Bungo Stray Dogs – Fun and Exciting to Watch

Bungo Stray Dogs anime features a small detective agency called Armed Detective Agency where members have supernatural powers, but not the kind of power you expect from Dragaon Ball Z or One Piece, but definitely enough to make the series entertaining and action-packed. The main character is Atsushi who is an orphan and somehow ends up being a member of the detective agency. He will soon discover something unique about him which will change the course of his life.

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“Bungou Stray Dogs” Season 3 – New PV!!
The anime is slated to premiere on April 12

Mood

When it comes to the mood of this anime, it more feels like a roller coaster. You will find yourself in a dramatic scene, then it shifts to being serious and lethal. And of course, it also has its comedy scenes in almost all episodes. If you are the kind of person who easily relates to the characters, you would certainly feel the sadness of Atsushi since from the beginning he has no one. Then slowly he started to meet happiness through the people he meets who showed him love and made him feel a sense of belongingness.

The best thing about this anime is it was able to maintain the balance of putting various mood in the entire series leaving anime lovers wanting for more and excited for the next episodes.

Story

I could certainly say that the story of Bungo Stray Dogs is well-written. It’s good that as early as episode 1 you will already know something the main character’s experience in the past and meeting characters that would kick off the whole story of this anime.

Even though the story is somehow really serious, there are still a lot of humorous scenes in this anime series making it entertaining yet fun to watch. For season 1, you will most likely find yourself with a good laugh with every episode due to the funny side of this anime. However, in season 2, things get a little bit serious since we are not introduced to the other side of the story. Which is actually good since it gives viewers a different taste making it less boring.

And since there are gifted people with supernatural powers, expect there would be a lot of scenes where the protagonists aim to save peoples lives and in constant pursuit for justice. And throughout the whole story, you will slowly know more about the characters as there will be checking of a character’s past so will get to know more each character and understand them better. This also means that every character was given enough screen time.

Characters

The main characters in BSD are Atsushi, Dazai, and Kunakita. These 3 are all gifted with supernatural powers and are doing their best to uphold justice and protect the people they love and the citizens in their place in general.

Even though Atsushi is the main character, most definitely many would become more interested in Dazai mainly because of his enigmatic yet fun behavior. You will surely enjoy watching Dazai during fan times and would get more interested in his character when he gets serious. I would say that he has a bipolar personality.
Regarding Atsushi, you might find his character somewhat annoying since he seems to be like holding on to his past too much. To the extent that he becomes a burden to those around him. However, as soon as he realizes his worth and that he could change his path, you will slowly appreciate his effort on getting back on his feet and trying to change his perspective in life.
The other characters who are part of the Armed Detective Agency are Kunida, Kenji, Ranpo, Tanizaki and Akiko. You will know more about these guys as you continue watching the anime.
Aside from these interesting main characters, there is also enough air time for the protagonist in BSD like Kyouka Izumi and Ryunesse Akutagawa.

Animation and Art

Generally, when it comes to animation and art, BSD is a decent-looking anime. For me, there is a high level of art displayed by its creators. Though it’s not as consistent as we wanted it to be. For the character designs, you will surely see that they have given enough effort to create these wonderful characters down to the design of their eyes which somehow makes the intense and emotional moments more effective.
A unique style that you will surely notice on the anime is the part where there are texts added on the scene explaining the character’s name and ability.
And when it comes to the action part, it’s well-animated and entertaining enough for me. You might find the first half of the series to lack entertaining action scenes, but surely things would start to pick up at the 2nd half of the anime where you will see better effects and more vibrant colors.

Final Verdict

One thing I could say about Bungo Stray Dogs is it’s great fun and entertaining – it will not get you bored. The characters are likable enough which will make you strict to watching it for a while until you end up watching the whole season. Aside from being funny, for me, it more of a touching anime with deep emotions especially by the main character. You will surely be touched by the story and struggles of the characters in this anime, both the protagonist and antagonist.

So, do I recommend watching it? Yes, of course. Though it’s not a masterpiece anime, it still is a decent one and is certainly worth your time. Plus, its third season is out this year so you really have to start watching it now.

Below is Season 1 official trailer.

One Punch Man Review – Why It’s Among the Best Anime Ever

One-Punch Man is a webcomic Japanese character that was created in 2009 and instantly became one of the most popular. It had been directed in a way of creating a comedy by a superhero. The superhero role is named as Saitama who could win the battle by fighting with any villain with just one punch (cool right?). He is able to do this because he is insanely strong, fast and full of energy. Surprisingly, his face is in expressionless most of the time.

If you are looking for one reason to watch this anime, it is unanimously known as the best anime of 2015 and many are claiming it to be one of the best anime ever created. So there is only one way to confirm it, watch it yourself.

Story

One Punch Man webcomic got hit talk and many praises from different audiences across the globe.  It gives a unique anime experience which is different from other anime – it’s just so cool and fun to watch. There are a lot of funny scenes in every single episode so you will not get bored with it. Additionally, it provides you with a different yet simple storyline. So its not hard to fall in love with it.

If you’re an anime lover, you will definitely love One-Punch Man. During the initial release of One Punch Man many got hooked. A lot of anime fans have been waiting for each and every episode.

The story revolves around Saitama who wanted to play the role of a hero. For 3 years he had undergone serious training which is one of the reasons why he became bald. And as he claims the reason for his strength. When strong villains appear, they are not aware of Saitama’s out of this world strength and power.

