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Today, December 20th, marks the 1 year anniversary of my anime blog. And since it’s in the middle of the 12 Days of Anime, let’s double up this anniversary with an appropriately themed 12 Days post. The topic for today is about something central to the beginning of my anime blog and something I learned over the course of this year. My whole system of classifying anime through the tags of Brain On/Brain Off never really made sense, caught on, or was used by others. You could even say: it was never a good idea.
Friday marked a prominent day for this anime season, releasing over half a dozen new shows, including the one I was anticipating the most, Usagi Drop. I held some form of interest and anticipation in all of them and tested all the new shows (that includes Mayo Chiki, which I simply scanned through just to validate my earlier doubts) to see which ones were sensible and which should be promptly dismissed. But a few shows didn’t fall into either of the two categories and will give me something to consider when they air again next week.
Up first are the obvious winners, which should not be surprising considering my tastes.
Seeing as people are starting to realize that you’re more likely to prevent any irreversible brain damage by not watching Softenni, there has been a sudden decrease in the amount of subs available for those who disregard whatever medical warning is associated with their favorite ecchi/sports animes. Thankfully (for me), none of the topics I write about are associated with the story (haha what story?) or characters or anything that requires subtitles but instead focus on whatever tangents can pad out my weekly posts to around the 700 words so that they are just long enough to discuss a theme and short enough to impede too many ‘tl;dr’ views from people who visit this blog with the sole intention of looking at pictures of Asuna or Kotone (the only 2 characters that matter).
So anyway, onto the episode! (and I’m not all that negative in this post)
If someone asked you what genre of anime Sofuteni would be, what would you say? The best answer would be that Sofuteni is some sort of tennis/slice-of-life/comedy/ecchi anime. But what is the dominant genre? In other words, if you could only choose one genre to categorize Sofuteni, which one should you choose?