Manga name: Kakegurui
General statement(tl;dr): Fantastic manga with many interesting things. Continue reading “Manga first impressions: Kakegurui”
Just a short announcement to let you people know that I changed the overall structure and layout etc. of my blog. Hope you like it! If you have any suggestions you can post it here.
This will be a short announcement about my upcoming Koe no Katachi afterthoughts. Due to how my feelings are a bit all over the place for Koe no Katachi, I went and thought about how exactly I want this to be done. After much thinking, I have decided. I will be doing the afterthoughts in 4 parts.
The first 3 parts will each be a semi-discussion about the three different topics that Koe no Katachi has displayed: bullying and getting bullied, disabilities and illnesses, self-confidence, social acceptance and friends. It will be mostly me talking about the content displayed by Koe no Katachi with regards to each topic and how it relates to me personally and emotionally. As such, there will be spoilers and personal experiences inside, and if you don’t want either one of those, you don’t have to read it.
The last part will be the actual afterthoughts, with minimum spoilers and without the content discussed previous, and will just be on Koe no Katachi as an anime itself.
And there you have it. Hope you enjoy what will come up 🙂
I would also like to once again thank the support given to me as well as the comments on the posts I have made. It shows that some people out there actually enjoyed my content. Thank you all!
Very short post on this, but I just had to do this to express my shock. This is going to be a post about the latest chapter, chapter 215, and will contain big ass spoilers. So, spoiler warning right here, get out if you don’t want to get spoiled. Not only that, this will be more of a mature post so if you are below 18 DO NOT continue beyond this point and ignore this post. Continue reading “Woah woah woah Tokyo Ghoul:re…”
Anime name: No Game No Life
Before you start reading, I would just like to apologise for taking so long to write this one. I wasn’t planning to keep putting off writing for No Game No Life, especially since it’s one of my favourite anime of all time. However, many things in life happened between me starting this draft and actually planning what to write, actually writing etc. I was planning to finish my re-watch of No Game No Life before I continue to write this post, but at this rate I won’t even have this out before the movie hits. So, here it is, the extremely overdue afterthoughts. Enjoy.
P.S.:Those waiting for my Koe no Katachi afterthoughts have to wait longer, I’m sorry. I have a long list of things still in draft status, and this post just happened to be near completion. I’ll get it out soon™. I promise.
No Game No Life was a special kind of anime for me, especially for how I started watching it. As far as I can remember, I went and watched No Game No Life out of pure curiosity. There were several reasons why I got curious about it. The first would be the many recommendations and praises I saw online. “No Game No Life is great, you should go watch it.” “Why doesn’t No Game No Life get a season 2? Madhouse really is allergic to the number 1!” were some of the type of things I would see on the internet. The songs of appraisal as well as the heavy recommendations both intrigued me, but that was not all. Another reason why I was curious about No Game No Life was due to the interesting clips of it being posted onto YouTube. These clips interested me greatly. The final reason was its synopsis:
No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username “Kuuhaku.” They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games.
The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from petty squabbles to the fate of whole countries—are settled not through war, but by way of high-stake games. This system works thanks to a fundamental rule wherein each party must wager something they deem to be of equal value to the other party’s wager. In this strange land where the very idea of humanity is reduced to child’s play, the indifferent genius gamer duo of Sora and Shiro have finally found a real reason to keep playing games: to unite the sixteen races of Disboard, defeat Tet, and become the gods of this new, gaming-is-everything world.
This synopsis tells us that the MCs were bored with the real world, so when they were teleported from their world into a new world where everything was decided by games, they decided to play along and try to beat the god of this new world. Now, by itself this synopsis already sounds really interesting, but there’s more to it than what it looks like. I, for one, am extremely interested in these type of plot where people participate in unusual types of games. I have no idea why I am, but I’m guessing it’s because of the amount of strategy and planning required by characters to make the content interesting. As such, all these reasons combined raised my interest for No Game No Life to a considerably high level such that I watched it sometime last year, soon after I started watching Anime as a whole. Continue reading “Anime afterthoughts: No Game No Life”
DISCLAIMER: This will be short version of my thoughts on Koe no Katachi, as I am writing this right after I watched the movie, just to get some of my feelings out. A longer version will be up after I get my feelings together and have enough time to write.
So… where do I begin. Basically, this movie was amazing. It perfectly portrays something that is present in real life:bullying. The act of bullying is not something to be proud of, and the victims go through many suffering. We get to see the sufferings as well as how the people recover from them, with a twist. Without any spoilers, this is all I can tell you, but I can safely say that this definitely hits home in terms of feels. I won’t be able to write this out now, so I can’t explain, but I will do so in the long post after I collect my thoughts together. To end off this very very brief review, I will just put it in terms of ratings to make it much less messy to read and more understandable. Continue reading “Koe no Katachi is amazing.”
Oh look, the anime. Which anime? Clockwork Planet. I really don’t have much to say. This was just a big disappointment and a general waste of my time. Horrible characters, barely entertaining if at all plot, weird humour sense, art and animation that is below average, blah blah blah. This anime felt as if it was made for children, not something for general consumption. Whelp, more details in the stats and ratings below.
Annnnnnd there’s the third drop of the season. I really was not expecting to drop this, and I didn’t want to either. But I truly could not stand this anime anymore. Sakurada Reset had so much potential, not just in terms of the world building, but also in terms of interesting characters and possible plot. And it did live up to its potential, albeit a little bit. It had very nice and consistent animations combined with good soundtrack and music, and it managed to do the world setting properly. It even had good characters along with character developments. But, here is where it went wrong. It got bland. The story telling method, like I have mentioned before, is really bad. Like, extra-ordinarily bad. It was horribly boring as well as slow paced, making me feel like stopping everytime I’m halfway through the episode. As such, this anime had been pretty much a waste of time to me, and I realised after I dropped it that I really didn’t get that much enjoyment from this series at all. Therefore, I have dropped it. Continue reading “I regret watching Sakurada Reset”