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  • The Akashic Records

    The Akashic Records

    There are many anime’s (and manga’s) that often go over the Akashic Records topic. The one that might come to your mind is Black Butler.

    This article was written to explain what the Akashic Record actually is and what it does. I will also go over a few anime’s (and manga’s) it appears in and how it applies to that anime.

    A Little History

    The word akasha comes from Sanskrit and was coined in the 19th century. The word akasha means space, sky, or luminous.

    Akashic Records show up in theory with theosophy and anthroposophy. They are basically collections of thoughts and events that are encoded in a realm of existence that is not physical called the astral plane. There is no actual proof that the Akashic Records exist. H. P. Blavatsky summed up the records as being a life force of some kind. She goes on to explain that astral light records the past and future of the thoughts and actions of humans.

    While describing this please note that she never used the term akashic. Alfred Percy Sinnet is recorded as attributing the term akashic record. It wasn’t until C. W. Leadbeater that the term became truly associated with the idea. He also stated that the akashic records was something a clairvoyant could read.

    Alice A. Bailey once said:

    “The akashic record is like an immense photographic film, registering all the desires and earth experiences of our planet. Those who perceive it will see pictured thereon: The life experiences of every human being since time began, the reactions to experience of the entire animal kingdom, the aggregation of the thought-forms of a karmic nature(based on desire) of every human unit throughout time. Herein lies the great deception of the records. Only a trained occultist can distinguish between actual experience and those astral pictures created by imagination and keen desire.”

    So what anime’s have the Akashic Records appeared in and to what degree?

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    The plot basically revolves around controlling the Akashic Records.

    Angel Sanctuary

    The Akashic Records are known as Heaven’s Tablet in this series. The real records are on a supercomputer outside of time and God is an AI. Those who have a tablet can access the power of God.

    Black Butler

    The Cinematic Record acts much like the Akashic Record would in recording the human life.

    Digimon Frontier

    The Digimon, Ancient Wisemon, can rewrite the records by using an attack called Laplace’s Demon.

    Future Diary

    The Akashic Records are their diaries in a way.

    The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service

    The character Yata uses a goldfish puppet to talk with the dead.

    The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer

    Two characters have access or are seeking the Akashic Records.

    Nasuverse (Fate/Project)

    The Akashic Records are mentioned heavily through out the Fate series. Magi’s work to gain access to these to able to use spells such as time travel. If all seven servants are sacrificed, the Holy Grail can open the gate to Akasha.

    Outlaw Star

    The Galactic Leyline is the same as the Akashic Record.

    Oyasumi Punpun

    The records are brought up a lot in this series by Pegasus and is what he uses to gain his precognitive powers.

    Psycho Busters

    The characters are told to gain access to the records to reset the world before it ends.

    Slayers

    The Claire Bible is the complete knowledge of the Water Dragon King, a god.

    Vampire Hunter D

    There are some characters who can read them and others who can change them. D is able to do both.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

    The character Yubel has a spell called Akashic Record. Those who use this spell can draw two new cards, but if the card has already been drawn you lose both.

    Zombie Loan

    There is an organization called the Akashic Record Reform Committee (ARRC) who are attempting to get a hold of the records for some reason.


  • Zombie Loan (Anime) Review

    Zombie Loan

    Z-Loan Anime
    Zombie Loan Logo

    Zombie Loan starts off a little slow. It takes a while to get into the anime, but it is well worth it when you finally do. The story takes a new perspective on zombies. Normally zombies are slow and only have one thing on their mind, human flesh. While Zombie Loan holds true to that side of the myth, they also put their own spin to the myth.

    Zombie Loan is a loan shop ran by Bekkou. He finds people that are about to die and makes a deal with them. They become a zombie that has to hunt and kill other zombies. These zombies can either be the flesh eating kind or the kind from Z-Loan.

     

    Zombie Loan Plot

    Zombie Loan Plot
    Zombie Loan’s Plot

    Michuru Kita can see when people are about to die. When people are about to die a ring shows up around their neck. As the time gets closer to their death, the ring becomes blacker. Michuru meets two boys from her school, Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana, who have black ring around their neck. She goes to warn them, but through a series of events finds out they are zombies. Chika and Shito work at Zombie Loan with Bekkou. Michuru tags along with the two and helps them spot out rogue zombies. The story ends a little to early for me. Really it just ends. The main arch of Zombie Loan is completed a little but it could’ve gone on for a few more episodes.

     

    Zombie Loan Characters

    Zombie Loan Characters
    Characters of Z-Loan

    The quality of the characters are very good. Zombie Loan offers a variety of characters but likes to stick to the usual ones. That is you have the shy girl, the cold male, and the hungry male. Every anime has a food nut and Zombie Loan is no different. The actors and actresses who play the voices fit the characters well. The animation is a more classical style (which I prefer) and the music was very fitting as well.

     

    Overall Grade: 7/10.