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Am Ugandan, all the way from East Africa with an interest in writing, gaming and web development I also have skills in IT and Business oriented activities including software and hardware where applicable. Sharing ideas and learning new things is part of my life!

Sam Reality Nominated Me For The Versatile Blogger Award

Another nomination for Lyn!

Just Something About LynLyn

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So this is my last installment for the Versatile Blogger Award series. If you are new to my blog, I have a policy where I only do five posts per award. Sam Reality is the lucky person that has the last slot nomination for this award. Thank you, Sam, for it! 😀

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Anime of The Month, February 2016

Its another month and we have to respect and most of all enjoy the anime that keeps coming out every month and year. 

To know what anime rocked in January you can check out the previous article

Many of you have heard about anime from all kinds of places and friends who trend into the activity of drowning themselves into endless hours of TV and and basically several lists of anime.

This month as we usually do every other month, we are going to look at those anime you should definitely be watching this year.

One Punch Man

 

Genre: Action

Plot

The story takes place in the fictional Japanese metropolis of City Z. The world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause disasters.

Saitama, the protagonist, is an incredibly powerful hero who can easily defeat the monsters or other villains with a single punch.

However, due to his overwhelming strength, Saitama has become bored with his powers and is constantly trying to find stronger opponents who can present a challenge to him.

Bubuki BurankiDagashi Kashi - allanbangi

 

Genre: Sci-fi

Plot

Azuma Kazuki is a young boy living with his family on Treasure Island, a floating island several feet above Earth that was inhabited with giant sentient robots called Buranki, all of which are “sleeping”.

However, several of the Buranki are starting to wake up, forcing Migiwa Kazuki, his mother, to send Azuma, his sister Kaoruko, and their father down to Earth for safety, leaving her behind. Ten years later, Azuma, now a street urchin living on a post-apocalyptic Shinjuku was captured by the authorities.

Dagashi KashiDagashi Kashi - allanbangi

 

Genre: Comedy, Shounen

Plot

Out in the countryside stands a sweet shop run by the Shikada family for nine generations: Shikada Dagashi, a small business selling traditional Japanese candy.

However, despite his father’s pleas, Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring manga artist, adamantly refuses to inherit the family business.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar - allanbangi

 

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Plot

This is the only thing the youth of Hai to Gensou no Grimgar remember before awakening in an unknown building in a medieval landscape enshrouded in darkness.

They don’t remember anything besides their own names. What’s stranger is that sometimes they catch themselves saying words that they don’t understand, even though they seem so familiar.

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut - allanbangi

 

Genre:  Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, School, Supernatural

Plot

Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier, accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, incurring her wrath.


Plot information collected from myanimelist.net

Top Anime of 2015

Top Anime for 2015 To Look Out For

We are finally coming to the end of the year and it is more of a custom for us to list those animations that rocked our year. 2015 has graced us with a good number of interesting and awesome anime from fantasy, action, horror, thriller to romance and comedy a like.

Based on our small survey and a little digging here and there through the web, we came up a few titles to list as the Top Anime of 2015 To Look Out For category. This articles doesn’t suggest or imply that these are best picks for 2015 but we decided to pick out a selective few based on the most gossiped about around the community and the web.

Enough with the excuses, lets head straight into the war zone and experience our top anime for the year 2015.

Anime to its core: Top Anime of 2015 To Look Out For

Top Anime of 2015

Top Anime of 2015

Mobile Suit Gundam – Iron-Blooded OrphansMobile Suit Gundam - Iron-Blooded Orphans - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Drama, Science fiction, Mecha,

Plot summary

This anime evolves around Post Disaster 323. More than 300 years after a great war between Earth and Mars known as the “Calamity War”, Mars has been successfully terraformed and colonized by humans.

A young orphan named Mikazuki Augus is part of a group of children who work for the civilian security company Chryse Guard Security, entrusted with the safety of the Martian Princess Kudelia Aina Bernstein, who has plans for her nation of Chryse to secure independence from Earth.

Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen
Owari no Seraph Nagoya Kessen-hen - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Drama,

Plot summary

Yuuichirou has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle but Mikaela was turned into a vampire. To save the “family,” and to protect his fellow members, Yuuichirou needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard-working on the Cursed Gear.

