Anime – Bunny Drop [REVIEW] – The Heart Of A Happy

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,54/10
Genre: Josei, Slice of Life
Studios: Production I.G
Author: Yumi Unita
Seiyuu: Ayu Matsuura, Hiroshi Tsuchida, Noa Sakai


For some reason, this is the best Slice of Life anime of all Slice of Life anime I’ve watched. A masterpiece that will surely make the audience feel happy because of the story with the happiest family and make heart be calming. I’ll give thumbs up to someone who has made this anime, Yumi Unita.

Rin Birthday

“Bunny Drop,” tells about Daikichi Kawachi (Hiroshi Tsuchida), is a 30-year-old single. One day in his grandfather funeral, It is revealed that his grandfather left a child from the dark relationship with a comic artist named Masako Yoshii (Maaya Sakamoto). The girl was named Rin Kaga (Ayu Matsuura) which was finally adopted by Daikichi. The mother of Rin is really a beautiful young woman who still looks immature. In the end, he plunges into the manga world and says that he’s not ready to be a mother.

The story of the anime is very interesting about how their relationship together, love and sorrow. Therefore, Daikichi who had never married before got his own challenge to take care of a girl aged 6 years old. How life is so beautiful if we all share a heart in a kinship.

Bunny Drop

The ending is arguably a bit cliffhanger. However, the story for this anime is pretty good for me. I’m also very curious how the story continued in the manga. In manga is told that until Rin is already teenagers. Somehow from many anime fans say that “Don’t read the manga,” or some say “This is the worst ending ever.” I don’t know what happened in the manga, but that’s why I was so curious to read the manga. Because this anime has a good story, this anime adapted into live-action.

Rin Kouki

The soundtrack is also very good, especially the song from this ending titled ‘High High High’ by Kasarinchu. Every time I watching this anime, I never skip the ending song because is so good to listen. However, the opening is also very good although I prefer the ending.


Overall, this anime is an anime Slice of Life with a very cool story. This anime is also very good to watch by the prospective parents or with an adult person. The story is the best, so everyone can also watch this anime.

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Anime – Monster [REVIEW] – To Unravel The True Identity

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,69/10
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Police, Psychological, Seinen, Thriller
Studios: Madhouse
Author: Naoki Urasawa
Seiyuu: Nozomu Sasaki, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Tsutomu Isobe


Finally, I finished watching this anime. This anime is roughly needed of immense patience as this is an anime Thriller. If you don’t understand from the beginning and continue in the next episode, you will never understand the story of this anime and already on sure, you will feel bored with wanting to drop this anime. Anime like Monster is my favorite anime and also other similar anime. For the first time, this anime is an anime that makes me tense myself, a little smile, and somehow it feels full of fear. Although this isn’t an action anime, Monster is an anime with the most complex Thriller story. Previously, I’ve written this first impression anime. So if you are still confused with the existing synopsis, you can see it here.

“Monster,” tells about Kenzou Tenma (Hidenobu Kiuchi), a genius surgeon trapped in a serial murder committed by Johan Liebert (Nozomu Sasaki). Johan is a child who was rescued by Kenzou because of a gunshot in his head. Kenzou just realized that Johan is someone who has a devil inside. Kenzou just realized entangled in the case of serial murder charges that make him have to be a fugitive and around Germany to find a Monster that he has regretted reviving a Monster.

The core of this story focuses on one such character named Johan. In each case and the mystery that you will encounter in this anime will eventually return to one person named Johan. Although this anime has a very simple story, the plot is so complicated that the story is quite developed in every episode. Each episode also makes the audience will be curious at each end of the episode because the plot-twist provided in each episode isn’t much different from other Thriller anime.

Tenma

Author of this anime is Naoki Urasawa. He is a very brilliant mangaka in developing the results of his work in addition to Monster. Manga he ever made other than Monster that is 20th Century Boys, Pluto, and Yawara!. I’ve watched the 20th Century Boys movie on a television. If I’m not mistaken, 20th Century Boys is also a movie with a unique story even though I didn’t see it from start to finish. Back to Monster, Naoki Urasawa makes a story very much different from other serial killer stories. Each episode will always have story development as well as many characters other than Tenma so as to make a story look more presentable and whole.

