Kill La Kill
- Best Anime
By talh on Dec, 29 2016
It's been said by many veteran anime watchers that anime is dying. In the old days we had our Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Wolf's Rain, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Akira, FLCL, Berserk, Fist of the North Star, and Miyazaki; we had Space Captain Harlock, Lupin the Third, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Ghost in the Shell. Even if you haven't seen these, you've likely at least heard of them and the impact that they've had on anime as a whole. Anime was an intellectual, creative medium that reflected flair and pizzazz. It wasn't just silly entertainment for kids, like many Western cartoons, and people of all ages could enjoy it. As of late it seems that anime has been stuck in a rut of moe, harems, rom-coms with unrealistically dense male MC’s, and onii-chan/imouto obsessive garbage. Lately there's been a lack of courage to sack up, step outside of the box, and say, "Hey, let's try something new." After you peruse season after season of the same regurgitated genres you might find yourself wondering
- Amazing series, fantastic animation quality and wonderfully
By talh on Jul, 11 2016
Not much that I am willing to say about this anime. I've been watching anime for years, well over 100 series or so completed under my belt. I'm getting kinda old now (I suppose) and I was considering turning off the light on continuing to watch anime after I was kind of disappointed with Shingeki no Kyojin. A friend of mine suggested that I watch this, to be reminded that not every series needs to have a fantastic, ground-breaking plot and/or take itself so seriously.
I must say that I have waited for each episode in high anticipation and I am very sad to find that the series ends after only 12 episodes. Some will be happy that it's only a short one, so they can move onto many other things on their list. Others like myself will be quite let down.
For what it is, Noragami (Stray God) is a breath of fresh air from the usual super mainstream anime with multi-million dollar animation crews and genre-defining plots that control the larger and more rambunctous fandoms these days.