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.
“You know I’m not ashamed of the way I dress, Corrin. And I feel I should show that confidence and pride in public. The only way the world will grow more tolerant is to see people like me. …See us living, loving, and being both our unique selves and quite ordinary. When we’re not invisible, we can become part of the pattern—woven into the fabric.” – Forrest (Conquest)
It is the intense finale of Youjo Senki. Ok, I wrote the review for all the episodes. Where’s my season 2?
These two episodes did very well on two things: Tanya’s humanization and making me dizzy by the aerial combat shots.
The Road to Independence
During our adolescent years, we start to decide for ourselves who we are and who we will become. It is a time when we have powers over our thinking. Our individuality. Our life. Recall that time you were in the so-called “rebellious phase” most people go through at some point in their lives. What if you had to go through that stage, not in your cozy house and society full of healthy individuals, but in the world where everything is nothing but ashes? In Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road, the boy struggles in a nightmarish world while trying to grow up. Throughout the novel, the boy matures and starts becoming an individual.