Today’s anime is one that could have very easily passed me by. When I was doing my Three Episode Rule for the summer season, this was a show that I only picked up at the very last minute. Watching the three episodes back to back on a whim and then going and doing the write up right away afterwards. That’s happened a couple of times this year and has really been the fruit borne from the whole 3 Episode Rule exercise. Because otherwise I’m not sure I would have known anything about this show, considering I’ve not really seen anyone else talking about it.
It figures. I made a big effort to watch as much anime this season as I possibly could, and it just so happens to be the season where I just couldn’t get into the vast majority of news shows I tried to pick up. I think I ended up dropping far more of them than I ended up finishing.
Deca-Dence was not a series I dropped though. Haha! Check out that amateur verbal sleight of hand. Nah, honestly, Deca-Dence has been my favourite anime of this Summer anime season. And one that I only ended up watching thanks to some dumb luck and forgetting to cancel my Funimation subscription.
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?