the otaku wonderland
Anime had always been a favorite past time ours, in fact, a lot of us had watched them for a number of years, decades even for some. However, why do we watch anime? Have we ever ask this very fundamental, yet vague question to ourselves? Over the years, the ambiguity of this question still remains strong.
Some time ago, I described about my local anime community, and how lacking Brunei is in terms of things related to anime and Japanese visual culture. Brunei isn’t known to be the best anime country out there after all. No Japanese performers ever, no anime events, and a severe lack of figures and merchandises on sale in local shops.
However, I’m glad to say that Brunei is slowly improving – all the problems mentioned above, are slowly being remedied even before I knew it. Over some periods, I managed to join a few of these Japanese culture events which I noticed recently I haven’t share with everyone besides a few mentioning of it here and there, so I decided to share my experiences and compile all the local events I had been participating in one post.
There are a lot of factors that effect our enjoyment in watching anime, be it internal factors like the appeal of the characters or the settings of the anime world, to external factors like the time and place in which we watch them, quality of the video and so on. One of the most important external factors is our current mental state, and how it effect our enjoyment of anime.
The original Hellsing TV series was horrid – following an original plot different then that of the manga, with terrible visuals, low quality animations, but worst of all, it’s a degradation of characterization, which ruined the exotic appeal of the characters, which were obviously so much more then what was shown in the TV series.
A good remake is what the Hellsing anime badly needed, and fortunately, they actually made one, in the form of “Hellsing Ultimate”, a series of OVAs at approximately 50 mins long each.
Kara no Shoujo, is a visual novel by studio Innocent Grey, The game is an investigative interactive visual novel, and implemented gameplay with traditional visual novel elements.
School uniforms had always been one of the most identifying outfits in the world of anime. Using the powers of imagination and escapism, school uniforms had evolved to the point that they had became a fashion in a sense. Some anime has very unique uniforms and some games like Persona, even had different variations of the same uniform within the same school.
School uniforms are one of the most important costumes in the world of anime, especially since most lead characters in anime tend to be of teen age, and would be no doubt donning on such an outfit. Each costumes had their own individualistic sense and style but by having every students wearing the same uniform, it prevents solitary and also induces oneself the feeling of belonging to a familiar group of society or organization, which is the school in this regard.
Backlogs, who wouldn’t have them? Especially with time constraints, backlogs tend to grow overwhelmingly huge over the long term and before we know it, we are faced with an almost unbreakable wall of piled up unwatched anime.
During the winter season, I decided to pick as less anime as possible since I want to catch up on some old ones. For better or for worse, there are more good 20+ episodes anime then I thought from the previous Fall season, where I was forced to contribute more of my time for during my “winter session.” In the end, I wasn’t even able to finish through halfway of the anime in my backlog but either way, I’m still happy with my progress, which I think it’s a pretty good achievement considering how restricted my free time is nowadays. Here are some anime I finished, and my impressions on them (Note: For all these shows, I mostly finished all of these, and even multiple seasons if available, I however didn’t watch any bonus episodes, OVA, etc..)
Deluscar hits another milestone, and this time it hits 3000 comments. Indeed, happy 3000 comments to me! The 3000th comment goes to Seinime, so congratulations is in place for him too.
I would like to specifically thank all the commenters of my blog. Deluscar was able spruce up it’s activity so much as compared to when it was just started, and it’s all thanks to all of you relentless commenters. Of cause, all the rest of you lurkers and readers are just as awesome as well. I will continue to write (hopefully) more interesting posts as an answer to this milestone and to all of my commenters.