What did I just finish watching? Damn, I was about three or four minutes in before I started getting these annoying Medaka Box flasbacks. Seriously, what did I just watch here?
I must admit that the artwork looks a whole lot better than some of the other shows this season, especially the characters. These are characters that I would be able to pick out of a line-up. I think that having unique and interesting characters is important on a show.
I have no idea what to say about this story though. It’s messed up. A bunch of kids get locked up inside of a messed up school and the only way out is for them to kill each other? It’s like Medaka Box fused with BTOOOM! or something.
There’s no doubt that horror fans will watch this no matter what I say, but to those that don’t enjoy the sight of blood or psychological warfare; skip this. Don’t even give the first episode a try because it’ll mess with your mind.
Plot Summary: A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you’ll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?Read More
I’ll do this one quickly. I can’t be bothered to spend too much time on this. It doesn’t happen all too often, but the Japanese truly make the strangest things.
Dear reader, have you ever felt the urge to gauge out your eyes and stick knives in your ears? Well, that’s how I felt when watching this. This is supposed to be a funny, dramatic yet romantic anime short? Give me a break. This is a disaster, nothing more. Both the artwork and the story are just horrible.
Don’t do it. Don’t even think about giving this a try. Don’t even think you can bravely watching through the whole thing without giving suicide a fair thought. It’s just not worth your time, which is something we have very little of.
Plot Summary: The story starts of with 9 boys, all in the Hikari Club, who are driven to make the ultimate Artificial Intelligence, and will stop at nothing to create it. The leader of the club, Zera, is an attractive boy who is very sick and twisted. He has complete control of the members. The second-in-command and previous leader, Tamiya, is not happy with the way Zera is controlling everyone, so he tries to reclaim the club, and eventually everything begins to crumble and turn into chaos.Read More
Man, what a strange final episode. It doesn’t even feel like the end. There is so much ground left to cover, so I honestly refuse to believe that this is it. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that we can expect a second season. The manga as well as the anime have been doing pretty well in Japan, so it’s only a matter of time before we get some more Sankarea content.
I felt pretty strange as I started watching this episode. I saw Rea-chan continuing her life alongside Chihiro. That’s just too strange. I guess I’m having trouble believing that Rea’s father is really ‘done’ with her. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had actually shown up again during this episode, hoping to take his beloved daughter back home with him. But no, no such thing happened.
We witnessed as Rea continued her new life in the Furuya household. I noticed that the rest of Chihiro’s family, mainly his father, had gotten a bit interested in Rea. They all commented on the fact that Rea-chan only eats those leaves, doesn’t go to school or doesn’t even act like a normal teenage girl. This just makes things a whole lot more complicated for Chihiro and Rea.
The reason why I can’t acknowledge this episode as an ending is actually pretty simple; it doesn’t end anything. It ended with Rea losing control again and forcing herself upon the powerless Chihiro, giving him some sort of bloody kiss in the progress. But Rea and Baabu are still imperfect zombies, so nothing has actually been solved. What happened to the messed up relationship between him and Ranko? What about Rea’s father? Surely he’s doing something in America to help his daughter survive this dreadful curse. Not to mention the little side story involving his unfulfilled wife. Whatever happened to that?
There’s just so much more ground to cover. That is why I cannot believe that this is the end. There has got to be more. Whether it’s a second season or a couple of OVA’s, it does not matter. Things just need to be explained properly for a good story to end well. This story has yet to end. The story ended with the story completely unfinished. For now I’ll just keep my ears to the ground and see what happens on the Sankarea front. There’s not much else that I can do to be honest.Read More
Okay, this was the weirdest episode yet. What the hell is wrong with Chihiro? In fact, what the hell is wrong with Rea? The story has just taken a very strange turn into a very strange direction. It makes the possibility of a second season a whole lot smaller.
Chihiro is still being held captive by Rea’s father, Rea is still a zombie, Rea’s mother is still sexually frustrated and Rea’s father is still the same old psychopath. Not much has changed, really. It’s just that the story has taken a strange turn when Rea, Chihiro and Rea’s father got together in the same room. Sure, her father had pierced Chihiro’s stomach with that fencing sword of his, but that’s alright. He didn’t feel the pain at first because of Rea’s poison. Now, that’s not the strangest part. The strange part was when they all started taking and Rea’s father actually gave them permission to live together. Seriously? After all they’ve been through?
Hell, I’m pretty sure that Rea’s father is aware of his daughter’s current predicament. He is aware that she’s a zombie with very little time left. We mustn’t forget that it was Chihiro who brought her back with his potion, so in theory he is also has the best chance of saving her life. Things would be so much easier for him if his grandfather could help. If only his memories wasn’t as messed up as Rea’s father…
Frankly, I’m rather curious as to how this is going to end. I have yet to hear anything about a second season. Sure, the ratings have been pretty good, but there are many other factors than just ratings. I like Rea, I really do, but I think I would rather see him end up with Ranko, even though they’re cousins. It’s a very complicated and vicious love triangle, but hey… There are always losers where there are winners.Read More
About time! I have been waiting for two weeks to watch this episode. I should’ve seen it last week, if it weren’t for that ridiculous side-story. This episode made me look at the Sanka family from a whole different perspective, including Rea’s stepmother, whom is just as twisted as her father.
So we all know that Rea’s father kidnapped Chihiro and is planning to kill him. The man is completely insane and will do practically anything to get his daughter back. Then again, his wife isn’t that sane either. She threw herself at Chihiro, hoping he would satisfy her sexual urges. I know she was drunk, but that’s no excuse. She is completely insane, and her husband is the one that pushed her towards insanity. I was surprised to see Chihiro so cool and composed. I would’ve screamed, struggled and done everything else in my power to get away from that psychotic family. No wonder that Rea has been dying to get out (literally).
It seems that Rea’s father has always had a thing for under aged girls, even as a young(er) man. The fact that he married a crippled fifteen year old girl proves that. The fact that he is so obsessed by his teenage daughter proves that’s he’s still going at it. I suppose it’s only a matter of time before his wife gets fed up with him and stabs him to death or something like that. You ignore wife to go after your daughter? That’s an automatic death sentence in my opinion.
Rea realized that her father was behind the kidnapping, but what will she do? She still probably hasn’t fully realized her monstrous strength. If only she used that strength of hers to free Chihiro from the clutches of her wretched family. I’m pretty sure that she disowned them emotionally, so all that’s left is to cut the link that connects her to her family and live the rest of the life alongside Chihiro.Read More