(This post was written on the 22nd of September. Valence predicts that he’s probably dropping in from time to time to reply to comments, completely breaking the promise he set with everyone.)
Anthromorphic animals seem to be all the rage these days. In almost every few shows about slice-of-life you’d get people wearing animal ears at one point. But let’s take this to the extreme -what about animals which look like humans? For instance, Wanko to Kurasou, which features ‘Anthropoid Animals’, which refer to animals that look just like humans. Being a H-Game, any self-conscious player would be asking themselves this : “Am I watching a sex scene, or am I watching bestiality?” They look exactly like a human, talk like human beings, and of course, have sex like human beings, but fundamentally they are after all, dogs , cats and whatnot.
It seems that the audience is slowly being swayed towards the notion of “Catgirls = Good” by the likes of Azu-nyan and Kuro Kagami amongst several other examples. Animal ears make characters awesome, so it seems. But what about the likes of Mikan or Horo? They are not human , but they look like humans , that’s for sure – eventually it leads to a conflict, especially in the case of Mikan, Horo not so much.
In other words, I’m downloading Spice and Wolf doujins again.