Ex-blogger extraordinaire ghostlightning wrote a post called ‘Would our anime heroes enjoy anime?’ back in 2008, and it wasn’t until my viewing of Re:Creators that I would give the idea much thought. Though had I read his post way back when, I’d probably have reflected on it a lot more because it’s such a fun and interesting concept. Go read his post if you haven’t already by the way, it’s an interesting and awesome read!
I don’t know what compelled me to finally dig up the grounds of anime legacy and unearth this series, apart from perhaps a give-in to my long felt build up of guilt for having not watched such a classic. But I’m glad I did, because it was, despite some of its arguably dated aspects, an engrossing watch. Berserk is, I feel, a rarity, in that it doesn’t play around and try to bullshit the viewer. No, it treats you as it treats Guts. Like. A. Fucking. Adult.
This post serves merely as an indulgence for art in terms of setting and world-building of the beautiful backdrops in Made in Abyss. I promise no technical expertise in my observations, just an appreciation of what I consider some of the best background art I’ve seen in anime.
[Cue jazzy theme song, along with spoilers].
Watch/listen to this:
Returning to this column here, where I look into a character from anime or manga that made an impression on me. Though I don’t have a strict regimen for this series, I would like to lean more generously on side characters over main ones, and not even necessarily characters I will obviously like – though those could (and have) also land a spot on one of these. This exercise is sort of intended to lead me to appreciating characters I presently do not.
Recently I watched the entirety of the first season of Akagami no Shirayukihime (Snow White with the Red Hair), a shoujo fantasy romance drama, brimming with colour, life, and gorgeous visuals. It’s a tiny but impassioned adventure, see, and it’s also very (very) pretty, so needless to say I found it rather pleasant and enjoyable.