Finding the Funny

September 2, 2008

A shocking admission…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — zeugmal @ 11:19 pm

I have a shocking admission to make.  After this, friends and family may choose to disown me.  I may be cast into the streets and my name forever erased from memory.

Well, here goes.

I don’t like anime.

It’s true.  I know it’s cool to like anime now, but I’m sorry, I just don’t get it.  For the longest time I had this vague idea that maybe I wasn’t watching the right anime.  That great anime show that was going to change my mind was just right around the corner, and I somehow kept picking the bad ones.

I’ll give you a brief list of the reasons my mind explodes on contact with anime:

1.) Female character voices that reach window shattering pitches.

2.) Musical scores that are stuck in a perpetual crescendo.

3.) Cherry blossoms.  (Just watch one.)

That said, I do like making fun of anime.  Some anime has that perfect blend of awkwardness that is one parts melodrama and one part bad translation.   An anime I recently watched had eloquent episode titles such as “Deep Feeling” and “Attack.”  Priceless.

Even though I enjoy making fun of anime, I may have to stop watching.  If you read my previous post, you know that I’m convinced Chris Hansen from To Catch a Predator is watching over everything we do and lurking behind every closed door.  What is the problem with anime, you may ask.  If you have to ask, then I may kindly inquire, have you ever watched anime?

Preteen looking girls with huge breasts are something of an anime theme.  Without disproportionate women that constantly shriek and cry, I’d say it’s not genuine anime.  You may have been duped.

Chris definitely would not approve.



  1. When was anime cool? I HATE anime. It’s my least favorite thing on cartoon network! I think you’re right, Chris would not approve.

    Comment by Peanut — September 2, 2008 @ 11:34 pm

  2. Yeah, I’ve tried to watch a number of anime films, including classic ones like Akira and always found them wanting. The animation may be great in many of them, but the plots usually just aren’t.

    Comment by Chris — September 3, 2008 @ 12:12 am

  3. I know that anime is mostly advertised as young girls…very generous assets but dig a little deeper and you can find worthy anime. It’s just the finding them is the problem. The anime shown on Cartoon Network and Fox Kids I wouldn’t even watch as I think they’re sub-standard and I’ve never seen Akira either, plus I love anime. 🙂

    Comment by klaraflame — September 3, 2008 @ 10:53 am

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