Parasyte The Maxim – Review

  Kiseijuu sei no Kakuritsu / Parasyte The Maxim – Review

Shinichi IzumiMigi

Name – Parasyte The Maxim / Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu
Genres Action, Horror, Supernatural, Psychological
Episodes – 24

Status Finished Airing

Plot – One night, alien Parasites comes to earth and attempts to take over Human minds by entering into their bodies. That would have been the case with ‘Izumi Shinichi‘ as well, but the parasite fails and ends up taking over his right hand instead. He names the parasite ‘Migi‘ and they start co-operating with each other. The story goes on as tragic incidents occur and Shinichi is forced to fight other Parasites with the help of Migi.

My Review/Thoughts – ‘Parasyte The Maxim’ was one of the most Hyped Anime of the season. Even though I strictly avoid Horror Anime, I ended up watching it cause the story of the Anime seemed very interesting to me. An anime about Parasites taking over human minds and eating them alive sounds thrilling enough to me!

parasyte the maxim gif Continue reading “Parasyte The Maxim – Review”

Advertisements

Tamako Love Story – Review

Poster

Name – Tamako Love Story
Genre –
Romance, Slice Of Life, Comedy
Director: 
Naoko Yamada
Writer: 
Reiko Yoshida
IMDB Rating – 7/10

Story – As she edges toward the end of her high school life, the energetic but generally clueless third year Tamako Kitashirakawa has only one major concern: pulling off a stunning baton performance at the Usagiyama Marching Festival. But all too soon, she is confronted by the reality that all her friends have big plans for their futures; she, on the other hand, just operates with the moderate goal of continuing to work at her family’s restaurant. Under the same brilliant sky, Mochizou Ooji intends to study at a university in Tokyo, leaving behind his family, friends, and most importantly, his first and only love Tamako. Unfortunately, the shy admirer cannot bring himself to declare his love, and Tamako is yet unaware that she is the source of such anguish. With time quickly running out, Mochizou must confess his feelings to Tamako soon, or his dream of romance will never be fulfilled.*MyAnimeList


My thoughts
– ‘Tamako Love Story’ is a sequel to the Anime Series ‘Tamako Market’. However I didnt watch the series, so for me the movie was sort of like an introduction to the characters and the story. But that didn’t make me enjoy the movie any less. From the beginning till the end, the movie was fun to watch.
Continue reading “Tamako Love Story – Review”

Psycho-pass – Review

Psycho-Pass

Name – Psycho-pass
Episodes – 22
Status – Completed
Genre – Sci-fi, Psychological, Action

Summary – The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.
This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement. *Source MyAnimelist

My thoughts – I have been waiting to watch a good Psychological/Sci-fi Anime for a long time, and I’m glad I gave this show a try. I received good reviews of it and it lived up to my expectations despite it flaws.

Sibyl System is an advanced system that can measure the mental state of a person and act accordingly. The whole country is ruled by this system & everyone lives a very systematic life. Seems like the perfect combination? Well no, not at all. And I think that was the main theme of the show, that no matter how advanced an A.I. system is, it can’t be perfect enough to control the human mind or society. Human mind is vast and it quiet impossible for a system to completely understand it.

The first few episodes were kind of like an introduction to the characters & the plot. What is Sibyl System, what’s psycho-pass, who are the enforcers all these stuffs were explained, so the beginning might seem slow paced. But the story caught up pretty soon and I got completely hooked. The suspense and the thrill remained up to the 1st part of the story (Around episode 16/17). Like many others, I wouldn’t say the last few episodes were boring, but for me it was not up to the mark, probably because I had imagined a different ending.

Starting from the main characters to the supporting one, every single character was interesting.  The versatility of the characters, overall character development, unique antagonist … all these things made the show interesting to watch.

Continue reading “Psycho-pass – Review”

Kamisama Hajimemashita – Review

 Tomoe & NanamiNanami

Kamisama Hajimemashita/ Kamisama Kiss Review

Episodes – 13
Status –
Completed
Genre –
Comedy, Romance, Supernatural

Summary –  After Nanami’s father runs away due to gambling debts and she is evicted from her apartment, Nanami meets a strange man named Mikage. She saves Mikage from a dog and tells him her story. He gives Nanami his house as a thank you for saving him. When Nanami arrives at Mikage’s home, she is shocked to see that it is not a normal home but a shrine for worship. After that she is greeted by both Onikiri and Kotetsu who are the keepers of the shrine. She then meets Tomoe, Mikage’s familiar, and she learns that Mikage used to be the Earth Deity of the shrine and has bestowed upon her his mark so that she may be the new deity. At first Nanami is reluctant, but as she lives with Tomoe, Onikiri and Kotetsu she begins to understand and works hard in her new position as the Earth Deity. As the story progresses Nanami finds herself falling in love with Tomoe, but he rejects her because the love between a human and a yokai is taboo. Despite saying that, Tomoe finds himself falling in love with her too. *Source Wiki

vlcsnap-2015-11-06-15h54m30s22x

My Review/Thoughts – 

Set in a supernatural theme, Kamisama hajimemashita was a different kind of Shoujo anime. God, Shrine, protector, ghosts all these supernaturals elements gave the viewers a new flavor. The story mainly covered how Nanami tried to overcome the difficulties she faced as the God of the shrine and how Tomoe & Namai got closer day by day. Nanami had no extraordinary power and on top of that she was clumsy. However Tomoe was always there to protect her. Well to be honest Kamisama kiss had loots of cliché moments, but if you are a Shoujo lover like me, you will probably love it. Plus it had some good comedy. 😀 Tomoe’s shrouded past was one of the interesting parts of the show, and I was always looking forward to know more of him!! (Which made me want to read the manga :3)

