It’s so easy to fall in love.
Maybe it all started because of a mundane reason. Maybe it just happened and you don’t truly understand why or how. But why doesn’t really matter. It just is.
Your head is just filled with that person. You find yourself replaying the moments the two of you shared in your head for days, maybe even weeks, on end.
When you see something cute or funny or amazing, your first instincts are to share it with that person via text message or word of mouth.
That person makes everything okay. That person is perfect.
But you’re just fooling yourself. No one is perfect. If you hang around that person for long enough, you will begin to see the cracks, no matter how well hidden. It’s only natural.
It’s so easy to fall in love. It’s harder to remain in love with someone after you notice human flaws and imperfections. But it’s very much possible. And it’s something worth celebrating.
And I think this sort of mindset can be applied to anime series, as well.
Perhaps you really love one particular series. It really resonates with you for personal reasons. In your mind, it’s perfect. But I would argue that infatuation is possibly coloring your senses. It’s especially widespread whenever a new season starts.
By all means, enjoy premiere episodes to your heart’s content. Praise them as much as you want and set your expectations high. I know I’ve done that before.
All I ask is that you try to be aware and not to overlook a show’s shortcomings and faults. Everything may look amazing initially, but things may be different once you’re off this honeymoon period and you’re 4, 5 episodes in. Things may no longer…mesh… (okay I would be very surprised if anyone at all thought Hand Shakers was ever good, let alone perfect).
Yes, I stand by the statement there are no flawless shows. Every series is imperfect to some degree. If you disagree with me, then… you can cash me outside howbow dah?
But that doesn’t mean I don’t love imperfect series. I love them in spite of their defects. And that’s what true love is, in my opinion, whether you love an anime series or person. Isn’t that worth celebrating?