There are some things I need to get off my chest. Why I don’t exactly know. Maybe I secretly want you all to convince me otherwise of my opinions, like when I was convinced to watch Made in Abyss and ended up enjoying it.
Nothing like getting a second opinion right?
5. I’ve been putting off watching Cowboy Bebop for a long time, for a stupid reason.
As the header suggests, I’ve known about Cowboy Bebop for a very long time. I knew about it around when I first started watching anime. The thing is, several people began bugging me about watching it once they found out I enjoyed anime. And so, in childish fashion, I’ve just refused to watch it ever since.
It’s sort of like how people at one of my old jobs were constantly going on and on about Game of Thrones. A very common conversation starter was “Do you watch Game of Thrones?” and if you didn’t, you would get the “You don’t watch Game of Thrones?! You’re missing out!!” – which may push you to never want to actually watch Game of Thrones, even if it is good. Just to spite them, and be able to say you don’t watch Game of Thrones when the topic comes up.
So yeah, that’s sort of how it is for me and Cowboy Bebop. I’m sure it’s a great anime, but it’s been locked in my mind as that anime that part of me refuses to watch because people were too pushy about it a long time ago. Stupid right?
I sure showed them, by purposely depriving myself of the enjoyment of watching a great anime!
4. I’m allergic to cats.
Figured I’d throw this in here. It’s not anime related, but it sure is a struggle.
Admiring cats from a distance is a test of self control in itself!
In a way, this makes me admire anime cats that much more.
2D cats > 3D cats?
3. I started out watching primarily ecchi anime. Now I have trouble finishing one!
This one is like some sort of internal conflict. After my first few months of watching anime, I became hooked on ecchi / harem anime. I would jump from anime to anime using the recommended anime section on MAL. I’ve seen Ikkitousen, Highschool DxD, Shinmai Maou no Testament, and countless others. Hell, I even watched both seasons of Seikon no Qwaser, which feels like a confession in itself.
I really enjoyed watching these kinds of anime!
The problem now is that while I actually want to just sit back and enjoy an ecchi anime, I have trouble enjoying it. Whether it’s due to cliches or just over the top fan service, I have trouble finishing an ecchi anime. The protagonists in these sort of anime in particular I tend to dislike – the indecisive harem protagonists.
I guess I’m writing this out because while I have trouble enjoying ecchi anime now, part of me still wants to enjoy them like I used to. A while back I tried to rewatch Highschool DxD, which I love for the setting / story alone, and couldn’t get through the first season.
It’s weird how something like this can happen! I’m going to keep trying out ecchi anime here and there, but I’ve found that I’m more than content with just cool / cute female characters in anime, minus all the fan service.
Anyone have a recommendation for a good ecchi / harem anime? I’ve seen a lot of them, so maybe something newer. Is the newest season of Highschool DxD any good?
2. I can’t stand dubs.
I’ve mentioned this before, so it’s not a secret confession. I hate dubs. I can’t watch anime that is dubbed in English. I can’t even play certain games dubbed in english – if it has a Japanese VA option, I pretty much have to use it. Listening to English voices over animated characters just sounds abnormal to me now.
Of course, I started watching dubbed anime, just like most people I’m sure. I remember really liking the dubs for Fairy Tail, but then when they ended, I had no choice but to listen to subs. I was stubborn about the switch at first, but now here I am stubborn to even consider switching back. It amazes me that people can go back and forth without issue!
Fun fact! My first subbed anime ever was Seitokai no Ichizon.
1. I dropped 3-gatsu no Lion / March Comes in Like a Lion on the first episode
Whenever I browse the seinen or slice of life tag on MAL, sorted by score, 3-gatsu no Lion is always there at the top looking right at me. I’ve read so many good things about it, and I’m sure the ratings don’t lie; but I dropped it on the first episode.
I watched maybe 75% of the first episode before shutting it down. How could this be?
Honestly, I didn’t like the animation. I’ve mentioned in the past that animation typically doesn’t bother me or affect my impression of an anime, and I’d like to believe this is still true – yet 3-gatsu no Lion I just couldn’t get into the animation. To be more specific, I didn’t like the character faces.
Writing this out it seems petty, but I’ll stand by my past opinions for now. The girls didn’t seem cute (which is important!), and the main character’s face just looked odd to me. He does that frowny face that just looks weird, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anime character make a face like that.
And that’s pretty much why I dropped the anime. I was just too fixated on the animation / character faces that I couldn’t get into the actual story!
And that’s all the confessions I’ve got!
If anyone is feeling generous to confess in the comments, feel free.
Also feel free to steal this post idea (definitely not interested in anyone else’s anime secrets…)!
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