YOU NEED TO WATCH A SILENT VOICE!
WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, WATCH NO GAME, NO LIFE ZERO!
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Monday, Oct. 16th –
Hello again, Giga-Friends! I hope you’re all doing well on this week leading up to “spooky day”! And before you ask: No. I won’t be doing anything because I’ll be hiding under my covers so the monsters don’t find me.
On the other hand, my buddy Bryan and I will be going to Los Angeles next Friday, Nov. 3rd, to see the U.S Premier of the Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel movie! I’m pretty jazzed because I’ve already heard the Japanese fans singing praises over the movie and how good it was. Plus, some of the staff like the director (and we’re hoping some Voice Actors [KANA UEDA PLEASE!]) will be at the U.S Premier as well!
On another note, I recently saw two different anime movies: No Game, No Life Zero and Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice. I HIGHLY recommend watching both of those movies. I don’t care if you haven’t seen the original NGNL, I don’t care what kind of genre you like, and I don’t care what specific tastes you have, YOU. NEED. TO. WATCH. THESE. MOVIES! The first was a huge juxtaposition on the NGNL universe. Whereas the original anime was ridiculous and comedic, the movie was extremely serious and fairly tragic. However, A Silent Voice was something a bit more wholesome overall. Based on a one-shot, it centers around a young boy who incessantly bullied a deaf girl, and how all that karma came full circle. When he tries apologize, and even befriend, the young girl again, she ends up changing his life and his views of others through their relationship. GOD, those movies hurt so good! I really, in all love and honesty, can’t recommend these movies enough!
NOW ON TO ANIME!
From anime movies to straight up anime!
While I put my thoughts together on what to write about this season, I have been checking out a couple of light-hearted shows that have piqued my interest so far. The first one being Blend S, a show about a young girl, Maika, who romanticizes anything foreign but also accidentally has a nasty smile. She encounters a young Italian man who happens to run a Maid Cafe, he also happens to be an otaku with a fetish for Japanese girls, and also sadistic women . . . apparently. When he notices that Maika’s smile is sadistic, even though not on purpose, he immediately hires her for his Maid Cafe. The catch here is that every waitress wears a different persona. While Maika wears the sadistic mask, her other co-workers are Tsundere, Little Sister, Big Sister, and Idol. It’s a cute, light-hearted show that generally gets me to laugh every episode not only with the comedic timing, but the ridiculous voice acting that goes into certain lines. I generally recommend it for anyone with a knack for slice-of-life or comedy!
Anyway, that’s it for me today Giga-Landers! I hope you have a wonderful day and an even better week! -J.R