Entries from the Dead: Runway de Waratte

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They say that everyone loves an underdog. The come-from-nowhere, chip-on-their-shoulder, hard-working specimens that find success through hell and back. Disadvantages are their crux; doubt only entices them to try harder. These kinds of stories make up the plot of many sports stories, specifically, but also make for delectable drama in other ventures arbitrarily created by humanity for the sake of it. Such vapid appeal also comes in the form of runway modeling, which if not for the sake of allowing people to express themselves, would be one of the most superficial and arrogantly obnoxious things in the known world, in my opinion. Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Runway de Waratte”

Entries from the Dead: Ojojojo

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From the mangaka that brought you Kobayashi Chi no Maid Dragon comes a simple 4-koma story of love between opposites, wrapped up in a convenient manner of awkward encounters and resolving past prejudice. Whether you interpret the previous statement as sarcastic, condescending, or formal, all I have to reply with is “Yes.” Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Ojojojo”

Entries from the Dead: Amagami SS

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(Note: All images (excluding the first) taken from IMDb.)

December of 2012: I am, at this point, fresh to the expanding medium of anime and retain that glimmer of innocence that follow those who aren’t completely familiar with the tropes and industry standards surrounding said medium. With 52 completed anime (for comparison, I now have 411), I was still willing to give dozens of different genres a shot at becoming my next completed anime, ignorant to the red flags that come from just looking at a trailer screenshot or a synopsis. Also noteworthy about this version of myself is that I was more close-minded than I am now, with a definitive interpretation of what things can and can’t be when fit into a certain category. Then comes Amagami SS. Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Amagami SS”

Entries from the Dead: Fairy Tail

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[Dropped after twelve episodes.]

One following me for long will look at the title of this post and say, “Well, duh!”

Fairy Tail is one of those popular battle shounens that the typical anime fan picks up because it looks flashy and fun, two things the show probably is for those who don’t have a lot of experience with anime as a medium. Even to those who are accustomed to the ever-expansive (sometimes) pastime, Fairy Tail can seem like a nice series to turn one’s brain off to and enjoy the zany interactions between characters and the journey towards the ideal self, or wealth, or whatever these characters want to do. Back in 2013, I gave the series a shot, and despite my much smaller arsenal of viewed anime under my belt, I could only make it to a single cour for a standard anime series. Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Fairy Tail”