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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (1st season)

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This is one of the titles that I have seen countless times in memes, anime portals, Youtube videos, and anime community overall, it’s the second most popular manga in Japan, I read about that even a designer brand like Gucci collaborated with it! And that put a seed of curiosity in myself, so I watched the first anime season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and after doing some further research on this, I think I learned why it became so big and influential.

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Taboo (UK)

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Taboo has been for quite a time on my radar, but after finally watching the series, it entirely surpassed my expectations. There is a whole set of reasons why it did, and in this review, I will state those.

The story begins with the return of the presumed dead James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), who merely arrives for the funeral of his late father, and with his appearance shocks whole London. His unexpected arrival also turns him into the legitimate successor of his father’s shipping empire and having that in mind he plans to rebuild it into full glory. Too bad this won’t be that easy, and this inheritance turns out to be more of a curse considering all the powerful enemies that it attracts, the powerful East India Corporate, and the crown itself, in an arduous period where the war between Britain and the States is near the end.

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Three of My Favorite Anime Movies

Three of My Favorite Anime Movies In one of my previous posts”Three anime for the summer” I recommended three anime for the summer and thinking about it I realized that some people maybe don’t have the time to watch an entire series, so I thought to share a “three of my favorite anime movies” and by any means I’m not an expert when it comes to anime movies so this is just my personal opinion.

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We are starting this short list with The Boy and The Beast (jap. Bakemono no Ko), which follows the lonely orphan Kyuta as he runs away from his relatives, and after he gets lost he enters a magical entrance to this fantasy world called “Jutengai”, which is inhabited by humanoid beats. While wandering around Jutengai he witnessed a fight between two powerful rivals, one of them is Kumatetsu who wants to be the new grandmaster. After some incidents he ends up being the apprentice of the vulgar and loud Kumatetsu while learning how to fight, their salty relationship evolves more into a father-son relationship. This movie isn’t flawless but it does have a heart, and what I mean by that is that it shows the growth of Kyuta who doesn’t trust anyone at first, we see as he opens his heart and learns to love again and the same with Kumatetsu. What was really touching about this movie is when our protagonist starts moving back and forth between Jutengai and Japan, he gets torn apart between two completely different worlds and isn’t able to make up his mind if he should go back and live as a human or should he follow his father figure to follow his footsteps.

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Luther

luther-season-3-posterI heard about Luther a couple years ago and watching the first episode it didn’t feel like something enjoyable, but while thinking about it again and after binge watching the first season I realized how fundamentally WRONG I was! Luther is a deep psychological crime drama with heavy thriller moments, which you don’t see in your generic crime dramas.

We follow our protagonist DCI (Detective chief Inspector) John Luther, portrayed by the marvelous actor Idris Elba (The Wire) who provides us with an exceptional performance.

John Luther is fire and flame for his job and abnormally good at it, but that doesn’t come without a price, considering how intensely dark and emotional his cases are, they leave an enormous burden to him and making him more focused on the dead than the living, which leads to his wife leaving him. So all what’s left to Luther is his job and he keeps diving deeper and deeper into the darkness of his mind and while solving those nasty cases to catch the serial killer he surpasses his moral and legal limits!

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