LOL. This made my day.
After logging in to myTumblr I was buried by the landslide of reactions from Bake/Nisemonogatari fans. Fans are really scary, you say one thing and they landslide you with their comments. Not that I mind it though having this kind of interaction makes the internet fun.
Firstly, what incited my desire to watch Bake/Nisemonogatari was a clip I found on youtube. Then afterwards, I searched some reviews regarding the show. Most of the reviews I found, highlighted the shows excellent animation, dialogue, etc. But it also showed some parts of the show which is not quite conventional for anime shows. An example is the child-groping scene, and that toothbrush scene or even that fight scene with that gorilla-like creature. I have watched worse (and when I term “worse” I do not mean that it is bad in nature but it is due to gore or sexually explicit scenes which is quite exceptional for me) animes, like the recent episodes of the “Shin Sekai Yori” or “Elfen Lied” or “Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni”. I am in no way implying that the show is “bad”. Instead, I have to say that it is one of the shows that really intrigued me. It is one of those shows that is bold, as I may put it, in its creativity. I mean, it is true right, the show is not for the viewership of younger audiences? It is sexually suggestive in nature (well a lot of animes are sexually suggestive so you may term the show as explicit). What I couldn’t explain in my last post was the context. I am currently unfit in watching such shows, I mean we all have our struggles to deal with, right? And besides, a show like this is very dialogue-heavy so I need to brace myself for such a show, A creative, yet sexually explicit, yet gory, yet dialogue-heavy show. Watching such a show is not a walk in the park (I mean if it is a walk in the park for you then let me remind you that it situations vary case to case). I repeat, I am not putting the blame on the creators or the show itself but on myself. Having said that….
I will try to watch it sometime next week hehehe when I feel that I am in the best condition to watch such a show and I just found out that Shaft was the studio responsible for this and so I am looking forward to watching this. Shaft is one of my favorite anime studios, then there’s Bones,then Production I.G, Then Studio Ghibli, Then PA Works, then A-1 pictures (which is new to my list).