Even though Saitama easily defeats strong enemies, a lot of people thought that he cheats and only delivers the last blow. No one gives him due credit. Good thing someone advised him to register to the Hero Association for him to become a certified hero.

Characters

The anime One-Punch Man is well known for comedy, characters, outrageous plot, and ridiculous schoolboy dialogue. Here, I mentioned you some names of villains so that you can easily know what type of comic film it is that included Crablante, Ground Dragon, Armored Gorilla, Subterranean, Vaccine Man, Piggy Bank, and Mosquito Girl.

Aside from these interesting villains, you will also get interested in the various superheroes in this series who are members of the HERO Association.  One of these will eventually become the partner of our main character in the name of Janus. He personally saw how strong Saitama is which led to his desire to become Saitama’s disciple.  Janus just wanted to become strong like Saitama to get his revenge.

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Animation and Audio

The series of One Punch Man is showing you a good anime scenes and the surface of events happened in the series allows getting to know the truth rarely. If you want to view it in a high-quality picture, you need to go to Blu-Ray option and enjoy the series of anime section of One Punch Man. The series was produced by the leading anime studio provider Madhouse and the series is showing you some of the best studio’s work. They are the reason of the intense action in this anime series that have gotten the attention of millions of fans.

Its just great to see the transition of the animation from Saitama being pathetic to becoming intense and back to being pathetic again. You’ll understand when you watch the anime yourself.

Image source-Reddit Color Manga Project Colors One Punch Man!

Verdict

Saitama superhero character in One Punch Man really attracts every audience from kids, teens, young ones and the not so young generation. In this anime series, a lot of effort has been put and surely does the show justice. It is a classic anime series and really waiting to watch next season to be released this year. One-Punch Man is now available in Blu-ray and DVD that you can purchase on best retailers like Amazon.

Overall, we just love everything from this anime series which is the reason why we are giving it a rating of 9/10.

Why excited for the release of Season 2

All throughout the series, there are an incredible set of battles in which various superhero or Saitama have to face insane characters. Though we all know what would be the ending, the action scenes are still pretty cool that would make you want for more. Each episode of this 12-episode anime is worth watching, no time-waster. There is a back-story line that gives the excitement to see the next episode. That means it hooks up the audience on everything ending and leaves them on the edge looking for more and what would happen next.

Sword Art Online Alicization (Season 3)- Is this SAO’s redemption?

The Sword Art Online anime series started the MMORPG trend. It took the world by storm and easily gathered millions of avid fans across the globe. The biggest TV station in our country even featured SAO during its heyday telling how anime fans of all ages are getting hooked to Kirito and Asuna’s love story. Fast forward a couple of years after the first season, SAO seems to be losing its edge. Many dropped it saying that the story failed to emphasize what viewers want, which is more time with the couple together as well as more RPG-inspired fights. What SAO has been continuously doing is introduce new female leads and forcing them into Kirito’s harem. This approach has been proven to be unpopular among SAO fans. And the continuous decline of SAO’s popularity through the years is a clear indication that viewers are not happy of how the whole story is going from one season to another. Nevertheless, the third season, Sword Art Online Alicization, is quite promising. For the first time, Kirito is not adventuring in a new virtual world with another girl but a young boy who aims to save his childhood friend. Does this indicate that the people behind SAO is listening to its loyal patrons? Doe Sword Art Online Alicization live up to the hype?

 

 

Visuals: 4/5

 

They completely overhauled the SAO animation. This is expected since they hired a new animation studio to do the work. Many are not happy about this but it’s not really a big deal for me. Yes, it turned out a little bit childish because of the colors and drawing style but it’s not that bad.

 

 

Voice Acting: 4/5

I’m not a fan of Kirito’s voice especially when he screamed as the goblin leader cornered him. It almost sounded like a girl being harassed and pleading for help. I prefer male heroes to have a deeper voice. I know they are complimenting Kirito’ voice with his thin and small physique but I’m sure he’ll turn out to be more lovable and manly with a deeper one.

 

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Characters: 3/5

Eugeo and Alice Schuberg are just two of the many new characters introduced in the third season of Sword Art Online. Sadly, they’re not as unique an interesting as we expect them to be. Eugeo resembles the old Kirito. He belittles himself after failing to save Alice from being apprehended by an Integrity Knight. And Alice is like the new Asuna. She was punished for defying a taboo and had her memory replaced with fake ones. This story and character development are basically re-imagined versions of what we saw in the second season of SAO where Kirito saves Asuna from being kidnapped. The added new game-like skills, rules, and the mysteries behind the antagonists that are ruling the fantasy world made the story quite interesting at first but once they are all revealed, you’ll realize that you’re served with food made while following the same old recipe.

 

 

Plot progression (as of 13 episodes): 3/5

I have no problem about the pace of Sword Art Online Alicization. It’s not so fast to the point of skipping fine details about the story and not slow enough to bore viewers. But why is its score just 3? The main reason behind this is the fact that I am 13 episodes in yet the main antagonist is still yet to be established. At first, I thought it was the people behind the project that uses a virtual world to develop new souls but they were simply doing it to improve the government’s military force and save real lives in the near future. Kirito might not like their way of thinking but their acts are not despicable enough to be considered villains. The church in the fantasy world where Kirito is trapped is a good candidate for being the main antagonist but the leader who is pulling all the strings is yet to be introduced. When will they reveal it? I know it is part of making the show thrilling but keeping it a secret halfway through the story is overdoing it.

 

 

Is it a Nay or Yay? Borderline Yay!

