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Darwin’s Game: A future diary ripoff.

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. There are major Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) vibes from this anime but there are a few times when we come to understand that this anime is something of its own too. SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 1 AHEAD.

The story follows protagonist Kaname Sudo, a average high schooler who hadn’t been hanging out with his friends lately. The reason ? His friends have been involved in a new game called Darwin’s Game in which players can battle each other and earn points which can be converted into real world cash later on. Kaname receives an invite from his friend for the Darwin’s Game which he accidently opens leading to him becoming a participant unwillingly in the game. He soon finds out that he can be attacked by other players who will kill him to earn points. Soon he finds out from his friend about the game and Sigils, powers granted by the game to the players. Soon enough Kaname gets wrapped up in the game with other players and events making allies and enemies along the way as he makes it his goal to kill the creator of the game. Where everyone can be an enemy or an ally will Kaname survive and find out the truth about the game ? Watch to find out.

The characters are fairly decent in the anime with most of them being well written but not relatable and some of them just simply being lazy and convenient to the story. There’s our protagonist Kaname who is kind hearted and doesn’t want to kill unless there is an absolute necessity to do so. He teams up with Shuka an A ranked player who is kind of a Yuno Gasai parallel and nothing more. Then there’s other characters who all either become allies or enemies and who all have different kinds of Sigils.

The part where the most effort is put in the anime is possibly the Sigils and the naming of them as you can very clearly make out the parallels between the names and the powers of the Sigils and the Sigils themselves are very different from each other and don’t feel rushed or lazy at all. There’s also the Darwin’s Game naming, the obvious reason to that being that the game is all about survival of the fittest and kill or be killed. Despite all of that, there’s also the unexplained things like the Teleportation and Gacha system which allows players to buy things all of which are very well supernatural even the Sigils themselves are supernatural and yet the show claims to be more scientific and more on the side of realisim than on the side of the supernatural and those elements making it really confusing because it isn’t entirely explained how the players are teleported and things like that.

The lesson from this is obviously that only the fit survive, those that can adapt to their surroundings quickly and can shed their old skin of their old selves and be born anew with new traits are the ones who can survive in the game and in this world itself. I agree that it is important to have the skill of adaptability which in itself is a skill that has been developed by us over the years of our growth not physical but growth in the mental and emotional sense.

Overall the anime is one which should be watched for the intense action and gore that it shows with the array of weapons and sigils and the amazing fights. Don’t try to find logic in the anime and expect that everything will be explained (this ain’t Future Diary). The finale is a hopeful one with the growth of Kaname and the others being a major plot point but it does make you want to pick up the manga to finish off the story. I think I’ll also be picking up the manga later on and updating this post on it but till then I’ll recommend this anime to anyone who wants a mindless fun binge of nothing too complex.

Rap section:

High school student got a money problem,
One game to play and earn cash that’s awesome,
Started playing it for the money and they robbed him,
Of his life and now Sudo Kaname joins in to avenge the fallen.

No place for weaklings only the strong survive,
Only way to quit is to not make it out alive,
No known Sigil and yet he’s gonna thrive,
He’s a good man but his power’s in disguise.

Joining up with players he’s forming a clan,
To make his comrades survive he’s making a plan,
He’s gonna clear the game and he began,
The process of clearing the game as one man.

Things have changed life ain’t the same,
One click on the app and he became,
One of the most powerful players rising to fame,
In this messed up thing known as Darwin’s Game.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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