It’s all at an end! Though some shows will continue into second cours, my memories of all these stories are only just starting to blossom.
The season’s ended and I’m a week behind! You can tell how tired I still am from my exams finishing and such.
Damn this post is late, but at least my first year of university is over now! Exams out of the way, all that remains to test is the quality of this season as it draws to a close.
Of all the prejudices being thrown around this season, I’ve never been able to understand why many have rendered Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress as ‘dumb’. An easy criticism keeps coming up, that when we’ve got zombies and characters acting irrationally, we’re got a poorly-written show. Not only does this miss the point of how irrationality is used in fiction; it ignores the context of every ‘irrational’ event that happens. Foolishness is in fact a massive part of what makes Kabaneri such a potentially engaging show.
Realizations of how little I’ve prepared for my exams are piling in faster than a bloodthirsty horde of Kabane. But on the plus side, even if I forget how to talk about Beowulf, some of the shows coming to an end this season are proving to be unforgettable.
Like my performance on my last mock exam, some of this week’s offerings took a rapidly downward turn. Lots of good surprises too, though!
We’re past the midpoint, and while some of shows are clearly laying out their goals, others are still playing hard-to-get. But the latter should mean more surprises. Good surprises, I hope.
Halfway through this season, and I’m halfway doing 10% of the revision I should be doing for my prelims. But hey, anime’s always calling. If only I could write my essays on it.
Some great developments this week for everything I’m watching! Boku no Hero and Kiznaiver are rewarding viewers with a good memory for little plot points you’d think would have been forgotten, and Flying Witch reminds us of how important our imagination is as we watch our way through all these shows.
Shounen protagonists want to be the greatest and save the world, but I’m more like Makato, just wanting to get by and breathe in my academic life and this great season of anime along with it.
It’s been a great week, and I’m slowly getting back on track!
New season! New shows! A new exclamation mark in the title of these posts!