TV Review: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer)

Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer)

I would like to introduce Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) this time.

TV Review: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer)

Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) is an animation based on manga which began its serialization in 2016. Its comic sales had been alright but after this TV series, it skyrocketed.

To be frank, the drawing is not my liking, so I haven’t read. Who would think it would turn like this…Anyway, since its TV show has great reviews, we decided to watch instead of reading.

Synopsis

There’s a world where demons come out after dark. Some demons attacked and killed the family of the main character Tanjiro while he was out. The only survivor, his younger sister Nezuko turned into a demon after being bitten by one of the demons but she somehow manages not to attack and devour humans. Tanjiro decides to join a demon slayer corps to find a way to get Nezuko back to being a human on his journey (missions).

Essence of Master Pieces

I suppose it has great essence of popular titles in the past. Training process to get stronger along with special techniques, charming characters, etc. Sword is one important item as well for popularity. Everyone loves samurai stuff even though it is set in Taisho era (long after samurai era) which is quite unusual for manga/anime.

If you are into Bleach, you may like it as well. I see a lot in common.

Dramas

One different thing about this show is we can see it by on the viewpoint of demons as well. Knowing their background helps us to understand them deeper. It seems that each demon used to be a human, so when it shows why/how they turned into demons, there are always sad episodes, so viewers get into the story and sympathize them as well but demon slayers still have to kill them. This part lessens watching bloody battles.

Well-Done Visual Effect

Speaking of quality, it looks cool. Apparently it is created without third party. Usually many creators just make base and pass it to a third party company (overseas) which lower its quality in general. The visual effect of Tanjiro’s water techniques was inspired by Hokusai.

from Wikipedia

Lastly

How do you find it? Check out this new master piece of 21st century.

See you around!

 

TV Review: Ajin Demi-Human

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Hello it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. It’s TV review time! I would like to introduce Ajin Demi-Human (亜人) this time.

 

TV Review: Ajin Demi-Human

Ajin is demi-human that never dies, immortal in other words. They look nothing different than humans, so they are mostly living in human society and some don’t even know if they are Ajins until they ‘die’.

The main character, Kei Nagai comes to realize he is an Ajin after being ran over by a truck (his body regenerates). Ever since the incident, the government is after him to capture him for the so-called ‘study’. He escapes and meanwhile learns he’s not the only Ajin. One of Ajins that he meets, Sato, leads him to the cruel truths of how it is like to be an Ajin…

This show comes with some battles but it’s not that battle-battle like other action titles. Mystery & suspense would suit more. It does not come to an end completely but with or without a possible sequel, it gives a convincing ending at some point (for me).

Note:
It contains lots of violence. Stay alert.

 

Ajin: Live Action Film

Da da da. The live action film of Ajin was made in 2017. It seems…..well, what can I say without watching? Maybe I should give it a shot sometime.

 

Lastly

Over all I enjoyed watching it. It’s all 24 episodes (as of Dec 2017). Not too long for weekends huh?

See you around!