May 1, 2012
Jormungand is anime based on a manga with the same title. The story is about an arm dealer named Koko Hekmatyar who sells weapon to many countries while evading local authorities since arms trading is illegal obviously. She’s always accompanied by her team which consists of war veterans. Her latest addition to the team is a child soldier named Jonah who ironically hates an arm dealer. The only reason he joined was to find the arm dealer who’s responsible for his parents’ death.
I have watched episode 1 to 4 so far and telling a story about life of an arm dealer is definitely unique and never done before even though there were a lot of anime series out there about assassin or hitman theme. While the story has a serious/tense tone in it, Koko’s character does a good job on keeping the balance between comedy and action as she’s a very easy-going / laid back person. For an arm dealer, she smiles all the time and laughes during desperate situation which is something you will find in a real life.
As I mentioned in my previous post, having a decent opening and ending song does play a role in deciding whether I will continue watching the series or not and a decent/good opening song will get me through the first episode at least and probably wanting for more episodes at end. Opening song of Jormungand is titled “Borderland” by Mami Kawada. Koko is voiced by Shizuka Itou, the same seiyuu who voiced Haruka Morishima in Amagami SS and Amagami SS+. It did cross my mind for a second that Haruka switches roles with Koko and becomes an arm dealer ^^;;. Can you imagine if that actually happens ?
Jormungand has only 12 episodes in total so I think I am going to finish since I am like 1/3 there and I highly recommend Jormungand to everyone. Give it a try and you will find it interesting
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