Hello readers (yes Mr. Amoeba, I am talking to you). Due to both my own like of the article and some outside urging, I wanted to call attention to this article for anyone who happens to be paying attention. This point of view may be familiar to anyone who has frequented people who are well versed in dealing with the Anti-Moe Brigade, but I feel that this article is particularly poignant, because it is from the female perspective.
Too often when we hear from the female perspective on subjects geeky, it is from the feminist (specifically sex-negative feminism) or social justice perspective. There is often rhetoric about things catering to Males as the default, or how the material within these mediums repels Women who might be interested. Well here we have, straight from the horse’s mouth, that this argument presented to us by the social justice types is not always the truth. When looked from this background, this article is very poignant.
Anyway enough of my rambling, on with Drawingirl’s article!
via I Will Probably Be in Deep Shit for Expressing My Opinions on This, But I Will Do it Anyway.
Christmas has passed and the once New Year is now the current 2013, meaning that we have a whole new year of Anime upon is which is only just beginning (and, you know, one more year toward working to our goals in life, time with friends and family and all that jazz). 2012 ended on a rather positive note as far as Anime is concerned, with the airing of Kokoro Connect’s Michi Random arc and Nekomonogatari Kuro (which technically was aired on New Years eve but was subbed later and watched by me a day or 2 into 2013 itself). Both of which were excellent continuations (well, not Nekomono in a chronological sense) to equally excellent series which I love dearly. Whether it be Kokoro’s wonderful characters and excellent drama or Monogatari’s exceptional dialogue and fantastic visuals, both in my opinion are an excellent example of the power of Anime and Animation in general as an artistic medium, just as much so as the 90’s Batman cartoon or a Miyazaki movie. And while the Monogatari series demonstrates it far more strongly, it is fair to say that the good Anime of today both looks good and has good content. Even the not so great modern day Anime still often looks good. I was not fond of Hanasaku Iroha or Guilty Crown for instance, but I can’t knock their visuals. It’s very rare nowadays that I take any major issue with visuals in Modern Anime. With the advent of HD it’s become par for the course, almost expected to have good visuals. This is pretty critical when it comes to the major character love that is one of the defining characteristics of the Japanese Otaku, the predominant buyers of the product of Anime. So… what happens when a Current Anime can’t even pass that first criteria?
Hello to all those whom might be concerned (which would be zero right now but hey, it’s not the first time I’ve preached to an empty church).
As you can probably tell from the image of Okuu on top and loli-Ritsu in the back (whom I so desperately want to hug and cuddle
amongst other things) this blogspace will be inhabited by things of, shall we say, an Otaku-ish nature. One might expect to hear viewpoints, quite possibly, from the perspective of a geeky Otaku. One could even look out for things in line with… Okay, I’ll stop now.