Time for my Anime Review 2008!!!
1. DEATH NOTE
MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE!!!
Ok, I admit. This anime has been around for quite sometime, but it’s still worth mentioning! Until now I haven’t found any other anime as excellent as Death Note.
Please, i beg u, dont watch the live-action movie!! Both episodes suck big time. I truly hate them to the core!! HAUEhAUEhuAEe.. I heard the manga is good, but to me, anime is still the best. So please dont watch the live action movies, they don’t come close to the originals. They miss some crucial points here and there, so not worth watching. 😛
An extremely intellegent young man named Light Yagami comes across one book, called Death Note. When a human’s name is written within it, that person shall die. So Light uses this book to make him as a God, judging who are worthy to live in this world and who are not. People fear this so-called God, cause people can just drop dead anywhere any second. So the authorities form a special unit, led by another intellegent young man called L, to find out and stop all the chaos. This anime is a game of cat and mouse. A battle of intellegence and wits.
Why I like it so much?
The things that Light and L do to outshine each other will bring you to the edge of your seat. In my opinion, no other anime is this smart. You will never guess the next action or the next turn of the story. Many twists. Definitely my kind of anime. This is the first time I actually cheer on the bad guy, Light. He is THAT good 😛
2. LOVELY COMPLEX
I don’t really like romance, but this one exceeds my expectation. Funny as hell.
A story about a schoolgirl who is in love with a guy who is way shorter than her. The things that she does to impress or steal his heart are just hilarous. It does have some cliche and sad moments but the funny parts are too great to be missed! Well, to tell u the truth, I admit that I found this anime kinda romantic 😛 …. *ok move on*
3. VAMPIRE KNIGHT
Good looking vampires!!!!!!
If vampires are this good looking, I dont mind them biting me EhuaEHAUEHuAHE … (*gigit deh gigittttttt!!!* 😛 )
Other than the looks, this anime is pretty entertaining. I like the way/the system of the vampire hierarchy in the story. Did give me goosebumps here and there. Story about a school which is divided into two classes. Day Class and Night Class. The Day Class consists of normal humans, and none of them know that, the night class consists of…, yeah you guessed it, – vampires.
Other than the usual pleasing-to-the-eyes characters, the story does have some depth in it. The mysteries surrounding several of the main characters are slowly unfolded one by one. I’m very interested in Kaname, who is the leader of the Vampire pack in the Night Class as he is a very mysterious, possessing powers that we haven’t seen fully exposed yet. I also felt some kind of awe of him. I don’t know yet if he will end up to be the good guy or the bad guy.
Anyway this anime has two season. First season has just ended, second season will come out in October 2008. Can’t wait.
4 HIGURASHI NO NAKU KORO NI
This anime kicks butt!!! hehehehe.. Don’t be deceived by the sweet innocent look of the characters. 😀
Higurashi has two seasons as well. First season will mess up your head. When I first watched it, I was like “WHOA!! What the… ” throughout the series. Very confusing, but too engaging not to continue with the rest.
*spoiler ahead* (will try not to give out too much)
The first season actually tells four arc stories. So, for example, if someone dies in the first 4 episodes, he/she will still be alive in the next 4 episodes or so. And more often than not, the story will be completely different but with the same characters. Very confusing, yes, but this is all worth it. You will understand the reason beyond all the confusing storyplot in the second season. And you will be amazed how each storyline, eventhough they may seem to be completely different from each other, they are actually intertwined and serve a specific purpose. Highly recommended for those who like gripping and surprising plot. Very bloody anime though 😀 Got to have a strong stomach watching it.
5. OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB
Another hilarious anime! But also sweet 🙂
A young schoolgirl is mistaken as a boy when she joins a new school. Because of some circumstances, she has to join a club called Ouran Host Club, consisting 6 extremely attractive young men. There, she gains reputation as a cute boy and has to ‘serve’ girls who come to the club and wanting to be entertained by the hosts. Each host has different qualities that make them stand out from the rest and make the girls go crazy over them. For example, one of the character, Mitzukuni, is the most adorable host. He looks like an elementary school kid, loves cute things, carrying bunny soft toy everywhere. But girls just LOVE him for his kawaii-ness factor.
