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Nodame Cantabile

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Nodame Cantabile is a new anime (2007-2008) I have been watching for the last  couple of weeks. Today I finished watching this anime and here is what I can tell you about it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by brokenthorn

March 8, 2009 at 23:21

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Gungrave

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Gungrave was a special anime. I finished watching it a minute ago and felt I had to write about it, if only a bit. The story is wonderful and in the end it made me shed tears like when I was five and getting my ass wiped because I did something wrong ^^.

Gungrave is the story of two childhood friends that were so close but chose different paths. Living on the streets with a strong sense of freedom and strong ambition to reach higher, they join the Mafia, apparently for the same reasons but not so. One is called Harry McDowell, a man with strong ambition, popular with the ladies and a natural leader. The other one is called Brandon Heat. He’s not much of a talker, very introverted, keeps it all in himself, but only one woman could understand him, the woman he fell in love with.

Pursuing their goal to reach higher in society and an added goal on Brandon’s side, the strong will to protect the ones dear to him and the sense of justice, they reach a point where their goals don’t exist well together. Even is Brandon saw Harry doing things that were not totally right in order to get to his goals, he waited. He waited until Harry betrayed him and tried to kill him. Even if Brandon was the Mafia’s no. 1 assassin, he couldn’t kill his best friend. In turn, Harry killed him.

After 13 years, Brandon returns from the grave to take down the empire Harry built and to protect the daughter of the one he once loved. In the end he will not be able to kill Harry this time either. Harry and Brandon find their true deaths fighting aside against the empire than has now turned against Harry, after Brandon managed to almost take it down. They both die remembering the old times and Harry finally realizes what his mistakes were and on top of them all, his biggest mistake: killing his best friend only because he thought he will betray him.

Written by brokenthorn

June 24, 2007 at 00:22

Posted in anime

Finished viewing Chobits

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Tonight I saw the last episode of the Chobits anime, episode #27.
The previous anime I was watching was Bleach. Since I reached episode #124 some time ago and #125 was only broadcasted today, I have to wait for the “good guys” (the fan subbers) to release it. In the mean time I decided to watch another anime, and it was Chobits.

Chobits was a really good anime exploring the issues of relationships between a human and a “persocom”, in other words, something not human, just in appearance, but yet capable of reaching human emotions and perhaps, capable of being better than a human.

Chobits is a seinen series, meaning it is targeted at an 18+ years old audience. No it’s not adult movies, it’s just too complex for the younger audience to correctly understand. Thus if you really like touchy stories about forbidden love or the love that can never be, I recommend this to everyone.

Now I’ll be waiting for episode #125 of Bleach to come out…

Written by brokenthorn

May 9, 2007 at 19:38

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Chobits and Linux – who would have thought?

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Right now I was watching the “Chobitsanime. I heard long ago about it and even being a big anime fan, I never had the chance to see it sooner. For those of you who like anime but haven’t seen “Chobits” already, you can read more about the themes and subject matter that it deals with here. But the real reason I posted this is in this image from episode 21. It shouldn’t be any surprise, I guess. đŸ™‚

Written by brokenthorn

May 9, 2007 at 10:16

Posted in anime, Linux