Sometimes, us critics (Us including me?) have a bad time in admitting that we like this certain anime. Why? Because, we can’t find anything good to write about it (objectively). Might it be some trashy fanservice show (To Love Ru), a rehash harem show, or a repeated formula shounen anime, sometimes we just don’t admit we like it.
For instance, take Bleach for example. It’s probably the anime I most fanboy’d about when I started watching anime itself, and now this is the only time I’ve ever mentioned about it in my blog. Why? For me its because its an anime that most bloggers bash since well, its an ongoing (2004) rehash shounen anime easily flamed and hated and I don’t really want any of that in my blog (mind you I haven’t watched Bleach since like 2 years ago). Plus, even I myself have to admit, all the bad things about Bleach (fillers, dragging after episode 60+, and plot started getting a bit to convulted for anyone’s taste) completely cancels out the good things about it (Rukia, Episode 1-64, some characterization, dark tone and setting in the first few arcs, just the plain coolness of it all) and in the end I can’t find a single thing to praise. But I like it, dammnit.
I don’t really know where this post is going but sometimes, DON’T BE TOO HARSH! If you like something, tell everyone you like it!. ON THE OTHER HAND, there’s a completely opposite spectrum of things. Those anime you pretend to like but really hate.
I’m not guilty with this at all, since I can perfectly say I don’t pretend to like any anime I don’t like. Some others, who can’t seem to fathom the popularity of a certain show, just go along with the flow and like it even though he/she doesn’t get it at all. I cannot fathom how people can still find things to praise about BLOOD C (Even in an interview with the director, he admits he has no control of anything) even though its amazingly terrible. There’s a lot more others too.
My ENTIRE point is, if you like something or don’t like something, ADMIT IT.