I decided to write a brief post that will mostly be a “duh” to many anime viewers.
I am three episodes in. I don’t really have a deep opinion on the show…it’s kind of what it is: A lot of Goblin slaying.
I had heard some buzz around it before the season started, but knew nothing about it really. When the first episode came out I asked my 14 year old if he wanted to watch it.
We sat down and gave it a look. My son’s reaction by the end of the episode: “Well, that just happened! Damn…I was not expecting all of that!”
Neither was I. I wasn’t upset or anything. I just was not expecting what went down.
After I got that the content of the show was going to be on the explicit side of the spectrum, I watched some more. Is it a good show? I don’t know. Kind of a standard adventurer, Lord of the Rings-esque, DnD like sort of fantasy. I will see where it goes. I neither love, nor hate the show at this point.
However to my main purpose: parents….this isn’t an innocent show. It’s not SAO. It’s a sometimes brutal and fan-service-y show.
Attention Parents: There is gore, brutal killings, rape, some nudity, and fan service in this show. Keep this in mind when your kids ask about this one.
I will probably keep watching it to see where it goes.
Once again…it’s been a while. But, I have had a desire to make my blog more active than gathering the virtual dust that it has been this last 2 years.
However, life happens. People get busy. Children grow older. Excuses are made. Etc.
I was thinking…I don’t need to blog in the same way as I once did. It was after my younger son said to me: “you don’t really need to clear all of these shows in order for me to watch them, do you?”
I thought about it…I don’t really. He’s in high school now, his older brother started college this year…I’ve seen what he browses online *shudder*. As kids grow, their need for independence and guidance changes. They will see different things of which no parent has no idea. Does this mean I shouldn’t be concerned? No. It means I should just approach their media consumption differently.
In regards to the blog: does that mean I should stop doing reviews to let people know about potential content that they may, or may not, want their children seeing? Yes…no…I don’t know. I guess I will just approach my blog different.
To keep it interesting (or relevant), to me, it must evolve. Become something that is relevant to where I am at now, as a dad, and as a nerdy consumer of anime, sci fi, fantasy, and music.
That’s where I’m at: thanks for reading. And as always: Happy viewing! (unless you’re watching Handmaid’s Tale…ain’t nothing happy about that show).