Is it the saving grace of the SAO anime series? Sword Art Online Alicization is very promising but not good enough to fully lift the franchise to its former glory. Or maybe I’m concluding to early? We’ll see. I’m rooting for SAO Alicization’s success though. I want it to have a clear conclusion like the first season while leaving a few loose ends to hint a continuation. And because of this glimmer of hope, I’m giving it a borderline yay! I won’t put an effort in introducing this anime to my friends but I won’t have any qualm in recommending and giving it a decent remark if they ask.

 

Sword Art Alicization Photos:

 

 

There you have it guys!  When everything is all said and done, the SAO anime franchise is still one of the most successful to date.  Although its second season failed to reach everyone’s expectations, we should not put all the blame to the creators.  Maybe our standards skyrocketed after enjoying the first season so much to the extent that everything new and different introduced in the second season all ended up being compared to the first and were all hated as a result.  Before you watch Sword Art Online III, I suggest to open your mind.  Forget about your first season experience and treat it as a new anime as a whole with familiar characters you’ve learned to love following a different story line.  By doing so, you’ll diverge from the path of comparing every bit of detail in the new anime series with its predecessors and enjoy it more. Give it a try and don’t just dump it after a one or two episodes like I did at first.  You’ll surely see that it delivers a new taste and is worth your time!  As always, give us a LIKE and continue to SHARE the anime love mina!

Is Attack on Titan a good starter Anime?

Yes, mainly because it’s interesting, has unique characters, a well-written story and plot and to top it all a very high production value. If you want to introduce anime to any of your friends, Attack on Titan would be a good choice. Continue reading to know more.

 

Anime Genre

Horror / Post Apocalyptic / Zombie

 

 

Side Characters were given Emphasis

 

Only a few anime series have spent time in showcasing side characters. They focus too much on the main characters. This is the reason why an anime that manages to build dramatic tension on side characters are well-appreciated by many anime fans. If the story only focuses on the main characters, it becomes less interesting in the long run.

 

 

Excellent Story

 

AOT fans often mention that this anime has an excellent story with good pacing and I would totally agree with it. You will love the series because its easy to follow and you could easily grasp what is happening. You do not need to have a deep understanding of the Japanese culture in order to understand what is happening. Plus, events are not hastily made which gives a lot of time for you to appreciate the moment – get scared and excited.

 

Though the general story is a bit cliche, because in general it’s about the survival of men against monsters. But, we all would agree that do we love this kind of scenario which is the main reason why a lot of zombie shows and movies have become a big hit. People these days have this different kind of interest and preference on shows that shows the survival instinct of men against adversaries that threaten their existence.

 

No FanService

 

Though I personally like fan service, there are times that too much of it can be really annoying. There is now a lot of anime where lewdness is somewhat a common scene. Though some likes this, there are also many who do not appreciate it.  Its a good thing in my personal perspective that there is no fanservice in this anime series.

 

Attack on Titan is definitely an anime for everyone. The moment you watch it until episode 3, you will surely be hooked and will continue watching it. The only thing that one might not like about this anime is its rudeness, I mean there are a lot of killings and blood.
Checklist of a Good Starter Anime
  • unique characters
  • good animation
  • well written story
  • little to no fan service
  • easy to understand especially to those who have no experience watching an anime before
  • praised by a good number of anime fans
  • you see high schoolers wearing merchandise from it
  • a show that sparks interest

 

 

Conclusion

 

If I will use our checklist, all Attack on Titans satisfies all of these. Which means that the answer to our question is a big YES. But, at the end of the day, we could generally say that AOT is a good starter anime, but it would still depend on the people who would be watching it. If your friends are into horror or zombie type of shows, then it would be a perfect fit.
Just in case, your friends are not into this type genre, the other best option would be Death Note.

That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime: Does this RPG anime offer something new?

Are you frustrated about Sword Art Online III?  Do you love RPG anime but the new ones you’ve watched did not go well with your taste? Then look nowhere else because That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime is likely to be the perfect match for you.

How can I confidently say such a statement?  I’ve read almost every RPG manga even the least popular ones and watched their respective anime adaptations.  Among all of them, That Time I go Reincarnated as a Slime, stands out as the most complete.  It’s an anime series that you’ll enjoy from the get-go.  First of all, it’s not hard to root for the main protagonist who got reincarnated as the weakest monster in almost every RPG, a slime.  I know he is not an ordinary one but his small and adorable appearance makes it impossible to hate him.  He also has an easy-going personality.  Second, this anime has a few boring moments.  Interesting events keep coming like a landslide to keep us entertained.  Humor is also sprinkled every now and then which serve as great breaks before serious and important plot elements are introduced.  You might have noticed that I’ve already on board to this anime’s hype train and honestly I am.   Read further if you want to know how That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime captured my heart and other thousands of anime fans despite embracing an overused storyline.

 

Mind watching That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime Trailer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYLmFxKrGx0

 

Visuals: 4/5

I love it.  Every new RPG anime seems to get better visually nowadays.  As long as it’s not as bad as what they did to Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, I’m happy.  The animation sequence that I like the most is when Rimuru, the main protagonist, consults with Great Sage.  The Great Sage talks like an AI in a Sci-Fi movie which is really cool and the animation that comes with it completes the futuristic atmosphere.  It even makes me think that he might be reincarnated inside a game and not in the real world.  The fight scenes animation is also impressive.  It’s not as detailed as good as Seven Deadly Sins but it is still very entertaining. I would love to give it a perfect score but I’m reserving that for an anime who can blend both 2d and 3d animation and so far only Overlord attempted it with a passing grade.

