I hope everyone is staying safe out there amidst this tumultuous time in history!
One of the not-so-fun things when it comes to anime (or any other artistic medium) is the realization that I won’t be able to watch every single project or see each show available to me. I just don’t have the time in my life to do so, and anime will still be here after I’m no longer around, creating new stories for people to enjoy in my absence.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Far from it.
As some of my readers and followers may know, I’m an avid fan of the metal genre of music.
It’s a major part of my life: I listen to it every day, I collect physical vinyl media from underground groups, I discuss it on the various platforms I’m found on. From the technical skills to the filthy riffs, its intensity and diversity knows no bounds, so I have found myself drawn to its amazing musicality.
Metal also gives me the chance to think about and look inwards into myself, contemplating those harsher, more suppressed thoughts and feelings that tend to get bottled up. Given features a band more akin to pop-rock rather than metal, but their own personable journey still demands self-reflection.
Whether direct or not, we all eventually learn of a biological truth: “the birds and the bees”.
And for the ladies of Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo., evolution chirps and buzzes.
The girls of Yuru Camp△ are quite adventurous.
In comparison, I wouldn’t deem myself as an outdoorsy person. I prefer listening to my metal music in my comfy room, streaming challenging video games on my consoles, and of course watching my favorite anime at my desk. For the most part, these activities take place indoors, and I relish the solitude they bring.
Yet there’s more to life than just being cooped up inside all the time as I like to do. Indeed, the five laid-back campers of this anime promise a firsthand look-see at the wonder and the happiness that can only be found when taking that first willing step.
The phrase “drawing a line in the sand” is used to represent the spot or the threshold that somebody should not cross for fear of consequences.
Garo: Vanishing Line, true to its name, brushes the sand away to pretend as if that line never existed. All so that it may go where it wishes and do as it pleases.
The anime was under the false pretense, though, that nobody would notice its transgressions.