Will D. Gray Man last forever?
It’s an ugly feeling being unable to sleep decently because of a nasal congestion; it feels even worse when one has just come out of an exam bruised, damaged, battered, and done for, and having a grim outlook on the results. Here I am, then, in the wee hours of the night, trying to write something.
I’ve watched the first episode of Death Note yesterday, and I must say that it was a fascinating watch; it wasn’t as cathartic or as emotionally moving as Asatte no Houkou, however. There are only a few times in anime series where the one being featured is an anti-hero. Yagami Raito is among those people; although he is a straight-A student, his dark, recondite side has a god-complex: he has decided, upon receiving a notebook of death known as the Death Note, to eliminate all criminals and evils of the world (except himself, of course) and be crowned as god of the new world. Quite an interesting, unique character, right? It’s not your cookie-cutter shy guy infatuated with a girl but chased upon by girls with often provocative and well-sculpted bodies. It’s not your hero slowly beating all the enemies as he rises to the top. It’s just a damn cold, smart, Woland-like sophist who’s out to crown himself as god. Cool.
(I dreamed about Asatte no Houkou however and check TT every time I have free time for the second episode. Karada is just so hot now, and Shouko is simply kawaii!)
I still have a backlog of the two episodes of D. Gray Man, the first episode of Tokimeki Memorial ~ Only Love, as well as the final episodes of Air Gear. On the subject of Air Gear, I’d like to watch Tenjou Tenge or read the manga (but I’ve heard that the scanlations are being produced at a snail’s pace) because Ogure Ito’s artwork is simply AWESOME. I fell immediately in love with his artwork seeing beautiful color spreads of Ringo (who I think is very beautiful), and this love only intensified with me having read his well-drawn hentai manga (Silky Whip comes to mind).
I’m pretty reluctant on watching D. Gray Man, however, because it comes from Shounen Jump (?) and would be almost guaranteed to be the same as those forever-running shows like One Piece and Naruto (and possibly Bleach). Please correct me if I’m wrong; I’m just hoarding its episodes because if I’m besotted into something I won’t give that something up easily. It took me about a half-season’s worth of filler watched before I gave up on Bleach for the moment (until it will take material from the manga once more). Since I want to avoid the pitfall of watching shows like that, I’d like someone to correct me (please, feel free to comment) on what I think and perceive about D. Gray Man, if in chance these perceptions and thoughts are wrong.
Oh, I can’t wait for the next episode of NHK. It’s just got better and better recently. (Pardon for the barely structured writing â€“ as I said, I am sleepless.)