Thursday, 22 January 2015

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun - Cannot be unseen

This whole anime is loved by many from the start. For a long time, I saw this anime on my tumblr dash and on a website where I watch anime. It caught my interest but I thought it wasn't a perfect time to watch it because I know it will be good. The time has come and in two days, along with my sister, we finished this anime. Beforehand, I only knew that the main character is a mangaka and the girl with ginger hair and cute dotted bows is his assitance. I didn't have a clue about other characters except Kashima and Mikorin which I thought were borthers. I misgendered one character TДTGomenasai!

The plot circulates around Chiyo and Nozaki, who both work on a shoujo Manga. Before this actually happens, we get to know Chiyo's feelings towards Nozaki - she has a crush on him! When she tries to confess, he misunderstoods and gives her an autograph. Nozaki is actual a popular author of shoujo manga and currently he is working on 'Let's Love~' starring Suzuki and Mamiko. Even though, Nozaki is a shoujo manga artist, which.... y'know.... concentrates on romance, he knows nothing about romance! Chiyo and other characters helps him to get referance to the new characters or different events he need to introduce. That's why Chiyo founds it hard to show her love and he doesn't express it to her which causes a little problem for me.

Overall the series is super-ultra hilarious and also awkward at times. To be honest, there is not much romance but you get a spark of it but no fire - so don't get too fired. The show can be watched by evereyone, even if you don't like romance and cute stuff. The great strength of this anime are the characters. They are unique in some ways and every one of them are wanted to be seen on the screen.

Chiyo Sakura - Cheerful girl,  member of Art Club, kind and friendly, one of the cutest girl in anime ever!, is in love with Nozaki, sunshine of the anime.

Umetarou Nozaki - the main character, his appearnce suit sports anime, knows nothing about love yet is an author of shoujo manga, always looks for reference, blunt, shouldn't he be in Kuroko no Basket?

Mikoto Mikoshiba (Mikorin) - dork, fabulous guy, says something sassy or flirt yet then regrets his decisions as he is really shy, admired by girls.

Yuu Kashima - that's our beautiful Kashima, another sunshine, prince, admired by all females in school, Hori's kouhai, is member of drama club.

Masayuki Hori- the president of drama club, is really good at drawing backgrounds yet does not want to reveal the fact that he is helping Nozaki.shows a lot of potential when acting.
Yuzuki Seo - my fav, adorable, beautiful singer, destroyer of everything that fall under her feet, I think she doesn't know that she's rude, very lively.

Hirotaka Wakamatsu - member of basketball club, he? he is just there and became a Seo's victim.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Shinsekai Yori - No Dissapoinment!

The feeling you get when you will never know what will happen. You haven't heard about an anime and it is suspicous and bizarre itself. Shinsekai Yori is one of those anime that isn't for funny entertainment. It's more mysterious and flows with lot of narration. At some parts, I was confused as I tried to make up of what has been said and done, so to understand the whole story and what anime is trying to express, you need to use your brain.

Saki ; Shun ; Maria ; Satoru ; Mamoru
The 'theme' of the anime (is there anything like that?) is religion, society and culture. Everything is connected to this theme; clothes, behaviour, plot, setting and music. That is why I love it. The animation and graphic style is really pleasant for the eye - truly beautiful. I'll not cover the fact that at some parts the voice didn't go well with the mouth movements or that the facial expression of the character is just done carelessly. It didn't show sadness nor anger, even not anxiety. These are small details but I fully wanted to say "Yes! The animation is perfect!!". As we are going thorugh the appearance of the anime, is good to mention the designed clothes. It isn't like the characters have same clothes all the time, expcept the uniform for school. The clothes that were designed suit the religious, japanese theme. It is not really modern.... or is it?

