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Monday, August 26, 2013

Anime Blog 29: Death Note

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So today's anime is Death Note, a 37 episode Shonen with 3 Live Action movies and an 11 episode Live Action Japanese Drama.

**UPDATE: The end of the Live Action Drama teased a trailer for a 2016 Live Action Movie. This post will be updated after that film is released.

So I watched Death Note when it came on Adult Swim and I fell in love with it! I liked that he became a criminal killer until he went crazy (because they were catching on to him) and had to start killing EVERYONE! I loved the fact that Light was his own antagonist. Oh and I love the fact that L's real name is *SPOILER!* L. Dumbest name ever...

I also thought the live action movies were done really well and casted superbly. However L Change the World was a little weird for me because it changed how things really happened....

On another note this is the anime that I got my mother hooked on. She loves Death Note! She honestly wants one. I was going to buy her one for Christmas but she told me that if it didn't actually work she would kill me...so needless to say, I didn't buy one. I also thoroughly enjoy the opening especially the parody of  Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam from the Sistine Chapel ceiling. That was a really nice touch. And Ryuk was just an awesome character...I mean he warned Light at the beginning and actually made good on his promise at the end.

**UPDATE 2015: The Live Action drama was...interesting. It changed Light from a genius into an average guy. The story followed the same basic route and even though I didn't like the actors as much as the Live Action Movie actors, they weren't too bad. My main complaint: That Near and Mello were one character. Apparently Near has a split personality and that's who Mello is...that was weird for me. Not a fan. But I did actually like Misa in this version. Not 100% sure why but I actually liked her a lot in this version :D

So for fans of the show, you may or may not like it. Depending on a number of things. I personally liked it well enough, the anime was better, but it was ok :D

Anywayz...ART!

(Bottom L to Bottom Right: Near, L, Light (middle), Misa, and Mello)

(L to R: L, Ryuk (in back), Light, Rem (Back), Misa)
 
 
Ryuk, Light, L, and Near


 

But yeah...and Opening!
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Ok time for pros and cons:

Pros:
  • Unique storyline
  • Protagonist is own Antagonist
  • Well done casting (for the live actions)
  • Really good story
Cons:
  • Watching Light go crazy can be a bit much sometimes...
Yeah but that's about it. I can't find any other cons with it really!

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

**Shipping addition: I sometimes ship LightXL...**

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Anime Blog 28: Bus Gamer

Well...after forever I have returned. For those of you who actually follow this you will have noticed that I no longer post anything about my anime forum; unfortunately it's dead and burned and from now on I'm going to go back and post the wiki page (or equivalent) to give extra info for those of you who care about what really happened in the anime! :D

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_Gamer

Moving on: Bus Gamer was 3 episodes of OMG I LOVE THIS SHOW! The premise was that a whole bunch of companies in some city (probably Tokyo) are going to play a game involving 3-man teams fighting over a disk that contains all of an individual company's secrets. Basically protect your team's disk at all costs and try to steal the other team's disk. People actually send in applications for this game because depending on the number of rounds you win...the more money you get.

3 random people turn in an application and all 3 of them leave one question on the application blank...thus they become a team and have to work together...they're all completely different.  Toki is a really good fighter, Nobuto is also a good fighter (but in a different style) and is really good at information gathering, and Kazuo is mostly useless...in a fight that is. He's good at solving puzzles and setting traps.

I'm not 100% sure why I love this show so much but I REALLY WANT MORE OF THIS! It had plenty of action and comedy...but no romance...and strangely I liked it that way!

So as always ART!:
(L to R: Kazuo, Toki, and Nobuto)
 
It's time once more for pros and cons!
 
Pros:
  • Nice art
  • Awesome story
 
Cons:
  • Too short (so there's no ending...)
 
Since there's only 1 con...PROS WIN!
 
Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

Kei