Another week, another anime from Netflix. This time, we have 13 episodes, each 25 minutes, called My Daemon. Going into it, I thought this would be a concept of another children’s show for adults. But My Daemon’s End was something I didn’t expect. How could they make a kind child suffer like that…?
Sure, a lot of crazy things happened at the end of My Daemon, and we’re going to go through it all and try to figure out what happened. it all really makes sense. And although the story seems to be over, is there a possibility of My Daemon Season 2 coming out?
When it comes to the character creation of the Daemons, I think this is really something people will find appealing. Because they all have unique abilities, it’s interesting to see how they’ll be used.
Explaining the meaning of my Anime Daemon
I think there is also some message here regarding disfigurement because Kento has a large birthmark on his face. The deeper reason for that birthmark is a bit of a mystery, but I think Kento loves Anna very much because she also has facial deformities.
Kento’s Seed Bloom (Credits: Netflix)
I understood why Kento had a connection to Daemon before the reveal of his birthmark. He feels like an outcast and a target of the wider society for simply being related to Daemon, which I think is a message that relates to the real world and how people may ruthlessly target or belittle certain types of people, based on their appearance and perceptions. about their existence more than any specific personality trait.
Combining this concept with the idea that it was nuclear power that caused the apocalypse to begin, giving an almost anti-nuclear message with their imaginative packaging, I fully expected this to is another Netflix show that received another pedestrian mark by a fraction of its viewership. And if that’s the case, using fantasy to explore real-world concepts is something the fantasy genre has almost always done.
We take influence from reality and twist it to see a different perspective on it. So I appreciate the connection between Kento and Daemon and the messages I interpret from my watch through the treatment of those characters and editors in the series.
Now, look at the birthmark a little more. This is something I really enjoy as a concept. So Kento actually has something in his head called Demonian particles. Something that would allow him to understand Daemons and Daemons to understand him. However, these particles will eventually spawn new Daemons.
So, essentially, Kento is walking around with an egg in his head, waiting to hatch. It’s a ticking time bomb, adding tension to the story beyond just trying to find Daemon who can turn back time. Jere, Kenton’s gift, is also a curse waiting to happen. And you think, “Yeah, no need to worry. He will probably be fine in the end and get over it.” And naturally, he ended up surviving.
But what I didn’t expect was to actually see that seed bloom bloody in the most brutal scene in the entire show. I grew more and more attached to this sweet, kind boy. We can see him crying in pain as he is tortured before his eyes bleed and his head explodes. I sat up when I saw this happen.
Kento and Anna have birthmarks (Credit: Netflix)
The movie has some really good gore scenes and I like that, but here, it’s the nature of the moment. It’s a terrible death for anyone of any age, let alone this kind-hearted kid who just wanted to save his best friend. But in what he believes are his last moments, he tells Anna how much he loves her. It tore at my heart, then ripped it out and took a bite.
I also don’t mind that the show still follows the general rule of revolving around death, which never ends in a desirable way. When Kento’s mother was revived, she was a devil and not the mother he knew. Of course, we often see a scene where Anna doesn’t like the mother and attacks her. But Kent thinks it’s just Anna being a bitch and not a warning signal.
Explaining my Daemon ending
In the end, the mother must be given a proper rest instead of being completely saved and revived. This means Kento must accept death and move on. Combine that with losing contact with Anna, and Kento goes through an emotional roller coaster here. He was the glue that held this story together for me, and even though I thought the story was okay, he was the reason I kept watching purely because I wanted to see a good ending for him.
But Interestingly, the results were not good at all; instead, it is bittersweet. It’s a melancholy ending to his adventure, which I would have preferred had everyone won and all outcomes would belong to the main characters forever because the real world is often not as forgiving. So.
My Anime Daemon Review
“Creatures in Post-Apocalyptic Japan”, we have seen this type of story before. In fact, we’ve seen something similar enough that I won’t be referring to the movie tie-in to this title but Pokémon, which is like adult Pokémon. If you take Pokémon, like “must catch them all”, we will have a journey with a character who wants to save his mother. He and his Daemons journey across the land, so we have that journey adventure storyline, which is awesome.
Kento and Anna on the Journey (Credit: Netflix)
It always has a sense of tension and the characters they meet along the way. There’s a kind of time limit to it; he’s being hunted by Team Rocket, but really, the guys want to dissect the demons and everyone on the planet almost feels like they’re fighting the demons. Then you also have daemons that don’t like humans because they were abused by humans.
Similarities with Pokemon
You know, depending on the species of Pokémon they are, they will say their name, so we also gave that name to Daemon. The demons will speak whatever their names are.
When it comes to humans interacting with daemons, you get hunter daemons, and you get people who are using daemons to catch other daemons. When we follow the kid and what he’s going through, the trauma that he’s gone through, the trauma that he continues to experience on his journey because people suck, it’s when it gets interesting.
I felt myself being emotionally drawn many times. There are moments of peak emotion throughout the 13 episodes where you will find yourself saying, “Wow, that was darker than I expected.” There’s an overlap between this, especially with the voice work, if you listen to it in English you’ll hear the voice work sounds a lot like Ash. And the daemon he brought with him, Anna, sounds like Pikachu.
It’s very similar to the American accents they give the American voice actors. It feels very familiar, but is very child-friendly in the attitudes or voices they give to the characters, making it feel like this is a very young anime.
Anime Targeted For The Teens
But when you put them side by side, you have severed heads and people being stabbed, people being torn apart, a lot of blood, quite dark themes in places, and you say, “Wow, this is such a strange combination.” You have anime like this, but usually it’s for kids or older versions. This definitely sounds like Teens and Up. I think teens will love this and it will make an excellent and huge 13th episode.
Kento and Anna on a Train (Credit: Netflix)
But after I tell a specific Pokémon movie, you will know exactly what this story is about. That doesn’t mean I found it disappointing in any way. I think the voices are all in English and the original is awesome. I watched a few of both just for balance.
I found myself back there eating my lunch while watching. I find myself listening to English so I don’t have to read and, you know, miss out on the content. But then I would go back to the original and find that I liked the voices of the original, especially their original voice actors, that they wanted to be involved in this project, that this project brought depth more emotions that you can get through than reading. But I think you’ll be fine no matter what.
Different cartoon style, I think There are backgrounds that look like they were hand drawn. Maybe you have a few and then they get digitized. Then we have that 3D artwork, which is a combination of it. Give yourself something that feels at home and is also fresh, which makes it easier for them to animate than if they were doing it frame by frame.
I missed the good old days when that was just the way it was, but it took a lot longer to get them out. Here, they produce them because there is a world we live in where people want more and more cartoons.