Okay, next up is Gokukoku no Brynhildr.
The anime revolves around high school boy Ryōta Murakami, who cannot forget his female childhood friend whom he let die in an accident. Feeling that he must fulfill their promise of proving the existence of aliens, he has continuously looked up at the sky as a member of the astronomy club. One day, a girl named Kuroha Neko who looks exactly like his childhood friend appears as a transfer student. It turns out that she is a magic-user that has run away from a research lab.
Here’s the PV.
This brand new anime coming out this season has an anime so being a dedicated review I checked out the first chapter. It’s really good, very tugging and the heart strings type of chapter. However as I kept reading on, I learned two things. One, this manga comes from Lynn Okamoto, the guy that created Elfen Lied, a manga that ran between 2002-2005 with a great anime adaptation by Studio Arms. Now if you’ve heard of Elfen Lied, then rest assured about one thing, the levels of violence you got used to with Elfen Lied is still there!
Like the synopsis above, the story starts out with Ryōta Murakami and his childhood friend Kuroneko. Kuroneko believes in aliens but their entire school doesn’t believe her not even Ryōta. One day, she offers to show him where the aliens. While walking there over a dam, Ryōta slips and Kuroneko grabs him to pull him back but they both end up falling into the water. Unfortunately she dies.
Ten years later, our man Ryōta determined to prove that aliens exist in order to apologize to his dead friend but a new girl Kuroha Neko confuses the crap out of him, looking exactly like his old friend.
This has to be a really difficult anime/manga to classify. It has some slice of life parts to it but it can also be very horrific and violent so I don’t think it really fits into one of the vanilla categories. If I had to put it somewhere it definitely be in psychological with a hint of slice of life.
The premise seems very interesting. It’s a definitely deserves a look if you liked the gore of Elfen Lied.
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