Thursday, March 20, 2008


(Readers,pls excuse my increasing use of PJs as blog titles..cant help it!)

Engineering is about four things. Timepass. Timepass. Timepass. And also timepass. And watching Anime Series is the latest in a 'series'(no pun) of timepass ventures hitting engineering college students.Japanese anime top the list, with an unbelievable fan following.

What makes Japanese anime so watchable?

1. Story line : Man those guys know how to tell one
2. Music : Those mood-based music tracks are simply awesome and keep any addict begging for more
3. Plot : Keeps you glued on forever, like, until you finish every single episode in the series
4. Characterisation : Makes you talk about those characters in class hours and in hostel as if they were hot news like Saddam or Osama.
5. Ideas : Animation opens up infinite possibilities, and my oh my these guys use every single one of those to make the whole package colourful and addictive.
6. Dramatisation : Goes overboard sometimes, but all the same seeable.

For me, Bleach tops the list of anime. Naruto comes an addictive second. Avatar(not Japanese) is making waves all over the world,and others like Full Metal Alchemist,Death Note and Kenichi are getting equally good responses.

Heres a list of Anime series I watch(with comments):

1. Avatar : My first one. Aang, the last airbender, the avatar who is the only one who can master the four elements water, earth fire and air, is still a child, who must wake up to his responsibilities to save the world from domination by the Fire Nation.His friends, who have their own abilities in bending of the elements and are also young themselves,help him in revealing his destiny and finding his path.

Story : Really Really Awesome.
Speed : Fast most of the time. Some episodes are dragging
Music : Pretty nice
Plot : Good. The earlier episodes would keep you die-hard addicted.Now the episodes are isolated from the main storyline.

2. Naruto : Apparently has one of the largest fan followings in the world,even US and Europe.The old Naruto(meaning young naruto) with its simple style was better, and shows how Naruto,a young Ninja student who was isolated from society due to the nature of his childhood, grows into a powerful Ninja through his determination and with help of his friends, Ninja Master Kakashi and teammates Sakura and Sasuke. The story has several twists and turns and takes you through a completely new world of Japanese Ninjutsu lore. Naruto Shippuden is about an adolescent Naruto,now trained in his powers,trying to defeat his arch-enemies and find his one true friend and foe, Sasuke.

Story : Really awesome
Speed : Old Naruto was fast most of the time and slows down only here and there
Shippuden started off fast but is now reeeeeallly dragging,and its really costing it viewership I can say.
Music : Old Naruto- awesome. Shippuden- decent.
Plot : Really good and keeps you addicted. But the drama is overplayed and sometimes gets on your nerves

3.Bleach : My favorite. Also has a large fan-following.It is about Kurosaki Ichigo,a 'normal' jap teen with, shall we say, extraordinarily large spiritual abilities. His life changes when he meets Death God Kuchiki Rukia,when he is forced to take on Death God responsibilities to (As usual) save the world.

The plot is unbelievably thick, and the story so well crafted, each episode is so much more satisfying than what Naruto or even Avatar has to offer.

Speed : Very fast very moving.Big time addicts, this is gonna be your fav.
Music : Decently good
Plot : Too good,unbelievable fast and thick.Each episode ensuring the next is seen.


Hari said...

That was a succinct-narrative about anime, even for an anime-dummy! Well, that doesn't mean I'm one. On the contrary, I'm not much an anime fan too... I'm a fan of Death Note, and I've seen Naruto and Bleach. But, I loved Death Note for it's intellectually-fascinating story about Kira and all... The anime even forced me to download the live-action movie!

A few comments:
* Animation opens up infinite possibilities, and my oh my these guys use every single one of those to make the whole package colourful and addictive."
Duh! Compare 3D animation with anime, and tell me who's the winner!

* Don't you think Bleach's drag after the 60th episode? I actually slept in front of the PC watching the 67th episode, one night! :D

Hari said...

Please gimme more info about the FOSSMeet. I'd love to be there!

Hari Vishnu said...

from hari, @hari

- About FOSSMeet '08.. count this as blog publicity.. please check my mail on FOSS 07 at

Also check out our website and register as a delegate if you're interested..

Ill be blogging more about it too:)..

- You're right about 3d animation, opens up a whole new world, but i think its really an expensive affair gettin in 3d graphics.. Maybe thats y we dont see so many 3d anime around..

- Bleach drag? never felt it!! Hardcore Fan i am!

Mahesh Mahadevan said...

Good to know you've started off on anime. There's a whole universe for you to watch; and I absolutely must recommend "Ghost in the Shell". It will introduce you to a completely different genre of anime, which I believe you will soon love watching parallelly :-D

Hari Vishnu said...

yea.. i got that one recommended by georgie the anime expert too.. must not miss it out before i leave college..