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While I’ve never been much of a fan of the horror genre in general, I’ve always found myself appreciating such works in anime. It’s probably due to my aversion towards guts n’ gore and jump scares, which seem to be common in most western horror films. By contrast, most horror anime is more concerned with building an atmosphere of tension and psychological dread, focusing less on the ‘monster’ itself and instead developing sympathetic feelings towards the characters involved; instead of being scared by what’s happening, your feelings reflect those of the characters.

This is all just my personal experience however, and I would hardly call myself an expert of the genre. I could be completely off-base. But when you consider, say, Shiki, Mononoke and even Another to an extent, there seems to be some validity to it.

In this regard, one could easily call Shinsekai yori (or From the New World) the latest horror anime, but doing so would be something of a disservice. ‘Horror’ doesn’t quite encapsulate its complete nature – it’s a psychological post-apocalyptic dystopian supernatural drama, and while its tone and delivery lend themselves to the horror genre, its narrative scope is too wide to fit simply into that genre.

But this is all just a load of pretentious meandering. To put it simply, Shinsekai yori is a tense, claustrophobic, dark, thoughtful and intelligent series, and is one of the best anime I’ve ever seen.

And so it all began

And so it all began…

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So this should have been done a day or two ago but whatever, I was busy. Everything’s coming to an end though, and the next season ain’t that promising. A shame, I guess. Oh, and a bunch of subs were delayed.

Merry JoJomas!

Merry JoJomas!

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Yay back home for Christmas yay time to do lots of uni work yaaaaaaay.

You're in for a wild ride this week hahahahaugh

You’re in for a wild ride this week hahahahaugh

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Uuuuurgh looming deadlines means I can’t really spend much time on this.

emotou

emotou

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Maybe it’s because it’s nearing the end of the season, maybe it’s because I have lots of course work to do, or maybe it’s because each week I don’t really have anything useful or interesting to say, but these posts are beginning to get pretty tedious to write. I’ll see it through until the end of the season, but who knows what after then, really.

Loveliness and hugs abound this week

yay hugs and stuff

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lol 34. Rule, Mad Bull, 34’s a pretty great number you guys.

The week in animoo

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It’s been a decent week for anime I guess. I… I don’t really have much to say.

Shinsekai Yori really gave a sensitive depiction of homosexuality this week

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic season 3 started this week and dang was it a pretty good episode. Japanese cartoons can suck it.

<3

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So I got my Anime Secret Santa recommendations. Kure-Nai, Natsume Yuujinchou and Paradise Kiss. Not a bad selection imo, been meaning to check the latter two out for a while so it works for me. And they’re all single-cours! Meaning I’ll probably be able to watch all 3 before Christmas.

Feels moon, man

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Kick-Heart reached its funding goal! This is a great thing, and I can’t wait to see the finished product.

In other news, my Yukiko figma arrived, but got hit by customs so I had to pay like another £12 to free her from the evil clutches of the Royal Mail. Grr. Either way, she’s a lovely figure with a great sculpt and better articulation than the Chie figma I already own, although she does her long + hard plastic hair limits the potential movement of her arms a fair bit. But the main problem? Her ‘smiling’ face looks more like she’s being super srs. Ah well.

We should all strive to be this rad in our day to day lives

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