Not since Death Note have I seen something so good in the Anime area! Inuyashiki was released this year and it is over 18 material. Strong violence, loads of deaths, sex (implied and explicit), drug abuse and two protagonists so well defined by their traits that I thought they would be like L vs Kira again!
I was wrong.
Mei Tachibana was once a regular girl who enjoyed hanging out with her friends. But after a traumatic incident where all her so-called friends suddenly turned their backs on her, Mei’s idea of friendship changed forever.
Even though I only feel warmth at those times, the moment I leave, I start to get cold again, and I fear that even my heart will turn to ice
In order to stop herself from ever going through the same awful experience again, she decides to stay away from people as much as possible, and ideally, to never make any friends ever again. Continue reading “Say I love you”
Ages ago, I watched 12 Kingdoms and I found myself thinking about it almost on a daily basis – well, ever since the presidential debate for the US chair turned to groping and tantrums. So I asked myself, “What makes a good ruler?”
In 2016, a meltdown of a nuclear power plant creates a big catastrophe in Tokyo. Coppelion is what I would describe as a beautiful anime gone straight to hell. I’m not referring to the artwork here because that’s glamorous.
As I’ve survived through three ComicCon’s – two in London and one here in Northampton (of dubious quality too), I must say I saw a trend in the costumes that the UK people prefer compared to the ones that Americans favour. UK are more of traditionalists, Star Wars fans, fully suited and booted.
Just finished watching Psycho Pass and I must say it’s the best Anime set in the future that I’ve seen so far (not counting Neo Genesis Evanghelion, Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, Stein’s Gate).
I loved the tech gadgets, the avatars, the new re-imaging of crime-scene robots and the entire show premise: a future where criminals could be detected by changes in their aura (cyamatic scans) and latent criminals could be identified and treated before they create any serious damage.
The investigators are assisted by enforcers, people with a high psycho-pass, latent criminals which are used to flush out criminals (think like a dog, become the dog)…
Animation is marvelous, the villains make sense and are easy to feel sympathy for and best of all, the moral problem of killing someone is always debated in the truest of its forms – Is it right? Is it right to kill a murderer? What is justice?