Tsuritama

Have I mentioned I’m a fan of this anime? Because I really like it. The main character Yuki Sanada is living with and learning to overcome his social anxiety, the silly alien Haru (in human form—-also a fish) is learning how to have friendships with people, and also is roping Yuki Sanada and Natsuki Usami into fishing in order to save the world. Natsuki Usami is also learning not to jump to conclusions and let go of grudges.

They have Sanada’s grandmother Kate as both a role model and mentor, who is more than patient with them, always accepting of their antics and uncritical, giving advice as needed or when asked.

Then there’s also Akira Agarkar Yamada and his duck sidekick (yeah literally a white duck), this cool Indian dude who is pretty high up in some secret organization, spying on the alien-fish Haru. He’s a great character because unlike basically everyone else in the organization, he’s willing to observe Haru’s actions for a long time before jumping to the conclusion he’s an alien menace or something.

All in all, it’s a great show that I’d totally recommend to people of all ages. I’d say not younger kids or those with dyslexia, though, only because if they don’t understand Japanese and are not fast readers, they’ll get irritated by not being able to read quick enough or aren’t up to trying, and the one sure-fire way to turn someone off of something is to make it too frustrating to enjoy.

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover