Anime – Death Note [REVIEW] – The Hunted Becomes The Hunter!

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,68/10
Genre: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller
Studios: Madhouse
Author: Takeshi Obata (Art), Tsugumi Ohba (Story)
Seiyuu: Kappei Yamaguchi, Mamoru Miyano, Shidou Nakamura


Death Note is a mystery and thriller anime that of course, everyone knows about this anime. Death Note has also become a pop culture such as a live-action movie that recently aired on Netflix in 2017, TV dramas, a parody on the internet, even a video games-there is. Death Note is no longer an anime that no one knows about this anime. I’ve been watched a long time ago although it’s still a bit freshly around 2 years ago. People also say that Death Note is the best mystery anime that ever existed because the manga that is written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s indeed I admit that the story is very intelligent even though using the story that proceeds ahead.

“Death Note,” tells about shinigami Ryuk (Shidou Nakamura) as the death of God who can kill anyone by looking at the victim’s face and writing his name in a book called Death Note. One day, Ryuk became bored with the shinigami world that he lived in until he wanted to be interested in what if he dropped his Death Note into the human realm. Light Yagami (Mamoru Miyano) is a high school student who thinks that this world has an unfair system and he’s the person who got the Death Note. When he tried to write a criminal in the book, he realized that Death Note is something to be proud of because it can form a new world system. Light Yagami then tries to write down all the criminal names that exist in order to create a new world where criminals are no longer exist and people will worship him as a god. The police are trying to figure out the cause of this serial murder and why only the criminals are dead. Therefore, Japanese investigators try to recall the best detective in the world named L (Kappei Yamaguchi).

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Initially, I’ve known a long time about this anime because some of my friends have watched this anime. I just know that Death Note is an anime that tells about a book that if you write the name of the person in the book, it will die. In short, that’s all I know about the main characters. After watching it, I just realized why many people think that this anime is a mystery anime with a story that executed a smart impression by the author. Although this anime is already a bit old and classic, I think this anime will never die. The conflict that happened between Light and L is really a revelation I can see it in this anime. This inner conflict also presents how they fight using their intelligence so that sometimes they are equally unsteady to catch each other. On the other hand, L and Light is also an archrival partner as well as anime basically. The plot of the story presented in this anime I think there is no shortage at all even though I watch it over and over, I don’t see it at all.

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However, I would not say that this anime will be absolutely perfect. Death Note may be able to show its mistake even if it will be seen. The shortcoming in here is when entering the climax of the story. I will try not to tell spoiler at all. There is a character that is why it just appears like that and for no reason. The background is a bit of detail to determine but I feel it’s ruining the story of this anime. In addition, the endings that are provided at the end are also a great plot-twist even making it impossible to create a second season. So for those of you who haven’t watched at all, I think you should watch it soon because this anime is a bit classic but the plot of the story that presented in here I think is like a Hollywood thriller movies in general. For the matter of the artwork, I don’t think it should be judged because although this is a classic anime, Death Note is still classified as a modern anime in general. The soundtrack on the opening, BGM that has some nuances like creepy stuff, and Mamoru Miyano who fills the voice of Light Yagami somehow he is so prevailing his character so perfectly.


Overall, Death Note can be said as an anime that so long to watch but this anime is very popular even become a pop culture in some place or circle. The plot of the story is neatly systematized and somehow so smart that we are the audience must thinking a little bit hard to be able to understand what is really happened in this anime. In the end, the plot-twist that presented was also very unexpected and really interesting to watch. Death Note is an anime that must be watched by everyone.

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Anime – The Saga Of Tanya The Evil [REVIEW] – Devil Of The Rhine

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,15/10
Genre: Military, Magic
Studios: NUT
Author: Shinobu Shinotsuki (Art), Carlo Zen (Story)
Seiyuu: Aoi Yuuki, Saori Hayami, Houchuu Ootsuka


Actually, we should need an anime that tells about a war or something like that because I see that this kind of genre is very infrequently known and liked by many people or maybe vice versa. The Saga Of Tanya The Evil is a most badass war anime I’ve ever seen. For a genre like this, we may be able to take an example such as Attack On Titan and Fullmetal Alchemist. However, the concept of those anime is combined with a fantasy theme so that the war theme doesn’t feel gummy like war movies or anime in general. GATE and Izetta: The Last Witch can also be the same concept with this anime. However, for a concept that feels more like the sensation of its war might be Joker Game, the one good example but it’s interpolated into a mystery genre so not everyone will love this anime as well. Maybe The Saga Of Tanya The Evil is one of the anime with its very fraternal genre or maybe some of you guys, some have different opinions.

“The Saga Of Tanya The Evil,” tells about a young soldier Tanya Degurechaff (Aoi Yuuki) is known for her predatory, frightening, clever, and serious characteristics so it’s said to be “Devil of the Rhine.” At first, she was an ordinary man who was depressed because of his work, but he later met Being X or God for not believing in God’s circumstances so as to prove that the world had gone awry. He then incarnated into a little girl in a world that filled with wars of the magic world, demanding so fast to get her promotion as someone who leads the battle. She still doesn’t believe in the existence of god and wants to prove that the empire is the most powerful nations in human history.

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First of all, this is not something that explains about a religion or anything like that. This is just a fictional story so don’t be easy to be triggered or don’t keep this in your heart. This is an anime that for the first time, I see a very badass loli were a psychopath who likes a battlefield. I love the Tanya Degurechaff character because of her uniqueness is like a little girl who acts like an adult, supported by a seiyuu Aoi Yuuki. The voice that fills by Aoi Yuuki is somewhat I saw a character who somehow is not fit for her body size with her voice. But, I consider Aoi Yuuki is a seiyuu who has tried to fill out the voice of Tanya Degurechaff’s character because she is the right one. In addition, she very hates and doesn’t believe in god existence even calling him Being X that’s also very interesting. For a character that has a crazy strength in her, I don’t know what I want to say about this character but this is the most badass things ever. Some people will say why there are just such anime, very unsuitable, or whatever. But, I’m enjoying this anime.

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The story that’s developed in here is also very unique, telling about a world war combined with a magic. So, I sometimes think what is this? Why the technology in that year was so sophisticated, the dogfight of humans flying in the air, even a barrier and technology that almost resembled the power of a bomb. But, herein lies the uniqueness of this anime, combining a world war theme in its day and combining an unimaginable magic technology. The animation that presented I think that this is just a mediocre stuff. The characters that are designed seem to have an exaggerated body shape like the shape of its mouth on some characters. However, it will not spoil the total anime. In my opinion, NUT studio is very distinct to the presence of anime like this. They are as good as creating the animation design as simple as possible so that the existing background looks ordinary but the coloring and line on the artwork feel solid. However, the impression that built in here will never be lost when you are watching this anime. By the way, the ending of this anime is also very dangling but the good news is, this anime will be made the sequel to a movie. I’m grateful for anime like this made the sequel so I can enjoy it again.


Overall, we actually need anime like this, telling the story of an edgewise world war and animation that some people may feel unique. The story that developed in here also greatly improves along with the development of the story and the character of Tanya Degurechaff is the most badass loli I’ve ever seen. Combining a military with a magic theme is something I will never see before even though GATE is also an anime that similar to this. Even so, that anime is not as hype as this anime although I like it too. In the end, there is some pleasure when you watch this anime.

Shirobako [FIRST IMPRESSION]

In addition to awaiting the arrival of each episode for the anime in this season, I want to watch some anime that has been completed. Shirobako is a slice of life with comedy anime that I wonder why this anime can have a very high rating. I mean, I watched the first episode and it seems I still haven’t found anything yet that makes this anime so popular. However, Shirobako will probably be a unique representation and a slice of life that will be enjoyed for now. I often see anime like this, explain the life of the workers or so on. For example, Bakuman who took the theme of a mangaka in his daily life pursued the deadline and introduced us the terms in the manga. However, Bakuman not only focuses on that element alone. Just like New Game!, which talks about a worker who works in the gaming industry to introduce us the terms that exist in the game industry though not all as well.

“Shirobako,” tells about five friends in Kaminoyama High School, Aoi Miyamori, Ema Yasuhara, Midori Imai, Shizuka Sakaki, and Misa Toudou have the same hobbies about anime and formed an animation club in the school. After successfully making their first anime and showing it at a cultural festival, they then promise to reach their career in the anime industry and will work together again to create an anime. After two and a half years later, Aoi and Ema work in an industry called Musashino Animation production company. They found that it was not easy to reach their dreams as they would have many barriers while working in the industry.

For me, Shirobako will be the slice of life anime I love to watch because this is an anime that tells about the making of anime. Bottom line, anime in an anime. Animation, illustrations, voice actors, designers, screenwriters, all of that will explain in this anime to how someone chases the deadline for an anime. Maybe this is where the trigger of why this anime has a high rating because I also see that it’s not as easy to work in the anime industry, even become an employee who is hunting deadlines. Shirobako also has a comedy in it and I also think that before, this anime will be like moe or cute girls doing cute things like in New Game!. However, there are a lot of male characters as well. Overall, Shirobako will be an exciting spectacle while waiting for the anime to be finished in this season.

Violet Evergarden [FIRST IMPRESSION]

Violet Evergarden is one of the most anime awaited in this seasons since arriving in 2017 including me. We know that Kyoto Animation always presents us an anime with an animation that keeps us from blinking while watching it. Last year, they released an anime adapted from the manga by Cool-kyou Shinja, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. This anime is somewhat popular by the time when this anime is still on-going in Winter 2017 and Violet Evergarden is present for you long-time waiters, seeing some of the visuals before it came, and here’s an anime from KyoAni that will spoil your eyes.

“Violet Evergarden,” tells about Violet Evergarden, a young girl known as “the weapon” has left a battlefield in the war between continent North and South for four years. The world it now occupies is peaceful and the next generation can enjoy it. Violet Evergarden is an Auto Memories Doll that always just doesn’t understand words like human’s emotions and doesn’t understand a feeling whose name is love. All that she wanted to find with various meanings contained therein.

In general, Violet Evergarden is a drama anime to a fantasy genre. The drama presented in here is also very monotonous with the drama movies that I always watch. So, I don’t care about the genre and I’m not saying it’s bad or boring because I enjoy it. During watching the first episode, Violet Evergarden has kept me from blinking during I watching this anime. The animation presented by KyoAni makes us feel amazed and can’t say anything about the artwork and the visuals. It reminds me of A Silent Voice made by this studio as well. Yeah, Violet Evergarden is a must-watch spectacle for this season because you’ll feel regret if you didn’t watch it yet. I’ve also been looking at trailers, artworks, and behind the scene of this anime and that’s where I started to be amazed and impatient to watch it.

Citrus [FIRST IMPRESSION]

I can’t remember the last time I watched anime genre like this or commonly known as shoujo ai. Such genres are usually preferred by men over women because women prefer shounen ai. For those of you who don’t know shoujo ai is a genre where female characters with women love each other but not in the form of lust but in feeling. vice versa to shounen ai, men who like men. So basically, it’s like a gay or lesbian or can be compared to famous movies like Brokeback Mountain, Moonlight, Boyhood, Atomic Blonde, and Call Me By Your Name. For anime, there are so many like this other than Citrus but I don’t know the time I watched the anime like this. Maybe last, I’m watching Yuri Yuri and this is probably the second time I watch it. However, Citrus is not something that can be judged because of its strange element but this is a mellow drama anime that I think is unusual.

“Citrus,” tells about of Yuzu Aihara is a fashionable student who imagines that her first day at school will be the most beautiful and memorable of her life after her mother remarried. However, she didn’t know that she was in a very strict school of discipline. She later found himself with a schoolgirl and council president at the school, Mei Aihara who also became his new stepister. Yuzu then learns about the relationship that makes her  so hate about things around her.

I watched the first episode of this anime, and I don’t know what I want to say about this anime. Citrus is not an anime that anyone can enjoy because people who are new to this anime will assume that this is a very strange anime, especially women. Maybe Yuru Yuri is an anime shoujo ai that can be enjoyed by anyone because there is still a moe element in it. However, Citrus is not such a thing. The other side, this anime explains how a person can become that way because it is betrayed by people. The drama element was also very satisfying to me because despite telling about the relationship between women and women, I enjoyed it as well. Previously also, I’ve seen the trailer of this anime and I don’t know what I can say to this anime. What is clear, Citrus can be the spectacle that I wait the most.

Kokkoku [FIRST IMPRESSION]

Kokkoku

I’ve been waiting for this anime for it since I’ve seen the information and announcements and I’ve been watching this anime trailer and that’s the most epic thing I’ve ever seen. Now, I’ve watched the first episode of this anime and somehow I also feel a little annoyed because the story is made to hang so we must wait for the next week. But, this is the feel if you watch an anime that’s on-going. It seems the story is made hanging but better than waiting to finish so we are not too informed. Also, does this season have a little moe anime or another slice of life? I waited for this too. However, this year there are so many anime that we are waiting for its arrival and it is not anime less popular. For Kokkoku, I add value to the thriller this season.

“Kokkoku,” tells about Juri Yukawa living with her NEET father and brother, her retired grandfather, her sister, and his nephew. One day, her nephew and brother were kidnapped by several kidnappers and asked for ransom. They were asked for 30 minutes to give the money to the kidnapper. Juri realized that there was no time to think of such a thing and decided to head it alone. However, her grandfather suddenly arose a mysterious stone Yukawa family heritage to stop the time.

Yeah, this is a psychological thriller and a mystery anime that somewhat have a cliche synopsis or maybe this is something new for us. The manga written by Seita Horie has been completed in 2014 and contain 8 volumes. But what I see from this first episode gives me the creeps because of this mystery element. For those who have watched, this anime reminds us of one anime with the same monster form of Ajin even though I haven’t watched it at all. Kokkoku could be an anime thriller with every element always be a plot-twist in it. And it makes us wonder what will happen in the future, how the fate of all of this character, that character, and what kind of future of the plot. All that you can see in the next Monday.

Anime – BLEND-S [REVIEW] – How Scary She Looks When Smiling

MyAnimeList Rating: 7,66/10
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Author: Miyuki Nakayama
Seiyuu: Azumi Waki, Akari Kito, Anzu Haruno


This anime is known for its legend opening that becomes a meme when this anime is still on-going. I also didn’t expect that I know this anime just because it’s opening that made into a meme to parody on the internet. However, BLEND-S is a slice of life anime which I certainly like while it’s a slice of life I will love it. A moe that can be enjoyed in Fall 2017 is the thing I’m most proud of because I infrequently get an anime like this for now or maybe there are too many. Instead, let’s review this anime!

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“BLEND-S,” tells about Maika Sakuranomiya (Azumi Waki) is a schoolgirl who struggles to find part-time jobs because her look is always scary when smiling. Although like that, she then met an Italian, Dino (Tomoaki Maeno) who is also a manager of a cafe called Stile. This cafe is a cafe that has a unique trait in it that’s serving a customer with a predetermined character. Dino then offers Maika to work at his cafe and Maika instantly accepts it. The problem, Maika is given a sadistic character because of her look that always hurts to her customers.

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The synopsis has a resemblance to Working!! which have the same themed, a cafe. But, Working!! taking a backdrop of every character has its own unique personalities directly whereas BLEND-S is not direct. The characters in this anime consist of Kaho Hinata as a tsundere, Mafuyu Hoshikawa as a younger brother, Hideri Kanzaki as an idol trap, and Miu Amano as a naughty teacher but really love doujinshi. For the anime that worked by A-1 Pictures studio, it’s not surprising that the artwork is the same as Working!!. Both anime is also my own favorite anime and it uses a simple but colorful background. What I mean here is the opening of these two anime. All sung by the seiyuu that existed on these anime and for BLEND-S, the opening hears catchy to my ears although sometimes sounded hazy because heard from the first time on the internet being made into a meme. Remember, this is not an anime cute girls doing a cute thing because there are still male characters in here but this is a slice of life with a light comedy in it.

BLEND-S Hideri

The animations manifested are so simple and not exaggerated. Therefore, the imitations effects are still therein and the visuals are sometimes cute if we compare them with the manga. The animation drawn in this anime is very simple so that it can add the effect of each heroine. Although not very detailed and realistic, I like the animation movement that has no uniqueness at all because this is just a simple thing. Yeah, because this is an anime comedy so the use of visuals to animation is limited to give effect cute and the comedy. Some of this anime deficiency is because a simple drawn doesn’t mean the figure characters must be drawn with a half-face. In addition, the role of Hideri and Miu is also not so deepened and detailed by the author although sometimes they also have a slightly awkward relationship.

BLEND-S Kaho

The characters contained in the anime is also very interesting because it’s supported by all of the seiyuu it. For example, Maika character who has a voice like a typical innocent girl sometimes turns into a cold, frightening voice, with a very patronizing look. So also with the character of Mafuyu who has a voice that doesn’t match the size of her body. Her voice was initially very common like typical adults in general but turned into children when working. For Kaho’s character, I don’t see the uniqueness but her tsundere is also sometimes sweet. In addition, I also like the element of small romance in it like the relationship between Kouyou Akizuki with Kaho Hinata. They both sometimes have a relationship that feels shame to awkward when talking to each other. However, perhaps the author doesn’t want the two of them to have a deep relationship because it will change the perspective of this anime. Likewise with Dino and Maika who have a little relationship that sometimes awkward though I prefer Akizuki with Kaho.


Overall, BLEND-S is an anime slice of life with elements of comedy in it that can be enjoyed by anyone. Simple animation can prove that anime with moe like this can be liked by anyone. Its awkward element is deeply felt inside, seiyuu with its unique sound, and a story like anime slice of life. BLEND-S is a meme that can make the internet a more bizarre place and I recommend to you guys if you like Working !! or slice of life this anime might be perfect for you guys.

Pop Team Epic [FIRST IMPRESSION]

Pop Team Epic

I don’t know what I have to respond to this anime but, this is the most absurd anime I’ve ever seen. I’ve known the manga itself because many people say that this anime is a comedy sarcasm meme. The manga itself is a manga 4 comma or manga 4 panels that satirize anime, games, or things that are more popular on the internet itself. This anime is only about 15 minutes with compilations that satirize something.

This anime doesn’t require as many plot at all, so I don’t write to much in here. We just enjoy to watch this anime and we will wonder what really happened. This anime tells about Pipimi and Popuko is a typical 14-year-old girl with the spirit of quipping something and making into a meme. The first episode, too, I wonder if I was wrong or not because the first scene was seen insinuating an anime cliche where the main character woke up, late school by biting a bread in his mouth until students with an idol. So a typical anime I think. I mean, what the fuck is this? In addition, he also satire an RPG game called Skyrim until there are much more than you will see this in this anime. Typical anime like this not everyone who understands because these anime satirize something that becomes pop culture in it or internet things. Hence, I recommend it better to watch other comedy anime than to watch this by force and not know the references.

Anime – Seiren [REVIEW] – Weigh Upon One’s Mind-love

MyAnimeList Rating: 6,35/10
Genre: Romance, School
Studios: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
Author: Kisai Takayama
Seiyuu: Ayane Sakura, Shino Shimoji, Juri Kimura


I’ve been infrequently lately to write and review anything again. Yeah, I’m sorry. I haven’t been on holiday until the edge. But, it’s time to start my holiday again, follow the anime in this season, and enjoy it with a relaxing time. Recently, too, I’ve been able to watch anime and I’m here to review this anime. Previously, I ever dropped this anime because I didn’t have much time to finish it. However, Seiren is a slight romance anime that’s many people that this anime is one of the worst romance anime ever. For me, I enjoy it even though there is as well as I can’t stand it by itself.

“Seiren,” tells about Shouichi Kamita (Atsushi Tamaru) is an ordinary male student who is not too concerned about love for planning what to do in the future. However, he wants to try it once by finding three girls who have a future with him: Hikari Tsuneki (Ayane Sakura) who is always excited but soft inside, Tooru Miyamae (Shino Shimoji) who loves video games but has problems with his social life, and Kyouko Touno (Kimura jury) Shouchi’s childhood friend who sometimes has enthusiast manner.

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So here it is, have you ever played visual novels? If you’ve ever played, maybe you’ll find it easy to understand the story but for those who do not yet play it maybe you will ask yourself what happened in this anime. This anime has 3 sessions from each of the heroine itself and has four episodes in every arc. The first session is the story between Shouichi and Tsuneki where Tsuneki is a figure who always mocks Shouichi’s feelings. For those of you who watch this anime, maybe this session that most people like it but we will see the plot-twist during the second session, where the story between Shouichi and Tooru about video games. I didn’t immediately understand what really happened in this anime. I mean, the first session was built somewhat neatly and pretty much enjoyed by most people. However, all of that will be reset back to the beginning of the Shouichi story but the character of Tsuneki here still exists.

Seiren SS2

The difference is, her memory is changed so as not to connect with the first session. Even so, the second session is the thing I like best among the three sessions because the relationship between Shouichi and Tooru is pretty unique. The third session is the relationship between Kyouko and Shouichi. What I’m really amazed about is Tsuneki’s position. I think Tsuneki’s position here is pretty important in every episode. Almost every episode is present and will have a relationship with the main character. Even so, I suggest not to living up this anime because it can lead to heartbreak especially when you’ve been carried away with the story. Despite, Seiren is actually a light anime with a cute depiction ranging from the character to the nature that makes them even more prominent for an ordinary student. The humor is also a bit mild but awkward, the awkward dialogue, even the scene is so awkward as well. But, this anime isn’t a romance anime that can be enjoyed by anyone because it will make you hurt. So, don’t get carried away when finished this anime.


Overall, Seiren is an anime that’s really unique because I admit also that this anime has a very unique story by dividing the sessions in each heroine. Yeah, because this is indeed the prequel of the Amagami SS so it’s not surprising that this anime has the same elements as this anime. Apart from that, this anime is very light to be enjoyed, has awkward scenes in it as well as a light humor.

Anime – Yuri!!! On ICE [REVIEW] – Kicking Off His Journey To Make It Back Onto The World Stage

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,22/10
Genre: Comedy, Sports
Studios: MAPPA
Author: Mitsurō Kubo
Seiyuu: Junichi Suwabe, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Kouki Uchiyama


Yuri!!! On ICE is a sports anime written by Mitsurō Kubo and directed by Sayo Yamamoto. From the title that we can see, many people especially male think that this anime will be a yuri (Woman x woman) in it. However, all that was lost because the title is just a click bait. I’m just kidding, but the fact is this anime can be said as the best sports anime ever exist especially if the theme of sport is about skating because we think that this anime is something new for us. It’s no longer a rumor that this anime is so popular in Fall 2016. But unfortunately, too, I just watched it. To my surprise, why many people think that watching this anime consider that you are gay? Even one of my friends said, “You watch Yuri!!! On ICE? What are you bro, are you a fucking gay?” He said it like that but I just said, “Hey, dude. This shit is a masterpiece. You better watch it too.” However, he replied with a laugh. Maybe some people look at this anime from a different perspective because of the couple in it but, I can see it from every point of view. Obviously, neither this is yuri nor yaoi. This is a masterpiece that can’t be underestimated.

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“Yuri!!! On ICE,” tells about Yuuri Katsuki (Toshiyuki Toyonaga) is a Japanese skater who feels depressed after his defeat at the Grand Prix Finale. He then returns to his hometown to plan for the future. At the age of 23, Yuuri then became more weight because of retirement from the world of skating. However, while exercising as a routine activity executing a performance skating by Victor Nikiforov (Junichi Suwabe), a five-time world champion, he was accidentally recorded and his video became viral on the internet. The video then drew Victor Nikiforov’s attention to come to Yuuri’s house and offer him to become a mentor. As a big fan, Yuuri then accepted it and plunged back into the world of skating. However, it’s not that easy because he has to be a competitor to a rising star from Russia, Yuri Plisetsky (Kouki Uchiyama) who wants to defeat him as well.

