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Clannad ~ Review

Clannad ~ Review

“A true masterpiece. That is all I can say.”

So, for my 100th anime review (we made it! Yay!), I got a lot of messages from all of you guys that I should do a review of a series which I consider either a masterpiece, or is my personal favourite series. Well, luckily for all of you guys, I’m going to review a series that is both my personal favourite and is also a masterpiece in the anime world. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Clannad.

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Top 10 Greatest Anime Series Of 2012

Top 10 Greatest Anime Series of 2012

Well… 2012 just ended two days ago and it is now 2013 (the year that all the mayan fans thought would never come) and I’d say this is the perfect time to reflect back on all the events and good stuff that happened last year. There were many notable anime series that came out in 2012 that surprised us, inspired us, or made us make anime even more than we did before. And with that, I am here to present to you my personal list of the Top 10 greatest anime series of 2012.

I’ll just let you know right here and right now that compiling this list was extremely, extremely difficult. I had to let go of so many great series to scale it down to only 10. But in the end, I managed to get a list together that you, the reader, will hopefully agree with. If not then that’s totally fine; there’s a poll for you to answer at the bottom of this post.

So let’s get cracking! At Number 10 is…

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Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita ~ Review

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita ~ Review

“Jump into the strange, satiric world where fairies rule and life looks grim!”

What do you get when you meld satiric views of life with absurd story and strange little fairies that have taken over the world? Well, what you end up with is a very unique anime called Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita; literally translated as “humanity has declined”. When you hear something like that, the first thing you feel is blue, maybe a little depressed even. But how, you ask, can an anime with such a dark title be possibly enjoyable, let alone funny? Allow me, The Anime Man, to explain.

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Midori Days ~ Review

Midori Days ~ Review

“A beautiful romantic tale about a young boy and… his right hand??”

I know what you’re thinking… “Anime Man, what the hell is up with the sub-title??”. Well, if you have never seen this anime (or even heard of it in fact) then I totally understand your confusion at the moment. So, let’s go onto the synopsis of this very unique story to clear things up…

Midori Days revolves around Seiji Sawamura, a delinquent who is known to be one of the toughest guys in the area, known for his self-proclaimed “Devil’s Right Hand”. However, as he is known to be a fierce, violent person, he has no chance of getting a girlfriend, even going on to say that he will grow old with “his right hand being his only companion” (I don’t think I have to explain what that means…) However, one day he wakes up to his right hand being turned into a real-life girl; her name is Midori Kasugano and has had a crush on Seiji for many years. As Seiji and Midori spend everyday together, the two get closer and closer but Seiji must find a way to turn Midori back to normal, for her sake ad his sake.

The series contains some very funny scenes and animation to create a cute, funny, feel-good atmosphere every episode

The proper title of the series is Midori no Hibi (lit. Midori’s days) and there are many reasons as to why it is called this. Firstly, Midori is written in the form of “Mi” (lit. beautiful) and “dori” (lit. bird), which spells to create the name “Midori” which is also the name of the main heroine. Midori also means green, hence why the character Midori has green hair. Another reason could be that the title is a pun referring to “Midori no Hi” (lit. Green Day), which is a national holiday in Japan during Golden Week.

The series contains many comedy scenes; from the movements and animation presented, Midori Days can almost be included in the absurdist genre, however it is mostly centred around the romantic comedy genre. The most notable voice actor is Mai Nakatani, who plays the voice of Midori; this series is considered one of the series that she voiced in before she became famous (most notable later on as the voices of Nagisa in Clannad, Rena in Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni and Watashi in Jinrui Wa Suitai Shimashita).

All in all, this series is a very enjoyable romantic comedy with a very interesting and original plot. Although it was aired in 2004, this series is still very enjoyable even now, and if you’re a fan of absurdist romantic comedy/drama, then Midori Days is definitely an anime for you.


The Final Judgement:

Recommendation Level: 4/5 – Strongly Recommended

Final Score: 7/10