Saikano : The Last Love Song
Genre : Love , Romance, War-Military, Drama, School-Life.
Episodes : 13 (+2 specials)
Dl Links : Rapidshare Links
Review : The anime takes place in Japan on the island of Hokaido,and is centered around two high school students Shuuji and Chise.Chise is a shy and timid girl who has had fellings for Shuuji for quite some time,and finally got the courage to confess,which Shuuji accepts.Some time has passed since then , Shuuji while on a visit to Sapporo with friends is caught up in a sudden enemy air raid,in which his friends are killed.Shuuji,in shock of the situation is saved from further harm by Chise as she shot down enemy planes with a gun that looked like it was part of her body ,a site he could not believe.She later revels to him that she is an ultimate weapon in defense of "the enemy".But surprisingly Shuuji accept Chise for all her faults and virtue ,cuz that is what love is about.As the war progresses each day and gets worse by passing minute,Chise struggles to continue (what's left of) her past-normal life,which was carefree and filled with love.Which is now slowly being replaced by malice and hate ,as she becomes less human and more of a weapon.But true love is much stronger just physical bonds and flesh,as Shuuji reminds Chise and strives to bring her happiness in any way.
My impressions : The story is set modern day Japan during a huge war that engulfs the whole of mankind,in which the setting is not centered around the war or the millitary but two students who just happened to fall in love,and are being torn apart by war and meaningless disputes.And this story is a reminder to all that with love ,people can overcome all adversaries.
"Forget how to hate ,and learn how to love" -someone
Screen Shots :
- Music ~ 8
- Animation ~ 8
- Story ~ 9
- Characters ~ 9
- Overall : 8.5
I watched this a long time ago,and really loved it,a real tearjerker if u are looking for one.