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Aniosophy

  • Joined Feb 18, 2019
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Full Review For The Series, NO SPOILERS

I am a bit late to finally finishing this series, and God damn guys, this show is probably one of the most balls to the walls action series I have seen in the last few years, with it really calling back to the dark, brutal, “think with your fist” type of anime that were pretty popular during the mid to late 2000s. This series seriously has Black Lagoon / Gungrave / Speed Grapher / Devil May Cry / Darker than Black vibes, and I am 100% here for it. It really felts like this series would be right at home in the late night Tonami block smack between shows like Jormungand and Btoom!, and if you know what I am talking about, and are in the mood for that type of show, then I 100% recommend this series for you, because you pretty much already know what you are in for with that description.

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But of course, if you have seen all of those shows this probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you, since the studio that was behind No Guns Life is the same studio that made many of those exact shows, which is also probably why this series gives me heavy nostalgia for mid to late 2000s Madhouse. And ultimately I feel like that’s really all I need to say to convince you whether or not this show is right for you, if you are looking for some heavy ass action scenes with some great animation and a protagonist who “lives in the underbelly of society” who is “fighting the corrupt system” and is “dark and has a mysterious past” well then my friend, this show is right for you.

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The only sad part about this series is that it probably won’t get another season, since already the original 24 episode season was split into two to make it look like it had “2 seasons” I guess as a way to stretch the popularity of the series, and hopefully the revenue it brought in was enough to incentivize another season, but we will just have to wait and see how that plays out, the only thing for sure is that it probably won’t be coming anytime soon. But overall I am happy with what we got, with all of the main characters really being fun and interesting to watch especially by the end, so I’ll give this second half a 9/10, Because this series knows what it is and 100% commits to it. There is a nice balance between main story and sidequests, the music throughout the entire series is always on point, and like I mentioned before, both the characters and the animation are also really enjoyable to watch, so what else could I really ask for in a show like this? So check it out if you have the time, I promised you will probably have a good time?

p.s. the ED for “season 2” is probably one of the best EDs from this entire year

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
9/10 overall
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