Anime, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Harem, Review, Romance, Slice-of-life

Saekano S1 (Anime Review)

Name: Saekano

No. of episodes: 12

Genre: Slice of life, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, Harem

*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS*

Review: While I had downloaded this anime way back in early 2016, I finally decided to check it out now, since its second season just ended. Well, at least for now, I would say that I don’t particularly regret that decision, but I’m not proud of it either. ‘Saekano’ is based on the usual high school genre with the generic otaku protagonist, the generic twin tailed tsundere childhood friend, the extremely sexy upperclassman and the sudden main heroine. However, the thing that makes it a little different is the fact that the main heroine, doesn’t have that much of a presence (Heck, she doesn’t even shows much emotions too). So, Tomoya (Ze protagonist) has a fateful encounter with Katou (Ze heroine) in a spring day, which gave him the sudden urge to create a game ‘That will touch the heartstring of every guy out there’; and for that he consults Eriri (Ze childhood friend) and Utaha (Ze Sempai~) to help him achieve his dream. While he didn’t have any idea who that girl was, he wanted to make sure that he finds her out and approaches her to be the main heroine of his game; later, he found out that she was his classmate and she has been approaching him for various works for the past one year, but thanks to her lack of presence, she has been savagely ignored by everyone. Tomoya takes it upon himself to convert her into the perfect ‘Dating sim heroine stuff’ while completing his game with the other girls who are bound to lose in the harem competition.

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Weakness: For an anime with a huge amount of clichés, there were bound to be some pretty obvious mistake:
1) The story drags a little too long in showing the part where Tomoya tries his best in convincing Eriri and Utaha to join his project (It almost takes up 3-4 episodes).
2) There were some moments when the atmosphere was supposed to be tense, but sadly, they weren’t able to interpret that darkness quite well to make us anxious about the next episode.
3) Tomoya’s cousin, Michiru, is introduced in the story in the later half, but there wasn’t anything that significant for her character except for stretching the length of the story, to end the season at a cliffhanger.

Best scene: I ship Utaha and Tomoya, so obviously, the best scene would go to the time when the Utaha route was at focus. I loved the scene where Tomoya and Utaha were in a hotel and were working on the story that he wanted to get featured for the first ending of his game. While it was fun, what made the fun really awesome was the, HOT FANSERVICE OF UTAHA IN A BATH ROBE *-*)/ (Nope, just kidding), chemistry that they shared while working together all night in something serious, still finding time to joke around a bit (The ship almost felt real at that time).

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Favourite character: After what I said in the Best scene thread, need I say more about this question? Of course it will be my new bae, Kasumigaoka Utaha. What really is amazing about her isn’t the fact that she has a great figure and dressing sense (Well I do admit they are part of her waifu points tho), it’s her sadistic yet cute attitude and chemistry shared with Tomoya that makes her so freaking awesome. Wew! I don’t think I could stop talking about her, she’s just so amazing!!

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Art style: No doubt about this attribute of the anime, the art style and animation are fucking awesome!! The female characters are just way too cute and the details spent on each of them is plausible (Especially the red and black gradient eyebrows of the characters). Apart from character design, the background was really well done too and it really made me salute A-1 pictures for providing us anime series with such beautiful art.

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OP/ED/BGM: Well I’m a fan of rock and other loud songs, so this anime’s OP or ED wasn’t that good for me. Yes, it was good but it was way too slow for me to like it. I do have to admit that certain BGMs at the serious part of the story really hyped me up and it made me realise how important BGM is for certain series (I really swear I heard  the BGM used for Sasuke in 6th season of Shippuden, in here too).

Ratings: This anime was filled with clichés, generic characters, awkward statements and situations; but still what made it kinda good was the fact that it constantly broke the fourth wall and joked around about its own series and story building a couple of times, showing it’s sport spirit. Still, I would rate it 7 out of 10 because it wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. However, I expect great things from its second season.

And with that my review about the 1st season of Saekano. What do you think about this anime, would you like to watch it or not? What were your thoughts on it (If you have already watched)? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

 

Anime, Comedy, Drama, Emotional, Romance, Slice-of-life, Supernatural

Some Underrated Anime You Should Check Out!

After I ended the torture series (Kuzu no Honkai), I found some series which I have not heard about from many people; in fact, they were either personal recommendation or just a lucky encounter in Google. When I completed them, I realized that these works are quite exquisite but failed to make the cut only because of lack of recognition or promotion. That’s why, today I would be writing about some underrated anime which deserves to be checked out. So without any delay, let’s get right into it.

  • Spice and Wolf:

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    If you have been following my blog for quite some time then you are sure to have come across this name before. This anime is basically about a merchant who decides to drop a Wolf deity (In female form, of course) back to her home in the North while fighting off various business related problems with their combined wisdom; a romantic plot is also followed which basically gets spotlight in the second season. The beauty of this anime is that it manages to keep us at the edge of our once you start watching it for real (Even though it may seem monotonous at first). Not to mention that Holo (Wolf deity) is seductive, even though she isn’t that lucky in some proportion :3
    So yeah, do give this anime a try if you like the slice of life genre with occasional stressful moments.

