I guess I shouldn’t be surprise by all the horrible reactions over the swimming anime (Free!)… but i’m quite upset by such blatant double standards views being express on some website with huge following. The young straight white male blogosphere is now all up in arm against female fanservice… it’s over the top or it’s way too homo or the plot is empty . What’s funny is that after a good day of complaining over the sexualisation of men… they go back to watch their favourite loli anime where they can fantasize about having sex with their little sister. I guess this is the internet and it should come as no surprise, yet i’m still upset. Sooo, I went around the intraweb to collect the most beautiful example of straight male anxiety for my own entertainment; and probably yours as well.
First of four (Border 1: Ghost Pain) , this OVA of Ghost in the Shell takes us at the beginning of everything… before Major was even part of section 9. In the middle of a controversial affair of missiles being sold to third world country, Major is the main suspect for the murder of her superior.
The anime season of 2013 is horrible. Most of the show are there strictly to satisfy some weird fetish of the young straight male audience. From cutting the hair of a naked little girl, to helpless small talking doll. So here’s a list of the best anime of 2013 (from my perspective).
Kotonoha no Niwa is a really powerful movie. It will leave you completely speechless for few hours. I personally could not do anything for the whole day after watching this. Makoto Shinkai really knows where to go to emotionally compromise me. He’s also the director of 5 Centimeters Per Second… so this should tell you all you need to know about this movie.
Enough with the procrastination ! It’s time for me to publish my ultimate top 25 favourite anime. I consider that you should watch every single anime on this list… meaning that I won’t be rating them from good to very good. I strongly believe that there is no such thing as the best anime ever, so here’s a list of those I very much enjoyed in a nonspecific order.
The compeling story of mother raising her kids after the death of her half wolf husband. In an attempt to find a better environment to raise her children, who also happend to be half wolf, she will move away from the city. A beautiful movie from the same director of Summer Wars and The girl who leapt through time.
I started watching Tsuritama not really expecting anything. I imagined that an anime about fishing would be plain boring and not worth watching. But it turns out… I was very wrong to ignore it.
Possibly the best anime of 2013, Suisei no Gargantia is perfect, from the themes, to the characters and the animation. It’s one of those short and very well made anime exploring themes like the “meaning of life” and the “struggle of understanding each other”.
I was not really impressed by Hataraku Maou-Sama. The first few episodes were really great, it even made me laugh out loud on multiple occasion. However, the whole thing became gimmicky and not funny. But maybe it’s only because I expected better after seeing the first few episodes.