This week , to relax myself after numerous projects, I decided to play at Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
Phoenix Wright is a serie of video game launched in 2001 by Capcom, where you take the role of a new ace attorney, Phoenix Wright. You have to investigate to find clues and question people to find the truth and save your client.
Every case contains two different phases: -Investigation phases : Phoenix has to explore scene of the crime in search of indications and informations to enrich the case of the affair. He can then move in the various places, examine them, speak and present objects to the persons present on the scene. During the game, every detail, every observed proof, every information freed by a protagonist or even every play on words can have its importance during the events; because it is not only a question of understanding the progress of the facts but also and especially can prove it to the court.
-Trial phases : He will then have to reuse these proofs during the phases of trial, to expose the contradictions and the lies of the various witnesses to acquit his client. However you have not to become enraged: if the player presents an indication at the wrong time, he will be reprimanded by the judge because his credibility will be soiled. There are secondary phases in the cross-examinations, phases of demonstrations, where the player is invited to present proofs to be able to rest his assertions. Most of the time, it is a question of presenting material evidence. Nevertheless, it sometimes happens that the judge either the prosecutor asks to show a precise element in a photography, on a plan of scene of the crime, on a plan, a drawing, either another a video. These phases of demonstrations force the player to think, to remain attentive to all which takes place in the screen and to put pieces of evidence in relation. The player can has to redo all the demonstrations back to front, because the point of view on the situation may having been upset. For example, if we realize that the witness saw the scene of the murder via a mirror, it will be necessary to resume its previous assertions everything while being careful not to enter in contradiction with what was before proved. (For example: the confusion between right-handed/ left-handed person or the writing inverted in this case). Finally, last element appropriate to the series, it is possible during the phase of survey to present any sorts of proofs or profiles to the met protagonists.On Nintendo DS, it is possible to shout Objection! (" Igiari! " In Japanese), in the microphone during the trials, but also A moment! (" Matta! " In Japanese) to question a witness, or still Take that! (" Kurae! " In Japanese), when the judge asks for proofs of what you move forward.
I love these games because I love detective stuff and I really like how the game is cut in two phases: it allow you to investigate like a policeman and then play your role of ace attorney. Trials have also innovative stories.
Today , during my time off , I was thinking about Alice in Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland is a fantastic book written by Lewis Carroll. We follow the story of Alice Liddell , a young girl who is bored in her garden , in front of her sister Lizzy who reads a book without pictures. Suddenly, she sees a white rabbit with a coat and a pocket watch which runs , screaming " I'm late ! I'm late !". She decides to follow him and she falls into Wonderland.
In this country , she is very disturbed because of the fact that she can grow by eating a cake and she can shrink by drinking a bottle of potion. She will meet many various characters such as a Dodo , the blue Caterpillar or the Cheshire Cat.
She will participate at a tea party with the Mad Hatter , the March Hare and a Dormouse.
After it , she finally meets the Queen of the country : The Queen of Hearts . She will play at Croquet with her and during the party , the queen wants to cut the head of all the people : "Off with her head!".
Alice will attempt a trial because The Queen accused her of stoling her tarts but she is innocent. She argues with the King and Queen of Hearts over the ridiculous proceedings, eventually refusing to hold her tongue. The Queen shouts her familiar "Off with her head!" but Alice is unafraid, calling them out as just a pack of cards, just as they start to swarm over her. Alice's sister wakes her up from a dream, brushing what turns out to be some leaves, and not a shower of playing cards, from Alice's face. Alice leaves her sister on the bank to imagine all the curious happenings for herself.
The following of this story is called Through the Looking-Glass. Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it.
She will meet Tweedledum and Tweedledee , the Jaberwocky and the Walrus and the Carpenter and Humpty Dumpty.
She will play chess with the Red Queen and the White Queen and at the end she wakes up in her house : it was also a dream.
I personally love this book because it's a faboulous world to discover and explore and it let you imagine what you want. I like it also because it's a happy and colorful universe.
Alice in Wonderland was adapted in cartoon by Disney and become a very popular story.
A manga serie was published too , with severals arcs : Alice in the Country of Hearts , Alice in the Country of Clover, Alice in the Country of Diamonds , Alice in the Country of Joker. This is like the original story except the fact that most of mens in Wonderland are in loved with Alice .
Finally , there was two games which was realised but with a different story : American McGee's Alice and Alice Madness Returns.
In theses games , Alice's house burnt and all her familly died. She went to tha asylum and lose her mind. A doctor called Bumby takes care of her and tells her not to try to remember her past but she has visions and she goes to a Wonderland in ruins ...
Your Name ( Kimi No Na Wa in Japanese) is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. Musics are composed by Radwimps.
Your Name is the story of two high school student : Mitsuha , who live in Itomori , a rural town, and Taki who live in Tokyo.
Mitsuha Miyamizu is bored of her life in the mountains and she wants to move to Tokyo. She is in a shrine family who practice kuchikamikaze ritual as a miko. During this ritual , she chew rice to intake yeast for fermentation.
Taki Tachibana spends his days happily with his friends and has a part-time job in an Italian restaurant. He is short-tempered but well meaning and kind, and aspires to become an architect.
A wondeful shooting star rain happens during the summer.
From then on , Mitsuha and Taki begin swiching bodies. They think it's during their dreams , but they do it in their real life. They communicate by leaving messages in Mitsuha's notebook and Taki's phone. Mitsuha helps Taki develop a relationship with his coworker Miki, while Taki helps Mitsuha become popular in school.
