Friday, January 24, 2014


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Sunday, January 12, 2014


Know Your Admins

For January 2014, we are featuring KAC admins so that you know a bit more about the people who helps run KAC effectively. 

Abhishek Dasgupta : 

Our beloved ADG tan has been with us since KAC's inception and has proved to be a valuable team mate for KAC. His vast knowledge of anime and his really friendly persona has made him a KAC fav. a Final Year MBA student, Abhishek likes all sorts of anime and J and K-Dorama.
Words from ADG :
Q1>What is your thought on Indian anime culture?
-Indian anime culture is still blossoming ,but it has grown leaps and bounds in the past few years. Part of it is due the growth of city based anime clubs,the internet and of course the amazing channel called Animax.

Q2>How is it like to be a KAC admin? 
-I have been with KAC right from the beginning. The initial days felt no different than being a member,but I guess as the club has grown so has the demands of being an admin.
it's fun,definitely, but there's also a lot of other stuff that one needs to do.(This is a secret from all other members)

Q3>If you had to describe KAC in a few words? 
-A crazy bunch of people who would rather be addicted to anime than anything else. :P 

ADG is the big, dependable bear of KAC. A great friend to all who knows him and a dependable team mate. Here's hoping you continue to Support KAC in the years to come!!!! :D

Chayan Chakrabarty :

 Our newest addition to the Admin circle, Chayan is a bright guy with unique vision and ideas. He is currently in charge of the KAC Visual Novel Project.

Q1>What is your view about the Indian anime Culture?
- A few years ago, Indian Anime culture wasn't as matured as it's today. back in those days many people were not aware of the word "anime" itself (I'm talking about the parents mostly). Then came Doraemon in India, and even the parents who used to think that cartoons were only for kids started to change their thoughts on the matter. Now knowing the term "Anime", they started to think "may be those "Anime' do have some depth". Since then, the Indian anime culture has progressed a lot. Now we are more open minded because more people are aware of this huge industry. And it's growing exponentially. More kids are becoming interested in this field, and the society are broadly supporting them. So yes, I'll say the Indian Anime culture has broaden up a lot.
Q2> How do you feel about KAC?
 KAC - We call it "Kolkata Anime Club". And Whether anybody agree or not, "Kolkata's Anime Culture" has developed a lot here. When the club started out, the members only used to chat with each other about anime/manga. Since then we have changed quite a bit. . We had participated in Yukichi-Sensei's workshop, we have members who have won in the Art Section of Cool Japan Festival, We have member who has made us proud in the Cosplay at many events. Not to mention we also have a lot of other talented members. After joining KAC, my world of Anime/Manga has become wide and vast. And that definitely also goes for anyone who has joined or will join. It now has become a place for a cool hangout, fun and Creativity.

Reetam Majumdar :

Reetam has been and continues to be an indispensable asset to KAC. He was there to provide good advise regarding KAC baseline and has supported the group since. Multi-Talented Reetam, plays the guitar like a pro, cosplays like a boss and is also a fantastic writer. Here are a few words from Reetam,

Q1>What is your thought on Indian anime culture?
-It's expanding, leaps and bounds at that! The progress we've seen in terms of involvement in the last two years is more than what happened in the five years before that. Events like Cool Japan Festival and Comic Con has helped a lot too. And the best part is, the Japanese companies have started considering India as a potential market they can expand into. So things can only get better.

Q2>How is it like to be a KAC admin? 
-It's a mixed bag. Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's stressful, but mostly it's a lazy job. KAC is reasonably self regulated so being admin doesn't really entitle me to a role very different from what even a normal member could take up.
I believe that the real impetus and enthusiasm and action when it comes to taking KAC forward must come from every member - the admins' role should only be to channelize that in the right direction.
Q3>If you had to describe KAC in a few words?
Two words - untapped potential. There are so many possibilities, so much more KAC can achieve. Hopefully, given time, KAC's full potential will be realised and we will play a more active role in spreading anime culture in India.

Sayanee Das : 

Another KAC admin who has been with us since inception. Saya chan is our happy admin with a craze for cats and love for anime. She is usually quiet and is always happy to help. Here are a few words from her.
Q1>What is your view about the Indian anime Culture?
-Great to see that the anime culture is gradually growing in India compared to just two years ago. Each person has different hobbies and the current situation is actually giving them the privilege to enjoy it to the maximum possible.
Q2>What is it like, being a KAC admin?
-  Being an admin made me able to find people with similar interest much better and being able to make many great friends. Granted that being just a member would've made that possible too but being an admin means it gives a responsibility to check up more on the club.
Q3>What do you feel about KAC?
-It is an anime club with loads of potential which needs to be utilized more to strengthen the anime culture in Kolkata. So as to be able to host events, con etc.

Sayantan Bhattacharjee :

 Our youngest admin is an anime fan subber and can speak Japanese like a pro! He is great with crowd control and is always a great sport about anything fun! 
Here are a few words from Sunny Kun!

