Shimoneta’s Anna Nishikinomiya: A Hilarious Warning about Policing Morality.

(This is a reblog and edit of a previous Character Dive, because hey..this is a bit more relevant now!)

Some series are known for only one or two things. Breakout characters or jaw-dropping moments are often what immortalize a show in the minds of many. I don’t know how many conversations I’ve heard where people have said: “You just gotta watch this show for this character or this one amazing moment. Sometimes these characters become so popular and well beloved that overtake the series they are in, for good or ill. Fonze from Happy Days grew well beyond the show he was in. The character of Fraiser from Cheers found success beyond his first show. In anime, we have seen it in characters like Levi from Attack on Titan or the Gotei 13 from Bleach. Even characters who don’t overtake the show such as Dragon Ball’s Vegeta, or Naruto’s Sasuke Uchiha often find themselves elevated to a higher status because of their breakout.

Today we’ll be talking about just such a character, a character that not only completely dominates the entire show,  but almost single handily can be credited for its success. I am course talking about Shimoneta’s Anna Nishikinomiya. Let’s get into it after the cut.

MASSIVE SPOILER ALERTS FOR THE PLOT AND TWISTS OF SHIMONETA, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

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Both a Social Commentary and the Funniest Character in Years.

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Shimoneta: Get Down, Get Dirty

A bit of a longer post, and a multi-parter as well. Something like this just needs more than a single post.

Anyone who is a fan of entertainment has their favorites, but they also have shows that instantly grab them in and get them hooked. These are the ones that leave you with something to chew on, that becomes part of your regular rotation, and ones you might splurge out the money for the Blu-Rays or collectibles. One you keep telling your friends: “Oh you have to check out _______”

Everyone has them, in regards to anime and manga I will always rate shows like High School DxD, Full Metal Alchemist, Black Cat, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Gundams Wing and Seed as some of my top favorites, those shows I will always suggest people check out or read. Most recently one such show has come out and just instantly drew me in, a show that I keep coming back to and thinking about. That series is, of course, Hirotaka Akagi’s Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes doesn’t Exist.

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Truth! Justice! Freedom! Anime Titties!

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