91 days: Revenge and brain games with the Mafia

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 day. I have so much to say for this anime. I personally love mafia stuff and this one was must watch once I found this. First off a definite 10/10 and now that that’s our of the way let’s dive in. SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 1.

The story starts off with Angelo Lagusa witnessing the murder of his father Testa Lagusa, mother and little brother right infront of his eyes due to a mafia dispute. Running away, he takes shelter at the home of his friend Corteo and swears to be brothers with him before leaving the town of Lawless. Living as an empty shell, eating just enough to survive and having no purpose in life and now having adopted a new name Avilio Bruno he receives a letter containing the names of the people who murdered his family namely, Vincent Vanetti, the Don of the Vanetti crime family, his son Nero Vanetti and Vanno Clemente. Now armed with this knowledge Avilio returns to his hometown of Lawless in the Prohibition era ready to exact his revenge on his killers but outsmarting and tricking them all to serve his purpose. Revenge.

The characters are vast in this anime with most not having enough time to have fleshed out back stories however the main characters have quite a lot of time to grow and form bonds and also show their own nature and how they work. This is done brilliantly by showing Avilio and his quick thinking to make sure that no one finds out about his revenge all while he kills the killers. Nero Vanetti and his family pride for which he decides to stop at nothing. He believes that the Vanetti control Lawless and that the Orcos and Galassias are trying to move in on what is his and so he refuses to bow down and shows his fearlessness and killer instinct as he rules with an iron fist. There’s other characters like Corteo who has a time to shine and becomes one of the many people whose lives becomes upside down due to this revenge that Avilio has taken on. There are other characters all greatly written and enjoyable and all serving their purposes to advance the plot.

The thing that will make this show stand out from any other mafia show in the world is the brain games. It isn’t so simple as Avilio showing up and shooting the people who killed his family instead he works his way up the chain and makes his moves when and as he sees fit to outsmart even those who seem to have every advantage over him. The plot twists and the plans used by Avilio alone make it worthwhile to watch this show.

The theme of Revenge and Pride are the two most important themes as one can see with Avilio showing a man with nothing to lose but his life doing every crazy thing possible to get his revenge showing that he will stop at nothing to avenge his family which also shows how much he loved his family and how revenge is ultimately hollow and useless. Nero Vanetti shows pride as he takes on family pride as the most important thing without ever understanding what is wrong from right. Mafia life, territorial disputes and power play are all he knows and so he takes pride in it. The teaching that these two give us from their story is that ‘crime and revenge ruins everyone’ which is seem prominently throughout the story by the help of different characters. It doesn’t mean that only the revenge of killing and the most henious crimes cause problems. Simple things, a simple bad though, a small felony these things too can destroy a man which leads to the topic of compassion for everyone not just for the ones with whom we share bonds.

The show is overall a great watch with nice vibe and music. The ending is fairly satisfying according to me with all the plot lines being cleared up and everyone being at peace and where they should be in the end. The show is amazing and a must watch certainly if you’re a beginner because this can be a good starting point to more mature and long running anime. 91 days is a great anime for everyone to watch, that’s my recommendation.

Rap section:

Go back a few years to the Mafia time,
People in Lawless living a life of crime,
For a revenge story this is a setting prime,
Avilio Bruno is back making plots sublime.

He’s here with targets all down to kill,
Showing off with his gun his impeccable skill,
He’s climbing the ranks all up until,
He comes close to the King of the hill.

He’s got a sidearm but his real weapon is the mind,
Search all you want but you ain’t gonna find,
His real identity that he’s left behind,
All to take revenge with his plans refined.

Taking down the Mafia with his witful ways,
Even ridiculous moves are planned out plays,
Watch him as on his journey he repays,
The debt of his family in 91 days.

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.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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