  • Welcome to the NHK:

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    It’s the oldest anime in this list and maybe that’s why it’s not that much known among the current generation; but that doesn’t means you should ignore this series. The story is about a college dropout, Satou, who has now become a Hikikomori or a shut in. One day, he is approached by a high school girl, who keeps persuading him to let her help him as she has full confidence that she could turn him into a normal guy once again. Even though he came up with various excuses at first, he eventually agreed and thus, started their counselling to turn the perverted shut in into a confident normal adult. Welcome to NHK is sure a pain to deal with in the first 3 episodes, thanks to Satou’s cringe worthy decisions and delusions. But once things get settled up a little, then we start to enjoy the situations Satou goes through as well as the romance that stirs up between him and Misaki, the female high schooler. The idea adopted was quite new to me, but then again, it was a really good anime that could use some recognition too.

  • Uchouten Kazoku:

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    A few months back, Karandi recommended me to watch this series. Even though I downloaded it some days after that, I decided to watch it a lot later; and I do not regret that decision. Set in Kyoto, The Eccentric Family is about a Tanuki (The animals who stroll the land while having the power to shape shift), Yasaburou, and his daily adventures as he deals with his master, the Tengu (The creatures who fly in the sky and regard themselves better than humans and Tanukis) who can’t fly anymore, his 3 brothers and mom while handling the constant trouble caused by the branch family, the Ebisugawa’s, and continue interaction with the humans (Those who are practically stronger than the Tengus and Tanukis and are also known to devour Tanuki). The interesting thing about this series is that it manages to get us habituated to their absurd world as if it’s not a big deal and lets us understand the problems that the family runs into from time to time. The art style of this anime is pretty unique and has a refreshing feel to it. I recommend this anime to anyone who would like to loosen up a bit with a normal family drama mixed with a little bit of fantasy.

  • The Tatami Galaxy:

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    I found this anime in a post of Goboiano which gave us a list of anime with an out of the box animation style. While most of the titles in that anime looked pretty much normal to me, the art style of The Tatami Galaxy stood out way too much. I downloaded it thinking it to be a short series or that maybe the story will be complete shit; I was wrong. The story is about a college freshman who desires for a rose colored college life and on his attempt to find that, he chooses different clubs only to get wasted every time at the end of two years. However, every time he reaches that time and asks for another chance, he travels back to the very first day of colleges and chooses a different path (Of course, he has no idea of that fact; even though he gets a feeling as if it has happened before from time to time). To be honest, the concept really blew my mind; who would have thought that an anime with that kinda art style has a foundation like this (Now that I think about it, the art style is not bad…. it’s different). The interesting part is that even though the basic story is repeated is repeated every episode, with some changes in the follow up, we don’t get bored of it and actually ask for more (Provided that you have the talent of not bailing out in the very second episode and can read subtitles really fast because damn the dialogues are fast). I would recommend all of you to watch this anime more than any other in this list and would advise you all to watch it to the end as it would all be worth it then. If you haven’t watched this then you’re missing out on an amazing experience in the anime world.

And that sums up my list for some underrated that you should check out. What do you think about this list? Are you familiar with any of these series? Are there any more series that should make the cut? Let me know in the comment section below! Thanks for reading!

Anime, Drama, Ecchi, Review, Romance

Kuzu no Honkai (Episode 12 Review)

Have you ever managed to pass a subject by only one mark or margins low like that? Well, if you have been through that kind of a situation then let me tell you this, ‘Kuzu no Honkai’ is feeling the same way.

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STORY OF 12TH EPISODE:

The finale of this series starts by letting us know that it’s November and autumn has just started. After 2 episodes, Hanabi finally gets a natural screen time. She’s shown buying a drink when two of her classmates ask her to be a stage hand for the preparation of the Cultural Festival. Her attitude kinda shows that she’s not that much interested, but a sudden flashback of Mugi advising her to try to blend in more makes her agree to their request. A little later, she sees Mugi walking down towards his class. She tries to call out to him, but for some reasons, she doesn’t do it.

The main story starts with Kanai declaring his wedding date to Hanabi’s household. Kanai and Hanabi decided to take a walk while talking about the wedding and many other stuff, that includes him switching over to contacts. While things were sweet and it seemed as if nothing is wrong between them, it would be incorrect to say that the tension was actually pretty high. Kanai breaks the fake happy situation by asking if she would come to his wedding but thankfully, things went to his favour as Hanabi acted mature and promised him that she would go.

The next day was the cultural festival and things became quite busy for Hanabi as well as the other peoples in the preparation committee. In her break time, we see Hanabi somehow watching the fashion show organized by one of the classes and THERE we see the reason why Moca was created. Actually, that character was created ONLY to teach us the lesson that if you love someone from the bottom of the heart and don’t expect anything in return, even if that love doesn’t succeeds, you would still feel refreshed from your side (I do have to admit Moca looked incredibly beautiful in that fashion show). Later in the show we see Hanabi trying to take a breather from the strenuous working schedule by sitting inside the gym. While she was thinking about the past and searching for the reason she met Mugi and made that pact (The Friends with Benefits pact), she somehow falls asleep; and wakes up to find that Mugi was also there at the other side of the gym.

