Death Note, A Japanese Live Action, A Review From Rukun

Death Note, A Japanese Live Action, A Review From Rukun

Death Note live action DVD case

Hello everyone and how is it going today or what ever time you are reading this post. Things are not going to bad here. I have been pretty busy lately with work and trying to get the rest of my wedding stuff done before my wedding. Plus, I really have been trying to finish the much need work for my business so its has been kind of stressful plus struggling with our finances with vet bill and the loss of one of our beloved cats which I plan on writing a post for her here soon. Anyways, I got here a review of the live action Death Note, the Japanese version.

Anime Title: Death Note (Live action)

Anime Type: movie/live action

Number of Episodes/Parts: 1

Genre/Theme: drama, horror, mystery, psychological, supernatural

Summary: 

Yagami Light is a brilliant college student who, one day, finds a notebook simply titled “Death Note.” Inside of this book is a list of rules and details as for the use of the “Death Note.” When he realizes the power he holds, he decides he’s going to make over the world. He wants to make it into a better place by killing those who do others harm. He has been nicknamed by the police “Kira.” L, a brilliant detective who lives in secrecy, rises from the shadows and puts his life on the line trying to capture Light. Both L and Light believe themselves on the side of Justice, and the two match wits trying to show exactly which of them is “good” and which of them is “evil.” 

From AnimeNewsNetwork: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6383

Rating (from a scale of 1-10): 10

Own Thoughts or Takes The Anime: I love this live action though I know the story as I seen the anime series before this came out. But I have watched both English dub and subbed. The above image is my DVD which has both. But anyways, back to the actual review, sorry I got to try and remember some may not have seen the anime or read the manga. Now the story doesn’t go as much in detail as the anime and  there is a second part this as well. Ryuk, the Shinigami which translates to gods of death or death gods, is probably one of my most favorite characters. (Shinigami info on Wikipedia) You will see when you watch this, I just don’t want to give out spoilers. Now, I think both Light and L do some fucked up shit in the name of justice, not so righteous in my opinion. Now I give this Death Note live action movie a 10 out of 10. It’s a must watch if you like this style of anime/live action or what ever.

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Basilisk (Rukun Anime Review)

Basilisk (Rukun Anime Review)

Hello everyone and welcome to an good old anime review post created by yours truly Rukun. This will probably be my first anime review on Thoughts of Everything. And all honesty I haven’t watched anime in a while but here we go with anime review. I would first like to mention I have watched this one I’m reviewing 3 times, twice in English dub and once in Japanese. I own the complete series DVD box set. Wasn’t even planning on writing a blog post review. But here we go.

Basilisk (TV) image

Anime Title: Basilisk – Kōga Ninpō Chō 

Anime Type: TV series

Number of Episodes/Parts: 24 episodes

Genre/Theme: action, drama, romance, supernatural. Themes of this anime historical, ninja, revenge, star-crossed love, tragedy.

Summary:  

The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch support of the Tokugawa government for the winning clan for the next thousand years.

summary taken from Anime News Network

Own Thoughts or Takes The Anime: I really did enjoy this anime though the story seem to be kind rushed and from those on lookers the story might be hard to distinguish such as my wife did as I was watching while she was in the other room. The reason I find this is a lot of people die and there is so much betrayal between both of the ninja clans. Which is maybe way the story gets hard to follow do to everything happening so fast. Some of the special ninja moves are so damn sick though, some moves will never happen in real life. But this is way I love fantasy and such. Now I have had to watch this 3 times to fully understand and I bought the complete collection box set since I enjoyed the anime.

Basilisk box set image 1 and this one

Basilisk box set image 2

But there is much more to be send about the story where 2 people from each clan who have been mortal enemies for many years. To make things worse the pact between the clans to keep them from killing each other was dissolved. I’m going to try and not spoil it for you all but I will the hate between the two is so bad the love and happy of the clan mate in love the other person in the other clan makes the sick. But this anime’s fight scenes are fucking brutal. Now I’m giving this anime a rating of 9 because I felt the story felt rushed but still enjoy for a rewatch. Then I watched again to get a better understand of the story for this review. Now at the time of planning this review I didn’t know there is a second of something. So I may have to check it out.

