30-day Anime Challenge
Day 1: Very First Anime You Watched
If we were to include dubs, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball would probably be the first anime I watched. Don’t get me wrong, I loved those shows, but I wouldn’t really be able to say anything new. So I’m going to talk about Loveless instead, which was the first subbed anime I watched.
Loveless was a bit of a heavy show to watch in sixth grade, but I loved it. I was in awe of its dark themes and liberal sexuality. My first yuri encounter was probably the female Zeroes; since I was raised in a Christian household, it was an eye-opening experience. I think my approval of traps and girly boys probably started from here, too, haha.
Admittedly, I remember the last few episodes was a bit lackluster since it was largely original content, but that’s on par for J.C. Staff, right? I’ve also come to realize that planning a smooth ending for anime when the source manga material is still ongoing is rather difficult. Cut them some slack.
The manga was apparently ending in two to three more volumes, but that was a statement made in 2014. Furthermore, the scanlations for the series is really sporadic; I think it’s been a few years since the most recent chapter was uploaded. Quite the shame since I find the artwork pretty.
I once covered Michiyuki, the show’s ED, actually. One of these days I’ll re-do it. It’s a beautiful song. Go look it up if you haven’t listened to it. You won’t regret it!
The series, both as anime and manga, seems to have faded into obscurity, but I’ll never forget it. The show’s effect on me is still evident to this day, I believe.
What do you think? Was this a good anime? Was it terrible? Leave your comments below, if you’d like!