Day 5 – Massacres

Cells at Work Massacre.png

Anime: Cells at Work

Yes, this show is cute. Yes, this show is fluffy. And yes, this show is educational. But man, no one can ignore the number of kills in this anime. It must be millions every single episode. Heck, I don’t even want to know how many died in the last arc of the anime.

Let’s not get ahead of myself here. If you haven’t watched this anime for some reason, you’ve probably heard about it because it’s super popular it’s impossible to miss. So in every episode, there will be a problem inside the body and the cells have to work and find solutions to the problem. The problems can range from having virus or bacteria attacks to allergy and wound. It seems pretty interesting and normal, right? Well of course it is! Other than the fact that MILLIONS of cells actually die as a result to those problems every episode…

Continue reading

Day 4 – Running Away From the Expedition Team

Running Scene 4

Anime: A Place Further Than The Universe

In the second episode of the anime, there is a scene where Kimari, Hinata and Shirase running away from two of the members of the antarctica expedition. Because they know who Shirase is, they are very against Shirase from following the expedition. So once they see her and her friends, they quickly chase them to talk some sense to them.

I really like this scene because it’s a symbol of starting a new unfamiliar journey. It’s a sign of the characters going forward albeit struggling very hard and not even knowing if they’ll succeed. It becomes much more apparent when Kimari starts laughing and enjoying the supposed horrifying run. It shows the thrill the characters, especially Kimari are feeling doing something intense and novel. It shows the hope the characters are holding onto as they believe that anything can happen and everything is going to work out. It shows that their lives are changing either for better or for worse. In Kimari’s perception, of course it is for the better.

Continue reading

Slice of Life, Moe and Comedy in Anime

 

K on.jpeg

Is there any ‘slice of life’ drama out there other than anime? Well usually it is associated with comedy.

Slice of life, by definition should explore the representation of our lives. It should represent our daily lives in a realistic manner. It is usually about people’s ordinary life routine which more often than not, is mundane.

However, anime seems to be doing quite the opposite. True, they are still about ordinary daily lives but somehow they managed to make it more interesting than it should be. Slice of life is usually combined with comedy and Moe.

Continue reading

Working! (Wagnaria!) Review

working_employees

Synopsis

Takanashi Souta is persuaded by the cute and small Taneshima Popura to work part time in a family restaurant called Wagnaria. Due to his fondness over small and cute things, Takanashi accepted the offer. Little does he know that the restaurant are full of weird and eccentric people. But, he himself is weird too…

Review

I started watching this anime only for stress relieve. I didn’t expect it to be that good. Judging by the cover alone I thought it was just another comedy anime. It turns out that it is more than that. The comedy, for one really hits my taste and the plot too is really compelling especially when they are given a chance to make multiple seasons.

Continue reading

Sound! Euphonium Review

Sound! Euphonium

Synopsis

The story follows Oumae Kumiko who wants a new life in her new highschool. During middle school, her concert band got a ‘dud gold’ for the prefecture competition so she wants to forget about it and get away from it. However, her new friends in highschool insisted her on joining the school’s ‘helpless’ concert band and she joined the very thing she wanted to get away with full of hesitation.

Review

This is NOT another version of K-on… because let’s be real, after seeing the cover photo everyone thinks it’s just another KyoAni’s cutesy girl show. So did I. Until I actually watch the anime that is. Well to be honest, even if this anime is just another Moe show, I’d watch it anyway because of the beautiful animation.  But I have to say that this anime rocks hard as the primary focus is not on the Moe side.

Continue reading

Nichijou Review

Arm_wrestling_ep3.png

Synopsis

The anime is about the everyday normal lives of two main group of characters. The first one is Yukko, a highschool girl and her two best friends Mio and Mai. The second is Nano, a teenage robot invented by an 8 year old girl named Hakase Shinonome who also invented a scarf that can make animals talk. Well, that’s not normal at all but whatever.

Review

I stumbled upon a video about Yukko saying ‘selamat pagi’ and it intrigued me. Though I didn’t decide to watch it right after. A few months after, I watched a couple of videos on YouTube regarding Nichijou and found it super funny so I thought I really should just watch the entire series. That’s how I got into this anime.

Continue reading

Heaven’s Memo Pad Review

Heaven's Memo Pad

Synopsis

Narumi is your typical highschool boy who doesn’t stand out. He is pretty much isolated from other people including his classmates. But after meeting Ayaka and later is introduced by her to a girl named Alice, his life changes forever.

He finds that Alice is a NEET but she’s not an ordinary NEET, she’s much more than that. He soon finds himself getting dragged into her whole ‘NEET’ activities.

Review

It’s been a while since I actually wanted to watch this series. But after watching it, I can’t say that I enjoyed it. Some people like it but I just didn’t. here’s why.

Continue reading