It’s sad but I’m such an egoist that I actually started a anime staring me, about me, and that glorifies me. Of course, I’m not nearly as cool as I imagine, but its just so fun to dream. In my anime, I’m a mysterious, cup of noodle eating recluse, who loves watching anime and playing video games. I continually get interesting characters barging into my life to free it from the redundant and mundane. I imagine myself as an ex-contractor killer, who wants to distance himself from his prior life and thus spends his time on the lighter things of life. Only problem is I have to pay the bills, so in my anime I take up assignments of my choosing to kill high profile individuals.
The anime that I envision would deal with the dichotomies that are constantly present in life, and the escapism that one goes through in an attempt to coup with the jaded reality of themselves that is usually far from how they envision themselves. And you know my anime is gonna have tons of random violence, blood, gun fighting, sword fighting and pretty women. Oh yeah, and I only where designer clothes, because my anime character, like the real me, has a penchant for being fashionable.
The antagonist in my anime are symbolic and representative of life’s extremes and social norms. For instance, in my anime I have a rich friend who constantly criticizes me for not wanting to sleep around and go out on social events. My Protaganist figures that spending time alone and reflecting is on life alot more useful and healthy then using woman and going to social events to look important.
So if Life were an anime…
There’s a major problem with my description as my life as an Anime. Why is it so far from how my real life is? It may sound completely ridiculous but I think that life could be as adventurous and interesting as any Anime. I believe that though we spend great deal of our lives escaping, we forget to ponder how wonderful existence is and how great it is to be alive. If you want adventure in your life, why not join a healthy pursuit that can provide an adrenaline rush like sports, politics, or fighting for a cause. If you want companion who will be their for you through thick and thin, then seek people with quality character and bold conviction. If your life is boring, then make it exciting!! If you’re weak, then work out. Be what you envision, make it a reality. This reminds me of a scene in Black Lagoon, where Rock was verbally slapping some sense into Revi because of her pity party that erupted into a full scale tantrum. Rock basically told her that if she thinks there is no injustice, that there is no robin hoods, etc That she should rise up and become the very thing she sees amiss in the world. Sure that sounds idyllic and fantastical, but why should we settle for anything less? Life on this earth is short, and as far as I’m concerned, I want to die knowing that if my life were an Anime that it was the kind of Anime that excites me and ravishes my heart. And that my life as an Anime would need no exaggerations or embellishing because as it stands its already pretty cool as it is. Basically, what I’m saying is instead of just dreaming our dream we should be living them. So anyone want to pay me to take somebody out?