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Anime of the Week (3/17 – 3/23)

Anime of the Week – Psycho-Pass
Akane shows she's the one in charge. The perfect society may not exist, but that doesn’t mean we should give up pursuing such an ideal. In a way, chasing that goal may in itself be the perfect system.                              
March 17 Mondaiji Ep. 10 Is it just me or does there seem to be a strangely high percentage of anime that want a second season but never get one?
Shinsekai Ep. 24 Sometimes in our haste to have things our way, we may overlook an equally valid option where everyone can be happy.
March 18 OreShura Ep. 11 Most romantic comedies can’t wait to get to the swimsuit episode, so I’m glad the story is taking priority over fanservice.
Little Busters Ep. 23 Besides Mio, this series has been rooted in reality, but now with Kud’s arc there’s some sparks of magic flying.
Kotoura Ep. 10 Oh c’mon. The bait that Tsukino gave to Kotoura was WAY too obvious. You don’t need to be a mind reader to solve this crime.
March 19 Sakurasou Ep. 23 It’s no coincidence this episode falls on the same week as graduations all over Japan, which are generally quiet events.
March 21 Tamako Ep. 11 Tamako with glasses is so cute! But why is everyone so eager to get her out of the shopping district and marry into royalty?
March 22 Psycho-Pass Ep. 22 I usually cringe when a series I liked has such an open ending. But I think this may be one of those rare exceptions.
GJ-bu Ep. 11 Valentine’s day in Japan is so different from how I remember it as an elementary student—the only time I’ve ever celebrated it.
March 23 Kotoura Ep. 11 All the pieces were there for a romantic comedy that also explored the kinds of honest feelings we keep to ourselves…*sigh*
Zetsuen Ep. 23 The dichotomy of tragedy and comedy runs through this series and remains unknown which path it will take in the conclusion.
Vividred Ep. 11 In an unexpectedly unexpected turn, the final boss appears and that means the girls have to pull out all the stops.
Maoyuu Ep. 11 Despite all the complexities shaping this world, I worry the Hero and Demon King’s story won’t get the treatment it deserves.

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3 responses to “Anime of the Week (3/17 – 3/23)

  1. medievalotaku April 9, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Well, I almost said that I’m completely distrustful of attempts to create a perfect society, but I was considering those movements which increase government power and attempt to exert more control over its citizens lives. So, Psycho-Pass’s society is very unpalatable to me, even though I enjoy the show.

    But, if one means something like the attempts of the Founding Fathers to create a limited government with inalienable rights being held by the governed, that’s good. Too bad most of the world seems to want to move in the other direction.

    • Marlin-sama April 9, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      The thing is, democracy is an open-ended system and when you just leave power lying around like that someone is eventually going to pick it up and try to take it somewhere. People often debate the merits of big and small government, but I always say, “Are those really the only two options? Why can’t we have a medium-sized government?”

      • medievalotaku April 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm

        Well, there’s the old adage that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Those who attain political office are often the most ambitious, who want more power to be able to satisfy these ambitions for good or ill. And then, the general trend is to keep adding powers until an awfully invasive and micro-managing government forms. So, I think its easier to keep government small–preferably run by people who don’t make politics a career and meet perhaps only for a total of three months out of the year.

        Of course, with the United States being as large as it is, that may not be exactly feasible, but we can perhaps move in that direction.

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