Ajin: Demi-Human Season 1 and 2 | Review

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Sometimes it is hard to jump into a brand new anime / manga series, especially if it's not mainstream. We are glad we gave Ajin a try, because we are now hooked.




Ajin: Demi-Human
Season(s): 1, 2
Studios: Section 23
Genre: Anime, Thriller, Drama
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Product Description
“A teenager discovers that he is an Ajin and flees before the authorities experiment on him. Other Ajin plan to fight back and he must choose a side.” - Netflix

“17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.” -  AnimeNewsNetwork.com

What is it
This is an anime series with a dark tone similar to that of Death Note. The story follows the character Kei Nagai as he discovers that he is an Ajin after a traffic accident.








What’s Hot
  • Animation Style
  • Voice Acting
  • Complex and Interesting Story
  • Main Character Developement
  • Pacing

What’s Not
  • Some character backstories are MIA
  • Abandoned supporting cast (Kaito)
  • Noticeable drop in storytelling as the series progresses







Story: 3.5
Ajin follows the story of Kei Nagai as he comes to the realization that he is a Demi-Human. To put simply this means he is basically immortal. Due to this, Ajins have become valuable test subjects due to them being able to reset or revive after being killed. So the hunt begins when word gets out that Kei Nagai is an Ajin. His friend Kaito helps him escape temporarily but Kei is eventually caught when he abandons the help of Kaito and looks for the help of Mr. Sato. Is Mr. Sato friend or foe? Well, you will have to watch the series to find out.

Animation: 4.0
Originally I wasn’t a fan of the art style due to it looking like a cel-shaded game. As the series progresses I can see why they went with this direction. The Black Ghost / Dark Matter would look weird if it wasn’t done in a CGI type of way.

Audio: 4.0
The score isn’t really something to write home about but, I did enjoy the dubbed voice acting. I guess we are to the point where dubbed voice action isn’t a problem anymore.

Replay: 4.0
I’m actually looking forward to re-watching seasons 1 and 2 to get a better understanding of the series. I also haven’t had the chance to see the OVAs yet so I will be watching them in the near future as we wait for season 3.

Around The Web: 3.95
Ajin is currently holding a 3.95 on IMDb

Final Thought
So far I’m happy with the series. I'm not a huge fan of how some compelling characters were introduced and then put to the backseat or abandoned just as quickly. I really enjoying the pacing of this anime as well. If you want to watch something straight to the point, Ajin does a really good job staying on topic.

Score:
19.45 / 25
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