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With unintentional motivation from Alfredo, I say that we begin the ride to a challenge!
Welcome to the 30 Day Anime Challenge, on me!
For the next thirty days, without a doubt, you will bee seeing one of these on each day. ^_^’
I will only say it right here in the first post, once and only that almost all of what you’ll be reading in the challenge are of my opinion – I’m not speaking for anyone else!
Now, it’s time we get this started (for real!).
Very First Anime You Watched
If we’re talking about the first anime I’ve witnessed with my own two eyes then that title would have gone to Detective Conan.
Damn it, I’m already half breaking the rules of the challenge. Screw it – I’m doing this MY way because duh – I want to talk about what I feel most fitted with the question.
The first anime that I’ve willingly watched however, started from my desire to find emotions other than happiness when I was in my first year of university. Weird, right? I mean, I was a happy person and still am, but why did I try to look for something else that’s not preferred by anyone else?
I was happily drinking away, partying hard in my first year undergraduate until winter came. I’ve found myself staying inside much more often. One night I happened to be watching videos on YouTube – just your typical trip to the weird realm.
Except that it was the one time that led me to where I am right here and now – discarded the fact that it was either weird or not. The video of a song by the goddess Lia that started it all…..
Which led my curious self into watching…
The journey that began
Having been coated with a bunch of shounen on television at the time, Clannad wasn’t just the first anime that I’ve willingly watched; it was also the first to ever have introduced me into a whole new look on the other side of the grass. Still green, just greener.
And with that, let me take this moment to encourage you to always try something new – don’t let yourself be blinded by what you love. At least it was the very case for me – “You think you do, but you don’t.”
Clannad (including Clannad After Story) is the last title from Kyoto Animation and Key/Visual Art’s holy trinity, after Kanon and Air. The show came off immediately as weird to me because remember, at that very moment, my blood was still fused with the inner shounen left by the likes of Dragon Ball Z, Detective Conan and Naruto. The character interactions were noticeably less intense compared to all of what I’ve seen. Occasionally, the comedy gave way for me to realize that what I’ve been missing is the natural flow of jokes that don’t ‘just happen’.
You know, I’m mainly talking about the gym scene with Kyou 😉
Then came the unexpected train of emotions….
Well, I did see characters crying in the opening credit but I didn’t think that I’d be joining the show in doing so! Uwah!
The first season mainly served as a comedic harem with very little romance, at least until near the end. I wasn’t going into Clannad for romance anyway but I can’t deny the fact that the show’s romantic bonus was huge – one that I definitely wouldn’t decline and certainly did not.
Clannad After Story, in short, made me a man.
Hence I started my real journey to discover what I now know as Slice of Life.
I’m trying to keep these short because you know… there are thirty posts in the making!
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