When I started watching anime back in 2007- well, okay… early 2010, I would watch anime like there’s no tomorrow. I plowed through every single Zero no Tsukaima episode
just to prepare me for the upcoming fourth season, I struggled to keep myself awake while watching the dying entertainment value of Shakugan no Shana II, again, to prepare myself for Shana Final, and went through the pain and suffering wrought by horrible, generic harem anime (*I’m talking to you, all stupid harem anime with dense male leads and ad nauseum levels of clichéd tropes and stories*).
And then we see the usual criticism from anime blogs which seems so right, yet so flawed : the argument that ‘this anime sucks because it’s a <insert length of time here> commercial for <object here>’. Today, I posit this to you : that all anime are nothing more than advertisements.
Plenty of spoilers ahead, but unless you’re living under the most darkest shadow on Pluto, I assume you have already watched the final episode and are still scrambling to put the exploded parts of your brain back together.
So as you all (don’t) know, today is supposedly Yui’s birthday. Happy birthday and whatnot. But looking down upon that post, I start to wonder after looking at one after another creepy, obsessive photo of their celebrations:
Why celebrate a fictional character’s birthday?
If you’ve read this previous post , I apologize in advance. Thing is, a classmate of mine complained that my posts ‘lacked humour’ and he wanted me to troll something. But then , my troll skills have gotten really rusty. Studying for hours before writing doesn’t help much, but I digress.
Amazingly, I actually finished something this week : Rozen Maiden. Throughout the first few episodes, I couldn’t help but wonder something when I see Jun get overwhelmed by the sudden inflow of random dolls which all seem to be able to overpower him. It’s a sentiment I’ve held for plenty of anime characters that I bet that most viewers have thought about once or twice.
Why is the male lead such a weakling/ coward/pussy?