Now cut to some months after the cultural festival (Anxious about what happened in the gym? You won’t get to know that yet. SUFFER!!). The class is holding a ‘Congratulations for getting married’ kinda event for Kanai and Akane. We get to see another guy who, in the cover of helping Hanabi, tried his luck to confess to her……. Only to be interrupted by none other than, Ecchan (Yes, the girl who needed to be away from her for some time). He never got to confess, but his feelings were carried and politely TURNED DOWN by Hanabi. Now, the main focus for now is Ecchan who claims to have recovered from the heartbreak and is now ready to continue her friendship with Hanabi. Ecchan has cut her hair now because it has many memories associated with her unrequited love. Hanabi is really happy to have her best friend back; Ecchan on the other hand, feels refreshed.

Back to the event hold for Akane and Kanai, we get to see everyone really happy for them (But they’re NPCs, to hell with what they feel). Hanabi still stays a little away from the croud. Kanai tries to approach her but Akane stops him and goes to her, only to poke her with a rose (Her childish side is so cute);  on her way back, she advices Hanabi to make sure he doesn’t gets stolen from her in next life.

As we reach the climax scenes, we see Hanabi and Mugi at the school entrance. They make a small eye contact, and as she walks towards the door, we wonder if she would talk to him or not. Then again, cut to the cultural festival evening where they meet each other in the gym.While Hanabi wonders if there is a chance for them to come back to each other, now that both of their love has ended, her thoughts get interrupted by a sincere apology from Mugi; an apology for leaving her all alone when it mattered the most. Hanabi accepts the apology with a mocking smile. They both talk to each other a lot, maybe to make up the time they lost, but when it was the time to go separate ways, they share this one last hug and then they decide to end things for real.

Now, I guess you have the clue to how Hanabi and Mugi reacted in front of the school gate. Yes, they acted like perfect strangers and carried out their business. While they knew it would hurt a lot and they would be glad to start again together, they also knew that what they’re searching for is true love, and for that, they will have to let go of these old feelings.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

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I kinda guessed this episode would just show how everyone fared after Mugi got rejected and stuff. The story didn’t have a very romantic and ‘All is well’ kinda ending, but that ending surely proved that this anime was not targeted towards kids. While the sudden and almost useless fan service from the beginning to the middle episodes were a huge pain, they somehow made it natural and easy to digest in the last episodes. Honestly speaking, the amount of excellence the story offers in the end makes all the torture we have been through, somewhat acceptable (Even though I would still say the story is a torture). I’m actually glad that they didn’t gave in to the pressure of high ratings and showed Mugi and Hanabi get back together, because let’s face it, their love wasn’t true. The art style and other aspects remain top notch; in fact, they went up another level when they got paired up with a good story in the end. Voice acting for the female characters was good, but the male voice cast didn’t feel that fitting (Did I mention that I have fallen in love with Hanabi’s voice?); the opening and ending remains enchanting and fitting for the series. While we were in the middle of the series, I had my mind made up to rate it 3/10. But their excellent recovery in the last 3 episodes, especially the 11th episode made sure that they get a tiny bit of appreciation for doing well in the end and secure 5/10 from me (Don’t ask for more, this series still is pretty fucked up). I would recommend you guys to see this series, but a big warning to those who are pure sadists, have just started out dating, like happy endings or hate seeing things fall apart.

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FINALLY IT’S OVER!! Thanks a lot to all those who stuck with me through this torture series, it really means a lot to me. Be sure to tell me what you thought of this series as a whole and do you mind if I keep calling it the torture series or not XD.

Anime, Drama, Ecchi, Review, Romance

Kuzu no Honkai (Episode 11 Review)

Today’s review would surely take you all in for a surprise, because instead of ranting about how bad and cringe worthy the certain episode of this series is, I would actually be praising this particular episode of Kuzu no honkai.

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The Transition Screen is White now…

STORY OF 11TH EPISODE:

This episode, just like 10th episode, starts with a small flashback of Akane’s life; this time, it was about how one of her previous boyfriend reacted when she cheated on him. She says she has a hard time realizing why people get sad when she does those stuff and at the same time, she yearns for those negative and frustrated emotions so much, that she keeps on cheating. However, she surprisingly admits that she doesn’t actually like doing it, it’s more of a habit. At that time, an imagery of Kanai asks while hugging her, Why should she do it, if she doesn’t likes it?; basically that imagery was just her asking herself the same question again and again.

Akane promised Mugi for a date but before that, he went on for a one day hot spring trip with Kanai; mostly to seek answers about what he actually meant that day as well as what his true nature is. They checked in to a nice hotel room. While Kanai was delighted with the beautiful view and the windy weather, Akane was thinking of ways to seduce him; she failed miserably in that though.

Later that night, Akane asked him what he meant by the statement that Akane could continue being as she is, to which he replied that, it’s something she loves so he doesn’t minds that; as long as the people he loves are happy, he is happy. Akane feels guilty as well as surprised as to what he just said, she couldn’t understand what he meant by that but at the same time, she was shown whining and being bashful for the first time in this story and she clearly showed it that she doesn’t wants to continue being as she has been for so many years; she has found her first love and wants to be with him (Dunno if it’s necessary but Kanai and Akane had sex), The next day, Kanai musters up courage and proposes to Akane, who, obviously, was shocked by the sudden confession but she accepted it in no time.

