Jan 312005

Before I get started, I truly hope that this is the only post I’ll ever make combining a “drinking story” with “enjoying anime”, but as they say, there’s a time and a place for everything, and well, here I am.

Saturday night, I went to the Watering Hole and Duffy’s…again. While I definitely did not have as much to drink as I had on Thursday night, I was still feeling pretty good by the time I made it home at 1. By 2:30, I was quite tired and read to go to sleep. Since I usually watch at least one (non-anime) show on Adult Swim per evening, I turned on the TV to see what was on. I don’t know if it was the buzz, the tiredness, the initial lack of paying attention, or all three, but for some reason, when I saw that an anime series was on and the episode title mentioned something to the effect of “stand alone show”, I was intrigued. (As anyone who has actually ever watched anime knows, the sheer absurdity and complexity of the story lines puts any American soap opera to shame.) So, to make a long story short, I watched about 15 minutes before falling alseep, and for those 15 minutes, I enjoyed anime. I’m a horrible, horrible person. Really.

To satisfy my curiosity, I looked up what I watched Saturday night; it was episode 12 of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. After reading the episode summaries, I couldn’t tell if the series is non-serial. Are the episodes actually standalone, or is it just a reference to the spinoff nature of the series?

 Posted by at 8:55 pm

  3 Responses to “Anime & Me”

  1. For starters, the TV series is based on a fairly popular (and thoughtful) film called Ghost in the Shell. Highly philosophical stuff.

    In any case, some of the episodes are “stand alone”, while others are part of the “complex”, which is to say, they advance a larger plot arc. Hence the title.

  2. hey cool blog, you look cute too :)

  3. if it makes you feel any better, i was enjoying that television show while sober. and yes, the show kicks ass.

    however, when you were talking about enjoying anime on a saturday, i was almost hoping that you were watching “fullmetal alchemist” which has become a new favorite of mine. i read the manga online for a while, and it is quality stuff.

    other good series for getting into anime (if that is your interest) i recommend cowboy bebop and trigun. both are quality series that have long lasted popularity.

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