Along with Nagi no Asukara, I also finished watching Shinsekai yori (from the new world) The premise is that humans at some point develop psychic powers. Due to the nature of some people, however, they come to either abuse or lose control of them. Essentially leading the world down an apocalyptic path and creating a dystopia of sorts.
Normally the information of the past is tightly guarded by a select few, and children are watched closely out of fear. However, a certain group of students randomly come across some of this old info, and their fates as well as the course of events are radically changed forever.
This one is an interesting series. If you’re a huge fan of children dealing with a dystopian world (like I am) you’ll probably enjoy it. Similarly, if you like things that keep you on the edge of your seat or deliver some pretty strong philosophical messages, you’ll probably get a lot out of this series.
I will say that the way it tells the story can be confusing. If someone were to watch it, I’d recommend you actively watch it versus passively because it’s really easy to miss stuff. Hell, even I’m not 100% sure I got everything out of it that I was supposed to.
There’s no OP song, but the first ED (the one I posted here) is a banger. Loved hearing it every time an episode ended.
I finished watching Nagi no Asukara yesterday. It’s a series about these people who live in the sea and their relationships with people on the land. More specifically it follows a group of kids from the sea who are forced to attend school up on the land and them dealing with the increasing tensions between sea and land. Even more specifically, its one of those series where there’s a lot of complex romantic entanglements (A will like B, B doesn’t know who they like, C likes A etc)
My feelings on it are mixed. I am mostly happy with who ended up with who at the end, but the melodrama was overdone. I found myself wanting to roll my eyes when certain characters would cry and run off and then get chased (It would have been fine just once, but it felt like all the time) I would have instead preferred to see more episodes devoted to characters getting to know each other better (rather than a lot of the dramatic turns they throw at you)
Ultimately not something I regret watching. but not something I’d ever recommend
I’m still really enjoying the series Yakitate!! Japan. Currently I’m about 14 episodes in now. While it’s pretty predictable in the sense of you know the MC is going to win, I find myself really appreciating all the references that get thrown in and things that are parodied. It’s just so damn comfy.
On a whim, the other day I checked out the various anime channels available on free streaming platforms (roku, Plutotv, etc) I forget where, but I came across this anime called Yakitate Japan!! Despite it already being on episode 40 something, I found myself watching two episodes
I liked it so much I ended up hunting down the original series and watched the first five episodes yesterday. My initial thoughts:
It’s anime about baking bread. On paper that probably sounds pretty dull to people, but in reality it’s actually a fairly funny show. Maybe not on the levels of say Gintama or Konosuba, but it does get me to laugh out loud which is a feat
It’s weird watching from the beginning when I’ve already seen two of the episodes in the 40s. Particularly because I didn’t know who a lot of the characters were then, and finding out retrospectively is a strange feeling.
It’s also 69 episodes, which I have to obligatorily say “Nice” to.
For those who don’t know, I’ve been rewatching a lot of anime I’ve only seen dubbed in English in Japanese (with English subs) I’ve done it with Tenchi Universe, Outlaw Star, Trigun, and Cowboy Bebop. This time I set my sights on what was probably my favorite anime (post high school/early college) Yu Yu Hakusho
I just finished rewatching the entire series, and here are some of my impressions. Note that in the future, I plan to post my reactions to voices as smaller status updates rather than a longer form post like this one.