Sunday, November 27, 2016

Why is it so difficult for Anime Comedy to make me laugh? - Otaku Thoughts #39

Most anime don't make me ohoho
I'm not even sure if I will find a definitive answer for this by the end of the post (edit: I did, actually) but I'm going to try to figure this out.

I have a friend who watches more anime than I do these days, which isn't saying much I suppose as I don't watch many anime anymore. But he's tried to show me some comedy anime that he finds hilarious, and the comedy ends up missing far more than it hits for me. It made me groan and yawn from boredom and scratch my head from its stupidity and randomness rather than make me laugh, which is what comedy aims to do.

Let's take a comedy anime that everyone loves, shall we? Nichijou.


Monday, November 21, 2016

What's with my obsession with "Hikari"? (I love Dawn from Pokemon) - Otaku Thoughts #38


This'll just be a quick little post (lol, turned out longer than I expected ahaha) explaining where the "Hikari" came from in my name, HikariJake.

Anyone who's a fan of Pokemon may know the character Dawn: she's the female trainer from Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
But her Japanese name was, well, Hikari.


Her videogame character looks more serious and badass; however, that's not the Dawn who I love.

This is my Dawn :3 I adore her

A Quick Rundown of my Thoughts on Shirobako - Otaku Thoughts #37


Shirobako,
a late 2014-early 2015 TV series by the studio PA Works,
is a charming series about anime production and following your dreams.


Well

I haven't been active in posting here for over 2 weeks... Let's fix that, shall we?

Yeah I don't know either

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kimi no Na wa/Your Name is Breathtaking - Otaku Thoughts #36


I just finished watching a really poor quality torrent of the brand new Makoto Shinkai film 
Kimi no Na wa.

But even with its poor quality, it did not distract me in the slightest from this breathtaking film; and I'm not referring solely to the visuals. It's a Shinkai film, so gorgeous visuals are expected. And Kimi no Na wa certainly lived up to and perhaps surpassed other Shinkai films in that department; even at what was probably 360p quality I felt goosebumps emerge all over my body from the sheer awe-inspiring visuals.
The visuals were the last thing that amazed me in this film. In fact, they were almost an afterthought. That's insane. The visuals were heavenly. Why would I not care? Because the directing of the story and the intricate weaving of the characters and their relationships and experiences had me utterly struck back in astonishment.

Futari Ecchi: Romance or Smut? - Otaku Thoughts #35


Futari Ecchi,
a 2002 ecchi romance OVA, 
is a very cute anime! 

This show proves that sex can be portrayed as arousing yet so romantic and beautiful. Sex with your newlywed loved one, both of you equally nervous yet excited, and losing your virginity to each other... it must be the absolute best feeling ever.
I've never seen an anime with a focus on a newlywed married couple other than Clannad After Story but that was incredibly unrealistic, so this OVA is very refreshing in the romance department.

Friday, November 4, 2016

How I would make a Zelda game - Yes, it'd be "realistic" looking and dark, but NOT "Rated M" - Otaku Thoughts #34


Nintendrones seem to be under the impression that if a game looks realistic and has a darker story, then that automatically means an edgedark M-rated game with tits and blood galore.
What the hell? Why does that need to be the case?
This is mostly an anime blog so if you are here I'm sure you're probably familiar with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood? Or even the original '03 anime? Those two shows are dark and mature as hell, but both have mild language, absolutely minimal sex (Brotherhood has no sex and 2 very mild bath scenes, FMA03 has implied rape but it's only implied), and in Brotherhood's case, a very hopeful story. Zelda could have a game like that.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Do I have good or bad memories of Golden Time? - Otaku Thoughts #33


Man, am I glad I picked
Golden Time
back up after putting it on hold at episode 4 for, like, a year and a half. 

The drama (oh man, the drama!!) and romance work really well here, and damn is the comedy enjoyable!! THAT TEA CLUB LMAO XD

Let me join this club please~
O__O
Uhh, wait, no... on second thought--
NOOO PLEASE DON'T TAKE ME
HEEEELLPPP