Kill La Kill

Next on my Anime Spotlight series is Kill La Kill. Kill La Kill is another series available on Netflix, I however watched the collectors editions of the BluRays.

Kill La Kill is set in a fictional Japanese high school called Honnouji Academy. The school is situated on the Tokyo Bay island of Honno City. The main story follows the Scissor blade wielding Ryuko Matoi. When we first meet Matoi she is traveling from school to school looking for her fathers killer, and ends up at Honnouji Academy. It is here that she meets Lady Satsuki Kiryuin, the student council president, as well as meeting her new friend and side kick Mako Mananshoku.

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PSYCHO-PASS

My first Anime spotlight was on Ghost In The Shell Arise, this time I look at Pyscho-Pass Season 1.

Pyscho-pass is set in the year 2112 in a dystopian Japan. Japan has once more isolated itself from the wider world. In this Japan all citizens mental state, personality and the probability that they will commit a crime is measured using a “cymatic scan” by the Sibyl system. The result of this scan creates a citizens Pyscho-Pass and resulting Crime Coefficient. If a person’s Crime Coefficient which is the likelihood that they will commit a crime, goes above a certain level then the authorities intervene. The level of the response depends on the Crime Coefficient, the higher the Crime Coefficient is, the more severe the response up to and including killing the citizen.

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I have recently been getting back into watching Anime, a form of animation normally coming from Japan. I have enjoyed anime for a long while, but until recently hadn’t been as into the medium as I have been in the past, and watch relatively little in recent years. This all changed recently when I realised that Netflix (if you have a Netflix account click here to browse the anime genre) is a wealth of Anime. You would think that it would have been obvious from the start, but due to the poor UX on all devices but mobile and browser, it is hard to find content that Netflix doesn’t “recommend for you”. Once I signed in on the Mac and went looking for this content there was a lot.

So here is some of the stuff I have been watching lately, I have split it in to bite sized posts one each week. And we are starting with you guessed it.

Ghost In The Shell : Arise, Ok so my mate tells me this is on Netflix in Japanese with subtitles, however I can’t find it and I watched it on Blu-Ray. Arise is the latest in the Ghost In The Shell (GITS) series, and reboots the franchise. This time out it is a 5 part although at this time you only seem to be able to get parts 1 – 4 OVA (original Video Animation) in the UK. An OVA is basically films that designed to go straight to home video.

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