On taste

Lately, I’ve been noticing more and more anime fans being overly obsessive with their taste in anime. There are people who get shunned for liking and enjoying a show that the internet hivemind thinks is bad — to the point where they’re immediately dismissed from any sort of anime discussion because they enjoy a particular show (like Naruto/SAO/etc). What’s more concerning is that there are people who put on a facade and “stop” liking shows that they actually liked to maintain an image of being an anime connoisseur. It’s ridiculous.

I’ll still say this even though it’s cliche because it seems like a lot of you don’t understand it: Having “shit taste” doesn’t mean anything. Different people enjoy different things. Sometimes, you might even enjoy a show that the hivemind thinks is bad. For example, I enjoyed SAO and I also acknowledge the criticisms against it. It’s perfectly fine for me to like it even though I might be branded as “having shit taste”. Yes, that means it’s okay to enjoy Naruto. Or Bleach. Or SAO. Liking those shows doesn’t mean you’re retarded or you were born with some sort of defect. It just means that someone disagrees with you, so it’s okay to like those shows. Don’t let anyone else convince you otherwise.

The connection between you and whatever you’re watching belongs only to you. Don’t let others influence it so easily. Remember that the vast majority of animes are targeted toward the lowest of the low in Japan. Remember that animes are pretty much Japanese cartoons. Think about it. It’s really quite silly to be an anime connoisseur.

Happy anime watching.

Spring 2015, aka S2 the season + Donation Drive

Hello all! It seems like we’re done with Winter 2015 and we’re at Spring 2015. I hate to say it, but last season was pretty mediocre. Even Aldnoah.Zero turned to shit towards the end (my opinion, but it should resonate with those who watched the show). Last season was pretty much hard carried by Shigatsu, but that wasn’t even a Winter 2015 show. Hopefully this season’s better!

Stuff I’m on the look out for:

  1. FSN UBW – Not really much that needs to be said. If you were watching part 1, I do hope you’re watching part 2.
  2. Oregairu S2 – AKA Teenage SNAFU something something. I really enjoyed the first season for the character interactions and development. If you haven’t seen it, go download it and enjoy the ride for S2 with the rest of us!
  3. Shokugeki no Soma – Really fun shounen manga. Hopefully the adaptation lives up to the hype! But IDK… JC Staff?
  4. Seraph of the End – I’m a huge fan of Twilight and this show is about vampires… I think.
  5. Plastic Memories – If a show is an anime-original, I will recommend it 9/10 times. Adaptations are generally not very fulfilling to watch. Regardless, the premise sounds pretty interesting (tears will happen, I promise). Sci-fi gives it another plus!
  6. Keikai Sensen – Same reason as Seraph.
  7. Hibike! Euphonium – KyoAni, KyoAni, KyoAni. Cute girls doing music related things by KyoAni. Sounds really familiar and the last time they did something like this, it was amazing.
  8. Digimon Adventures Tri – Will this even air? If it does, it’ll probably be top contender for AOTS. Them childhood memories, man. Also, will they retcon the dumbass NTR ending that made no sense whatsoever?
  9. Nisekoi – Just kidding. Why would you watch nothing happens the manga adapted into another season of anime?

There might be other good shows this season, so check out other stuff as well. Just remember, this is based off my strictly superior taste.

Oh, and donations are open again so we can fund our operation until next season! Please donate if you can! If you have nothing to spare, just sit back and enjoy this season. Hopes are always high at the beginning of each season (lol Winter 2015).