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Shigofumi ep 12(final)

Surprise surprise! 2 of them!
and they are pissed at each other…

now Fumi is crying…

which leads to Mika crying as well…

and they both lived happily ever after… ^_^

 

Well, this is *kinda* what happened during the last ep. In the previous ep, the ending was kind of a cliffhanger and we were left to ponder if Fumi shot Mika. Well, this ep we find out she didn’t. Fumi became quite an arrogant kid in this ep though.
She FINALLY told someone of the abuse she got from her father, and i like the way they played out that part.
The after events of the accusation was nicely done, she became an overnight celebrity and people started to talk about her. But none of what was said was actually good. They commented on her beauty, they commented on how she was lying or how she was out to ruin her dad.
And it was normal for Fumi to get insecure (since she already is an expert at that), and she started to get somewhat paranoid.

Her mother was a classic though. Her mom was so… bimbotic.
When Fumika wanted to get acknowledge by her mother, her mom just hugged her and said how pretty she was (all thanks to the good genes) and how she hope Fumi will be happy. Yup, she ditch the kid to be with a boyfriend. Apparently she is not ready to be a mother cos she loves being a woman. (reminds me of my own mother…^^; .
Best thing yet, she wanted to feel what being a real woman was all about so that was why she decided to do the whole marriage, giving birth thing.
Yes, thing.

Lol, well, it served as somewhat of a comic relief I guess.

Overall, though it was a short series, i had some fun with it. It is not the greatest thing ever, but it was not horrible either.
The fact that this anime got licensed in the USA just 2 months after the first part came out on DVD in Japan must mean something.

Yes, the American companies are getting greedy… 30 bucks for one ep! oh, but there is a “better” deal 40 bucks for 2 eps! WHAT A SAVE!!! =.=” I know that they want to shorten the gap between the released in Japan and in the States so that sales will hopefully pick up. But if I remember my economics (or if i remember common sense) increase prices usually results in decrease in the sales. 40 dollars is just too expensive. 40 bucks for the whole season might be worth considering if they can get it released just as fast.

Anyway, back on topic.

It is an ok show. A episodic kind of thing except for the last 3 eps that became somewhat of an arc I guess.
The idea of delivering letters from the dead was an interesting one, I just wished that they focused more on that rather then turn it into a story of Fumika. I get that she is the lead but if the whole story of her was played out over the whole series instead while being intertwined with the plot of delivering the last letter, it would be much better.
But this is my personal opinion.
I just felt that the plot veered kind of off-course towards the end.

Rating

7/10

Just like Kekkaishi, interesting, ok, entertaining. It is a short series and i am glad that it is a short one. There was not much of a story behind Fumika anyway. (I felt so dissapointed).

The targeted audience would probably be kids from 14>

There is nothing gruesome or anything. It is just that it is not much of a fun plot with pretty bombastic colors that kids would like.
Plus most of the time the characters are not even bashing each other up. Where’s the fun in that for a kid?

-ra out!

 

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Shigofumi – 04-09

I just watched the rest of the eps of shigofumi (well, up till the latest release at least) and i have to admit that it was not at all where i thought the direction of the show was heading.


Recurring cast of Shigofumi. (They are heading to an island for a break!(ep9))

I thought it would be another Ghost Hunt arc by arc kinda plot, however, you realize that apart from the first two eps, the rest are all tied together. There is a little hint of romance and the plot builds up from ep 4-8 about the past of Fumika (the Shigofumi girl).
Ep 9 gives you a view into the life of another Shigofumi girl. It is a short and sweet ep and while the episodes do revolve around the delivery of letters to the dead, the interesting parts of the story is not about those letters but rather about the story behind the people who receive them.

I like the animation style for this anime and it makes it an enjoyable treat.
A relaxing plot with just enough suspense to keep you going and characters(main as well as the supporting casts) that you are able to relate to at times.

Until so far, i would give it a rating of…….. 8/10
It is not the greatest, but it is above average.

For
People who like a bit of suspense and slice of life in their anime.

-ra out!-

Shigofumi – 03

The 3rd ep – Friends

The show starts of with a boy playing his game on his hand phone and it looks as though he was about to commit suicide. He didn’t.
If i might add, i really thought he was about to die. Lol, the poor kid, now you know why your mom say to stop playing your games children!


Anyway, you realise that he really was thinking about what it would be like to jump infront of a train. That expression says it all. The look of shock was really funny. haha ( you realise he is quite dumb too cos he wanted to know what it was like to jump, but not die)

Then the theme song starts. A comment on the songs, the opening theme is weird, it has a funny *twang* to it. The sound effects used in the show were quite typical suspense/spooky music.

Main point of the ep – his friend killed himself, by jumping… (nope, not train) off a roof.

The aftermath of the suicide resulted in the father holding the school hostage and you get a glance at something interesting during that time. Perhaps a glance of the past of the girl who deliver the letters…

At the end of the episode you are left with the question… who is Mikawa Kirameki?

Overall, a pleasant episode. No complaints… i felt like i could relate to the episode in some sense. What happens if you just jump. Sometimes i feel like jumping off a building or in front of a train. Like they said, it is not that we want to die, but it is not that we want to live as well. (but since i am still alive and have not given in to my curiosity and jumped in front of a train or off a building, i guess i would rather live than die.)

Rating… 7.5/10 Nice plot, nice ending that leaves the audience wanting to know more. My only complaint is that i wished the 2nd story was longer.

-ra out!-

Shigofumi – 01&02

Shigofumi on ANN

After watching the first 2 eps i have to say that Shigofumi was worth the watch. It is is sweet and sad and nice. (nice is such a bland word, but yeah, nice)

The story is about the delivery of final wishes/words from the afterlife to people who are still alive and well.

The first 2 eps is the first of what i think is going to be many arcs.
It seems like this anime would be an arc to arc based plot.

The first arc revolves around the life of this girl, the death of her father, the death of her friend, and her tortured feelings towards each of them.

May contain spoilers…

The father had sent a letter to the daughters girlfriend from the afterlife stating how she had killed him. In the end, the so called boyfriend got killed and that was the reason behind why the father sent the letter in the first place(he is such an ass right?). Furthermore, the one who killed them was the girl. The guy is a adorable fool, and he is so much in love with the girl that even after death he still says sorry to her. She has a dark secret and after it is revealed you can’t felt but understand why she killed the dad. As for the guy, she gave a reason and it seems really acceptable, just that i dont really like the fact that she killed him. Anyway, Rocket is the name of the second ep and it is really nicely done. The desperation in her attempts the way she ended up and the ending was done in a really nice and smooth manner that nothing came as a too big a shock and everything was done in a timely manner.

I actually teared up towards the end of the second ep. I can’t believe that at just the second ep i am already tearing up, however, this is not to be mistaken as being a sad anime. It is a psychological drama anime.

rating?
8/10

Cant wait for more to come!