Rating (from a scale of 1-10): 9

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True Tears (TV) review

True Tears (TV) review

Anime: True Tears

Japanese Title: True Tears

Number of Episodes: 13

Episodes Watched: 13

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance, School-life, Harem

Age Rating: Teen 13+

Brief Plot Information:

“Shinichiro is a student living in what would be a dream come true for most high school boys, but for him is mostly a frustration. A well liked girl in school named Hiromi has lived in his house for a year along with his family. Her father was a close friend of the family, and when he died they immediately took her in. She is popular and well liked, always smiles, is talented in sports- but Shinichiro knows there must be tears inside her. Having an artistic tendency, he makes watercolours of her and thinks about wishing to ease her tears. Yet he cannot bring up the nerve to talk to her even in his own home. She, too, is quiet and withdrawn in their house, quite unlike at school. Shinichiro is also distracted by teasing from his friend Nobuse for watching Hiromi from afar, a curse of bad luck from a strange girl named Noe, and being forced to perform Muhiga dancing. By helping Noe he hopes to ease his own problems, yet he seems to have difficulty helping himself.” Source: Anime News Network

The Likes of this anime:

I had found this anime to be quite enjoyable as with most animes of this type of genre. The animation was great and I felt that the attention to detail was really well done. Throughout each episode there was a good amount of every type of feeling. What I mean by this is that the emotions the characters were feeling I would start to feel their emotions. In fact a couple times I almost wanted to cry. Another thing I like and enjoyed with this anime is that I felt the entire story flowed from one episode to the next. Sometimes (just like other enjoyable animes) I would get irritated or impatient after an episode because of the fact that the episode would end right in the middle of a really good part. Then I would have to wait to watch the next episode.

The dislikes of this anime:

I must say that there really isn’t too much that I didn’t likes about this anime. There may have been a few parts that I found to be irritating but that really doesn’t mean I disliked them. In actuality I felt that the anime ended too soon, at least in my opinion. I think that there could have been a bit more to the ending that how it ended in episode 13. But I won’t good in to detail on that just because I think you should watch this series and see for yourselves.

My Rating: 99/100

I will probably post an additional review for this anime in the near future with a bit more. For example I think will add different categories pertaining to my rating in graphics/animation, story, fun factor, and originality. But this may differ, because I really haven’t decided yet on how to go about it.

More Links:

True Tears official websites

TVアニメ「true tears」公式サイト (website in Japanese)

Bandai Visual

Here is another teaser True Tears image for you all…XD

Sorry I can’t remember where I had found these images but I had found them somewhere on the Internet so I don’t own any of the above images. They’re just for promotional use

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I first posted this blog post on my old blog here: https://ru-kunsanimediscussions.blogspot.com/2008/07/true-tears-tv-review.html

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Review of Elfen Lied エルフェンリート

Review of Elfen Lied エルフェンリート

Eflen LIed dvd box image

Anime: Elfen Lied
Japanese Title: エルフェンリート

Episodes: 13 & 1 OVA

Episodes Watched: 13 & OVA

Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Romance, Ecchi, Drama, Action, Comedy

Age Rating: Mature Audiences due to Graphic Violence, Nudity & Language

Brief Plot Information:

“The Diclonius (two-horned human) are mutants created by humans. It has a special ability that can be described as a sixth sense. These mutants have enough power to exterminate the whole human race. Afraid of their powers, people isolate them in research labs to be studied.

One Diclonius girl, Lucy, breaks out of confinement, kills her guards and escapes. She fell into the ocean after being shot and ends up on a beach. There, she meets Kota and Yuka. They name her Nyu and begin to live with her.”

Source AnimeNfo.com

The Likes of this anime:

In my opinion I though this was a quite good anime, the overall story, the art/graphic work and the characters. The overall story flowed from one episode to the next and the character development slowly developed through each episode. I guess this is why I got stuck watching the all of the episodes because I wanted to know what would happen next. The character, well actually characters I liked the most was the Lucy/Nyu split personality. Lucy seemed to have a bit of a dark side until towards the end

[Spoiler Warning]

when her feelings towards Kota started to come out as he realized that she was the one who had killed his father and sister

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The Nyu side was kind of cute in her ways though she could really speak any basic words except “Nyu” but you can usually tell what she means or how she felt when she spoke “Nyu”.

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Towards the last couple of episode Nyu started to speak a few words to Kota or when she would call out Kota’s name

[Spoiler Ended]

The Dislikes of this anime:

To tell you the truth, I really don’t have any dislikes of this anime. It was a very enjoyable anime to watch and I would recommend this to anyone.

The only thing I really didn’t like was how the series had ended in episode 13 and I kind of wish there was a 2nd season or something. Even the OVA didn’t help with the ending, just a little addition to some of the episodes towards the end of the series.

My Rating: 99/100 (99 because of the way the series had ended.)

I will probably post a further review of this anime in the near future.

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I first posted this bl,og post here: https://ru-kunsanimediscussions.blogspot.com/2008/05/review-of-elfen-lied.html

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