Sunday, August 28, 2011

No.6- Giving 'Shounen Anime' a New Meaning

So, peoples, I was away on vacation. That's right, pimpin' up NYC!

....No, really, I didn't do that. All I did was eat in New York City. Hands up if you did similar.

Anyway, new anime recommendation, and yaoi fangirls, you're gonna nosebleed after watching this one.

Summary: The story takes place in an ideal city known as "No. 6". Sion, a boy raised in the elite and privileged environment of his home, gives shelter to another boy, who only gives his name as 'Nezumi' (Meaning mouse or Rat) on the former's 12th birthday. After spending a rainy night with his new friend, Sion discovers the next morning that Nezumi has left and disappeared without a trace. Four years later, Sion experiences a spate of incidents around him in which a deadly infection by parasitic bees leaves its victims to age rapidly. Sion's co-worker is one of the victims and Sion is arrested on suspicion of murder. Whilst Sion is being transported to the Correctional Institute, Nezumi appears and rescues him. Sion begins to find out the hidden truth behind the Ideal City No.6.

Watch the Anime Here:

Main Characters:


The main protagonist of the story, he is a kind-hearted and gentle boy. At the age of 2, he was recognized for his high I.Q. and given and elite and him and his family were given an upscale home and elite treatment. However, at the age of 12, he was stripped of his privileges due to him helping Nezumi escape. Since then, his mother has opened a bakery in Lost Town and Sion has been working as a park supervisor. However, the sudden death of a co-worker has led to him arrested by the city, suspecting murder. But Nezumi comes back and helps him escape to the West District. A little later on, Sion developed signs of being infected by the parasitic bee and had Nezumi remove it from him. He managed to survive but his appearance since then has changed from brown hair, hazel eyes to white hair, red eyes and a red snake-like scar that wraps around his body.


Nezumi is a rude, temperamental and brutally honest person. When he was young, he was chased by No.6's Safety Bureau but managed to escape with the help of Sion dressing his wounds and housing him for the night. Since then, his whereabouts were unknown to Sion until when he was 16 and came to rescue to Sion when he was arrested for murder. He brought Sion to his underground adobe in the West District. Later, he saves Sion form the parasitic bee infecting him. He claims he saves Sion as a repayment for saving him 4 years ago. Currently housing Sion.

My Review:

For me, I found this anime really enjoyable. I was always found of male bonding (lol). Anyway, I'm sure most guys that watch this will probably wondering if they're on the right channel. This is supposedly rated T and is a "Shounen Anime". I highly doubt that. I'm sure the fanbase for this anime is definitely ruled by females but guys, ignoring the never-ending amount of bromance, the plot and futuristic setting is really well planned out. I mean, 2 people die in the first episode. The main character almost dies in the second episode! Men always get a kick out of watching characters die horribly. No.6 is really interesting city as well. It really makes you think if our future will look like that.

I am planning on posting NezumixSion pictures by the way, justing giving a warning.


1 comment:

  1. It not Y right? Hahaha I hope this be general.