Hello again, dear readers. I’m back after my 3 week holiday in France where I have enjoyed myself a lot, partially due to the new AMAZING anime and some incredibly good movies I have been seen lately. As I did last time, I will go over a few of these anime which I already highly recommend to everybody, despite your preferences. I finished 氷菓 (Hyouka) shortly after writing about it. It was a good watch and overall interesting to say the least. The only downside to me would be that after all the tension built up between the main characters, no actual affection is shown. But I heard there were some special additional episodes so there’s still hope! Let’s get started.
進撃の巨人 – Attack on Titan
Now, I am sure people who are up-to-date with the releases of new series are currently watching this. Otherwise you have probably read a review on it either way. Because it’s good. Currently at episode 15 of a total which supposedly only will become 25, but I am sure the popularity of this series won’t allow this serie to end there. As for the storyline. The year is 845. Humans have managed to live peacefully within 50-meter high walls for over a century, protected from the 5 to 15m tall Titans living outside, roaming the earth hungry for nothing but human flesh. One day, a massive Titan spawns out of thin air and destroys the walls, causing hundreds of titans to roam and eradicate 1/5 of mankind. The main character decides to take revenge for the loss of his family by dedicating his life to derstoying all titans. However, through some unknown potion he was given once, he gains the ability to turn himself into a titan. That’s where things get real interesting. I suggest you go watch it right away!
男子高校生の日常 – Daily life of High school boys
Much less serious and completely different from Attack on Titan, this series is, as you guessed, about the daily life of high school boys in Japan. The episodes consist of smaller, 1 to 5 minute subchapters which are all incredibly comical. Funny as it seems, I myself recognise quite a lot from my own high school, but maybe not as extreme as in this series. It features 3 main characters, 3 boys, who are best friends. There is no main story line but there is a certain chronological order in the parts. not much else I can say. It is incredibly funny and keeps the viewers’ attention because of the short parts and swift plot twists. It also consists of many different animation styles, which is nice for a change. Definitely recommend it to you!
As of yet, I have only seen 3 episodes of this series, but I am liking it a lot already. There is a total of 12 episodes each lasting 20-sth minutes. The story is quite simple but very interesting and action paced. Our main character is (another) high school student who plays a certain video game involving bombs. He is so good at the game to the extent that he makes it to top 10. However, one night, he is knocked unconscious by some men in suits on the street, only finding himself the next morning on a tropical island with a satchel of real life bombs. The objective, kill the other ‘players’, if you ever want to make it off the island…
Due to the short number of episodes, this series stays action-packed and doesn’t involve hour long dialogues which work on my nerves (especially after 500 episodes of Naruto and Dragonball-Z). The story line is simple yet interesting. I still have to see more before I can give it a definite rating or recommendation. It was recommended to me by a friend who I know watches tons of anime himself.
That’s it for now. I won’t talk to long about the movies I watched since there were a lot. The best of them, to me, being Silver Linings Playbook and Perks of being a Wallflower. Especially the latter completely surprised me, as I thought it was another of those American, high school kid, comedies. In fact, turned to be a really good and surely recognisable for every person who is at least a little introverted. Oh, and Emma Watson’s in it, yeah! 😀 Go watch them. I’ll be back soon!