Now that I’ve seen more than enough anime to last me a lifetime, I find I must now approach prospective shows with more of an open mind than before, which is why, more and more, I’m choosing to watch western cartoons as opposed to anime. So when one of my good friends suggested I try Gravity Falls, her latest obsession, it really didn’t take much convincing! Gravity Falls revolves around the bizarre lives of Mabel and Dipper, twins banished to their crazy uncle’s, and who, soon after arriving, experience all manner of supernatural goings-on- and it’s really very good, a lot better than some of the anime I’ve seen, and that’s why I’ve decided to write about it!!
We’ve all been there- we’ve seen so many different shows over the years, so many of what would be dubbed ‘classics’ by the anime fandom, that we think: ‘There can’t possibly be any more gems out there for me to watch!’ I’ve been watching anime for almost four years now, and this is something I remember thinking barely into my second year!! Granted, it may have been a bit early for me to have thought such a thing back then (blimey, I hadn’t even seen Berserk or Ghost in the Shell at that point), but these days thing are certainly a little… thin on the ground in terms of shows…
This year’s been very difficult in terms of deciding what to watch. I’ve mainly stuck to watching fairly new releases, and shows I wouldn’t even have dreamed of bringing myself to watch but a year or two ago. Understandably, given I felt forced into watching some of these shows, my thoughts on them, pre-viewing experience, were, for the most part, negative. However, on more than one occasion, with more than one show, I’ve been blown away this year. Below are three examples of shows that have done this.
Ignore the title of this post, secretly I’m thrilled to be chosen for Iso’s interrogation game! I thought nobody cared enough ‘bout little ol’ me to bother questioning me, so thanks for that Marow! Somewhere below are my responses to his questions. And if any of you guys playing the game also feel like tagging me, please do not be deterred by the fact I’ve done this once already now, keep the questions coming- it’ll help make me feel more loved…
I’m writing this mostly for the benefit of my younger sister. Every season we both select shows we’d like to watch, aiming to cover as many of them between us as possible, but every season we end up picking one of two shows that are the same, Uta Koi is one such show. Now, apparently, sister’s not enjoying Uta Koi, whereas I, on the other hand, am enjoying it the most out of all the shows I decided to watch, so I thought I’d write a short essay stating why she should enjoy it to the extent I do, because I’m one of those annoying people who like to force their opinions (in regards to anime) on to others, but hey, it’s my blog, if I can’t express myself here, then there’s something deeply wrong! And hey, if I manage to convince some of you guys not too buzzed about the show that it’s the bees knees also, that’s just swell!
Something else a little bit different this week, next week expect my first editorial in months!
This was just a neat little idea I thought up during one of my more laborious work-shifts. My job’s quite physical, giving my mind much opportunity to wander you see! This idea was born from the observation that there are plenty of video-game adaptations out there, plenty of VN adaptations and plenty of LN adaptions but, very few anime adaptations of media created outside of Japan (Except those terrible Madhouse x Marvel adaptations, which, from what I’ve heard, people would much rather forget existed!) This struck me as being a cryin’ shame ‘cause many books I’ve read would make a bloody great show! Below are a few of some of those books. Maybe you guys could let me know if you know any books, (or any other type of media) that practically beg for an adaptation?