One Punch Man

One Punch Man - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Parody, Superhero

Plot summary

The story takes place in the fictional Japanese metropolis of City Z. The world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause disasters. Saitama, the protagonist, is an exceptionally powerful hero who easily defeats the monsters or other villains with a single punch. However, due to his overwhelming strength, Saitama has become bored with his powers and is constantly trying to find stronger opponents who can fight him.

Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen)Blood Blockade Battlefront - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Sci-fi

Plot summary

While all of the shows on this list are great, this stands show stands out as the best of the season. The imaginative world of Blood Blockade Battlefront takes place in New York City, but the city’s role of a melting pot is amplified tenfold when demons, monsters and otherworldly beings are thrown into the mix after a mysterious portal opens. Though most of the population has assimilated well, the secret, superhuman organization Libra works in the shadows to keep peace in the city.

Each episode of Blood Blockade Battlefront is always a joy to watch with its lovable characters, beautifully animated fights, and monsters of the week. Even better is Blood Blockade Battlefront’s wild pacing, that while still fun, is also always careful to slowly and precisely drip in the overarching plot.

Gangsta

Gangsta - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Sci-fi

Plot summary

The series revolves around two “Handymen” who take on jobs for both the mob and the police force that no one else can handle. The two, named Worick Arcangelo and Nicolas Brown, work in the town of Ergastulum, which is full of mafia, hoodlums, prostitutes, and dirty cops.

Prison School

Prison School - allanbangi

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School, Seinen

Plot summary

Hachimitsu Academy, one of the strictest girl’s academies in Tokyo, has decided to admit boys into their system. Kiyoshi Fujino is one of these new boys, but he discovers to his shock that he and his four friends are the only male students among 1,000 girls.

God EaterGod Eater - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Supernatural, Military

Plot summary

The year is 2071. Humanity has been pushed to the brink of extinction following the emergence of man-eating monsters called “Aragami” that boast an immunity to conventional weaponry.

They ravaged the land, consuming almost everything in their path and leaving nothing in their wake. To combat them, an organization named Fenrir was formed as a last-ditch effort to save humanity through the use of “God Eaters”—special humans infused with Oracle cells, allowing them to wield the God Arc, the only known weapon capable of killing an Aragami.

Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)

Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural

Plot summary

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn’t seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father.

At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan’s destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

Death Parade

Death Parade - allanbangi

Genres: Mystery, Psychological thriller

Plot summary

Whenever two people on Earth die at the same time, they are sent to one of many mysterious bars run by bartenders serving as arbiters. There, they must participate in Death Games with their lives on the line, the results of which reveal what secrets led them to their situation and what their fate will be afterwards, with the arbiters judging if their souls will either be sent for reincarnation or banished into the void.

The series follows Decim, the lone bartender of the Quindecim bar, whose role in judging these souls changes when he meets a curious black-haired woman.

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 

Genres: Fantasy

Plot summary

When a portal from another world appears in Ginza, Tokyo, a legion of soldiers and monsters emerge to attack the city. Thanks to their far more advanced weaponry and tactics, the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) easily repels the enemy, passes through the gate and establish a forward base of operations to force the Roman-styled empire of the other world to open peace negotiations.

Yōji Itami is a JSDF officer sent to investigate the other world, where magic, dragons and elves are real, using his knowledge of fantasy stories to make his way in this new environment.

Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Supernatural, Comedy

Plot summary

The Earth is threatened by a powerful creature who destroyed 70% of the Moon with its power, rendering into the shape of a crescent moon forever.

The creature claims that within a year, Earth will also be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance to avert this fate. In class 3-E at Kunugigaoka Junior High School, he starts working as a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students not only regular subjects, but the ways of assassination.

The Japanese government promises a reward of ¥10 billion (i.e. 100 million USD) to whomever among the students succeeds in killing the teacher, whom they have named “Koro Sensei”

Parasyte the Maxim

Parasyte the Maxim - allanbangi

Genres: Fantasy

Plot summary

Parasyte centers on a 17-year-old male named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like creatures called Parasites appear on Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses.

One Parasite attempts to crawl into Shinichi’s ear while he sleeps, but fails as Shinichi is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead.

Well those are my favorite picks for this year. Let me know about your favorite anime for 2015 in the comment. Thank you for reading.

Allan Bangi signing out……..!

Anime Guide for The Month

Your Anime Guide for the Month

There is a lot of anime out there and I can’t list them all but, am going to mention a few and maybe they will pickle through your brain cells and give you a reason to try them out.

