Anime Reviews

Day 16 – Anime with the Best Animation

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What’s up guys, unfortunately, I missed posting yesterday due my busy schedule, heck I even missed going to the gym, but it’s all good now… so lets move on to Day 16 – Anime with the Best Animation…

One of the first anime movies that fascinated me was “Spirited Away” by the legend Hayao Miyazaki, growing up I have been a huge Miyazaki. Next, the movie that caught my eyes was “Paprika” judging by the timeline of this movie you never expect that the animation and art would be so well done.

To make it short, As technology improves, so does the quality of animated works, and it’s been interesting seeing the evolution of animation just in my lifetime. Okay but in all seriousness, this topic was a bit of a hard one to choose, mainly because I’ve seen quite a few shows and trying to remember the shows’ animation is rather difficult.

But alas there is only one and I am confident that this is really one of the best animation of all time…

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For me, it’s definitely “Guilty Crown”

As one of the most visually-appealing series in anime, The character designs alone are worthy of mention, as every detail in each character is meticulously rendered and animated not to mention it has also one of the most amazing soundtracks in which I listen to up to the day.

The design is great, the mechas are detailed, the environment is even more detailed. and The special effects feel very integrated also, great camera work like literally, they all have the best platform to make a great anime but it all went down with a boring and cliche storyline.

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Guilty Crown is the show I was most excited for and it has proven to be a great disappointment(to be honest). I know hardly anything is original but this feels like a poor man’s Code Geass as an opinion of a fan who really loved the series.

On a personal note. whether the animation and soundtrack are excellent it’s obvious really that that does not make an anime great but a total package of a good storyline and amazing characters. But still, if you guys are a fan of anime’s such as Code Geass would still definitely recommend it to try.

 

 

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Day 10 – Favorite Fighter Anime

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Next up on our list, is What’s your Favorite Fighter Anime?

Now, this is a pretty straightforward and simple challenge. If we are pertaining to this challenge are we talking about a fighter as in Martial Arts or Grappling? or Action as a whole? well anyway, I grow up watching anime with the likes of Dragonball Z(Classic), Flame of Recca, Yuyu Hakusho(Ghost Fighter), etc.

Those were the best fighter anime’s in the 90’s, as time has passed we saw the dawn of the era of Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail, Bleach, Hunter x Hunter, and for the new generations the likes of Akame Ga Kill, Kill la Kill, Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online, One Punch Man, Buko Hero Academia and many more.

If I were to choose from it all, then it has to be…

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Katekyo.Hitman.REBORN!

I know it’s not any of the anime mentioned above, but yeah this is also one of my best anime as well as the best in the action(fighting) genre, The infamous Vongola Family led by Tsuna in the anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

I mentioned in a previous post that I binged watch this anime(they have a total of 9 season). Katekyo Hitman Reborn is about a 14-year-old boy named Tsunayoshi Sawada or Tsuna who is a regular school kid in Japan who actually sucks at almost everything that he does, he is then mentored by the Worlds Best Hitman named ‘Reborn’ who is a baby(pertaining to his size) to be the 10th Generation head of the most powerful Mafia Family in the world, the Vongola Family..

The show has a weak start probably around mostly on the first season but then it catches up and leaves you wanting for more, thus the reason of me binge watching the whole series in a span of I think 1 month.

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I believe what separates Hitman Reborn and makes it special from other shows is its characters. The creators have done an excellent job in creating fresh, very unique and hilarious characters that will have you laughing at their antics in every episode, the amount of support and loyalty they give the protagonist is almost heartwarming.

Each character has something unique to them which stands out from the rest of the people Tsuna knows, whether it be a saying or a style, there aren’t any two characters who are similar really.

I’d recommend it to anyone who is looking for a long running shounen anime with some of the best action scenes without having to sift through 50+ episodes to reach the real plot. KHR is definitely an addictive anime worth watching as tested and proven by me of course 😉

Rating: 9.5/10

Well that is for this day, Catch you guys tomorrow!

Anime Review – Tsuki ga Kirei

Episodes: 12
Studio: feel.
Aired: Apr 7, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017
Genres: RomanceSchool
“The true substance of love lies in the act of howling words of love with the desperation of a man jumping into high seas.”
Now, this is definitely a change of pace that’s something out of the norm, in an Era of mostly Seinen, Shoujo, Action, Fantasy, etc that has more seasons and complex stories, then you have Tsuki ga Kirei a gem of its own, a show which spans from a normal 12 episode season, with a completely direct plot of School-Romance cliche, in fact, my opinion this makes it an exceptional anime due to its simplicity.

 

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The story is about Kotarou(aspiring Writer) and Akane(Member of the Track Team). It is the start of a new school year, and their final year. At first, they don’t know each other, you might have nostalgic moments by watching this anime as it portrays a slice-of-life genre as well in which you can relate back in the days. Although, before there were no social media and only text messages that we used before, the social media app LINE(which is famous in Japan), is one of the modes of communication used in the whole series.
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The show is like a time machine of your Adolescent, school days in which puppy-love and infatuation is a common thing. It is an anime about pure, innocent and slow-pacing love in which I’m sure everyone can relate. As they develop feelings for each other they tackle on the mischiefs and difficulties that go hand in hand, like Jealousy, Envy, the acceptance of the relationship by the entourage and the friends, and family, you know all the common love woes, school woes and how could they move forward once they graduate, what plans they would have, or would they be together? Who knows! (No Spoiler)
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The secondary characters are not abused(lack of screen time) as normal romance genre would have, they make the show much more exciting, provides some laughter and gives off pressure to the main protagonists as they develop their interests and objectives. Matching the astounding storytelling, what makes the characters so rational is that they all have their own respective backgrounds, quirks and set of values.
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I personally had a relaxing time watching this series, It was just too cute for me, I don’t want to make a deep review about this because as I’ve said the show is known for its Simplicity, It’s like you go on to a cinema and watch a movie but longer and at the end you feel happy and relieved.
If you are looking for a school-life romance with genuine relationships, I can definitely recommend this show for you not unless you prefer a school-life with more gags, laughs and eccentric characters, then this series is not for you.
I give it an overall score of 8/10.0