Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation (Review)

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Let me start by saying if you love or like the Bones tv show then you probably like Beautiful Bones.  This anime starts off with a high school student named Shotaro Tatewaki.  He is narrating the story and captures your attention when he explains how death no longer scares him as he kindly buries a cat that was ran over in from of his school.  He explain his acceptance for death because of a women named Sakurako Kujo who would be the anime version of the Temperance (Bones).  Shotaro Tatewaki would be the equivalent of Booth in the story arc except for the age difference and other character traits.  Shotaro explains that their relationship is somekind of friendship but not what you would consider normal.  The two of them look for bones and seem to find human bones on many occasions.  In the first episode, they help an investigation that would have pronounced the remains as a double suicide instead of homicide.

I give the anime at least a 4.5 so far.  A 5 star depends on how the show develops.  What can I criticize? I like the art. I like the characters.  I don’t have negatives so far.

Natalie (aka Aonide)


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GATE Review (Anime)

The latest anime that I have been watching is GATE.  I believe the season is already done.  I am a little ashamed that I did not find this one sooner.  It is not an original storyline because I remember watching another  anime with the same “gate to another world” storyline.  Let me say this, I will be finishing GATE while the other one I stopped on episode 2 or so.

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Anyway short story, a gate to another world shows up in the middle of Tokyo while the protagonist, Itami, is on his way to some kind of convention.  Itami was more bothered by the fact that the invaders from the gate ruined his day off at the convention then the idea of them killing people.  Oh ya, the invaders are these medieval knights.  Well surprisingly, Itami kills one of the soldiers and I am think “Where did he learn those moves?”  Well, come to find out Itami is in the army and work to feed his hobby.  The Japanese army goes through the gate and establishes a fortress after killing more armies.  After the fighting somewhat cools down, the Defense Force sends Itami out with his group to make contact with the native people.  I can appreciate that the language is different and that Itami has difficulty communicating with the natives.  I am happy to announce that Itami gets to meet his cute anime girls.  It so funny how him and his buddy joke about meeting a cat girl… geeking out.

Overall, I really enjoy the show and I can’t wait to finish watching it…but it makes me sad because that means I have to wait for season 2.

by Natalie (aka Aonide)

 


 

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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma – Review

I am also looking for new anime to watch.  I love to discover a new show whether or not its a spin-off from another anime or not.  Some people feel that anime are repetitive and always follow the same story arch and have the same characters.  Personally, I can’t argue the similarities but I prefer to judge an anime based on its own merit.  In other words, I am not always comparing anime to each other.  Instead, I ask myself, “Why do I like/dislike this anime? Am I going to keep watching?”

My latest anime enjoyment has been Food Wars! Shokugeki no Somathis.  My friends and I refer to the show as Food Porn because the characters have an orgasm when they eat really good food.  It one way to demonstrate how good the food is without being able to eat it.  And these “O” moments are also comical when the food is bad or when the fantasy “O” moment looks like the food being tasted.  I also enjoy the character interactions especially between the main character Yukihira Soma and Nakiri Erina who is the top student at the culinary school.  They are very competitive.  Soma is determined to make her acknowledge his cooking while Erina is determined to deny his skills and make him quit the school.  As for the storyline, Soma wants to become a great chef and surpass his father.  Out of nowhere his father closes there shop and enrolls Soma in a culinary school with a 10% graduation rate.  The question is whether Soma will improve or not in an intensely competitive environment where your choice of shampoo may get you expelled…..  Overall, I really and enjoy this anime and look forward to the new episode each week.