Call me cold and heartless, whatever you wish, but I didn’t cry while watching Shigatsu Wa Kimi no Uso. Nor did I cry during Angel Beats. Or Plastic Memories…
I used to cry while watching anime…at least I think so. All these anime that people deem that “stab your feels” (whatever that is supposed to mean. Why do people say this? It doesn’t make much sense…but that’s another case), I just didn’t cry in.
What makes you cry in an anime? I think it’s your attachment to characters. As I’m watching anime, my attachment towards characters are growing smaller and smaller. In all these anime, I have reasons for not crying while watching them. I won’t disclose those reasons here as they will definitely spoil them. But in any case, in all of these I just didn’t feel attached to these characters, or feel that two characters were connected well. I’m just not emotionally invested in anime anymore.
Or it might be related to my growing disliking towards anime. As I’m watching anime, I’m dropping shows faster…well I’m not picking up most of them to begin with. They aren’t interesting to me anymore. It sometimes feels like a chore to watch them. So, I’m just not picking them up anymore. And as this is happening, I’m separating anime and the things that occur in them further from reality.
If you know me, I’m someone who cries pretty easily. Not something I’m proud of, but it’s who I am. I can’t say I’ve never cried during an anime before. Isshuukan Friends, Sakurasou. But those I watched a while ago, when I was more attached to watching anime than I am now.
I no longer get the “feels trip” that everyone claims they didn’t “pack their bags for.” (guys, yes, this episode was emotional, but that joke is old and overused). I still love and get attached to characters, I just don’t cry when sad things happen.
Yeah, I guess this is also me admitting that I really don’t like anime as much as I used to and it’s not as fun anymore. Perhaps it is because of the popular genres of today (which include moe girls and idol groups which bore me to death), or the over used story-telling styles that aren’t interesting to me anymore.
Author’s Note: Sorry for the overload of Sakurasou pictures…they’re so pretty 🙂 Thank you so much for reading, sorry if this post is kind of bad…I’m not that great at writing.