In January I wrote a post Are These Newer Anime Worth Watching? asking if Parasyte – The Maxim, Akame ga Kill or Tokyo Ghoul are worth watching. I have now finished watching all three of these anime so I’m going to do another list of even newer anime to get some more feedback on whether or not they are worth watching. This will be followed by me going through and putting my answers from the anime in the previous post.
So without further adieu.
Are these newer anime worth watching?
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And here are the answers to whether or not I thought the three anime I listed on my previous post are worth watching. Just think of them as mini reviews if you want.
It seems I watched the best anime first as Parasyte – The Maxim is about to enter my top 10 anime list. Some people say that the second part wasn’t as good as the first but, aside from parts from the ending, there were scenes in the second part that were the highlight of the entire series. Although there is some bad background animation and BGM earlier on in the series, the series does the character design of Steins;Gate better than Steins;Gate and the character growth of Tokyo Ghoul better than Tokyo Ghoul. So yeah, best of the 3 and yes, Parasyte – The Maxim IS worth watching.
From best to worst it seems. Akame ga Kill felt like an action shōnen in fast forward with a very inconsistent fantasy setting. The formula it takes to try to make you care for the villains and minor characters is so transparent you can pretty easily predict who’s going to die next, taking away any emotional attachment these scenes might have had. The only appeal this anime had was the action, which is pretty mediocre in comparison to other action anime, and how explicit the deaths are for shock value. But when all a series has to go on is shock value then I really don’t think I can say Akame ga Kill is worth watching.
Now Tokyo Ghoul was a nice surprise. When it first aired online everyone’s main complaint was about it’s shadowed or color inverted censorship but considering this was removed for the actual release you might as well complain about it being in Japanese before it was dubbed. Granted, the teen angst made the main character a bit of a downer but this only made the great minor characters stand out even more when the limelight changed it’s direction just long enough to feel some time had passed and enough relationships had built before he goes full badass. So yes, it IS worth watching.
So, are there other newer anime that you think I should be watching?
AND DON’T SAY CHARLOTTE, THAT ENDING WAS AWFUL!