Do you want to hear something coo coo for cocoa puffs crazy? As we get older, we change. Yes, shocking, I know! As we meet new people, become more mature, and experience new things, our beliefs, perceptions, and preferences change too. OK, OK, I’ll admit that everything I just said is actually common knowledge… But I think that this stuff is so obvious, that it had kind of slipped my mind. That’d go some way towards explaining why my most recent brush with the Fruits Basket franchise has taken me by complete surprise…
You may or may not know this about me, but it used to be my policy to never drop an anime, no matter how much it made me want to put out my own eyes! In fact, I hadn’t dropped a single anime in over 10 years – and I’ve seen some real trash! But this week I made the momentous decision to finally rescind this policy and drop my first ever anime: Black Clover. Join me as I discuss what led me to this decision. Hopefully you’ll gain some insight into why it’s not always a bad thing to drop anime.
But first, a bit of background…
There’s a reason why, after nearly 10 years, I still love anime. In fact, there are many reasons why it’s as much a part of my daily routine as eating my breakfast (a single Pop Tart every morning – yum! nutritious!) and taking a shower. But for the purpose of this post I wanna expand on just one of those reasons.
I thought it might be neat to turn this into a community-wide project of sorts, partly because I’m still trying to introduce myself to all of the new faces that have popped up during my five year absence and partly because I want to know what other people have to say about this topic! There are many bad things about anime, for example: its treatment of things like mental illness and minority groups, the industry’s tendency to play it safe and churn out the same uninspired, monotonous schlock every season, and toxic fandoms. BUT, in spite of these things, many of us continue to watch anime and have committed a sizable chunk of our lives (and finances) to this hobby. So why is that? Let’s explore this question together!