If you have a bad day, this is a perfect anime to watch…
I REALLY REALLY LOVE THIS ANIME!!!
I can’t explain it any better than this (taken from Wikipedia)
Each of the stories in the series involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral further and further out of control. Immortal alchemists, mafias, and many other elements of pulp fiction mashed together for a world straight out of the movies.
In 1711, a group of alchemists seeking eternal life gathered on a boat to summon the “demon” that held the secret. The demon agreed to give them what they wanted—an elixir of life, the method to create more, and the secret to ending their new-found existence. The following night, alchemists began disappearing, “eaten” by one of their own. Realizing the threat posed by being close together, they decided to scatter across the world.
Centuries later, the immortals have come together once again, and the “stupid commotion” starts.
The anime consists of a lot of characters with unique qualities. I especially love these two characters, Isaac and Miria. We call them idiot-thief. Very2 funny couple. For me, these two alone are the top comedians in the whole anime kingdom. 😛 . They are way funnier than Tenma and the gank of School Rumble hehe..
The story may be weird at first, but just hang on 🙂
BACCANO! is in my top 10 anime list of all time!!
7. JIGOKU SHOUJO
Quite interesting anime. The story sometimes kinda slow though, but it’s alright. I like the point that the series consist of different short stories. So one episode one story kinda thing. It’s not too deep to think about yet still manage to deliver horror.
A website called Hell Correspondence has the power to seek revenge for those who felt that they deserve to kill their tormentor. They can just type in the name of the person they wish to kill. It may sound weird, but this website will alert the Hell Girl to act on their revenge. But the one who uses this website, will have to enter a pact where their soul, in time of their death, will go straight to hell.
Quite entertaining to watch.
8. NIGHT HEAD GENESIS
Love this anime too!
A slight disappointment with the ending as I was expecting more. If only the writer spent some more time developing the final ending, no doubt, has the potential to be better and bigger.
But nevertheless, it was an entertaining rollercoaster ride.
Two brothers are cast away/sold by their family to some research organization as they both possess some supernatural abilities. Fifteen years later, they escape and thus their journey discovering themselves start when they try to get into normal society. How they use their power for good or for bad.
The build up to the climax at the end of the series is excellent with a nice twist at the end.
And this anime has the most-totally-absolutely-handsomest anime character ever!!! (if there is such a word)
NAOTO!!!!! I LOVE NAOTOOOO!!! My kind of anime guy.. hehe..
ANIME I’M CURRENTLY WATCHING
1, Chiko – Heir of The Phantom Thief
Good stuff!! So far only watched till episode 14. Still running. This anime is more about mystery and being a thief, with VERY LITTLE touch on romance.
Chiko leads a lonely life after her wealthy parents pass away, leaving her with her aunty who is trying to kill her to get the inheritance. One day, she is abducted by a legendary thief, Twenty Faces, whom no one knows what his real face looks like. Thus her journey becoming his heir start.
Very highly recommended.
2. Natsume Youjinchou
A cute and sweet anime.
Natsume is a boy who can see spirits. One day, he inherits a book called A Book Of Friends which contains a large number of names belonged to demons/spirits. These demons are using a lot of ways to get their name back. Some are horrible, but mostly are way cute.
This anime is nothing like Death Note hehe.. The episodes are sweet and very light. I love the ending song. Make me want to move to the countryside. The whole feeling of this anime is like laying down in the middle of rice field with soft breeze. Very warm and relaxing.
I also love the cat character. You just can’t guess who he really is from his look hehe.. He adds up the spice in the anime.
Thats all from me for now. Why I wrote this whole entry in English? Cause some people complained as the past anime review I wrote was partly in Indonesian 😛
Anyways, you can check out my other anime review here