 

 

Voice Acting: 3/5

I’m not really a fan of Rimuru’s voice as a slime.  He was an adult in his past life with a much deeper voice so why did he lose that?  I can understand sounding like a child as he mimics Shizue but as a slime I think it would have been better if he retained his voice during his past life because he can’t speak and it’s just for us to know what’s in his mind as the story progress.  Well, this is just my opinion and you might think otherwise.  Share your thoughts in the comments section below.  The voices of the supporting characters are good enough except for Ranga.  It echoes like he is a spirit or something.  I know it is to suggest that he speaks through telepathy but it would have been better if it’s done with a livelier and energetic voice to match a wolf’s personality.

 

 

Characters: 4/5

I love every character this anime series introduces from one episode to another.  They are unique compared to other RPG anime.  Yes, the orcs are still pigs but they have samurai-inspired ogres.  The ogre’s appearances are far from their ugly and fat RPG counterparts.  Based on how the story is currently going, their group will be Rimuru’s most powerful and loyal subordinates. The dragon Veldora also has a lovable personality.  He is prideful like other overpowered characters but he is secretly lonely and has a childish personality.  I find it very funny when he tried to stop Rimuru from leaving during their first meeting because he was lonely an wants a friend to talk to while still acting tough.

 

 

Plot progression (as of 3 episodes): 3/5

The pace of the story is good enough but I really want new plot twists.  I’ve watched almost every new RPG anime titles so I can say that it just follows a similar route to its predecessors.  This is acceptable for those who are new to this anime genre but not for those who have already watched Sword Art Online, Overlord, and the likes.  I’m expecting Rimuru will build his own country where all races are accepted and be a good ruler.  Other countries will disrupt the peace either because they are jealous of Rimuru’s achievements or they are against humans interacting with monsters.  This storyline is too scratched.  But I’m hoping That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime will give us something new in the coming episodes.

 

 

So it is a Nay or Yay? Yay!

Do you play RPG?  Are you a fan of fantasy world anime?  Regardless if it’s either the two or both, you should watch That Time I go Reincarnated as a Slime.  This promising RPG anime will surely entertain you.  Don’t be fooled by other saying it’s very similar to Overlord and others that belong to the same genre because it’s not.  Yes, it’s an overpowered MC but not to the point that he is unbeatable.  He is reincarnated to another world but not as a human or other usual races but a mere slime.  And he has strong allies but they are not originally strong and they develop along with him. Watching Rimuru and his group progress as a community and overcome hardships together is definitely worth the time.

 

Check out these That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime images!

 

That’s my take on That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime.  The holidays are fast approaching so I don’t know if I can squeeze in watching and writing more anime reviews in my schedule but I’ll try.  Are there anime shows you want to be reviewed?  If that’s so, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments sections below.  As you might have noticed I only feature anime shows that interests me as of now but I give any title a chance especially those that are highly recommended by fellow anime lovers.   As always give us a LIKE and don’t forget to SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

Goblin Slayer: Does it live up to the hype?

The anime world has tons to offer when it comes to RPG/game inspired titles. From the pioneers like, Sword Art Online, down to the newcomers like Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, they introduce new flavors to spice up the genre and keep us wanting for more.

I’ve read a few chapters of the Goblin Slayer manga and was a bit impressed by how they came up with something different. Most RPG-inspired anime shows focus on strong demon lords and huge black dragons as their main antagonists. Goblin Slayer as the name suggests only has goblins as the main enemy. If you have even a little bit of RPG experience then you’ll know that they are among the weakest creature.

But Goblin Slayer, the main protagonists’ real name, thinks of it differently. He believes that goblins are the ultimate enemies of men and should be eradicated on site. His obsession with killing goblins and only goblins turned him into their races’ worst nightmare.

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Visuals: 5/5

Goblin Slayer’s animation and overall visual vibe are outstanding. I was thinking of giving it 5 stars even just after watching its intro.

Colors are also vibrant which surprised me because I expected it to lean towards a darker tone after considering all the brutal scenes in its novel origin. The fluid fight scenes sealed the deal for me. Though short, they are exciting to watch and the character’s movements flow naturally. Topped with decent visual effects, the fight scenes in Goblin Slayer do not just live by the hype in terms of violence but also in entertainment value.

If only the Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody’s anime rendition was done the same, it would have been an instant hit.

Voice Acting: 4/5

The voices match the characters well. This is true for Goblin Slayer. Though I would love a deeper voice for him, it’s not to the point that I’ll complain about it. Other character’s voices also complement their corresponding personalities well.

Characters: 3/5

Goblin Slayer’s character is creative and new. However, the rest are not. They are the usual characters we see in RPG-inspired anime. It would help if they can provide even a brief background story for the supporting characters like what they’ve done for Goblin Slayer in the early episodes.

Plot progression (as of 3 episodes): 4/5

The story is a bit fast-paced which I like. I know some of you prefer things to be slower so more details can be introduced white giving us enough time to gain a better understanding of the fantasy world the characters are living but I find such kind of development a bit boring.

Don’t worry because Goblin Slayer’s pace isn’t too fast. There are slow and relaxed scenes here and there. The part where he shared a breakfast with his childhood friend and her father is a good example. It gave us a hint of Goblin Slayer’s simple life and slowed down the story before he jumped into another goblin-slaying quest.

So it is a Nay or Yay? Super Yay!

