Initial D First Stage(Review) (No spoilers!)

This is one of the anime which every car-person knows about, because this is a really good anime.

This one has got small details about cars right, it also has an really good MC who is a really good driver. This anime was also which introduced many kids to the car culture. This anime did a really good job of portraying the drifting and racing scene in Japan at that time. It also includes real-life  locations which are used for races in the anime.            I also liked how the characters would give explanations for some techniques which they used or something about the car setup etc. This explanation really seems helpful.

Soundtrack:

I can’t confirm if Initial D was the reason why Eurobeat music got popular or not but i can say that it was the reason why i started listening to Eurobeat more. The soundtrack used are really fitting to the scenes when they are played. Some popular songs are “Deja vu” And ” Running in the 90’s”. Those soundtrack paired with racing and drifting really set the mood for the anime.

Synopsis

Takumi Fujiwara is an aloof, spacey high-schooler who does delivery runs in his dad’s Toyota AE86 in the dead of night. Despite working at a gas station and having friends who are car nuts, he doesn’t know a single thing about cars.

Takumi is introduced into the world of street racing and his natural talent draws attention from all across Gunma. Will Takumi face the challenges or back out from the call of the mountain passes? (Taken from Myanime list).

All in all this is a really good anime and everyone should give it a shot.

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AE86 and Takumi(MC)
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Tsukumogami kashimasu Episode 1 Review

This an anime takes place in the old era. It is about a shop which rent’s out some objects which can be ornaments or charms etc.

When an owner of a certain object cherishes the object very much then the objects soul takes a materialized form which is known as Tsukumogami.

Tsukumogami can be seen but they don’t respond to humans, only to other Tsukumogami.

This anime actually is about solving mystery using the Tsukumogami. Which i find interesting. It is supposedly an episodic anime,solving one mystery at a time. I guess the shop is also a part-time detective agency of sorts.

The animation style looks pretty good. I also like how the narrator explains certain objects from the past by comparing it to its present counterpart.

I also think that they will show the back story of each of the Tsukumogami in the shop, which would be interesting to see.

I liked the anime, it is something new and a bit different than the usual.

The shop owners
Tsukumogami in the shops

Banana Fish Episode 2 impression(spoilers)

I am really impressed with the progression of the plot, it is quite well paced. The first episode did a good job of introducing the character and the outline of the plot.

The second episode was filled with action. We saw Eiji do a pole vault, straight up gunfights and Chase scene’s etc.

Skippers death was quite sudden and i wasn’t really expecting it and the other thing that came out of nowhere was Ash going to Jail. This show’s how much influence the Mafia has on people.

I honestly enjoyed the second episode. Can’t wait for the third now.

Grand Blue Review(Anime)

SO Grand Blue finally aired and one thing i can say is that the animation-style is pretty good but for some reason Iori looks kinda stiff(expression wise) and different from manga. Also i appreciate that they have not censored the butts.

Facial expressions: SO the facial expression are very important in Grand blue and i think they have managed to get it right but they have not nailed it. It still look kinda out of place sometime or forced. There also times when they have nailed it but these moments are quite rare.

Other characters don’t look different than the manga so that’s good.

From what i saw in the first episode i am not disappointed. Sometimes the comedy felt like it was being forced unlike in the manga. I am being a bit more critical of the anime because i love the manga and there are somethings which the anime is not getting right, it is not something that can be just pointed out. These flaws are minor but they are creating a difference in the enjoyment factor for me. The first episode was based on 1st and 2nd chapters of the manga and i enjoyed the episode but not as much as i enjoyed reading those two chapters.( I have reread the chapters at least 5 times).

The anime adaption is really good and i will continue watching it. Honestly it is much better than i had expected it to be. The Manga is on just another level though.

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