Akudama Drive was an unpredictable, exciting and, in the end, emotionally moving anime: the kind of story that gets exponentially better with each episode, to the point where even half-way through, you realise that what you’re watching is becoming quite special. It begins in such a chaotic way too, all blood and thunder, “a storm in a teacup”, I thought, only for the Akudama Drive ending to literally nail my heart to the wall. I didn’t expect to care so much about Swindler, Courier, Brother and Sister, but here we are, and now it’s time to explain why this is such a great series!
The villain from Sherlock Holmes is re-framed as a righteous young avenger out to deliver his own delivish brand of karmic justice, the law be damned.
It’s fair to say I didn’t come away from The Gymnastics Samurai feeling inspired by feats of physical mastery.
An edgy, Western-media inspired “all villains” story that is as fun and violent as it is vapid.
The beginning of Autumn (in the UK) is one of my favourite times of year. There’s just something about the colour of the sunlight, especially in the mornings, like a momentary pause in time, that puts my mind at ease and invites introspective feelings (not to mention, the snoring cat curled up beside me). So, naturally, over a late lunch on this rainy October Sunday afternoon, my mind inevitably drifts to anime, and therefore this anime blog. It has been my muse for so long, after all.
Like Parasyte and Devilman before it (and I suppose you could even lump Naruto in here too), Jujutsu Kaisen is the story of a boy losing control of his own body.