Goblin Slayer is not just a Yay but a Super Yay! I love it. All those who loved Sword Art Online and other RPG anime should give it a chance. Brutality is there so heads up if you can’t handle it. I’m against the idea of toning the violence down because it gave Goblin Slayer its unique identity. This anime is aimed at mature audiences who were once or are still playing Role-Playing games and want to be entertained by both worlds at the same time.

A few screenshots to convince you more to watch Goblin Slayer:

 

 

So that’s it.  Goblin Slayer is a 2018 anime series you should never miss!   So for now, excuse me because I’ll be watching a few more Goblin Slayer episodes and I hope they are as good as the previous 3.  Come and watch with me!  Or if by any reason you can’t do so, then read a few more of the anime articles I’ve written.  You can also say Hi in the comments section and give your personal thoughts about Goblin Slayer.   As always, give us a LIKE and SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

Is Fairy Tail a Good Anime to Watch?

Fairy tail is one of the popular anime series these days and its already in its 3rd Season. One thing for sure, an anime that got this far would certainly mean that it’s a good anime and is being watched by a lot of anime enthusiasts. Below, let’s get into more details why this anime is worth watching and if its the kind of anime you would be willing to spend your time.

 

Well Polished and Interesting Characters

 

One of the main reasons we continue watching an anime series after seeing a couple of episodes is the personality of the characters. Most of the time, we search for characters who are interesting and fun to watch which is the main reason why One Punch Man was a big hit.

 

 

In fairy tail, there is a fairly large number of characters closely similar to One Piece and Naruto. The main characters are the ones that stands out and have a good amount of screen time all throughout the series. Thus, you will not fall short of meeting interesting characters which will make you look forward to the next episodes.

 

One of the best things about fairy tail is that aside from highlighting the main characters, it also gives enough time for the story of side characters. With this, you will still even remember even those characters who are less important. This makes the anime series more interesting.

 

With this many interesting characters, you will certainly have a lot of favorite characters aside from the main protagonists.

 



 

Strong Female Anime Characters

 

 

Another thing that makes this anime worth watching is the number of strong female characters. I think a lot of anime lovers are used to seeing strong male characters that is why it becomes pretty cool and amazing to an extent when female characters are pretty strong. In fairy tail, among the strongest would be Erza, Mirajane, Juvia and Lucy.

 

Aside from being strong, they also have different type of skills and magic powers which is very awesome to watch.

 

Very Good Story Line

 

The writers of this anime series have been doing well when it comes to the storyline. I personally think that it keeps getting better every chapter. Thou, of course, there are times that a certain arc is less interesting, but overall I like how the whole story is evolving.

 

If you watch the first few episodes, you might think that the story is going nowhere. However, as you continue with following the next episodes, you will slowly understand the story and eventually appreciate where it is leading. I suggest you don’t judge the storyline just by watching a few episodes.

 

Many are saying that you have to wait until episodes 20-25 before you are going to appreciate the story which I somehow agree. Personally, I’m not that critical with the storyline. As long as the anime can keep me interested in watching the next episode, I will continue to watch it.

 

I could assure you that if you made it to episode 20+, it will be hard to stop watching this anime. It is just pretty much interesting and lots of likable characters.

 

Great Fight Scenes

 

Many would definitely agree that the fight scenes of fairy tail are one of its main selling points. If you are into action-adventure anime, this would certainly satisfy you. It’s beyond this world. Plus, these fight scenes are backed up with great background music which makes it even more fun to watch. When the sound changes and it becomes intense, expect an epic battle to unfold. Also, watch out for those excellent scenes where a fight is ended in a very clever way which is really cool.

 

 

You will definitely appreciate the action scenes of FT because of its quality animation. Many are saying that this anime is a ‘feel good’ anime which is the reason why animation matters. Good thing the people behind this anime was able to hit the mark on this.

 

Another thing about the action scenes is that you know that there is a possibility that some of the good guys would die. Though not that many since of course, it’s always the good guys who will win. But, it will still lead you at the edge of your seat where you feel the tension in every fight.

 

It is also good to note that important fight scenes, those we consider as epic fight scenes are not too dragged by back stories. Just when you think that there will be a lot of talk on part of the antagonist, the main character immediately charges and starts the fight. When its time to fight, the fighting is done without too much delay unlike other anime series where the backstory could last for one episode before the fight starts.

 

Though there are a lot of fight scenes, there are also times that characters get emotional which is a good point.

 

If you are among the million of DBZ fans, there is a big chance that you will also like Fairy Tail. It’s an anime that most likely you will remember because of the battle scenes.

 

Fun to Watch

 

In order for an anime series to last long, it must be fun to watch. FT never fall short of having comic scenes in all their episodes. It’s great since one of the reasons we watch anime is to have fun, relax and enjoy. I can say that in general, Fairy Tail is a fun anime.  It has a light story, fun characters, bright and colorful animation – all this makes you watch the anime with a smile.

 

 

Aside from being fun to watch, watching the anime would also give you a sense of hope and inspiration. Hope in the sense that whenever you are down and at your lowest, expect that someone will be there to pick you up like your friends or family. The idea is that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. It will inspire you to love, trust and be glad that you have your friends around. The anime has a very strong message about bonds and friendship.

 

Some Negative Points

 

Even though there are a lot of good things to say about this anime, there are still some things that could be improved. Many would agree that there are some events in the anime that are too predictable. They say that some ending part of every story or arc is cliche, this could be due to the different anime series that have already been released and finished prior to Fairy Tail. However, the writers could do better in lessening cliche.

 

Anime Rating:

8/10

 

 

So to the question ‘Is fairy tail a good anime to watch?’. The answer is a Big YES!

