[I realize that what I’m about to say might upset more than a few of my friends and readers. I’ve worked to find the most diplomatic and non-offensive way of saying it and I’m sure I could have done better, but I also recognize the high possibility that there’s no way I could say it that wouldn’t offend people. So I am trusting in you, dear reader, to recognize the intent and not take offense, knowing that none is meant.]
I wish to apologize to my friends, especially those who like anime (and there are more than a couple of you!). In my last post, I somehow gave the impression that having discovered one anime title that we really liked, Stephanie and I might perhaps be at the point of wanting to explore further movies. Several of you have given recommendations for which I thank you.
However, that’s not really the case. We still don’t like anime as a whole (notice that I didn’t call it a genre because we fully recognize that anime is more of a catch-all term that covers an ill-defined grouping of media, rather than a well-defined genre or subset of movies) and after having been assured (by people who know us well) that we’d love all three of the movies we watched, finding that we’ve got 1.5 out of 3 confirms to us that no, anime isn’t for us — especially since these three are widely regarded as being non-representative examples of anime.
Therefore, thank you for your recommendations and eagerness to share your love with us, but at this point, kindly mark us down as lost causes. We’re not likely to change our opinions and if we do, we know who to talk to, but in the meantime, we’ll stick with The Iron Giant (Special Edition) and Titan A.E. (Special Edition) (and Castle in the Sky, of course) as the limits of our adventure into anime.