Opening songs
OP 1- Esoragoto (nano.RIPE)

Ending songs
ED 1- Above your hand (Annabel)

Genre: Comedy, Romance


Ah..the essence of youth in the air. I wonder how long I can keep watching anime and play games like this, I really do. Anyway, today's anime in review is "Sankarea", a different kind of anime. It's comedy/romance again, yes, but then again, its not your regular high school romance type of anime. It has a little more personal matters, and in some cases its a little darker than most other animes of the same genre. Its a little similar to "Asobi ni Ikuyo", but with a darker approach with less comedy. There are some stuff going on that can be quite disturbing in this anime, but its all with good reason. Its a different experience overall, and in my opinion, it may be worth checking out.

Chill, its just fan art.

Lots of non-intense stuff here in the songs section. "Esoragoto" by nano.RIPE is the opening song, and of course its a smooth one. Nothing fancy here, just a regular song without any intense beats, not really something I would listen to. The ending song is "Above your hand" by Annabel, and well, Annabel is known for doing ballad type or slow songs, so I'm not really into stuff like that as you all already know.


"Sankarea" is a rather refreshing anime in my opinion. It takes a step away from the usual "harem" setting that most romance/comedy animes go for, and instead focuses on the life of a single girl. Instead of focusing on multiple girls trying to seduce and gain the main character's favour, "Sankarea" focuses on trying to make us, the viewers, sympathize and feel sorry for the life of our heroine. For the most part, it works, and "Sankarea" feels more like the story of a young man trying to make ends meet with this one girl that he made a promise to.

I'd start shitting bricks too if a cute girl I knew started to die in front of me with a smile on her face.

Chihiro Furuya is an abnormal kid. Since young he has been into violent zombie movies, and that has changed his ways of thinking. He now dreams to have a zombie girlfriend instead of a human one. His friends question his taste, and he has always been super interested in the occult field of zombies. One day his beloved cat Babuu dies, and in desperation he tries to revive Babuu with an ancient medicine meant to resurrect dead beings. While trying to make the medicine, he encounters a troubled young girl in an abandoned building where he secludes himself in, and she introduces her as Sanka Rea. Rea takes some of the medicine and tries to kill herself with it to end her miserable life, but nothing happens. Instead, she dies in an unfortunate incident with her father, and is resurrected as a zombie. She now lives with Furuya, as he was the one responsible for her resurrection. 

If you're looking for a more personal tale instead of one filled with fanservice, "Sankarea" is an anime for you. Its deep story and the way it makes you sympathize with Rea is a good example on how anime can drive the viewer's emotions. I for one, enjoyed my time with "Sankarea". While it didn't have much fire or brimstone to it, it did have plenty of its own stand-out moments.