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Feb 25, 2021
The series impressed me in a way I wouldn't have imagined, at the same time giving me the chance to familiarize with Osamu Tezuka's work, to whom I feel deeply grateful, for the essential contribution he has made to the development of manga and anime as we know them today.

Tales of the old Japan alternate with tales of a far future, all of them following human destiny, whether they focus on the lives of particular individuals, the stories of specific communities, or humankind as a whole. I find brilliant this technique of alternating the past with future, because it illustrates both the wholeness read more
Nov 26, 2020
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I doubt that I would have discovered this cute series myself, so I'm grateful to the friend that told me about it. At first I didn't believe it would engage me, but what do you know?! Sometimes animated kids stories can be just as good for grown-ups too :)))

Although it's that kind of series where each episode has its own story, there's also unity throughout the anime and a common idea: passing from an episode to another, a new character is introduced every time, until we get to know all of them. Also, the first and last episode have an introduction and a conclusion. The read more
Oct 17, 2020
As I have seen the Afro Samurai series first, I can easily see that Afro Samurai the Movie is not only an adaptation of the series, it is in fact pretty much the same thing. If you take away the openings and endings you no longer have any difference between them 😊.

But all in all, I see some good points in watching the movie instead of the series. To begin with, for someone who does not like interruption, you can see the whole story without having to change from one episode to another. It also helps you dive better in the atmosphere, building read more
Oct 14, 2020
I saw Afro Samurai: Resurrection twice. After seeing it for the first time, it convinced me to watch the Afro Samurai series and the movie with the same name. Then, I re-watched it for a complete view of the story. I found its graphics impressive and better than the series’ or the first movie’s. But I thought the sequel’s story was not as appealing as the original one.

Afro Samurai embarks on a new mission. This time he has to recover his father’s stolen head and to punish those who have profaned his grave. However, stealing the head of Afro Samurai’s father is an act of read more
Sep 2, 2020
I started with [i]Afro Samurai: Resurrection[/i], at the cinema. I think that was the first time when I saw a sequel before the original movie. It was also the only time when it was my initiative to do such a thing. I was impressed, not with the story and characters as I usually do, but with the graphics and animation! Well, that was a first 😊. While leaving the cinema, I remembered there was a series, [i]Afro Samurai[/i], that I have kept avoiding because it was not my style. Now, all of a sudden it became a must see!

Although, at first sight you would find read more
Aug 10, 2020
I rather tend to consider Infinite Burst movie not related to the series’ main story, as the characters- friends or foes- join their forces in order to protect the Burst Link world from an imminent new danger , while the purpose of the series is to get to the 10th level of Burst Link fighting the top level players (the 9th level kings). However, a big chunk of the movie covers the series recap. Well, that’s understandable, I thought to myself: while it’s difficult to develop the movie’s story without giving a background of the characters, their relations, read more
Aug 6, 2020
When I started watching this anime I had completely forgotten why I had chosen it in the first place. But reading the summary of the series, I decided that my choice had to be explained by the idea of a virtual world (I have an interest in the idea of virtual worlds ever since I was a kid).

In Accel World the virtual world has layers; it reminds me somehow of a matryoshka doll system: we have Burst Link (a fighting game) of course, which is accessible only with a special invitation and which also proves read more
Jul 26, 2020
The specials are sort of a series’ summary. I believe, however, that it would be somewhat confusing to watch the specials prior to the series because in the specials there are sequences so compressed and deprived of information by comparison to the series that someone who hasn’t already watched the series could have difficulties to understand some points, which, I personally, find relevant. Also, in the specials there are events completely modified, which, from my point of view, could lead to an incomplete understanding, and, to be honest, I’ve been pretty pissed by this aspect. The specials do, however, make a good recap of the read more
Jul 26, 2020
A well-designed anime with a very exciting plot.The meaningful questions laid on the table seem to me a key reason why this anime remains no. 1 in the world’s top of most popular anime (according to Myanimelist) even if it’s a 14 years old anime already. Justice or love and forgiveness? We live by principles and rules without which our society would go chaotic, but disrespecting them, would that worth taking a man’s life? My father was the one to remind me how much are the people drawn to be challenged by this kind of question.

The design of the plot and the development of the read more