– Cloudy

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UTA NO PRINCE-SAMA 2000% FULL HEAVENS★GATE SONG RELEASE

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UTAPRI FANGIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and boys) As you can see from the title, the final battle song that HE★VENS sang against ST☆RISH AND NOW THE SONG HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY RELEASED! THIS IS AMAZING! I’M FANGIRLING SO HARD!!!!

In Uta no☆Prince Sama♪ 2000%, Heavens was the band competing against ST☆RISH for the UtaPri (Prince of Song) award. Have a listen to their song and click the mediafire link for a download! It’s just so darn catchy!!

https://www.mediafire.com/download/enrkaeqacyssrsr/Uta%20no%20Prince%20Sama%202000%25%20-%20Heavens%20Gate%20(littlecloudcuriosity.com).mp3

HE★VENS Members are…

Eichi Otori (voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa)- The “leader” of the group and rather arrogant. He’s the megane brunette.

Nagi Mikado (voiced by Tsubasa Yonaga)- The shota of the group earning him the name “Cutie Nagi”

Kira Sumeragi (voiced by Daisuke Ono) <KYAA>– The quiet one of the group but seems to like Nanami’s music very much despite being part of the antagonist group.

If you’re an otome fan and you haven’t played Uta no Prince-Sama or watched the anime, I implore you to do so. It’s absolutely amazing. I love it so much and it’s one of my favourite animes ❤ Here are my First Impressions

And if you are a fan of the show… Have you seen Out of the Box and my UtaPri Animate Post (Yes, I am a HUGE TOKIYA FAN >///////<

– Cloudy

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Barajou no Kiss First Impressions Review

Hi guys, I’m a little behind on this week’s manga reviews but today we’re looking at an old series but has a shojo flair that still falls in the modern manga styles of late. I’m talking about Barajou no Kiss … Continue reading

Out of the Box: Clock Zero Cards

Hey guys, in honour of the new Diabolik Lovers series that’s ongoing this season. I wanted to share with you guys my cards from Clock Zero playing cards.

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Clock Zero is another otome visual novel which follows a girl named Kurou Nadeshiko who ends up joining a club called Clock Zero… Throw in some romance, a few routes, some supernatural elements and time skips. I find each of the male characters pretty interesting so if you understand Japanese and you’re into otome visual novels, try the game!

I got these from a gashapon machine while I was in Japan (so I guess a better title to this post would be “out of the ball”) and they fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. The art from the game is well represented in the scenes where the couples are depicted and I love the chibi character designs of the boys!

I hope you guys liked this quickie post. I really hope for a Clock Zero anime sometime in the near future…

– Cloudy

Diabolik Lovers Episode 1-2 Impressions

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