Monday, December 5, 2011
Sometimes you just want pure fun
I mentioned High School of the Dead earlier today, and I have a feeling its a series that quite a few people have skipped over. At first glance, it looks like nothing more than an excuse to mix in pretty girls, skimpy clothing, zombies and tons of violence. Well, actually...you'd be right with that assessment. The thing is, sometimes that can be just what the doctor ordered!
There's plenty of anime out there that really makes you think. I honestly believe that anime storylines and subplots are some of the most involved and well thought-out tales that the entertainment industry puts together. That goes for traditional TV and film as well. The level of sophistication can be extremely deep, and you really have to pay close attention to get it all.
It's amazing to have that option, and it is indeed one of the big reasons why I love anime so much. With that said, that's not always what I'm looking for out of a series. Sometimes I just want to kick back, relax and not have to think while I'm enjoying entertainment. That's where something like High School of the Dead comes in.
Just as traditional movies have their 'popcorn' fodder, anime does as well. It's nice to mix in content that you can enjoy on a very basic level, and just smile and laugh at the absurdity that's taking place on screen. What do you think is one of the most basic, pure-fun anime series' out there?
Posted by RawmeatCowboy at 1:41 PM