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Eighty Six Season 1 Quick Anime Review

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According to the Republic of San Magnolia, their ongoing war against the Giadian Empire has no casualties—however, that is mere propaganda. While the silver-haired Alba of the Republic’s eighty-five sectors live safely behind protective walls, those of different appearances are interned in a secret Eighty-sixth faction. Known within the military as the Eighty-Six, they are forced to fight against the Empire’s autonomous Legion under the command of the Republican “Handlers.”

Vladilena Milizé is assigned to the Spearhead squadron to replace their previous Handler. Shunned by her peers for being a fellow Eighty-Six supporter, she continues to fight against their inhumane discrimination. Shinei Nouzen is the captain of the Spearhead squadron. Infamous for being the sole survivor of every squadron he’s been in, he insists on shouldering the names and wishes of his fallen comrades. When the fates of these young souls from two different worlds collide, will it ignite the spark that lights their path to salvation, or will they burn themselves in the flames of despair?

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To say that Eighty Six is a good looking show would be an understatement. It is, in my humble opinion, the best looking show of the Spring 2021 season. Not in animation or CGI, though we will talk about those later, but in terms of editing, shot composition and overall direction Eighty Six is second to none. From raindrops hitting leaves in time with the music to smash cuts of an object breaking to a characters face. Gunshots to scenic views, positioning characters in specific ways, blocking a scene so two characters within 5 feet of each other feel miles apart.

All in all the best way I can describe Eighty Six, to steal a word from a thesaurus, is picturesque. You won’t see it appearing high on Sakugabooru nor winning any animation awards. In 6 months time no one is going to talk about how the drones moved or the smoke effects in the field. Instead it will be still shots. Backgrounds on peoples computers, Youtube clips so you can listen to the audio as it matches with the visual cuts. Eighty Six may not be an incredibly animated show but it is certainly an incredibly directed one. And that’s arguably more impressive and harder to find.

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This brings me to the narrative where Eighty Six starts to fall off. Not because its necessarily bad, if anything it executes an average “Sci-fi proxy war” story. But where it falls short is in the world-building and the way the characters fit into said world. Who leads the Alba? How do you get institutionalized racism on a national scale where there was none within 10 years? What does the rest of the world think about this, where are all the objectors, etc etc. Eighty Six does attempt to answer some of these questions. We learn about halfway through that our lead, Vladilena Milizé (henceforth called Lena), isn’t alone in her objections. Others feel the same way, they simply choose to either not speak or end up dying on the battlefield. It’s similar for the state of the world, etc. But it’s not enough to feel like a real world.

Moving on, with how large a place they took in the critique of the narrative how about we talk characters? And by characters I mean 2. Maybe 3 if you’re generous. I am of course talking about Major Vladilena Milizé and Shinei Nouzen AKA Undertaker. These two characters basically are Eighty Six. Every plot point, every scene, every major development, comes from these two. This isn’t to say other character’s don’t exist. Raiden, Theo, Kurena, Anju, Henrietta, etc. Eighty Six has a rather large cast in terms of “names on a chalkboard”. But I wouldn’t call many of them… developed. Of those there is no doubt that Henrietta gets the most attention but I couldn’t buy her story. Like many characters, it relied too heavily on the setting and the history of racism in the country. But as I talked about above, that racism is never properly explored or expanded.

When all is said and done I enjoyed Eighty Six. It’s not perfect, it has a lot of problems and it’s writing certainly belays its Light Novel origins. But the visual presentation was such that even mediocre writing such as this became engaging. Eighty Six stands as a testament to the power of a skilled Director.

Unpopular Battle: Naruto(Baryon Mode) vs Goku(Ultra Instinct)

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There is a new discussion going on between Dragonball and Naruto fans, a discussion on who wins in an all out brawl between naruto and goku. The winner to this is obviously known but due to a little but major development in the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime series, things might not end exactly as the would anymore. Let’s take a look at their abilities first:

Naruto’s Abilities & Transformations

Abilities

  • Ninjutsu: Wind Style, Earth Style, Water Style, Lava Style.
  • Taijutsu: Proficiency in hand to hand combat.
  • Rasengan(ninjutsu): A ball made of highly compressed chakra.
  • Rasenshuriken(ninjutsu): A shuriken like jutsu made by applying wind nature to the rasengan.
  • Shadow Clone: He makes a solid copy of himself using ninjutsu and can make up to 2000 clones in an instant.
  • Ying-Yang Rasenshuriken: This ability is only possible by using the sage of six paths power which allows him to fuse windstyle nature into both the compressed positive energy tailed beast bomb and negative energy tailed beast bomb, the fusion of his wind nature is what gives it the rasenshuriken look. This jutsu alone is capable destroying a country, it’s power is higher to that of a nuclear warhead.

