Post by Old Man Dream on Dec 27, 2019 23:15:43 GMT
No Guns Life explores a near future where humans undergo cybernetic enhancements to become cyborgs called Extended and one of these Extended, Juzo Izui, is a Resolver who is hired to handle cases related to Extended. He finds himself having to protect a boy named Tetsuro Arahabaki who was forced into illegal experimentation where he has a device called "Harmony" stored in his throat that allows him to take over the bodies of other Extended.
As No Guns Life is confirmed to be a split-cour with its second half confirmed to be airing in the Spring 2020 season, I'll just be focusing on what has been explored thus far. This first season is mostly used to explore the near-future world of the series and dabble into mysteries concerning Juzo's past and the shady criminal underworld that dominates the city the series is set in, as many of the episodes have their relevance for further fleshing out the world of No Guns Life and dabbling into said mysteries. For the world building piece, No Guns Life does a solid job depicting the underworld that Juzo dabbles into as the city he lives in is rife with criminal syndicates fighting over territory and exploiting Extended technology for personal gain, while a powerful corporation has influence over the city's affairs as such to interfere in any investigations of the city's criminal elements. In addition, a major war that affected the world of the series has many Extended who fought in said world resorting to criminal activity in order to survive and much of the public has a negative perception of Extendeds as a result of said war.
As for the mysteries within the series, No Guns Life features a complicated web of questions concerning the seedy elements of the city and Juzo's origins. The former has several ongoing story elements connected to the corporation that influences the city's affairs within No Guns Life, including the experiments performed on Tetsuro and a pair of mercenaries trying to track down Juzo in the show's second half. The latter half involves Juzo seemingly being connected to events from the war in spite of having no memory of his past during that point. These mysteries remain largely unresolved by season's end (especially as the show's final episode focuses on a case Juzo takes on instead of dabbling more into its mysteries) and mostly serve as a hook to interest fans into seeing the second season of No Guns Life.
Whatever the series has to offer up with its mysteries in its second season will likely determine if I think it's worthwhile as a whole or not, but it has done well with its world building, mysteries, and gritty mood thus far to keep me engaged to it. So more than likely, I'll be revisiting the world of No Guns Life when it resumes its run in April of next year.
Rating: 7.5 of 10
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
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Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
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Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
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HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
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Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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