Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Haruhi Suzumiya series: True Creativity - Otaku Thoughts #41

~The SOS Brigade~
(The "Spreading Excitement All Over the World with Haruhi Suzumiya" Brigade--
yes, it's as absurd as it sounds.
That's our Haruhi for you. Our beloved brigade leader.)
Here I am wishing that anime TV series coming out 2015-onwards would be more creative than "OMFG, he just kissed Yuri, how gay! I LOVE it, LGBTQWTF*@! FTFW! You're gay, and you're gay, everyone is gay, THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE GAY, MWAHAHAHAHAHAH--"
Okay... I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and say that maybe that'll be exciting for about a week or two on Tumblr. But then what?
Just being 'progressive' doesn't make a show super creative. It only makes it a fad, trying to "be cool" and fit in with our highly 'progressive', diversity-accepting times that most of us outside of the far political left don't want to have shoved down our throats in every show (note: Yuri on Ice has above average animation and is not bad but will not be remembered as a classic, I can guarantee that. Personally, I quite dislike YoI). 
So let's take a show that did creativity right. It still tried to fit in with the times by having a more moe artstyle in season 2, but season 2 was an utter disaster anyway so I will be mostly referring to season 1 and the film of the biggest phenomenon to break out of the the anime world in the decade of the 2000's, rivaling Death Note, Code Geass, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Gurren Lagann; that show was The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. And all of its "rivals"? All of those were action or thriller shows!

Not Haruhi. Haruhi did its own thing, and became beloved by not only diehard otakus, but even the casual action lovers.
How is a non-action show entertaining to even that crowd?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Is it true that Oshiete! Galko-chan is an enjoyable anime? - Otaku Thoughts #40


Today on Otaku Thoughts, an important question:

Is it true that really big boobs will float in water?
It's true!

I hated Oshiete! Galko-chan for the first few (7 min runtime) episodes.