Life simon on 10 Feb 2016
So it’s been a while since I’ve invested myself in an anime. After I finished up with Naruto (by that I mean, gave up on watching it and decided to read the manga instead) I hadn’t really gone back to any bar the odd movie or two.
Then, just recently it was announced that my favourite band would be providing the opening theme song to a new anime called “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi” (The Town Where Only I am Missing), known in English as “ERASED”.
The anime premiered just after the new year and I decided I’d give it a go. They actually used an old song of AKG’s which first came out in 2004 but has been re-recorded for the anime (in fact the entire album it was on is being rereleased this year). After watching the first episode, I understood why.
I was hooked right away. The anime follows a man in his late twenties who has an ability called “revival” which allows him to travel back in time to try and prevent a certain tragedy from occurring. Sounds cool right? Well, turns out there’s a lot more to this ability than first thought.
The animation quality of the show is top-notch and as is the voice acting and writing.
The week wait between episodes is agonising and I don’t want to spoil myself with the manga. Such is television!
Moving onto other things; the TV that I’m into right now is pretty much Marvel’s Agent Carter, which is filling in the void of Agents of SHIELD. It’s amazing how much they can pack into such a short season. Then of course, there is Adventure Time as well.
Music-wise, recently I’ve been really into Chatmonchy. I’ve been a fan of them for a while but it was only late last year that I started listening to them more and getting into a lot of their songs.
Things I’m looking forward to:
- Deadpool movie
- Captain America: Civil War
- X-Men Apocalypse
- Tripod 101 Hits (Perth Comedy Festival)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- I’m sure I’m forgetting something else!
So what are you guys into right now? And what are some things you’re looking forward to in the coming year? Let me know!