 

The 7 Deadly Sins Anime: Read Before you Watch

I have watched the 2 Seasons of The 7 Deadly Sins and here is my review. In general, I would give it an 8/10.  If you are one of the anime fans who love to watch fight scenes and overpowered main characters, then this would satisfy you.

 

Characters

 

The characters of the anime represent the 7 deadly sins namely, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Sloth, Greed, Pride and Wrath. This itself makes the characters really interesting since you will be watching out how these would be seen in their character and traits.
Since they are the main characters, they are incredibly strong and with this number of characters, expect the anime series from Season 1 to Season 2 to be action-packed. However, in my personal view, there were more action scenes in the Season 1. The writers and those who created the anime made sure that your thirst for anime fights is satisfied. This only means that it did not focus much on the story and character development.
You will know more about the characters with their backstory in Season 2. Most of the characters have their own sense of humor which is one of the things I liked in this anime.
In most of the Episodes, you will be able to see how silly Ban is and how naughty Meliodas is who is the leader of the group.
Aside from the main characters, there are also other secondary characters who add more fun and enjoyment in the series. I would not mention who they are. Its for you to find out. They will surely have their own unique character and powers at the same time.

 

Top-Notched Action Anime

 

I would say that the fights scenes are great. Well created and will definitely get you at the edge of your seat. You will be wanting for more after watching the fights since Episode 1. You will surely be more interested to know how strong the main characters are and to what extent could their power reach. The good thing about the fights is that the main characters have their own unique power and abilities which makes them more interesting and fun to watch.
When you search on Youtube, you will surely see a lot of good battles from this anime which only means that it will not fall short of action scenes.

 

Story

 

For me, the main story here is the adventure of Elizabeth whose main goal is to gather the 7 deadly sins to save their kingdom. So as the episode progress, you will meet new members of the group. This anime has a good balance of action, humor and drama as well.
Its one of those anime with a simple story but still entertaining.
I guess many would agree with me that The 7 Deadly Sins both Season 1 and 2 don’t have the best ending but I think its good enough which also leaves a hint that there will be a new season we could watch out for.

 

Art

 

The art of this anime is well made. You will definitely appreciate the details in the character designs and also how they are able to keep the same great details during actions scenes. This good quality of animation and drawing was well maintained in the entire series.
Aside from the great art, adding to the beauty is the soundtrack which is composed of the very popular Sawano. So expect that even if you have not heard the soundtrack yet, it will surely become one of your favorites.

 

Overall

 

Since its a wonderful action anime for me, I would give The 7 Deadly Sins a 8/10 rating. And will recommend it to anyone who wants to watch an action-packed anime series with a good taste for adventure.

 

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Overlord Review: Trapped in Another World Anime

Since you have reached this page, we assume you have interest with Overlord Anime. And yes, you have landed on the right page as we prepared a great review to help you decide to watch it or not.

 

Why Watch Overlord Anime?

 

Overlord offers a highly relatable topic

 

MMORPG games were part of every teen’s a few years ago.  Although its glory days have passed, it left a lot of fans with fond memories of dungeon raids with friends, PKing enemy guilds, and exploring new maps in search for rare treasures and ingredients.

Overlord gives everyone who played MMORPGs a feeling of nostalgia. It also dwells upon developing real friendship through an online game and about the troubling fact that such kind of relationship usually ends when the game is shut down.  This is what Momonga, Overlord’s main character needs to deal with all throughout the series as he remembers his friends by interacting with the NPCs they made.

 

Very entertaining to watch

 

Overlord is designed to cater to what audiences look forward to from an anime regardless of their age, gender, and anime genre preference.  It features handsome and strong male characters who resemble fairytale-like knights for female anime fans to enjoy.

There’s also an abundance of pretty and sexy female anime characters in Overlord to level up the field and make it extra entertaining to male audiences. Aside from offering a variety of lovable characters,

Overlord does not fall short in the fight scenes department.  Since Overlord is set in a fantasy world, the main characters often have elegant swordsmanship, unique offensive and defensive skills, and out-of-this-world magic under their repertoire which they can freely use during battles making every Overlord fight scene intense and breathtaking. You’ll easily be left asking for more every time a battle sequence ends.

 

It gives a new perspective about villains and heroes

 

We usually think of undead creatures and demons as anime villains.  But Overlord defied this norm by introducing the main character, Momonga, with a skeleton body.  He also leads an army of demons, fiends, and other terrifying monsters. Momonga also thinks differently than heroes.

Nothing is more important to him than guaranteeing the safety of his underlings and maintaining the pride of the guild he created with his friends in real life.  He is even willing to kill in the process. Nonetheless, unlike his subordinates, Momonga is not a fan of disrupting the natural order of the world and killing the innocent.

Since he is still human, he also has the tendency to commit mistakes and express frantic emotions during pressure moments but he somehow finds a way to deal with every problem with a little help of his emotion-suppressing passive skill.

Overlord Important Details

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Year Released:  2015

No. of Seasons: 2

Anime Score:

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 5/5

Is it worth watching? Yes

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Most interesting Characters in Overlord

Overlord easily caught the attention of millions across the globe mainly because of its unique and interesting characters. The main protagonists are not the typical knight in shining armor and princess. It also goes true with the antagonists. To make it simple, the roles are reversed in a sense that the undead and demons play the role of those who practice true justice while the influential and powerful humans are naive and they look down on ordinary folks who are weak and worthless.

