Dark Anime Review: Another

This is the second part of this series I created so if you haven’t go check out my first one which was on Magical Girl Site, for this part I’ll be focusing on Another which is probably my all time favourite horror anime. without further pluggins here’s my review:

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Synopsis

A transfer student named Sakakibara is sent to hospital on the ceremony day for new students in which a group of students inspect him upon his awakening with an unclear intent as to why. From then on Sakakibara slowly unravels the ‘curse’ of his school and class specifically which is the “closest to death” once he meets Misaki Mei.

The anime follows with a range of mysteries and deaths whilst both Sakakibara, Misaki and his friends pursue a way out of the curse as well as a cure for it.

Characters

The characters that the anime focused on were entertaining with a good pace in development as well as getting to watch each of them draw more intimate with each other but, I felt as though it didn’t give enough attention to other classmates as when it came to the death scenes I sometimes wondered “who was that again?” as sure the graphics and process of the deaths were A+ but wish I could at east get to know the character before they die as it builds up more to a devastating result since I’d have that knowledge of who that person was as well as what they left behind.

Besides that I loved seeing Misaki in certain situations where I was unsure if she would break character/ break out of her kuudere state  (emotionless – like state) like that time they were at a beach looking for ingredients in which she caught a squid wrapping on her hand showing such a cute/ scared reaction which I didn’t expect at the time.

With these few moments as well as the events I watched as Misaki slowly grew up from being an outcast that didn’t care much for her class giving off an emotionless aura to socialising with other characters, giving signs of emotions whether it be fear, happiness, comedy or anger and standing up for her classmates either by taking matters into her own hands by solving the problem on her own (when she’s just about to stop the curse) or apologising to the class just to make things better showing how she actually cares for her classmates. *SPOILERS* like when Misaki tells Sakakibara to turn back as she kills his sister showing a consideration of his feelings.

As for Sakakibara, I couldn’t go much for him at the beginning as he didn’t have any particular traits worth noting down until I came to the realisation that his average and realistic approach to the series of events that occur are… praiseworthy as compared to other main characters in a real life horror who do dumb shit, Sakakibara looks great.

Besides the comparison, his development as well as revealings his past build him up as a character and it started connecting dots in the plot like who the extra person was that restarted the curse ( Reiko Mikami ) who was his nephew

Other characters I liked include Naoya Teshigawara paired with Tomohiko Kazami who are these two best friends with Naoya being the funny hyperactive guy and Tomohiko being the nerd (kinda reminds me of Kaneki ken’s relationship with Hide which is mostly why I like them), another character who I didn’t get the chance to see more of was umbrella girl (Yukari Sakuragi) who I thought was a charming innocent student that would have had a bigger part if she didn’t die as I felt instantly connected to her characteristics but I think that’s why she as killed off early to set the tone for the anime as… it honestly hit me hard the way she died.

 

Key events 

I think the most important event that occurred was when Sakakibara, Mei, Izumi and others used their own time to investigate on the origins of the curse like when they found the mixtape hidden in an abandoned classroom that contained the events that happened just before it built up to the resolution of the curse in the past.

other events that didn’t seem as important in moving forward to the plot but nevertheless interesting was when Sakakibara stalked Mei back to the doll store as I have a weird liking to weird stores in isolated areas and surprisingly enough, I now love dolls because of it and actually wanna buy one even though it’s near Christmas and way past Halloween. I also enjoyed the reveal of the eye patch on Misaki as I wondered if she as a survivor to the curse but lost her eye or that it was sliced and blinded but… turns out their just two different colours but the covered one is basically a death sensor which is pretty cool to have in the anime as it’s not to childish/OP and doesn’t give much of a plot armour for her unlike other animes *cough* *cough* Kirito and Natsu — I do wanna mention others but I don’t wanna bore you too much so let’s wrap this up with my overall conclusion.

The anime broken down into characters is a 7/10 just because it killed off some of my favourites a bit early that could have at least had more screen time, regarding the plot/synopsis I’d give it a 10/10 as it seemed original to me not being to ambiguous or to plain sounding and because it didn’t seem too supernatural like having the anime showcase a bunch of monsters to stir up the violence and was executed nicely. Regarding the graphic and creativeness of the  deaths themselves I would give it a 9.5/10 as the death I found to be just lazy writing was the guy who swam into the ocean to retrieve the beach ball only to be minced by the boat propeller coming by out of nowhere. All the others were great though; especially  the Umbrella one .

