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Impressions on a Year 2007: Beginning With Interesting People Not Named Manami Amamiya or Miyako from Hidamari Sketch

Written by TheBigN

Hopefully you guys have had a good Christmas and an even better Boxing Day/Start of Kwanzaa. And in case you’re wondering, I’m not Canadian, nor do I actually celebrate Kwanzaa. Now on the actual post. 😀

Even though I’m making a list of what I found to be the most interesting, impressionable, immaterial (and missing power), and impressive things I’ve seen in anime and anime blogs this year, the reader should take everything I write with a grain of salt (</common sense>).  I haven’t seen every anime this year, nor listened to every OST, ED/OP this year, and so on, which is why you won’t see things from shows like Code Geass, Gundam 00 or Idolm@ster: Xenoglossia, for example (erm…). And I certainly don’t think I’m qualified to highlight something as the “best” overall, so I’m just going to go for things that worked (or didn’t) for me.  These are by no means complete lists or completely accurate lists, as I know I’m going to forget some things or others in the process. Also, if you’re expecting quality, be prepared for more of the Musashi stuff than the really good stuff. 😛  Try and enjoy the show… and the snow if things work out correctly. :3

Today, I’m focusing on some of the characters that made anime this year interesting for me. This is limited to one per show to keep this post briefer than it could have been, including the characters in my post’s title (why not Miyako some may ask? Hopefully you’ll see why in a couple of weeks – definitely my favorite character of the year BTW). And I’m not done with the title characters yet, but I feel like I need to pay attention to others; they need love too. :3

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Thankful for Anime, 2007

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Granted, this will be bit earlier than usual for some, but why not get that head start in anyways? 😀

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I Think I Really Might Know What It’s Like To Be Najimi

Finishing up the Doujin Work anime (nothing special, but a decent watch), I was wondering what could have been had the show incorporated more of Hiroyuki’s brand of humor into it. But it’s better to think of what is rather than “what if’s” I guess, even if they do bring some iota of hope into our lives. While on that train of thought though, one thing that I remember from the manga was that compared to the anime, characters are more expressive (and I think that’s a give and take of the respective mediums in general, but that’s another side note). One strong example the manga is how our heroine Najimi feels when people start to check out the doujin she’s written. Never mind the fact that the doujin was apparently bad, but the way she reacts, the reader would think that she has her life staked out on that copy. A sort of mortified happiness occurs, as I think the following panels show:

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Initial Impressions on Doujin Work: Needs More Hiroyuki

From my limited experiences in watching how doujinshi works in anime, there seems to be a little spectrum on how it’s viewed. On one side, you have an idealistic notion that doujinshi makes everything right in the world if one has a passion for following it, as exemplified by Comic Party. Something must be working for Kazuki to get the many admirers (mostly female from the ones we see on the show) that he does. In the middle of the spectrum is something like Genshiken, where we get a more realistic view on how doujinshi is “enjoyed” (it’s not something to be proud of) from what the club members talk about, but that seems to mostly focus on the less than wholesome examples prevalent today.

Doujin Work falls on the other end of the spectrum. It too provides an idealized appearance of doujinshi, as we look through the perspective of people who create the works that people in Genshiken would enjoy, for example. Like Comic Party, the characters we see aren’t exactly people that we would probably actually get to know in real life as otaku. The anime should be more enjoyable on that regard then it currently is given it’s source material, and I can’t help but think the reason is because the anime isn’t using it to its full effect.

Two men enter, either way we all win~

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