Katawa Shoujo, or roughly put-‘Disability Girls’, has been on my mind and my daily to-do list for some time now. I’ve clocked in 16 hours on a single route in this wonderful (and free) visual novel. Before I give my comments on the game itself, here’s a rough description of Katawa Shoujo.
Recently, an interesting blog post from an even more intriguing aniblog-‘Beneath The Tangles’-caught my eye.
It put into words what I’ve sometimes felt under the surface when watching anime, especially hyped-up, critically or popularly-acclaimed ones. More specifically, the feeling that the anime did not live up to the hype and my expectations. The writer also discusses about mainstream opinion, the hatred towards popular franchises and a few other related topics.
I’ve been following ‘Beneath The Tangles’ occasionally now, and I definitely recommend the post (and even the whole blog itself, if you’re looking for an unique view on anime and manga) for those of you who’ve experienced the same thoughts and feelings.
Although the blog’s main focus is how certain anime themes and characters can be viewed in a religious (mostly Christian, as far as I know) context, they still touch a fair bit on familiar ground for anime fans-like in the post above. Thus, the use of the word intriguing above.
Anyhow, hope it enlightens. Have a nice day. =)
[Honestly, I planned to start off with something ‘culture-ish’ like the Japanese New Year. Look where that got me. XD So, after much self-debate
and alligator-wrestling, I decided to give my thoughts on the latest incarnations of what got me more interested in Japan-anime. Hope you enjoy it!]
As most of those freezing their butts off in temperate climates know, it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere and also in Japan, which means the anime winter season is in full swing as well. There’s a broad variety of new shows for the coming 3 months and in this post I’ll be introducing those that have caught my attention long enough for me to give them a try. I’ll also be giving some of my opinions on these anime.
First on the firing range is-