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Anime Goes Emo. Oh Lord.

January 21, 2008

WANRING: THIS POST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED MYSELF YOURSELF, OR DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS THEN DO NOT READ!

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So, I’ve just finished watching Myself, Yourself which I’m sure AnimeSuki described as a coming of age/romance/high school anime. There seems to be a trend at the minute for animes to start off as very innocent high school Romance Genres and end up as something entirely twisted and crazy. I mean come on, there is catching the viewer off guard and then there is just plain silly. I think Anime Producers have started to lean towards the just plain silly to keep people watching.

Where does the blame for this trend lie? Well I’d say School Days *laughs* School Days started off quite innocent. A inexperienced high school boy, who was quite shy fancied this girl on his train who was in another class at school and gets his friend to help. Three or four episodes later we see the story change to him shagging everyone but that girl he liked at the start coz he’s bored of her and this all ends up with him and the girl who started off as his friend helping him dead and the girl going on a boat with his decapitated head.

HOW ON EARTH DID WE GET FROM HIGH SCHOOL ROMANCE TO CRADLING PEOPLES HEADS ON BOATS?!

This is the thing. I think it spices up a pretty bog standard romance Anime and that was probably what Myself Yourself would have ended up as had it not have gone mental towards the end. It is essentially about a boy called Sana who leaves his friends when he is very young to live elsewhere in Japan. He then goes back there in High School to see them all again. We think the Anime will be about him and his love for Nanaka and her love for him but it is full of so many twists and turns that although it is essentially about that we forget it. I mean this Anime may not have people cutting open wombs to check for babies like School Days but it has it’s fair share of maddness.

Let’s start with the Lesbian girl trying to destroy Shuuri and Shuu’s lives. The Lesbian girl (who’s name I have forgotten) is in love with Shuuri. When she confessed to Shuuri she got turned down and Shuuri pretended like nothing had happened and continued to be friends with the girl. She ends up hating Shuuri for it. One day she sees Shuuri crying to Shuu on the Ferris Wheel and thinks “Shuuri will never show me that face!” So what does she do in her jealous rage? Starts a rumour that the twins are shagging each other and were saw at Love Hotel and sends a letter to the school. All this leads to the Twins running away.

This girl never gets her comeuppance. At the end Aoi is still hugging her like she hadn’t ruined the twins lives. I hated that, they should have kicked her ass. She should have been the one to suffer for lying and being a jealous bitch. But no. That would never do.

The drama continues with Nanaka finding out she was a child of another man and her father killed her mother also in a jealous rage and that’s why her house was burned down with them in it. She tried to slit her wrists but luckily Sana saves her and tells her he also tried to die when he was away. OH DON’T THEY ALL JUST LEAD SUCH HAPPY LIVES! Seriously, does every character in every anime need to have some sort of Emo disorder that makes them want to die or almost die.

I look forward to next seasons headfuck Anime. With crazy old women killing cats to off to Sakura Trees!

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2 comments

  1. School Days was awesome. I don’t want to read this entire post, but if I enjoyed the ridiculousness and violent nature of School Days. Will I enjoy this anime?


  2. YES YES YOU WILL! 😀
    Watch it!



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