|Posted by Anna H. on July 13, 2014 at 1:35 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Last week, I talked to 1 of my college guy friends about my previous Cartoon Sunday blog. We discussed Adult Swim's overly played shows, that need to be retired. He is someone, who loves watching Cowboy Bebop.
Someday, I might try watching Cowboy Bebop even though it's been re-aired on Adult Swim, since the network's launch in 2001. Some fans don't understand, that excessive hype about anything can repel new and potential fans. Whether it is animation, live action shows, movies, music, books, video games, etc. the constant hype is highly oppressive.
Maybe if I wasn't surrounded by so many Anime Otakus and Weeaboos years ago, while attending UW-Parkside and Carthage College, I might have enjoyed certain shows. Not to sound like I am being a pompous Anime elitist, but Anime Otakus and Weeaboos can be really obnoxious.
Anime Otakus and Weeaboos usually make it difficult for other Anime fans or generally anyone, who is interested in Japanese culture and entertainment to appreciate Anime.
As soon as someone says he/she is an Anime fan or something revolving around Japanese interests, we have to be suspicious of each other. We're unsure if that person is delusional and/pretentious with bottles of uppers being stashed away.
Some Anime fans are extremists and do NOT know how to enjoy something without acting bat, shit crazy. I finished watching a YouTube vlogger's rant about Westaboos and Weeaboos. In his vlog, he makes some valid points.
Westaboos, Weeaboos, & Other Closed-Minded Extremists
People need to be more well-rounded, when it comes to their interests. At the same time, they must try acting sane.
As I said earlier, my college friend and I discussed Adult Swim's excessively shown Anime. He loves Cowboy Bebop stating:
"Cowboy Bebop is kinda like an old worn out blanket. It's comfy and feels good."
My friend also believes, that Adult Swim is playing it "safe" with its programming. He makes a valid point about the network playing it safe. However, Adult Swim's team is playing their programming too safe.
Adult Swim is limiting its audience from being exposed to better and more interesting Anime titles. The network has overlooked many titles within the last 13 years. Within these last 6 years, the team loves airing some of the worst acquisitions they can buy.
When I was in college years ago, I didn't always have the opportunities to watch some titles such as Trigun and Blue Gender. I always saw their promos but never really had the chance to watch them.
I was constantly juggling 2 colleges, dealt with nightmares as roommates, and hosted my radio show. Sometimes, I had to host my show late at night. This was followed by waking up for early morning classes. Therefore, I missed most of Adult Swim's older shows.
It wasn't until I was a junior and senior at Carthage College, that I had time to watch more animation on Adult Swim. Rather than the network replaying other shows such as Ghost In The Shell and Cowboy Bebop, it wouldn't hurt to re-license their earlier Anime.
This includes Anime, that completely missed their chances.
My friend said, that he would like to see more Mecha Anime on Adult Swim, which is fine with me. It would be great if the network would acquire the rights to the entire Full Metal Panic! series, including the 2nd season, Fumoffu. I really enjoyed the 2nd season more because it was Comedy driven.
Since Adult Swim loves airing mostly Comedy Shows, Full Metal Panic! kills 2 birds with 1 stone.
It has both Action and Comedy. Although, the 1st and 3rd seasons are more Action and Drama driven.
Full Metal Panic! Trailer
Adult Swim could've bought the entire Full Metal Panic! series over a gajillion times within this past decade and never did. Then again, the network also could've bought the complete Hell Girl Anime series, while acquiring the rights to Death Note. Since Hell Girl is labeled as a Shojo Horror Anime, Adult Swim wouldn't try airing it.
In a way, Hell Girl is somewhat similar to Death Note. It's just that Ai Enma is a dead girl, who sends people to hell, whereas Death Note is about a teenage boy (becomes a college student later), who uses a Shinigami's (meaning "Death God" in Japanese) notebook to kill people.
Death Note is a Shonen Supernatural Murder Mystery Anime. If the Death Note franchise would've had the "Shojo" branding rather than "Shonen," Adult Swim would've left it alone like Hell Girl.
Now, that I think about it, the Hell Girl franchise has 3 seasons compared to Death Note only having 2. When I watched the last few minutes of Hell Girl's finale, the ending felt more like a cliffhanger. Too bad Death Note didn't have a cliffhanger ending.
Some of us Death Note fans hated the series finale. It felt more like a Greek Tragedy. I could never choose between Light Yagami and "L." I liked those characters equally.
Hollywood is trying to remake the live action version of the Death Note movie and I'm cringing.
I watched Japan's live action versions of the Death Note movies and they sucked. Most of the actors couldn't act. The only actor I enjoyed watching was Kenichi Matsuyama. He played the role of "L" to a tee. This could explain why Japan created a spinoff movie revolving around "L."
"L: Change The World" was the best movie. I hated Death Note 1 and 2. Now that Hollywood filmmakers are trying to remake their own version of the Death Note franchise, we as real fans are cringing.
Hollywood filmmakers have already been strategizing ways of rewriting Light as Kira for vengeance rather than justice. This includes wanting to remove ALL the shinigami.
The shinigami are important characters in Death Note. They are the main reason Light has access to their notebooks. If Hollywood filmmakers want to win over the Death Note fan base, they don't have a prayer by rewriting everything.
I would swear some fan fiction writer in Hollywood is trying to ruin Death Note for every true fan, if I didn't know any better.
The Death Note franchise is about the high school senior, Light Yagami. The protagonist finds a notebook. He starts reading the Death Note's instructions, while being somewhat skeptical.
This is until, Light chooses to use it, in order to kill a criminal. After witnessing its true abilities, he is convinced and becomes addicted to using the notebook to the extent, that he develops a God Complex.
Death Note has been highly controversial internationally, over these last 8-9 years. Some delusional Death Note fans began quoting the Anime and made their own hit lists for classmates.
I have read at least several times on Anime News Network, over the years about 'tweens and teenagers in American schools creating their very own "Death Notes." Basically, they are sociopaths, who want to kill their peers.
As usual, some fans enjoy ruining entertainment for everybody.
I may be a misanthrope, but I'm NOT delusional enough to believe in a fictional cartoon's notebook, that kills people. I wouldn't use an Anime or Manga, as a scapegoat for committing murder either.
I believe the Death Note franchise became internationally successful because it's like a misanthrope's fantasy come to life. Well, that's if you count the dying and not being sent to Heaven or Hell. Since I have talked the most about Death Note, here's episode 1 of the Anime.
Let me know what you think!
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