Dear Carter 4

Dear Carter, what’s the best anime?

Dear Reader, as an anime connoisseur, I am able to give you a deep answer to this question. Starting off slow, let’s define the best genre of anime. Now if we say that there are five main genres of anime, those being: Action, Romance, comedy, drama, and magic. Let’s figure this out.

Let’s start with action. Otherwise known as shonen jump, this form of anime focuses on action scenes, with a main hero who goes on a journey and grows as a person. Some of the best action animes are: Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Attack on Titan, and Soul Eater. This is a great genre for everyone, is fun to watch, and contains elements of other genres like romance and drama.

Speaking of, let’s talk about the romance genre. It’s trash. So boring and lame, you can’t help but just fall asleep while you’re watching any romantic japanimation. It’s just the worst. However, there are some diamonds in the rough. Very small, poor quality diamonds, but diamonds nonetheless. Some of these are Hotarubi no Mori e, Nodame Cantabile, and Ookami to Koushinryou. Romance is really just its own thing. It doesn’t draw from any other genres (usually), and It mainly just focuses on two characters falling in love. It’s boring and overdone.

Comedy; Comedy is always great, it’s just too bad that all these animators and writers SUCK at comedy. They don’t have a funny bone in their body. It’s awkward and boring to the point where I don’t watch many comedy anime unless it’s tied into another genre and even then, it’s cringey and hard to watch.

On to drama. Drama is meh. It can be good, but it’s just not my thing. I really can’t say much, it’s just drama. Two people have a conflict, and you gotta resolve it. The end.

Magic; holy moly this is a good one. You got your action. You got your drama. You got your mythical worlds. Boy oh boy is this a good one. I like the one where they go and do magic to save the day. But uh oh! There seems to been an evil doer in the midst! The protagonist(s) gotta go shoot a fireball at the flying elephant to get a crystal that powers a time machine to go back and kill the antagonist as a baby o my god. This is why I like magic, because you can see the craziest stuff become reality and you’re like what did I just see? But you know what you just saw and it was amazing.

Well, it’s really hard to call what the best genre is, but objectively, and my personal favorite, romance is the best anime genre. Now where do we go from here? well , let’s look at the best romance cartoons. I’ve boiled the pot down to the three best romance anime based on character relatability and depth, the love interest, the reality of the romance, and how it makes me feel. The three best are Brothers Conflict, Diabolik Lovers, and My Life as a Teenage Robot. Now let’s look at these a little bit shall we?

Starting with Brothers Conflict, I really enjoyed this one. The plot is that a girl likes these boys, and the boys like her. The only problem: there are 13 boys. They are also all her step-brothers. Really great plot, great execution, and amazing romance vibes. I fell in love with the 14 main characters. They all connected really well, and just had a good time. 10/10.

Diabolik Lovers is about a girl in a house full of vampires. She loves the vampires, and the vampires love her. I don’t want to spoil much, but the love aspect is amazingly executed, and I felt as though I could relate to all of the characters in some form or another. Another 10/10, great japanimation.

My Life as a Teenage Robot? Masterpiece. The main character goes through these trials and tribulations as a robot and as a teen, fighting crime and dealing with your average teenager problems. The only part that I didn’t relate to was being a robot, but really aren’t we all robots of the system? I give this one a very solid 10/10.

Now, onto the decision process. How can we pick a winner if all the competitors got the same score? Well, I will choose one based on my opinion, because of course, my opinion is fact. Now, drumroll please, the winner is Teen Titans Go! This anime japanime has so many lovable characters, adventure, drama, tragedy, love, and so much more to offer. No matter who watches this, they will definitely love it. That is, of course, after the fact that anime is trash. Thank you for the question Reader, and have a repugnant rattlesnake.

Dear Carter, why is Grumpy Cat so grumpy?

Dear Reader, maybe it’s because people keep using old outdated memes that died 5 years ago. But who am I, a high tier meme expert, to know? It’s not like it’s my profession or anything. Thank you for the question, and have a drunken disaster.

Dear Carter, this has been on my mind for quite a while and it’s been worrying me. Why do some people so mistakenly think that Borderlands is better than Borderlands 2 when the opposite is so clearly true?

Dear Reader, Before I wrote the answer to your oh so imbecilic question, I did some research. And I must say, I was astonished at the results. See, I used to be a firm believer that Borderlands was many times better than its sequels. Boy was I wrong. It is infinitesimally better. Let’s go further into it.

Gameplay; gameplay in Borderlands imho was so much better than Borderlands 2. The flow of the game was smooth, and you are always challenged up until the end after you have farmed for overpowered gear. In BL2, you go through your second playthrough, and you have a god killing amount of power in your weakest gun. Challenge is a necessary factor to make any game fun, and where Borderlands did an amazing job with just the right difficulty, its sequel fell short.

Story; I’ll give you this, Borderlands 2 did have a more fleshed out story, but Borderlands was simple, and not forced. When BL2 was made, it took a finished puzzle, and taped a piece of cardboard to the side of it and drew a bad picture on it. While it did add a lot to the story, the story was previously complete. They just added more for the sake of making a new game and it could have been much better.

Replayability; both these games are 10/10 on replayability it’s a tie. I Believe that both of these games are the best for replayability unless you are talking about something like The Binding of Isaac which is a game centered around replaying and unlocking new things.

Weaponry; why do all of the guns in Borderlands 2 have to do 20 quintrillion damage and why do the enemies have to have 200 googilian cubed health? Just make a gun do like 300 damage with enemies who have 5000 health. Something simple.

Characters; The characters in BL2 are just a down graded reskin of the characters in BL1 (except for the dlc characters). Axton is just a hunk’s face glue sticked onto a trash can. Maya is Lilith but not as cool or good. Also, quick side note, why was Lilith such a bad character in BL2? She was super badass in the first game, and then she became an annoying character that just gets in your way and gets Roland killed. But she was nowhere near as bad as Angel. Angel was like Lilith but 100 times more annoying and naggy. Some other bad characters consist of: Tiny Tina (in her respective DLC, main game Tina was fantastic), Shade, and Tannis even though her character is supposed to be an annoying uptight person.

Those are most of my thoughts on why I believe that Borderlands is better than it’s sequel. It is very hard to describe my feelings about these games with words, and if you have the time I would suggest playing both of these games for yourself. Thank you for the question Reader, and have a gaming garrison!

Dear Carter, have you ever gone fishing?


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