Vengeance…is the dark side of love.
If love is a bond that never ceases,
Vengeance is the anger that never fades.
The more the love, the more the hate,
Intertwined like a spider web
That never let its prey go
Lilith… my dearest friend.
Before we graduate and go our separate ways for college, I have something I must confess.
Actually, I should have said this from the first day we met, but no matter how much I wanted to spill everything I hid, I was a coward and didn’t know where to start.
That’s because… my sins were too grave to forgive.
Three years after that happened and I am still haunted by it every single day. I cannot bear to repeatedly wake up after a nightmare any longer.
I hope confessing everything in this friendship notebook to you would calm my troubled heart, even if a little.
Even if you do not forgive me…
At least, I hope…
That you would read this until the end. Continue reading
The adventures of Jabami Yumeko in the academy of gamblers continues.
I’ve never done a 2 in 1 anime review before, but I’ll do that here since I want to point out some thoughts I have on these two OVA.
First, I’m pretty sure you’re like ‘wth’ when you read the title, since you probably haven’t heard of either of them. Don’t worry, I’ll introduce you to them. Behold, spoiler awaits.
Let’s start with Amon Saga.
Amon Saga was released in 1986, and upon watching it I screamed ‘Saint Seiyaaaaa’ not because those two were similar in art or story, but the atmosphere and animation were the same. Amon Saga follows Amon, a generic stoic protagonist with white hair who wants to avenge his mother. While on his path to revenge, he met a generic long-haired damsel in distress called Princess Lichia. The two had a Romeo-Juliet moment, ratta-tatta-tat, Amon takes revenge, get the girl, and be done. Or not.
This madness called Kakegurui (Compulsive Gambler) is just getting started.
Da ended the call after she finished telling her ‘Angel’s Corpse’ story on the late night show.
She sighed and hugged her pillow. After sharing her experiences with a bunch of strangers, the stress coiled inside her began to unwind. Maybe it’s because sharing her worries relaxed her mind.
Funny. She’d only ever listened to this program. She never thought she would be the one telling stories.
Then her phone rang. Continue reading
Shin drove aimlessly on the road as slow as a turtle crawling. There was a honk from the cars behind as all the cars passed him. The man didn’t care. It was past 1 am., but Shin did not want to go home.
‘Did not want to go’ was not as accurate as ‘too scared to go’.
But the man had nowhere else to be and no one else to depend on. He didn’t know how to explain to others that ‘a corpse in my room turned into a Pop’. Instead of getting an advice, he would be the joke of the century.
The only one who would believe him was Da, his ex fiancee.
But because of pride and ego, he could not go back to his ex.
If he called, she would say ‘see, I told you.’ Deep in his mind, he was more afraid of being an embarrassment than confronting the Angel’s Corpse. Continue reading
The day after Shin’s fight with Da, nothing was out of the ordinary.
He woke up in his bed, ate breakfast, took a shower, drove to present his work, and came back with indifference. He didn’t feel sad, guilty, or empty. Without Da, his life flowed as usual, as if her disappearance wasn’t anything major.
Women are all the same. They would ask for a breakup after a quarrel. When they calmed down, they would come back eventually.
That’s right. He’s not in the wrong here.
Da was the one who made him lose a good sum of money from selling the Angel’s Corpse. If he had more time to negotiate, he would be able to raise the price. He didn’t know why, but he had a feeling that whatever number he named, the buyer would pay it to get his Angel’s Corpse. Continue reading