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Saki

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012

Ok, Saki. For those of you who don’t know, this word means blossom in Japanese and piss in Russian. And it’s closer to the Russian than to Japanese.
Seriously! You all know the sports and battle genres, right. And shoujo to boot. Right? I always said that it would be an extremely bad idea to combine those.

Well it seems that someone thought otherwise. And he or she was wrong! Damn! They even made an anime of that! And that means that some considerable percentage of manga readers actually liked it!

Ok I watched it, so here is my humble review.


Well the story revolves around a girl named Saki, who is a mahjong player. She enrolls into some high school, name irrelevant, and gets dragged into a mahjong club full of freak members. Yep, freaks, all of them.
So they play mahjong, in a way that battle genre anime goes. Well you know… Flashes, killing intent… Stuff like that. And it looks ridiculous!

I mean really? Killing intent in a table game?! People, are you nuts?! And that kind of thing goes all the way to the nationals!
Well I’m not saying that it is completely boring or something. In fact it’s quite amusing.

For example how they all get fired up about the game. Passion is something worthy of notice, wherever you see it. The graphics are pleasant to the eye too. And those girls teasing affection for each other…

Leaves you in anticipation.
Well in the end you won’t see it. But the thrill. Kinda nice. I say, a cocktease.

Anyways, when I watched it, through all the anime I had this urge to violently murder every single one of the characters. But in the end I watched it to the end.

Frankly I have no idea what held me through all of it, but anyone might give it a try. As I said it already, someone might actually like it.
And still, the combination of sports, battle and shojo is baaaaaaaad. Don’t do that Japan! Just don’t do that!

Shigofumi

Monday, 19 March, 2012

Dead people don’t talk for a reason. If you ever get to know what a dead person had to say, just forget it – it will be easier. Cause whatever is there he had to say, it won’t be pretty. Got that?
The main character of this one is called Fumika, and she is a postwoman. A postwoman that delivers letters from the dead people to the living. Letters with the last words that the dead failed to say. Creepy.


I say if they did fail to say those words, it’s better they stay that way. Really.
Anyways, this girl delivers the letters with her friend – a staff named Kanaka, which is apparently a girl, regardless of the recipient want it or not. And you can imagine what that causes.  I mean what would you think if you suddenly received a letter from your best friend whom you KILLED. Or your victim (that is if you are some sort of maniac).

Nothing good right? And that’s what goes on here. Suicides, more murders, insanity. And there is more to it! Fumika herself is supposed to be dead, and figures out she is not really dead. How screwed up is that? No really! A living person is going in and out from the world of the dead, delivers messages that causes more deaths and have nothing  to say about it. She actually likes this job! That’s out of chart! Makes you think that she herself is some sort of maniac or have some psychological disorder, which is basically the same.

Well it turns out that she is not really that crazy, or stone hearted, or big of a maniac, you choose. Yep, she is suffering. From the fact she have no idea why isn’t she really dead, from the fact she cannot remember what or who she was before she got that ridiculous job ect. Yep it’s a drama, didn’t you get it?

Well anyways, the story line revolves around those ridiculous delivery tasks and her trying to figure out what or who in the world is she. And in the end she succeeds. In a way that might get you to facepalm yourself to bleed.

Well, you like dramas? Then go watch this one, cause it is good. And it can actually make you rethink some aspects of your life. None of the dozens of aired “Titanics” could do that, so… You got the point… I hope.
Enjoy.