Bokurano [First Impressions]

Bokurano
I stole this image from Bateszi.

I never expected much out of Bokurano‘s first episode mainly because it was GONZO handling it. Seeing what they’ve done with NHK ni Youkoso, however, gave me hope as to what they’ll be doing in this series. Though NHK occasionally suffered from bad animation, it held itself integrally plotwise, and the ending that GONZO made up was great.

To be honest, though, my initial feelings regarding this series was quite unlike that of NHK. I just knew Bokurano was bound to be awesome with just the OP. I was already shaking with excitement while watching that OP. Of course, this infatuation may not last long (as GONZO is the studio handling this one), but I felt really good prospects to come from this series by just watching the first episode.

UNINSTALL was simply awesome. I’ve already played it about five times, and I still don’t tire of it. It reminds me of GitS:SAC‘s Inner Universe with its upbeat tones, although this was for me more melancholic. The story in the first episode is exactly my cup of tea รขโ‚ฌโ€œ serious issues that pervade seemingly ordinary people to do extraordinary things (from their perspective). I expect this show to deal more with philosophy, with friendship, with love and with death. Those three ideas I mentioned are something I’d like to see vivisected in an anime series: it had been done with Honey and Clover, with NHK ni Youkoso, with Maison Ikkoku, and now, hopefully, with this series:

Bokurano.

8 Responses to “Bokurano [First Impressions]”

  1. Vertago Says:

    Oh…there will be death. Just wait till ya find out how the game is played…Personally i suggest u try reading the manga since supposedly they are gonna change a few things from the manga.

  2. 41nano Says:

    I feel like you, the OP is awesome, the most awesome I’ve heard this year for sure.
    “I expect this show to deal more with philosophy, with friendship, with love and with death.”
    I expect this too, let’s hope GONZO will do a great job.

  3. Michael Says:

    I was shaking in orgiastic glory because the OP was so awesome.

    I pray that GONZO not fuck this up.

  4. smashingtofu Says:

    Seconded

    Its great that the style and mood has transferred well from the manga so far….

    Also, I find it more interesting that they’ve took the time to flesh out the ‘intro’ to all the kids at the beach a bit more… … I think *haven’t read the manga in awhile*

    I’ll just assume that no one here hasn’t touched the manga so I’ll refrain from anything else >_

  5. Xak Says:

    uninstall upbeat? not really…i felt that it was just a way to bring in the futuristic sci fi aspect…the entire feel of the song for me was more of yearning and melancholy…

  6. Crayola Says:

    I love the OP. It’ll become even more effective as the series progresses =P

    Just be careful around threads from a certain anime fansub forum (and places like 4chan) – it’s incredibly easy to spoil, as the story is eventful.

  7. Michael Says:

    @Crayola

    Yes. A lot of posters in ASuki suck cock. I’ve already been spoiled. ARRGH.

    @ Xak

    It was so cool. Yes, it was upbeat. In a way.

    @smashingtofu

    Thank you very much. I DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. smashingtofu Says:

    No problem : p

    I’ll let the anime do the ‘story telling’

    although, I’ve been telling people to shut up about its mecha and 15-some kids plot and whatnot and just ****ing watch the anime : D *a rarity to behold for someone like me, but maybe what I’m doing is wrong XD*

    I liked how you ended your post with ‘Bokurano’ all in BOLD XD

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