It’s the third week of February and just like that– valentines day breeze through most of us.And if I were to share what I’ve been up to thus far, I wouldn’t talk about romance in reality at all.
Recently, I’ve found myself resting at home most of the time, due to health reasons, which leaves me to having more time for my reading and watching my favorite shows online.
I want to start with my first awesome find for the year, which is also my special feature for for this post.
Plot: Set in the year 2045, Emma is an 11-year-old orphan living in Grace Field House, a self-contained orphanage housing her and 37 other orphans. Life has never been better: with gourmet food; plush beds; clean clothes; games; and the love of their “Mama”, the caretaker, Isabella. The bright and cheerful Emma always aces the regular exams with her two best friends Ray and Norman. The orphans are allowed complete freedom, except to venture beyond the grounds or the gate, which connects the house to the outside world.
One night, an orphan named Conny is sent away to be adopted, but Emma and Norman follow after noticing that she left her stuffed toy, Little Bunny, back at the house. At the gate, they find Conny dead, and they realize the truth of their existence in this idyllic orphanage—to be “humanely” raised, eventually butchered, and sold as meat to a “higher” species which were identified as “demons” throughout the series. Determined to break out of Grace Field House, Norman and Emma join with Ray to find a way to escape along with their other siblings.
Review: While some viewers and readers of the manga may find the story stereotypical or shallow, I would like to beg to disagree. After reading through the latest updates from the manga, I can definitely say that there’s a whole lot more going on than what we see from the anime itself. Right now, since I have not read the current updates, we are yet to see the latest development for the manga. While we wait for season 2′s release this year.
But, I daresay, give it a shot. You might just find yourself rooting for Emma all the way. Not to mention the awesome soundtrack to boot. Sorry readers, I’m not going to drop in some spoilers. Perhaps when I get to see season 2. I just might.