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SadisticTendencies

  • Sweden
  • Joined Jan 16, 2011
  • 19 / M

Once again I find myself re-writing this introduction. Each time it happens I find myself even further up on the Otaku-ladder with my preferences changed. This time I seem to prefer darker shoujo, even if I fear I've already seen the very best in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Rose of Versailles and Oniisama E. Other than that I'm always up for something artsy or mindfuck-ish but use lighthearted fluff in-between to create something I can fall back on.

I'm a 17 year old boy from Sweden who loves his anime but also movies, music, books, spending time with friends, traveling and studying Japanese (Still a beginner but making progress). I guess the anime part is the only relevant thing over here though. Basically I feel like nothing I'll ever see will be able to top my favourite show (Revolutionary Girl Utena) but I still spend lots of time searching for anything that might; if you have any recommendations feel free to bring them on! I sometimes watch things just because they're obscure as hell and hard to find... that's it for me I guess. I love discussing anime though, as well as talking to random people so write a comment if you feel like it!

Random anime that mean something to me and why:

Revolutionary Girl Utena:

This one doesn't have any significance to me other than "It's everything I could ever want from an anime". The symbolism makes for great re-watch value; the characterization is subtle and absolutely mindblowing; the music is amazing, animation beautiful and the entire thing is just bizarre enough to completely sweep me off my feet.

Wandering Son:

I don't identify as transgendered, but nonetheless, it makes me happy just thinking about this show. It tackles the topic head-on whilst using the situation of the main character not for humour nor as an insignificant plot device but simply to tell an amazing story. A lof of transgendered characters in fiction (as well as LBGT in general) tend to be more or less offensive, or at least unappealing in one way or another. This is not the case here and I love it.

Spirited Away:

Nostalgia. I watched this with my friends when I was 7 and re-discovered it at age 15. Without Spirited Away I wouldn't be an anime fan today. I kind of feel like I'm giving it too much credit but I just can't find any reason not to love it!

Princess Mononoke:

Environmental movies... those words combined send chills down my spine. Why? Because they're generally made by people with a "nature is awesome humanity sucks" mentality who refuse to be openminded for even a second. Princess Mononoke though remains completely unbiased and emphasizes virtues and flaws of humanity and nature alike. That alone is praiseworthy in my eyes. But it's also beautifully animated and magnificently told. If an attempt was made to objecitvely decide which Ghibli movie is the best (which of course is impossible) I still feel like this one would win.

 

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eleniyo1992 says...

Yeah exactly someone can't watch the movie without watching the series I believe, as most of the other characters don't have screen time and no development and you can get some parts easier by knowing what happened in the series. I didn't really get the role of Akio in the movie but didn't really bothered to be honesst. I think the best one was Touga, I think he really grew on me! But I'm glad that I finally liked the protagonists, and I think one of the reason was the different art style 

Jun 21, 2013
eleniyo1992 says...

I watched the Utena movie, OMG WAS BRILLIANT!!Exactly what I was expecting from Utena the first time I heard about it!! Not endless duels in 39 episodes with a few metaphors but THIS, a whole movie where the single rose petal even has a meaning! I totally loved it!! It is crazy and so surreal and finally I was able to say that yes this is Ikuhara's work! It is more weird as a show but still made much more sense than the series coz the symbolism is stronger and the visuals magnificent! And at last Utena and Anthy had the best character portrayal ever!

Jun 20, 2013
eleniyo1992 says...

Well now I finished it, it wasn't bad but it definitelly the themes could have been represented better. I think Ikuhara did better job in Mawaru about all these ideas. I got the meaning of the ending but I still had to read a lot to understand parts of the story. To be honest it wasn't that mindblowing to me and I didn't like the characters at all apart of Mikage. I don't consider myself close-minded and I really like weird and emotional strong anime but Utena didn't touch me that much....It definitley deserves all the praise it has but I still think it wasn't the best thing ever. I guess one of the reasons was, even tho it's special on it's own way, it still keeps some of the usual themes and influences of shojou magical anime, a genre that I really can't stand. So I guess this played a role as well.....I will now watch the movie which I heard is better and more confusing

Jun 14, 2013
eleniyo1992 says...

Hello SadisticTendencies!! Don't know if you remember me but we spoke before! I'm currently watching Utena which I know is your fav anime! I'm really trying to like it but seriously if it wasn't Ikuhara's work I would have dropped it from the 5th episode! I'm waiting for the "shit going down" part to start but all I see is fillers and fillers...the animation style is really not my thing but I love psychologiacal anime, so please tell it's gonna be better T^T

Jun 10, 2013
ShionSonozaki says...

I think if utena's taught us anything, it's 'screw gender roles' xD. And yes, you do need to watch trigun. The first half is a lot of fun and the second half... well, I won't spoil ^^.  Though I haven't seen Escaflowne(sp?) as well so it looks like that's another one to add to my watch list. ^^

And sadly, I am a very broke student so it looks like I'll have figure out how to work my damn sowing machine and work on it myself. If I could only make decent shoulder pads...

Jun 3, 2013