The anime being mentioned is either still ongoing or probably has already ended with available episodes for you to stream and download when you feel like it from a variety of anime websites.

Mobile Suit Gundam – Iron-Blooded Orphans

Mobile Suit Gundam - Iron-Blooded Orphans - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Drama, Science fiction, Mecha,

Plot summary

This anime evolves around Post Disaster 323. More than 300 years after a great war between Earth and Mars known as the “Calamity War”, Mars has been successfully terraformed and colonized by humans. However even with the technological advancements, the humans on Mars crave freedom against the government of Earth and seek to improve their livelihoods.

Furthermore, while most of Mars’ nations have received autonomy, the planet is virtually dependent on Earth for economic development.

Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen

Owari no Seraph Nagoya Kessen-hen - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Drama,

Plot summary

Yuuichirou has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle but Mikaela was turned into a vampire. To save the “family,” and to protect his fellow members, Yuuichirou needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard working on the Cursed Gear.

One Punch Man

One Punch Man - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Parody, Superhero

Plot summary

The story takes place in the fictional Japanese metropolis of City Z. The world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause disasters. Saitama, the protagonist, is an exceptionally powerful hero who easily defeats the monsters or other villains with a single punch. However, due to his overwhelming strength, Saitama has become bored with his powers and is constantly trying to find stronger opponents who can fight him.

Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen)

Blood Blockade Battlefront - allanbangi

Genres: Action, Sci-fi

Plot summary

While all of the shows on this list are great, this stands show stands out as the best of the season. The imaginative world of Blood Blockade Battlefront takes place in New York City, but the city’s role of a melting pot is amplified tenfold when demons, monsters and otherworldly beings are thrown into the mix after a mysterious portal opens. Though most of the population has assimilated well, the secret, superhuman organization Libra works in the shadows to keep peace in the city.

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

Food Wars - allanbangi

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi

Plot summary

Food Wars takes the notion of food porn to many, many different levels. Soma Yukihira is a young chef who works with his dad in their family diner. When his father unexpectedly closes the diner, Soma is sent to the top cooking academy in Japan. Soma vows to become the top chef in the school and to beat his father in a cook off.

Sound! Euphonium

Sound Euphonium - allanbangi

Genres: Slice of Life

Plot summary

After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band.


And that concludes on the monthly anime list to watch. We are open to suggestions about your favorite anime to watch this month so, go ahead fill up that comment section. Let us know about what you have been watching and caught your interest.

Sources: IGN, My Anime List, Kiss Anime

Positive Women in Gaming: Tifa Lockhart

First and foremost I love to take this opportunity to thank Amaltheaelanor (a light that casts away the shadow) and the rest who took part in this wonderful, exciting and engaging project, “Positive Women in Gaming”.

I have been reading quite a number of blogs presented in by many wonderful ladies and gents which left me fascinated beyond doubt. Every single one of them had an exciting aspect about their character and it’s due to that I finally decided to come out of the closet I write this piece.

Thank you! For all those who participated in this project and enlightening so many about the positive influence of female characters in gaming.

For those who wish to participate follow this link

After a deep swim through the life stream, I finally came to a conclusion and chose Tifa Lockhart as one of my favorite, inspiring and courageous female characters in gaming.

In spite of the fact that as a character she was often disliked by some and even blamed for the death of Aerith Gainsborough, and subjectively considered as a whorish figure due to her sexy outfit and figure. This however, I consider as a low blow and shallow form of accusations towards the character.

Aerith’s portrait (Had close relationship with Cloud)

What others say about Tifa Lockhart as a character

“A lot of people think that because she has a big chest means that she is just a sex object. Wrong. She is a complex and beautiful character whose willpower helps Cloud to overcome his enemies and finally lets her show her true feelings for him, after keeping them bottled up since childhood.”

Kenan Alpay

“The strength of a lion and the heart of a dove, she can kick butt and assemble the pieces of the most fragmented mind, both at the same time. Says something about her, doesn’t it?” -Peter H.

“She emotionally pushed the game along, providing many hints, and she was powerful.”

Sean Wheeler

“Despite everything that has happened to her, Tifa was always the strong central link that kept Cloud going. With Sephiroth killing her father, that further made her determined to become strong to eventually face him and help defeat him. Before the destruction of Sector 7, she owned her own business (the bar), which isn’t an easy venture. She is an accomplished martial artist studying under Master Zangan. So if anyone ever says that Tifa is a weak character, they should really play Final Fantasy VII and realize just how strong she truly is.”

