Angel Beats- the Guild
I really hope that with this third post, I can do justice for this anime.
Angel Beats is about a group of kids who are unable to move on and are trapped in purgatory. At first it would seem that Yuuri-pe would just be a reap off of Haruhi Suzumiya, and the story would be too absurd and frankly, stupid. But just hang on and continue watching. Coz if you don’t, you don’t know what you’re missing.
This anime is about dying with so much regret and sadness that you’d willingly trap yourself in a made-up world, trying so hard to continue living and never giving up- all for the sake of your life and your memories. It tells the story of how these kids finally moved on and accepted their fate, they surrendered theirself to fate and to God, knowing fully well that they’ll, in a way, die again. It’s about how love have once again prevailed. It’s really all about unconditional love: the lost and gain of it.
I feel sorry for the people who didn’t get or who weren’t able to appreciate this anime. The main theme isn’t original but the way it is presented, with the high school students fighting and angel as well, it is truly a one of a kind story. Also, the characters each have their own story, they aren’t just there for show, they have development and twists. Expecially Yuzuru, you think he’s the main protagonists, that somehow he is the saviour of the Guild… tunrs out it’s not him. I really liked the twists. Even though it brought Yuuri-pe one step closer to being Haruhi Suzumiya with all the God thing.
Bottom line of this whole review: Don’t miss out. This is an amazing anime. I cried and cried and cried. It makes you think about life, you know. It makes you realise things and it just makes you feel alive.
- Battle Angel Alita- Alita
So, I know I’m quite late with this news but… apparently, they are making a Battle Angel Alita live action!!!! But instead of that title, they are shortening it to Battle Angel. I really hope it’s gonna do justice to the manga or at least to what the mangaka wanted to show people. I haven’t really read the Battle Angel Alita manga, but I have read the sequel: BAA- Last Order. I think it’s quite good though the drawings really need to improve.
Anyway, Empire Magazine says that it’ll be James Cameron, the director of Avatar who’s directing it. Seeing how Avatar turned out… maybe we can be excited for this one? What really worries me is that it’s HOLLYWOOD who’s doing it. Tsk tsk. Risky. Especially after Dragon Ball. Epic fail. But this is a sci-fi… and the technology is amazing right now. Plus, it’s the director of Avatar!!! The effects were really awesome in that film. SO I guess we just wait for this.
Battle Angel L.A. Info:
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Information from ANime News Network:
Alternative title: ラブレス
Genres: drama, fantasy, mystery, romance, supernatural
Ritsuka’s life has never been normal. At the time of his older brother’s murder, he lost all of his memories and became a different person. He feels he’s never been loved for who he is. Enter a mysterious ‘adult’ friend of his older brother, Soubi, who always wears bandages around his neck. Carved there is ‘Beloved’… Because he was Seimei’s warcraft, someone who, with the ‘sacrifice’, (Ristuka and Seimei are ‘sacrifices’) fights psychic battles using spoken word. Ritsuka must deal with Soubi’s feelings for him. Does Soubi care abut him because Seimei told him to… Ritsuka is angry that Soubi might not even care about him for who he is, but he still fights alongside of him on the search for Nanatsu no Tsuki, his brother’s killer. One interesting and wonderful fact that draws many girls to this series: it has catboys. This story focuses on relationships and is very clearly shounen-ai, or yaoi. Ritsuka must kiss or often lick Soubi during fights for strength… But he’s ‘Loveless’.
The first volume covers almost a third of the anime. What I like most about the manga is the not-s-serious atmosphere or aura it has. By the start of the manga, unlike the all so serious anime adaptation, Ritsuka is dawn with cute and chibi faces. That happened only in the end of the anime. Also, the anime didn’t follow the manga closely and though I really like the anime, the manga isn’t bad itself.
As for the drawing, I really love the manga’s art. It’s not that different but the manga gives a more beautiful effect.
So far, Loveless is definitely worth the time.
I love you, Ritsuka.
Why would you say that to someone who doesn’t want you to? Who gets hurt just by the mere mention of it? When you know yourself that you might not be able to bear the consequence?
Just don’t say it.