Obsession with Youth
Since life is starting to balance out some, and I’ve figured out how to type on my laptop whilst holding a tiny one; I figured I could try my hand at a blog post. This is a celebration of sorts! I miss my blog. I miss being able to read others’ blogs. I am so behind on current anime and I haven’t been watching older anime series. I have been watching a lot of K-Drama and I think it’s because I have found shows with adult characters. I’ve finished two series; “Let’s Eat” and “Witch’s Romance”. It was a coincidence that both main female characters fell for younger men. I’m not going to talk about those shows but if you are interested in K-Drama that doesn’t focus on high school characters; check those two romantic comedies out.
If you’ve read my blog consistently, you know that I am in a constant search for anime that has mature characters; story lines that don’t revolve around middle-schoolers or high-schoolers. Why is it so hard to find shows that have mature story lines? My argument when people joke that I watch “cartoons” is that anime is not like Western animation in the sense that its not directed at children. Or my argument that not all anime is hentai. However, it seems the majority of shows are directed at a younger audience and in some sense a more perverted audience. I can’t prove my case when more recent anime shows nothing but moe moe, ginormous bouncy boobs on 12 year old females, and panty shots. It seems the days of shows like GitS, Serial Experiments Lain, Paranoia Agent, Trigun, Big O; series that really made me love anime; are gone. I can’t say there have been any memorable shows for me in the last decade.
What I’m going to try to do is find more series that have maturer content. I do plan on continuing to watching some currently running shows that peak my interest. However, I would love to build a list of shows that cater towards a more adult audience. As always, I ask those who read this blog to give suggestions. I also want to add that the characters can be high-schoolers as there are shows with high-school even middle-school age characters that have mature content.
I hope you all are having a good summer. I know I’m having an interesting one!