Best friend. Hmm, I currently don’t have one of those, but rather a small group of individuals whom I talk to more than others. Does that count? Also, I know I’m a day late again, but better late than never . . . right?
From Soul Eater, “Resonance” by T.M.Revolution
If someone mentioned this anime prior to this past spring, than I just hit them over the head and ignored them. I thought Soul Eater was the stupidest looking show ever – until I watched it. My friend, who shall remain nameless for now, was fairly new to anime. He was a childhood friend, so in elementary and middle school we were pretty close buds. But then we grew further apart as we had different interests, classes, etc. So now, finally “reunited” with him, I led our conversation on to anime, and he mentioned that he was saving up his money for, yep, you guessed it, Soul Eater. Ugh, I thought to myself. He’s new to anime and he’s already picking one of the dumbest shows to exist. Why not watch Steins;Gate? That’s the real good stuff!
But I simply nodded, happy that I had something else to spark up conversations with. A couple months pass, I let him do his thing, and I watch Evangelion among others. It wasn’t until I was scoping around the cruel world that is online shopping that I noticed the Halloween-esque show pop up.
It was only $30. So I bought it.
Each day after coming home I would watch an episode or two with my brother, who by the way had the same pre-thoughts as myself. 51 episodes later, it was over, and I was surprisingly sad. I still haven’t told my friend that I watched it, and I’m not sure if he even went out of his way to pick up a copy. But I think about it whenever I hear this song. Did he ever get to purchase the series? Is he even into anime anymore?
Well, I suppose I could go ask.
Songs like this are powerful. The ability to not only bring back memories of you watching it, but also to remind you of your closest friends are unique and should be treasured forever. Does a song out there remind you of your best friend? I’m sure we all have one, so drop it down below in the comments. Because I was swamped with work yesterday, I have two entries to post tonight, so see you in a little bit ~
– Takuto, your host