I like watching trainwreck anime. Sometimes, a show can be so silly that craziness turns into an art form, making it a worthwhile distraction. What’s that title of that currently-airing show with robots that were interesting at first but were merely turned into a sideshow? Guilty Crown? Yeah, that one!
But sometimes, trainwrecks are just bad. The episode is plainly not entertaining, and I lose my will to carry on. It’s too easy, when you watch something for all the wrong reasons. How do I remedy this?
In trainwreck anime, I find someone to care about, to root for. A character who isn’t as maligned or crazy as everyone else, who still has a semblance of common sense. That way, even if everything is going to shit, if a decent, reasonable character makes it all the way through, then I feel vindicated. With Code Geass, it was Cecile Croomy.
In Guilty Crown’s case, I’m talking about Kanon Kusama. The bespectacled class rep of the Shu’s class, Kanon doesn’t really have an active role in the show. In fact, it’s quite hapless of her to be dragged along ridiculous situations just because she’s a friend of a friend of Shu. During the episodes where Shu was playing king to the school, she was quite the only person who reacted believably to the turn of events.
But why? Kanon is cute and pleasing to my tastes. And since she’s a minor character, I keep on watching with the hope that she gets enough screentime, and more importantly, stays alive. Will her infatuation with cool guy Yahiro be addressed in the future? Let’s hope! I’m really just easy to please, and this helps me look forward to the next episode.
How about you? Do you have a way that allows you to cope up with trainwreck anime?