This is the choice of the Steins Gate! Like a precious pearl whom many seek, Steins Gate is undeniably one of the best anime ever made to date! The Future Gadget Lab, headed Okabe Rintarou A.K.A Hououin Kyouma (the mad scientist), funnily enough, transforms their own microwave into a device that can send mobile text messages into the past. With the ability to send these messages called D-Mail into the past, they race against time (literally) to beat SERN, an organisation currently researching time travel and bent on using it to control the future. Continue reading →
One Week Friends is a touching tale of persevering friendship. High schooler Yūki Hase has always noticed that his classmate Kaori Fujimiya is alone all the time and seems to have no friends of her own. Moved at her loneliness he offers to become her friend. He is surprised to hear her tell him that every Monday the very existence of all her friends disappear from memory. Although he now realises and understands why she is always lonely, he is determined nevertheless to always be her friend, wishing that one day she will finally call him ‘friend.’
In a world like our own, Sensha-do, the art of tank combat or ‘Tankery’ for short, is a traditional Japanese martial art for girls. In every school there is a Tankery Club. Miho Nishizumi, a girl who has a long and proud family history in the art of Tankery, has just transferred into Ōrai Girls’ Academy in Ibaraki Prefecture…to avoid Tankery! The school’s Tankery club is believed to have been non-existent for 20 years! As Miho made new friends and enjoyed the start of her new school life in Ōrai Girls’ Academy, she is suddenly ordered by the student council to revive the school’s dead Tank Club and be their leader. Giving in to the pressure from the student council and her friends, they form the Tankery Club, marking the start of a formidable tank force.
By 2039, global warming has caused the sea levels to rise, forcing mankind to push back inland as it engulfed large parts of the world’s land. As this event was occurring, a fleet of mysterious warships appears out of nowhere, clad in a mist, known as “Fleet of Fog,” and starts attacking ships all over the world. In response to stop their attacks, humanity musters all its’ military strength to battle them out but they are utterly destroyed by the Fleet of Fog’s powerful super-weapons. With mankind’s military strength defeated, the Fleet of Fog takes over and blockades naval trade routes, taking total control of the seas. Seven years later after this tragic event took place, a submarine called I-401 from the Fleet of Fog, suddenly appears before a naval cadet, Gunzo Chihaya. The sub, powered by a humanoid life form, comes to Gunzo offering him to be its commander. The future and hope of humanity now rests on his shoulders…
“The speed at which the sakura blossom petals fall… Five centimeters per second.”
Time is the longest distance between two places. It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. Time may at moments of your life be a wonderful thing, as well as a terrible thing. Time is everything. Makoto Shinkai presents wonderfully in his masterpiece movie as time and distance being the barrier between two lovers. As it slowly passes, it gets harder and harder to reach each other as they move away and live different lives.
Studio Ghibli’s master artist, Hayao Miyazaki has given us his last masterpiece, The Wind Rises. The legacy of anime movies produced by this anime giant will end with The Wind Rises being the last film before retiring from producing anime. Among his most memorable throughout his career are: My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited away and Ponyo! Though there is only a very, very small chance he may change his mind, we all will keep hoping.
Cromartie High School was a place where population was 100% delinquent, until it suddenly became 1% less. Takashi Kamiyama, is a mild-mannered above-average student, who enrols in the school and regularly writes to his mother about his current student life at school. You’d think that he be bullied non-stop for the rest of his life right? Wrong! As twisted as the logic seems, everyone thinks he is the baddest bad guy in the school, for “only a really tough rabbit would lie down among lions”. As everyone has an average IQ of 50, which is quite low, only hilarious laughs and situations will follow.
This New Year has presented us with another jewel from the anime world, Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta, an action adventure series with romance that’s looks packed with potential! What I’m expecting from this series: epic dogfight battles, an awesome storyline that makes sense, and eye-catching visuals and from the looks of it I’m pretty sure it’s going to check all the boxes!