Overall, the Spring anime season of 2014 was my favorite! So many good animes aired that season. I will eventually review all the animes I liked from that season, but, for today, I will review No Game No Life by Madhouse.
No Game No Life was an anime adaptation by Madhouse of a light novel by the name of Noge Nora by Yu Kamiya. Before the anime adaptation, there was a manga adaptation by Yu Kamiya in collaboration with Mashiro Hiiragi as an illustrator. Trivia: Yu Kamiya is married to Mashiro Hiigari!!
The story revolves around two siblings, Sora and Shiro. These siblings are highly skilled in video games, because of this they got an invitation form an opponent they had beaten (Tet) to be reborn in his word, the game world, and they agreed. The inseparable siblings go on to try to redeem the population of the human race in that world, knows an Imanity. As they do this, they set their gold to keep conquering the 15 other races in order to challenge Tet, their god, and become the god(s) themselves.
What is not to like? The anime looked INCREDIBLY good, the plot was developed smoothly, and there was a perfect balance between action and humor. I will go so far as to call this anime my favorite anime of the year. At the end of the anime, I was left wanting so much more (in a good way). I was satisfied with the conclusion provided, but I just didn't want to stop watching. Overall, this anime sold really well and had so many views that I am doubtful there will not be a season 2. It seems it is the common consensus among the fan base that there will be a season 2, we just don't know when.
P.S: I could not find a single picture of Mashiro Hiigari~~ :(
All aboard the NGNL 2 hype train,
Before I go any further, what I will say in this review, and my blog in general, is solely my opinion. So, don't take it to heart.
Now, I know how old this drama is. It first came out in 2009, and i watched soon after. Since this is my first review though, I wanted to review the first Korean drama I have ever watched. My younger self, really enjoyed this drama! While I found it to be quite, well, dramatic, it was still lighthearted and relaxing in a way. That being said, my current self looks back at it and thinks "Wow! This is cheesy~~" I am not dissing the drama in anyway though!
Let's talk about the plot:
A girl named Geum Jan-di makes her way into a school "for the privileged" through a scholarship. She is surprise to see how snobby her classmates are, especially a certain group of boys named the F4. Eventually, Jandi decides to challenge their leader, Gu Jun-pyo, thereby infurating him. At the end, like every other drama of this kind, jan-di and Jun -oyo end up falling in love and living happily ever after.
I hate to lose.
Want to know why? Three words.
Middle. School. Wrestling.
When I first got into Jr. High I remember wanting to sign up for a winter sport. In my smaller school, there wasn’t too much of a choice. It was either basketball or wrestling. Unfortunately, basketball was out. I would have loved to play basketball! I liked watching it on T.V., rooted for the Portland Trailblazers, and knew the game. One problem: I was short. Some people would say, “You can play basketball even if you’re short -- you just have to have a good outside shot; you know, put up three pointers all day!”
Yeah... so... like I said; basketball was out.