MY জীবন্ত SERIES—100TH SERIES WATCHED SPECIAL
Baldr Force EXE Resolution—A short series—only four episodes, packed with lots of violence. Please do not watch this unless আপনি are mature enough to handle exploding heads and a rape scene. After the shocking rape scene in episode two, I had to “prayerfully” (I hate that word. If it’s even a word.) consider whether I should continue on with the series. Heck, I thought, it’s only two আরো episodes, and I doubt they’ll have another rape scene. And thankfully, the last half toned down the violence of the first two episodes.
The plot has to do with a world where people spend half of their time in virtual reality, and what happens to your virtual body can kill your real one. In this world, a young hacker named Toru is hell bent on revenge after a comrade is killed. In the computer world, he is distracted দ্বারা an innocent, young girl who insists on calling him her big brother. Could she be the ghost everyone’s gossiping about?
Say, “I প্রণয় You”—Yamato is the most জনপ্রিয় boy in school. He gets it in his head that he would like to be paired up with the most unpopular girl in school, Mei. Hurt দ্বারা বন্ধু one too many times, Mei has built up walls around her, not allowing her to trust অথবা love. Yamato’s feelings are genuine, and he’s a good guy. Will he ever hear Mei say, “I প্রণয় you” to him?
I found this to be a very sweet, romantic জীবন্ত from the beginning, and eagerly rushed through its thirteen episodes.
Utawarerumono—My 100th জীবন্ত series! Try hard enough and you, too, can memorize the title! Memorize the title, maybe, but not learn most of the characters’ names…
Coming in, this প্রদর্শনী reminded me of watching a story about some ancient culture, like the Aztecs অথবা the Incas, maybe, with a good dose of Samurai-era Japan. But many of the characters have strange, animal-like ears, so this can’t be Earth, can it? Anyway, the weapons used here are bows, arrows, and swords, plus a few made-up weapons as well.
As the story goes, a masked man with amnesia (and normal ears) is taken in দ্বারা a friendly village. Eluluu and her sister become particularly close to the confused man, now dubbed Hakuoro. When the girls’ grandmother dies, she names Hakuoro as the new leader. He ends up becoming আরো than the leader of the village, though. He becomes emperor of the country, with many loyal followers who প্রণয় him and would die for him. Hakuoro wants peace, but blood and battles keep coming.
Then one country brings onto the battlefield what look like giant robots, only they must be organic because they bleed. Still, it’s a jarring sight to see “mecha” in this জীবন্ত that feels historical. It is even আরো jarring when Hakuoro starts remembering his past. This, too, doesn’t fit in with the feel of the rest of the series.
I’d call the ending bittersweet. I may not watch this again (though I would like to see the three OAV episodes it doesn’t look like we’ll get over here). I did; however, enjoy watching it through for the first time.
Oh, and that long title? It means “He whose song is sung.”