Kingdom Anime: Better than Arslan Senki

The first anime series that I watched with a historical and warring state plot is Arslan Senki. And I liked it very much. However, I have a new favorite and that is the season 1 of the Kingdom anime.

Though the Kingdom anime premiered on 2012, I just discovered it a couple of days ago. I'm actually looking for a new manga to read and Kingdom belongs to the top charts. 

Reading its summary, I know it would be worth it. 

War-orphaned slaves dreaming big to become Great Generals of the Heavens? That's already pretty awesome for me. 

Though most shounen and seinen anime have that typical dream-to-success stories with a predictable plot, I'm not that picky. I'm not really looking for anything unique. As long as it is within the action genre, I'm in!

So I googled if Kingdom has an anime series, cos for me, any story with action should be watched on the screen! Who's with me?

And lucky! Kingdom manga has an anime series.

While others are disappointed by Kingdom's CGI animation making them to drop the series, I'm not. I used to hate CGI too cos the animation seems to move at a turtle motion. But I learned to grow up and focused more on the story instead. I actually think Kingdom's CGI animation is a lot more tolerable than the CGI of Berserk 2016.

Despite its CGI flaw (which does not really matter for me), I think Kingdom is a great anime to watch. You could feel the surging emotions happening in a battlefield. Confidence. Bravery. Doubt. Deceit. Hopelessness. Sadness. And the feeling of obtaining a Glorious Victory.

Can't wait to start watching season 2. I finished watching all 38 episodes within 3 days which is already an achievement for me. Cos you know, work gets in the way of anime.

Have you already watched Kingdom anime too? What can you say about it? Awesome, right?

Rate: 10/10


First Impressions: Keijo!!!!!!!!
keijo anime boobs clash

Keijo. A sports anime that involves the clash of boobs and butts.

Most find Keijo laughable (yet interesting because of the ecchi stuff) when they saw its anime trailer, and now, the first episode. Anyway, what kind of sports uses boobs and butts in a sports battle?

Nevertheless, I honestly think that Keijo has a unique and great story especially in the manga. I have finished reading its manga a long time ago, and I was excited to find out that Keijo now has an anime series.

However, Keijo anime didn't turn out to be as great as the Keijo manga.

I know. This is just a common scenario wherein the manga becomes trash as soon as it is adapted to an anime series.

However, the Keijo anime is just way too beyond meh.

The art is obviously good and the music definitely fits its battle scenes, but the story?

It has become laughable.

Though Keijo is a "unique" sports, reading the manga will make you feel taking Keijo seriously.

Reading its manga will make you view Keijo as a bonafide sports. It will make you forget about the boobs and butts because the "characters" are taking the sports seriously. You will be enamored with their tenacity and unique personalities.

But the Keijo anime didn't capture the characters' personalities and the narrative falls short.

I had really high hopes for this anime because its manga is just too good. So I'm dropping this one.

By the way, if you would still watch Keijo, here are the people you should watch out for. They are the legendary members of room 309.

keijo anime room 309

First Impressions: Is All Out!! Worth Watching?

All Out!! is an anime series about the rugby sports. Its main protagonists are Iwashimizu (the giant blonde being bullied above) and Gion (the short guy below).

So is All Out!! worth watching?

Well yes, if you love sports anime and rugby sports.

I love sports anime but I'm gonna pass on this one because of the following reasons:

  • I feel like I'm watching Baki the Grappler because of the art style. Guys with bulgy built yet with girly eyelashes. I don't know if All Out!! and Baki the Grappler both have the same artists.
  • I just couldn't stand Iwashimizu's personality. Look at the picture below, you'll get what I mean.

How about you? Are you gonna watch this show? Please feel free to comment.