Galen Henderson

“Tifa is my favorite female character because of the inner struggle that she has to face – her secret childhood love for Cloud versus the reality that she knows Cloud has been lying about his past. Should she allow her affection for Cloud to convince her that her memory is failing her? Or should she openly challenge her love, thereby taking the risk that she might lose him for a variety of reasons? The fact that she supported Cloud 110% throughout the quest and took care of him when he was mentally crippled adds to the list of reasons why I like her so much. Of course, having cute looks can’t hurt either.”

Rick Leung

Anyway, back to the topic at hand………………..

Tifa Lockhart

“Bright and optimistic, Tifa always cheers up the others when they’re down. But don’t let her looks fool you; she can decimate almost any enemy with her fists…”

Character Profile

Birthplace: Nibelheim

Weapon: Glove

First Person Pronoun: 私 [Watashi]


Character History

Tifa Lockhart is one of the three female protagonists that first appeared in Squaresoft’s Final Fantasy VII. A bartender, a skilled martial artist and a major character in the game’s story line, having grown up in the same town as the main protagonist Cloud Strife. She has also appeared in numerous other games and productions set within the universe of Final Fantasy VII.

Tifa was born in the small town of Nibelheim, and she lived right next door to Cloud Strife. They were not close friends during that time, but they knew each other. Cloud had always admired her from a distance, and Tifa had always admired Cloud as well, though she is reluctant to admit it.

“Tifa’s personality is kind and nurturing”

Tifa Lockhart is one of the main protagonists of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. A childhood friend of Cloud Strife, she is instrumental in getting him to join AVALANCHE and reconstructing his memories. Tifa’s personality is kind and nurturing, but her shyness is what keeps her from truly opening up to Cloud.

Tifa is also featured in the prequel games Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, as well as the OVA Last Order: Final Fantasy VII. In each, her appearance relates to Nibelheim’s destruction. The novella “Case of Tifa”, written as part of the On the Way to a Smile series, is a story set between the original game and Advent Children. Told from her point of view, the story details how she creates a new 7th Heaven bar in the city of Edge, and attempts to hold onto the concept of a normal family with herself and Cloud, despite him beginning to isolate himself from others.

Tifa also appears briefly in the game Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, set one year after the events of Advent Children in which she helps the protagonist Vincent Valentine defend the Planet against Omega WEAPON. She later appears in the game’s epilogue, discussing Vincent’s apparent disappearance.

Other appearances

Tifa appears in the fighting game Ehrgeiz, as an unlockable character and an optional boss, electronic board games Itadaki Street Special and Itadaki Street Portable, Kingdom Hearts II, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, which features characters from various Final Fantasy games.

In Little Big Planet 2, Tifa is featured as a downloadable character model.

(Information as collected from various sources)

My personal perspective

The first time I laid my eyes on Tifa Lockhart was in Final Fantasy Advent Children among the best animations I have watched with great CGI effects and visuals. Tifa does not only remind me of someone so dear but she also presents a true picture of a caring friend that you can always trust.

Tifa is a strong, independent and attractive female character that bares strengths and weakness all round. These help to shape her character even the more offering a clear relationship between fictional to a realistic human perspective.

Why choose Tifa Lockhart as a positive woman in gaming

Tifa is a magnificent representation of a mothers love

This can be seen in Advent Children where she and Cloud come up with an idea of opening up a kids orphanage for those struck with Geo-stigma, a mysterious disease that was killing off the population. This act is a direct representation of a mother’s care and strength and lands her a place in that category.

“Bright and optimistic, Tifa always cheers up the others when they’re down”

The kids Tifa and Cloud looked after at their shelter

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Strong will and ability to fight

Don’t let her looks fool you; she can decimate almost any enemy with her fists. Tifa possesses a fine set of martial arts skills coupled with her fast and agile approach towards enemy targets. With her gloves intact, she is capable of bringing her enemies down with quick step movements.

One can defend this character basing on her fight with Loz at a church in Advent Children, where she displays her strong will to protect those dear to her including her fight against a summoned beast called Bahamut SIN.

