It’s Monday, I gotta fucking commute back to work, and I’m tired. Welcome to Don’t @ Me, the time where, like a girl munching on her favorite food, I straight up die giving you my thoughts, views and opinions on everything relating to the anime industry. This time around I shooting the shit while I curse my drive. Let’s get into it after the cut.
1. Goblin Slayer got a season 2! This is happy news! As I’ve stated before in both my looks at the anime and several of the light novels, Goblin Slayer is a solid homage to classic DND with plenty of blood, guts and of course, GOBLINS! Glad to see the slaughter continues
2. I think it is clear to many of my readers that enjoyment doesn’t equal endorsement. I’ve seen some mumbles and grumbles about Rudy’s character in Jobless Reincarnation, and I think there is something to unpack here. Enjoying anime pervert characters doesn’t not mean that you are a bad person.
3. Look, I get it, anime track record with this stuff is checkered at best, and there is a understandable feeling of “not in my salad’ when it come to certain shows. I won’t rehash the Tamaki stuff from Fire Force, but the principle is the same. Sometimes pervert characters work, but sometimes they don’t.
4. To quote Jon Snow from the final season of Game of Thrones. “Do you think your family words are stamped on our bodies when we are born and that’s what we are?” I think it is unproductive to dismiss a show because of a characters action in the initial few episodes. Yes, Rudy formally being a 30-something shut in degenerate has carried over, but it is clear that Jobless and Rudy’s own character arc is about him growing out and away from that. We’ve seen this already, just four episodes in, but it’s not something that can be just wished away at once.
5. I’ll risk the blowback and says this right now: There is nothing wrong with liking anime pervert characters. Look at Issei Hyoudou from High School DxD. He loves the titties and ass as much as the next guy, but that is just a part of who he is. He is also loyal to a fault, understanding to the plights of the girls, and never once forces himself on them, even when he is given the greenest of green lights. He’s a pervert, no doubt about it, but that isn’t the period end point of who he is.
6. That was one of the greatest strengths of High School DxD. We get to watch Issei grow from the lovable, but kind of a loser teenager, to a well adjusted mature young man who, by just being given a fair chance, earns the love and admiration from Rias and the other girls. Having read much of Jobless Reincarnation, Rudy goes through a similar journey, but he will never stop being a pervert, because that’s part of who he is, Let’s enjoy the journey to find the proper balance before we write things off completely ok?
7. I look forward to watching Attack on Titan once the story is over, to view it like I did Sword Art Online: unbiased and fan-boy free. Because holy shit, am I tired of this over-hyped nonsense over the show. I get it, it’s good, it probably earns all the praise it gets, it is most likely a classic in the making. Let’s let it breathe instead of claiming it is going to change the world.