YOI Yuuri

From what the synopsis is explained, this anime does have a slight impression yaoi in it especially if the fujoshi who watch this anime will definitely nosebleed. Perhaps the author here inadvertently made that couple but the imagination of his fans is just too much. Or maybe the author deliberately slipped this couple so that the internet war arose and divided into two sides to maintain which husbando is the best. The main couple in here is Yuuri and Viktor. For myself, sometimes I feel a feeling that I also don’t know how to explain it. However, I see this couple as a fan and an artist who has a relationship like a bromance. Because I’m also a man, I don’t really think about it because this couple might have a heartwarming impression in it for women. But if I compare it to anime that has yaoi fanservice, Yuri!!! On ICE is different from the others. For example, I often see yaoi anime and have an unchangeable position that is uke and seme. Uke is the one on the bottom and Seme is the one who is on top. It means their shy and wild nature. But Yuri!!! On ICE is always changing. For example, Yuuri characters are shy on the outside but wild inside, while Victor is wild on the outside and shy inside. So essentially, their nature is sometimes fickle as long as you watch this anime. But, I’m not fudanshi. So, I don’t really care about it even though I’ve written so long in this article.

YOI Victor

Apart from that, Yuri!!! On ICE is actually a sports anime that has a heartwarming and tense storyline in it because sometimes I also feel it. The story is neatly arranged so the story is like something unusual that we think. For example, a rivalry but helping hand between Yuuri and Yuri. Yuri or commonly called Yurio is an antagonist in this anime. Like, Bakugou from the anime My Hero Academia which has the same personalities with Yurio. Although Yurio is an antagonist who always bullies Yuuri, Yurio’s role in here is actually important because he also sometimes supports Yuuri but in his own way. Just like Bakugou who always bully Midoriya, but his character has an important role with the protagonist. In addition, there is a lot of character development besides the three of them because you especially fujoshi will get a lot of attention in this anime. Yuri!!! On ICE is also actually arranged in such a way by the author so that sometimes cause a sense of fun but sometimes cause a sense of cries in it. The comedy element also seemed light that sometimes makes me laugh out loud and sometimes laugh a little. Although sometimes, the drama also makes us silent and touched to be witnessed.

YOI Victor Yuuri

The best first impression I got from this anime is the opening song titled History Maker by Dean Fujioka. Anime is quite unusually introduced the opening song with full English lyrics or bands from abroad. Probably the only one I’ve ever been such as My Generation by The Who from the anime “A Silent Voice,” We are not alone by coldrain from the anime “Rainbow,” and Paranoid Android by Radiohead from the anime “Ergo Proxy.” Besides, I never got it again. The Opening entitled History Maker somehow we will see something more beautiful inside, a world of skating that you will never get in other anime. In addition, I also like the ending titled You Only Live Once by YURI!!! on ICE feat. w.hatano. An electro song with English and Japanese lyric in it is the most beautiful songs. However, nothing can beat the beauty of the opening.

YOI Nikiforov

For the animation as well, this anime features two drawing styles that are 2D and 3D. 2D for the whole story and 3D in the skating scene. This animation even made by Studio MAPPA who really understand how to present the style of the artwork. Sometimes, the animation as you watch it maybe some of you will realize that the artwork is more detailed in each episode. This also really showed for the animation at the skating scene. The animated portrayal of the skating scene also has a very interesting element, sometimes portrays the skater’s feelings with a song suitable for their feelings so that we sometimes see at a glance the meanings of those movements by every skater.


Overall, Yuri!!! On ICE is not an anime that can be viewed from a single point of view because apart from it all, this anime has a heartwarming story with the skating beauty and lifts up a theme that people infrequently see. The animation is truly a masterpiece and also couple between Yuuri and Victor even though I don’t care about it. Apart from that, this anime is a must-see for all of you both men and women.