Johan

This anime has a mystery genre and thriller and there is a little horror. In moments of tension, there are so many explicit themes including dead bodies lying in blood, inhumane violence, child buying, prostitution, suicide, and other adult themes. Although this anime looks impressive spooky, I think this anime show some original human nature that always happens in real world. This anime also displays the look of characters that look different like fugitives, psychopaths, thieves, and others. Kenzou is someone who is in a situation that makes him a fugitive. Although Kenzou is considered a fugitive on false charges, he still remains calm in clearing his name to search for a Monster.

The setting of the place taken from this anime is also so unique that it coincides in Germany and Czechoslovakia after the wall of Berlin collapsed. Some story also tells a glimpse of the cold war that occurred in parts of Eastern Europe. All the settings took almost the whole take place in Europe although Kenzou is also just a character of Japanese own nationality. So, maybe some people think that this anime is made in Europe even its Manga though also very similar.

Johan And Kenzou

Art and Sound from this anime are also very supportive. For anime like Monster is also very good in the Art section even though this is a classic anime. Meanwhile, Sound of the anime is also very supportive of the theme and atmosphere of his anime. Just like opening Cowboy Bebop entitled ‘Tank!’ by The Seatbelts supports themes from Cowboy space, Monster also uses a magic touch in the opening track. Although only instrumental, ‘Grain’ by Kuniaki Haishima is a very supportive opening theme thriller and mystery. Likewise with the ending entitled ‘For The Love of Life’ by David Sylvian and ‘Make It Home’ by Fujiko Heming.


Overall, the manga itself was also awarded in the Excellence Prize at the 1st Japan Media Arts Festival in 1997. A masterpiece made by Naoki Urasawa is a masterpiece that you shouldn’t miss. Fans of Naoki Urasawa or anime with thriller and psychological are also perfect for you to watch even, you can also watch this anime whatever you don’t like anime.

A World Where Life And Death Are Separated

DAY 30 – AN ANIME YOU WISH NEVER ENDED AND CONTINUED ON


And here it is, the last day or 30th day of the 30 Day Anime Challenge. Finally it has reached the last day of 30 Day Challenge. Our topic this time is, “An Anime You Wish Never Ended And Continued On.”

Fans always want to hope that his favorite anime doesn’t want to finish or maybe there is an additional season of the anime. There are so many anime sequels we wish like Angel Beats!, Fullmetal Alchemist, Your Lie in April (Maybe it impossible), Mirai Nikki, No Game No Life, One Punch Man, and more. The anime I mentioned was on average all the fans wanted to make the sequel.

I also have a lot of anime that want to be made the sequel. If can’t, don’t have to make the sequel if there is a manga from the anime. And even then for people who don’t like to read probably most don’t want to read the manga. In fact, the story continued that there is in the anime is definitely explained in detail through his manga. The anime I wish is, “Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions.”

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Fear, survival, instinct. Thrown into a foreign land with nothing but their resonating deep within their souls. A group of strangers is given the choice of a soldier in the Reserve Army-and eliminate anything that threatens the peace in their new world, Grimgar.

When Manat, a charismatic leader and priest; Haruhiro, a nervous thief; Yume, a cheerful hunter; Shihoru, a shy mage; Mogzo, a kind warrior; and Ranta, a rowdy dark knight. Despite its resemblance to one, this is no game-there are no redos or respawns; it is kill or be killed.

It is now up to this ragtag group of unlikely fighters to survive together in a world where life and death are separated only by a fine line.

Source: MAL

I really want to be made this anime sequel because, for me, this anime gets a good first impression from myself. Differences with SAO, Accel World, Log Horizon or other gaming themed anime. Grimgar presents an RPG game theme with characters that are very realistic in real life.

Haruhiro

Probably too, it’s have a very little chance to make this anime continued because of the light novel reader that I see all, many say also that these anime doesn’t require season two. Because the aspect of the story is more of a character who is mostly dead or some say the story more miserable than anime. To be honest, I really want this anime made a sequel.

This is my first 30 Day Anime Challenge and has ended here. It didn’t feel that yesterday I just did it on the first day. But it must end here. I will make again things like this in the future but with a different theme. So tomorrow I’ll go back to review a movie or anime or something else. I will also search for ideas about this blog again. 😀

Break Free From His Virtual Hell

DAY 29 – AN ANIME YOU WISHED WAS REAL


Day 29 of 30 Day Anime Challenge. Tomorrow is the last day of this challenge. It doesn’t feel so far, but yesterday was just like the first day. Forget about it, and our topic this time is “An Anime You Wished Was Real.”

