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About wikkidgrace

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    Wolf's Rain, Fruits Basket, Free!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Shield Hero, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Promised Neverland, D.Gray-Man, Yokai Ningen Bem, My Hero Academia, Given, One Punch Man, Mongolian Chop Squad, Net-juu no Susume

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    Too damn busy

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    Fallout / Dragon Age / Fire Emblem / League of Legends

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  1. Sounds a lot like Kokkoku https://myanimelist.net/anime/36548/Kokkoku
  2. Welcome! I'm not familiar with yaoi/BL myself, but perhaps this club might be able to point you in the right direction https://animeforums.net/clubs/19-the-yaoi-corner/
  3. I like this theory, it's not super far off from the truth. But it looks like we'll have to wait for season 3 to have that discussion. I'm honestly surprised they cut it off where they did... but now I know the next season is going to come in with a strong YEE-HAW. Can't wait.
  4. wikkidgrace

    Fruits Basket 2nd Season

    If you’re here, you may be asking: “What’s all the hype about this anime?” It’s not exactly action-packed like Attack on Titan, or over-the-top with political caricature as in Hetalia. It isn’t a brilliant cat-and-mouse supernatural thriller like Death Note. So what exactly has people talking about a slice-of-life reverse harem where people get turned into animals? Assuming you’ve seen season one already, (and if you haven’t-- you should watch it like, yesterday,) then you should be familiar with the basics. Tohru Honda finds herself entwined with a cursed family- literally cursed in the sense that thirteen members transform into animals of the zodiac when embraced by a member of the opposite sex. We learn their names and zodiac spirits, and we learn about Akito, the feared and revered head of the family. Season one ends with Tohru discovering the first of many better kept secrets about the Sohma clan. Season two picks up by shining a blacklight on some of the darker breadcrumbs from the first season, and begins to show us what this series is really about. If it at all went over your head in season one, it won’t miss again this time around as the message takes front and centre. The Sohma family is completely dysfunctional. Each and every member cursed by the zodiac is bound by a larger, invisible chain of abuse which begins and ends by Akito’s hand. Kyo struggles with his own self-worth, is shunned by the rest of his family, and fights to change his fate despite a growing sense of helplessness and guilt. Yuki feels unheard, unloved, and trapped, having been gaslit by Akito from the very beginning into believing the only way to justify his existence is to live under her cruel thumb. Not even the contagiously cheerful Momiji is safe from tragedy, forced to watch his own family from afar after his mother’s traumatic rejection and attempt on her own life. The series becomes more and more emotionally charged every episode, coming to a climax when we finally meet Rin and learn of her mission. Yuki’s shell begins to collapse. Beautiful friendships come to form as Tohru's influence emboldens the zodiacs to reach out. We see love budding in the margins, some a long time coming, and others a complete surprise. We see Tohru begin to awaken to the fact that something has to change in all of this. And, above all, a looming sense that walls are crumbling and long-standing traditions are breaking as Akito desperately tries to keep it all from unraveling. If it isn’t obvious by now, Fruits Basket speaks to victims and survivors alike of abuse and trauma. It is, at times, heartbreaking to watch as the Sohmas experience situations you may find all too familiar, whether that be yourself or through someone you know. Akito’s crimes against the zodiac members begin to mount from episode one, and can be identified as real-world tactics used by perpetuating abusers. Despite the emotional rollercoaster, the anime does manage to install a sense of hope in the form of Tohru- the outsider who will bring the cycle of abuse to a reckoning. There isn’t a single anime out there brave enough to address this quite like Fruits Basket does, and for that reason, this is absolutely a must-watch anime.
  5. Oh, hey I played the H*ck out of THPS2! That was so fun back in the day. Shame it doesn't unlock anything, that's how they used to do 'secret content' back then, but now it's probably just gotten moved into DLC. Still, props for the 100%! Bragging rights if nothing else.
  6. You might find this ANN article from 2018 to be of interest, then.
  7. I welcome them to the fandom and offer them recommendations.
  8. Hoo boy that's a big yikes from me. But anyway, I don't think this question is framed right. It's indirectly implying that finding underaged children attractive at the age of 70 is any more unacceptable than at say, 35. Teen anime characters are often oversexualised and that's just one of the many characteristics of anime as a whole that set it apart from Western media. This is in part thanks to Japanese culture and age of consent, which, when put into context, makes it a little more bareable. At that point it falls on you and where your own boundaries lie. However, anime characters who are under the age of consent are where we should collectively draw a line. I can't agree with it not hurting anyone just because it isn't real- providing fodder and content which directly appeals to individuals who actively seek it out only serves to validate and embolden them. My opinion is that we shouldn't tolerate any form of media which paints children in a sexual or provacative situation, including anime. With all the unified "ree-ing" toward the Netflix film Cuties being a catalyst for recent conversation on the subject, I expect some takeaway should be "Let's not open Pandora's Box."
  9. Happy (belated) birthday @efaardvark! Take a day off work and celebrate yourself! . . I swear I want to get a calendar together for all your birthdays. Yo everyone send me a pm with your month and day.
  10. Everyone has to have their first two posts approved after they join. This is to help filter out spam/bots. You should be good to go from now on!
  11. Love the attitude of your new avy & goes well with your new username 😎

    1. wikkidgrace

      wikkidgrace

      Hahaha... It was time to bring it in line. Thanks friend!

  12. Happiest of birthdays @RuthisianCodex!!
  13. BXYYT: Botched X-Rays Yellowed Your Teeth UVJML
  14. Saw your comment about not knowing where to start with sports anime, and I raise you Iwatobi Swim Club. That was my bridge into the genre and you might like it.

    1. EnviousEnvy

      EnviousEnvy

      @wikkidgrace Thank you,  I'll definitely check it out!

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