The next part of the story focusses on Akane and Mugi’s date. While it’s their first date together, Mugi has a feeling that this would be their last date too. Mugi reveals an obvious fact about Akane, he says that the reason Akane acts like that is because she actually wants to escape boredom, and her way of doing it is assigning herself to a certain role, be it a teacher or just another woman. His desire to be with her all the time made him almost confess to Akane (I think) but just as he was going to say anything, Akane declared that she’s gonna get married; shaken, even though he was by the sudden news, he congratulates her and tries to handle the case in a mature way. However, when Akane was leaving, his feelings weren’t able to be suppressed anymore and he confessed his inner feelings to her, to which Akane smiled and said, ‘Thank you’ (Damn, I’m starting to hate this sentence). And thus, Mugi’s unrequited love came to an end.

MY THOUGHTS:

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And the female lead only got 1 min screen time………. Yay

I have always been honest with my feelings whenever I’ve reviewed an anime and I would like to continue that trend here too. I have absolutely no shame in admitting that this episode was good. Even after all I have been through it would be bad to label it good in comparison to the previous ones; it’s honestly good as a normal anime episode. Yes, there were sex scenes in this episode too but unlike the other ones, these weren’t forced; in fact, this episode’s sex scene was a great way to foster the Kanai x Akane ship.

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Finally….

What I liked about this episode was that we feel happy for the Akane and Kanai but we also feel bad for Mugi as his love was also true but it didn’t get to that stage. Overall, I would say that if this anime gets a good rating then it would all be because of these last few episodes. I’m really excited to see the last episode and how this painful series comes to an end.

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He’s stupid… But still I feel bad for him….
Anime, Drama, Ecchi, Review, Romance

Kuzu no Honkai (Episode 10 Review)

Welcome to the phase of the story where the whole focus suddenly shifts from Hanabi to Akane and Mugi, for absolutely no reason. Damn, Akane even took the protagonist power away from her.

STORY OF 10TH EPISODE:

The beginning of this episode told us that there will be lots and lots of fanservice this time. The episode starts with Akane and Mugi having sex in his room…. Why, you ask? Because it’s bound to happen when a woman and a man are alone and there is no one in the house (RIP Logic). While Mugi keeps saying that he knows the reason she was here was just because she wanted to do it, dude, just shut the f**k up; you, yourself, are responsible for falling into this mess.

In the later part we see a small backstory where Akane tells us who were her first time. The one who took her virginity was an upperclassman in high school that was the crush of almost every girl in the school. While she enjoyed the gentle and shy sex, the thing that she enjoyed the most was the feeling of superiority that she got after trampling over the dreams of the other girls of her class; and THAT feeling became the reason she became what she is now. Then, cut to present where she is with Mugi in his….ahem… bedroom. As Akane was preparing to leave, Mugi tries to take an inititative and invites her to a date but Akane on  the other hand, pleases her sadistic side by saying, “That day is Kanai sensei’s day” and leaves (God I love it when she is being a pure sadist). Mugi, however, spends the rest of the day feeling irritated and wondering why he succumbed to his desires. But he doesn’t gives up and again confronts her. He calls Akane to an empty room and asks her to not to go out with Kanai the next day. Akane, as usual, uses her “Sweet and seductive” attitude to infuriate him more and as expected, he snaps and…… kisses her and pins her to desk whining about the same thing (Like, WTF bruh? Is that all you can do?), but to no avail.

Now, what we’re gonna talk about next is the exciting part of the story, Akane x Kanai ship. Akane and Kanai were on a date in an aquarium. While Kanai was happily reciting his facts about Penguins, Akane, on the other hand, was feeling dejected and anxious because it was the first time a guy didn’t ask for sex after doing it with her once; her pride was hurt and noticing how boring he was, in comparison to others, she decided to make this date her last one, BUT, things didn’t go quite that well. On their way to home, they crossed paths with “The guy seen in the family restaurant”. He thought that Kanai was one of the other guys she fooled around with and thus (Maybe out of jealousy or spite), he reveals every fact about her. Even though after spouting all those stuff about her, he ran away, Akane didn’t try to use any excuse and tells him that it was all true and that’s why, she would like to call it their last date. She was walking back towards home, thinking about returning to the same old world that she belongs to…… BUT, surprise-surprise, Kanai pulls her back and says that she can be as she is and he doesn’t minds that at all, as long as he could spend time with her and know about her more.

Akane returns to home and calls Mugi over, still wondering why Kanai said that. Meanwhile, Mugi was jealous and a pissed at her attitude and then he snapped (This time for real) and said that he can’t act to be matured anymore, he wants her attention and wants to go on a date with her. It was Akane’s day of surprises, but she handles it well and agrees to go out with Mugi.

MY THOUGHTS:

Things are settling down and now, it kinda looks like a love triangle. Mugi and Kanai, both are in love with her, but their approach is completely different; while Mugi wants to change her, Kanai desires for her to be as she is.

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It was fun to see her bashful side for once…

For the first time in this whole torture series, I’m actually excited about where the story is headed. Even though the unnecessary sex scenes are disturbing, the story seems to be on track for now. Let’s see what happens next.

