Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, Teito’s sheltered by the church and it’s law of sanctuary. Here, he discovered many mysteries surrounding himself, the church, and the Empire itself. The fact that he might be connected to a dethroned king and the mystical stone of god.
First Episode Review:
The storyline seems interesting enough; orphaned child seeking revenge for his deceased father. After the first episode, I must admit I want to continue on. It has a funny touch of comedic dialogue with serious moments of murderous intent. What’s preventing me from watching on is the animation, which I’m not a fan of but since it was created in 2009, I can look past it. I can tell they love to make masculine men and little cute chibi like boys, who both share the same characteristic of silky hair. The soundtrack isn’t too shabby. Their choice of weaponry consists of semi-futuristic weapons, magic runes, and I think I saw a scythe in the opening credits. Since the entire series only has 25 episodes, I think it’ll be worth watching. So I’ll give it my recommendation.
**I did end up finishing the entire series so if you would like the 7-Ghost overall review, there you go.
No, it is not a yaoi but if you wanna get technical, it’s somewhat of a Shounen-ai.
No.6. An utopia. Inside the citizens lived peacefully and luxuriously. Sion was one of them, unquestioning authority until he met Nezumi. A stray fugitive boy who held a knife to his throat but to Nezumi’s surprise, Shion did not scream but instead helped him. Years after the boys depart, their roles are switched and Sion is arrested for treason but is saved by Nezumi. He takes them to the area outside the walls of No.6 and conspiracies inside the utopia begin to make themselves clear.
For starters, it didn’t live up to my expectations. The relationship between Sion and Nezumi was rushed and some scenes felt they were made to please the audience instead of helping develop characterizations or plots. There are a lot of holes in the story line but it was interesting to watch. The science fiction plot bring many unpredictable twists and turns. But don’t even get me started on the ending. The anime was fine until the last couple episodes. If anything, this series should have been a lot longer since it’s unrealistic to be able to shove the entire concept into the short number of episodes.
The animation and the use of characteristic expressions were well done. The writing of the characters themselves, not so much. The music was a little strange but understandable.
I am seriously debating about reading the manga, hoping it will bring a better name to the series but in 11 episodes, No.6 managed to give themselves a score of 6.5/10.
Sons of Satan? Yes please.
Ao no Exorcist was one of the hottest animes this year.
Every day demons are around to cause havoc to humans. They roam everywhere but the God of Demons, Satan, isn’t able to roam the living/human world of Assiah without a strong enough host that can contain him and all of his powers. So naturally he creates his own hosts, sons, twins, Yukio and Rin. The twin boys are brought up by a human exorcist in hopes of having a normal life. But when Satan kills the man who brought them up, Rin decides on becoming an exorcist to get revenge. Oh and when I say exorcist, I don’t mean holy crosses. I mean guns, bombs, legit weapons.
What started out as an anime filled with vengeance and action later turned into something more settle. Later it began to revolve around on Rin and his lack of ability to study, although Rin has made quite the character development, the story line because less and less, how do you say it, believable? After all how can a group of exorcists in training hope to defeat the God of all Demons?
The action scenes featured in this is quite short and dramatic, but enough to keep you entertained. The comedic parts are tied in frequently to give the audience a chuckle. I personally loved the soundtrack and the characters are amazing lovable as well as the artwork.
But like most animes, it’s rushed, left many unanswered questions, and differed from the actually manga since the manga series hasn’t been finished. But judging the anime solely on itself, with only 25 episodes, I’ll give it a 9/10.
I may be a little biased since I really enjoyed the anime.
Besides having one of the most amazing fan base in the world, this anime is near the top of my list. The characters are so well written and there is not a character that I dislike. Not to mention the soundtrack is amazing.
In a world of death, the Millennium Earl turns the mourning into demons. The exorcists are the ones who defend the world from the demons aka “akuma”. D.Gray-man mainly focuses on one exorcist by the name of Allen Walker. This cute white haired boy goes on a journey to search for his master as he fights a number of akuma with a team of exorcist. Allen is special, he is the only one who can see akuma with the power of his cursed eye. Along with that power is his weapon, powered by innocence or the will of God is fused with his body. A rare weapon since most of the others’ “innocence” is fused with a material item. There are many arcs and battles the exorcists go through but the real battle begins when the Earl and his “family”, the Noah, begin killing off the strongest exorcists.
I find the story very original, though it’s hard to actually “win” since the Earl constantly has people turning into demons. Some story arcs I had to push myself to finish, though semi-interesting it could drag a little. The anime is balanced between comedy and action. Near the end the group the Noahs, seem a little more like comedic characters than the dark, evil villains like in the beginning, just a little.
The ending of course was a cliff hanger like most since they decided to make it while the manga was still being written. But this anime consists of 2 seasons and 103 episodes.
This has got to be one of my favorite anime.
Igarashi Ganta was living a normal middle school student life before the “Red Man” appears and murders Ganta’s entire class. Ganta is arrested, charged guilty and is sent to a special prison called “Deadman Wonderland”. It’s a prison, where tourist can come and watch prisoners perform. As he tries to survive the nasty challenges he is discovered to have a special power, a power that allows him to manipulate his blood and use it as a weapon. When the warden finds out, he makes Ganta fight with other people with the same ability until one of them loses or is killed.
I hate Ganta, with a passion, he’s a crybaby and a wuss. But all the other characters are fine, especially my favorite character, Shiro. The animation is well done, storyline well written. The anime finished with only 12 episodes, the manga still being written, so the ending was a huge cliffhanger, many strings were left untied, etc. Regardless, I loved it, except the ending of course. Be warned, it’s not really a comedy, only Ganta’s crying face is.
C. It had an interesting name, so I gave it a shot.
C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, I’m going to say, it felt and seemed very rushed. They tried to fit in such a huge concept in 11 episodes and that doesn’t always turn out so well. But truthfully, I loved C. It’s concept is really original, though it is semi difficult to understand at first especially if you’re clueless about economics.
It starts out with a college student, Kimimaro, who is offered a large amount of money. To be able to keep the money he must go through battles or deals weekly located in the “financial district”. If he looses a battle, and his money is lost, then his “future” in the real world will be lost. He gets a card and he is able to summon his “asset”. It’s kind of like Yugioh but the life points are actually the characters’ money/stocks.
Even though the setting was amazing, the characters were, a bit bland. Each came with their own “sob” story but that’s about it. I think the writers tried to go in depth a little more but with the sudden shortening of the series they gave up on that.
I’d give it a 7/10.
So let me tell you something about Pandora Hearts.
The anime definitely ruined itself, it started out well but as it progresses, the plot is loss.
The story revolves around a little carefree boy, Oz, who, on his fifteenth birthday gets kidnapped by people in capes. He then is banished to a parallel universe and there he meets and creates a contract with a headstrong girl, Alice, who happens to be a huge bunny with a scythe. The rest of the anime supposedly focuses on the Oz trying to help Alice find her lost memories. I warn you, this anime can get quite confusing if you don’t pay attention, for it contains a lot of flashbacks and things like that.
Overall, I give props for the original plot when the story was dark, interesting, with a tint on humor. But the ending to the anime is dry and I suggest you read the manga for it has a more steady storyline. Personally, I had motivation to finish the anime because of a later-known character named Jack, who is a hot piece of work. So with that, I’ll add that the animation wasn’t too bad.
An anime I found myself comparing this to was, Kuroshitsuji because PH had a “master/bulter” theme which fangirls/boys would love. So if you liked that, I’d probably recommend Pandora Hearts, at least the first couple episodes.
So Pandora Hearts, 25 episodes, with a depleting plot line, I give you a 6.5/10.