It’s hard to believe that Hayate no Gotoku! surpassed ten years of serialisation. Ten years, that’s nearly double the amount of year’s I’ve been living lol. Even though I started following Hayate since 2007 it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since I first came across Hayate in one of those free manga taster books Viz Media used to make years ago when they had spare change. Leaving aside my disappointment that Hata yet again shot himself in the foot by wasting more OVA opportunities, on with the episodic review.
Akuma no Riddle
I’ve seen some shit
Akuma no Riddle taught me that an anime about assassination doesn’t need to include assassination at all.
Those were some pretty fireworks.
Man this shit is so awesome on so many motherfucking levels yo.
I was talking to one of my anime friends and they sent me 7 videos with the name only labelled “Golden”. I said to them; What’s this shit? They just giggled and said “Just watch them and MAKE SURE YOU DON’T PUNCH YOUR COMPUTER WHEN WATCHING IT!”. Then I thought it was some weird haremfuck or some strange moeshit but as I watched the first video, I was like “Yo… what the fuck…”
Sorry for the lack of activity in the last couple of weeks. It’s been a busy Summer for me in terms of getting ready for university and etcetera etcetera, colons and colons. But now I made it! I’m now living the uni student life, in a town 200 miles away from home studying Computer Animation. Ah, growing up. I feel old.
But let’s talk about amines now shall we?
Nerawareta Gakuen (Psychic School Wars) was originally a 1973 science fiction novel by Taku Mayumura, which spawned a bunch of live action dramas, films, but most recently an anime film by Ryousuke Nakamura over at the lively bunch at Sunrise studios.
Don’t get the name of the movie fool you however since Nerawareta Gakuen is anything more than just a psychic school war epic.
Takao Kasuga is a budding high-schooler who loves reading books; especially Charles Baudelaire’s ‘The Flowers of Evil’. He also has a huge crush on the popular girl in class Nanako Saeki. One day walking home he forgot his favourite book and runs back to pick it up. Unbeknownst to Kasuga he found Nanako’s P.E. uniform fallen out of the shelf. For some reason he panics, steals it and takes it home. It wasn’t long before the news of Saeki’s missing gym clothes was spread and the overbearing guilt builds up inside Takao. Then comes Sawa Nakamura, a strange and downright creepy outcast in Takao’s class who somehow witnessed him taking Nanako’s uniform. A downward spiral series of unfortunate events soon entails on our characters…
At the beginning of the episode we are demonstrated the power of spacequakes; large and mysterious disasters that have plagued the Earth for some time, this scene alone even claimed one-hundred and fifty million innocent lives. Ninety seconds later, a bright pair of pink striped panties gets shoved into your face.
It’s this awkward sense of contrast that sets the underlying tone for Date A Live.