Plot: On a hot day right before the summer vacation, all first-year male students of the second class from a junior high school disappear. Was it an accident? A group abduction? In fact, they were hiding in an abandoned factory near the river, and used it as a liberation area to rebel against the adults. The adults are in great confusion by the huge and unexpected operations cooperated by the female students; entangled with real abduction cases, a corrupted mayor election, and even involving parents and television reporters who are thrilled by the liberation broadcast and barricade. The comedy mystery progresses in a light tempo that doesn’t give the audience a chance to breathe until the brilliant end that is full of satire.
Some stuff I need to update the opening post. Got a date, Dec. 13.
Takumi Kitamura as Mamoru Suzuhara, the protagonist, and a loner who barely talks in school and is always reading a book. He is a history buff who knows a lot about military science, and his one pillar of support is the chat group he has with like-minded military buffs. He has a crush on Aya Chiyono, his neighbor and childhood friend. Kyōko Yoshine as Aya Chiyono, a polite girl with a good upbringing who happens to be Mamoru's childhood friend. Though beautiful enough to win the school beauty contest, she always remains kind and doesn't let it get to her head. Her politician father has recently made the decision to move her to Tokyo against her will just one week ahead of her 17th birthday. Megumi Han as Kaori Yamazaki, a member of the track team who hates injustice most of all. She is always worried about Aya, her best friend. Her father runs a construction business. Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Sōma Ogata, an easy-going guy who is the center of Mamoru's class. He is popular with the girls. He joins Mamoru's planned birthday camping trip out of interest. Takeo Ōtsuka as Hiroto Honjō, a guy who was only dragged along to the camping trip by her childhood friend Saki, and is unenthusiastic for it. Haruka Michii as Saki Akutsu, a girl who lives in the moment and doesn't think too hard about most things. She wants to celebrate Aya's birthday and enthusiastically joins the birthday camping trip. Makoto Koichi as Malet, an 11-year-old boy who has already been hiding out in the coal factory before Mamoru and the others get there. He is an illegal alien who has been wandering in search of his family. Takahiro Sakurai as Masahiko Honda, the secretary of Aya's father. While he carries out his duties nonchalantly, he is actually a sharp-minded man.
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
Jan 24, 2020 1:44:49 GMT