As I sat here wondering why crafting an introduction for this review seemed so inherently difficult, my train of thought kept looping around to one simple question: "how do I express JoJo's Bizarre Adventure?".
Welcome back. Today we're going to kick off the revival of an old series of mine, where I take a moment to break down certain moments throughout anime history that I felt helped define the medium or the show that they were attached to.
Hello people of "The Wired" my name is Quan, and welcome back to my series of five anime recommendations. We've been through this song and dance twice now, so let's not waste much time. The rules are simple: I randomly pick five anime that I've seen at some point in time that rank at least above a 5/10 and pitch them here. Hopefully, if you're stuck in a drought of not being sure what to watch next, one of these five shows will be able to satisfy. Now then, let's get started.
If you didn't gather, this is an episode reaction, so major plot details of Re:ZERO are going to be revealed in the upcoming post. If you don't wish to be spoiled or haven't caught up to date with the show up until now, I'd stop now. You've been warned peeps.
Before Re:ZERO began to air, my expectations for it were hazy to say the least. While it was headed by studio Whitefox who do have a knack of producing unexpected surprises, it seemed like it would fall into the blindspot of LN adaptations that sounded on paper like they would deviate from the trashy norm that has been set by modern anime light novel interpretations, but instead would be just as bland and lifeless as absolutely everything else coming out in a given season.
Hello people of "The Wired", my name is Quan, and if you already know why I'm here, great we'll get started promptly. For the rest of you, I'm returning today to bring you the second addition of this new semi-regular series where I recommend five shows from my growing anime collection, ones that I don't have a chance to talk about all that often, and recommended for you all to watch. Well, there shouldn't be any confusion now, so without further stalling, let's get started.
Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. . . .
It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important. . . .
You become responsible for what you’ve tamed.
You’re responsible for your rose. . . .”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Melodrama is a term that I feel is thrown around in this medium a lot without much thought or care, but since it's pretty much going to be the driving topic of this review, it's probably a good idea if we define it right here and now. The confusion is probably due to how nebulous the concept has become in the situations it is applied, so forgive me if my definition doesn't quite match up with your own, but we need a solid definition so we can move forward with this review.