Epic Moments

Amazing jaw-dropping scenes.

Golden Kamuy: every cooking scene

Naufalbepe (KAORI Newsline)

If we talk about Golden Kamuy, the most memorable parts are the action and the survival in the wild. The survival parts are where Golden Kamuy distinguishes itself from other shounen series. When we talk about cooking in the manga, it often involves professional cooking such as in Food Wars! (Shokugeki no Souma), or Yakitate Japan, or even back in the 2000s, Cooking Master Boy. But as Sweetness and Lightning, or Ms. Koizumi shown, it doesn’t take a professional setting to show the joy of cooking. The cooking scenes in Golden Kamuy are neat cool down moments amidst the treasure hunting conflict. In the anime, the citatap cooking scene makes the “unmoving” image of Satoru Noda to be a simple experience that shows how nature can provide a dish that is no less amazing than what a classy restaurant can offer.

Golden Kamuy: episode 24

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When Nopperabo was shot by Ogata, it really made me shocked. The quiet guy in Sugimoto’s camp, finally made his move to shoot Nopperabo, allowing him and Kiroranke to take Asirpa away. The best plot twist.

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory: episode 12

Karim Ibrahim (KAORI Newsline)

When saving Chidori, Sagara received the latest generation of Armslave unit with heavy weaponry.

Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card: episode 9


Halimun Muhammad (The Indonesian Anime Times)

This episode recalls the third episode of the previous Cardcaptor Sakura anime when Sakura caught the Watery card in the aquarium after an impressive chase scene. Located in the same aquarium, it turns out that the card causing the incident this time is not a water elemental card like before, but the Spiral card. The use of computer animation to depict the Spiral is able to give it a mysterious and eerie impression. Syaoran is also present this time, giving Sakura and Syaoran the opportunity to show their cooperation, besides also utilizing various cards that Sakura had captured so far to make the chase scene this time more exciting.

Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight: the last episode

Dany Muhammad (The Indonesian Anime Times)

I can’t explain it in detail because of spoilers, but for me this is one of the best fourth wall-breaking scenes I’ve seen in anime. The scene seemed to affirm some of my assumptions about this anime, but still so subtly that made me wonder whether it was intentional or not. The scene seems to appreciate the audience for thinking about the meaning of what the anime is trying to express. On the other hand, this scene also feels creepy because it is as if the anime is able to think about what the audience is thinking, and affirm that thought.

Sad Moments

Tear-jerking scenes.

Violet Evergarden: episode 10

© Kana Akatsuki & Akiko Takase – Kyoto Animation / Violet Evergarden Production Committee

Halimun Muhammad (The Indonesian Anime Times)

It was not difficult for the audience to guess what would happen to Anne’s mother, and also to guess what the mother actually planned. But the conclusion of this story still pays off well because of how the set up touchingly depicts a child’s feeling of longing her parent, and also in Violet’s commitment to keep the mother’s plan secret, even though it was hard for her. In the end, there are words from Mary Poppins Returns that are appropriate to describe this episode: “nothing is gone forever, only out of place.”

Rezky Amelia (Social Media)

The episode really made me tear up when I saw it. The mother’s preparation of the letters to be sent to her child in the future shows how much love she has for her child.

Violet Evergarden: episode 11

Karim Ibrahim (KAORI Newsline)

When Aiden Field died after his platoon was attacked by enemies. The other platoon members had died first, but even though he was able to last longer, without adequate help he could not be saved from his wounds, leaving behind his lover Maria who was for him in his hometown.

A Place Further than the Universe: episode 11


Tanto Dhaneswara (KAORI Newsline)

The tear-jerking scene is when after several days of working with the expedition team in Antarctica, Kimari and co. finally arrived at the base that was known to have been visited by Shirase’s mother before she disappeared. Shirase found her mother’s laptop there and looked at the contents. The wait to know the fate Shirase’s mother’s finally comes to an end. The scene is not made over-dramatic, but it feels so powerful, complete with the insert song reinforces the revelation of the moment.

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou): epilogue

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In the epilogue, when Maquia visited Ariel’s residence and met Ariel’s children and grandchildren, Ariel finally died in front of his mother. And then we are shown a flashback of all the memories with Ariel.

Most Nonsensical Moment

Nonsensical and logic-defying scenes.

Grand Blue: Otōri

Naufalbepe (KAORI Newsline)

Scientifically speaking, the average human body can only consume alcohol in the amount of a litre containing 20-45% alcohol before experiencing alcohol poisoning. Before we move on to the scene, it should be known first that otōri is a part of Okinawan drinking culture. In special occasions, they gather with a barrel and give thanksgiving speeches before pouring alcoholic drink into the barrel and drink from it together in turns by all those present. In the otōri scene in Grand Blue, they understand that mixing drinks that everyone can drink is difficult. So, in order to be fair, they mix drinks that are difficult for all participants to drink by pouring in Spirytus, which is alcohol with 96% alcohol content. To be sure, for ordinary people to drink it directly in large quantities would certainly die from it. In Grand Blue? “Just another day drinking with your friend!”

Release the Spyce


Karim Ibrahim (KAORI Newsline)

How come one becomes like Popeye by eating cinnamon?

Bungo Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE: car escape

Halimun Muhammad (The Indonesian Anime Times)

Atsushi and Kyouka needed to escape! In emergency, Kyouka, the former child assassin of the Port Mafia, hijacked a car and drove it to get out of danger with Atsushi. While on my seat in the theatre, I couldn’t help but to wonder when and from where this 14-year-old kid learned how to drive a car. Is that part of assassin training at the Port Mafia? The only thing clear is that this scene is no traffic safety education material (lol).

Captain Tsubasa (2018)

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Definitely the 2018 version of Captain Tsubasa. Even though this is a remake, it is still rife with scenes that defy logic. Especially when the Nankatsu defenders were about to face the Tachibana brothers’ dangerous attack. What rule allows defending players to stand on the goalpost when a corner kick is about to be made? And there are two of them! I laughed watching it.

Asobi Asobase

Rezky Amelia (Social Media)

It seems like this anime runs on nonsense, ranging from trash-talking robots butt lasers. There’s no reason or rhyme whatsoever.

The Indonesian Anime Times

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