The Garden of Sinners Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain Review

the-garden-of-sinners---chapter-3-ever-cry-never-life-remain-58642c935f4c4The Garden of Sinners Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain is the third movie in the Garden of Sinners series, You can read my review of the second movie here. This chapter was released on the 9th of February, 2008. The Garden of Sinners Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain shows the story of a teenage girl by the name of Fujino Asagami and her descent into madness. During July of 1998, Fujino was beaten and raped by several members of a street gang and despite all the torment they inflict upon her, she acts as though she hasn’t even noticed what was happening. The following day, the shapeless remains of several humans are found in the same building as the events the previous night. Shiki Ryougi is then tasked with finding the culprit of the slaughter, with only the rumour of a single survivor of the slaughter. Shiki must act quickly if she is to stop the culprit before they strike again.

My Review: Compared to chapter 2, A Remaining Sense of Pain is far more action-packed, with a pretty exciting final battle. The animation style is beautiful as always and works well to show the movement of each attack, within each fight. We also get a nice round story that, while not adding a great deal to the series overarching plot, has a nice beginning and end, which I thought was a nice way to move past the plot-heavy tone of the previous chapter. I thought that the character of Fujino Asagami was really interesting, the arc she goes through is a really distinct and well rounded. Not to mention that you don’t come across character such as this all too often. One of my favourite movies in the series, Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain is definitely worth the watch.

I rate this anime 6.5/10.


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The Garden of Sinners Chapter 2: Murder Speculation (Part A) Review

rk7ju10alpagz4cdkyjr4opfxpkThe Garden of Sinners Chapter 2: Murder Speculation Part A is the second movie in the Garden of Sinners series, You can read my review of the first movie here. This chapter was released on the 29th of December, 2007. Murder Speculation (Part A) takes place during 1995, more specifically, during the time when  Mikiya Kokutou and Shiki first meet. Kokutou first meets Shiki whilst taking a midnight walk, first caught by the sight of her stark white kimono. Later that year, Kokutou recognises Shiki as one of his class members and takes it upon himself to befriend her, and as the two grow closer Kokutou start to learn about her past and the reason for her uniqueness. While all of that is happening, the city of Mifune is besieged by a series of brutal murders that would all appear to be interconnected. Thank to the fact that his cousin in a detective investigating the case, Kokutou is privy to some information that may shift his view on his situation.

My Review: After the more action oriented Chapter 1, Chapter 2 takes a more story driven perspective, however, we still get a nice little bit of action towards the end. In it, we get to see the establishment of Shiki and Kokutou’s relationship, as well as get to learn about Shiki’s past and the reason for her Male/Female personality swapping. For the most part, this chapter is just a lot of dialogue, which isn’t a bad thing, however, it did get a bit overbearing towards the end. The visuals are just a vibrant and stunning as the first, with some contrasts of grey, bleak moments. Despite the elaboration on Shiki and Kokutou’s characters, this is where we start to see the emergence of my biggest issue with this series, being the lack of information. The is just so much information which we are not given (until later chapters), and I found that it makes the story somewhat convoluted and hard to follow. Regardless of that fact, I still think it is an excellent way to tell a story, perhaps, in this case, we may have needed a little bit more context. Never the less, The Garden of Sinners Chapter 2: Murder Speculation (Part A) is an excellent continuation of the series.

I rate this anime 5.5/10.


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What I’ve Been Watching: #2

Hey, everyone, I have decided to shift this segment to Sundays as its a better way to round out the week.

Image result for we are one pieceI’m still plodding along with One Piece. I just finished watching episode 530, I love the new look for the crew.





1464164938_posterI have recently re-watched Kokoro Connect and it still holds up really well. If you haven’t seen it then I highly recommend it.





Image result for kara no kyoukai 7 satsujin kousatsu kouI am about an hour through the Garden of Sinners Chapter 7: Murder Speculation Part B. So far it’s been pretty slow but I have a feeling the second half is gonna pick up speed.







I have also just finished reading volume two of Platinum End, so hopefully, I can get a review for that written when I find the time.





That all, for now, thanks to everyone for reading. If you want to keep up with more of what I’m watching then you can check out my MAL which I try to keep as up to date as possible. You can do that here.

Top 10: Badass Women in Anime

Welcome to our monthly Top 10 anime list.
This month I am going to be discussing some badass women in anime.  This list isn’t in any particular order I’ve just numbered it for simplicity.

10. Shiki Ryougi –  the Garden of sinners

Possessing the “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception“, Shiki Ryougi has the unmatched ability to see the death of something and thusly destroy the source. Shiki was raised to have two personalities, one male and one female. Unfortunately, after a car accident left her trapped in a coma for two years, the male personality has since died, leaving only the female half of Shiki. On top of this Shiki feels disconnected to her life before the accident and has since had an unfriendly manner towards others, in an attempt to resurrect her other half.

