I wouldn’t say that I’m the biggest fan of the Monogatari series, but I’m enough of a fan to get myself a Senjougahara Hitagi figurine at this year’s anime convention (Makkon 2014). In other words, it’s safe to say that I like the previous anime series quite a lot – Tsukimonogatari, not so much.
To be honest I expected a lot from Jormungand’s second season, Jormungand: Perfect Order. Sadly it didn’t deliver what I’ve expected just like many other anime (or movie) sequels out there. It’s still enjoyable to watch, since it still has great animation and outstanding firefights that are never boring to watch.
I wanted to find an anime where humans had to survive on a deserted island. The anime succeeded beyond my expectations. However if you are looking for a realistic survival anime, you will want to look elsewhere. At times they performed miracle events that seemed unrealistic at times. However if you are looking for an underdog anime that is a story with friendship and companionship, then this is the anime for you.
I had a lot of fun watching this anime, so much fun that I’m honestly thinking of re-watching it again even though I’ve just finished watching it recently. It reminded me a lot of Black Lagoon with its wisecracking characters and somewhat similar story, but I must say that Jormungand is a lot better of the two in my opinion.
I wanted to find an anime in the 1955 era in a reformatory school setting to get a feel of what teenagers had to go through. I sure found it. I have never cried during an anime before. In fact I have never cried during anything I have seen before. It’s a heartfelt and heart breaking story. That will have you on the edge of your seat.