ANime ONline Episode 15: Skip Beat! + A Town Where You Live

The last episode of 2008 has finally arrived. The first of many anime + something special reviews. Inside you’ll find a review of something shojo and something… shojo. Lots of shojo goodness (maybe a bit too much). Hope you all keep listening in the new year and please enjoy the episode.

– Daisuke

Episode 15:
Direct Download: Episode 15

Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Skip Beat! Opening Theme – “Dream Star” by the generous

Anime Under Review: Skip Beat!

Sven’s Rating: C+         Daisuke’s Rating: B

Summary: “Kyoko followed her true love and childhood friend Sho to Tokyo so she could help him reach his dream of becoming an idol. She cleans, cooks, works three jobs and does nothing for herself because she loves him so much, but gets nothing in return. Still, she remains by his side. But then one day she goes unannounced to his agency with a delivery, and overhears him talking about her; he reveals to his manager that he only took her with him as a maid, and that he doesn’t care for her at all. Upon hearing this, Kyoko doesn’t just sit around and cry. She cuts and dyes her hair, changes her clothes and attitude and thus begins her journey to join showbiz and have her revenge against Sho.” –
Trailer: Skip Beat! Trailer

A promo was played for the Anime Hack podcast. This promo was probably long overdue, but here it is.

Manga Under Review: A Town Where You Live

Sven’s Rating: D         Daisuke’s Rating: C+

Summary: “The plot primarily follows the two characters Haruto Kirishima and Yuzuki Eba. Yuzuki moved from Tokyo to her father’s rural hometown in the Hiroshima Prefecture. Given that Haruto’s father is an acquaintance of Yuzuki’s father, the Kirishima’s take her into their home. Haruto is not keen of the situation because he believes that Yuzuki is a complete stranger and that a girl his same age, who is not a relative, living in the same home will cause complications for him. The misunderstanding he wants to avoid the most is that they are a couple because he already likes his classmate, Nanami Kanzaki. The problem is that Yuzuki has romantic feelings for Haruto and is not timid in pursuing a relationship.” –
Preview: A Town Where You Live Panel

Info from Anime News Network, Wikipedia, Random Curiousity and any other sources we missed.

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