I don’t know what I’m looking for when I watch anime. Do I want something with good animation? Do I want something to relax to? Do I want a thrilling story? I don’t know. I don’t have any specific preferences.
Because of that, I can’t really explain my anime taste to anyone. I joke a lot about liking harems and light novel adaptations and whatnot, but when it comes to my absolute favourites, I don’t know how to describe them. Maybe it’s because they don’t fit easily into a single genre, or perhaps it’s because I can’t think of a particular reason for why they’ve captured my heart.
Despite not being able to describe my tastes, however, I am certain of one thing: my taste has changed over the years.
I-It’s not as if I like J.C. Staff or anything. Baka!
This can be done well in theory.
There’s a lot of miscellaneous stuff I want to mention about certain anime that I never felt deserved a post of their own, so I decided to write about them all and slap them together in one post. This is going to come off as a bit unstructured compared to my regular posts, but bear with me.
First World Problems – but hey, everyone’s experienced this. There is simply too much anime out there for one person, no matter how much of a dedicated fan you might be, to watch. So pretty much every anime fan has a backlog or a to-watch list floating around somewhere, whether it’s in your head or written down.
Here’s an interesting thought to ponder: assuming that everything on your backlog is something you want to watch, what makes you prioritise one series over another?
In this post, Kirino and Kuroneko from OreImo will be dissecting a couple of the latest season’s anime offerings for your reading pleasure. There will also be guest appearances from Kyousuke before he turned into an otaku. You don’t need to have watched OreImo to understand this post because the characters won’t actually be talking about that anime. (But yes, it is the Best Anime in my totally unbiased opinion.)
After reading their opinions on this current season of anime and their most anticipated title for next season, it’s up to your expert opinion to decide: Between me, Kirino, Kuroneko and Kyousuke, who has the shittiest taste in anime?
The answer is in your hands. Vote on the poll in this post!
I’m going to make a controversial statement here. I don’t think it’s wrong to make assumptions about people from their tastes. I do it all the time.
I’m sure you’ve all done it before: fallen in love with an anime that everyone else you know seems to hate.
So what do you do then? How do you recommend a series that has so many objective flaws? Sometimes, it’s even a little difficult to explain to yourself just why you like something so much.
But hey, love’s an irrational thing. Just as we fall in love with people for all their flaws, so it can be with anime. A genuinely moving, engaging piece of work doesn’t need to lack flaws to be effective at what it is. We’re in it for the experience.