Saturday, October 17, 2015

Episodes - 13

Genre - Paranormal/School/Comedy

Air Date - 3.4.3015 - 26..6.2015

Amami Hibiki is a girl who can see ghosts and other supernatural phenomena in her surroundings. The stories follow her daily life with both her friends and the otherworldly.


Story - the story of Re-Kan! Is fairly light hearted. You have Amami who can see ghosts all around her, as her mother also could before she died, and tends to get into some hairy situations because of it. Her friends are there to bail her out and it led to some laugh out loud moments.

Is it a great storyline? No, its rather cliche and overdone but it is very charming in its ways and i quite enjoyed it.

Characters - what Re-Kan! Lacks in story it makes up for in diverse characters. Amami is the shy, sweet type that usually gets on my nerves but with her it worked. She was always helpful and that led to some of the more tear jerker moments.

The other main human character is Inoue. Inoue is your typical tsundere character. She acts tough and stand-offish to Amami but she really values thier friendship, so much at times it bordered on shoujo-ai. The relationship between these two is fun, funny, sweet and frustrating. I wanted so much MORE! I want the soft shy sweet Amami and Inoue to develope a strong bond.

The other human characters are well rounded. Theres the hardcore ex gangster Esume, the paranormal bloggist Uehara who uses Amamis ghost familiars for her popular posts, the occult fanatic Ogawa and the only guy in the bunch: Yamada. They all have thier roles and help Amami out when she needs it. While Yamada fit the stereotypical "guy who just cant get a date" role he really had me chuckling and i generally liked him. They all add charm and all have thier moments to shine.

Ghosts - The ghosts in this anime vary in personality and age. From very young and cute (above) to a samurai, a gal ghost (think valley girl) and a cat(?).. Actually i do not know if the cat is a ghost or not but i guess he is, either way he is completely pervy!

The ghost comprise the other half of the show. After all, its what the anime is about! They are all funny or tragic in thier own ways and some i really, really liked.  The main two are the samurai and the gal ghost and i liked that, they intereacted with each other well as a witty pair. The ghosts help (or hinder) Amami and Co along the way. I would have liked to know.more backstories on some of them as one of the episodes had me bawling like a little girl.

Art Style and Sound - Closing out my review is the art anf sound. The art is very pretty and lends to the story well. The large eyes of Amami show her innocence while the blank eyes of the samurai ghost show his tragedy. Lines are clean and everything is bright and in place. The style simply fits.

The opening and ending songs are upbeat and playful. They are catchy and the animations cheerful. I loved the opening more than the ending but they both fit the happy go lucky style of the show.

Conclusion - Re-kan! Is not an anime everyone will enjoy. I honestly almost stopped watching it but it drew me in because of such good characterization. I wanted to see what would happen to Amami and by the end i was glad i continued as the last few episodes really tugged at my heart.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ska Studio Shaper Shorts and Trimmer

Maker - SkaStudio

Product Type - Beauty/Health

Price - $39.99

Where to Buy - Amazon

Made with Lycra Beauty fibre and cotton

Perfect for any occasion. Shapes your thighs and lights your butt. No rolling up.

Ska Studio 127FA firm compression shorts made with Lycra Beauty fibre and a lining of Colombian cotton on the inside. These shaping shorts are made to smoothen your legs and form your hips. Perfect for everyday use, after birth, postpartum, or after cosmetic surgery. Looks great under jeans or pants.


Okay.. So I was told to size up which I did, but DAMN! These are extremely tight, i could barely get them on. I highly recommend going two sizes up.

Once I wiggled and shimmied and swore my way into these cute shorts (the lace is so girly and adorable) i walked around with them on in my apartment and yes, they did slim and yes, my pants slid on easier. 

The bottoms and top have this rubber like material it in that molds to your leg and keeps any part of it from slipping or bunching. I appreciated this aspect but it was a double edged sword as it was this material that made these so difficult to get on in the first place. 

The open butt section in back made me a bit self concious but under pants i didnt mind so much, felt odd but not that odd. I did not notice any perminant slimming effect from these after wearing them for a few hours every other day or so but they are nice to help my clothing fit a bit better and keep my thighs and butt slimmer under clothing. It is a nice bit of apparal that looks far nicer than most ive seen and is of good quality materials. As i have stated though SIZE UP! 2 sized just to be sure. 

Note - i have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.
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