Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nabari no Ou and Clannad

Hi! Hope everybody's doing fine! ^^

I am a great fan of Japanese's manga and anime...and I want to recommend this 2 animes I finished recently...mind you..they are AWESOME to boot! ^^

First is Nabari no Ou(隠の王, Nabari no Ō?, lit. Ruler of Nabari). Set in the modern age, the story is about Miharu Rokujou, who just wanted to live a normal life and inherit a Okonomiyaki restaurant. At the moment, his biggest problem was the constant pestering from Kouichi Aizawa and Durandal Thobari Kumohira, who started a Nindō (忍道?, lit. "Way of the Ninja") Club. Miharu wanted nothing to do with "ninjas" and turns them down every time. But soon, he is attacked by an actual group of ninjas and is protected by Kouichi and Kumohira. There, Miharu learns of the hidden ninja world Nabari, the roles of his classmate and teacher in that world, and of the secret art Shinra Banshou (森羅万象, Shinrabanshō?, lit. "all things in nature") within him. The secret art, containing all the world's knowledge, is sorely coveted after in Nabari. And because of that, Miharu cannot return to his normal life. He must become the "Ruler of Nabari" to survive. Credits to ^^

I just finish the 26 episode anime and really, it stuck to my head like what! Seriously! If you're into ninja-like story but fed up with Naruto already, this is exactly the one for you! It have ninja as base but not too ninja-like like everybody look normal (like us) but actually ninja at the same can name it living in two worlds or something...(is it confusing??) it's plot is easy to digest and're not going to be boring just after one episode! ^^

I sincerely like Miharu and Yoite, they both give out this dark feeling and lonely at the same time...really inspires me much! The indifferent look of Miharu...remind me of Seul-ri! haha~ Currently starting with the manga...this is going to be great! ^^

The tall one is Yoite and the other is Miharu...seriously..I's not sure wether they are under the same stuff...this one under J.C Staff but Miharu reminds me of Ciel and Yoite is a bit like Sebastien (?) from Kuroshitsuji...though Yoite didn't smile at all and Sebastien...his grin can make you shiver...another one reminds me of Seul-ri! haha~

Major characters of Nabari no Ou as they appear in the anime. From left to right: Gau Meguro, Raikō Shimizu, Kazuhiko Yukimi, Yoite, Miharu Rokujou, Tobari Kumohira, Raimei Shimizu, and Kouichi Aizawa.

I realize they don't mention Yoite on the synopsis...and I keep on repeating him briefly Yoite (宵風?) is a 16-year-old ninja who uses the Iga's kinjutsushō "Kira". This technique shoots the user's ki into the target's body and controls it from the inside out, causing the target's bones to break or their body to completely explode. The cost of using this technique is the loss of the user's life force, gradually losing their five senses and eventually dying. Yoite has roughly two more months to live; this time limit is shortened to one month in the anime adaption.Yoite first meets Miharu when retrieving Fuuma's kinjutsushō. The two slowly form a bond after Miharu promises to use the Shinra Banshou to fulfill Yoite's wish: to be erased from existence. In turn, Yoite will make Miharu the ruler of Nabari. Credits to again...they have everything you want! ^^

I really like the opening song Crawl by makes your head go banging! (Seriously I heard the song first before watch the anime...the song makes me search for it actually!) I really think it suits the mv well...(the part in the anime where the song is played...I don't know what to call it...gomen!) The camera technique and cool! ^^ About the ending one...the first ending Hikari by Elisa is a slow one...and I'm not really int slow song so it's just so-so for me...but the second ending song, "Aru ga Mama" (あるがまま, "As It Is"?) by Anamu & Maki is also a slow one but it suits the mv (again I don't know what they call it! T_T) and really good with the atmosphere of the story as the tension buildings in on the plot! Also it features only Miharu and Yoite so I kind of be bias a bit...haha!! Try check out the lyrics too...especially Aru ga's superb! ^^

So really guys, don't hesitate...this is really good! Go and watch it! ^^

Next is might think this is odd and all but seriously this one is good! I'm usually into shounen-style anime but Clannad makes me realize...I'm still a girl after all...I cried watching this! Seriously! So basically Clannad's story revolves around Tomoya Okazaki, a third year high school student who dislikes his life. Tomoya's mother (Atsuko) died when Tomoya was young, leaving his father (Naoyuki) to raise him. After the accident, Tomoya's father turned to alcohol and gambling, and held frequent fights with his son. One day, Naoyuki, again arguing with his son, slammed Tomoya against the wall, dislocating Tomoya's shoulder. Ever since then, his father has treated Tomoya nicely, but distantly, as if Tomoya and he were strangers rather than a family. This hurts Tomoya more than his previous relationship with his father, and the awkwardness of returning home leads Tomoya constantly to stay out all night. Additionally, the injury disables Tomoya from participating in his basketball club, and pushes him to distance himself from his school and other activities. Thus his delinquent life begins. Tomoya's good friend Youhei Sunohara, who got thrown out of the soccer club for a dispute, is also a delinquent and often hangs out in his dorm room with Tomoya doing nothing much.

