Hey guys and gals, I'm Taka, your neighborhood wiki editor who is somewhat insane. Every time I get a new idea, I need to post it from crap like Moe Mondays: My first Moe Anime, Tamako Market to great stuff like Winter 2012-13 Experiences: Trying Anime & Manga Recommendations and the cultural interviews (An Entire World of Anime Fans! -- THE VICE PIT). I have OCD or something.
After doing a marathon on No. 6 last weekend with my little sister and her friend, I had this idea. My little sister's friend recommended me to watch Shin Sekai Yori back in spring 2013 which was quite similar to No. 6.
Both shows explore homosexuality. The most controversial is having two guys kiss. I learn it's a double standard in America that it's okay for two girls to kiss or have a relationship. Guys and gals get turned on. Well, most parts of the states isn't comfort with lesbians and gays. For the anime community, yuri-esque (I can't find the word for just girls kissing no sex) is more open and allowed than yaoi-esque (just guys kissing). I seen this pattern so many times. It makes No. 6 and Shin Sekai Yori underrated shows because it scares folks, mostly guys. I'm a guy, but I don't know what's the hell wrong with me. I see it, and I go "oh, he's into guys. That's cool."
I was surprised when I hit that episode in Shin Sekai Yori and No. 6. For me, I'm an immigrant, and my culture does allow homosexual relationships but doesn't approve one to publicly show affection for both sexual orientations.
I don't know what my purpose was in this blog. Just ignore me, I'm a crazy guy whose English doesn't make sense even my teammates find me crazy. I guess I just wanted to inform you guys about this pattern in the anime community and that anime dystopias like to bring out the homosexuality surprises.
If you're new to these two shows, here is a quick summary:
|1. No. 6|
Sion is a bright teenager living a comfortable and promising life inside No. 6, one of this six remaining city-states created by The Babylon Treaty after the last great war devastated the world. On the rainy evening of his twelfth birthday, he meets a savvy adolescent who calls himself "Nezumi" (Rat) and is desperately trying to runaway from the authorities. For helping a fugitive of the state, Sion is stripped of all his privileges. Four years later, they meet once again. For better or for worse, Sion is about to unravel the secrets guarded deep inside No. 6.
|2. Shin Sekai Yori|
In the future Japan has become a fractured country, and small towns now exist. The rulers of this world have the cursed power of Telekinesis. When an incident occurs, 5 children come to realize the world is not as it seems, and learn the bloody history behind this world. These 5 children unite and help the world as it falls into a downward spiral of chaos.
Oh yeah, I forgot there is a lot of anime series with dystopia themes. Not all of them have homosexual themes. Yeah, I wasn't thinking.