Posts Tagged Adventure
This week: loving the scrutiny and struggle in Yura’s character in Stella Jogakuin Koutouka C3-bu, recognizing Sayomi’s contributions in Tamayura ~more aggressive~, thoughts on the father’s four attributes being divided among his sons in Uchouten Kazoku, and criticizing Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou for having a death, just for the sake of having a death.
One of the most fundamental and essential concepts present throughout all of Magi is the romance of adventure. The romance of adventure is not an idea that unifies the romance between two characters with the genre of adventure (although one could argue that a powerful bond existed between Aladdin and Alibaba), but one that quantifies the stylization and presentation of adventure that is largely romantic and idealistic. Whether it was questing through treacherous dungeons, relying on the help of mystic, majestic djinns and their phantasmal magic, fending off monsters and assassins alike or hunting for treasures of unimaginable wealth, the image and feeling of adventure in Magi was portrayed as glamorous, glorious, rewarding and extremely passionate. Magi wanted to show these elements of adventures through this distinctive perspective which then helped enthuse and entertain the audience. As you can imagine, this concept had a significant and permanent impression in Magi.
The setting of an anime is visually expressed through the various architectures and environments. Magi has featured a number of diverse physical settings thus far and has done well communicating these to us through its use of dazzling and detailed backgrounds and sceneries.
The world of Magi has not always been one of wonder and magic. Sadly enough, at some point prior, all the kingdoms and all the countries existed much like our very own, lands without indescribable fortunes, enchanted weapons, mythical creatures, or the awesome power of conjured djinns. Grounded in an unforgiving reality, this world experienced a dramatic shift with the appearances of these imposing, towering labyrinths, commonly referred to as Dungeons. It is here where all the fantasy in Magi originates. Through the influence of these countless Dungeons, we see a very different world than the one that existed fourteen years ago. Now, Magi is a world inhabited with magic, wonder, and adventure, and all solely because of these Dungeons.
Seeing as the Autumn anime season is already upon us, a number of anime having recently aired with fervent discussions trailing closely behind, there’s no better time than now to provide a brief overview to the assembly of anime premiering this season, primarily composed of my thoughts, opinions, and general hype for each show. So what anime am I keeping my eye on that might be wise to do the same? Come and let’s explore what is to be the Autumn anime season of 2012!
The second season of Dog Days has concluded peacefully without any interruption or harm by any form of plot whatsoever. The season was left to be carefree, directionless, and virtually an entire season of filler and character set-up that was never delivered nor resolved. However, with several hints dropped during the finale, as well as embedded gracefully throughout the season, it appears that yet another sequel of Dog Days is within the minds of the creators and producers. Should that be the case, then one can’t help but wonder what possibly could happen in a sequel to follow this season. It feels like the series has already run out of ideas considering the lack of focus, structure, and planning that occurred in this season. What can Dog Days do to make its next season worthwhile?