Scattered Thoughts – Archetypal side of Hisone to Masotan

     You probably have heard about Hisone to Maso-tan (otherwise I wonder what brought you there). The other part of the title might seem too mysterious, because I’m not talking about the so called character tropes (you know, tsunderes and stuff). We’ll get to that. Lately I’ve been reading some Carl Jung and similar stuff for fun and that actually has been quite educational, thought provoking and, well, fun to some extent. For those of you who don’t know, Jung was one of the minds behind contemporary psychoanalysis (you know, Freud and stuff). One moment it suddenly dawned to me that there’s a deeper layer that can be extracted from HisoMaso. It’s not just a tale about the confrontation (particularly woman’s) between love and work.  Well, I still know next to nothing about psychology and similar matters but I tried to dig deeper and my thoughts and interpretations seem to sort of make sense, so I guess good for me.

Hisone to Maso-tan poster

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Musings and Reflections – end of Spring 2018

     A bit late but oh well – that happens sometimes. On the other hand, it might be a good idea to be late since it provides possibility to extend the period of time certain shows are talked about and remembered. Recently I watched the OVA of Violet Evergarden. It was pretty good but will it resurrect any interest about the show? Probably not. And Violet Evergarden deserves at least that. Anyway, that was Winter, and this is a post about Spring. The mention of Violet Evergarden also has another point because it as well as some other Winter shows were more enjoyable than the majority of what Spring had to offer. Weird. But I guess it happens. Similarly to the last season this time I also picked up several shows that weren’t initially on my radar, so I think I watched pretty much everything that could interest me (except maybe Megalo Box) or be pretty good and non-sequel. Still, I doubt that many of these shows will be remembered after a even a month or so. But let’s get going.

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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 13

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Every character must be paired!
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online –  Biting is a legitimate martial technique.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 12

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Accaleration towards the finale.
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Getting rid of any logic before the finale.
Piano no Mori
– A bit inconsequential little steps with no finale in sight.
Golden Kamuy
– A very unticlimactic finale.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 11

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Rejections left and right.
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Unrealistic action left and right.
Piano no Mori
– New characters left and right.
Golden Kamuy
– Sexual jokes left and right.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 10

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Run, Hisone, run!
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Ugh.
Golden Kamuy
– Unexpected though unexplored development at the end.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 9

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Going overboard with the worldbuilding.
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Going overboard with ridiculous gameplay.
Piano no Mori
– Going overboard with fast pacing.
Golden Kamuy
– Going overboard with homoeroticism.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 8

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – All good, except the sexual humor.
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Alright, except boring.
Piano no Mori
– All good, except… Well, it’s just good.
Golden Kamuy
– Alright, except the resurrection of the sexual humor.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 7

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Licking solves all the problems in the world!
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Video games solve all the problems in the world!
Piano no Mori
– Time skips solve all the problems in the world!
Golden Kamuy
– Wolves ex Machina solve all the problems in the world!
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 6

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Deserted island and some seriousness
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Recap time!
Piano no Mori
– Dvorak!
Golden Kamuy
– The flow is better, the comedy – not necessarily.
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