I thought that when I grew up, I could reach more and more. The fruit beckoning from the highest branch. The beautiful shell in the sand. If I could only stretch out my hand a little more. But, as everyone passes through the junctures of their life, they no longer stretch their hand out to the sky, or crouch to the earth. Embarressed, they ignore they’d desired for so long. Will you reach out and grab me, grown up as I am?
It’s been a while since Arakawa came up with a decent opening line I liked (no, the himo himo from the last episode didn’t count). Still reaching for your childhood dreams when you’re older. It’s been hitting me a bit harder recently that I’m friggen 20 years old. I’d say most of my readers are older than me, but it’s still a bit of a shock to suddenly realise I’m an adult, there or thereabouts. Never too old to be watching these amusing foreign cartoons. Also, that reaching hand part of the opening reminded me of this opening.
Episode 157: The New Student is Amazoness
Hi guys. Welcome to your first exposure to Japanese Cartoons, otherwise known as anime. This is your first exposure. A blushing Amazonian asking out a tie-wearing teacher (who just so happens to teach under a bridge to his tracksuit wearing girlfriend and two kids with bullets as head), while being teased by a star. Probably not the best introduction to anime we have, but it will have to do. Besides, this is far from the weirdest thing out there.