Maaaan. Y’know, sometimes I watch an anime and and just feel like a creep for doing so afterwards. I know of a lot of anime fans that like to joke about themselves being trash and degenerates, but it’s shows like this that actually make me feel like those comments are the kernel of truth behind those gags that make them painfully true.
This one’s something of a new experience for me; seeing a manga I’m already familiar with getting an anime adaptation. I’m probably past the point now where I can pretend I’m some kind of newcomer to the aniblogging world and I might just have to accept that I don’t actually have a clue what I’m talking about most of the time. Now I’ve said it I can never go back…
But I had an anime to talk about right.
When a series presents you with a jarring reveal after already selling you on a tone or setting, there are generally two extreme responses. Some would reject it flat out, maybe feeling as if the show had betrayed a trust by making them feel invested in a particular thing before pulling the rug from underneath them. The other reaction would be to accept this crazy twist with open arms as a sign the show is doing something out of the ordinary. To be a little different in a world of tropes and archetypes.
Which category will I fall under you think?