Among all the anime I’ve seen, I have a long list of the ones that I want to re-watch. It’s not longer than my to-watch list, but long enough for me to face the dilemma of choosing between re-watching an old anime or starting a new one. Every anime-in my opinion-is worth a re-watch. But very few of them can be re-watched multiple times without seeming too boring or old. For me, Fairy Tail is that kind of anime.
I’ve already seen it multiple times, and I still laugh at the same old jokes the same way I used to when I’d seen it for the first time. It still manages to have the same effect on me, and even when I know what’s going to happen next, my excitement doesn’t fade. I haven’t seen a lot of the recent arcs, but when I do sit down to watch FT, I find myself returning to the older arcs, even when I’m missing out on the newer ones. Maybe it’s the nostalgia. The sweet memories, that keep bringing me back to the anime. The funny thing is that FT is one of the most predictable anime I’ve seen, and yet it is also one of the most entertaining. The entertainment exceeds the predictability by a great mark, which is one of the reasons I like it so much.
That being said, I do think that its time to end the anime/manga. I feel that the story shouldn’t be stretched for longer than is required. In fact, Fairy tail should have ended long ago. From all that I’m learning about the newer arcs, it seems that they have more plot twists and drama than most daily soaps these days. It seems to be more of a moneymaking stunt now that it has achieved mainstream success. I mean, on one hand, sure we don’t want to stop seeing our favourite characters and their awesome fights. But we’ve seen so much of these characters already. I don’t want the anime/manga to become boring or forced. I hope I’m not sounding like a mother who’s fearing for her child (although that’s the only way my feelings can be described).
Anyway, the characters, the soundtrack and even the plot (though predictable) has managed to keep me hooked on re-watching it and reminiscing the good old days. It will always remain close to my heart no matter what and it will never get old. I can totally see myself sitting on my couch ten years later and re-watching it for the hundredth time.
What about you? What’s the one anime that never gets you bored and will never get old?
Sorry for the short(and late!) post.