Weekly Check-in 04/17/21

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-In time! I think this week I was able to get back into the swing of things.

Because of this, I was able to watch one anime and movie and read quite a bit with two manga volumes, one graphic novel, and three novels! Onto the Media!

Movie

Thunder Force

My dad decided this movie for family movie night and it was interesting………

This movie felt very flat for me. There needed to be less filler and more background information. There also were way too many comedic moments that just didn’t land for me. I think though if you’re looking for a movie that has superhero and supervillain items with comedy and a simple plot. Because of these points, I have to give this movie a 2.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.

Anime

Uzaki-chan wants to hang out!

This is a series that when it came out had a lot of controversy surrounding it. I can see it but I also am glad I watched it

First, even though it may seem like a fluffy romance slice of life,it is still an adult anime with some drinking, college level innuendo, and some breast jokes. I think this is a good series in the sense that if you need some fluffy adult times that isn’t too crazy goofy (although guys yes its going to be goofy its inevitable) But, its not something that I am going to be obsessed with. This is also because there were some moments I felt more awkward than they could have been plus there were too many loner jokes that just made me sad. Because of these points, I have to give this anime a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Starters

Asahi-Sempai’s Favorite

This was a blind digital buy and I didn’t hate it πŸ˜†

So this manga was one of those that if you like the brother’s best friend trope plus Ouran High School Host Club you’d definitely enjoy this. I think my only issue was this was that there were a couple of moments where I felt uncomfortable for the main character because of the male characters’ “moves”. But overall, it was a fun read and if the next volume goes on sale I’ll check it out. 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.

Series Continuations

Abe-kun’s Got Me Now

Continuing this series was a good choice for me I think more people need to read this.

This volume although it isn’t my favorite in the series, was a very fun roller coaster plus there is now a solid relationship (finally!) The art is gorgeous and there was a cliffhanger. Because of these points plus my overall enjoyment, I have to give this volume a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Graphic Novel

Cheer Up! Love and Pom Poms

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Oni Press for the opportunity to read and review this graphic novel

This was an absolutely adorable story! I think it is a great one for someone trying to learn what it can be like transitioning in the teenagers’ perspective although mind you there are couple of moments of bullying and hate when it comes to that. I liked that there were a ton of relatable characters and situations that could apply to a wide audience as well. I also appreciated the education I received on some of the basics of cheerleading. The artstyle and the paneling was also beautiful and easy to understand. The only issue I think I had was that it was a little too short and I wanted more plot and character adventures. Because of these points, I have to give this a solid 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Novel

Must be a Mistake

I read the previous book and loved it and was looking forward to this book. Um.

This book was one I was excited to read because of the Autism representation and I liked that the author didn’t make it be a big deal and focused on the romance and other conflicts in the story, however, there are moments where it felt more like the person who had the Autism was making fun of neurotypical without any context. Other than that, there are trigger warnings for racial discrimination (particularly with Somalian people)a. , bullying, and a ton of miscommunication (although because of the situations, I can understand why there was a lot of miscommunication) As far as the relationship itself, it definitely was a lot more discussion based which I appreciated but also I liked the devotion that the man even more than the previous has towards the girl its a dream. Because of these points though, I have to give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

A Taste For Love

This book has only recently released but I am so glad I was able to get this from the library

Ahhhh this book. This was an unexpected lovely book. The Food, the Boba, the unexpected Taiwanese culture with matchmaking tendencies. Also the unexpected mystery was very interesting as well. The setting is also very accurate as a fellow Houston native especially in the North side of town. It reminded me so much of American Panda and sort of Crazy Rich Asians in the drama aspect as well.

The only issues I had with this though were the constant miscommunication aspects and that there were moments this felt too dated with the pop culture references.

Overall though, I enjoyed this story and I would love to buy a physical copy of this. If you love food, Asian culture, and Houston scenery check this book out 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Kiss and Repeat

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Swoon Reads for the opportunity to read and review this book

First trigger warnings for underage drinking, religious discussion, bullying, and miscommunication.

This book was a hit as well as a miss for me and here is why:

I enjoyed the Tourette’s Syndrome representation that felt truly accurate (based on my personal knowledge)

However, I felt like there were some moments where it didn’t feel like a natural representation more like romanced. But, if the author decides to do more books like this one, I wouldn’t not read it.

I also didn’t understand some of the plot? It felt like it was trying to do too many things at once (I mean there were some characters that weren’t flushed out enough, there were some that just felt like an archetype that were just added in to discuss certain topics (or lack thereof).

Overall though, I think this book is a good teen self-discovery of Tourette’s and relationships but there are moments where it is just “huh?” or “Why is this even happening??” Because of these points, I have to give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣. This comes out May 25th if you are interested.

The Week Ahead

The next week I think I am going to be watching along with reading with a better balance. What about you? What did you read or watch this week? Lets talk about it!

Published by Sushirainbow

Obsessed with books, anime, manga, and helping others. This Blog will consist of Reviews, Recommendations and Overall Thoughts. I also have an Instagram with the same name.

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