Seems like they’re saving the best part for last. Looking forward to the “Wicked Phase”.
I know people have told me that post episode 15, Darling In The FranXX suffers a decline in quality, but I disagree. Some of the episodes post episode 15 are actually pretty good. I especially like episode 19 where we learn the doctor’s backstory and why FranXXs were created.
I didn’t really notice a decline in quality until episode 20, when I feel the show kinda jumps the shark. But prior to that, I really liked episodes 16 to 19. I thought they were of the same pristine quality as the first 15 episodes.
I get that millennials feel betrayed and abandoned by and dealt a shit hand and all of that stuff but…
But DAMN I didn’t know revenge fantasy manga is such a goddamn popular genre. Are they really that cathartic?
Berserk’s lucky enough to have had the chance to really flesh out the backstory as to WHY Guts is such a vengeful mofo but we are always constantly reminded that, you know, vengeance is self destructive, even when it may provide closure. Guts throughout his journey has now aged so much, he looks at least 32yo despite being only 22yo. And he’s at the point where he can’t taste food anymore. Skull Knight, a kind of mentor figure always always reminds him that the path he’s on will lead to nothing good, speaking from his personal experience.
Meanwhile other new isekai / rpg fantasy immediately just gives you “here’s your innocent relatable protag, here’s your backstabbing antagonist, now watch your protag rape debase mutilate humiliate the antagonist as payback and you gonna support him 100%”
Nana from Darling In the FranXX reminds me of a nicer, more friendlier version of Isabella from The Promised Neverland.
Why can’t he taste food anymore?
Who knows. Maybe his body hasn’t regenerated enough to return his sense of taste? Personal experience: I recently had parosmia (distorted sense of smell) that basically makes anything any citrusy-smell to smell like rotten lemon. I didn’t get hit or anything, but it’s kinda common that any damage to your body may or may not disrupt your normal sensory functions. Took me close to a year to recover from it.
Guts has had faced multiple physical abuses past what his human body could endure, and has recently been on a on-and-off periods of extended unconsciousness (like, up to two to three days) after a major battle, so I expect his brain is still wonky, and his taste buds not properly registering tastes, is plausible.
Skull Bro even warned Guts that he may eventually experience blindness if he keeps it up.
Finally got through RE Zero S2b.
Definitely an improvement and return to form over S2a. It got really good.
I feel like the priorities of those that write ‘monster isekai’ never seem to line up with my own.
I’m glad it’s finding a niche, but i feel like i may never find The Best, you know?
It’s a bit liquid to be honest, but i think what makes me drop them long before i would be ready would have to be evil main characters(and i mean like really bad), really disturbing concepts, power that quickly becomes meaningless, strawman evil humans (and not strawman humans that get their shit ruined just as bad) and losing the main thrust(that is to say, perspective difference) of being a monster too soon.
Granted, not all of them have these and they are subjective a criteria as they come. It might be I’m overly particular.
They announced sequel to Madoka Rebelion!
MAPPA’s REALLY trying to make me reconsider my stance on Jujutsu Kaisen.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is officially getting a sequel movie that follows the events of Rebellion.
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