I am not entirely thrilled by some of this new season’s anime.
Consider the noble wolf leaping in the above illustration.
It is a shocking, unique sight.
It is a well-selected piece of reality, and I have never seen its like before.
The images are from yet another harem anime.
It looks to be well done.
It looks like an excellent example of its genre.
And yet, I have a limited number of minutes in my life, and I don’t know if I will be able to justify spending them on yet another harem anime.
I love art. I love humor. I don’t love stereotypical kitsch art. Sometimes self-respect requires me to break comfortable habits, like watching mediocre anime, and confront the terrifying potential of my life and my actions.
My actions are nothing out of the ordinary. That is what makes them terrifying.
Anime characters are always larger-than-life, or prettier-than-life, or otherwise out of the ordinary. That is what makes them comfortable.
My anime habit is like a heroin habit. I won’t go cold turkey, but I think I need to cut down this season.