Anime, Drama, Ecchi, Review, Romance

Kuzu no Honkai (Episode 9 Review)

You know what? I have had enough of this anime, today I’m gonna end it all. All four episodes will be ended today. Hell yeah!

STORY OF EPISODE 9:

If you all remember, at the last episode we see that Mugi ditches the appointment with Hanabi because…. Ahem…. He got ‘selected’ by Akane, while our Hana chan gets respectfully declined. Now, the episode starts with her getting a message from Ecchan who asked her out for a trip. Hanabi agrees because she wanted a change of pace to get over all of the shocks (Little did she know that it’s not the end yet).

Ecchan and Hanabi arrived at Karuizawa to spend the rest of the three days in peace with her “Best friend”. While Ecchan thought that they would be alone and she would have all the “Fun” she want with her “Best friend”, she was in for a shock when she found out that Atsuya has been waiting for them in the vacation house and will be staying with the two of them. Of course, Ecchan is terribly mad by this situation because she also planned to make Hanabi her, as she just suffered from a heartbreak. Atsuya serves the purpose of clearing the delusions in Ecchan’s mind as well as give somewhat comic relief by expressing his one sided love to his lesbian cousin (This sure is the strangest sentence I have ever wrote).

That night Ecchan and Hanabi did it (I wonder why and how Hanabi does that). The next day, however, Atsuya had a chat with Hanabi and told her clearly that she should continue her relationship with her if only she feels that way; Sanae isn’t a replacement, it’s about time somewhat said that. The next 5 minutes Hanabi monologues the usual stuff, she knows she is wrong, she doesn’t wants to lose Ecchan, blah blah blah. But the main point of the story comes later at night, when Ecchan realized that Hanabi would never have feelings for Ecchan in that sense, and decided to side herself away from her as, let’s face it, Friendzone sucks. Hanabi still whines about how much she means to her and stuff and then bam, Ecchan snapped (About time), and let out everything that was in her mind. In the end, both of them decided to avoid each other until they feel comfortable and share a parting kiss (You know, like every “Normal” couple). Then, we are shown Hanabi, attending classes as the vacation ended. Moca is also shown for some seconds, however, her cute and princess type style doesn’t exists and she claims to have started to change and feel refreshed as she at least loved Mugi more than anyone else. The creator then inserted a one minute scene which fills us in with the story of Mugi and Akane, well basically they are just shown having sex which makes us understand what their relationship is right now.

MY THOUGHTS:

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Well I realized one thing, this anime tried to do everything in a different way and failed miserably. In most anime, the series starts gently but becomes wilder and wilder as the story continues. Here, the story was so wild in the beginning that now, even something which is absurd af, seems to be gentle in comparison to that. Atsuya’s character only served the purpose of voicing the words of us viewers in some cases, clearing the delusions of Ecchan and of course, a little hint of romance doesn’t hurt anyone. But still, I would say I liked his character more than the others. The story was pretty meek in comparison to the previous ones, but still I dunno what the significance of the last minute fanservice was. And Akane (Or whoever made you), WTF is wrong with your logic. If you have ever seen ‘Shinchan’, there has been tons of cases where the teacher went to Shinchan’s house for a home visit but there wasn’t anyone in the house, and I swear I don’t remember them fucking cause of that reason. Damn girl, wtf is wrong with your logic.

Anime, Drama, Ecchi, Romance

Kuzu no Honkai (Episode 7 Review)

Hi everyone! Before I say anything else, I would like to apologize for not posting anything for the so many days. Thanks to my clumsy af attitude I fell down from stairs and received a great gift from the concrete floor, A slight fracture in my right hand wrist (LOL!). Well, I was told to rest for quite some time and after that looooooooooong time, finally I’m back. Anyway, many things are left to be finished and I’m kinda happy to see my blog’s views counter didn’t die yet; Time to get back to business.

I utilized these few days of completely immobility by binge watching a huge load of anime and of course, the first one to be completed was ‘Kuzu no Honkai’. So yeah, I know the ending now and to be honest, it wasn’t bad but still it’s no excuse for the headache that we get in the last few episodes.

STORY OF 7TH EPISODE:

This episode starts with Moca recalling an event in her Middle school days, where she went on a date with a guy she had no feelings for. She apologizes for playing pretend with him and of course, it took her this long to realise her fault because today, she’s in the receiving end (If you had a pervy thought, internet has ruined you). Moca is completely ready for her date with Mugi, she prepares herself mentally and stands in front of Mugi, looking the best she ever was.

This episode also gave some screen time to Hanabi who is out on a date with “The guy we saw with Akane in the restaurant” (Let’s call him, Dat Boi). He’s constantly shown hitting on her and nagging no, Whining about going to a hotel. Well of course, when Hanabi rejected and tried to be superior, some another girl called him and he easily called off the date, because let’s face it; Hanabi wasn’t as good as Akane in showing her worth anyway. Hanabi’s screen time in the first part of the episode ends with her sulking over the fact that she isn’t even near being as good as Akane (Why do you even want to be like her??); she calls Mugi and gets ignored (LOL) and thus, she keeps falling deeper into depravity….. having really f**ked up thoughts and in the end, she just looks at a passing couple, imagining them to be Kanai and her (She only wanted looooooooove).

