Feb 1, 2016

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ERASED episode 04

I managed to find myself small half hour of free time to write and schedule this post without throwing up. Sure, it’ll be shorter than this episode deserves, but I believe that I can make it work with what little time I have right now.

[HorribleSubs] Boku dake ga Inai Machi - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.32_[2016.02.01_00.50.07]I’ll put my foot down here. I still believe that Kayo-chan’s mother isn’t the killer. She is definitely abusive, but I don’t see her killing her daughter. She seems to value her freedom. Nor do I suspect that model plane freak, no matter how mentally unstable he may be. I’m still just going back and forth between that boyfriend and their homeroom teacher.

I think it’s safe to exclude that mentally unstable shut-in because Satoru’s mother was killed about 18 years later when he wasn’t around, which means that the killer wasn’t him. I’m sure that Satoru has already made that connection. I just wonder if he can go back in time again if it turns out that Kayo was killed a day later. I can hardly wait to see the next episode…

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Jan 25, 2016

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ERASED episode 03

A very good, yet confusing episode. We are going around in circles. Is that character the criminal? No is it that one after all? They are throwing in so many options right now that it’s too damn hard to come up with a good theory. It could be the fever though?

[HorribleSubs] Boku dake ga Inai Machi - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.43_[2016.01.24_23.47.06]I thought that it was his homeroom teacher. He looked a lot like the guy that killed the protagonist’s mother, but that would be a little too obvious, which seems very unlike ERASED. I think that abusive mother of hers is also a little too obvious. She is very hostile towards her but I don’t think she would go as far as to actually kill her.

We also met the guy that got framed for it; a very lonely guy with quite a few social problems. Yes, he seems kind, but those are usually freaks. But hey, still too obvious. As for the mother’s boyfriend/husband? Also a very good possibility. It’s also possible that he’s the one (sexually) abusing that poor girl and the mother is trying to cover it up in order to keep him happy. There are just too many options right now.

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Jan 22, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Ajin

Okay, I was going to watch the movie, but when I heard that there was also a regular anime adaption coming that was to follow the story accurately I decided not to. And I am kind of glad that I decided that now that I’ve seen the first episode.

AjinI think the animation is great. I don’t know which studio made this, but I like that 2.5D style ever since I saw Knights of Sidonia. It looks very nice and I have very high hopes for this. Very promising indeed.

The artwork is good, but the story just finishes it for me. It clinched my interest in one go and I don’t think I’ll be getting tired of this any time soon. The story is very interesting and I especially like Kei, one of the main characters.

I really do recommend this. Why not indulge in a little supernatural horror with quite a bit of mystery? I think it shows a great deal of promise.

Plot Summary: 17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as “Ajin” (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy’s life on the run from all of humankind.

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Jan 18, 2016

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ERASED episode 02

I knew it. This was destined to be an instant hit. I was hooked in one go. This episode pretty much made me want to write about it. You know, it almost looks predictable seeing as most viewers think that that teacher’s the one that murders Satoru’s mom in the future, but I don’t think it’s that simple.

[HorribleSubs] Boku dake ga Inai Machi - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.06_[2016.01.18_00.38.58]I’m talking about that guy that teaches Satoru as a child. He doesn’t seem to realize it that something’s wrong, but he thinks that Kayo’s mother is the one that’s abusing her because of the bruises on her body. The only thing you can do right now is speculate. Nothing is certain and I am pretty sure that it’s only going to get weirder.

Make no mistake; the mystery is not what won me over. It’s the interesting story of the protagonist with the ability to go back in time to save his mother or to go back a few minutes in time to save a random person. It’s the sort of story that makes you want to sit and watch because you know that the possibilities are endless with a story like that. I am looking forward to next week!

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Jan 16, 2016

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

I have been reading a lot about Ajin and I thought that it would air today so that I could write about it right away. I guess that’s not happening today. But hey, this makes up for it. Yet another anime about an RPG game world done right.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!The artwork really surprised me. I thought it was going to be a little bit childish at first. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how wrong I was. The characters look great and the level of detail is absolutely nothing to complain about.

This time it’s not about a guy that logs into a game and can’t log out anymore. It has an interesting story that makes you want to watch more. It is funny, adventurous and it has a lot of potential for a great romance story.

Recommending this show seems like a safe bet to me. I enjoy it very much and I have a feeling that it will only get better from here on out. Go ahead and give it a chance!

Plot Summary: Kazuma Satō is a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end, or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. She asks him if he’d like to go to another world but he can only bring one thing with him. Kazumi chooses to bring the goddess. With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins, but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king’s army has its eyes set on him.

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