Journal of anime ramblings, fiction works and reflections
I dedicated the past week to watching Durarara!, an anime my friend kept reminding me to watch. I finished it last night and I wish it didn’t end because of all the unanswered questions I’m left with. But then again, I tend to over think plots and end up confusing myself on what would happen if it continued. For one though, I still would want to know what could have happened if Celty (my favorite character) got her head back.
Durarara was amazing, I loved the plot and its twists. My friend made sure to warn me to pay attention to all the episodes because each was intertwined into further sub-plots. And each had hints that helped to make things a lot clearer. So if I hadn’t, I’d have a lot more questions troubling me.
Anyway! Moving on to the reason for this post; the 30 day challenge. Day 25,
so many days have passed, this should probably be day 35 or something, is favorite anime villain.
That award goes to Izaya Orihara. My first pick would have been Aizen, from Bleach, but I really like Izaya, as twisted and cunning as he is. Even though I hated him for screwing with Kida, Anri and Ryuugamine, I still really liked him. He manipulates people so easily. And he is ALWAYS there!
Always just watching and scheming his next strategy to keep his little mind games going. It’s as if he’s the master of Inception; planting ideas in the characters’ minds and watching it grow and direct their lives – to their downfall and his pleasure.
He comes off as a cool and sardonic character at the same time. Because of the advice he gives, the characters tend to hinge to what he says and in a way, become dependent on his “wise sayings”. He claims to love humans, which I think means he only loves them for the pleasure and satisfaction they give him when their actions go according to his plans. He’s like a sort of puppet master, using psychological strings to control those who come in contact with him. He’s extremely perceptive and by just observing body language, he can tell what’s going on in their minds. Even with all his intelligence and power, I don’t think Aizen is on Izaya’s level.
I love how he messes with Shizuo, but apparently Shizuo is the only human he hates; maybe that’s because Shizuo is one of the few he cannot manipulate.
Finally, I think I’m changing who my favorite male character is. To Shizuo, of course. Imagine having him as a friend, no one would ever try to bully me.