10/10, A+, would play again.
Quick post–I’m going to analyze one moment from episode two of Valvrave which I think kind of represents the general atmosphere of the series (so far). This post stems from a Twitter conversation with epic anibloggers Mira and Scamp. The question of the hour basically: Is Valvrave bad? Or is it “bad“? Or is it, in fact, actually good? Well, obviously it’s a matter of opinion like always, and if there’s an opinion there’s a blog for it.
Whelp, a discussion on Twitter got me wondering who I’d pick for my top ten favorite anime protagonists. So here’s a list I put together! Note that when I say protagonist, in this case I am referring only to the lead character of a series. I suppose it’s up to debate at times who the main character of some stories can be (e.g. at times you have a “title character” as well as your viewpoint character–it’s my opinion the viewpoint character is generally still the protagonist, unless said character doesn’t actually play a role in the story [i.e. just there to narrate, perhaps?]). I decided to include manga and light novels into this list, though I believe everyone here has actually been adapted into some kind of anime.
One thing to keep in mind for these sorts of lists is the fact that there are still many, many anime, manga, and light novels I have yet to enjoy. Also, there’s always some degree of “recency bias,” though I do try my best to not let that sway my placements on the list too much. But regardless, at the end of the day this is just a blog post–no serious business here. =P
So things are going well in Japan; I’ve finally settled in and am starting to get used to my new routine teaching children English and whatnot. And now that I have stable internet I can get back into the swing of blogging things every now and then. I’ve got a backlog of reviews to write for a whole bunch of games, at least. But in the meantime, feel free to check out my latest posts at Sea Slugs.
First of all, I wrap things up for Shin Sekai Yori:
And I start blogging an intriguing show for spring season:
- Zaregoto (Book One) – The Kubikiri Cycle – Everyone loves light novel reviews, right?
- Spring 2013 Anime Preview – What series may I watch, should I find the time???
- Kidds’ AniBloggers Choice Awards for 2012 – Four of my favorites made the list!
Look forward to some game reviews in the upcoming weeks. I’m behind on all the winter anime I was watching (other than From the New World), so it may be a while before I get to posts on any of those.