Thanks for reading and maybe… just maybe comment below your opinions of what you think about the anime as well as maybe contradict what I said since I kinda based most of these from my memory and as always, I look forward to you support in my next and previous blogs. Bye👋

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I wanna go camping – Yuru Camp

Hello again you wonderful people wherever you might be, today I’m reviewing an underrated slice of life; which you can tell from the title. Yuru Camp! I’ve been meaning to wait  particular time to talk about this anime and why not a better time whilst it’s winter and almost Christmas? Without further to do, here is my breakdown as well as review (Enjoy😄):

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Plot

It doesn’t really have a plot Yuru camp revolves around a lone camper named Shima Rin who is the type of person that enjoys her free time rather than socialise with other people, at one time in her camping in the coast showing mount Fuji she bumps into this sleeping girl by the toilets called Nadeshiko Kamagihara who appears lost without a cellphone or knowledge of her family’s  contacts causing her to camp with Rin for the mean time.

During the wait of Nadeshiko figuring out a way home she experiences the fun of camping whilst with Rin making her develop a hobby for camping, and from then on Nadeshiko continues to pursue camping in the outdoor club at her school with new characters with the main but subtle objective being is to enjoy camping and somewhat convince Rin to join the ride.

My Thoughts

From what I can remember I started this “slice of life streak” where I just watched a whole lot of slice of life animes ever since I gave Blend S a try for reasons I’ve forgotten😑 as I loved the feeling of relaxation and just being “Laid Back🤭” 

Both of those feelings were sooo present in every moment I watched this anime including the opening & ending songs as what I found remarkable was how the anime could just exploit every single event/ opportunity occurring to make it extremely comfortable to watch as well as entertaining  like *Major Spoiler* when Nadeshiko forms this Secret Blanket Society which I loved so much😂

 

Another aspect that just soothes me is how the narrator walks you through what’s happening and actually provides as an educational guide from how to set up your tent and items, how to start a camp fire, how to cook certain meals etc. and in my case it was really rare to watch an anime that was actually presented in an educational way as slice of life animes I watched previously were pure entertainment.

As for the characters, I love all of them but wish there were more episodes that could display each of the character’s daily lives outside the club like seeing Nadeshiko interact with her family more as I really enjoyed how the creators introduced Nadeshiko’s parents through a skit of Oogaki cooking food for Nadeshiko whilst she had a cold which eventually resulted in each family member entering creating a fun scenario.

(Later found out that a season 2 and a movie is coming out apparently)

As for the animation itself, the scenery is absolutely stunning with the best soundtracks to match it which plays heavily for that relaxation feeling you’ll get from each episode. almost every part of the animation made is great like the choice of lighting, saturation and overall content if the scenery as it also gives you that winter vibe.

Also highly recommend the soundtracks themselves as they are great without the animation itself like this Song which I would only recommend to listen to when it’s night because it just has that “calming and sleeping” vibe to it even without watching the anime as I only discovered it when I put my music anime app on auto-play which would soon play that song.

(One way I find new anime is using that music app cuz why not, managed to watch Fuuka thanks to it which is an amazing anime despite the manga being better apparently)

overall I enjoyed it as it definitely ranks high in my favourite animes of slice of life, I would only recommend this people who don’t seek much of a plot and purely watch it for some relaxation as that’s what it essentially did for me. (I seriously plan on camping this season though for a day as well as use the educational guides of the anime)

rating: 9/10                     Episodes: 13 episodes           Genre: Seinen, comedy, slice of life

 

 

Love Goes, Hate Arrives: Accel World

Hi! I kinda based this title from the tagline of Fouseytube’s concert just cuz it popped up, for this series I created I’ll be covering animes that I thought had a lot of potential but failed to use it or just rant of how bad the anime is.

Now despite being a copycat of Sword Arts Online, I had high hopes for it because in the early stages of the anime the characters had a good buildup as well as satisfying events that still correlated with the main plot of the anime.

Another thing it had going was a somewhat new approach to the a romance category as in my experience, I haven’t heard of an anime that had such a … self- demeaning main character as his appearance can clearly be compared to a pig being liked  by such LOVELY characters that are both beauties with the best characteristics that shout out “popularity”.

 

I didn’t mind the appearance of the main character until he started to show this other side, what I mean by that is his cowardice. Now I know that a lot of main characters have this trait  but the difference is they could overcome that or have a limit to it. For this main character (Haru), He just can’t help but be pathetic as in moments he’s most needed he just fails to pull through as he’s an extreme and exaggerated cry baby who constantly loses faith in himself once an enemy slightly overcomes his power that he’s build up from a wide time span of the anime.

