Shin Sekai Yori – Episode 21

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Its Otaku-chan here! Lately I’ve been down with cold but now I’m back and ready to write more awesome reviews! Again I’ll be doing an episodic review of the series ‘Shin Sekai Yori’ or From the New world! This series hasn’t finished yet either but I seriously cannot stop watching it. It’s so intriguing that it pulls you into ‘its’ own little world. 

 

For those who are considering watching this series, now would be a great time to start 

(so much fun!)

 This weeks episode picks up where Saki and Satoru have been chased by a ‘Fiend’ – humans who have essentially gone insane, have ridiculous cantus abilities and of course don’t suffer from ‘death feedback’. The most powerful sage, Shisei Kaburagi, literally got bent in half…what a painful way to go! 

At which point Saki and Satoru make a mad dash to the ‘Security Council Center  where they meet Inui-san who reveals the most shocking twist of all.

The queerats have trained a ‘fiend’ and have released it on the Kamisu 66th district, destroying human life with the ferocity of a murder hungry animal. The fiend, who is a child is now revealed to be Maria’s and Mamoru’s child, who had been taken away since birth and raised along with queerats. Having waited 10 years for the child’s cantus to awaken, Squeeler’s full plan comes to view.

 Finally Saki and Satoru realize that it has been Squeelers plan all along, not to kill humans, rather, to capture human babies in order to raise his army of fiends. With this, the queerats can literally dominate the world!

 I don’t really know when this particular series will end, but I hope it never does! I’ll definitely have to do a full series review but for now, Episodic Reviews it is!

 

Otaku-chan out

 

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha EP 07

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Its Otaku-chan here and I just couldn’t wait until this particular series was over so I decided to do episodic reviews as fast as I can watch them! Maoyuu Maou Yuusha! Epsiode 7!

There isn’t too much fighting action compared to episode 6 but it definitely is trying to improve is fan-service.

The Knight and Hero enjoy are sparring lesson which seems to denote they’re getting awfully close, even though the romantic feelings are one sided! and for some very very awkward moments like this!

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The Devil and Knight also keep upping the antics in order to secure the Hero’s love….also leading to another epic awkward moment….

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Apart from the laugh and giggles that I got when i watched this episode, Nothing compared to this solution that both the Devil and the Knight come up with! 

ImageWhat a lucky man!!!

The war itself has seem to have subsided for now, and yet they all seem to know that their current peace isn’t going to last. A few more plot points are developing being that the Devil must renew her King of Demon License to which she must return to the underworld, and that there seems to be some Humans planning to disrupt the peace. So look forward to the next episode!

I know I am!

Otaku-chan Out!

Anime Review – Witchblade

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Its Otaku-chan here! This time doing a review for a well known animation series, ‘Witchblade’. It was originally a comic book series that progressed into a TV show and then adapted into an animation and manga series which is definitely worth checking out!

Sought by the greed of men since the dawn of human kind, but only bestowed upon the women whose fate it forever scars…the Witchblade. Is it the righteous sword of God? Or hand of the Devil himself? Now a new bearer has been chosen. And she must discover the answers for herself. As she stands on the brink of destiny, she is forced to seek the balance between ecstasy and ruin. – Prologue for each episode

There are a plethora of reasons to why I love the animation series ‘Witchblade’. The universe is so expansive and thorough, there isn’t a moment where the story hasn’t been already ‘fleshed’ out! Apart from the anime babes making me think the wrong things, the series plot points, different approaches and ofcourse the characters really do make it on my list of ‘Animation Series to watch before you expire’.

 Before we begin, I thought I might just explain what the ‘witchblade’ actually is. And its not much. Its simply a magical sentient artifact that imbues its wearer or host with unimaginable power at the expense of ones own life. It has been describe as having participated in many wars, often by those who have sough to gain its powers! 

Witchblade’s plot is incredible easy to understand despite it being a very expansive universe. From the very beginning  we already understand that the ‘end’ will be tragic. The series itself follows Masane Amaha who seems to be unaware that she is the wielder of the ‘witchblade’. She is an extremely kind woman but is incredibly clumsy and has no recollection of her memory during the ‘Great Quake’. In flashbacks, she is suspiciously found unhurt while carrying a baby in her arms which she now adopts as her child. As soon as they arrive they are caught in a power struggle between a mega-corporation and a government agency and that’s where the story really begins. 

