Post Reply Ayakashi
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Posted 4/4/08 , edited 4/4/08
Adapted from the 2005 adults-only superhuman battle action visual novel game Ayakashi. Ayakashi is a parasite life force that gives superpowers to its host, taking in return the host's entire life force. Kusaka Yuu is a student that lost his will to live after the death of a dear childhood friend, until the day a mysterious girl, named Yoake Eimu, appears. From that moment on, his life would never be the same again. Hunted by Ayakashi and their hosts, the power within Yuu awakens and a never ending battle begins.

What can I say about this anime other then the fact that it gets straight to the point, and fast. It wastes absolutely no time jumping right into the story, filling in the missing pieces and leading the audience through its world. Of course, this "no beating around the bush" attitude is a welcome change from the normal 12 episode anime's that fool around entirely way to much, finish abruptly, wrap things up entirely too quickly and leave the watcher filled with questions because of missing pieces, story line gaps and unanswered questions. Though the animation itself wasnt great, still, it was good enough and the music for the opening credits fit nicely. Though there is a little bit of blood in some scenes, this anime is not really one of those "bloody/gory" types, which is also good. Despite all this, there are some things which could have been done better. It seams as if the show itself was a bit of a rushed project, and some aspects of the story-line were so obvious, that they might as well have just been reviled earlier to save the headache of knowing it anyways. Regardless, though Ayakashi started off a little bland and slow, it became enjoyable to watch (which someone is capable of doing so in a single day) as the episodes progressed. Even the ending was good. Not great, but good.

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