what anime are you watching?
30-09-2021 • Nerd • by Alice C
During the summer I had a lot of free time. Sure, I hung out with my friends, visited a couple places but other than that I did nothing. I know what you're thinking. Couldn't I go for walks, take up a new hobby or try to make new friends? The answer is NO. Why would I do sports, be socially awkward or find a new hobby that will take too much time during the rest of the year? What I did instead was something I actually enjoyed and am really good at: I binged one anime series after the other. Do I regret it? No. Would I do it again? Absolutely.

It's for this very reason that I'm writing an article: to share my knowledge with all of you and to give you tips on what are the best anime to watch. I have to admit, since I entered this beautiful world a bit late, some of the series I watched are widely known. Still, if you haven't watched them go, stop what you're doing and binge.
This first one is my actual favourite I'm sorry but I don't think any other series can top this: Attack on Titan. I can't find words except masterpiece to describe it. The story is set in medieval ages and talks about how humanity almost got extincted because of its natural enemy: titans. All humans left are relegated in an area protected by high walls. Nobody knows anything about the giants: how they live, how they're built, why they eat humans and how they ended up there. Intriguing isn't it? Eren, who's the protagonist, tries to figure that out. The more you get into the story, the more complicated it gets. Philosophical and ethical questions are raised: what's good and bad? Who is it better to save? Is it worth it to sacrifice men to get to a higher goal? Cool isn't it? The final season is coming out at the end of the year and I couldn't be more excited about it.

Let's go on with some new series that only have one season (and therefore it's easier to finish in just two days). I am obsessed with Jujutsu Kaisen. The series is set in Tokyo in modern days and involves teams of sorcerers whose objective is to eliminate curses that affect people. Until this point nothing particularly new. Here's when Itadori Yuji comes along. At first he's just a high school teenager but, after a series of consequences, he ends up eating a finger of an old and powerful curse called Sukuna. However, even if most mortals would have died for something like that, he doesn't and becomes half a curse. The characters are all soooo well developed, especially the female characters. During the time I watched it I really wanted to learn martial arts and fight with everybody.
If you like this genre, you'll like Demon Slayer for sure. Tanjiro is a mountain kid who lives peacefully with his family, until one day he finds it slaughtered by a demon. The only survivor is his sister Nezuko who, however, gets turned into a demon herself. Even though they're meant to kill humans, she still recognises her brother and remains docile. After this event, Tanjiro decides to become a demon slayer to find and antidote to turn Nezuko back into a human. There are a lot of reasons why you should watch this anime but the most mention-worthy is the animation. I don't think I've seen a better one anywhere. The fight scenes are so well done and realistic that for a sec you'll forget to be watching a 2D series.

Finally, the one that everyone's talking about: Tokyo Revengers. Basically the plot could be summed up by saying: kids beat other kids up. It's the story of the Tokyo Manji Gang, a criminal gang made by teenagers. Takemichi is 26 and for some reason he discovers that he can travel back in time. He decides to go back in order to change some events that had a catastrophic turnout in the future he's living in. What can I say? If I still haven't convinced you, let's add that every single character is hot as hell. Worth watching!

Well well well, looks like it's enough series for a while, doesn't it? see you next time!

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