The story opens on Monday April 14, 2003 at the beginning of the school year,[1] when Tomoya meets by chance Nagisa Furukawa, a soft-spoken girl one year older than him who is repeating her last year in high school due to being sick much of the previous year. Her goal is to join the drama club which she was unable to do due to her sickness, but they find that the drama club was disbanded after all the members graduated. Since Tomoya has a lot of time to kill, he starts to help Nagisa in reforming the drama club. During this period, Tomoya meets and hangs out with several other girls who he gets to know well and help with their individual problems. Credits to! ^^

The animation is extremely beautiful (Toei Animation did a great job there) and the characters are so real! I mean not thier appearance but the personality of those characters...we can relate it to people around us...and that's what moves me to watch it till the very end! I strongly suggest you to watch Clannad first then follow by Clannad:After Story...for you might get confused of the plot...Clannad:After Story happens right at the end of Clannad but extends into the next ten years (Credits to And I definitely couldn't tell you what happens in After'll be a major spoiler! Haha~
You might not get it but seriously, you may not be able to stop after first episode! Try watching it alone and feel'll be moved! After finishing After Story...I was out of space for half the day! impacts you...(maybe just me though but it's true! haha~)

Female characters of Clannad: From left: Nagisa Furukawa, Kotomi Ichinose, Ryou Fujibayashi, Kyou Fujibayashi (this two are twins...with Kyou being the older sister), Yukine Miyazawa, Fuko Ibuki, Tomoyo Sakagami, Mei Sunohara ( Youhei Sunohara's younger sister, Misae Sagara (dorm manager where Youhei Sunohara lives in), Sanae Furukawa (Nagisa's mother) and Kouko Ibuki (Fuko's older sister)

Mind you...this anime have lots of girls...but the one I like the most is of course the main character..Tomoya Okazaki! Haha~
He's not one to flatter and he says whatever is in his mind...regardless it'll make you hurt or not...really...remind me of...haha! Can't say the name...he's in my Chapter 2! ^^ That interesting personality of his makes many of the girls like him...yet he is oblivious to thier feelings and all...(normal guys in animes are always like this anyway...isn't it?) Seriously...I like this guy really much!! ^^
With his idiotic friend can always count on this guy to provide comic relief in the story...he's a total baka...haha! ^^
Like the way he looks...^^

About the's just a so-so for me...but to pick two that I like it'll be the ending song for Clannad, "A Large Family of Dango" (だんご大家族, Dango Daikazoku) by's a really cute song! But calming...try to look at the lyrics! But compare to that one I like the opening song for After Story more..."A Song to Pass the Time" (時を刻む唄, Toki o Kizamu Uta) by's really really good! Transfer it into my hp already..^^ Both of the songs really suit the mv...(I'm going to call it mv...if anybody know what that part with when the song is played called, do tell me!)

I'm yet to read the manga so I don't know how it'll be...but kind of dissapointed though...Tomoya-kun's hair is not the same...and the one in the anime looks soooo much cooler...T_T Alas, I still going to read somehow...just hope that I'm not going to be more dissapointed...^^

Still...the animes are worth your time! Trust me!! Go and check it out!! Both Nabari no Ou and Clannad (not forgetting Clannad:After Story too) are awesome!!! ^^


  1. hehe..ko tgok kt mane citer2 nie..??
    aku mcm bminat ngan Nabari no Ou..hehe..
    hit me back!

  2. Ak amek ngan member kt bnyk gle dnlod anime so ak tmpng skaki r...siyes pah....tngok r citer n! best gle!!! cni pun tenet laju so ak ngah dnlod kuroshitsuji...hehe~

    ko leh bca manga nabari no ou kt mangafox...onemanga ade gk tpi on hiatus...mangafox ye update kta manga ye lgi best! tpi pic ye kurng sket r...tpi still bleh trime g...^^

    ko try r bkak crunchyroll...tkut bleh tngok anime ctu...ak dnlod kt low ak jmpa bleh tngok ak in4m ko k! ^^

  3. huhu!!
    aku jumpe kat anime toplist..
    thanks to ur info at fster few days ago!!
    tapi bru smpai episode 7..
    yg lelain x upload lg ar..
    sabar mnunggu..hehe..
    anyway..,best giler!!
    thanx for recommending!