I’m someone who can immediately get behind any character that is so passionate about doing what they want to do that they try their damnedest to see it through, with hard work and sheer determination. A lot of Gainax’s and Studio Trigger’s shows tend to have these audacious characters, and love putting them center stage to show off how awesome and endearing they are in trying to achieve their goals, and of course gloriously showcasing them when they do, usually with that trademark pose of epic win.
Psycho-Pass as a whole interests on a conceptual level. But there’s one aspect in particular I’d like to draw special attention to, and that is the weapon used by the Inspectors and Enforcers in the series, the Dominator.
For someone who’s been having a hard time lately feeling passionate about anything to write about, what are the odds one of the shows I’d end up watching during that time would be about characters being passionate about their hobby.
Welcome to the NHK is very specific in its storytelling, but its message and themes can be broadened outside of the target demographic, that is NEETs and hikikomoris. Continue reading “A Vicious Cycle of Starts and Stops in Welcome to the NHK”
This is a new series I’m trying out. No promises on making this a scheduled thing, but it’s something I could see myself doing more of in the future. I’ll be looking at characters from anime and manga that resonated with me or I found interesting in some way, or even be kind to some characters I don’t particularly like but maybe had a few instances of surprise growth or intrigue to them.
Many are of the opinion that Monkey D. Luffy is a one-dimensional character, or under the impression that he is just another generic stupid goofy shounen protagonist who turns serious when fighting for his friends. I believe this is a pretty narrow way of looking at what I consider a remarkably well-written character.
Reading through the both hilarious and painfully relatable at times manga Welcome to NHK has some interesting scenes. And while the series is ripe to pick from many uncomfortably real and all-too funny moments, there is one in particular I’d like to highlight, as I consider it an especially amusing set of scenes.