It's that time of the season again! Here are my seasonal choices for Winter 2020. What are you watching next season? Do we have any in common?
Kizu, written by Otsuichi and drawn by Hiro Kiyohara, follows the life of Keigo. Like most other children, Keigo attends school, but his school is different. All of the troubled kids - the troublemakers, the abused, the scarred - are grouped in one class. This manga is a really short story. It's only 4 chapters long! But, despite that, it's a really impactful story.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica is by now a show that is certainly well-known within the anime community. Regardless of whether you're a fan of the magical girl genre or not, you have probably at least heard of the show, unless you've been living under a rock for the past eight years. One of the reasons as to why it took so long for me to watch this show was because of how cliché the synopsis sounds. The fact is Homura is completely right. Not everything is what it seems to be.
You know, thinking about it now, I can't believe I'm actually writing about this anime, but hey, it's the eve of Halloween and that's my justification for doing it. Thank you, Halloween. Pupa is one of those anime that is just...unforgettable. I don't mean that in a matter of praise either.
In the light of day and in the dead of night, mysterious horrors await in the darkest shadows of every corner. Ito Junji: Collection is a compilation series of horror stories that were originally written by Ito Junji - a popular mangaka known for his stories and art style, often making him one of the most talented horror creators. However, perhaps I should have just gone for the medium it was intended to be enjoyed as.
Although I had some doubts, it turns out Death Parade is a show like no other. It's entertaining, sure, but it also makes you think deeply about, well, everything. Purgatory is where Death Parade is set, albeit taking the form of a bar called QuinDecim where the dead come, not only to drink cocktails, but to be judged by the arbiter. Should they go to the void? Or, should they be reincarnated?
It's that time of the season where I reflect on the shows I began watching this season! I thought Winter 2018 had gone quick, but Spring seems to have gone a lot quicker? Not only that, but I've actually managed to stay up-to-date with some series! (Makes a change, huh?)
Creativity is, of course, subjective. What makes something a masterpiece to someone, may be a weird artsy disaster for someone else. If a single collection of anime was to make this divide apparent - it's Genius Party.
Killing Stalking is a manhwa (Korean) written by Koogi and has been published online in Korean, English and Japanese by Lezhin Comics. In this post, I give a detailed live reaction-style discussion/review of the Prologue and the first chapter!
I give you a glimpse into what I'm watching for the 2017 Summer season, including some very mysterious, dramatic shows!