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Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
So you like samurai with long swords who hunt unidentified beasts? Then both of these anime have the same theme: an old clan of samurai (or in Bleach, shinigami) hunts scary evil beasts, but unfortunately some of the good characters manage to fall in love with one of the beasts (like the main couple in Kemonozume or Quicy's love for the vampire lady). If you are not annoyed by a lot of dialogue in Kemonozume, and if you don't miss jokes which are most common thing in Bleach, then you should be drawn into these two anime.
"One stormy night." These are the words Mei will say outside of the barn to identify his new friend. "One stormy night." Gabu will say this phrase to finally meet the friend he made in the darkness of the storm. Mei and Gabu had taken shelter in the barn, and in the darkness they comforted each other, only to find that they were very similar, striking a friendship there and then. "One stormy night", and they would finally meet face to face at their promised place and time, but on this fateful night Mei, an orphan goat, and Gabu, a wolf, finally see each other. Will their friendship work? Will their communities allow it?
Arashi no Yoru ni and Kemonozume are very different anime, but share several features that underpin them. The first thing I thought of after watching Arashi was Kemonozume, and after some thought, the reasons become obvious.
First, the art; both these anime have very unconventional and catchy animation styles, giving each a unique feel, and both are vastly different from each other. They both have a hand-drawn feel, but Arashi's style is that of wispy illustrations for a children's book, and Kemonozume goes for the messy, provocative swipes.
Second, the plot; both anime are about the love/friendship of individuals from antagonistic groups, and their struggles against their respective communities' enmity, and their struggles for the preservation of their relationships.
But be warned. Kemonozume is geared towards mature audiences, filled with violence and sex, while Arashi no Yoru ni is a fairy tale of sorts, and is an enjoyable watch for people of all ages.
Cat Soup is an extremely abstract, abnormal, and at times, disturbing adventure, from the director of Nadesico. This 30 minute OVA follows two kittens through what seems to be the underworld, as they search for one of their lost souls. Along the way, they encounter new (edible) friends, scary situations, and even the end of the world! Will these felines manage to return unscathed? Or more importantly, avoid becoming the main course for dinner? Confusion abounds in this quirky OVA.
Are you looking for something weird, abstract and with dark humour? Both Cat Soup and Kemonozume deal with a lot of that! Chances are that you'll be confused in both shows. Both shows are really experimental and influenced by surrealism. They seem more like paintings made in animation than a movie adapted to animation. In conclusion, if you like avant-garde animes, be sure to check these two wonderful animes!
Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?
These were two of the hardest recommendations to make... Kemonozume is a highly unique and rich anime. Gankutsuou is one of my favourite stories, and absolutely breathtaking. So I thought, why not make the recommendation.
Both series feature a highly unique anime style. Gankutsuou is probably easier to palate, than the sketchy realism of Kemonozume, but I think this adds to the charm of both series.
Neither show is particularly big on action, but what little there is, is beautifully styised. Instead, the main focus is on the character development, relationships and human weaknesses.
Both relationships of the main characters is what made the connection for me. I love a story about forbidden love/friendship. If you like one of these, I'm sure you'd like the other.
Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
In terms of plot Kemonozume and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei have nothing in common - but their chief concern is hardly their narratives. Both are brimming with dark humour (with sometimes morbid punchlines) and stylish, ingenious animation. Zetsubou Sensei is a straight comedy while Kemonozume has elements of drama, and Kemonozume is by far the darker and weirder of the two, but generally they go together fairly well.