After discovering this extreme cowardice side of Haru I started seeing negative points of the anime that weren’t there before like me coming to the realisation that I hated the appearance of Haru as I couldn’t come to terms with how such beautiful girls could fall for a pig that has absolutely no dignity or anything  and  has the typical main character trait which is how dumb they can be to love.

Whilst enduring the failed character development of Haru the anime decided to push it’s luck by introducing such a wasted arc that again could have had so much potential as the villain for this arc was well designed and gave a “pure evil” aura through his actions and had a reasonable and understandable past that lead him to be the way he is now.

I actually really liked this villain a lot as he did his role really well and to be honest… Haru did absolutely nothing that really helped to find a solution for this arc as it was the other way round where instead of him saving his childhood friend as well as the main heroine, its the other way around as Chiyuri ends up saving him and have Kuro arriving to battle the stronger villain again saving Haru’s ass.

 

Whilst this occurs he again is useless as he watches both his friends being assaulted by Noumi to the point his best friend has both his arms cut off and Chiyuri still cooping with the pain inflicted on her as she begs Noumi to stop hurting him… and then you have Haru cowering as he usually does to the point of crying like usual which just goes to show how useless his training was as he’s just as weak both mentally and emotionally.

overall,I really did like the side events in this anime as there were so much good characters that were just ruined by Haru, it felt as if he was in the wrong anime  because of the creators had just changed Haru characteristics putting a limit to his cowardice then it would have worked out for me. I didn’t mention enough about the anime but that’s because I just hate it  and needed to finish this as soon as possible for my sake.

 

Thanks for reading an for those who have watched the anime, do you agree with me? I’m not trying to enforce my views onto anyone so I won’t judge if you like the anime as everyone has different views but it wold be nice to leave a comment or two whether you agree of what I said or are against it. Bye😊

 

Dark Anime Review: Magical Girl Site

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“Luckily, I was already practising self – harm”

Synopsis

This anime explores the different problems of a high school student in difficult yet natural occurrence in their youth such as exploring the ideas of bullying, self – harm, putting up a false persona, family issues/PTSD and other controversial topics.

The main character is called Asagiri who’s a victim to physical and mental bullying at school whilst also suffering from family abuse at home as she’s repeatedly beaten up by her older brother in secret to relief stress from the expectations of his dad of him.

From a turn of events she’s invited to join this website that apparently grants magical sticks that are designed to benefit “poor unfortunate soul” such as herself and without thinking of it much she signs up being given her equipment the next day and thus her battle for survival begins as she searches the true purpose of the Magical Girls encountering others in the process.

What I like About It

Besides the controversial topics it tackles in events, I love the character profiles of each of the magical girls as each of their backgrounds are deep, dark and realistic which is what reinforces how dark the anime is.

The story line on the other hand is well structured as the anime both manages to convey the character’s past, development and unity between each member naturally whilst maintaining a nice action paced flow that’ll raise the audience’s reaction’s whether it be based on fear, worry or excitement.

I also admire how the anime can tackle these dark topics very professional as it doesn’t overuse these nor does it exaggerate the effect of these e.g. self harming, bullying etc… which is why it’s as great as it is as it carefully assesses the audience to avoid any major ethical issues as the topics the anime tackles is dangerous to work with even if it’s just slightly misused for the sheer popularity increase.

Overall reading the comments on it are averagely positive which is the same for me and I hope for a second season since I wasn’t satisfied with just one season. I recommend this for fans who want something similar to black rock shooter and a mix of Madoka Magi Magica.

Episodes: 12 (1 season)    My rating:7/10     Genre:Psychological, Horror, Drama

 

 

 

 

Goblin Slayer Review/Rant so far…

After watching the latest episode of Goblin Slayer I found it absolutely terrifying and shocking when they set off a trap in the goblin’s nest to the point that Goblin Slayer San was brutally injured by the goblin champion after one massive blow, the priestess getting chewed out by the champion and oh my fucking god… when those goblins started ganging up on the elf archer about to **** her like… I was fucking traumatised since I thought they would show it like they did with the first episode, now it may sound like I hate the anime but  that isn’t the case because, I absolutely love Goblin Slayer and what I’m trying to say is I love the psychological horror feeling I get from it maybe because I’m that kinda horror fan or I’ just a sadistic person.

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I found this anime from Joe’s (Anime man) video of the anime’s he’ll be watching for the fall of 2018 and after watching the interview he did with the creator I started to watch it.

