Kai’s Wishes Fulfillment in Anime
Wish fulfillment. I think there’s one thing that anime can achieve what other medias like movies or dramas cannot, fulfilling fantastical dreams. Using the power of convincing and exaggeration, anime becomes more expressive then any other real life dramas, and using such exaggeration, the most bizarre dream-like things happened, and this is what, fellow aniblogger, Iso of Nabe!!, invited me in doing so: sharing some of these dream-like events or themes which you would love to experience.
1. Strolling through the Calm Waters in Aria
Neo-Venezia, a place in Mars which was just newly inhabited by humans, is one of the most beautiful fictional place I had ever seen. The buildings and settings are based off on Venice; it similarly has the features of a water village, one of Aria’s main attraction as well. Strolling around in such a place seems extraordinarily addicting and relaxing. The presence of unique Western-style architectures heighten the class of the city, and there are even a few attracting place of interest in the city which are almost places only found in fairy tales.
No strife, no conflict, nothing; Neo-Venezia is a beautiful place of utmost peace and tranquility, and it’s definitely I place I would love to experience wondering around in, or hopefully being guided by a certain pink haired tourist guide.
2. Blending Between Medieval and Modern Cultures in Gintama
Gintama is one of the most funniest anime ever, the characters are so wacky that they took all of my attention. Now that I had a thorough look at Gintama’s settings, it’s quite unique.
I love Japan, and had always wanted to visit there once. It’s tough but definitely a possibility, but what’s impossible is experiencing the old Edo period, which is something I would love to do so. Walking around in traditional Japanese clothes, like a hakama, and sitting at old fashioned stalls, ordering some traditional Japanese sweets to eat. It’s a life I would love to experience but impossible to do so.
That’s why I would love to visit a place like Gintama’s version of Edo. It has all the qualities of a classic Edo, traditional houses, samurai, kimono and so on. However, it also spendidly blends in modern cultures and technology, so you wouldn’t feel inconvenient by the lack of present tools and gadgets. There’s high tech LED TVs, blu-ray players, cell phones, internet and a lot more. Gintama’s world is a wonderful world which blends in both qualities of the old and new era.
3. Evoking Emotions through Music in Sakamichi no Apollon
The previous two had me talking about the settings. I’ll go for something different here. It’s the indefinite skill which allow humans to communicate not with words, but through music.
I’m a sort of a musician myself and from what I know, expressing emotions through music is definitely a possibility. However, only the most talented, and legendary of musicians could achieve such skill, which is something I would dream to have, a skill where I can just face off everyone with music, instead of words, and is a skill which seems sonewhat simpler to achieve in Sakamichi no Apollon.