Ao Haru Ride Live Action Review

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Ao Haru Ride/Blue Spring Ride Review

Name – Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
Genre – Romance, Drama, Slice Of Life
Director: Takahiro Miki
Duration  – 2 hours

IMDB Rating – 6.9/10

Story – In a middle school, Yoshioka liked Kou who was unlike the other boys and quite gentle. Kou then moved away and they lost contact but in high school she meets Kou again. But now, he is not the same person anymore. *Source IMDB

My Review/Thoughts – I usually don’t prefer watching Live action movies, but I decided to give this movie a try anyways since Ao Haru Ride was one of my most favorite Anime. I wasn’t expecting much to be honest cause I have already watched quite a few Japanese live action movies and I know most of them turns out to be a disappointment. However Ao haru Ride surprisingly lived up my expectation. Despite all it’s flaws, I didn’t feel it was a waste of time to watch it. 

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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.

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