Goodtwentyfirstcentury to you! Chances are that no matter when you were to read this, it'd still by the 21st century... But less of that.
I had promised myself to send out one of these blogs atleast once a week, and then very prominently broke it. As some writer once said: "There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man." In other words, guilt is bad for your heart. Or that's just my interpretation.
Regardless on how you are to interpret it, I haven't actually done much more than rewatching anime and waiting for the next season. I wasn't that impressed by this season, and I already dropped Shingeki cause of spoilers. (Seriously, even if you know what is going to happen in a fictional setting, shouting it out doesn't make you clairvoyant. It just makes you a prick.) I might pick up some scraps here and there during vacation if I run out.
How did I spend my time then? Well, by rewatching C3 (CubexCursedxCurious), coincidentally also watching (for the first time) the C3-club (Yes, the one with airsoft-guns, the Gainax one), and rewatching Angel Beats. For those counting, that'd be the third time watching it in a year. I needed my fix.
So, why C3 you might wonder? Well, if I were to give you a short answer, it'd be because I couldn't remember the plot (for the most part). If I were to give you a long answer: Because I missed it's utter disregard of theme. One moment, it's all cutesy, and the other moment they're rending flesh from bone. I'm 83% suspicious that Fiya/Fear has two voice actors, each for what character-trait/anime-theme is dominant at the time.
Now, for my opinion on the C3-club anime, I'd have to say this: in the past, I believed that Gainax were either the smart-assed company around, or simply the one who liked unsettling viewers. After a while I concluded that Gainax is both. They're trying to screw with you -while- having you enjoying it. Same thing is here, where the gentle school-club theme has some vivid undertones which would befit your average character-driven WWII movie. The dream scene where miss Protagonist (I liked her better when she had longer hair. There, I said it.) was shooting a more evil side of herself whilst missing was really god-darn philosophical/psychological. Up to there, I thought that this'd be some Girls und Panzer. Apparently not. Not blaming them, but in hindsight, it seems like the entire anime is somehow fundamentally questioning warfare as a whole. This calls for another quote: "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you."
Now, from the philosophical stealth-bomber to the emotional ICBM, we have Angel Beats. Seeing as I've seen it plenty of times, it's fair to say that I like it. The storyline is catching, yet it has room for comedy. It allows for plenty of brick jokes, whilst not getting cliche. Foremost, it brings up some good philo-questions and real tear-jerking moments, without being oversaturated. I think that you'd be hard-pressed to make a school-related anime this interesting. We will exclude Haruhi for now.
Now that you've been informed, I shall attempt to keep you posted more frequently. No guarantees.
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