 

Momonga/ Ainz Ooal Gown

 

Momonga sitting on his throne

An Elder Lich that does not despise humans. That’s odd right? The undead are known to hate the living which is why Momonga is an existence that is unique to the new world. He is the main character who is overpowered in various way. Although he is not the strongest in the Tomb of Nazarick in terms of raw power, his wits, PK experience, and access to cash shop items make him a formidable foe. And if he pours out anything under his arsenal, it is said that no one in the current Tomb of Nazarick can defeat him one on one. Aside from his own power, Momonga also has hundreds of subordinates that can wipe out an entire city on their own. Too overpowered right? That’s a part of Momonga’s appeal because he is left with the exhausting task of pretending to be the Overlord everyone under him admires and in going along with the devious plans his high-ranking subordinates formulated in order to spread the glorious name of their guild. Will Momonga maintain his act as the supreme and magnanimous rule of the Tomb of Nazarick? Is there someone like him who got transported to another world?

 

Albedo

 

Albedo with stretched wings

You might be thinking that Overlord will surely lack romance because the main character is a skeleton but you’re entirely wrong. Although it’s just a one sided love from Albedo and other female characters toward Momonga, it’s still something to look forward to. The topic of being Momonga’s bride usually is a source of humor in the series as the girls would seriously fight over anything that could help them gain even a little advantage towards winning Momonga’s heart. Albedo is the Guardian Overseer of the Tomb of Nazarick and Momonga’s leading fangirl. Her character does not exist in the WN but the LN where the anime is based added her to make things interesting. She openly expresses her feelings toward Momonga thus making each of her encounter with Momonga more enjoyable. Will Albedo become Momonga’s bride one day? What would their offspring look like? This is truly something every Overlord fan would want to know!

 

Brain Unglaus

 

Human characters featured in Overlord has their own charm as well. One of them that stood out among the rest is Brain Unglaus. He is a warrior who made a name by almost defeating the strongest warrior in the land during a tournament. After suffering his first defeat, Brain vowed to train his body to its limits and develop new skills to comeback and force a rematch. However, his plans for revenge were turned to dust after meeting an existence beyond his imagination. Will Brain be able to come out alive after meeting one of the strongest beings in the Tomb of Nazarick?

Know more about other interesting characters: Complete List of Overlord Characters


 

Overlord Manga

 

The Overlord Manga gives us a rough visual presentation of the exciting scenes described in the novel. It can’t be argued that the art style is average but anyone who read the novel won’t resist the urge to scan through one page after another while expecting how their favorite scenes would turn out as pictures. The Overlord Manga also has added colored illustrations for both main and side characters which help novel readers imagine their confrontations as they read through the chapters.

 

Overlord Light Novel and WN

 

This is where everything began. If you can’t get enough of the Overlord anime,reading the Light Novel is the best fix. The Overlord Manga is also a good option but its english translation found online is way behind even if compared to the anime. You’ll surely enjoy the novel equally or even more than the anime and it reaches up to Volume 13. However, be sure you are free from all sorts responsibilities before reading the first chapter of the Overlord LN since it can be quite addictive. You’ll be hooked in no time as you finish one volume to another without realizing that you already spent the whole week doing so. The Overlord WN is also a good read as it has a lot of differences compared to the LN version. One of them is the absence of Albedo. It may sound weird that the main female protagonist in the Overlord anime is missing but that alone makes the overall plot in the Overlord WN very refreshing.

 


Overlord Season 1

 

This is where it all begins. Suzuki Satoru never imagined that he will be transported to a fantasy world along with the Tomb of Nazarick and everyone inside it including the NPCs who magically gained their own personality. This season gives us a sneak peek of the new world. Suzuki Satoru who is now Momonga, the guild leader of Nazarick needs to make crucial decisions for the welfare of the guild and the NPCs.

How strong is he in the new world? Will he decide to stay for good? Is there even a way to come back to the world he previously belong?

 

Overlord Season 2

 

The adventure of Ainz Ooal Gown, previously named Momonga, continues in the next season. This season focuses on Demiurge’s plan to weaken the Re-Estize Kingdom and make it easier for his master, Ainz, to rule it in the near future. On the other hand, the clueless Ainz has no other option than to go along with his subordinate’s schemes and play his role as Momon, a member of the newest adamantite rank adventurer team in the Kingdom.

Can Ainz satisfy Demiurge’s expectations? How will Demiurge’s plan play out and will our loved human characters introduced in Overlord Season 1 survive the onslaught of the powerful beings from Nazarick?

 

Overlord Season 3

 

It has been announced that Overlord Season 3 will be officially released this coming July 2018. Based on the Overlord LN, we expect this season to move the story’s setting from the Kingdom to the Barathum Empire. We will meet new characters here including the rule of the empire who is known as the Blood Emperor because of how he acquired the crown by shedding the blood of his enemies.

How will Ainz deal with a wise leader? Can he find a way to build a good relationship with the Empire without the use of his mighty military force?

Highschool of the Dead- The only Zombie Anime You’ll Ever Need

High school zombie anime is always exciting and fun to watch. Highschool of the dead anime (hotd) is definitely the most popular and effective in this genre. Season 1 is done but even though millions are waiting for Season 2, it might not happen. Find out why below. If you have not watched, High school of the death yet, we highly recommend it. After watching episode 1, you’ll definitely be in for a marathon.

How HOTD Season 1 Started

It was a typical day at school.  Since classes are boring and you are greatly troubled by the fact that your childhood best friend who happens to be your secret crush is already in a relationship with another man, you are currently loitering at the corner of the schools’ hallway where you can clearly see its front gate and the wonderful morning city view.  You kept on thinking about the scene a few days ago when you saw the girl who promised to be your wife someday having a great time walking home with another guy.  Suddenly, a peculiar situation unfolds in front of you.