The plot is one of the interesting things in this anime. It gives me goosebumps, excitement and I fully payed attention. To understand what was going on, I needed to listen carefully and progress what has been said and done. So the whol story concentrates on Group 1 in Sage Academy way in the future. People have powers called Cantus which allows them to create and manipulate stuff with their brain. They can easily repair pottery, levitate, move objects at will, produce fire using brain and even draw with sand on canvas. When a child receives their Cantus they are straight away send to school to get trained and also to learn how to safely use the power. Saki, one of the main character, joined school very late compared to her friends as she finally received her Cantus. During her school days she taks part in classes and teamwork tasks with Group 1 that is made up of 6 member along with her; Satoru, Shun, Maria, Reiko and Mamoru. Even though Saki could finally go to school with her friends, there is terrifying rumour. If a child doesn't progress well in school and have poor grades, the child becomes 'disposed of' and is never seen or remembered anymore. The first sign is the 'copycat' and Saki has saw one.
So the first few episodes leaves you many questions like: Are there any normal people around? Why the children are disposed of? What are the parents thinking about this? What are copycats? And as the story progresses we ask ourself even more questions as there is so much mystery which is hid from everyone. Also we ask ourselves: What is the potential threat? Who is the enemy? As they have powers there should be something they will be fighting with, right?

The story does not concentrate at one point of the characters life but throught there life over these 25 episodes. As well as that, the characters are really interesting as they vary from presonalities and lot of stuff happens to them. An interesting thing for me is the fact that THERE IS SO MUCH SHIPS I CAN GAIN FROM THIS ANIME! I don't know who to ship, is just mindfuck. There are already some pairings established originally in the anime and there is even some yaoi and yuri context (but few kisses and love hugs and relationships). This anime is recommmended to watch ^-^

Sunday, 11 January 2015

#Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 & #Why Kaneki Reminds me of Allen O.O

A lot is going on the title of the post XD Tokyo Ghoul's second season just came out on Thrusday and I was extremelly excited to watch it. Unfortunately, I didn't knew that it will come out so soon and it was a suprise for me - (I'm such a great fan.... -.-)

Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 Impression

The first, new episode just continued from the last episode of first season. It just looked as if this episode was on hold as nothing has changed and it just continues. No fireworks. Nothing extraordinary. Nothing special. Same goes to the new opening. The first season's opening was heart-breaking and tragic and now we get something simple. My friend who is into Tokyo Ghoul and have read the manga is agreeing with me.

'So why to watch it?'.
At the beginning I was repeating - "I hope this season will be good!!".... and I think it will. When I saw our white haired-Kaneki I just burst out with excitement and just got the feels. He looked like he is pain. He didn't looked like Kaneki. He didn't act like Kaneki. He is different. So he rescued Touka and fought with her brother. Daaamnn...... those fighting skills. Epic. As well as that, he was repeating about a secret which of course we will have to wait a long time to be revealed.

Lets talk about other characters! To boost up some positive feelings and make us laugh we have our trash, french guy - Tsukiyama. Why to mention him? Because he and his french phrases kill me XD and he went for a rescue. In addition, you know that old guy from Anteiku (Yoshimura)?? He is a total badass. It took me a while to know that it was him. No-one should get on his way if they value their lives o.o
*Shrek 2's soundtrack plays in the bckg* I NEED A HERO!!

Even though the episode had a poor start, it got from bad-ass fighting, some nostalagic stuff which hopefully made us all laugh and some really sad scenes, especially near the end. Theere is a difference as a result of the development of the characters and the story line. I'm not ready for the feels. I just want everybody to be happy ;^;

Allen Walker & Kaneki Ken

On purpose, I divided this post if anyone would like to skip my bullsh*t about D. Gray Man ~(˘▾˘~)

As I mentioned before, Kaneki changed. He was changing gradually and now he is kind of a different person. I already felt this change somewhere and you know where. So how these two are similar?
  • Appearance - OK. I just noticed this now, but they have both white hair and gray eyes. Literally, they have same features!! You know when a character has something unique in their appearance which suits the storyline? So Allen has a red eye which activates when an akuma is nearby AND Kaneki has a red eye which activates when he uses his ghoul-powers or just feels hunger. Do you see what I mean??
  • At the beginning of anime they were kind of weak (Kaneki was more to pity tbh) and gradually they got stronger.
  • They both used to be very kind and light-hearted, with beautiful smile, especially at the beginning. THEN, the amount of times they smile started to decrease, they became The kindness and sparkles just disappeared as their soul was getting consumed by the darkness due to what is happening around them.
  • They left. They left the place they belong to. Allen left the Order and Kaneki left Anteiku. Both places treated them as a family. Idk why Kaneki leaves and if the people he will be with or good or bad but after I saw it I was like "DON'T YOU DARE LEAVE!" Then I had series of flashback and I just realised that I saw this scene before..... I saw the main character's back while they are leaving. It is not happy ending...