Monday, September 12, 2011

Shangri-la (Anime)

Shangri-la is a Japanese science fiction that takes place in a neo-futuristic age, in which the international law strictly enforces each country to reduce CO2 emission levels to alleviate the global warming crisis.

Because of this, the economic market is transferred mainly to the trade of carbon. A great earthquake destroyed much of Japan yet the carbon tax (tax levied on all countries that emit carbon dioxide) placed on the country was not lifted so Tokyo has become the world's largest "jungle-polis" that absorbs carbon dioxide.

While the jungle-polis becomes too toxic for humans to live in, a tower city called "Atlas" was built to relocate "everyone".

However the government lied and Atlas was only built with enough room for the rich, privileged and "winners" of the Atlas lottery.

The story centers on an extremely athletic girl named Kuniko Hojo who fights for the less-privileged outside Atlas. Although we don't consider Shangri-la as one of the greatest anime there is, it does have a nice plot and it does have one of the best heroine.

The first half of the series is not what you would watch straight in a day but after that it can become addicting. Although it gets confusing at times, it's a pretty interesting anime with a pretty decent ending. There are only 24 episodes and you can watch the complete series on Crunchyroll.

Thanks and have a great week ahead!

tags: Anime, Kuniko Hojo, Shangri-la

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