Otaku always dreams that someday, their favorite anime will become real in reality. They hope that the characters that exist in anime it’s in the real world. It may sound strange and embarrassing and also because I also often imagine something like that. Call it you are in the fantasy world that you make. You guys are the main actor in that world, respected by your friends, handsome, cool, great, and certainly surrounded by all of the character girl anime. To be honest, I really like to fantasize like that. But, if asked what anime you want to be a real world, I would answer “Sword Art Online.”

Sword Art Online

In the year 2022, virtual reality has progressed by leaps and bounds, and a massive online role-playing game called Sword Art Online (SAO) is launched. With the aid of “NerveGear” technology, players can control their avatars within the game using nothing but their own thoughts.

Kazuto Kirigaya, nicknamed “Kirito,” is among the lucky few enthusiasts who get their hands on the first shipment of the game. He logs in to find himself, with ten others, in the scenic and elaborate world of Aincrad, one of fantastic medieval weapons and gruesome monsters. However, in a cruel turn of events, the players soon realize they can not log out; the game’s creator has trapped them in his new world until they complete all of the games.

In order to escape Aincrad, Kirito will now have to interact and cooperate with his fellow players. Some are allies, while others are foes, like Asuna Yuuki, who commands the leading group attempting to escape from the ruthless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online is not all fun and games: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality, fight for his survival, and hopefully break free from his virtual hell.

Source: MAL

Kirito

To be honest, I don’t really like this anime but I don’t hate it because this anime is anime that makes me fall in love with the anime world. Due to the frequency of playing the game and this anime show by my friend and I immediately like an anime. The world in SAO isn’t much different from the real world. But, what I mean here is what if all gamers who exist in this world play a game called SAO.

You can do anything in it because this is what people call ‘escape from reality’. You can live in that world for a very long time, get what you want like money or girlfriend in that world, or else you just want to gain popularity in that world. It sounds like a loser but, fuck reality. The world is just like a shelter that, in the end, we will all return to the universe whatever happens. But, sorry. I also don’t take this seriously. I realize that this is the real world, so don’t be put into your emotion. 😀

My Insomnia

In my opinion, one of the most dislikable diseases I also really hate is Insomnia. Insomnia is a disorder that I don’t like than any other illness. The sufferer will survive a very long night because he falls asleep. If I am if I can’t sleep, I always do a thing that I used to do is listen to a song or turn on the computer and play social media. But, I don’t know what about other people. Moreover, if they had nothing they could do to survive that very long night.

Insomnia

Insomnia is commonly referred to as being unable to sleep. The disease is where a person has problems with sleep. They will get into trouble when they want to sleep or always awake in their sleep. Insomnia sufferers are always asleep in the morning or could be during the day. So, practically, the insomnia sufferer is also called as a bat that is active at night but fell asleep during the day.

I’ve had this illness since holiday two months ago. My insomnia most often arises during periods of very long vacations. Activities at night is a job I always do every night and will fall asleep in the morning. In fact, I’m also very jealous of people who can fall asleep at bedtimes like 9 pm or 10 pm. I am very jealous of such people while I myself have to endure a very long night.

My insomnia has long existed before. When on a long holiday, activities at night are the most often I do. By the time, I was elementary about 7 years old. I am very often awake at night and most can sleep around 12 at night. At dawn again, I will start waking up and will not be able to continue sleeping again. So, I can just turn on my PlayStation 2 console and start waking up till morning. Because of this Insomnia, I often get sick and used to sleepy in the morning when I was in school.

What the hell am I doing

Up until the time of writing this article, my Insomnia hasn’t healed yet. At night at 10 o’clock at night, I could only make a cup of tea and start my activity in front of the computer until I was very sleepy for the activity.

I just want to say to everyone if you are very thankful to you guys who don’t experience this disease. Waking up to sleep at night and waking up in the morning is very healthy for all of us. In fact, doing a day-to-day activity such as warming it up and sweating a bit of sweat is very good. I also wanted to do something like that, but no. So, for people who always complain of being awakened by their mother to go to school, you should be grateful. Don’t complain because you just happen to wake up in the morning. Enough with a cup of coffee or tea, you can gaze at the beauty of the sun in the morning with great calm.

