In the world of anime, there’s a lot to look forward to this year. It’s going to be all about the action and the romance that will ensue in these films. So let’s get into who is popular of kickass anime. One season to go. Here we are!
The Last Samurai (2010-2011)
This is one of the most famous series to take place in Japan. The second longest running TV show from their beloved manga series My Neighbor Totoro. This is about the war between Otsuyu Hoshino (Tsuyoshi Shinghatsui), an independent filmmaker that wanted to make some movies, but his studio manager made him stop and asked him if he could put something together on the side. Then they ask him one last movie titled “Kikorou no Kyoukai” and with only eight minutes, it became the first animated film ever to become one billion yen film.
Nanba is usually depicted as a man on death row. But Nanba has never been portrayed in any other medium other than animation. He was originally based on Jiroku Kokatsu (1958-1985). And in the original script, a young girl named Misae accidentally kills a boy named Ein. While trying to escape the law, she meets Mitsuo Shintaro, a kid. When he realizes she might not be returning, both run off down a mountain which ends up in the possession of another guy named Tama, who is a warrior called “The White Fox”. But Mitsuo also goes looking for them. This time with the help of Nanba, who had already lost everything except the honor code that he thought once belonged to him. Now the duo have to fight their way out of the forest. As expected, the story is quite tragic, very much like how Naruto was. Also, many people did not think the film was good at all and had negative opinions about the writing. However, it went back on its feet and got better.
The Great Tree Bookstore (2012-2013)
The great tree book store revolves around two brothers named Masahito, Kunihiko, and Toshio, who have a business that offers a bookstore to students. They work day and night just to stay alive, to keep themselves working and to survive at the same time. Eventually, Masahito’s boss decides to fire him because the company wasn’t doing well financially. To make matters worse, Masahito starts to fall for Yoshihisa Yuki, but in reality, she isn’t as perfect and beautiful as you’d expect her to be. After their parents take them aside at school, they start a secret relationship. That’s what happens all through the course of the movie, so don’t get hung up on the plot too much. All things considered, the whole idea behind the novel is quite interesting and unique.
The Demon Slayer Chronicles: Age of Fi (2011-2016)
This anime came in two parts, the first part being the manga, then the second, followed by the anime. At one point, the third part was left as unfinished due to the lack of sources. Nevertheless, fans were looking forward to it, especially since that was when the concept of a female demon was introduced in Japanese culture. A male demon named Levi who doesn’t want to talk with men, unlike normal men. Her name is Nezu and she becomes a member of Zenka University. She joins up with a bunch of others and slowly learns more about herself as she faces challenges that she can’t manage. Due to her power, she is able to control the wind. She later starts using a device that enables her to communicate with the outside world. If someone tries to get at her, she will automatically destroy anyone. Despite having no understanding of this technology, people still try to get close to Nezu. For them, it’s worth it, because even though Nezu wants to see them killed. Even though Nezu does not want to kill everyone in front of her. She feels awful when she sees them and they wish they were dead. However, Nezu eventually understands why they’re so passionate about her and that’s when she lets out every drop of her wrath. Finally, the rest of the members join forces against Nezu. Soon enough, Nezu gets stronger and stronger. She absorbs their energy and begins killing them. Until a single person notices and uses their own strength against Nezu, making it harder for Nezu to defeat. By now, Nezu is getting really strong. Nobody wants to lose in front of Nezu. Nezu keeps on dying everyone until nobody is left standing. No one even knows where exactly the killer comes from. We know that Nezu is actually Nezu. Unfortunately, Nezu dies in front of everybody, including herself, leading her into despair. Although, Nezu returns as she always does.
Gale Force Heroes Volume 1 (2013-2014)
This anime is one I absolutely loved so much. It’s a superhero anime but also a horror manga. However, for me personally, the main character is Tomura Yuichi, whose name means ‘The Stone Hero’. His job as a stone cutter is pretty tough, and it would’ve been difficult for anyone, even a teenager, to face such a tough job. But this is a genius guy who never gives up. He works hard as a stone cutter and tries to save different victims as best he can. Since his life is under threat due to dangerous work, Yuichi finds himself fighting to protect others as best he can. In the meantime, he starts to notice a young girl who lives in a temple. Though that’s a big deal to me, the episode made up of seven chapters is one of my favorites. It’s an intense and beautiful story with a lot of twists and turns. Everything was fantastic, and the visuals looked so awesome. Most importantly, Yuichi was incredibly fun to watch and everyone else looked like they too were amazing. There were also a few moments where a protagonist died thanks to Yuichi, but with each new chapter it was always entertaining to watch. Overall, it was a satisfying anime that will definitely give you nightmares.
In addition, Yuichi also has a brother named Tomura Keiji, whose name is Gensho. Together they help people find homes and solve problems through magic and bravery. In order to do this, both need to complete three tasks. Each task needs six items, and without those items, nothing makes sense. But Gensho cannot keep his promise so he saves someone’s life every couple of hours. As a result, Yuichi and Gensho learn that neither of them are any good or bad. At the end of the day, it turns out just like usual between friends. Their friends also help them find homes along their journey. In fact, this is when Gensho finally gains respect for the village he lived in until now. Gensho is also extremely powerful to a point where he’s almost scary. Everyone loved his performance, and was eager to follow him even after one of his classmates leaves with Yuichi.
So far, there aren’t too many episodes in this entire anime season, but it will continue throughout next year to celebrate the beginning of a brand-new era. Hopefully, the events of Tokyo Manga Con will bring us more exciting scenes to enjoy throughout the remainder of the year. So go ahead and check this out. Maybe wait till July, however, to check them out because their events were delayed for some reason and it probably won’t be as busy as this year. Don’t worry, though, there’s plenty of room for everyone this Halloween.