This year, my girlfriend and I went to New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 13th at the Jacob Javits Center. It was our fifth year going and after last year’s debacle, I was hoping that this one was going to be better. I was wondering if the admins running the show were going to fix some of the inconveniences of last year and hopefully would treat the anime/manga sections with some well-deserved respect.
One of the interesting aspects that I like about anime and manga is character development. It not only makes the character more interesting, but it gives them more depth and lets feel like you have a better understanding of that person. That makes the impact of their decisions and actions that much more powerful since you now know them on a more personal level. One of my favorite characters in Naruto is Pain. He was one of the strongest fighters that Naruto had ever fought and challenged him not only physically, but morally and personally as well. But as I read and watched the development of Pain, I started to wonder, is Pain really a villain?
Okay, so I just recently finished the series Sora no Otoshimono (English title: Heaven’s Lost Property) and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised with it. At first, I wasn’t too sure about the show. It had a lot of things that I like in an anime so I decided to give it a shot. If you haven’t seen the show, there are spoilers moving forward, so reader beware!
Okay, so I know it’s been almost 2 months since NYCC has ended and you probably read enough reviews from other bloggers that if you didn’t go you could pretty much imagine everything that happened. Well, I guess I’m just going to add one more to that list. From most of the blogs and tweets I’ve read about this con, the consensus seemed to be that it was very good. To be honest, there was only one place that had some critiques of NYCC and it was refreshing to see someone analyzing it. For my review, it’s coming from a first-hand experience of the convention. Me and my girlfriend went on Saturday, 10/15 and I can sum up NYCC in 1 word: disappointing.
As you watch anime, one of the themes that I find that pops up every now and then is the “bad guy” that actually turns out to be a good-hearted/misunderstood character. I, for one, am fine with this type of character, but lately it has kinda annoyed me. The reason for this is not because I like to hate a character, but for the reason that I feel guilty for not liking that character before finding out who they really were.