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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Anime Review: Angel Beats

Hello everyone! Today I will be reviewing one of the best anime out there that really affected me: Angel Beats

Before I begin let me say 2 words about why I began to watch this anime:
   1- The original idea (the plot take place in the after life)
   2- The beautiful art/animation
   3- The presence of guitar

With this being said I will begin the review (you can read relaxed, I won't be spoiling the story)


The story takes place in school acting as a limbo for those who died. People who are sent there are those with lingering attachment to life and are rebelling against there past; In other words people with a hard childhood (sickness, paralysis, un-achieved goals etc...).
Note that people who committed suicide are not allowed to go there and people there can still feel pain, sadness and can "die" (they will awaken sometimes later with no injuries)
The story begins with Otonashi Yuzuru, a boy who awaken there not remembering anything about his life.

Upon awakening he is approached by an armed girl: Yuri Nakamura

Yuri tells him that she is a member of the Afterlife Battlefront (Shinda Sekai Sensen or SSS), an organization she founded and leads against the oppressing God and his messenger Tenshi (Angel in Japanese).


There is a rock band called Girls Dead Monster that act as a diversion for the SSS missions and a guild that mass produces weapons.

The rest of the afterlife school is populated by a large number of "normal" students and teachers Yuri deems "non-player characters" (NPCs) as they are not human, but look and act the part.
Also if they just do like everybody (go to class and everything) they will be obliterated and reincarnated as a sea barnacle (or so they say)

Now I won't say anymore to avoid spoilers, I will just say that the story is really not what you might believe, things are very complicated. We have some childish humor but we also have this dark atmosphere when some of the SSS member's past is revealed. Each one has a unique story, torturous, depressing tale. 

The ending will leave you in tears

(image pretty much accurate of how I felt at the ending)


As I mentioned before the story follow mostly Yuzuru and the SSS in their fight against Tenshi. Though we might notice that not all the character's past is covered (the Manga and the Light Novel do)
Each of them also have a special way to make you laugh as they are funny as hell.


Nothing to say, the music is awesome, perfect, you will never forget it.
Opening theme "My soul"

"My song" One of the most emotional

And the ending theme which is relaxing after an action episode

Also the music really fits the situations, happy songs in happy moments, sad songs in sad moments.


The animation in this series is quite detailed and beautiful. The school campus looks good and the scenery is close to flawless. The character designs are wide and different for every character. It doesn’t rely on sex-appeal or moe characters, which is refreshing. The amount of detail put in the weapons and instruments is impressive. If you’re knowledgeable with these kinds of things, you can clearly see what model, brand and such the different items are. The violence is dramatic, but not «gory» or noticeably special.

The action scenes does not disappoint as well. It gets your blood pumping, and that’s all it takes for a viewer to want to see more.

The series has its own band called «Girls Dead Monster». The amount of detail put into their performances is incredible. If you watch closely, you can see that the guitarist holds the correct chords, the drummer hits the right drums and the bassist plays as if it was a real performance. Now THAT is amazing since anime often just lets the guitarists hand slide up and down the neck of the guitar and so forth.

Difference with the Manga:

The manga is still ongoing, and it is wider since it covers more the SSS's members story.


Overall, this anime is one for all tastes, and it will have you crying and laughing at the same time. You will start thinking about your own life in comparison to the pasts of the members of the Battlefront and get caught in deep thought. It is visual and musical brilliance, and I would recommend seeing this if you want a mix of everything. It did turn into one of my favorites the moment I finished it, and the same may happen to you.

Final Grade: 9.8/10 MUST WATCH!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Anime Review: School days

So as I said my first post will be reviewing the latest anime I watched: School Days

School day is a psychological. Do not think it is a regular love story between a boy and a girl playing in school, no no. It is an anime with a dark plot, twist that will make you go all Incredible Hulk on it (don't know how my PC survived this experience). It is about how cheating can mess up with your life and the heart and heads of your loved one. It shows how the human heart and mind are very fragile and how friendship is very precious and when destroyed in the worst way, it can have the worst consequences.

Story (Spoiler Warning when mentioned)

The story Starts with Itou Makoto, a normal high school person who listen to music and have some perverted thought like all boys of his age. 

Makoto has a crush on the girl that always ride the train with him, Katsura Kotonoha. Kotonoha is a shy girl with big boobs who always was victim of bullies since middle school.

Saionji Sekai (Makoto's friend) discover that he likes Kotonoha, and so she decide to help him and eventually hook them up

Now (and it was pretty much predictable) we discover that Sekai has feelings for Makoto and kisses him.

