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  • Recent Blogs

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      Recent Entries

      The History Kid
      Latest Entry

      It's an old adage - one that certainly reaches back farther than you or I have been alive.  "Embrace the Suck."

      So why is this such a big deal to me?  Well...I actually have an anime spin on this one - "omg, gais Michael's gonna post some anime stuff!"  Calm down there, Mr. Roboto.

      I have an automatic turn-off when it comes to main characters in an anime.  Mainly those who do not "embrace the suck." (Michael, what the frig does that even mean?) I'm glad you asked member that's talking to me in my head!

      "If it ain't rainin', we ain't trainin'." - A saying that gets drilled into your skull in basic training.  It also gets hurled at any DAC who has labor in their job description.  Those who complain about things are told one thing: "Embrace the suck."  The internet version is: "Deal with it."  (Hay, look! I made my cover photo relevant.)  But it's these two sayings that I've adopted as my own since I turned 18.  They've become more part of me today more than ever.  So much so that they direct how I handle interactions with people.  They also steer how I expect an interaction with someone should go.

      So naturally, when I'm face to face with a little twerp main character in an anime, it irritates me.  The indecisive one.  The non-committal one.  The one that would rather eat an overcooked steak than go back and ask for it medium rare because who the ever-loving-frig would ruin a good steak.

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      Now, the problem with this is that there's a real major disconnect in the attitude of many characters out there today.  They may seem to have an "embrace the suck" mentality, but in reality, they're just as whiny and pissy as the next guy. (I'm officially calling out Kirito, Sora from Kingdom Hearts, and Shugo Kunisaki (the later of which really needs to get run over with an Abrams tank and then tube fed into the mouth of a baby shark).)  These characters irritate me more.  Why?  They're the epitome of fake.  What I can't stand even more than whiners are fakers.  

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      These characters single handedly can ruin an entire franchise, whether they're a main character or not for me.  Not only that, but they also set a precedent for the other series that might fall into the genre.  I can not count how many people are actually whipped into liking these character archetypes either.  (No guys, I'm not talking about people who are just shy - hell, I'm shy sometimes too - I'm talking about people who just for the love of everything can't decide whether or not to take the damn red pill or the blue pill.)  They create some of the most fantastic and annoying fans as well, and it honestly just amazes me.

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      But I digress and go back to the point of my argument.

      "Embrace the suck" - "Just deal with it."  Cadence's to life.  Why?  Because, a lot of the time life does suck.  It sucks sometimes for all of us.  Just deal with it.  You have to.  Why?  Because only those who just deal with it can ever hope to change it for themselves or anyone around them.  The suck is a good thing.  So deal with it.

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      Recent Entries

      Why is it that the boy characters seem to get less attention? There are a vast amount of highly developed male characters, yet it is not nearly as likely that you've heard of them referred to by any "dere" character type. Here is a list of the Dere character type definitions I've found on the web, and characters from some of my favorite anime to give you an example of what they can look like.

       Deredere:

      Sweet and energetic to seemingly everyone

       

      - Momiji Souma (Fruits Basket)

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      Aladdin (Magi)

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      Honey (Ouran High Schoo Host Club)

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      TsunDere: 

      Outwardly harsh, not tactful, and easily disliked, perhaps lacking charisma, however once you get to know them they are a teddy bear.

       

      Kyou Souma (Fruits Basket)

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      Inosuke (Demon Slayer)

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      Inuyasha

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      Kuudere:

      Seems not to care what others think or do, cold and blunt. Internally they are caring and thoughtful.

       

      Kaede Rukawa (Slam Dunk)

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      Yusuke Urameshi (Yuu Yuu Hakusho)

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      Naofumi Iwatani (The Rising of the Shield Hero)

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      Yandere:

      Sweet until someone else shows interest in their object of affection

       

      Zenitsu (Demon Slayer)

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      Motoyasu (The Rising of the Shield Hero)

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      Dandere:

      Calm and sweet, usually reserved in groups, but opens up in private. May be referred to as "shy"

       

      Ren Mihashi (Big Windup!)

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      Makunouchi Ippo (Hajime no Ippo)

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      Lets show these boys some love 💕 

      What personality types do your favorite characters fall under?

  • Community Anime Reviews

    • RyePotatoes -
      Akatsuki no Yona

      Akatsuki no Yona is a Reverse Harem anime that features love, betrayal, and revenge. Three common points that everyone can surely relate to. Right of the bat, the plot is REALLY emphasized so the viewers can pretty much have a number of predictions on what's going to happen next.  It gives you the proper grasp of the anime and surprisingly enough it isn't boring to watch. I could compare it to a vacation wherein you would much enjoy the travel rather than the destination because the destination
    • RyePotatoes -
      Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes

      I tried to watch this anime since I have an interest in Mysteries. Of course it's already taken into account that this anime won't be the typical Detective Conan kind of Mystery genre that carries heavy and ingenious cases. Animation-wise the anime is good. Characters have a well put up background story. The plot was there and it obviously screams slice of life with a dash of mystery. This anime is light-hearted and may be enjoyable for some people that are fond of subtle mystery genres. Th
    • KeilynLocke -
      Zombieland Saga

      When I started this anime, I had already seen a few trailers and clips, so I came in knowing that I already thought of it as oddly cute. I have honestly attempted to watch nearly all of the girls Idol Group anime I've heard about, so I wanted to look into this one as well. I wasn't disappointed initially. I was a little sad when they went down the typical type of path musically, but the show was adorable overall, and the music wasn't bad. I honestly wish that more of the music had followed their
    • Muco -
      Violet Evergarden

      What do you think about a mannequin wanting to understand love? Let's take aside my biased rate for a moment and dive into this miraculous world. It's great graphics and story telling are certainly out of the ordinary. High Budget = High Quality All of my expectations have been fully satisfied. The story takes place in the early 20th century. Precisely in the aftermath of a war where the main character has been a part of. Unfortunately, the anime ended with a cliffhanger. What happened
    • EnviousEnvy -
      Soul Eater

      Soul Eater is one of my top ten favorite anime and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a series that has action mixed with tons of comedy. Every character has their own quirks and personality. The comedy doesn't take away from the action and the series pretty much sticks to the story instead of running all over the place like a lot of newer anime tends to do. The graphics are done quite well and again it's definitely a unique style of artwork that I don't see in a lot of anime. I will sa
    • Ohiotaku -
      Zombieland Saga

      Having finished this series earlier today,  I'm left asking the question "Is the glass half empty or half full?"  The premiere episode made me laugh out loud, but also made it seem likely that it's gimmicky sense of parody wouldn't stay funny through the entire season. In that sense the decision to explore the girls' backstories and personalities was definitely the right decision to extend the life of the series and led to some truly emotional moments (Lily's is the best example but Ai & Jun
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