Greetings everyone. I wanted to make a quick post about what I had in mind for quite a while because I realized I started enjoying short anime more and more than its longer peers and these three I’m going to mention really deserves recognition. The main point these three short anime have in common is that they all portray a very important picture: women in their daily lives.
Writer’s note : From this post, you can expect a criticism of yaoi fandom’s reaction towards the non-yaoi related works and characters. This criticism is done through Tagura Tohru’s manga Koimonogatari and later on it is expanded to general behaviour. All of the captions from Koimonogatari used in the article are taken by me from the original copy published by Birz Comics.
Sometimes I feel like a masked fighter of justice (that nobody cares ☚(ﾟヮﾟ☚)) and have to help the ones in need. This time I will fight for Boku no Pico (BnP) because I find the hateful comments and shaming directed towards this show problematic.
He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.
~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
Rewatching some of the episodes with my flatmate the other day, reminded me why I love anime and manga this much. Beyond taking me to another world, time or different people, they are a good way to know another person’s opinion on the matters which I, myself think about but cannot come up with an answer and creater’s pursuit of an answer through their characters is always worth lending an ear. If I were to give a couple of examples; Vash (Trigun) is always against violence, though because of the world he lives in and the bounty on his head, he spends his every day life face to face with violence and death, thus his choices and position is surely fun to watch. Also in Psycho-Pass, arguments revolving around morals, goodness, law and judgement made me and my friends argue later on about these issues for hours. Monster too, as the previous examples, is a masterpiece for me with its characters, story and Urasawa’s questions.
So we meet again! (I guess..? I hope..?) I actually wanted to get my hands on writing this earlier but I watched Psycho-Pass’ movie, not that it was exciting as the first two seasons but still managed to throw me into the sea of feels. These two seasons were too good that when I was watching the movie, I realised I missed every little detail about Psycho-Pass; even the Sibyl System… Okay maybe we can exclude Detective Shimotsuki, because even the lamest villian is more appealing than her. Considering that I haven’t finished translating my analysis on Naoki Urasawa’s Monster, I wanted to talk about something more light-hearted. This is Servant x Service time! It has been a while since I watched this show but felt like watching again.
I stumbled across this anime by luck, actually. The name sounded interesting, looked at the synopsis and saw that the show has samurai in it, ’nuff reasoning for me (someone please throw some “mentality” on me).
I wanted to write on a subject I personally think about and read: strong female character. As always, I will make a general theoric entry and continue blabbing about women in anime/manga.
Pew pew pew, take that sexism! (taken from Hark, a Vagrant!)