The first three episode are like the typical anime love triangle. Eventually Makoto and Kotonoha become lovers and start going out together.

Here things start to go the wrong way. Makoto on the phone tell Sekai that dating Kotonoha is "tiring"

I will be SPOILING the whole story in this section, if you don't want to be spoiled jump to the next section. You have been warned

I will make this short and not detailed. Watch the anime

Sekai and Makoto start "dating" without Kotonoha's knowledge, he's cheating on her and eventually he sleeps with Sekai (multiple times). The comes in Makoto's childhood friend Otome Katou.

Makoto is now cheating on Sekai and Kotonoha (who is convinced that Makoto still loves her) and eventually sleep with her (little detail worth mentioning, they are filmed and they don't know it)

So Makoto is now a guy who is obsessed with sex and is sleeping with every girl in the school. He eventually musters the balls to tell Kotonoha that it is over (followed by a reaction of disbelief from her)
Now we introduce Sekai's best friend Kyoura Setsuna. She cares deeply for Sekai and eventually goes to Makoto to make him promise that he will take care Sekai (because she is traveling) and even sleep with him to convince him (how intelligent)
Lets press on things. Sekai discover that Makoto has been cheating on her and falls into depression and to top it all is waiting for her periods which (wait for it) are not coming... pregnant. That's what you get B**CH.
She tells Makoto that she is pregnant expecting him to take responsibility. This news eventually slips and all the school now knows about it. All the girls are now avoiding Makoto who is now depressed. He doesn't want to go back to Sekai.
He finds Kotonoha on the road and eventually and apologize to her and she (stupidest thing ever) actually forgive him. They go back together, dating and sleep together. Sekai catch them in the act and just leave while crying.

Here is the most interesting part and the BIGGEST SPOILER, so if you DON'T want to be spoiled please do skip this section in particular

Sekai goes to Makoto's house so that they can talk about the child she is carrying (abortion in other word) she propose to make tea and goes to the kitchen. Meanwhile Makoto who left his phone in his room receives a message and go to check on it. It is from Sekai saying "Sorry..... Farewell" he turns around to ask her what is the meaning of this only to find her right behind him, knife in the hand, and stabs him.

Kotonoha come to his house and finds his dead body on the ground. She sends a message to Sekai using Makoto's phone telling her to meet him. Sekai go to the meeting only to find Kotonoha with Makoto's head (disgusting eh?). She tells Sekai that she is lying, she is not pregnant and it is just an excuse for Makoto to come back to her. She stabs Sekai.

Happy ending?



The characters in this anime are seriously some of the dumbest people I have ever seen. Makoto especially - after watching about 5 episodes I wanted to smash his face in. His idiotic expressions, his whiny sped voice, everything about him. I hated it all. I hated the way he looked, the way he talked, and everything he did. My hatred for this character is unparalleled to any other characters I might have ever hated in my life. The only props I can give to the people who dream't up this character was that we got to see him go from a selfish idiot to a selfish asshole by the end of the series.

That rant out of the way, I don't have much to say bout the other characters which was mainly composed of idiotic girls that for some reason or another couldn't get enough of this whiny faced idiot.

We only notice an evolution of Kotonoha and Sekai.


The opening sounded great, but it didn't really suit the series considering how dark (and idiotic) it became. The opening was way too happy in contrast to the story. Otherwise, bgm was decent, even good at times. No big comments 
Here the Opening theme which I really liked

OST: Anata Ga Inai

OST: Kanashimi no


 I thought the animation and character design was pretty good, one of the series stronger points. All of the character designs although not unique, were nice, and the colors brought out the mood fairly well. 

Difference with the Mangas:

In the mangas the plot is simpler. The beginning is the same, but we find a faithful Makoto who is not a stupid arrogant cunt. I liked it more than the anime.


This story is more about the idea behind cheating and how it can affect you and all the people around. I am very neutral concerning the anime because without the ending it would have been the shittiest anime ever. Also bear in mind that the studios are making everything to make you HATE Makoto so that the ending would be better and more enjoyable

7.9/10, Watch if you want


A little introduction to my blog!
I'm here to do some anime reviews as well as mangas review. I will try to to make it the best way I can to ensure that it is understandable and accessible to everyone. I am also open to your suggestions. Feel free to leave a comment to give me your opinion or what anime you want me to talk about
Now I will be reviewing the latest anime I watched on my next post
Arigatou :)