KOIMONOGATARI : A Look on YAOI Fandom

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. 

Okumaya devam et

Monster WITHOUT a name

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.

Okumaya devam et

A PUBLIC servant’s job IS to be yelled at?!

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.

Okumaya devam et