I'm starting to wonder if I'm a bit of a weird guy. Some of the anime topics I've discussed on the blog have lead me to believe that maybe I'm looking at things a bit differently than other people. That's not a bad thing by any means, but really getting a look inside what makes my anime habits tick has made me realize a lot of things. For example, my interest in anime that have happy or sad stories.
I have nothing against any anime story, no matter what the direction or outcome at the end. I'll give any show a chance, and am even looking to jump into content that I was previously afraid to dig into. I keep trying to push my boundaries wider, even though I thought I was really open before. While I'm expanding my horizons, I'm starting to learn what types of stories really resonate with me.
When it comes to anime, I'm thinking that sad stories, or stories that have some particularly heavy/sad elements really make a mark on me. Anime that's happy is fine by me, and I do love seeing happy endings and characters finally getting together, but it's those sad stories that make me feel like I really have content to latch onto. It's almost like the devastation in the story gives me something to remember, and remembering a great anime is definitely a happy feeling...even if it has a sad outcome.
Am I the only one that is into sad stories like this, or feels this way about them? I'm sure I'm not, but I'd love to hear from you guys on the topic. Shedding a tear during anime can be a great way to have that story really impact you and stick in your head for years to come. When everything is wrapped up in a neat little package, I might love it at first, but those memories seem to fade as the years go on.