For those of you who have been reading my blog since the beginning, you will remember that my very first post was on the show Yozakura Quartet. It was not very popular, and not particularly good, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The show was about a town populated by demons and a group of 4 teenagers who deal with its supernatural problems. It’s main problems were that it had a confusing plot and terribly fast pacing. However, what redeemed it for me were its lovable cast, cool art, and a catchy soundtrack. Recently, I bought the first two volumes of the manga out of curiosity, and I now see where the anime’s strengths and weaknesses came from.
Archive for August, 2009
While I’m a bit late writing about it, now that the Endless Eight story arc of the new season of Haruhi is officially over, and has moved on to new material, I fell I can finally comment on it. Endless Eight was one of those things fans either loved or hated. Some thought it was genius, others retarded. Some even expressed their hatred violently. However, this mixed reaction that divided the fan base really says a lot about otaku and how easily manipulated we are.
This time’s Manga of the Now is a textbook example of generic shonen. Fairy Tail focuses on the adventures of Natsu, a fire mage, and his friends who are members of the titular guild, Fairy Tail. But what distinguishes Fairy Tail from other shonen is that even if it is not all that original, it does everything right. It goes to show that there’s good reason why people like reading the same crap they’ve read over and over again.