Q1>What is your thought on Indian anime culture?
-It's bigger than what I initially thought it to be. It still has a long way to go before the more closeted fans come out
Q2>How is it like to be a KAC admin? 
-It's fun, if anything. Given the other admins are also pretty efficient themselves, everything gets done smoothly once everyone starts working seriously.
Q3>If you had to describe KAC in a few words?
-It's hard to describe something that has given me so many friends and memories in a few words. If things keep going in the right direction, we will definitely show people why Kolkata is called the cultural capital of the country.

And finally there is me, Nia.  :). 

I already have a blog dedicated to me Last year which was dripping with loyalty and praises and I hardly think it necessary to write more about myself. :D
I could probably go on and on about the admins and it still would not be enough!! This is a tribute to you guys for making KAC stay awesome through thick and thin. Thank you for working together and defining teamwork.

Sunday, January 5, 2014



Producers: Aniplex, Daume, Dentsu, FUNimation entertainment, Fuji TV.

Original run: July 9, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

Episodes: 22.

Manga by : Ryu Fujisaki, (based on Fuyumi Ono’s novel)


During a fiercely hot summer, a mysterious family moves into the quiet little village of Sotoba. At the
same time, a wave of unexplained deaths begins. The deceased all showing signs of anaemia and what
look like insect bites. Sounds familiar? , some of you are no doubt thinking "Oh, it’s another vampire story”. Shiki certainly is that, no doubt. But, at the same time it is a refreshingly new and engaging story.
Once you look past some of the more quirky character designs, Shiki's appealing side appears. The vampires, called ‘shiki’ in series are not your obviously evil, soulless monstrosities of tradition. Nor are they the sparkling EMO teens of modern literature. They are people, each one a unique individual. The struggle for survival is played out from the perspectives of both humans and the shiki. The shiki are simply trying to survive and find a safe place to live. The humans are simply defending themselves. So which side is the audience supposed to root for? Not an easy question to answer. By the end, both sides have quite some blood on their hands,and have done some very questionable things. The cast is large and diverse, the plot is well paced and ultimately, Shiki is a dark and compelling tale.

YouTube trailer:

Rating: 4/5.

Blog by : Shuvo Das.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

KAC Review : Steins;Gate Movie

Steins;Gate :負荷領域のデジャヴ 

Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu

Production House : White Fox
Directed by : Kanji Wakabayashi
Based on : Visual Novel by Nitroplus and 5pb

'No one knows what the future holds. That's why its potential is infinite.' - Rintarou Okabe (from Steins;Gate)


The movie is set one year after the events in the anime series. After going through what had seemed like, a never ending journey, Okabe Rintarou had landed in the Steins;Gate world line where neither Mayuri Nor Makise Kurisu are dead. A world where SERN is not in power. Makise Kurisu Returns to Japan for her seminar and comes to attend a reunion with the others. During the party on the roof, Rintarou starts to feel the side effects of his endless time travel, more pronounced than ever before. And that marks the true beginning of this  thrilling, romantic and beautifully heart-warming epilogue. 

Youtube Link 

MAL Rank : 27

KAC rating : 3/5

Thoughts : In my personal opinion, the movie is not as brilliant as the series itself, but it does justice to the story non the less. 

Worth watching? : Yes. However, I will suggest people who are going to watch this, not to expect a lot out of it. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013



Season 1

Production studio: BONES
Directed by: Tensai Okamura
Written by: Tensai Okamura
Original run: April 5, 2007 to September 28, 2007
Episodes: 25

Ten years ago, a region of anomaly called ‘Hell’s Gate’ appeared in Tokyo (along with a corresponding ‘Heaven’s Gate’ in South America). The stars in the sky disappeared and were replaced with fake stars. People with special abilities known as ‘Contractors’, and passive mediums called ‘Dolls’ began to emerge. Their abilities came at the expense of their humanity- they lack human emotions and are cold, emotionless, rational beings with no conscience or overriding sense of loyalty. The governments of the world use Contractors and Dolls extensively as spies, often resulting in deadly confrontations, all the while keeping their existence a secret from the public. They are called Contractors because each has a remuneration (also called “price”) they are compelled to perform after they use their powers, and because they have no loyalty or obligations beyond their current employment.
The story follows a young Contractor named Hei who, while working for the Syndicate in Tokyo, is trying to uncover what happened to his sister Pai. Pai had disappeared five years before the start of the series during a war fought over Heaven's Gate.

Youtube link


The story started out slow in my opinion, but eventually picked up pace. The animation is very beautiful and fluid and I enjoyed the heavy atmosphere of the show! The ending,  although disappointing in some people's opinion, was perfect to me.
Rating: 4/5

Worth watching? : Definitely.

Post by : Shuvo Das

[N.B : Darker than black has since, released a sequel 'Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini' 2009.]