Now coming to the main part of the story, The date of Moca and Mugi. Moca becomes philosophical af in this episode; I mean, all we get to see in this part of the story are some dialogues and her constant philosophical monologues. They at first ate crepes, then went to watch a film and at last they had dinner in a restaurant. Moca was extremely happy because her dream was finally true (If you think so) but at the same time she was hurt because she knows that it’s one sided and as for Mugi, it’s completely an obligation (Moca and Mugi held hands at the cinema hall..… Just so you know). When Moca knew that it’s the end, she tried her best to control her desires. She constantly kept telling herself that what she experienced up until now was beautiful enough that she could live with it but still (Because the creator loves making shit, complicated shit), Moca says she loves Mugi in such a way that he kisses her *Flips the table*.

*Sigh* Well after that, we see both of them in a room. We get to know that Moca always knew that she and Mugi can never be together like she dreamt, but still she got the special treatment thanks to her tears; her tears can melt any guy’s heart and she has kept using THAT weapon of hers to her advantage. Today too, she used those tears as a way to seduce Mugi and now here they were. Well, they kiss a lot and then Mugi asks her if she wants to go all the way. Moca agrees to it and then she even shows her bare body to Mugi, now here’s the fun part, Mugi touches her belly and sees everything and then he says, “I can’t” (LOLOLOLOLOLOL!). Moca’s face was like, What Da Fuq?? But yes, after that when he said that she is still important to her, Moca replies that if that’s all she can be, a special and untouchable ornament, then she doesn’t wants to be special anymore (Simply, she accepted it and moved on).

In the end, we see Hanabi and Mugi meeting up and deciding to confess their love to their respective crushes and of course, get flatly rejected, by the end of the Summer Vacation. All this, so that they can finally be a real couple (I wonder how many shitty tasks do you two need to do to become a “Real couple”).

MY THOUGHTS:

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My Reaction On Seeing Mugi Cheating

To be honest, the only thing that this anime has been constant in, is giving us cringe worthy moments. I mean, this anime shows some pretty wrong and unruly things in a way as if it’s nothing. In this episode too, Mugi just went on and kissed Moca, asked her if she’s ok with going all the way, watched her naked, touched her a little and then was like, “Meh, I can’t”. Dude, are you serious? If you really weren’t able to do it, why did you make her take it off? He said, “I wanna see those (Bewbs) because they are yours”; Bullshit, you just wanted to see her size and when you found that they are not big enough, your sex drive disappeared. As for Hanabi, I have only one question, “Why do you wanna become a s**t?” Well anyway, let’s see what happens next (Even though I already know that). But yeah to the readers, things are gonna get real nasty here.

Anime, Drama, Ecchi, Romance

Kuzu no Honkai (Episode 6 Review)

Before I say anything about the 6th episode I would like to advice you guys one thing, if you are in a new relationship right now then do not watch this series. Yes, I’m serious because the way the characters here are cheating on each other and act as if it’s nothing special might actually make you wonder whether your lover is really loyal or not. I have experienced it and I know it.

So the 6th episode with a little bit transition to the last episode. We’re shown a few scenes of Kanai and Akane doing it (Trust me, it’s not hot at all) and then we are again thrown back to the time when Akane tells Hanabi that she had sex with Kanai. What is left for the prologue is just the smug on Akane’s face and the dismayed emotions of Hanabi where she could only think of one question: How does it feel to play with peoples’ emotions?

 

The next couple of minutes are the real focus of the first part while all the other things are just to extend the length of episode. Hanabi is in a self-conflicting situation, she comes to the conclusion that if Akane stole her loved one from her then she will take away everyone who are obsessed with her. She visualizes her child self, which I believe represents her sane mind (If there is any), and she tries to give excuses to her current emotions only to realise that what she is doing really is wrong.

We then see Hanabi accepting Mugi’s proposal of starting to date for real now and the happy Mugi kisses her as his girlfriend for the first time. Hanabi, however, then goes to Ecchan and tells her the news as she believes that she has used her so much, so she should know about this (I wonder who is using whom). But Ecchan doesn’t shows any changes and says that she should just keep using her like before, because she has started something that cannot be undone.Hanabi runs away from there that evening, but that doesn’t helps because the next day, when she went to the library, Echhan joined her along with one of Hanabi’s classmates, only to molest her sexually (Deym Ecchan, What in the actual f**k?). Hanabi actually has a fever and she soon passes out. When she regains consciousness, she finds herself in the nurse’s office with Eccha sitting beside her (She still kisses Hanabi, even though she’s delirious). Hanabi tries to talk to her about her pain passively but Ecchan advices her that it’s better to hide your pain from others while letting them feel that you are opening up to them (WTF kind of advice is that??). Now cut to next day where we see Hanabi going to shopping and bumping to the guy who was with Akane in the restaurant (Yes that guy). Hanabi, on seeing that Akane’s student is kinda interested in her (body), decides to respond to his flirty attitude. Why you ask? Because she is one of Akane’s pawn (WHAT DA FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUQ).

