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30 Days of Anime: Days 25 and 26

Oops! I did it again. I’ve been catching up on some boyband related matters, but that’s in the past! It’s time to finish my challenge – I’m so close to the end!

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DAY 25 – SADDEST ANIME DEATH

God, what a question for someone who cries at everything, and anything even a little bit sad. I’ve probably talked about the majority of them before – makes me think I should plan these answers rather than just answering when I get around to it.

Hm…one that broke me, though. BIG ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM SPOILERS

KORO-SENSEI’S DEATH (ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM SEASON 2)

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I mean. I saw it coming. We all saw it coming – it was the entire point of the season. But dear God, this hurt when it finally happened.

When you first meet Koro-Sensei, everyone goes through the same reaction ‘Oh my god, WHAT is that?!’ to be precise. How can one ever come to care for an evil alien whos main objective is to destroy the Earth?

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Well. You’d be surprised. No one had ever really understood the troubled Class 3-E before. Every human seemed to consider them useless. But not Koro-Sensei. Even though they were trained from the beginning to assassinate him (he was training them!), he also taught them important lessons in both education and in humanity. Koro-Sensei was more human than the humans Class 3-E had known before.

So when it finally came to the time that Nagisa – one the students closest with Koro had to kill him? Oh, my god. Top it off with the Class singing a slow ballad to Koro-Sensei as he disintegrates into the sky above them, and you’ve got one hysterical girl. That’s me, by the way.

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DAY 26 – BEST ANIME FIGHT

At this point, I have 100% mentioned all of my favourites. My favourite is, for the record, the fight between Gon and Neferpitou in Hunter x Hunter (2011). But since I’ve written about that already, recency bias can win for now.

INUYASHIKI vs HIRO SHISHIGAMI (INUYASHIKI)

This was just, insanity.

At this point in the series, we knew perfectly well what Hiro was capable of. Every episode up until that point, we’d seen Hiro slaughter at least 20 people an episode. But Inuyashiki had not done a lot of fighting himself – he’s a hero after all. But when he finally met the super villain, oh boy.

Whilst it felt comical at the beginning, with the ‘bang’ and ‘dadadadadada’ as the two shot each other, seeing the full capabilities of what their new, high tech bodies could do really served for a satisfying fight. We had jetpacks, machine guns coming out of their arms, throwing cars at one another…even fighting whilst they were on fire. There appeared to be no limits to what they could do.

As a controversial side note, too – I really like the use of CGI in anime! Especially for sci-fi, and I think the CGI really paid off in this case, making the robotic tech that is so crazy in the anime, seem even crazier to the viewer.

What do you think of my choices? Know any better fights? Let me know!

Until next time!

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