For those who haven't yet seen the whole show, go and watch it first and then come back to my review.It would be such a shame to be spoiled.
Those who know me will know that I'm particularly fond of time-travel stories, and this series is no exception.
If the 3 seasons can be summed up in a few words, they are:- Season 1 - Time travel - Season 2 - Time travel between two universes - Season 3 - Time travel in the multiverse (Tri-verse)
It must have been an immense amount of work to write this story, to place each object meticulously in the sets, the make-up on each character in each version to both recognize and differentiate them, the acting of each actor who immortalizes perfectly the gestures and postures of their doubles, this series is a true masterpiece.
But that said...
There is no doubt that this version of time traveltold by its creator is not physically possible.
Whether by the simple fact of the beginning of the loop:Jonas could never have lived and done what he did without his double Johnas from the future, the rest of the characters likewise, etc...
And by its ending: how can a moment that repeats itself ad infinitum can change in the middle of a loop?
The first way to explain this change is to have an interaction outside of the loop (in the manner of Schrodinger's cat, as explained in the series), but this raises several additional questions: the simple fact that this person has entered this Pandora's box leads to the creation of a new timeline, and even if this were the case, how would he or she have known what was happening in the loop? so this is just not a possible scenario.
The second way (the one given by the series), is that at some point in the loop, someone had an emotional and logical change in their way of thinking and decided to change things. How would she have known what was happening outside the loop? If her change had taken place, why wouldn't it simply have created a new universe? As mentioned in the series, every event in the loop has to happen and can't be changed, so how is it that this Claudia managed to change that?
And how the hell did this guy lose his eye/arm?
So many questions remain unanswered...
But that doesn't matter, it doesn't diminish the masterpiece of writing that this series is.
I would have liked to have an ending (with an extra episode or two) where when Jonas and Martha arrive in the third universe in front of the car, the accident happens because of them. That would have explained the start and end of the loop, and with one more episode we could have seen what happens in that third universe to explain how it all began.
For me, that would have been a more logical ending.
Before concluding, I'd like to say that there have been a lot of annoying and uncomfortable things that have happened in the series (such as the priest being both the grandfather and the husband of the mute girl), but the worst thing is the hateful character of Hannah who is everyone's genealogical source, it's disgusting to know that.
But this fact alone proves that it's physically impossible, since if we take the mute daughter as an example: if we assume that a person receives half the genes of her parents, she could never have been the exact same person as her grandmother (herself), since she couldn't have had the same genome.
To conclude, this series is one of the best in the time travel theme (for me, the two anime Steins;Gate and Higurashi: When They Cry remain the two best in this field). It must have been a real headache to conceptualize and produce it.
For those who had the courage to read my review till the end, and for those who only read the conclusion, I highly recommend to watch this series!
Wow, it was so intense and satisfying!
Wow, what a crazy episode! The fights were so intense and so well animated.
Here we are... the last episode of this cultish anime has just been released and there's so much to say...
If you haven't watched the last episode of this show yet, watch it now and then come back and read my review, I'm going to spoil.
First of all, SNK is for me one of the anime that brought me into this universe, I grew up and matured with SNK.
Now that this series is officially over, it leaves me with both a sense of accomplishment and a strange feeling, one that leaves me on the edge of my seat, since I'd have liked to have seen a little more philosophical dialogue between the characters (for example I would have liked to know what Eren said to Mikasa at the very end) and more explanation from Eren on where the titans' powers come from (I may have misunderstood but I don't think it's explained why this "Alien" came to help and give Ymir his powers).
This ending is logical. It's not intended to provide solutions to humanity's endless quarrels. Eren knew very well that this was not going to be the case, but he wanted at least his friends and his people to be able to live without suffering, and this ending is exactly what it should be. Eren suffered enormously to achieve this, he had to take on the role of humanity's murderer, sacrificing his own people in the process, so that after killing so much he couldn't live in the world he would have built for them either, but in the end he succeeded in creating it for his people and for his friends.
I'll remember this anime for the rest of my life. It brought me so much.We can now officially say that this anime is part of history with a capital H and that it is, and I hope will remain cult.