Watching the anime progress from the first episode was entertaining for me as it conveyed me some insight into the Goblin Slayer’s daily life as well as past which I was kinda confused by since I personally wanted to know about the night the goblins invaded his village (judging from his dreams/flashback) or rather what happened after that like how he progressed to where he is now from a child full of hatred to the slayer he is now, whilst he was on the verge of dying in episode 7 I had a few questions with what he was seeing and hearing like that goblin he saw at the end of the tunnel and who was talking to him in his mind in his head like is it him or someone else and of that goblin in his mind is someone important (the goblin leader that killed his family?).

Other aspects of the anime I enjoyed was that first fight he had with that ogre? that was controlling the goblins in his first adventure with the elf archer, dwarf and lizard priest. I just love the fact that Goblin Slayer can be so composed and think of  solutions after recognising his own failure like how he first approached the Ogre like he does with a goblin resulting in him being launched to a pillar after one hit and the him using the teleportation scroll to slice the ogre with running water from an ocean with a logical explanation as to how it sliced him if audiences are quick to criticise. This was the same with the  goblin champion  where he used the hair of a corpse to strangle the goblin from the back to gauging the goblin’s eye out.

I loved Episode 7 despite some comments on it saying how the director is really bad and dissapointed by the fact that Goblin Slayer didn’t get a major power up in that episode whilst on the verge of a disaster but that’s the beauty of Goblin Slayer, for once we aren’t introduced with an already Over powered main character or isn’t overly protected by “plot armour” as we actually see him struggle and grow as a character like… he doesn’t get special treatment by the events like how he doesn’t overwhelmingly defeat a strong opponent after suffering a moment of defeat or how doesn’t stand out more than he should be which has already been established before the anime aired. The title “Goblin Slayer” already shows that he only slays goblins which in the social ranking of the setting in the anime is ranked as the lowest threat of the demon king’s army.

Overall I like the psychological horror to it despite not being categorised that, the development of Goblin Slayer San as well as how he doesn’t get special treatment and how the creator has just presented him as a main character without any special super powers or isn’t destined to kill the demon king, I just love how the synopsis of the anime is simple and not overly cliche or ambitious. Like a slice of life synopsis for some reason.

This was just my own opinion, I’m not enforcing this onto other people so I hope you didn’t take it too personal. Thanks for reading my first rant and bye👋

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My Favourite Romance Animes

Hey again, in my recent introduction I went on about my favourite Romance anime “ore monogatari”;be sure to check it out. So I decided to create my first official blog. Anyways without further to do, in no particular order, here is my list:

P.S These aren’t all my favourites, I have more but I was just thinking how much reading time it might be and cuz cba to list all of it. Enjoy😁 

 

Wotakoi: Love is hard for Otaku

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Synopsis

This anime revolves around the daily life of otaku’s blending in with normal people as well as a normal environment keeping their secret lives kinda separate, the main protagonist named Natsuki Narumi is a newly employee in which she realises that her childhood friend Hirotaka Nifuji works there as well spoiling her secrecy of her otaku life, *SPOILERS* this leads to Nifuji and Narumi dating and from then on they continue the quests of an otaku couple along with their friends Kabakura and Sakuragi as well as other additional characters later introduced in the anime.

11 episodes – 1 season (ongoing)            Comedy      6/10 rating

 

What I Like About It

It has a slice of life feeling to it like it’s an anime to just make you absolutely relaxed an purely enjoy the time of your youth  if that makes sense, I just like it for how laid back it is as well as provide a official P.O.V (kinda) of an Otaku’s life after education since I haven’t seen an anime like it before.

 

Oregairu

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Synopsis

This anime revolves around the youth if Hikigaya who is an outcast to society as he lacks, social interactions, friends, personal hobbies and despises people who enjoy youth. This changes for him as he is assigned to the Service Club with the Ice Queen Yukino who appears to be the  same as Hikigaya , they are soon joined with the presence of Yuigahama and thus their youths are intertwined solving all sorts of problems brought in by the students as their duty as the service club.

26 episodes – 2 seasons        Slice of life, drama, School         20/10 rating

What I like About It 

Out of all the romance animes I’ve watched, this one was really unique as the anime heavily reflect the struggles of students such as topics tackling social expectations to putting up a face that isn’t you. Examples of this *SPOILERS* Hayama puts up a facade that displays him as this popular, understanding nice person categorised as “the leader” of the class if that makes sense to fans who watch school animes.