Transformations

  • Sage mode: This power was attained after learning to perfectly mould his chakra with frog nature energy. This ability gives naruto unbelievable strength, speed, stamina and quick reflexes.
  • Kyuubi Chakra Mode(KCM): This transformations is acheived when naruto and his tailed beast(Kurama) provides him with his chakra thereby increasing his physical and ninjutsu abilities to a new level of power.
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  • Kyuubi Chakra Sage mode(KCSM): This is basically the mixing of frog nature energy and kurama’s chakra.
  • Sage of Six Paths Chakra mode(SOSPM): This power was granted to naruto by the sage of six paths himself. It allows him full control over all nature elements along with truth seeking orbs(seven indestructible balls made with all nature elements).
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  • Baryon Mode(BM): This power is obtained when kurama uses his life source to fuel naruto giving unimaginable power, this form is the strongest form so far in the anime. It’s so powerful that getting a direct hit while this mode is activated will cause the victim’s lifespan to fall short.
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Goku’s Abilities & Transformations

Abilities

  • Kamehameha: This is goku’s signature move as he charges ki in his hand at an accelerated rate and shoots it out as a wave of ki.
  • Strength: This is more like a physical ability, he is capable of lifting more than 5tonnes of weight in his base form. His body is so strong that he doesn’t have to dodge a speeding bullet as he can take it head on , yeah he is bullet proof.
  • Speed: Goku trained so hard that he is able to move at speeds close to the speed of sound which makes him able to move faster than even a bullet from a gun.
  • Energy balls: Goku shoots regular balls of ki from his hand which deals enough damage to blow up a car.
  • Telekinesis: Using ki and his mind, goku is able to move and lift objects even heavier than himself without touching them.
  • Flight: With the power of telekinesis, goku utilizes it into making his body fly freely in the air.
  • Martial Art: Goku was trained right from his childhood how to fight and his teacher was the best martial art master in the world, making him an even better fighter than his teacher. He is also known to be the smartest and intelligent when in a fight. Even when he faces opponents stronger than him, he still pushes hard to emerge victorious.

Transformations

  • Super Saiyan one(SSJ1): This transformation gives goku a powerful boost as his hair turns yellow and spiky and his pupil turns blue, he achieves super sonic speeds, unbelievable strength and improved abilities.
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  • Super Saiyan two(SSJ2): This is an even stronger version of the previous one giving double boosts to his already found abilities.
  • Super Saiyan three(SSJ3): This transformation gives goku a boost five times more powerful than his usual base mode.
  • Super Saiyan God(SSG): This transformation looks like goku in his base mode with red hair and pupils but is given divine energy instead of regular ki, and was achieved by combining the ki of five saiyans into one saiyan. This power is capable of destroying stars with a single kamehameha.
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  • Super Saiyan Blue(SSB): This power was attained when goku and vegeta trained with Whis on Lord Beerus’s planet to attain power and is also a god-like power that can’t be sensed using normal means. This power is also a double boost of the regular super saiyan god mode giving goku tremendous power in every single way.
  • Mastered Ultra-Instinct(MUI): This power cannot be achieved by any normal means known as even the gods themselves find it extremely hard to attain it but goku was able to by using the power of his emotions, willpower, reflex, instinct and self take over him. This power was shown to be the most powerful in the Dragonball Super Series as he faces off with Jiren. A power of this magnitude is powerful enough to destroy galaxies with the right amount of energy.
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  • Kaioken: This particular power gives him the ability to further boost his ki and physical strength to a certain level as he so wishes.

So with all these mentioned it’s safe to say that while naruto’s abilities portrays him as planet destroyers, goku can be regarded to as galaxy destroyers but that’s still not enough.

Remember the Baryon mode on naruto reduces the life span of the one hit by it,that ability alone is powerful enough to cause major damage to goku on only one condition, that’s if goku allows him to, with goku’s tremendous speed, an attack like that is nothing.

GOKU WINS THE FIGHT.

So there you have it, I hope you enjoyed this post and if you do please leave a comment also if you think I left out something or an ability.

Boruto: Naruto vs Isshiki Fight Scene Has Broken The Internet

Boruto trended worldwide as it releases it’s latest episode 217 which revealed Naruto vs Isshiki in a satisfying fight scene.

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Naruto fans couldn’t contain their excitement after watching Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 217, which featured an all-out battle between Naruto in his powerful Baryon Mode and the sequel series’ primary antagonist, Isshiki Otsutsuki.

The extravagantly animated fight received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from most fans for both its exciting action and its emotional storytelling. The fight sees Naruto utilizing his deadly but dangerous new form, Baryon Mode, which was first shown in the previous episode, to get the upper hand on Otsutsuki. Baryon Mode allows Naruto to mix his chakra with Kurama’s, a risky process that can potentially drain the Hokage’s overall lifespan, but gives him access to a new form of energy that is so powerful that it shocks even Sasuke and Isshiki. The episode also features numerous flashbacks to Kawaki’s past, as the young ninja compares his relationship with Naruto to the brutal treatment he received from Jigen/Isshiki, who raised him.

Several of the animators who worked on the episode couldn’t contain their excitement for it either, and posted their rough early animations from the fight so that fans could see the work that was put into the bringing the fierce melee to life. Artist Mitchell Gonzalez stated that they have been a fan of the series since they were a kid and happy to be a part of the episode.

The episode was produced by Studio Pierrot, who has been animating Naruto since the original anime adaptation debuted in 2002. The episode was directed and storyboarded by Nozomi Fukui, who previously worked on various movies in the Naruto franchise, as well as on Bleach and Pokemon.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a sequel to Masashi Kishimoto’s original Naruto manga, which is one of the best-selling manga series of all time. The series takes place after the events of the original series, and centers on the teenage son of Naruto and Hinata, Boruto. Boruto has become a successful series in its own right, managing to sell over 1 million copies in its first year of publication.

Current episodes of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations are simulcast on Crunchyroll. Earlier episodes of the series can also be streamed on Hulu.