Hi guys, just wanna write up some update here. First of all, forgive me for the lack of RWBY's 4koma, I've been like, extra busy, no, made that I've been ungodly busy with crapload of stuffs. Then again, don't wanna complain here, I'll try to get up another 4koma before Yellow came out, wait, what was her name? Yang? For someone who's doing a 4koma series on a series, I am really lazy in searching materials for them, except googling my own name- coughcough, no I didn't do that. Who would do that? Definitely not me, coughcough. Don't fret though, I've already lined up some ideas for Yellow, however she came out with. I think I'm more prepared for her than Blake, especially now that I have a full four-man cast.
Anyways, enough with my crappy life, and enough with RWBY for a bit. I wanna write a bit about anime.
One problem in making anime based on eroge or visual novel is... you can only choose a single character for the main pairing. Often enough, it's either the childhood friend, the first girl, or the last confession wins. Last confession wins though requires the girl to already be clearly hinted to have feelings for the protagonist in early portion of the series, only until last arc, usually when something big and life-changing happened, that she and the protagonist became closer. To much grimace of many fans, if there is as much as 5 different choice in the original, then only 1/5 of the fan will truly like the pairing. To be fair, some of these 'obvious' choices are also the easiest to handle.
Then, let me tell you about this anime which handles this conundrum in a different way. It is called Yosuga no Sora, a story about an orphaned fraternal male and female twin, in which the male is the protagonist. There's a total of 4 paths and what they did was, they did an ending for every single girl. Yes, in a 12 episodes anime, they made an ending for every single girl. The anime spent the first 3 episodes establishing settings and characters, and in episode 4 and 5, concluded the path of one of the girl. In Yosuga no Sora, the first girl is the ojou-sama. Then an episode after that, it reverted in time to a scene before things got serious with the ojou-sama and the protagonist went on a different path, this time a genki-miko, just like what you most likely would do in an eroge, save-and-load scumming. Basically, a reset button, in an anime. So, in a 12 episodes anime, there are 4 different endings for 4 different girls, though it came to no surprise that the final ending is the incest ending, though I don't really like the incest ending. If you're into romantic or visual-novel anime, I'd say this worth a watch, although do be warned there's some graphic scenes in that. But I would also like to point out that it has very awesome background musics.
Then it came to my attention of an anime this season called Photokano. To my surprise, it followed the same format. It spent a couple of episodes establishing characters, characters' relationship, and setting, then ended with the first girl in 6 episodes. Kinda surprised me when episode 5 and 6 seems to went really fast and drastic and ended with pairing with the childhood friend just like that. Then the newest episode I watched, episode 7, time is reverted and the protagonist has taken an interest to another previously established character. Even if the animation quality is a bit subpar, the concept got me excited. I don't mind seeing more anime like this.
I'll stop for now. Maybe I'll write more random stuffs about anime in the future.
Watching: Crime Edge, Photokano, Maou-sama
Playing: Defense Witches