Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ga-Rei -Zero- Anime Series Review

R.I.P VI Challenge  (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI Challenge) Is hosted by Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings
Peril on the Screen:
This Peril was added last year and proved to be popular, and so it returns. This is for those of us that like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large. It might be a television show, like Dark Shadows, or your favorite film. If you are so inclined, please post links to any R.I.P.-related viewing you do on to the book review site as well.

Will you kill someone you love, because of love?
Studio: Funimation Prod Inc
Creator: Hajime Segawa

This anime series serves as a Prequel to the manga, Ga-Rei by Hajime Segawa. It depicts the life of Yomi before....well lets just say, before she had been attacked....and her strong sisterly bond to Kagura.

After the death of Kagura Tsuchimiyas' mother, she's sent to live, and train with Yomi and her adopted father. Kagura is destined to be a guardian protector, and will be part of an organization that  exists to protect Japan from the demons that wish to terrorize, posses, and destroy it's people. She most grow strong enough to inherit and control the most powerful of spirit beasts. 
Yomi Isayama, also a guardian, is a bit of a prodigy. Her adopted father has decided that she will one day be head of the family, and has prearranged an advantageous marriage for her, as well as bequeathed to her his most valued spirit beast. 

As they train, she and Kagura become like sisters who would do anything for one another.....that is.....until things go terribly wrong. 

The way I see it: This series gives me the same vibe as The Black Chalice (previous review). It has that very dark, twisted feel about it. Having not previously read Ga Rei, I was totally taken off guard by how the events unfurled.

The bad, the bad, and the ugly: Just a tiny bit of cheesiness...but certainly not enough to have a negative effect on the series.

Love it or Leave it: Oh so loved it. The characters were full of inner turmoil, It was visually feast worthy, and there's action to spare :) Ya just can't go wrong with that.


Cath said... Best Blogger Tips

I know next to nothing about anime, manga and so on but this looks so interesting. To be honest I've only seen two Japanese animated films... one was Howl's Moving Castle and the other was Spirited Away. Both were utterly brilliant and I'd like to see more but have no idea about what's worth watching. I'm also thinking that anime and manga is not the same as Japanese animated films. I should look this up... LOL.

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Cath you would probably like Moribito. Its very good <3 I did a post on it Has a great story and very beautiful visually :D

DesLily said... Best Blogger Tips

I have to admit I am not into this sort of thing...but looking at the photo's they look like "Speed Racer" that was a cartoon show when I was young.

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

@DesLilyI loved Speed...and that monkey, but I don't remember his name :D

Novroz said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for this :)
I like anime and been having lack of them lately :(

Ah...have I told you that I bought Moribito,the book. Will read it after I finish Death Note

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

You are very welcome :D Oooo, I hope it's as wonderful as the series <3

Melissa (Books and Things) said... Best Blogger Tips

I might have to check out this one. I was searching for some anime the other day. Plus if it is a bit on the cheesy side, I'll love it. Seriously... love the cheese in anime. Yes, I'm strange. LOL

Nymeth said... Best Blogger Tips

I also know very little about anime (though I do love eveything Ghibli), but this sounds awesome and I love the stills you posted!

Novroz said... Best Blogger Tips

@animewookie So far!! I am loving it :)

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Melissa (Books and Things) Melissa, not strange at all, I only added it because some people aren't a fan of the cheese, although this one has a minimal I myself am a big fan of the cheese as well ;)

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Nymeth TY:D I <3 Studio Ghibli too

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Novroz Yay!!!