My Hobby Takes Priority

DAY 28 – FAVORITE QUOTE FROM ANY ANIME CHARACTER


The 28th day of the 30 Day Anime Challenge and our topic this time is, “Favorite Quote From Any Anime Character.”

In addition to watching anime, some of the conversations in each character contain elements that hit in everyday life. Whether the quote is about offending something, about humanity, about how a person becomes evil, or something else. The quote can also be decapitated to be made in the real world. I also have many of my favorite quotes. One is quoted from Itami Youji from anime, “GATE.”

Gate Jieitai Kanochi Nite Kaku Tatakaeri

Off-duty Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) officer and otaku, Youji Itami, is on his way to attend a doujin convention in Ginza, Tokyo when a mysterious portal in the shape of a large gate suddenly appears. From this gate, supernatural creatures and warriors clad in medieval armor emerge, charging through the city, killing and destroying everything in their path. With swift actions, Youji saves as many lives as he can while resting the JSDF direct their efforts towards stopping the invasion.

Three months after the attack, Youji has been tasked with leading a special recon team, as part of a JSDF task force, that will be sent to the world beyond the gate-now being referred to as the “Special Region.” They must travel into this world with the ruling empire. But if they fail, they face the consequence of participating in a devastating war that will engulf both sides of the gate.

Source: MAL

Itami Youji is the first lieutenant of the Ground Self-Defense Force or commonly called GSDF. He is the leader of the Third Recon Team. In addition to the army, he considers himself also an otaku who loves to read doujinshi and other online novels. For Itami, work is something that isn’t very important to itself rather than something that makes itself interested in the internet. Hence, he quoted one of his quotes:

Itami

“I work to support my hobby, you know. So if you asked me which I’d choose, my job or my hobby, my hobby takes priority.”

– Itami Youji

Manga – Uzumaki: Spiral Into Horror [REVIEW] – The Spiral, The Hypnotic Secret Shape Of The World

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,12/10
Genre: Dementia, Drama, Horror, Romance, Supernatural, Psychological, Seinen
Author: Junji Ito
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Before I start reviewing this manga, I would say that this review isn’t recommended for people who phobia against corpses, weak heart, and phobia against blood. So, I want to people if you want still strong to read this review, I wouldn’t be responsible for everything.

Junji Ito is the best horror author in Japan. If you know manga like Gyo, Tomie and also this famous manga, Uzumaki, Junji Ito is the person behind all that comics. I can say that Junji Ito is the most influential person in the world of manga especially horror manga. His works are well known to his loyal readers. Many say that Junji Ito is like Stephen King but in a Japanese version. But I just don’t accept what people say. Junji Ito is Junji Ito while Stephen King is Stephen King as well. They are two writers who success to create a masterpiece of a horror story.

Talk about Junji Ito, this time I will review a manga entitled Uzumaki. Uzumaki is a horror manga that published around 1998 to 1999. This manga is arguably slightly different from other horror manga. There are no ghosts or monsters that make jump scare. Uzumaki is very different from other horror manga works. Similarly, Stephen King who has a magic touch on his horror novels.

Spiral
Let’s get into the spiral…

“Uzumaki,” tells about a high school girl named Kirie Goshima who lives in a remote coastal town called Kurozucho. She lives with her parents and her sister. However, Kirie realizes that something very strange happened to the city and most of it has always been in contact with a pattern called ‘Spiral’.

Spiral

This manga has a very simple story but invites a sensation that is so creepy and disturbing. This manga isn’t recommended for people who are so weak against blood or corpses as they may cause nausea. Uzumaki has also described a masterpiece in Japanese horror. The art that is used in this manga is very detail and it brings more powerful disturbing creepy for his readers.

Spiral

Because there are elements of Dementia, this manga also has a shadow that will bring the readers confusion but very interesting to read. The monsters in this manga are for some reason why it can be like that, this manga can’t be thought of logically. This manga also bring some little apocalyptic theme during you read the manga. Of course, the horror element not disappeared from his manga.


Overall, this manga isn’t so much to read. Only about 3 Volumes and 20 Chapters, you will feel the sensation so disturbing. Not recommended for people who have a weak heart, but this manga is recommended for heart strong people, very fond of horror comics that smells like dementia or psychological.