Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is the greatest comedy ever made, not intentionally, however. What I find funny is not the story, or its characters, but that some are bound to be fawning over the relationship between main characters, Haru and Shizuku, in the most sickening fashion. “D’aw, it’s the greatest love story ever told!” the ignorant masses will cry, when, in actuality, they should be concerned that male-on-female violence and emotional manipulation are being passed off as forgivable. Below are some examples:
Now, anyone who knows my anime watching habits, and I mean really knows them, knows that I often pick up shows simply because they start with a letter of the alphabet I haven’t seen many shows start with- ‘a’, for example, or ‘z’. It’s an odd quirk that doesn’t really make much sense, even to me, the only way I can explain it being that I want my anime list to look as full with a wide variety of shows as possible…
Anyway, this has been the way for many years now. Revolutionary Girl Utena, Un-Go, Usagi Drop, Xam’d and XXXHOLiC were all shows I watched on the basis they started with letters I hadn’t seen many shows start with- terrible, given that they all have so much more worth outside of that, I know… Then one day this year, I noticed that MAL had changed many of the shows on its database’s titles, translating them back into Japanese.
I have, for the most part, been incredibly unfortunate when it comes to my favourite shows getting sequels, in that it rarely ever happens! I won’t name and shame, but it always seems to be the uninspired garbage that gets multiple series- I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, it’s difficult being in the minority, indifferent to the shows the masses seem to want more and more of… (•_•). ( •_•)>⌐□-□. (⌐□_□) But this year’s been different. This year Jormungand and Moyashimon, both shows I enjoyed immensely, released a second series, and Chihaya is due its second within just weeks! But for me, by far the most exciting sequel was the sequel to Avatar The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra.
Now, this is probably a bit of an obvious choice. Nisemonogatari’s ‘tooth-brush sex’ is a sure-fire contender for everyone’s list this festive season, and with due reason- it was bleedin’ brilliant! For those not in the know (just where have you been!?), it involves the show’s main character Araragi subjecting his younger sister, Karen, to psychological torture, in the form of brushing her teeth. That sounds weird enough as it is, but wait, it gets weirder! The pair get a little too into the entire rigmarole, if you know what I mean… Mental, no? But brilliant regardless.
The wind is troubled today~
But this wind is weeping just a little~
It seems as though the wind blew something unpleasant into town~
Let us make haste, lest the wind ceases~
That’s right, Daily Lives of Highschool Boys’ Literature Girl segments! Quite literally the highlight of my week, every week, for 12 weeks!!