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Ajin: Demi-Human - Watching Guide

What is worth watching of this anime.
1 Ajin: Demi-Human

Ajin: Demi-Human

Watch.

Many characters have had the power of immortality and regeneration over the years, but none have taken it to the extreme Ajin takes it, the way they fight is at a completely different level. This show is great for the action and suspense (expect lots of violence & gore), there is also good character development at least for the main protagonist.

The main antagonist is one of the best I have seen, it's very charismatic despite being a psychopath that thrives in violence. It kind of reminds me of Hannibal Lecter in that sense. The line between good & evil can get very blurry throughout the story.

Another good aspect of the show is how the powers are introduced through practical experimentation and observation, they are not just thrown out as Deux ex Machina, instead, they follow the rules of their world and are explain in logical but simple analogies.

The animation is CG but not completely awful, at times it looks very realistic except for facial expressions, the movements are kind of rotoscopic, but the quality drops in some scenes, where the movement looks awkward and unrealistic. Nevertheless, the fighting scenes are the best part of the show, I found them very engaging.

'First, let me talk about what people usually complain about, the animation. As you can see I gave it a 9/10 instead of a low score. This is because I think this 3D animation style is a refreshing change to the normal 2D animation style. True, it's a bit lacking and I think it's because of the time required to do it in 3D rather than 2D. It gets better later on though. I myself thought it was disappointing at the beginning however after 13 episodes I have gotten used to it and trust me, It's not worth dropping the show just because of the animation style.

I find the story very realistic and the main character, though wimpy and unknowledgeable about Ajin's power, grows and develops his skill. He has a cold personality and a lack of a sense of justice as he views everything happening to people elsewhere as 'unrelated'. Despite his lack of heroism, I think it brings more charm to him as a character rather than a classic wimpy but heroic character. 

Satou is probably my favorite character. Despite his 'calm' look that an old person usually posses, he is the most BADASS character ever.' -NaomiEX

'Okay look, this anime does have a very unique animation style but you would be doing a huge injustice to yourself as anime fans if you missed this one for one reason. This is by far the best anime of the year for me. And an absolute must watch for all Horror/Action fans. There is a second season too so there's that too! ENJOY!' -Zangetsu92

The dub is great!

2 Ajin: Demi-Human 2nd Season

Ajin: Demi-Human 2nd Season

Watch. Continuation of the story.

3 Ajin OVA

Ajin OVA

Watch Episode 1

  • It's "The Shinya Nakamura Incident", which is mentioned several times throughout the story as the most feared worst-case scenario.

Skip Episode 2

  • This is just filler.
4 Ajin Movie 1: Shoudou

Ajin Movie 1: Shoudou

Skip. This is a condensed version of the TV Series.

5 Ajin Movie 2: Shoutotsu

Ajin Movie 2: Shoutotsu

Skip. This is a condensed version of the TV Series.

6 Ajin Movie 3: Shougeki

Ajin Movie 3: Shougeki

Skip. This is a condensed version of the TV Series.

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