Akuma no Riddle (Episode 1, 2, & 3)

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Ok, so just to warn you, this is a yuri anime. But after watching a couple of episodes, you can’t really tell that it is. I really like it so far. It mostly contains action and you’ll understand once you read the summary.

Summary: Ichinose Haru is a student at a private girls’ boarding school, Myoujou Academy, who is being targeted by 12 assassins disguised as students. Azuma Tokaku is an assassin who also initially targets Haru, but develops feelings for her and decides to protect her from the other assassins instead.

At the moment, I don’t really know why Haru’s being targeted. All I know is that she is not normal. On episode 2 it showed her body that’s full of scars and she said so herself that people have been targeting her since she was a child. She’s really mysterious to me right and I wanna know more.

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– These assassins are really creepy. There’s one girl who was so quiet when she was in the classroom but then when night came she got all creepy, like she has two personalities or something. In the beginning they look all harmless but since they’re assassins, you can expect them to be really dangerous. In the third episode, one of the assassins went yandere on Haru. She started licking her scissors when she thought of stabbing her and letting her die little by little.

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There’s also this guy named Kaiba who sends Tokaku riddles by email. And these riddles really made me think hard. The first riddle was, “The World is filled with ____” It’s not really what you call a riddle. When you hear riddle, you’d think of a joke but this doesn’t seem like one of those. If you were asked this question, what would you put in that blank? Because Tokaku kept on getting her answers wrong, she asks Haru for her opinion. Haru said “forgiveness” and Tokaku didn’t believe it was true but since she got nothing to lose anyway, she answered it with forgiveness and Kaiba said that it was correct. It’s impossible to find just one answer to this question. The world is filled with a lot of things.

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There weren’t really any yuri scenes in the first couple of episodes. The closest you can probably get is a hug and that time when Tokaku flipped Haru’s skirt up so she can take a look at the scars on her legs. What I’m really obsessing right now is the opening song. I just love it! The video, the song, it’s awesome.

I read the manga first before I saw the anime so I kind of knew what was coming. But it was still good. Nothing really happened in the first episode though. The characters were introduced and the target was confirmed. It’s in episode 2 where things really start turning. Everybody’s gonna make a move and try to kill Haru. *squeel* I hope the next episode has a lot of action in it. I can’t wait!

 

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Sakura Trick Episode 9 (HAHA)

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Ok so in this episode I was hoping that they’d kiss like usual. I’m not saying that they did not kiss, cuz they did. But they weren’t shown. In the first part, Haruka and Yuu were talking on the phone. Before hanging up, Yuu kissed her phone, as if kissing Haruka and Haruka did the same. It’s like a “Kiss me through the phone” thing. 

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And there’s also the part where Haruka and Yuu took a detour on the way to school. Their friends thought it was weird on how they would take the long way instead of the short one, so they tailed them. When they got there, they were nowhere to be found so they thought they were in those round things (picture above) and they were. You can totally hear them moaning and all that so it’s safe to assume that they were kissing but it wasn’t shown. (They didn’t get caught by the way).

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The only kiss that was shown in this episode was this here (pic above) even though it was only in the forehead. So unexpected though. President Mitsuki tripped and Haruka went to catch her, but this happened. LOL I wonder if the Pres is satisfied now. Of course after that, she ran away at full speed. 

Haha! -R!n

Angel Beats! (with TK’s Story)

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Angel Beats is one of the funniest and saddest anime I’ve ever seen. Although it didn’t make me cry as much as Clannad After Story did but it made me laugh so hard. It’s a 13 episode anime, it’s really short so you should watch it. There’s action, romance, tragedy, and comedy (my favorite genre).

In this anime, Otonashi awakens to learn that he is dead and can’t seem to remember anything about himself besides his name. A girl with a rifle, Yuri, explains to him that he is in the afterworld. Yuri is the leader of the SSS (Afterlife Battlefront) who wages war against a girl names Tenshi (Angel). Otonashi joins the SSS and tries to make peace with Tenshi. He finds himself being drawn to her. While trying to regain his memories, he discovers the truth about the afterlife.

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One of my favorite characters is Iwasawa. Although she only appeared in the show for a short time, she was awesome. I love the way she played the guitar. It really showed how much fun she’s having. Her songs are amazing too. She’s in the band called Girls Dead Monster (GirlsDemo for short). One of the things that I love about Angel Beats are the songs. They’re so touching and I love listening to them. One of my favorite songs are My Song, My Most Precious Treasure, My Soul Your Beats, and the Brave Song. I especially love playing Brave Song in the piano. Iwasawa was one of the reasons why I started playing guitar again. I just really love her. When she sang My Song, it really left an impression on me. 

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Hinata and Yui are my favorite pairing in this anime. They argue a lot, they fight a lot, but you can really tell how much they care about each other. They’re the funniest pair in the anime. The way they fight is so funny. 

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The Yui Disappearance Scene was the saddest moment for me. The way Hinata confessed his feelings for Yui was so touching. When Yui said that nobody would want to marry her because of her disability, Hinata argued and said that he would. Hinata said that even when she can’t wal, she’ll love her. He even made up a story of they’ll meet in real life. Since Yui is always in bed, it’s gonna be hard for them to meet. But Hinata plays baseball, and one day Hinata’s gonna hit her window with the ball and then he’s gonna have to go inside to retrieve it. Then, they’ll meet. That story is so cute. I literally cried in this scene. 

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So a lot of people (including me) think that Angel Beats was too short. Not all of the characters’ past were explained. And then everyone was like, “What is up with TK?” I found him weird too at first until I read his story. I’m not 100% sure this is true.

TK’s Story:

He was an American citizen who fell in love with the daughter of a Yakuza boss. When the Yakuza boss found out, he kidnapped them both and threw them in the cells underground. Their cells were right next to each other, but it is heavily soundproofed that neither of them knew they’re so close to each other. They starved for one week and were then taken out. The girl’s father told TK that he had to dance. If TK stopped dancing the girl would lose a part of her body one by one: toes, then finger, then legs and arms. TK danced for five days without sleep until his body was unable to move. His girlfriend died by the end of the week. TK was then tortured to death, his death drawn out over the course of one month. When TK appeared in the afterworld, he lost his entire memory, remembering only the first English sentence his girlfriend had ever learned, “I Kiss You.”

True or not, the father’s crazy. I mean killing his own daughter? Why? 

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This anime’s ending was really good honestly. I like it when shows leave you hanging cuz it lets your imagination run wild. You think of what will happen next. But I do wonder what happened to them but I like the way it ended. I’m not complaining. I think the way it left you hanging left an impression and it’s hard for you to forget. 

All in all, I like the anime. Some of you might not like it, but my opinion won’t change. \(^_^)/ -R!n