One day, Taki wakes up back in his body and his is not able to go to Misuha body : the body switching ends. He decides to visit Mitsuha hometown, but does not know its name because his memories of it are fading, and even Mitsuha's writings in his phone disappear. Taki returns to Itomori because he remembers thatMitsuha's latest note tells Taki about a comet expected to pass Earth on the day of her town festival. A restaurant owner in Hida recognizes the town from Taki's sketch and tells him it was destroyed by a fragment of the comet. Taki finds Mitsuha's name in the records of fatalities and discovers the date of the disaster. He realizes their timelines were separated by three years. He goes to the shrine in the mountains and switch his body with Mitsuha. At Itomori ,Mitsuha's grandmother tells him the body switching is part of the Miyamizu family history as caretakers of the shrine. Taki convinces Mitsuha's friends Tessie and Sayaka to help evacuate the village by cutting the power and broadcasting a false emergency alert. He realizes that Mitsuha must be in his body at the shrine and goes back to find her. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body at the shrine. Although they sense each other's presence, they are separated by three years. However, when twilight falls, they return to their own bodies and meet. They attempt to write each other's names on their hands so they will remember each other, but twilight passes and Mitsuha disappears before she can write hers. As Mitsuha races back to town, her memories of Taki start to fade. Tessie tells Mitsuha to convince her estranged father, the mayor of Itomori, to evacuate the town. Running to her father's office to confront him about evacuation, Mitsuha realizes that Taki wrote "I love you" on her hand instead of his name. The comet piece crashes to Earth, destroying Itomori. Taki wakes up in the morning of his own time, not remembering anything. Five years later, Taki has graduated from university and is searching for a job. He senses he is missing something important, and learns that inhabitants of Itomori survived by following the mayor's order. He recognizes Tessie and Sayaka in a Tokyo restaurant, now engaged, but cannot identify them. One day, Taki and Mitsuha recognize each other when their trains draw parallel. They disembark and search for one another, finally meeting on a staircase. Feeling as though they have met before, they ask for each other's name.
I personally loved this movie because it is a surnatural anime which treats mature themes and it is very soul-stirring.
This week, I do my homeworks and like always , I was listening to music. Most of the time , It was one of my favourite group : EXO.
EXO is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. They debuted in 2012 with the label S.M Entertainment with twelves members separated in two groups: -EXO-K (K for Korean) : Suho , Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai and Sehun -EXO-M ( M for Mandarin) : Xiumin , Lay , Chen and former members Kris, Luhan and Tao They sing in Korean, Japanese and Chinese. Their first album XOXO, released in 2013, was a big success with two major lead singles : "Wolf" and "Growl". It was named Album of the Year at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards. It won two others awards. In 2014, they released their third EP "Overdose". The album was the most pre-order mini album in South Korea at this time and it was a triumph. The same year, Kris had filed a lawsuit to terminate his contract, stating violation of human rigths and Luhan did the same.
They were 10 members at this moment.
In 2015,they released an album called "Exodus" with a major title "Call me Baby".
Exo's clothes in "Call me Baby" clip
Tao had filed a lawsuit too and the group had 9 members in total.
They repacked their album, retitled "Love me right" with an eponym song which is very good.
On November 9, Exo released a special single titled "Lightsaber" to promote the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakensahead of its release in South Korea, as part of the collaboration between S.M. Entertainment and Walt Disney.
In 2016 , the album Ex'Act was published with two big success : " Lucky One" and "Monster".
In this year they launched an other great song which is my favourite song : "Lotto".
In 2017 , they released their album "The War" which the excellent title "Ko Ko Bop".
There are a lot of members in this group, but my best-loved member is Xiumin. Let's see who he is :
Stage name : Xiumin Real name: Kim Min Seok Position : Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper Nationality : Korean Personality: Kind, very clean and tidy, cute, prankster, funny
He is actually the oldest member .
He is also an actor and he played in many dramas like Falling for Challenge.
With Chen and Baekhyun , they formed the subgroup EXO-CBX, with released "Hey Mama!" or "Ka-ching".
We are in holidays and to celebrate it , I decided to watch again one of the best manga ever made : Death Note.
Death Note is a Japanese shonen manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. We follow Light Yagami, a clever high school student who thinks that our world is corrupted and he believes that he is able to change it.
Ryuk , a Shinigami, feels the same way about the Underworld. He droppes his Death Note, a notebook that allows his owner to kill anyone whose name and face he knows in 40 seconds.
Light finds the Death Note but he doesn't believe in these powers. He goes to home and , curious, he decides to try the Death Note. He turns on TV and sees that a man takes hostages in a school. Light writes his name and watches his face. 40 seconds later, the man dies. Firstly scared, Light understands that he can become "God" of a new world, without criminality. Ryuk goes to the Human World to meet Light and watches his evolution. Light continue to use the Death Note and he is now know as "Kira", the japanese pronounciation of Killer. Interpol investigates to find who is Kira and an English detective named "L" helps us.
L or Ryuzaki or Lawliett
At this moment, we begin an intense and clever fight between Kira and L. After in the story, Kira will be help by an other Kira , named Misa Amane.
After many plans , Light suceeds to kill L with the help of Misa's Shinigami, Rem.
L is replaced by Near and Mello.
Kira will kill Mello ; but Near will succeed to know who Kira is and at the end , Ryuk write Light's name in his Death Note.
I personally love this manga because it have all the caracteristics of a detective novel , with complex characters and clever strategies. There is also thriller and action.