In the second part, we see Hanabi going on a date with that guy (I wonder what his name is……… Let’s call him A for now). Hanabi spends the whole day with him while in the Karaoke, A started to make on move on her. Hanabi tries to avoid the first few blows while still trying to act. She asks him about Akane and his relationship and finds out that both of them play with peoples’ emotions. While Akane uses A for her pleasure (A knows about it), A uses other girls for his pleasure. Hanabi figures all that out but the side of her which wanted to compete with Akane suddenly became so desperate that she kisses A (WHY??? WHY ARE YOU SO FREAKING DESPERATE??). A, of course, tries to take her to a love hotel but she refuses; A then tries to walk away because let’s face it, he only has lust, but somehow she makes him think of her as a future option.

When she comes back, she discovers the fact that actually she’s still not like Akane. On the other hand, Ecchan tells Mugi to be careful because Hanabi is popular and some guy might just take her away from him. Of course, Mugi thinks about that a lot but still tries to instruct his heart to not to worry. I kinda feel sad for him………… Until the next scene where Mugi, fed up with Mouca (If you don’t remember, his childhood friend who has a crush on him), says that he will date her for one day. Mouca accepts that and gets ready for her most special day.

MY THOUGHTS:

The only thing I can say right now is, this series is disgusting. Yeah, call me judgemental or anything but the way that the main characters are shown cheating on each other is just cringeworthy. It really made me think that maybe my gf is also doing the same (That’s because of my insecurity so don’t mind it). Also, I wonder why Hanabi is so messed up right now. I mean, at first she did it with Ecchan and now she’s still letting her do stuff to her, why? What I really hated about this episode was the fact that Hanabi was flirting with a guy (Even though it was a vengeful act), after she decided to date Mugi for real (Why would you do that and then flirt??). I was really sympathetic for Mugi but his attitude in the end proved that he’s also like that and both of them really don’t deserve love (I’m suddenly raging right now). Well, let’s see how worse this series gets in the next episode.

PS: I’m not able to post for a few days and I’m really sorry for that but it’s because I have to take admission in new school and things are pretty rough. I’ll still try my best to finish this series.

Anime, Drama, Ecchi, Review, Romance

Kuzu no Honkai (Episode 5 Review)

After the 4th episode, I took a break from the series for some days. Honestly, it seemed to get wilder and wilder and I had to be somewhat sane to write an acceptable review. But yeah, the 5th episode wasn’t that wild. NOTE: I’m saying this in a comparative sense.

STORY OF EPISODE 5:

The episode starts with a back story of the relationship between Hanabi and Kanai. Back in her childhood, Hanabi once fled from her home and luckily Kanai found her in the park. From their conversation, we get to know that Hanabi lived only with her dad and on the other hand, Kanai lived only with his dad. Of course, it was hard for both of them; at one hand, Kanai has passed that phase while Hanabi was passing that stage. Kanai says that we know each other’s pain and that’s why we will never leave each other; Hanabi cries while hugging him. As this story was progressing, I have to admit that this scene was a really cute one. But then, we are thrown back to present and I am once again reminded what Hanabi did. It’s morning and Hanabi, sleeping next to Ecchan, looks at her, only to visualise Akane in her position. Obviously, that split second visual proves that she already thinks she did something awful, just like Akane.

The story then focuses on Mugi and we get to know that he actually knows everything about Akane and her true nature. Back when he had the sexual relationship with his senpai, he was led onto the bitter truth by her, who showed him Akane going to a love hotel with an old guy (“Hmm…  Must be a college professor” – Mugi’s senpai, 2017. Well said!). After that, Mugi claims to have seen through her each and every move, but the problem was that, he still wasn’t able to help himself from falling for her deeper and deeper.

Now back to present, he keeps thinking about Akane and her senpai and then suddenly, BAM! He calls his senpai (Any guesses why?). Mugi’s senpai doesn’t wastes any time and does it with him as soon as possible and leaves. Mugi had now successfully cheated on his pretend gf J. The next day, Mugi and Hanabi meet at school and hang out at their usual place, the terrace. Hanabi was thinking that if she has someone to take care of her carnal desires, then there’s actually no reason for her to be with Mugi and thus, she takes control of this like a mature girl; she kisses him (WHAT DA FUUUUUUUUUU). Mugi and Hanabi keep kissing each other and slowly, they find out that both of them cheated on each other but somehow that pain they are feeling, feels good (Masochists); so they decide to continue this feeling and today finally have sex with each other (Maturity level: Over 9000).

As the second part comes under focus, we also follow up the story of Akane and Kanai. Akane says she doesn’t know much about Kanai so before she gives her answer, she wants to hang out more; thus, she calls him out for a drink that night (We all know that it’s not drinks she is interested in). Akane was actually pissed off by the fact that everything is the same as usual and drinks a lot, so much in fact that she was barely able to walk. Akane comes out of the bar and tries to walk but trips and was about to fall when Kanai catches her and says, “Are you ok………….. Hana?” (Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Sheeeeeeeeeeeeyt). Just like me, Akane also found this little mistake interesting and thought that if she manages to remove even this little memory of her from his mind, she will be able to hurt Hanabi more. So, she makes a move on Kanai and within some scenes she was in a motel with him. Of course, Kanai still wasn’t sure about all this (Coz he’s innocent af) but gradually they do it.

