the otaku wonderland
I’m an adult.
Well… I’m technically one. I’m of age, but I’m definitely not the mental age of the mature adult that everyone expects. Anyway, it may sound like I’m saying all these out of the blue, but I would like to reflect on how adult life has been influencing my hobbies, in this case — anime, games and whatnot. The short answer? Not good.
The older you grow, the more the responsibilities you bear and the obligations you have. You just have more things to worry about, from career to relationships to pretty much everything that has to do with this dumb thing called “life”. It can get extremely difficult to watch anime, play games; with all the stresses and hardships of real life, bearing down on you like shackles chained on your ankles. These days, instead of enjoying anime, I spent more time complaining about how I worry I can’t enjoy them. The fucking irony.
For now… damn.
While I’m just as usual preoccupied with all my endless personal problems, I can feel 2020 was one of the worst years ever even in a general sense. You know the news, so I’m gonna spare you the mumbling. In fact, you guys are probably more affected by them than me who live in a small corner on the other side of the world.
Note: A warning for spoilers. Also, this is technically a shipping post, I suppose, lol.
Gintama’s fights are fueled with emotions, fueled with the desperate attempt to survive. But furthermore, Gintama’s emphasis on the characters’ motives make Gintama’s battles truly a vendetta of ferocious bloodbath — a clashing of two characters who just do not see eye to eye. There is a rich history behind the two characters in a fight that provide the substance and backstory rather than just being a pure spectacle of violence and blood. All Gintama’s fights are praiseworthy because of this, but there’s no fights in the series that display this trait as clearly as Gintoki VS Takasugi — my favorite Gintama fight ever.
Have I told you before how much I’m a fan of the action genre? This is not just limited to the anime medium as I have watched quite a fair share of action films — I’m particularly a huge fan of martial arts films. As for anime, the battle shounen genre is always something I have a soft spot for, as this genre is exactly the one that got me into anime in the first place.