Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great 2021. I saw this anime on my Netflix coming soon list and this was an instant add to my list, for some reason skyscrapers and masked killers just appealed to me and boy did it stand up to my expectations. MINOR SPOILERS BELOW.
The story follows Yuri Honjo, a simple high school girl who is suddenly transported into a world with tall skyscraper which are all connected with rope bridges. Yuri contacts her brother Rika Honjo who reveals that he is also trapped in this world and tells Yuri to stay calm. She witnesses a mask killing a woman and Told proceeds to explain to Yuri the workings of the world. He tells her that the stairs are blocked off and no one can reach the bottom and the masks are beings that are created to push humans to the edge of despair and commit suicide. Armed with this information Yuri is attacked by another mask whom she manages to defeat proving her skill. She sees the despair the world has caused and promises not to give in to the world and to meet her brother. Aiming to go against the rules of the world Yuri gathers allies and forms a team to fight back against the world as she learns more about it and understands the true purpose of the world’s creation as well as how to end it and save everyone once and for all. Along the way she faces off against countless masks, gets stronger and learns who her enemy is in the world. Learning that masks are but tools and humans are the ones who truly are the wicked ones.
The show has a wide cast of characters as well as masks all of whom are different and have different weapons as well as types such as maid mask, swimmer mask, butcher mask to name a few. The characters are all extremely well written and go through a lot of development having characters like, Rika Honjo, the brother of Yuri and a commendable fighter hismelf. Nise Mayuko, a girl who is good with knives, she encounters Yuri when she is killing a man and has a change of heart on seeing her kindness. Then we have Sniper Mask, the most coolest and badass character in the entire show, he’s a prominent part of the story as he is shown to be connected to Rika Honjo. Kuon Shinzaki, a shy girl who is special in her own way as she has the show’s most badass power and in protected by Sniper Mask. Kazuma Aohara a man with the power of ‘being closer to God’ something that has its own significance, he becomes an ally of Yuri. Mamoru Aikawa, the one who desires chaos and is the true enemy of the gang as he wishes to cause despair and chaos in the world. Apart from these there are a lot more supporting characters who are either minor in the plot or haven’t been explored yet.
The show is supernatural though it tries to be sci-fi too. It has a lot of gore and is really tense as it doesn’t shy away from encounters and does not have any lack of creativity in the different types of masks as well as the killing of people. The blood is intense but that isn’t the only reason the show is 18+, there is a scene if sexual violence which is there to show just how far the people fall in their despair. The pacing of the show is really well done as it gets in a lot of good fights and at the same time manages to get in comedy and explore the lore of the world which helps us better understand the purpose of the characters and their motivations. Also, there are just too damn many panty shots, careful where you watch this one folks. The ending is satisfying and foreboding leaving us with a lot of questions and indicates that there will be a season 2.
Over all the show is focused on despair and humanity and the tussle between the two in the characters’s hearts. The show shows how adaptation and staying true to one’s morals are the key to surviving in the world, even the real world. No matter how tough things get, Yuri Honjo never compromises her morals. Same goes for Mayuko Nise, she thinks that she’s throwing away her humanity for more power but she uses it to protect Yuri making her still stay connected to her humanity. The message that I drew from the show is, ‘Never give in to despair. If the world seems like it’s against you then don’t follow the rules of the world. And finally, never ever throw away your humanity.’ That’s all I have for this time people, please go watch the show and give me your reviews, the show is simply amazing and a must watch, it will leave you wanting for more. Give me your reviews in the comments or in the DMs.
A place of skyscrapers and masked killers she’s hurled,
A gun placed in her hand and she’s gonna kill with it twirled,
Gotta get back to a big brother concerned,
Name’s Yuri Honjo and goal is to end this world.
Boring life straight to a world of excitement and danger,
Can’t reach the bottom of the world that’s a problem major,
Instead of killing she’s teaming up with strangers,
All to prove that this cruel world won’t change her.
Enemies are humans empowered by a mask,
Break it off and you finish off in this world their task,
To kill but if you control them then they’ll ask,
The name of their next target they’ll kill and in the glory you can bask.
Stuck in the world no outside communication,
Honjo Yuri getting allies with skills of persuasion,
Gathering up people and with the combination,
Of their powers she’s gonna launch a high rise invasion.
So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this. Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.