Saturday, December 18, 2010

'Traditional' Thinking In Yu-Gi-Oh

Welcome to the blog, let's get started right away. I'm going to jump right into posting about a series I've been a fan of for a while but at the same time always struggled to like because of it's issues.

Yes, the Yu-Gi-Oh anime series, I'm really starting to get deja vu here. This series seems to have a bit of a problem with women, it had one in the first series and I thought that maybe it was a small issue. After all, some of the women did things important to the plot occasionally. I tried to keep believing that even when the second series came and went. I thought that over time the issues would gradually disappear and perhaps things would get better. How very wrong I was.

Recently, something encouraged me to write this, to get this off my chest. I posted it somewhere else before but I thought I'd post it here too since I was struggling with what my first post should be. I think this says a lot about the things I'll probably be talking about on this blog though, not everything but a lot. This is an opinion, my opinion, on the.. uh... character development of Aki Izayoi throughout Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds. This is not gospel, and I will not claim it is. You have the right to not agree with me and I have the right to criticize something if I please, we both have that freedom. If you don't like semi-coherent rants you should probably just close this out now. Seriously, this is totally tl;dr material, you have been warned. 

Also, I've only watched the subbed/original version of this anime, not the dub, so you'll only find the japanese names here. This has something I've ranted on before, but I wanted a more thorough version myself. Also, if you haven't actually watched a good chunk of 5Ds then this probably won't make much sense to you. Then again it arguably doesn't even make sense now if you /are/ watching it. For now this is all I really have to say on the subject, take it as you will.