Made in Abyss and the Importance of a Believable Setting

Made in Abyss. What a beautiful series unlike any other in recent memory and one of a kind I doubt we’ll see again in a very long time. For my lack of ability to convey how absolutely special it is, I’ll leave you with this simple description: it is one of those series where everyone involved in its creation – whether the original manga creator or the anime adaptation staff should be valued the most I don’t know, nor does it matter – just get “it”. This intangible “it” here represents what one could call a wondrous sense of adventure and discovery, loneliness and friendship, beauty and horror of the world. Together with its sublime soundtrack, one that might be one of my favorite in all of anime only rivaling my eternal favorite ARIA the Animation, it on a whole to me felt something much more than a short series. One month after having finished it, it still lingers fresh in my memories as if it has never left me. Truly, if time is scarce and you only have enough to watch one series in 2017, this would be my recommendation.

Yet, for all the praises I sing there was a time when I almost turned it off to never once more continue. Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas 2014 #02 – Yama no Susume 2 and a Dream to Climb Mount Fuji

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Climbing, hiking and camping. These are all things I have not really done outside of more casual occasions, yet those times live on as warm memories inside of me. Despite being years ago since I last did any of these, my fondness remains the same as if it was yesterday. If possible, I would like to give them a try again – especially in the case of climbing or hiking. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2014 #10 – The Pilot’s Love Song and a Sense of Adventure

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If you ever told me Superman would be starring in an anime as a young pilot on a voyage to the edge of the world, then surely I would laugh until being shown The Pilot’s Love Song. Then, I would ask why someone thought naming their protagonist Kal-el was actually a good idea.

Puzzling naming sense aside, The Pilot’s Love Song is a sweet tale about love and adventure. It stars a large cast and an intricate setting, the latter which should be known to those who have seen The Princess and the Pilot as it is set in the same universe. Over the short span of merely 13 episodes – far too few for a story on this scale – it managed to live and breathe a wondrous sense of adventure I haven’t encountered very often in anime. Continue reading

Out Adventuring

Stay fabulous, folks.

Dearest readers,

I have been busy lately protecting Tyria‘s peace as a Sylvari Elementalist of the Dream’s will.

Thankfully, I have trustworthy friends at my side and they are heroes imbued with the same passion for justice.

Like everyone, a defender of justice has his share of rough times, but I refuse to get discouraged!

I will be back blogging soon.

A hero in the making,

Luffer

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In What Anime World Would You Live? – Part 1

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You do not have to be shy and hide it. It is okay to admit it. We are talking about a thought that probably has struck any person’s mind, no matter whether it is because of movies, novels, anime or any other kind media. Heck, it does not even have to be media; it could just be your own imagination or our own history!

The thought I am talking about is naturally, as this post’s title already has given away, in what kind of imaginary world you would live in if possible. And if we are all honest, who has not daydreamed around this seemingly silly thought? Continue reading