If anything, this anime is more of a drama that really ‘helped’ me take a look at where my life was and where it was headed(sorry if this sentence was cringy to read😅)

 

Nisekoi

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*WATCH THIS FIRST IF U HAVEN’T*

Synopsis

Anime is a harem revolving around Raku Ichigo who is the son of a gang/ illegal group meets Chitoge Kirisaki whilst he’d late for class, causing him to lose his pendant, Raku has always held on to this locked pendant around his neck for the last 10 years as he promised a girl that once she unlocks the pendant with their key they would get married. As Chitoge’s father is a rival against Raku’s dad, they both agree to false date to avoid a war between them. the continuation contains love quarrels and sweet scenes of Raku with different heroines .

32 episodes of 2 seasons         Harem, Comedy, Shoujo                10/10 rating

 

What I like About It

This anime really made my heart melt with the pure love put in the anime like it was really hard to choose who the best girl would be for Raku since they were all so close but I thin I loved Marika for Raku most. I recommend this for the pure feels/ heart warming moments alone. But, its only natural that I love the story line as well don’t get me wrong I mean making a promise as kids to get married in the future once they reunite whilst the main character forgets on who it was he made the promise with which pardon my language… sounds fucking amazing.

If you ever plan on watching this then you’ll have to either be satisfied with the unfinished ending or read the rest in the manga which is possible to read for free online of you download comic x if you have android, if it’s Iphone then I don’t know how you’ll access it.

Nagi no Asukara

A lull in the sea

Synopsis

In this world there exist people who live in the land and people who lave in the sea that worship OJoshi who is the sea god that blessed sea people with ena which is basically a layer of skin that allow them to inhabit the land as well as allow them to live underwater, at one point the sea people prophet that a great storm is coming that will shake both the sea world and land apart, in the short time these group of friends study in the land they experience or come into realisation with love both being positive and negative but grow the character.

Due this taboo of banning relationships between the land and sea people this causes conflict between them as the punishment for this is banning that sea person from ever setting foot in the sea world again if they refuse to breakup with the land person.

1 Season, 26 episodes                             Drama, Fantasy                        8/10 rating 

 

What I Like About it

Nagi no Asukara was slow paced to me at first like it just looked liked standard anime with the typical love quarrels and the only reason I invested into watching it was because a YouTuber called lost pause (funny anime YouTuber) highly recommended it in one of his videos saying how underrated it was. But as the anime progressed further I instantly took back everything I had against it as its  not just a standard love quarrel as you really feel for each characters to such a high level of relating to them.

I can’t really express my love for this anime in words but I definitely feel soo much love for this anime and its kinda embarrassing how I cried for these kids at my age, leave me alone, I’m an emotional guy. like lost pause did  I highly recommend this anime as well.

 

That’s it for this blog, do you agree with everything I said (my ratings) and thanks for reading. Leave a like or just view my blog to really support me or even follow me if you like my content so far, any of those three will be a massive help to me and maybe even leave a comment on what you think about my blog and what i should base my next blog on. Bye 😋

 

Hello Again, Favourite Romance Anime

I recently had to delete an other word press website of mine(😭) because it was attached to my professional account which if visitors of my original saw how unprofessional I was linking a website about animes to my work portfolio then… it would cause some problems.

Anyways, since this website is all about anime I thought a nice topic to start of with is discussing my favourite romance anime (e.g. the majority of my favourite animes are romance) which will probably be Ore monogatari.

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Synopsis

Anime revolves around a gorilla looking High school student called Takeo who falls in love with another High school girl from another school called Rinko Yamato who he saved from a groper in a train, after this faith starts to create connections between them drawing them closer and closer however, since most his childhood contained him falling for girls that loved his best friend Suna. This caused him to believe that Yamato is only staying in touch  until * SPOILERS* ,Takeo finds out that Yamato loved him all along and from then on they experience all the obstacles and sweet rewards of a couple such as holding hands/ intimacy as well as rivalry for Yamato.

Why I love it

Anther info bout me is that I love how animes reflect on realism which basically means how much it reflects on my or your own life personally, i’m one to know but I’m an ugly person so seeing how Takeo experiences this really had a positive influence on me as well as just watch it for the feels… overall, I adore the characters and the whole content of the anime that just made me feel happy. Sorry if this was… cringy? I thought I might as well  convey what I like about animes (reflection on real life) as well as why I liked or picked this favourite romance anime as my favourite.

 

Anyways, thanks for reading and hope to receive support on me starting this account. Any contribution helps like views, comments, likes, following and even suggestions as t how to improve my site as well as hate comments conveying why they didn’t like what I discussed.😊

 

Until next time, here’s a waifu picture to end this post – P.S I absolutely adore her

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