Anime Review of Kamisama Kiss

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Series: Kamisama Kiss

English Producing Company: Funimation

Stream on: Funimation/Hulu

Genre: Comedy/Romance/Fantasy

Review by: Dani Hoots

Rating: 5/5

Description:

Nanami is a poor homeless high school girl until she accepts an offer to live at an old shrine – making her the new local god! After an awkward introduction, the handsome and hard-shelled fox spirit Tomoe reluctantly vows to protect her as her familiar. As Nanami learns the ins and outs of godhood, she meets more spirits along the way—including a cute snake god and a sexy crow demon!

This is one of my favorite anime and manga series. Although I love the manga series a lot more, as it goes in much more detail and actually comes to an end, I do love them both. The love story behind it is very well plotted out and intertwined. Nanami falls in love with her familiar, but her love is not returned. She is fine with this, and the two of them bicker a lot (like most animes) but the development of Tomoe and why he doesn’t like humans and why he can’t remember is really good. It is both warming and heart-breakening. A lot of stories I think make either one or the other, but this one does a good job spinning both of the feelings together.

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My favorite character is Tomoe, as he is one of my top five husbandos. His backstory and past are very interesting, even though I don’t think he really changed like some say he did. I like most kitsune though, and vampires. My friends say I have a type and I don’t know why they say that…

Anyway… I really hate Mizuki. He has a good story and reasoning for the way he is, but I really really dislike him. I’m with Tomoe on my feelings for him.

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All in all, I hope you check it out. Also, there were OTP episodes that I cannot find in the US so if you have a source for those (legally) please let me know. I need more…

~Dani

Review of Kill the Farm Boy by Dawson & Hearne

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Title: Kill the Farm Boy

Author: Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne

Review by: Dani Hoots

Rating: 5/5

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Backcover:

Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told.

This is not that fairy tale.

There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened.

And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell.

There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he’s bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there’s the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy’s untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there’s a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar “happily ever after” that ever once-upon-a-timed.

Review:

*I received this book from Netgalley. My review is completely my own opinions and thoughts.*

I absolutely loved this book! It definitely reminded me of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. There were a lot of subtle humor jokes that I made me laugh at loud and my friends to be like what’s your problem. My husband is going to listen to the audiobook soon and I’m excited to see what he thinks since we both like that sort of humor.

The characters were quite funny and unique. My favorite is Gustave, the talking goat, who is fed up with everyone trying to eat him. I also like the evil wizard who wanted to be able harness his full power and be able to conjure up crackers for his cheese. It seemed like a good reason to want evil powers (although shouldn’t it have been cookies?).

The different takes on fairytales and some other popular fantasy movies/books was hilarious. I loved the pun on words and quoting other movies without actually quoting them. I can tell the authors had a great time writing this book and hope they make a book similar to this later.

-Dani