Friday, September 16, 2011

It's a's a's a neko!

Sometimes there's some anime content out there that's a bit hard to swallow. That's the kind of content that keeps the public at large away from experiencing anime. They see one strange thing and think that all anime is like that. We know the truth, and we also know it's there loss! I'm just wondering how many of those people were freaked out by the neko trend, which caused them to never look back.

Who doesn't love cats, right?! There has to be at least one cat out there that you think is snuggly and cute. What's not to love about a little kitty that you can curl up with, pet and just love?! I think there's a cat for everyone, and once you find that right cat it'll melt your heart.

Now take that conversation and apply it to women. That whole thing applies to ladies as well! Okay, maybe the petting part is a bit of a stretch, but the rest makes sense! A girl to love, hold and melt your heart. There are tons and tons of cute girls out there, all cute in their own ways. Now if you could only combine the two...

Oh wait, anime does! The neko is every cat/girl lover's dream come true. It's admittedly a rather weird trend, but I can't deny that even I find the neko stuff cute from time to time. It makes absolutely zero sense to me when I try and break the trend down, but something doesn't have to make sense for me to enjoy it! If it puts a smile on my face, that's all I need.

What do you make of the whole neku scene? How do you think it came about? Why did it catch on so well, enough to continue to this day? Do you find it strange, or is it just another element of anime in a very unique and interesting field of entertainment?