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(the Garden of Sinners)

9. Haruko Haruhara — Fooly Cooly

Despite her appearance, Haruko Haruhara is actually an intergalactic patrol officer. On the hunt for Atomsk; a notorious galactic pirate, She finds herself on earth. With nothing much to do, she busies herself acting as a housemaid for the Nandaba household. She is first introduced through the act of running over the protagonist “Naota“, with a scooter and then bashing him in the head with a bass guitar. She then acts to fight alongside Naota to defeat the Medical Mechanica but only does so so that she can manipulate Naota to get access to Atomsk’s power.

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(Fooly Cooly)

8. Nana Osaki – NANA

One of the titular characters of the Nana series. Nana Osaki is the rebellious lead singer of the Black Stones (Blast). She has always been troubled by her past, due to the fact that she was abandoned by her parents at a young age. As a result, Nana has developed an issue of connection. No matter how hard she tries to pull away from those around her, deep down she can’t stand the thought of losing someone else. So instead she decides she will give everything she has to pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer.

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7. Rebecca Lee (Revy) – Black Lagoon

Revy was born in America and grew up in the poverty and violence of a china town in New York. Raised by her abusive and alcoholic father. Then after being arrested, Revy was beaten and raped by a corrupt police officer, soon after returning home, she murdered her father. More recently, Revy has been working as a gun for hire aboard the Black Lagoon, mercilessly and skillfully dispatching anyone who stands in the way of her paycheck. Swiftly earning herself the name “Two Hands” for the way she dual wields two Cutlas pistols.

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(Black Lagoon)

6. Akame – Akame Ga Kill!

Know across the land as “Akame of the Demon Sword Murasame” is a gifted swords woman who has joined up with the group of rebel assassins in the plot to bring down the crown. Initially, Akame worked for the crown but not by choice. She and her sister were kidnapped and sold to the kingdom to be trained as assassins but not being able to live with the atrocities she was committing Akame defected and has since sworn to get revenge, meanwhile her sister is still an assassin among the crowns ranks.

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(Akame Ga Kill!)

5. Black Lotus – Accel World

Although her real name is not known to any, Black Lotus has gained the rank of the Black King in the reality augmenting program Brain Burst. Unfortunately, after a crushing defeat by the Red King and her minions, Black Lotus was forced to go into hiding to retain any chance of reaching level 10 and defeating all “six kings of pure color“. In the real world, she knows throughout Umesato Junior High School as one of the most popular students and also acts the Student Council Vice-President, giving her quite the high status.

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(Accell World)

4. Ryuko Matoi – Kill la Kill

The main protagonist of  Kill la Kill, Ryuko Matoi has a fiery temper and a bone to pick. After the death of her father, she began her quest to hunt out his killer and get revenge. She transfers to Honnōji Academy to hunt for the other half of her scissor blade, the means of her father’s demise. However, after almost immediately starting a fight and getting beaten Ryuko finds herself in a bit of a situation. This leads her to the discovery of Senketsu (a sailor suit made of life fibres) and forever changing the history of the world.

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(Kill la Kill)

3. Clare – Claymore

No. 47 in the Claymore ranks, Clare would appear to be nothing more than an average at best Claymore whos shoes could be easily filled. However, Clare is unique in the fact that she is the only claymore to have gained her powers from the flesh and blood of a fellow Claymore, rather than the usual way of taking them from a Yoma. In an unforeseeable twist of fate, Clare turns out to be one of the fastest swords in the whole of the ranks of the Claymores. Leading to unimaginable power and being one of the first to become a partially awakened being.

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2. Yoko Littner- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Originating from Littner, Yoko is introduced into the show along side the attack of a gunmen on Jeena, Litten’s neighbouring village. It turns out that she has been hunting this particular gunmen with the intent of killing its drivers. She is well recognised for her distinguishing attire along with her impressive arsenal of weaponry. While primarily using a hefty sniper rifle based on the Barrett M82, she has also been known to sport hand guns.

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(Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)

1. Erza Scarlet – Fairy Tail

As one of the almighty few S-Class wizards among the Fairytail ranks, Erza Scarlet has built up the reputation of the undaunted, monstrous warrior, capable of annihilating any foe, earning her the name “Titania, Queen of the Faries“. She specialises in Spatial Magic, allowing her to store various armours and weapons in a void, that she can use whenever she wished. She is also known as being the fasted mage in the world when it comes to requiping her gear. Erza also specialises in sword based combat, having the power to slice through concrete with just the air from her swing. But despite her brave facade, she is tortured by the horrors of her childhood.

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Thank you for reading my list, I hope you enjoyed it. If you have an idea of something you feel should have been on the list then leave a comment and let me know.