Oct 10, 2012

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Code:Breaker

Another difficult anime, sigh… How the hell am I supposed to express myself when I haven’t even established an opinion yet? I have read a few pages of the manga, so I knew that this was going to be good, but I’m not entirely sure now that it’s here.

It’s not the artwork. The artwork looks pretty good; the scenery is very detailed and most of the characters look good, not to mention the characters’ special powers. Some might say that the heroine looks pretty plain, but I disagree. Yes, I probably wouldn’t be able to pick her out of a line-up, but I cannot help but find her quite interesting. Perhaps it’s the character’s personality that intrigues me?

It’s definitely difficult for me, but it’s not the artwork. Is it the story? No, it’s not. In fact, I’m very fond of the story. A girl catches a guy, that later turned out to be her classmate, setting fire to other guys, not knowing that he has special abilities. That’s pretty interesting.

Don’t get me wrong, reader. I definitely recommend that you give this anime a try. However, I just can’t help but feel that there’s something missing. I can’t wait to see the second episode, because this is messing with my mind.

Plot Summary: Riding the bus one day, Sakurakouji Sakura looks out the window to see people being burned alive with a blue fire and a boy her age who’s unharmed and standing over the people.

She comes back to the site the next day and there are no corpses or evidence of any kind of murder, just a small fire. She then goes to class to find there’s a new transfer student, Oogami Rei, who looks exactly like the boy she saw before and wears a black glove only on his left hand.

Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who “does not exist”. He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of “an eye for an eye”, to “use evil against evil”. Convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.

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