12 Moments of Anime: SA Stopped Being SpecialDecember 15, 2008 at 1:20 pm | Posted in Articles | 12 Comments
Tch. I don’t want SA to be ahead of Rimahiko. I don’t want SA to be memorable at all. I want to forget all about it. The anime anyway. And having any teensy bit of negativity in this feels like more cheating from me (and ruins some of the fun for me).
Nonetheless, for my second day of anime, episode 04 of Special A is my eleventh most memorable moment of 2008.
Oh how I wish one of the most memorable thing about SA had been one of the episodes I actually enjoyed. However when I was going through my anime from this year to spark some memories, I came to SA rather quickly. It was one of the first two series I blogged on Simplicity.
However, the first thing that came to mind wasn’t an episode I blogged on here, but something that left me so stunned on livejournal that I could barely type something up.
That was episode 04 of Special A. Or more specifically…this:
“Oh my! What are they doing that causes for such super poses with nets?” is probably what you’re asking. You have to know, don’t you?
Well I will be the wonderful person that I am and let you in on the secret (in case you can’t figure it out). They are…
…catching dragonflies. orz
Why is this so memorable for me? Well I think that it’s just about one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen in an anime…and I’m watching Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka (oooh, SA just got dissed).
It wasn’t in the manga and I can think of absolutely no reason why they would decide to add it in the anime. It was stupid. My god nothing has ever seemed so incredibly stupid to me. For the one minute (almost exactly) where their ridiculous “haha! Who can catch more dragonflies~!” competition is taking place, those two characters become two entirely different people. Well maybe not Hikari, because she’s so bizarre and generally stupid…or dense for a kinder word (especially in the anime).
But it’s almost painful for me to go back and visit.
Of course, I say almost because now it’s kind of funny. Something you can look back on and laugh because of how much it fails. After they are trolled, people get very angry, but eventually they look back and laugh. They own up to what a good job someone else did trolling them.
Though, I don’t think that’s the case here. I just think Gonzo x AIC failed…big time.
I think most fans of the manga generally have the same opinion of the anime (negative) and I made mine quite clear by the end. I blogged it almost every week…through…all sorts of stupidity and Hikari’s denseness. So I don’t really have to revisit that, but yeah. This was the one that stood out to me.
I mean, I sound pretty traumatized, but there is a good side to this. At this point I was still trying to like the anime and possibly make excuses for it, despite all of its flaws, but after this I kind of just went, “screw it” and took the whole thing as it was. And with zero expectations from there on out.
This episode saved me from expecting something out of the finale.
Also, after the point where I stopped caring, I was able to enjoy talking about the anime a lot more. So someone, despite the anime being so crappy, I managed to blog it all the way to the end (after I started).
So yes…there are some fond memories attached to this crap. It’s mildly surprising, isn’t it?
…But just for a minute. Honestly.
How am I supposed to believe that Sui developed a brother complex after what he has seen?
Oh right. He thought his brother was cool because he acted uncool later. Well…whatever. =_=;
That’s all I can take to say right now, so I’ll leave it at that. (Haha, much worse than yesterday, with a completely clear head. Oh my, somehow I have a lack of enthusiasm over my own “fond” memories. What a shame…for today.)
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