A man is banging the metal gates with his own body.  Is this a prank?  Or is he just too drunk?  A group of teachers gathered in front of the gates after noticing the disturbance.  They are trying to converse with the man.  Since you are away, you can’t hear them but it’s obvious that they are threatening him to stop what he is doing or else they will call the cops.  The man responded like he can’t hear or see anything.  Your suspicion is growing as the commotion extends for several minutes.

Finally, your PE teacher last year as brave enough to approach the man and use force to drive him away.  But the next series of events shocked you to the core.  The man bit the teacher’s arm.  Blood splattered everywhere as his co-teachers rushed to aid him. You were about to run towards the school clinic and ask for help when the teacher who was shouting in agony just a few seconds ago bit the other teacher nearest to him.  It was like he is possessed.

The remaining teachers ran towards the school. Is this for real? If this happens to you, what will you do? Would you run away on your own or get your childhood friend first?  It’s obvious that’s it’s the start of a zombie apocalypse but how will you handle this gruesome and harsh reality?

If this kind of story line what you’re looking for from an anime series, then you should watch Highschool of the Dead Season 1. This anime overhauled the typical zombie story and sprinkled various anime spices in it to create a show that can entertain both zombie and anime lovers.  Hotd also features sexy moments in some of its episodes so it’s also a good watch for people who simply want to see hot anime girls going all out against flesh-eating monsters.

Is Highschool of the Dead Season 1 worth your time?      


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The answer is a big YES! Come on, this anime series is just 13 episodes long.  If you don’t have any plans during the weekend, binge-watching this masterpiece is the best way to go.  Experiencing it from start to finish in one go is the best approach.

Doing so will make it easier for you to fully immerse in the story and understand each of the unique characters it introduces as the story progress.  Just make sure no minor is around as you watch.  This show has a lot of gore and mature content so leave it only to the eyes of adults.

Does this anime series have romance in it?

Anime fans who enjoy a story where the main character slowly falls in love with a girl who he shares both dangerous and happy situations with will be hooked to this anime.

Although the MC in this anime series already has feelings with his love team in the beginning, it started out as an unrequited love.  The girl is in a relationship with another man who is better than our MC in various ways.

Nonetheless, he became a zombie leaving the girl with almost no choice but to start falling in love with our guy.  But don’t get me wrong.  Our MC’s love affairs are not exclusiveto one girl.  Since he has good qualities both in and out, he tends to easily attract the girls around their group even one who seem to be mature, serious, and has a demeanor way above her age.

Who are the Highschool of the Dead Characters you should be excited about?


Takashi Komuro

He is the main boy protagonist of Hight school of the Dead.  The story revolves around him and his group as they try to survive during a zombie apocalypse despite being just normal high school students prior the tragic turn of events.  Takashi is the group’s leader.  He may not have unique abilities like some of his members but he is trusted by everyone.  He is a dependable and brave guy.  Most importantly, everyone respects and acknowledges his authority making it easier for the group to decide on what they are going to do after fulfilling a previous objective.


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Rei Miyamoto

A cool and good-looking boy MC is a waste without a pretty partner.  This is where Rei Miyamoto comes onto the scene.  She is the chief of police’s daughter who attends the same school as Komuro.  She is also Komuro’s childhood best friend and when they were young they promised to marry in the near future. It was almost impossible to happen prior to the zombie outbreak since Rei fell in love with another guy.  Everything changed afterward since the guy who snatched Rei away from Komuro turned into a zombie after being bitten during their escape.  Rei’s feelings for Komuro were rekindled when they were all by themselves as they tried to meet up with the rest of the group after being separated due to unforeseen events.

Kohta Hirano

There is no better way to defeat a zombie other than shooting it in the head.  Unluckily for high school students, they don’t have access to guns which made it easy for the zombies to overrun their school.  However, during the commotion, one student had a brilliant idea.  He never taught that his weird obsession with guns will turn out useful someday as he used a gas-powered nail gun to build an improvised rifle.  It wasn’t easy and time was not on his during the creation but Kohta Hirano did it.  Along with his crush, they joined up with Komuro’s group later on and from that moment on became a trustworthy ally against the undead.

Highschool of the Dead Episode List

Episode 1: “Spring of the Dead”

Episode 2: “Escape from the Dead”

Episode 3: “Democracy under the Dead”

Episode 4: “Running in the Dead”

Episode 5:  “Streets of the Dead”

Episode 6: “In the Dead of the Night”

Episode 7: “Dead Night and the Dead Ruck”

Episode 8: “The Dead Way Home”

Episode 9: “The Sword and Dead”

Episode 10: “The Dead’s House Rules”

Episode 11: “Dead Storm Rising”

Episode 12: “All Dead’s Attack”

Parting Thoughts about this Zombie Anime

This anime series went viral the moment it was released several years ago.  Even now, anime fans are waiting for the Highschool of the Dead Season 2.  Sadly, the chances of this dream turning into a reality are slim.  Even the manga series which was the basis of the show has not been updated for years.  It’s very frustrating but waiting is definitely worthwhile and you’ll understand why after you watch the whole series.  And who knows, a miracle happens and HOTD Season 2 is announced this year.  By that time, you’ll surely be thankful to us by recommending this gem to you.

If you think the other way about Highschool of the Dead Season 1, leave a comment below and express yourself!