Thank you to everyone involved in creating this masterpiece.
This first episode was outstanding! Can't wait to see the rest.
This Donghua (Chinese Anime) is breathtaking!I would even call it a masterpiece.
But what's it all about?
Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang are good friends who run a photography business. But it's not a business like any other: one has the ability to travel in time through a frozen instant (a photography), and the other has the ability to canalize him into the body of the person who's inside the picture (yes, it sounds complicated, but it's not). With their respective powers, they accept missions from customers who come into the store. Each mission is different from the other, each bringing its own share of emotions and twists.But there's one rule when traveling through time: they're not allowed to change the past, only contemplate it.That sums up season 1.
Now, season 2 brings an even darker tone to the story, no more client missions, now a real detective game against the clock (in every sense of the word) against an individual who also has powers and is using them for malicious purposes.
What's great about this show is that the theme of time travel is treated in a mature and deep way. There are rules imposed, whether you like them or not, and whether the situation is hard to live with or hard to watch, you have to endure and focus on what's happening in the present.
The big plus of this series is the complicity between the two protagonists and its evolution over the course of the story and the seasons.The visuals and music are magnificent! And wow! the season 2 opening is a real artistic masterpiece.
And that's for all these reasons that I highly recommend watching Link Click.
This episode was very emotional and sweet! It brings a perfect conclusion to this arc.Can't wait to see what happens next!
What an exceptional episode!
From the connection of all the elements of the previous season and its OVA to Rudeus' false reunion with his childhood friend. And once again, not only did Rudeus not recognize Sylphiette (Fitz), he mistook her for a man again!
I invite you to watch and listen to the ending (even if it, unfortunately, contains a small spoiler), the nostalgic love this ending tells brought a tear to my eyes!
Wow, what an episode! Even though I knew who would survive and who wouldn't, I didn't expect this. It's the first time I don't have the words to describe how I feel. Which is something really positive, this episode was extraordinary.
What a masterpiece! Hoshi No Ko is now one of my top 10 anime masterpieces.
As someone who has lived this millennium up close, I can say that the industry shown to us in this anime is quite close to what I've seen and experienced.
Whether it's the way actors, directors and editors are perceived in the industry. The constant demand to be perfect at all times, even when you've spent an entire day/week (and even months) on a set. The danger of the Internet and the prohibition of the right to make mistakes. And much, much more...
The first episode of the first season was a real bombshell and single-handedly launched the hype around this anime. I was afraid that, having set the bar so high, subsequent episodes wouldn't live up to it, but I was sorely mistaken. It's true that the tone and atmosphere have totally changed since episode 2, but I think this first season managed to be top-notch right to the end.
On top of that, the opening and closing music are just incredible, and totally in accordance with the theme of the anime. YOASOBI has outdone themselves with this anime. The Seiyuu are always top-notch. The visuals are beautiful, in short... a masterpiece.
I can't wait for the next season.
I enjoyed watching this anime, especially the last few episodes which touched me, but I have to say that this anime doesn't make any sense.
Even if we understand some things towards the end, there are still so many unanswered questions like: Who are Anima and Animus? Why do Anima and Animus have powers? Why did they do all this? Why did Animus agree to play Anima's game? and so many others...
I really feel that there's a lot of missing information and that the story has been rushed.
It's a real shame because the characters are interesting and the story carries us through to the end, but the lack of logic and meaning made the whole thing a bit bland for me.
But despite this, I still enjoyed the show, and I think the ending is worthwhile, even if I still have a lot of unanswered questions.
If last season's theme was revenge, this season's is clearly acceptance. Not only of ourselves but also of the world around us.Vinland Saga is a great anime, and I think the themes it deals with are extremely important.
Violence is not and should never be the answer.
Thank you Vinland Saga and especially to this masterful season for making us understand that.
What a remarkable end to this season! Ufotable has really turned a corner with this last episode. It's the first time I've felt the characters' emotions so well staged and animated. Once again, I cried like a baby.