The characters really do make this series incredible to watch. Despite her clumsy appearance, Masane is really a caring mother who literally gives up her life in order to protect her daughter even though they are not related directly by blood. She, however can transform in a ridiculously seductive blood-thirsty machine of mega-death! I guess you could say that her daughter, Rihoko, is her humanity. Something that grounds the main protagonist. Rihoko is absolutely adorable and displays wisdom and maturity, something her mother lacks! This dynamic mother-daughter duo makes this particular series ‘Great!’. Something that really stands out above other animations! 

The real sweetener in the deal is the action. Specifically the action sequences  They are somewhat transcendent! They seem to be carefully choreographed and yet they are still able to retain that raw element of power, literally destroying everything that gets in the way! The explosions are amazing! Whenever there are fight scenes, its like fireworks of complete and utter destruction…on a screen! Of-course, having armored clad women fighting is also a plus in my Otaku guide journal! 

In the end, the series itself has a high standard to live up to and it seriously does! The women, the action, the utter level of destruction is mind-blasting! Honestly, I felt a bit sad that the series was only 26 episodes but it was definitely well planned out, the characters all fleshed out. It truly is amazing! Its definitely has my recommendation! 

Audio – 10/10

Video – 9/10

Star Rating – 4.5/5 stars! 

Its has been my pleasure writing this review of such a legendary animation series of this calibre. 

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From your friendly friend,

 Otaku-Chan

Anime Review – Elfen Lied

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 Its Otaku-chan here! Sorry for not being able to post on daily basis but I will try my best! First up for this new week, is one animation series that is horrifyingly delectable! Its a real blast from the past and yet, I’ve watched it over 50 times! Elfen Lied! Its a series that has burnt itself into my heart through my eye sockets! Here’s why!

 

The series itself centers around a mutant species of human, called Diclonii. They are distinguishable by the little horn-like features that protrude out of their skulls, reminiscent of a devil of sorts. They also have the ability of ‘vectors’, invisible arm things that can (and will) make humans into a slushi. The extent of which these vectors can extend and the amount of vectors per Diclonii is dependent on the indivual. Needless to say, every singly female Diclonii spells bad news for all humanity. Anyways, ‘Lucy’, one of the main protagonists of the series breaks out of an experimental island compound, makes it shore however is injured and develops a child like state of mind. She is found by Kohta and his cousin Yuka which she now resides with while fending off assault teams and other members of her own kind. 

The characters themselves are amazing. For example  even though ‘Lucy’ has split personalities, she is an extremely likable character. Throughout the series she is referred to as a monster by other children and is often subjected to horrendous bullying by ‘human’ counterparts, thus she develops a hatred to all humans with the particular exception of Kohta. In her child-like state, she is ‘kawaii’ to the MAX! Kohta himself is a pretty smooth character though he’s completely oblivious to the feelings of ‘Lucy’. Without too many spoilers being revealed there are a lot of other characters that do contribute to the awesomeness of this series. 

The real ‘meat’ of the series is the themes that are involved throughout ‘Elfen Lied’. It explores the effects of social alienation, prejudice, revenge, jealousy and the value of humanity through what I would say extremely ‘graphic violence’. To be honest it is quiet a dark series but I really felt for the character ‘Lucy’ who seems to be always drawing the short end of the stick. This series doesn’t sugar coat the themes that it explores, it rather does it ‘bluntly’. Shock and Awe. 

Despite being a extremely gore production, Elfen lied is an incredibly sad and tragic love story. Often it left me in tears just through the sheer amount of pain, sorrow and anguish the characters were put through but it really did make this series one of the very best to this very day! But for those who love drama as well, never fear, Elfen Lied will definitely satisfy your needs. This animation series has everything that makes a series great! 

The music and art style in this series was absolutely enthralling. Every soundtrack that was in Elfen Lied was mind blowing. The music matched every scene and every detail and I couldn’t help but find myself forming an incredibly emotional attachment to this series! I truly believe that every scene especially from the opening theme and ending theme was beautiful!  

All in all, this series is a really merit to the anime community. I would definitely recommend this series to all you mature folks out there, it will at times, have you in tears of sadness and tears of joy, buy more importantly it will make you really ‘think’ about humanity and its values…

Video – 9/10

Audio – 10/10

Star Rating – 4.5/5 stars! 

Its has be splendid returning to my workbench and doing a review as awesome as this. Elfen Lied is a wonderful animation despite its graphic interpretation of human social values! 

For more awesome anime-related articles, head over to http://sageotaku.blogspot.com.au/.

“There is no price for awesomeness….or attractiveness”

 From diclonii-friendly friend,

Otaku-chan!