I know that this post is very different and I’ve talked a little bit about this in a previous post but I thought this would be a good time to expand on this subject. Lately, I’ve been trying to figure myself out. One thing that people do before getting back into a relationship after a break up is figuring out themselves and what they want from a new relationship. Everyone goes through this but I just never thought that it might possibly be Anime that puts the pieces together for me. Okay, this is really vague so I guess I should explain now.
I’ve been in a couple of relationships in my life but I always felt like I was missing something. Never knew what it was. Believe it or not, I feel like anime like Wotakoi and MMO Junkie have given me a new perspective. Maybe. Just maybe, I could be with someone with similar interests. I know sounds silly but stay with me. Maybe I don’t have to be an otaku alone. I love my friend otakus. They’ve been great to me but like I said, these series’ just gave me this whole new way of looking at relationships. I also have friends that are in these kinds of relationships and they seem almost impenetrable.
I thought it would be cool to talk a little about these series’ and why they are relatable to me and I guess the general audience. This is a little different than your usual “Oh my god! So and so anime characters are best together. Best Ship” yadda yadda. It’s just me looking at recent anime that present a different kind of presentation of relationships that I rarely see in anime.
MMO Junkie gave me this look into a relationship that doesn’t necessarily need to be intimate or physical but more wholesome, personal and deep. I believe the core point in their relationship is enjoying each others company doing things that they enjoy together. Ultimately, they become best friends. Who wouldn’t want to date their best friend?
With Wotakoi one of the main character’s Narumi is looking for a boyfriend but she’s trying very hard to hide who she is to find him. Even though her previous relationship failed because her boyfriend didn’t accept who she was, she thought she needed to try next time to hide it and everything will work out. WRONG. That’s not how that works. Thankfully she met our boy, Hirotaka, and she learned how great a relationship would be with someone like herself.
One thing that makes it much easier for me to relate to these series’ is the fact both shows feature a much older cast. Less high school characters directly equate to less high school bullshit… Or I would like to hope. I feel that this is probably the reason why many people just can’t get into anime at all. People feel that the younger side of the spectrum i.e. high school anime is too kiddy but I feel like all real Otaku know that there’s some crazy shit in some of these high school anime.
I guess the big takeaway for me with this post is whenever I decide to go date(whenever that is) I should aim to date someone who can be accepting of my hobbies and even to some level, relate. One thing I really love about being an otaku is there so many different kinds of otaku. This is presented very well in Wotakoi providing us with such a variety with a very limited cast. I also believe that being more open about who I am and what I’m into would make it easier for me to meet others such as myself. Even though I probably do that already with the ridiculous amount of anime t-shirts I own.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. This is very different than anything I’ve written here but I really love how accepting everyone is in the aniblogger/anitwitter community so I feel pretty comfortable doing something like this. Let me know if you like content like this by hitting that like button and would also love to hear your opinion so leave a comment too.