Top 3 Anime Picks to Watch: Demon Slayer; Aldnoah.Zero & Overlord

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Top 3 Anime Picks to Watch: Demon Slayer; Aldnoah.Zero & Overlord

Felipe Baca Reyes, Reporter

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DEMON SLAYER

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.  Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

It’s wholesome, it’s exciting, and it shows no sign of lacking in its character development. Tanjirou’s (the protagonist) sister known as Nezuko is the main reason why Tanjirou is so driven. The bond between her and Tanijrou are beautifully concreted depicts how their bond makes them move forward even against the odds. The audience gets to know other minor characters who also have some hefty character development. Seeing this kind of story arc is what makes a show more interesting to watch; so long as the story is well written and provides the proper development to the other characters.

ALDNOAH.ZERO

“Humanity has clearly split into two and currently there is no way these groups will once again unite. Humanity celebrates this transient time of peace as they slowly dismiss from their minds the scars their ancestors bore in the past. No one realized that with one little push their world can fall to its destruction.”

This series appeals to me and most other fans for two major reasons. First, this is not just another one of those clichés school-kids-stumble-upon-super-power-and-become-invincible sort. The protagonist, Inaho, is a genius who uses his own cleverness to combat the enemy. Secondly, this anime has no shortage of epicness. The mecha fights are a real treat for action-lovers. – posted by ussburntcorn

OVERLORD

When a popular MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down permanently, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own he decides to put his skills to use as the game’s new overlord.

Yes, the main character is thrust into a virtual video game world. But most series that do this just use it as an excuse to create a fantasy world. Once the initial “wow, I’m in a video game” wears off, it just becomes a typical fantasy, where the premise is almost completely forgotten. In Overlord, this premise plays strong in the first few volumes and beyond, and the main character must analyze the way the game world works in order to progress. It plays a critical role in the plot.

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