How do you watch anime? Do you set up a comfortable pad for yourself to facilitate the 8 hour marathons? I do. I have no computer chair, but a sofa swivel chair. A plastic box which contains raw materials and tools for plamo acts as a legrest. And more importantly, a nice quilt to hug like Peanuts’ Linus. While the hardware stays the same for all anime, the ideal comfort position varies for the type of show.
Through a series of classy and detailed diagrams, I shall showcase the Riuva Four-Way Anime Viewing Style.
Since my staple diet consists of light-hearted comedies, this is the standard position. Everything starts from here. With hands by the side, legs out-stretched and leaning back on the chair, it is the perfect posture for the likes of School Rumble, Inukami, Kanban Musume etc.
The laid-back Laughing Man
But when it comes to shows like Aria, the Third, Tokko and other less interesting ones, a lower stance is adopted. In fact, some episodes of Aria had me totally lying flat. Half the eps of Keroro Gunsou too.
The Bored Log
For the more cultured, thought-provoking or observation-based series, the "thinker" position is the way to go. Right leg folded under and left knee up, right arm folded, left hand supporting chin. What shows cause this? Discussion-based episodes of Ghost in the Shell, Ergo Proxy, Flag etc.
A Compact Rodin’s Thinker.
Finally, the Ougi. This is reserved for excellent episodes of either intense action or earth-shaking emo. Honey and Clover, Ghost in the Shell, Last Exile, Eureka seveN, Rescue Wings. I also play video games like this. I can’t help but notice its the same posture L takes when solving cases but it’s a coincidence. I prefer Raito.
The High Ball.
Anyone has any more interesting postures to share?
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