If you're a new reader or if you haven't taken a look at my older post you might want to do so now. You can find it here . For a short summary, the post was about my experience with Bakemonogatari. My time watching was somewhat bitter, and I could not get myself to like the anime no matter how hard I tried. Of course I felt bad, as a close friend of mine greatly enjoyed and recommended the series. At one point I could say that I absolutely hated the anime. Maybe not for good reasons, but for petty ones; such as popularity, repetition in the story, and dislike of certain characters. I was looking at the anime from a close-minded writer's point of view. When I started the first episode, I went into the anime with a bad mindset. I thought to myself, "There's no way I'm going to like this." Throughout the series I kept the thought in my mind, "This anime is terrible, there's no way for me to like it." Like a writer, I picked up on diffe
Since tons of new anime is airing, I decided to do introductions to the ones currently on my watch list. If you want a preview of a newer series please keep reading! If you're not up to date on the story: "The story revolves around Haruka and Yuu, two girls who go to a high school that is slated to be shut down in three years. To share something special between them, they share a kiss, and their relationship deepens from that moment onward." (Source: ANN) For more info please see this link . From my first glimpse of the anime, I expected simple Yuri; the kind that isn't in your face, but is subtle and can only be noticed by looking deeply into the plot. However, Sakura Trick proved me wrong. The first episode starts out like a normal anime as our main characters, Haruka and Yuu, get ready for a new school year. However, as the episode continues the relationship between the two progresses very quickly. Before you know it, they are locked together in a
What good is a perfect character anyways? Throughout my days of watching anime and being an otaku, I've seen that being perfect in a way, is flawed. Few people would be interested in watching a character who goes through life without any form of struggle or trouble. We love characters who are flawed because we can relate ourselves to them. The one word you hear mostly when it comes to fictional characters is development. That flawed character of ours has to progress in some way right? Similarly to humans, characters change and grow during the series. These changes can be for the better or worse. Again, the same happens with humans. I'm sure everyone who watches anime can relate to at least one character. There's one that stands apart from the others. You feel the same emotions as them, react the same way, maybe even share personalities; but they're almost like an alternate version of you. Hold on a minute! They're not you...they may act and feel like y
It's 2014! That means it's time for Winter 2014 Anime. If you have no clue what's coming up next, feel free to check out the video below. It showcases the series and genre of the new season. I'm planning to watch a lot more anime this year, as well as cover them. I probably won't do episode by episode reviews, as I'm not really interested in that, but instead review the anime as a whole or examine other insights of the series. These are subject to change. There's also a few other anime I might watch if I have the time to go back and view the sequels. I'm going to make this a new series of sorts, so my watchlist will be added to the bar at the top. Feel free to check it out if you're curious. See you soon!
Throughout my years I've seen many people question the definition of otaku. "Am I an otaku because I watch anime? Is being an otaku a bad thing? What if people don't like me?" These are all excellent questions, and with something that is not common knowledge it's normal to feel confused. The truth is, many of us consider ourselves otaku, yet the meaning differs from person to person. If you want a literal textbook definition of an otaku, one must be "an avid collector or enthusiast, esp. one who is obsessed anime, video games, or computer and rarely leaves home." (Dictionary.com) Maybe this doesn't describe all of us, maybe it describes most of us, but there is no disputing the fact that this is the literal textbook definition. Yet even if we don't fit this exactly, we still label ourselves as such. Are we wrong to do so? In my opinion, there is no wrong use of the word. While mostly everyone in the United States speaks English, we do n