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So, we just celebrated Revolutionary Girl Utena’s 20th Anniversary just recently. I of course have to do something to let it be known that I was celebrating! I love this anime so much! It is so full of whack, but underneath all the wackiness and madness, there is a strong message within! Like, how many people around the world were represented by Himemiya Anthy?! Women, POC, Bully Victims, Domestic Violence Victims to mention but a few!
And more than that, just like the title of this song (I wish it was longer so I could fit more into the video but alas), Tenjou Utena our hero wasn’t all sunshine and roses! Just like the video she was fragile too! What is interesting to me now that I am thinking about it, Utena did not save Anthy! In the TV she failed! In the movie she failed again! But she gave Anthy enough for her to save herself and also to save Utena in the movie! Yeah, I am grinning just thinking about that! The tables were totally flipped! It wasn’t Anthy that was the weak one! Far from it, she was the strongest character in the show! Going back to their childhood where she was standing up for her brother from the villagers armed with swords and torches, to her being the physical weapon used in the duels, to her finally saving herself and Anthy!
Oh yeah, I remember reading a very good continuation fic back then that picked up right in between the TV and the movie! I have to hunt it down again and re-read it!
Anyway, if Utena is no on your Anime List, I don’t wanna talk to you!
Now this…is what I am talking about! This…is the anime I have been waiting for. Well, almost close to it but these days I have found that if you are being picky, in that you are waiting for the type of anime like the good old days that had a lot of emotion and heart, you are asking for a long disappointment and so I have lowered my expectations a bit and even then, I still have been finding it is challenge to stick with an anime to watch weekly. Heck, I can’t even watch Shingeki weekly!
There was something so natural about anime back then! It was on equal footing with live tv shows in that I did not even tell the difference when watching the other. In fact, I dumped tv shows for anime quite a lot back then and tv was pretty good too. But these days anime is…anime! Or should I say anime is…cartoons these days!
But maybe this is all because I have gotten used to it and I am only getting sick anime? But I doubt that, otherwise I wouldn’t be watching old anime even now just to get that feeling back, and that anime has not changed! I still enjoy them immensely. I still can’t stop once I start a series, so it is not that I am getting sick of anime but as I feared anime has gotten pretty…bland!
So I have been trying, oh have I been trying, to find a way back into this fandom but it has been hard! But finally, I may have found the series to get me back into the thick of things! And surprisingly, it is yuri! No, I wasn’t expecting a yuri anime to get me back into anime because those are the blandest I find! These days it’s yuri for the sake of yuri and if it is not that, it overdoes the other aspect of the show! So I wasn’t banking on a yuri show to get me back but here we are!
YAGATE KIMI NI NARU nearly made my jaw drop in the beginning because the concept of the show was something I haven’t seen done before – Two people who seemingly don’t understand what love is. Two people that see others falls in love, get confessed to, do want to fall in love but they never get that encompassing feeling one gets from loving someone. No butterflies….No fireworks…No…nothing! It is not that both girls are gay or anything like that!
One girl, our soon to be Student Council President, 2nd year student Nanami Touko, is probably the most popular and beloved girl in school. She has been confessed to countless times by both girls and boys but she has turned down every single one! The reason I have already stated – which is that her heart isn’t moved by any of them so she turns them down!
The other, our main girl, is a freshman in first year High School. She is even deader than Touko. Her name is Koito Yuu. Yuu has a weighty shadow on her shoulders of still not having replied to boy who confessed to her before graduating from Junior High. She doesn’t know what to do because she does not have those feelings that she expected from a romance. She is a fan o romance! She reads a lot about it, watched movies and dramas about it. She idolises romance so when a boy she thought she liked confessed to her and she felt…nothing, she was at a loss!
Yuu is so detached and written in a such a way that I sometimes don’t think that the story is about these two, her and Touko! And so I was very intrigued with this story and where it is going to go because I was sure that it was going to be interesting to see these two…emotionless beings attain that feeling of someone who is completely smitten! It was something I hadn’t seen before and I was completely mesmerised!
But then Touko cracked, falling in love with Yuu by the end of the first episode and I nearly put a hole in my monitor! So much for my hopes and dream, I raged! Another show that tries to be deep but still cuts corners and ends up being superficial because this is anime and kids watch anime and so forth and duh duh
But wait… Continue reading
New anime season means new screenings for something to bring me back into the world of anime. Now, I haven’t left but I rarely watch serials week by week! Yuri anime hasn’t been what it used to be to me but this time it seems I might have found something!
Stay tuned dear Readers because I am thinking that I am back!
And that is all I have to say about anything more that has to do with Euphonium!
Just watching the latest season of Attack on the Titans and I just can’t! I remembered the third episode of the first season and I think I broke a few ribs!
Only trues will know this feeling!
Sorry for this stupid post but I just can’t even…
And, another re-up…to make up for the SKE vid >.< Hopefully this one survives because it also should be up there on YT but it wasn’t!