Thank you, I appreciate that. I consider you a friend as well.
I do like how you come across to me as a "glass half-full" sort of person. So you tend to see the good in characters moreso than the bad, and it's sometimes good for the rest of us to be reminded of those good aspects.
I am sorry I actually meant you. Well that is embarrassing. Tremolo is someone I talk to on twitter & used to talk to on an another anime board but since both your names start with tr and I was
typing quickly I put the wrong thing. Sorry
And of course until I saw this in the morning I didn't even realize since I have not been back in that thread.
I can certainly understand people disliking Aku no Hana, especially those who are fans of the manga. I can understand somebody finding it ugly. I can understand somebody disagreeing with what the anime is aiming for.
What I don't quite understand, though, is people not admitting that the anime is, in fact, aiming for hyper-realism. Yes, the anime probably has a low budget, but there's no question it's favoring gritty realism over pretty fantasy. It's not hard to do low budget pretty fantasy if you want to.
At the bare minimum, Aku no Hana deserves credit for daring to be different in a medium where that likely means commercial suicide (even the likes of Shin Sekai Yori get victimized by this). I'm glad that Aku no Hana is taking the approach that it is, because it'll answer a lot of interesting questions.
I want to thank you for your agreement/support on some of my more controversial posts as of late. A couple of them I had doubts about even posting, so it's good to know that at least yourself and a couple other people see where I'm coming from and won't get the wrong idea.