Did you guess? Yesm it’s Inu Yasha! Wow. You know, as soon as I finished reading Ranma 1/2 (I liked the ending. I really did. It was very pleasant.) I actually said to myself, Okay, just because you liked Ranma does NOT mean you have to go read all 56 volumes of Inu Yasha. Guess what I started reading the next day. I have a good excuse though. See, I liked Takahashi Rumiko ever since I was like 8 years old. Seriously, I had already read the majority of all that Ranma (so i guess technically i was actually re-reading it), and I distinctly remember having read like 20 or so volumes of Inu Yasha. That doesn’t really justify anything, but I thought I’d throw that out there. And its the only mainstream franchise Americanized manga/anime series that I like. Actually I shouldn’t say that, because I liked Rurouni Kenshin too (I think they called it Samurai X in American?).And does Cardcaptor Sakura count? Because I only watched the Japanese version. In third grade, yes, but hey. Oh… I guess if you want to go there, Pokemon and Sailor Moon… but come on, everybody watched that.
I should say that obviously I’m one of those freakish OCD types who refuses to watch anime in English. I hate, hate, haaaate it. And anyway, back to Inu Yasha, I’m still debating whether or not I’m gonna watch the TV show; I never did watch more than a couple episodes when I was into Inu Yasha before… plus I’ve heard the show only goes through volume 36, and has a crap ending. So we’ll see. Hopefully I won’t watch it, because I would like to see daylight sometime, and what with 50 volumes of anime and 56 volumes of manga, that wouldn’t happen. Plus there is still Ryusei no Kizuna, Skip Beat, Saiunkoku Monogatari and all that good stuff.
And even though the anime is all like “the characters are brought to life!” and in color and everything, the manga just has that Rumiko Takahashi touch that is what keeps me reading even though at times it will seem like it never, ever ends and you just want to throw something and make them remember that there is a plot, here.
But wait: I just thought of something. Mainstream anime. I mean like Naruto and Bleach and One Piece, the huge ones, you know what I mean, right? Gah. What I’m trying to say is the huge monstrous things tend not to interest me. They just don’t. Which is why it’s so weird for me to suddenly read Inu Yasha. Maybe I just get tired of watching the same thing, because the problem is, you watch non-mainstream things to get away from watching stuff thats all the same, right? But what if the non-mainstream stuff you watch starts to get to be all the same? That’s why you switch back and forth! Great genius, huh? But even so, it isn’t typical of me to get into long, twisting, plot deviating, huge character list, disposable characters, hundreds of story arcs, repetitive stuff.
The true answer is this: I just like Inu Yasha. Simple as that. No reason. Just do. Same for Rurouni Kenshin. Anything from when I was a kid is automatically fantastic.
Um, sorry for the kinda of out of character posts recently, I know, I know – jdrama post, where oh where can you be? But I just write about whatever the hell I’m watching/reading, so whatever. And for the next couple of weeks, it looks like its going to be Inu Yasha. (56 volumes! Thats like a death sentence for me! *is used to less than 20 volumes*)