I have a 3DS. I have Fire Emblem Awakening. I have Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds. I have Pokemon X.
I have finals.
I think I made a grave mistake with this purchase.
I’m 200% done with Supernatural.
*Watches when it comes back in January*
Cardcaptor Sakura was my very first gateway anime. However, that doesn’t make it the only gateway. I perceive Japanese anime as having various levels of gated sects. In the broadest sense, I can define three levels:
Mind you, this is a subjective classification. The categories aren’t even clearly defined at times. However, in my story I can at least recognize series’ which started particular viewing trends. CCS was Level 1, alerting me to the existence and potential of anime that never properly reached the Western market. This story details Level 2.
This is not a review or recommendation of series past. It’s simply a retrospective post. It’s opinionated. It’s long.