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Somali and the Forest Spirit
Aliases: Somali to Mori no Kamisama Studio: Satelight Adaptation: Web Manga Genres: Adventure, Slice of Life, Fantasy Episodes: ? Release Date: Oct 25, 2019 to ? Streaming:Crunchyroll,
Plot: The world is ruled by a diversity of inhuman beings, who persecuted humans and drove them to near-extinction. One day, the forest guardian Golem meets a human girl. This is a chronicle of a journey that would bind a member of the dying "human" clan to the forest guardian Golem, as father and daughter.
So far, the only title I'm planning to give a shot this season given its unique premise with humanity on the brink of extinction and a golem tending to one of the surviving ones remaining. But still early into the start of the Winter season, so waiting to see what else it has to offer.
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
The series does a good job of putting together happy moments and then dangerous moments. You cannot be complacent as there is no such safe place in this world for Somali and humans. You can only have peace of mind with people Somali and Golem had befriended.
The series explores racism and prejudice, and it's not pretty with monsters killing, eating, and selling humans while humans killing monsters.
Dream: That seems to be a thing a number of schools are thinking of to get around coronavirus being an issue, as my school is planning to hold their graduation ceremony at a local drive-in theater as well next month.
May 18, 2020 3:49:50 GMT
Taka: That's pretty neat. I was wondering how will they change up graduation. edit: Thanks Yusuke. The banners for Winter 2020 are up! My apologies for the wait.
May 18, 2020 4:03:42 GMT
Taka: Found out my city is only doing virtual with the City Council tackling their respective schools. The Mayor will begin the ceremony.
May 19, 2020 4:13:12 GMT
Dream: For anyone not so interested in old-school anime, I plan to have a voting sometime next month where you can choose one of ten anime that have aired this year thus far for me to watch and review. Might be a little tricky for me to figure out Spring...
May 23, 2020 22:56:03 GMT
Dream: ...anime considering many titles have gotten postponed this season due to the pandemic. But still plan to run this in some sort of format next month.
May 23, 2020 22:56:37 GMT
Taka: I was going to review stuff but I'm working on something else right now.
May 24, 2020 4:02:58 GMT
Dream: I typically do mid-year reviews for current anime I don't actively follow anywho. Been doing it the past few years on here.
May 24, 2020 12:36:07 GMT
Taka: I wish I can be consistent in reviews. For the movie I watched this month because of the pandemic, I'm having some trouble in writing them.
May 24, 2020 23:56:02 GMT
Taka: For those in the USA, I hope everyone is doing good for Memorial Day weekend. I was about to say Happy Memorial Day Weekend but I realize that might be culturally awkward.
May 24, 2020 23:59:42 GMT
Dream: Far as Banana Fish goes, must admit it feels like a mess. There are story elements in it that are great and have their potential when focused on. On the other hand, also has some major issues that hinder it as a whole to a good degree.
May 25, 2020 2:21:32 GMT
Dream: Still, have 5 episodes left to dabble into with it.
May 25, 2020 2:21:43 GMT
Taka: I haven't finished Banana Fish. I need to go back. I was on the episode where the two young lads met and blond boy kissed him hello.
May 25, 2020 2:28:43 GMT
Dream: Sounds like one of the earlier episodes where Ash got himself into prison.
May 25, 2020 2:33:45 GMT
Dream: Watching Sea Prince and the Fire Child for the first Retro Crush anime. Got about 20 minutes left to see of it. See what I can whip up for a review afterward depending on weather, as I have storms coming my way later.
May 29, 2020 19:02:41 GMT