Apr 8, 2021
Well, where do I start? All war anime have a cliché where someone precious to the protagonist dies and Boku no Bokuugou is no exception to this cliché, but rather than dealing and coming to terms with their loss or as the usual story plays out, Boku no Bokuugou follows a plot where our young Yuu does what any fragile child would do. Deny reality, My bomb shelter or it's alternate title is, personally, somewhat of a symbolic title, which I will leave to you since our opinions may differ. The boy after losing his father turns to the one connection that he felt the
strongest- the time they spent together making the shelter.
What I like about this anime is the simplicity and realistic approach, instead of moping around and being egdelord Kirito here, Yuu simply refuses to believe his life's misfortune and carries on as normally, gladly and blissfully as he could, believing a story of his own making and accepting it as reality. I found this relatable, as surely all of us had this happening to us at one point of time in our lives. The last line in the movie stuck out to me since I thought he still believed his fabricated reality, but thinking about it now, he probably just wanted to believe in that lie, since it is so much easier to do that than to live this hurtful truth called life, for me, I felt his sadness and the resilience to fight that, knowing all to well it is all in vain, hoping- one day, maybe....
Reviewer’s Rating: 7
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