NanamiTomoe Continue reading “Kamisama Hajimemashita – Review”

Akatsuki No Yona Review

vlcsnap-2015-11-18-00h01m34s236xq

Akatsuki No Yona Review

Episodes: 24
Status: Complete
Genres: Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Adventure.
Rating: PG-13

Story – King Il of Kouka, a land said in legends to have been founded by four dragons, has only one remaining heir, a daughter named Yona. She lives a happy life in the palace with her cousin Soo-won, who she loves in spite of her father’s opposition to them marrying. Her life is turned upside down when Soo-won murders her father and steals the throne. Yona, with her childhood friend and bodyguard Hak, must retreat to gather allies and reclaim her place as ruler of the kingdom. *Source ANN

My Thoughts – Akatsuki No Yona is one of the most wonderful shoujo Anime I’ve watched recently. There were a lot of action, humor, emotional moments, adventure and romance in the show, literally everything that I’ve been looking for in an Anime these days.yona screenshots (6)

Continue reading “Akatsuki No Yona Review”

Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Review

Ookami Shoujo To Kuro oiji

Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Review

Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Rating: PG-13

Summary of Story – The story centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyouya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika’s weakness and treats her like his dog. *Source Wikia

My review/thoughts –   Romcom/Shoujo being my most favorites genre, I must admit I enjoyed this show more or less. It’s not one of the best Shoujo Anime out there, but at least it was not boring and dull. It was a different kind of shoujo, with a different story & unique characters.

[HorribleSubs] Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji - 05 [720p]_778487x[HorribleSubs] Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji - 01 [720p]_949032x

The series pretty much revolved around Erika & Kyouya.  Erika was one of the funniest character of the series. She tries her best to survive any situation, even if it’s by lying. Kyouya on the other hand was one of the most popular guy in school. To everyone else he was kind & charming but that’s just a mask he liked to wear. In reality he was kinda like a sadist. 😛 His true self was that of a black prince. He was very mean to Erika and tried to annoy her in every possible way. There were times I honestly felt like punching him in the face for annoying & hurting Erika over and over again. -_- But eventually love started blooming between them in an exceptional way. 😛

P.S – I absolutely hated the whole master-dog thing though!!! -_- That was very lame to be honest.

[HorribleSubs] Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji - 04 [720p]_1308016x

One thing I honestly loved about the show is how Erika & Kyouya fell in love with each others’ true selves. They didn’t find it necessary to be fake around each other, they were just being themselves. They were two different people with two different characteristics but they managed to stick together by making sacrifices & adjustments. That was the best part of the Anime.

vlcsnap-2015-09-21-21h44m00s95 vlcsnap-2015-09-21-21h43m31s59

Continue reading “Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Review”

Boys Over Flowers – Manga, Anime & Drama

   ‘Boys Over Flowers’

Boys Over Flower (Hana Yori Dango ) is the most popular name in the  shoujo manga/drama industry. It’s the best-selling shoujo manga in Japan of all time, having sold 54 million copies as of 2005. The Manga got adopted into an Anime in 1997.  Hana Yori Dango had been adapted into several live-television dramas as well.

  • 2001 – Meteor Garden (Taiwan)
  • 2002 – Meteor Garden II  (Taiwan)
  • 2005 – Hana Yori Dango  (Japan)
  • 2007 – Hana Yori Dango Returns (Japan)
  • 2009 – Boys Over Flowers (South Korea)

Meteor Garden was hugely successful and set Asian drama phenomenon in the country at that time. The japanes drama was a succesful one as well. The Korean version of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ was a bumper hit. It created another Korean wave throughout Asia. The cast members became household names and shot to stardom overnight. *Source  – Wikipedia

I started watching the Korean drama first and I got addicted. 😛 Afterwards I watched the Anime, and then ended up reading the Manga as well. So I’ll just share my opinions on the different versions of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ here in this article. 🙂

Korean Drama – 
Genre – Comedy, Romance, Drama, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life
Episodes – 25
Status – Completed

BoysOverFlowersx3

Continue reading “Boys Over Flowers – Manga, Anime & Drama”

Top 10 Epic Moments From ‘Attack On Titan’!!

top-ten-moment-attack-on-titan

Attack on Titan was full of ‘Wooooaaaaah’ 😮 moments!!  Starting from episode 1, this Anime kept giving us shocks one after another. Here are the top 10 shocking moments from ‘Attack On Titan’ Anime series – SPOILERS AHEAD

1. Death Of Eren’s Mother –

It took place in the very first episode and it completely took me by
surprise!! Eren watches in horror as a Titan eats his mother alive and I was silently screaming while watching the whole scene!

C1


2. Sudden reappearance of Colossus Titan –

That scene just occurred out of the blue!! One moment everything was just perfect, and the next second the colossal Titan re-appeared and everyone went nuts!!

anigif1

Continue reading “Top 10 Epic Moments From ‘Attack On Titan’!!”