Tifa protects Denzel from Bahamut SIN

Her character has a close relationship with human concept

Her relationship with Cloud presents a common aspect that occurs within our community on a daily basis. Two close friends from childhood and yet they still have not fully shown their emotions to another. Though a number of Final Fantasy fans claim this relationship as a flaw to her character, to me this is a good way to show off one’s soft touches in things like emotion, love and how they react towards another character. All these create an whole round personality which is a positive aspect when trying to communicate to an audience.


Memorable quotes from Tifa Lockhart

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A memory is something that is consciously recalled, right? That’s why sometimes; it can be mistaken or wrong. It’s different from a memory locked deep within your heart.” (FFVII)

Words aren’t the only way to tell someone how you feel.” (to Cloud – FFVII)

Which is it? A memory or us?” (to Cloud – Advent Children)


Conclusion

I for one find this character a standing model to great women in gaming history, even though considered as clingy to Cloud Strife, one should also consider the fact that despite all what happened to her as a character. She has managed to maintain a strong will of self-independence with her calm, cheerful and caring personality, she offers a sense of warmth and happiness to other characters in the game.

Her beauty and dark long hair with a set of gloves ready to punch a hole through anything and with her graceful martial art techniques she is surely a top notch bargain.

Thank you again Amaltheaelanor for coming up with such an wonderful idea and all those who took part in the project. All those who took time to read this blog Arigato!!

Signing out………..

Allan Bangirana

My best gun anime ever!

ANIME! ANIME! ANIME!

Hello everyone! It’s nice to be writing again and this time around, my blog is about my favorite gun anime. In this article, I will be sharing about gun anime that made the top list for my favorite shoot them up anime.

What do I mean by gun anime? Well there are a lot of anime out there with gun themes in them and they fit the criteria for this blog but emphasis was put more on anime that rotates around guns and their constant use throughout the storyline. However, quite a number would make this list for gun anime but I chose the ones that picked my interest.

Now, I present my top gun anime list. Enjoy the ride!

 

Black Lagoon

black lagoon

 

Plot summary

The story follows a team of pirate mercenaries known as Lagoon Company, which smuggles goods in and around the seas of Southeast Asia in the early to mid-1990s. Their base of operations is located in the fictional harbor city of Roanapur in southeast Thailand. The island is home to the Yakuza, the Triad, Cuban and French cartels, and a wide assortment of pickpockets, thugs, mercenaries, thieves, prostitutes, assassins, and Gunmen of all sorts.

The team takes on a variety of missions—which may involve violent firefights, hand-to-hand combat, and nautical battles—in various Southeast Asian locations, even going as far as Phu Quoc island of Vietnam and when not doing much, the members of the Lagoon Company spend much of their down time at The Yellow Flag, a bar in Roanapur which is often destroyed in firefights.

My thoughts about it

Not only is Black Lagoon fun to watch, it offers an exciting tale filled with gun battles and good characterization with some pretty interesting characters introduced in the story as it goes on. It’s definitely a must watch for gun anime lovers.

 

Jormungand

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Plot summary

The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, an international shipping corporation and illegal smuggling operation. As one of the company’s unofficial weapon dealers, she sells weapons in a variety of countries while avoiding both local and international authorities. Traveling with her is a team of bodyguards, mostly composed of former soldiers. Her latest addition to her crew is Jonah, an inexpressive and deadly child soldier who hates arms dealers.

My thoughts about it

This anime does not only offer a crazy and action filled story but what intrigued me the most were the character developments which presented an interesting view. For example Koko the young arms dealer who is crazy and hell bent on bringing a new world order. From the same team that brought Black Lagoon, Jormungand is worth your time and it is definitely a good gun anime.

 

Madlax

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Plot summary

The first half of the series alternates between the two leads. Madlax is one of the most efficient special ops agents for hire in the war-torn Gazth-Sonika, while Margaret Burton is a sleepy, clumsy amnesiac living in Nafrece, a country styled after France. When a “picture book”, presumably given to Margaret by her late father, attracts the attention of international criminal network Enfant, she discovers that the origins of the book lie in Gazth-Sonika. Enfant’s top operative, Carrossea Doon, tracks Margaret down but tips off his superiors in the wrong direction, towards Madlax, who has been causing Enfant trouble for some time.

My thoughts about it

Talk of a story so deep it almost left me confused half way through. That’s not a bad thing actually; Madlax presents a compelling and well-built story the goes deeper with each episode. Not forgetting the gun battle battles, a war torn country with a dark past, Madlax was very enjoyable gun anime.

