the otaku wonderland
In anime, stories are always told in a specific manner, perhaps one with a slowly consequential manner or perhaps even one with structureless pacing. The latter one can sometimes be a mess, yet it can sometimes be a success, and DDD’s first chapter, JtheE (Junk the Eater), definitely leaned more on the success side, and can be said nothing more but an exquisite introduction to the madness.
DDD (Decoration Disorder Disconnection), is a light novel series written by Kinoko Nasu, a renowned Type-Moon author. Kinoko Nasu had been writing dozens of mind-blowing stories, Fate/Stay Night, Tsukihime, Kara no Kyoukai; all these has plots which sparks considerable intrigue. DDD doesn’t let up as well and already on the very first page, we are already introduced to the very maddening ambiance of DDD.
Graphic adventure games had recently seen a rise, especially in handheld devices like the DS where you could even interact with the game using a stylus pen. Time Hollow, is one such game, where even such object in-game, a pen, became the central focus of both the storyline and gameplay.
The previous season of Medaka Box had just went pass the manga’s introduction parts, and in it’s place, manifested itself a second season, Medaka Box Abnormal. The sequel induces an interesting thought, the prospect of talents.
Dragon Ball was one of Weekly Shounen Jump’s central release, until it’s final chapter on the 90s. It’s fame on the shounen action genre carried on, in the form of the current big three of weekly shounen jump, Naruto, Bleach and One Piece. However, even these three may perhaps be reaching their respective conclusion soon. At first, there were just rumors speculating that these three memorable medias will end soon, a little after that, the rumors became a coming reality, Bleach’s last arc had already been confirmed for the manga (incidentally, the anime ended recently too) and Naruto’s author, Kishimoto Masashi himself had revealed that the manga might be reaching it’s climax soon.
Regardless, I think it’s time we think of the next big three. Back then, shounen action were all the hype, perhaps with Naruto, Bleach and One Piece; The Big Three acting as the foundation of all these fame. One way or the other, anime had changed quite a lot too, and there’s no denying that shounen anime and manga had changed considerably too, both in content and atmosphere. Interestingly, the new big three might also be effected by that change. Here’s a few I think that might possibly become the next big three.
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.