Bungou Stray Dogs Review

       2016 gave us lots of surprises both good and bad. Before Baked Potatoes end 2016, this is the last Fall 2016 anime review. See you all in 2017.*\(^o^)/*

 Bungou Stray Dogs tells the story of humans with special abilities and their day to day antics. It is a mix of both comedy and action. The series centralizes on Nakajima Atsushi, an orphan who had to fend for himself after his orphanage disowned him. Atsushi had pretty much a shitty life until he met the Armed Detective Agency members. He had the ability to transform himself into a tiger without himself knowing. He is stuck with the ADA for the rest of his life and had to deal with thier semi retarded antics thanks to Dazai Osamu. He also have to fend for himself from the dangerous Port Mafia who are also after his head for the 7 million bounty he had. And, that is just season 1.

Moving on to season 2, Yokohama City is in danger from the North American group, The Guild as they have plans to harm the city and its innocent residents. The guild is also responsible for putting the 7 million bounty on Atsushi. As for the 2nd season, we got a lot of surprises. For new BSD fans like myself, we get to learn more about Dazai and his past of being an Ex-Port Mafia ranked member. We also get to see our beloved characters grow. Just like Yuri on Ice, BSD is a good anime for motivation and inspiration. I do believe that we all have been in Atsushi’s shoes.

Overall, Bungou is an awesome anime and it had my full support for a must have  Season 3.

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Free talk from Minami

 How I got to love BSD is a funny story,  I had known the series since January and I had been a HUGE fan of Kishow Taniyama and I was excited that he was voice for a character and that character became my husband instantly, I waited 9 episode straight for him in season 1, 5-7 episode for him in season 2. And, that character is Nakahara Chuuya. I really hope season 3 will happen.

Character Develpoment: 8/10

Story Plot: 9/10

Music: 8.5/10

 

Happy new year, Baked Potatoes wishes all the readers an awesome 2017. (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Touken Ranbu Hanamaru Review

Touken Ranbu, the hottest online browser game from DMM.com with the collaboration with Nitro+ from 2015 till now. Just ended their first anime installment. TLDR, We the saniwas give life to inanimate objects. In TouRabu’s case… Historical swords from Japan.  I wouldn’t talk much about the game basics because, I assume you all played the game and know what am I talking about.

Hanamaru, from the first few episodes were all about rainbows and sunshine. Which misled everyone to think that Touken Ranbu is all jolly and happy. Well… You are DEAD WRONG! ಠ╭╮ಠ The rainbow and sunshine facade is to hide away all the salt and pain of the swords’ history. TLDR, if you know your Japanese history… You know what I meant. Hanamaru centralized on Yamatonokami Yasusada’s growth in a certain citadel. Yamatonokami Yasusada was a sword formerly owned by Okita Souji of the Shinsengumi in the bakufuku period. He was recently brought back to life as a Touken Danshi ‘sword boy‘ by his current master, US!╰(*´︶`*)╯ The most important code for the Touken Danshi is, They MUST NOT alter the course of history; for unfortunate things may bestow upon them.  But… Does any of  them listen?

One Touken Danshi nearly made that mistake was Imanotsurugi. A tantou ‘short sword‘ formerly owned by Minamoto Yoshitsune who used him to commit suicide. That, would be a different story for another day. TLDR, Touken Danshi MUST NOT ALTER HISTORY FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY. Yasusada tried his best to overcome his ‘I must protect Okita-kun’ phase which broke many saniwa’s heart. Including mine… With the help of Kashuu Kiyomitsu, who is also a former sword owned by Okita Souji. And their 40+ sword friends; they grow and live like a family. All in all, Hanamaru is one perfect recipe for saniwas that knows their shit. (*^ω^*)

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              Free talk from Minami

Honestly, as soon as the 1st episode aired; I got complains from my friends that litreally say ‘Kinta, PLEASE CONTROL YOUR HUSBAND’ ‘Kinta,  your Hasebe is out of control’ yada yada. I know, I chose Heshikiri Hasebe as my permanent secretary doesn’t mean I am responsible for a pack of Hasebes. He is being overloved, and I don’t like that. ╮(╯_╰)╭ so? Not only that, Hanamaru… per episode… I rewatched almost a total of 100 times. Just to catch up on any missed out clues.

I also linked some parts of the shows to both the stage play and musical. Mostly musical, Bakumatsu Tenrouden. Any, we had a huge debate, as We I meant my touken ranbu community. Now, I am waiting for what Ufotable is giving out next year. Oh and, I know; there is a dubbed version of Hanamaru. Before you all be like , ‘Kinta! Go watch it. It’s nice.’ Bear in mind that, I had played the game for a year and I am used to the Japanese voices, so I can’t accept the dub for Touken.

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Ps, who says aruji isn’t in the picture. Aruji is in between Sayo and Yasusada.

Ratings 

Story: 9/10

Character Development: 9/10

Music: 9/10

Overall: 9/10

PSS,

IF you didn’t cry. You are doing your saniwa duties wrongly.(= ̄ω ̄=)