 

Gunslinger Girl

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Plot summary

Set in Italy, Gunslinger Girl follows the exploits of the Social Welfare Agency (often referred to as simply “the Agency”), ostensibly a charitable institution sponsored by the Italian government. While the Agency professes to aid the rehabilitation of the physically injured, it is actually a military organization specializing in counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism.

The agency employs young girls who have experienced traumatic and near-death experiences fitted with cybernetic implants as agents. The implants, which consist of synthesized muscles and carbon fiber frames, result in heightened strength and reflexes as well as high resilience to damage and pain.

My thoughts about it

A very touching, visually impressive and sad story; Gunslinger Girl as a gun anime is what I would describe as a beautiful memento that left me emotionally incapacitated. The tales told in this gun anime by the teenage girls trained as agents is compelling. Apart from that, it also offers some realistic gun battles in and out of the series. Gunslinger Girl is among my favorite of gun animes.

 

Hellsing Ultimate 

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Plot summary

Hellsing is named after and centered on the Royal Order of Protestant Knights, originally led by Abraham Van Helsing. The mission of Hellsing is to search for and destroy the undead and other supernatural forces of evil that threaten the queen and the country. This organization is currently led by Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who inherited the leadership of Hellsing as a child after the death of her father. She witnessed his death which turned her from a once innocent and shy little girl to a tough and deadly force. She is protected by the faithful Hellsing family butler and former Hellsing “trashman” Walter C. Dornez, a deadly foe in his own right, and Alucard, the original and most powerful vampire that swore loyalty to the Hellsing family after being defeated by Van Helsing one hundred years before the story takes place. These formidable guardians are joined early on in the storyline by former police officer Seras Victoria, whom Alucard turned into a vampire.

My thoughts about it

When you talk about blood and gore, intense boss fights, insane powerful villains adding on a powerful and captivating story. Hellsing is awesome in every right and those that have managed to watch it have a few tales to tell. Guns are must in this anime, from bizarre weapon upgrades to horrific and destructive power. Hellsing is among those good gun anime.

 

Canaan

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Plot summary

Two years after the events of 428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de, Maria Ōsawa and Minoru Minorikawa are dispatched as reporters to Shanghai in order to cover the upcoming Shanghai NBCR International Anti-Terrorist Conference. Prior to their current assignment, both Maria and Minoru were survivors of the Shibuya bio-terrorism incident, where Maria was kidnapped by terrorists and was infected by the Ua virus but was cured by her scientist father using an experimental anti-Ua virus vaccine. On her first day in Shanghai, Maria is targeted by masked assassins but saved by a Middle Eastern girl named Canaan, whom she befriended in the Middle East prior to the events of 428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de and her Shanghai trip.

My thoughts about it

Canaan is not just about gun battles, but it also gives a good example of todays’ world problems. A viral outbreak initiated by powerful governments’ that nearly wipes out a village and not forgetting the conspiracy feel brought into the anime. Canaan is interesting as more plot twists in mixed into the story. Nevertheless, Canaan is worth being put in the likes of gun anime with its visually beautiful gun battles.

 

Phantom- Requiem of Phantom

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Plot summary

Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, “Phantom.”

One day, a Japanese tourist accidentally witnesses Phantom’s latest murder. Desperate to escape, the tourist hides in a secluded building. However, Phantom, revealed to be a young woman named Ein, and the leader of Inferno “Scythe Master” captures the tourist and brainwashes him. Given the name “Zwei,” this once peaceful tourist is now a puppet of Inferno with no memories. Drawn into a world of lies, deceit, and violence, Zwei must fight to survive, hopefully to one day regain his memories and escape from this world where he is constantly on the brink of death.

My thoughts about it

Phantom as an anime brings forward a world full of violence, betrayal, deceit, and it keeps you glued with every episode. Killing is just a normal aspect of nature since characters have the ability to bring death once they feel threatened and corned. A love story is also portrayed between the main two characters of the story even with their forgotten past; they manage to fall in love with one another during their missions and adventures.

Phantom- Requiem of Phantom is an interesting gun anime that mixes drama, action and a fictional story all together to offer an enjoyable anime.


With that said, this concludes my thoughts about gun anime and am sure there are quite many others out there I have missed out on but nevertheless, this marks the end to this article.

Thanks for reading and I hope to hear your views about that giun-anime that caught your eye.

A list of blogers you should check out.

LynLyn (http://lynlynsays.wordpress.com)

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