It was a slow weekend so I decided to catch up on some Animes. Wanted to watch Gintama but I guess Episode 1 was too old to be online. So I turned to Uta no Prince Sama, Season 1. Have no freakin idea why I chose that... Oh! I remember! I chose it because season 2 of the series is still running and it happened to be on the front page of a streaming site. The rest is easy to figure out.
As of current typing, I just finished episode 9 (update: I finished season 1!). And I think I'm really getting too old for Shoujo series, I find myself gawking and face palming more than gushing xD
But don't get me wrong, I evidently enjoyed the series! Wouldn't be able to explain finishing 9 episodes in one evening otherwise.
It's just that... why must all the boys fall in love with the same girl?! And why does she always fall into the right arms and bang into the right guy xD? The whole Shoujo cliché runs so obviously it's hard not to catch and laugh at it xD Or I am really getting too old for it –____- ;;;;;;;;
That said, the animation quality is so beautiful! The colours are so vibrant yet pastel-ly! I especially love the blueness of Syo's eyes! And yes, all the boys are so dashing *_*
But through out the whole series, I couldn't stop this thought from surfacing in my brain. The thought that yes , " this is why I will never be a Shoujo Manga heroine". I know Uta Prince is not a manga but it sounds better that way xD
So below is a compilation of reasons I picked up from Uta No Prince Sama
I don't sing with a bunch of kids on a playground while it is snowing. Firstly, it doesn’t snow in Singapore and that’s a big boo-boo because we all know anything with Snow is more romantic 8D. And I definitely won’t be caught singing with a bunch of Kids in the playground while it’s snowing. Because I’m freaking scared of the cold! The past few times I’ve been to Japan in Autumn and late Spring had me wrapping myself up like dumplings much less in Winter! I cannot imagine stopping over in the cold streets to sing. And Kids don’t like me, I know I won’t have the charming ability to garner their attention and voices. Yes, I am so not cute =_=;
I don't help a lost kid find her mother. Not like I won’t, it’s just that through all my years on earth I’ve never encountered one! Maybe Singapore’s too safe a place or I’m too scary looking and no sane kids would proactively initiate contact with me. They probably prefer to stay lost =_=. So yeah, I’ve never met a lost kid much less get seen helping him/her. The only times I get seen is when I wear a skirt and the f**king wind blows it up=____= @#$%^&*()!!!! …Which is why I wear opaque stockings now.
I sure as hell won't look for scattered pieces of paper that had been tousled by the wind and flown to God know where! I know I know, this whole arc is to highlight Nanami's incredible determination, patience and kindness but how high is the chance of finding those torn papers >.<? I think I’d have better chances forcing it out of Ren’s mouth.
I guess this is why I can never be a shoujo heroine, I’m too scary @@;
I won't follow a stray cat into a pitch black forest alone. I love animals but I've never had the good fortune to keep one, except hamsters. So I would be really wary if one of them leads me to a dark forest alone on an unfamiliar island. It could be me with my unusual Interest in serial killers and all but doesn't that speaks spooky?
I would only call for the cat outside the forest and wait until the creeps forces my retreat. I mean hey, animals are better survivors than a city girl in a forest. I have a lot more to lose if I venture in and disappears while the cat with his super natural abilities would likely stroll out unscathed and untroubled the next day. He probably even forgot there was a human following him.
I won't close my eyes and tell a guy who injured 50,000 person that I trust he won't do anything cruel. 50,000 is a big number, you need more than 10 fingers to count it. It is probably crude to judge a person based on their past but you have to admit, this form of assessment has been proven correct more often than not. Anyone with a violent past will likely continue their violent streak when the chance presents itself. I mean come on dudeeeeeee, I am like 5 inch away from getting my face smashed! Am I too cynical to say I am definitely scared of him and his biceps O_o?
Then again, I guess it can also act as a reverse psychology strategy to manipulate the perpetrator to act otherwise… but it will only work in
1) people who has a good heart and
2) in Anime.
Lastly, I am probably not creative enough to break the rule set out by the school and choose all 5 boys as my partner. I haven't quite decided whether to judge Nanami as Selfish or just plain creative.
So I guess all that pretty much sums up my cold heartedness and why I don’t deserve 6 bishounen's attention. Take what I said with a teaspoon of salt and leave me a comment on your opinion!