Wrote a lot
So instead of looking up shows to watch this weekend, I entered one of my writing highs and belted out the seasonal overview for Part 5 before it’s finale came out later this week, an addendum to Bokuben (Since I went ahead and caught up with the whole thing), and more or less finished my thoughts on DMC5. The latter of which isn’t as great as I wanted it to be since I only delayed that for 4 months so whatever gripes I had with the story’s shortcomings have more or less fizzled away so forgive me if I just ramble on like an amateur about shit you already know about. As far as Bokuben is concerned, I did the exact thing with Kaguya-sama when I binged watched that after the season ended but didn’t feel like going over it. Glad to have DMC5 finally behind me though.
Anyways, this week’s tune is one of my favorites. Last week I talked about the event known as the West Zemuria Trade Conference, something one might have heard if they played through Trails 3rd and something they definitely heard about if they skipped the Crossbell duology and went ahead to play Coldsteel 1 and 2 where it’s directly mentioned as to taking place. It’s one of the higher points of an already excellent game and was certainly one of my favorite parts. I don’t think any other scenario in a game has rivaled the air of tense political debating over fictional countries as much as Ao has done. There probably won’t be another meticulously written world as much as this again.
Experiencing this made me realize something about the mental state of my life and trends in this specific anime watching zeitgeist. While anime has been part of my life as early as my infancy, I took a break from its trends and popularity boom during the mid 2000’s and re-entered the scene during 2010. Call it a ever so slightly educated guess or completely reading trends incorrectly but the overwhelming trend of harems that budded, blossomed, and wilted in the 2010’s, in my mind, was just a sign of the times of the newer generation of anime watchers being pulled in to the escapist fantasies they provide. The younger audience, especially the light novel scene, probably found a bunch of new viewers from this period. But now that time has passed, people grew out of their phases and a newer trend of isekai has taken its place for the new audience or the old guard who still remain attracted to the usual trends.
So what the hell am I rambling on about? Well the people who watched those seasonal harems are all grown up now, it has been quite some time since those days, and while it isn’t as widespread as the isekai craze, I’ve noticed some smaller trends popping up in some manga about a different style of escapism. Those kids are grown up now, and so am I, it’s been a decade. There’s a bit more to life now than just pure escapist fantasies and maybe all we need now in our adulthood is a bit of help. Actually, a lot of help
Continue reading Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san- A Different Brand of Wish Fulfillment
So the first half of the DMC post is ready to go, but I’d feel a bit weird if DMC was plopped right into the middle of the seasonal recaps so I’ll save that for the end. Bokuben got its post and I’m writing up something short for Senko-san while Jojo will conclude, I think, this Friday with that hour-long special. So we’re good to go, things just need to line up in a timely manner.
As if to herald good things to come, despite me not seeing anything that I blatantly want to watch this coming season, this week’s tune is that of the West Zemuria Trade Conference, the single most exciting event in the Kiseki series’ shared history as figureheads from each of the countries arrive for formal diplomacy with the location being in Crossbell’s newest venue, the Orchis Tower. Now, my description of “exciting event in Kiseki’s shared history” might be dwarfed with the combined cast fighting together in Cold Steel 4 but who cares about that wreck?
As the title suggests, I’ve been away from something so simple a concept that I’m actually enjoying these regular highschool romantic comedies. Recall that I actually enjoyed Gamers! for a brief instance of its misunderstandings upon misunderstandings but I know for sure that I can say I’d watch Bokuben again over Gamers any freaking day.
So is it just some forgotten sense of longing that keeps me watching this or does it have some merit on its own?
Continue reading Bokutachi wa Benkyo ga Dekinai: Starved for Romcoms
So at first I loaded up by seasonal review mode to talk about Part 5 but I realized that this isn’t the end, in fact, we have an hour long finale coming up for Part 5’s conclusion no doubt covering the Rolling Stones Arc that I mentioned last week. It’ll be nice to see the crew up and moving around instead of just cutting to a shot of Giorno, Mista, and Polnareff being mobsters.
So, where’s my Fugo movie?
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 37: God or Demon
It’s review week
So aside from finally making some significant strides in DMC5, the season comes to an end and I got some things to talk about. Namely it’s just Jojo, Bokuben, and Senko-san but the latter will most likely involve some mini-review since there’s not much to critique I feel, it’s just there to heal your withered, wage slave soul. I’ll try and get those out before we’re put behind schedule for the rest of summer.
This week’s tune is some relaxing tunes during the game’s intermission and calm before the storm moments. One specific occasion being the team’s vacation trip to Crossbell’s native amusement park that the crew only had a chance to visit partially in Zero.
I’m getting confused again
I’m also remembering the existence of the Rolling Stones arc and with it so prominently shown in the first opening, the new ending, and how David Pro wouldn’t ignore something like this. I’m not sure if there are episodes to spare but it would only take around 1 episode.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 36: Chase the Arrow