Wow! This first episode (of an hour and a half) is a masterpiece!I cried all the tears in my body, it's been a long time since that happened to me and I'm not someone who gets emotional easily.I can't wait to see what happens next.If the next episodes are on the same level, this anime could be one of the best of this season.
Wow, what an intense episode!
And the chunin exam begins!
This episode reminds me a lot about Steins;Gate Zero.
WTF happened in this episode?The story and the visuals have no sense.
Definitely, animes based on time travel always make me feel excited.
Summer Time Rendering (or simply, Time Shadow), is an anime that easily fits in my list of animes that I warmly recommend.
From the very first episode until the last one (25th), the anime manages to take us by emotions.
Time Shadow is indeed a mix of Stein's Gate (the time travel and the mystery), Re;Zero (for Shinpei's power), Anohana (for the relationship between the characters and the topic of mourning), and even Higurashi When They Cry! (for the atmosphere that everything is happening in a small Japanese village and the powers of Shinpei naturally)
On top of that, the music of this anime is really excellent.The op looks like a mix between the one of Stein's Gate (Fatima from Stein's Gate Zero) and the one of Higurashi When They Cry Gou! (I believe what you said) As for the ending, it's one of the best. It manages to transmit to us the emotions of joy and sadness of the events that take place during the whole show.
To conclude, if you like anime with slice-of-life, mystery, and time travel themes, don't miss this anime!
That was so epic!!! I had chills
Finally they did it! And they kissed!!
Shinsekai Yori (From The New World) is an absolutely fascinating series.
As a series from the year 2012, it deals with extremely taboo themes such as: experimentation on the human genome and its consequences, same sex relationships, animal and human exploitation and relationships, and many others.
This series reminds me a lot of the anime "Parasyte" which dealt with similar themes concerning the relations between humans and other species.
The music and graphics are really original and they bring to life the atmosphere that the anime is trying to create.
I still had a little trouble with the animation style that was chosen, but I got used to it very quickly.
I was still quite surprised to see an anime without an opening. It's not a problem in itself, on the contrary, but that surprised me because it's quite rare to see that.
I really don't want to spoil by writing this review so I invite you to try your luck and watch at least the first 4 episodes (the story really starts from the 4th episode) it's really worth it.
Another show that made me shed a tear :relieved:
One of the best episodes!
Waw! So much different feeling in this episode.
Ranking of Kings is a life lesson!
Not only is it a quite original anime with its particular character design.
The young prince Boji teaches us that no matter how hard the life is, no matter how much people make fun of you, you must always keep smiling and move forward to achieve your goal.
It is not because everyone tells you that it is impossible and that you will never succeed that it will necessarily be the case.
Boji has proven us that if you put enough effort and willpower, nothing is impossible!
This is not the only thing that this series teaches us.It also discusses the theme of forgiveness and friendship.
After the betrayal of Domas, can and should Boji forgive him?
After all those bad things Miranjo has done and after all those things she has endured, is it really impossible to forgive her?
These are really interesting questions that the anime is dealing with.
This anime is a real jewel, you will not be disappointed to discover it.
By the creator of Death Note,
Platinum End is a series that is like his predecessor, a series of a philosophical genre before being a series of a psychological thriller genre.
I admit I had a hard time with the first 10 episodes of the series, I'm not saying it was bad, but there was nothing original in its setting.
I started to be surprised and intrigued by the show during the fight between Metropolitan and the other candidates (the last fight with him).
After that, the series started to be really captivating, especially when Doctor Yoneda appeared.
The philosophical debate about god and his role was extremely interesting, if it turns out to be true, it calls into question many things.
For me the ending is perfect, it brings a lot of answers and also brings a lot of questioning, which in my opinion should not be answered. If there would be a season 2 (unless it is really excellent) I would be really disappointed.
I really like this kind of series where we focus more on the essence behind the reason to fight, rather than on the fight itself.
If you liked Death Note and Code Geass, this show has a great chance to please you.
Wow! That was interesting...
I would never have thought of such an ending.Surely many people will not like it but I find this ending perfect!
What a powerful episode! It made me cry again.