i really liked akanesasu shoujo and kemono friends so i usually give bad cg shows a chance now
I liked those shows too. And many other CGI shows. Something about Tesla Note strikes me as weird, I'm not sure exactly what it is.
Unrelatedly, I did enjoy the first episode of Muteking (turns out it's 無敵 + King, not Mute + King). It's silly but I think it's going to be fun to watch.
I feel like they've gone too far with this non-traditional vampire thing.
i think its fun except how people are bullying her
100% otaku bait and filled with meta jokes, but also the absolute cutest
first episode of a mecha show that I've ever seen.
I'll try and watch this one then, if a nen loves it then it's atleast worth trying.
Has anyone watched the original Muteking from the 80s? To me this feels like an average mahou shoujo but with boys
Never watched the original 80's version, but I'd agree that the reboot is pretty formulaic. I like the color palette though, and they put a lot of detail into drawing the background characters. Was kinda surprising when Muteki asked Aida on a date and kissed her
, normally the hero never gets past a one-sided crush on the villain's pawn.
sister learned flower language
I know a lot of flower meanings, it's really fun to learn about all the silly things people come up with. At the very least learning the common meanings behind different rose colours is important.
really good character development this episode>>47719
a true fan
Ive been watching the komi-san anime with a friend
Its cute and komi-san is very bijin, but shows like this always give me a complicated bittersweet feeling.
Komi-san has no friends and cant talk to others, although she's admired by everyone. As the story progresses, she makes one friend, and through that one friend, makes more, and by this point in the season she has a fufilling social life even though she still has to learn to communicate with others.
The idea that everyone loves and admires her is meant to differentiate her insecurities and difficulty communicating from what others think of her and from her desire for connection, but I cant help but feel like it channels the kind of delusional optimism of people who've never had real difficulty connecting with others. Or people who, if they have, got out of it through dumb luck and never came to really understand what it was or why it was like that for so long, and would now prefer to not dwell on depressing things anymore. People who give advice like 'just talk to people' or 'just put yourself out there' or 'keep trying, you never know what'll happen' to people who are lonely and have been for a long time.
Komi san's name is a pun on communication disorder, and they repeat that line about people with communication disorders at the beginning of most episodes. She cant communicate because she has a disorder. Its some kind of pathology and its entirely internal. Its an unfortunate sickness that can be overcome with effort and courage. Maybe things really are like that for some people, and maybe thatd resonate with them. I dont think thats what most isolation is like though. Its not been for me anyways. Lots of things can isolate someone that would be like trying to punch down a brick wall with your fists to try and overcome just by overcoming your personal anxiety. Sometimes people who are different than others for any number of petty, trifling reasons are excluded or even bullied. More pertinent to komi-sans story, people who are quiet, or who arent good at communicating, or who dont socialize the same way as others will often take longer to find friends than most. If komi-san was going to make even one friend, then the show is accurate in that she'd probably meet them near the start of school. But what if tadano had transferred in halfway through the semester, and her first day passed quietly? In my own experience, its a hard chance after that spirit of meeting your classmates and making friends for the new school year dissipates. How long would it take her to meet even one person, then? Poverty makes everything harder too. What if, after the first summer vacation that she wished would never end, she had to transfer to a new school midway through the year, because her family couldnt afford their rent? What if fate never allows you to stay in one place surrounded by all the same people for long enough to form strong connections with others? Its honest enough that she met her first friend kinda just by luck, but it smells like that blind faith something like that will just happen out of nowhere if you're just open to it, be patient, and make an effort. But sometimes it just doesnt. Because your luck is bad, or because the circumstances you find yourself in preclude it from being possible, or both.
It must just be my own experiences, but the way everything goes so well, and how all it takes is determination, overcoming your own limitations, and help from your friends who are just like, already there, or just appear from nowhere, it feels unreal. Like the logic of a shonen anime applied to social life.
I like the story, but in a bittersweet way. Its a picture of a better world where things are ok and people can be happy and with each other.
that may be right actually. The idealization just made it feel hard to identify with komi for me, so I didnt think of anything like that.
Yeah, I feel like almost all school life type stories get that rosy spin put on them. Always nice supportive friends showing up by chance to help the protagonist overcome their issues. In real life if you keep to yourself everyone ignores you for the most part. But I don't think many people want to hear that story, especially in the domestic market. Stuff like Rozen Maiden and Watamote that hit closer to the social outcast mark always seems to do better overseas for some reason.