One of the things that bother me, and the reason why I choose to use the Japanese title for my posts rather than the English translation is because I always feel that something is lost in translation.
Ironically, this is sequel to Random Thoughts: Prequels.
In some sense, I feel that sequels are harder than prequels. The sequels have to live up to the original movie, usually meaning higher stakes and grander scales, and that doesn’t always mean good things.
This is going to be a long one.
Awhile ago, I had this conversation with my brother. He asked me what was the difference between Empathy and Sympathy, and I would like to explore this subject a little further.
“This is a story that already ended” – Gekka from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki
When I say prequel, I am talking about products that were released after the original material that takes place before the events of the original material, think Metal Gear Solid 3.
Over the years, I began to realize how important the first episode of a series is, and how some some series don’t care and ultimately fail.
Often I hear the question “why high school” and this is a very valid question as so many of anime takes place in high school or feature high school aged characters. So here is my take on this question.
Please note that this is not about demographics as almost everyone in Japan has exposure to manga and anime, but they’ve been around the Western world for only a couple of decades. This is more of why rather than who.
Hi everyone, I want to thank those of you who come and read my stuff! It has been a year since I started my anime blog on Tumblr originally (migrated to WordPress on July of 2016). Since I started this little project, I now play games and watch anime and read manga more critically, for better and for worse.
Before this blog, once I come to work, I just wasted the day playing games or melting into my couch. Once I started this, I think I have been more active, seeing animes I was telling myself I would watch, as well as revisiting some of my favorites.
Thank you again for all your support, and here is another year of Gitopia!!
So this is a section where I just put random thoughts. I always felt that it was interesting how a lot of stories got more and more complicated. Sure Slice-of-Life genre is an exception. But I guess I am talking about feeling the need to get complicated, as if a simple story is a bad one.