Wayback Wednesday! #2
Hello again and welcome to yet another text version of Wayback Wednesday! Someday soon I will have the YouTube videos flowing, but that someday is not this day, and even though I wrote and scheduled this post over a week ago, I am certain I’ve not gotten any closer to getting a YouTube video done. Especially considering the season seven premiere of Game of Thrones was a few days ago.
In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked if there was a post just a few hours older than this one that is a little more than me verbally fapping over the episode.
Speaking of fapping, today’s WW post is the only other Bakadome post I could find that had any kind of actual content in it. Enjoy, and we’ll see what we can figure out for next Wednesday!
CAME FOR THE PLOT; STAYED FOR THE PLOT…
We’ve all seen the meme, right? You watch anime for the plot.
Well, have you ever come for the plot, and actually been drawn in by the plot? The actual plot?!
That’s what’s happened to me with Maoyu. I actually sent the GIF above (you really should click on it; it’s worth watching for 10-15 hours) to my bud and fellow BakaDome baka, Master Blaster. For reasons that I am sure are only pure and wholesome, he tracked down the show that the GIF came from and started watching it.
He then told me that it was actually a really good show.
Unlike a lot of people, I don’t see fan service as a detriment to anime. Sadly, I’ve seen a lot of comments on Crunchyroll and other places lambasting otherwise awesome anime simply because of a shower scene or what the reviewer felt was unnecessary nudity.
I say “Bah”. Fan service and anime go together like ice cream and cookie dough. Then again, I’m a guy who lists Girls Bravo as one of my Top 10 anime, so my opinion on fan service is pretty clear.
My point is that with Maoyu, I was unconvinced, so I added it to my queue and started watching it myself. In three days I have nearly finished the series. While it’s somewhat hard to follow what is exactly going on all the time (likely a lot was cut out of the novels to anime-ize it), it’s sweet, smart, and clever. There is an amazing uniqueness to it, whereas none of the characters have names and are all referred to by what they do – Demon King, Hero, Head Maid, etc.
It certainly wasn’t something I expected when in the first episode the main female character (cutely enough named the Demon King) was shoving her breasts into our Hero’s face.
This isn’t the first time I’ve been sucked in by the story when I was planning on simply ogling the animated female leads. Asobi ni Iku yo! starts out with a buxom cat girl from outer space, as well as your cliche 44-DDD sporting childhood friend who won’t admit she loves the protagonist but has a pretty clever story behind it as well. DearS would have done better had it more closely followed the manga, but despite some early fan service, it quickly drew me in with a compelling story (though there was a lot of filler…).
Obviously, there are others, but those are just a few older ones off the top of my head.
The moral of our story is don’t judge a book by its cover; or in this case, an anime by its cleavage.