First, a humorous story about the selection of this manga for this post: (more…)
If you’re confused as to why I would even give this series the time of day—this long into my anime watching “career” on top of it—know that I don’t blame you. This was an on-a-whim selection with a slightly amusing story behind it. (more…)
Hello, hello. Welcome all, once again, to Entries from the Dead, where I discuss things I attempted to watch but couldn’t because I hated it—or more specifically, for reasons to be explained in the continuing post. (more…)
(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. (more…)
[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. (more…)
[Dropped after 25 chapters.]
A manga as the subject this time around! Just look at how innovative I’m becoming in my absence.
With this long-running manga finally ending its run of Engish scanlation, I thought it would be appropriate to share my own story of trying to read, and eventually dropping, a story full of clichés and its almost parody-like execution of such. Initially intrigued by the distinct art style, a friend was also belly-deep into it and seemed to find it a decent read. That was all I needed, despite how lousy the anime adaptation was in terms of average score; after all, anime adaptations don’t necessarily correlate to its source’s success.
In this case, it kind of does. (more…)