On the other hand, Mugi takes Hanabi to his house. They make out and almost reach to the point where they will ‘Become one’ but Hanabi wasn’t able to deal with the pain of losing her virginity and gives up. She then asks him, why they can’t complete this and Mugi gives the obvious answer, “Because we don’t love each other”. Hanabi tries to push himself a little more but unfortunately she doesn’t gets a much positive answer; hurt with that fact, she leaves. Mugi asks her two questions before she leaves, first, if she wants to date for real (Dude, why didn’t you say that before) and is she a virgin (READ THE SITUATION), both the questions got ignored and she leaves the room. In the end of the episode, we see Akane and Hanabi passing each other in the corridor where Akane whispers, “Last night, I did it with Kanai” (Damn, that must hurt like hell).

MY THOUGHTS:

As I said before, this episode was wild but wasn’t as wild as the other episodes have been. It really irritates me how both of the main character just go and have sex as if it’s nothing, it sometimes seems as if the creator thinks it’s really normal where in fact, it’s not. When Hanabi and Mugi both knew that the other cheated, it kinda made me feel good, however, that good feeling was only for some moments as after a while they decide to do it, which makes no sense at all. The Akane X Kanai story seems to have gotten a little interesting now and even if it’s as clear as day as to what’s gonna happen with them, it kinda makes me anxious to watch. I’m waiting to see the next episode only to see how Hanabi reacts to what Akane said and what will be her reaction to Mugi’s suggestion.

Anime, Drama, Ecchi, Review, Romance

Kuzu no Honkai (Episode 4 Review)

Before I say anything about this, let me tell you guys one thing…… MIXED EMOTIONS!!!! Did you get what I mean? Of course you didn’t, let me explain. If the first half of the story made me go, “Wow!” then the second half made me go, “Wow, what the f***??”.

STORY OF EPISODE 4:

 

The true face of Akane is revealed, and as usual, I didn’t see that coming (God, I hate it when I can’t expect what’s gonna happen). We’re given a detailed description of her real self throughout the first half, starting with the first encounter in her student days, where she knew how she actually is. Akane is actually a big narcissist and that side of her is accompanied by sadistic thoughts, giving rise to a person who uses men’s feelings and bodies to her will only to please herself. I’m sure I wasn’t able to define her to you guys that well, let me try again. Akane would honey trap almost every guy out and do it with even the one who she has no feelings for (She actually has no feelings for anyone), only to see the devastated expression of the girl who has feelings for the guy he used and threw away.

The guy she was seen with at the restaurant was just one of those many men and yes, Kanai is no exception. Akane actually realised that Hanabi loves Kanai and that’s the reason she acted as if she has feelings for Kanai. Now cut to present, Kanai asked Akane out for a coffee because he wanted to talk to her about something (He’s gonna confess, come on dude, that’s obvious), Akane was able to see through him and she decided to listen to what he has to say (Which she already knows) in the music room. When Hanabi came there afterwards, she says she would talk more about it in the music room (Do you get where this is going? She called Hanabi there ONLY so that she could see his love confessing to Akane). That’s sadistic af! Before we see her plan bearing fruits, a small description of how Kanai fell for Akane is given, but to be honest that’s just to buy some time. The main event was the success of Akane’s plan as she got to see Hanabi’s face when Kanai confessed to Akane.

In the second half, we see dejected and gloomy Hanabi. She wanted to tell Mugi about it but she thought that it will be like using him for her own comfort (That’s exactly what you guys are doing for so long!!). She meets Ecchan on the way. Hanabi was feeling guilty for ignoring her and her friendship, she asked for forgiveness as she can’t bear to lose her best friend. Ecchan in reply said that she can never get mad at her and then, out of nowhere, she kissed her (I wrote she kissed him at first lol). Well, I actually thought that she would just stop at romantic words and kisses but no, the creator doesn’t wants anything normal. Any ideas what might have happened? No? Let me tell you. Hanabi had sex with Ecchan (I don’t know how) because she was feeling sad and guilty (WTF???????????????????). After that, we see Hanabi going back home while it was raining heavily. She visualises her younger self, who clearly states the fact that Hanabi is actually a scum who used Ecchan. Guess what Hanabi said on hearing that? “I know that I can’t beat her as she is now….. But I will change myself” (Wait, are you trying to say that you will start doing what Akane has been doing for so long?? WHY??). Cut to the next day, we see Akane and Hanabi in the music room. Akane clearly states that she knows her feelings towards Kanai and that’s exactly why she made him fall for her. Hanabi counters that how does playing with someone’s feeling feel good. Akane replies, “The feeling of being wanted by a man is the best feeling in the whole world”.

MY THOUGHTS:

I hope you guys now know what I meant by the word ‘Mixed emotions’. I loved how Akane’s character turned out to be a total sadistic freak and how twisted her personality really is, under that fake mask. I would have actually said pretty good things if they didn’t do anything else with the story for this episode.

However, the creator is messed up; WHY THE F**K DID HANABI DO IT WITH ECCHAN?? She has Mugi, she has other guys, but no; she has to do it with Ecchan. Well great, I have nothing to say about that, it’s just gonna make me rage anyway.

I wonder what she meant by the line, “To beat her, I will have to change”. Oh God please, I hope things don’t get all adult and only sex thing from now on. I don’t want this story to get any worse.

PS: For all the Yuri lover… Feast your eyes on this non required yuri scenes..