Three Cheers for Another!!!
After a very enjoyable break, I’m back in the blogosphere. Of course, being away from technology, I have tons to catch up on but I chose to watch my favorites first; Mirai Nikki, Another, and Gintama. I’m really hoping Gintama is not ending for real this time, they have been known to play tricks on us. I know I generally don’t watch long-running series but I loved this one. There has not been a showdown yet between Gintoki and his former comrade (whose name eludes me right now) but he was pretty badass. We still don’t know much about Gintoki’s past besides he used to be this awesome samurai. I will save that rant for another post! On to business!
I just completed Another and it was as enjoyable as I expected it to be. I was accurate in my prediction so I wasn’t surprised at all. It went exactly as I thought but I wasn’t disappointed. Sometimes when watching anime or reading novels, I can become disenchanted if I predict everything. Strangely enough, I wasn’t too bothered about figuring out halfway on what was going on. The story was engaging, the characters, although one-dimensional were likable enough. The main character, Kouchi, did seem to come off a bit like a lunkhead but you can’t blame the guy when he is walking around blindly in a town/school where no one will give him full answers (*cough* Mei *cough*). This is one of the gorier shows of the season and there was much mystery and drama involved. If you’re into romance, there isn’t much there but there does seem to be an underlying attraction between Kouchi and Mei. But with so much violence and death happening, it cannot blossom. I’m glad that it didn’t because a romantic aspect would have been an unwanted distraction.
There are definitely some creepy aspects to the show especially regarding family relations but since this will be a spoiler-free post, if you haven’t watched it, go do so. You won’t regret it. Now my comments section doesn’t have to be spoiler-free so if you have seen the show, what did you think of it? Would you recommend it to a friend? I plan on recommending it even though it is a pretty dark show. It has it’s light moments which I felt the writers of the show were smart to include. Without some sunshine, this show would have been completely gloomy. The dark undertones, the shadowing, the music, everything screamed “SCAAAARY!” But no, it wasn’t really that scary. Or was it?