Despite there being so few OSTs that grabbed my attention this year, just the music portion of this list ended up being pretty big. So part one is music and part two is everything else!
Now don’t get me wrong, I already said what I needed to about Mekakucity Actors earlier on this list so it’s not like this show was even good enough that it needed to be on here twice. No, it definitely does not.
Ayano, however, does.
As some will recall, I sure do love me some Ayano. She’s a character I respect and admire very much. And I got all I wanted from the show by having her get a happy ending too. My only problem with Kagepro had ever been that she had such a sad story and didn’t receive the happy ending that everyone else did in Summertime Record (depending on which interpretation we’re going with since I don’t remember what was canon for what’s going on in that MV).
But – SPOILERS RIGHT – everybody more or less gets a happy ending in Mekakucity Actors (albeit one that could have used a little fleshing out and maybe seeing the gang’s reactions to getting Ayano, Haruka and Hiyori back from the dead). Ayano gets that extra focus in the end though that made me beyond happy.
Though they did butcher the TV version of her song, I was still happy to see her animated so prettily outside of that one scene. I was happy to see the show at all. To see her and everybody get that happy ending. I wrote that big long, silly personal post that involved Ayano but to add on to that and sound like a huge idiot again: seeing a character you respect like a hero get their happy ending even though the strangest of means does give you some hope.
tl;dr I loved Ayano then and I love Ayano now and I’ll love Ayano until I die.
The Mekakucity Actors anime sure was… sure wasn’t the best. That’s for sure. It was OK for the most part. Average. They butchered (but fixed for the BD thankfully) Ayano’s Happiness Theory, Kagerou Days ended up looking really awkward, things got really rushed at the end and could have used more explaining, an epilogue along with Summertime Records playing would have been swell and look, I can go on for days with what was wrong with the show so I’m going to stop.
However, it wasn’t all bad.
Another year, another celebration. Same old, same old. To be honest I wanted to celebrate this a bit more but I was lazy. Now I barely have any time left now that I’ve started working full time and have to find new and creative ways to fit an appropriate amount of sleep and Tales of Xillia 2 into my daily routine. I’m having a bit of a tough time at it right now and I hope that I adapt but if seems like things slowed down even more than usual, well that’s why. Though I just did start about a week ago and that doesn’t really account for why I didn’t post anything all August…
Moving along, I’ll give the same spiel I usually do. More than anything else, this has been a place for me to talk about the things that catch my eye. Whatever they may be. Sometimes (ok alright like I wasn’t paying attention or I totally wouldn’t have posted two Korra posts back to back) it’s not even anime related stuff. But there’s always been the few that have followed for a long time for whatever reason and of course I want to thank you.
One thing that surprises me when I meet people who have read this is that I sometimes get called a music reviewer. I’ve always thought that’s pretty funny, to be honest. I’m not really good at that. I don’t know much about music at all and I’m not entirely confident enough to say “yeah this is the best of the best” so everything is just a suggestion. Besides, I only post music I like. A reviewer would post anything and everything ,yeah? I only want to share the music I like. When people say they discovered something because of a post I did, it makes me really happy. So that’s been motivation for a long time.
But with that in mind, I wanted to post a little something something, especially because seven is my favourite number. That means we have to celebrate some how!
It’s hard to believe it’s already over. Spring went by quickly but it feels like Mekakucity Actors was over in no time. Maybe because it’s the first show in a long time where I’d wake up early on Saturdays (if I didn’t have work) so as soon as it was uploaded on CR, I was ready?
And you know, now that’s its over I’m gonna miss having something to be excited about but I don’t know if I’ll necessarily miss this show. I really liked it and as a fan of the series, I thought it wasn’t half bad. I just can’t help but feel that it was lacking something.