Aoi Bungaku – 01

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Part 1 – Ningen Shikkaku [No Longer Human]

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Yagami Light with black hair?!

Ok, so this would be another show I’ll be blogging (woo-hoo!). It seems that this show is underrated to the core already. This doesn’t seem to get that much attention unlike the other shows this season, even though hands down in my opinion, this has the best character designs, story and one of my favorite execution so far already this season. I also don’t know why, but I get some Mouryou no Hako and Kurozuka mixed vibes in here, in which these shows are also underrated and much ignored in the past year.

If you wonder why the character design of the main guy looks somewhat familiar, the original character design is from Takeshi Obata, who’s the one behind Death Note as well. So yeah, some scenes I can’t help but see some Light Yagami resemblance with the lead guy.

The story for the first part here in Blue Literature is Ningen Shikaku (by Osamu Dazai), which will last for four episodes. I loved the first episode, as expected. It was well done, the direction is flawless, the visuals are fantastic. This anime has my favorite bgms so far. It’s just very atmospheric and it definitely matches up on how intense and heavy this show can be.

This is one mature heavy drama show, probably that’s why it stands out for me in this season full of generic anime already. There are still some light moments like the guy hiding in the girl’s gown (nice view there). But there’s mostly heavy stuff in here, especially as the episode goes by. Since it’s a mature show, we encounter a sensual sex scene. There’s also a disturbing scene where a shota is being molested. The thing about the cliff pushing and the suicidal elements are shocking as well. But nonetheless, it’s very promising and I can’t wait to see what will happen next.

I need to re-watch though, since it’s seems like no one’s subbing it on English yet. Only Chinese subs are released so far. Even raws are too slow to get released. It’s a shame that this show is getting neglected already >.>

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12 Responses to “Aoi Bungaku – 01”

  1. Seinime says:

    Well this looks like srsbrns. Wow, looks so much like Raito.

  2. meteorhouse62 says:

    Haven’t checked this one out yet but looking at the screencaps, it looks really dark and good. Hope there will be subs for this.

  3. fenixdown110 says:

    omg I love dark themed stuff. I will definitely follow up on this.

  4. Grycesor says:

    This is the gem of the season IMO. Too bad that people prefer watching meaningless moe/fan service shows instead of shows this kind with essence and substance.

  5. Agreed with this show being underrated. I hope that there’s a group that will sub this anime soon (in English).
    I love the gloom, depressive atmosphere of this show, the only thing that bugs me is how they make the distorted/collage like scene, maybe they want to make impression of how screwed up the main character’s mind is, but I think the execution are a little bit over the top.

  6. Kogarashi says:

    I downloaded the raw, but I’m hesitant to watch it. I don’t want to spoil myself, if someone subs the series. The art and presentation look great from the screen caps, so I might just have to give in to temptation and watch the RAW of it.

  7. labyrinth says:

    I’m worrying that this might get treated like Mōryō no Hako and won’t get subbed :cry:

  8. *extremely sad because good shows like this are being underrated*

  9. Jamie says:

    :smile: Wow looks awesome..Hope to see it subbed soon :aww:

  10. DK Eternity says:

    Yeah, I gotta agree this show is underrated. I’ve been waiting to watch this one, especially from the good things I’ve been hearing about the original material. So far, it didn’t disappoint.

    Now if only a group will sub this… It’s sad that this show is already being ignored.

  11. […] METANORN thinks the main guy looks just like Light Yagami. I actually thought this was one of Obata’s most unique design series. She should check out Hello Baby! She also blogged ep 2 already, but I’m not reading it yet! […]

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