Once again, ages have passed since I last typed here…but here I am again I guess~
What’s popular this season? Well….Of course Death Parade would be at the top of the list. With its huge atmospheric contrast between the opening song and the actual plot of the anime, one definitely wont expect pretty much the whole plot of the anime.
I mean… really, who expects dancing and random happy poses for an anime which goes on about deciding the “life after death” of a person? Certainly not me. The 1st episode really brought the tone of how the whole anime could be for the rest of the next few episodes…that being serious and dark. I honestly don’t know much about death parade except that somehow, I just feel that the anime would focus more about those few people in the picture ^ [the arbiters..?] and about the flaw in whatever system they used to determine the afterlife of the person.
For some reason Tokyo Ghoul root A hasn’t been as popular as what I would have thought it would be. [still haven’t continued on with its manga or anime continuation….someday maybe.] I honestly felt that it would be like a second SAO….though for some reason people have stopped following it after that first season…oh wells.
Aldnoah Zero and Durarara x2 shou both which I havent touched yet….considering that Im not that interested in mecha series…and Durarara just seemed to be something which I havent gotten back to sadly. :c
Next, pretty much my favourite anime this month, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata. Besides the whole pre-episode [episode 0] being pretty much made for fan-service, the flow in which the anime is going seems pretty good in my opinion.
The main character being this huge otaku who chanced upon this scenario which seemed so perfect that he wanted to live his dream and make a visual novel out from that one scene. In a way it kinda reminds me of Shirobako [since its an anime which is about..erm..animating :D] The artwork is beautiful, the characters are humorous and are actually capable of pulling off witty retorts [which also reminds me of the monogatari series]. With the last burst of epic-ness being the fact that they’re trying to change the main heroine of the manga into someone who would fit in perfectly into the otaku lifestyle. :3
[and yes I ship the main character and the heroine so much ><]
Also, if you like Oregairu [ a.k.a Yahari ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru <- getting another season :D:D] you should like this Saenai Heroine as well…because somehow, they just seem to click in my mind.
Saenai Heroine…Shirobako…these kinds of anime seem to be Japan’s way of telling us just how tedious animating, creating visual novels, being a mangaka…etc can be…though at the same time, there’s that huge element of surprise, fun and excitement along with the creation of whatever project which they’re doing. Which makes the anime more interesting because..I mean, the people who are yearning to create something can actually learn more about the process right? [or maybe its just me..lol o-o]
Anyways, moving on….Akatsuki no Yona is pretty decent as well. The story has betrayal, loyalty, and friendship written all over as the anime progresses.
I guess it is a pretty good anime if you want the plot of a princess-like princess with little skills whatsoever to grow into a strong-willed heroine who seems to be more of a huntress. The one sided romance between Hak [the..erm..bodyguard?] and the air-headed princess is so cute and beautiful too. c:
Last but not least, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is another anime which I really want to constantly catch up on. Apart from the awesome insert osts and piano playing which alot of music-genred anime are like, the art from the anime really draws me in.
The opening song [Hikaru Nara by the Goose House] already shows the amount of art which the anime can offer. Looking at the colours converging together in the opening theme song makes me tear a little due to my lack of colouring/painting abilities. That song too kinda just gathers a lot of feelings with the synchronisation of the song, lyrics, and art. ….though it could be just an amatuer’s feelings and just the anime within me resounding along with the song…but…yea it’s splendid.
Story-wise, the plot comes from a different point with most of such anime being the start of a newbie’s ever exciting experience in the media/music industry.[depending on the anime too I guess.] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso though, goes on about a genius pianist who somehow “loses” his ability to play the piano due to trauma. Of course what comes after that is his revival….though of course there is more which I’m not willing to spoil about. ;D <- that is pretty much the main gist though…with buckets of friendship, sprinkles of love, a heap ton of overwhelming emotions. [for me at least owo]
Thats all the updates u’ll get from me for now I guess 😮
P.S during the time I wasn’t around I went through some interview, a few tests, loads of anxiety and somehow…I made it into this course called “Digital Animation”. Yay me I guess? :3