You can't help but have some prejudices against a series before watching it. For example, before I watched Gurren Lagann, I knew to expect crazy awesome, and I put off watching Evangelion for two years because I knew it was messed up and everyone died at the end.
Occasionally, you get some series that completely blow away everything you expected. It's rare, but it happens.
Yesterday, I was bored, and read Masturbation Master Kurosawa.
Think about what this series will be like. I'm going to write the rest of the article in the spoiler tag while you think about it.
And that's how I feel about Masturbation Master Kurosawa.
It's strange, but sometimes, people have warning signs in their head that tell them to avoid some series because they won't enjoy them. Sometimes, those warning signs are wrong. Sometimes, you get gold disguised as crap.
I'm a believer of Sturgeon's Law. 90% of everything is crap. Originally used for Science Fiction, but as the man said, it applies to everything.
This is how it goes when applied to anime and manga:
- Corollary 1: The existence of immense quantities of trash in anime and manga is admitted and it is regrettable; but it is no more unnatural than the existence of trash anywhere.
- Corollary 2: The best anime and manga is as good as the best fiction in any field.
- Crawford's Corollary: Should you ever find that less than 90% seem to be crap, your standard is set too low and should be adjusted.
90% of everything is crap. 10% of everything is worth dying for.
This Sturgeons Law applies to novels, anime, TV shows, films, fan fiction, music, people, food, cars, everything.
This was something disguised as the 90, but is in the high of the 10. Catcher in the Rye, disguised as Twilight.
If I had to rate Masturbation Master Kurosawa, I'd give it a 10/10. That's how much I enjoyed it.
What about you? You guys ever get blown away by a series you weren't expecting?
Also, there's a rumour that there's an anime in the works for 2011. Check it out if it's true.