“Shiranai sekai” (知らない世界)
I’m back with yet ANOTHER Slice of Life because you know I can’t get enough of them now that I’ve dipped my toe into that world one more time.
This time I’m looking at a show about kids who play dice games, board games, analogue games whatever you want to call them. Something that is right up my alley.
I’ve always wanted to play board games if I’m honest but have always been too anxious to enjoy them when I do. Having never really had many friends that I feel comfortable with I just end up stressing out about everything and wanting to throw up.
So meeting Miki, someone who has always struggled to find things others do fun, was a nice experience.
Unlike Ascendance of a Bookworm this show was much more quiet and put together. It didn’t have the big story pull like Ascendance did but that is OK because it didn’t need it, the characters also didn’t need to be loud or over the top. Whilst Miki cried a bit, Aya is a little loud and Midori is too rule bound the three of them had a natural and warm chemistry that made watching the episode more then enjoyable.
It was like watching a show on a fluffy cloud.
Not only that but it made you feel like you were in the room with them. You were watching this board game like you had a part to play, you held your breath when things got tense, you had your heart on one of the girls taking down the manager and whilst we obviously didn’t see the entire game being played out it felt like you had. By the end of the game you kind of wanted to sit down and play it once again.
It wasn’t even the girls celebrating together or becoming friends that was the most heart warming it was the manager watching them together and being happy for Midori that she had friends.
Like it is obvious you have two loners and a new girl and they’ve just found each other and a mutual love for board games and this guy who doesn’t need to have any involvement at all was just happy to see a kid that works for him super happy and making friends. His inner dialogue and just the smile on his face made me want to cry.
Which… For a first episode is a HUGE emotional connection so very obviously this show gets a A+ from me and I really can’t wait to see what kind of games they play next.
Marrakesh is a very real game, it looks really fun and the show actually by the looks of it depicted every part of it perfectly. I’m half tempted to buy it myself! If you want to read more about Marrakesh the game here can find some info HERE!