Okay, I feel like watching MM. You know, the fanservice filled probably piece of crap that Xebec released this season. So, let’s sit down and watch. Surprisingly, this show has gotten a few honest laughs out of me. Then…
Introduce character that’s scared of men. It turns out why she is this way is thanks to a boyfriend who tried to force himself sexually on her, and when she fought back, he physically abused her. That’s…really heavy stuff. I thought we didn’t have things like this in fanservice shows!
I mean, if that’s what happened to her, it makes sense she’s scared of men. A lot of people know that I was in an abusive relationship, and to this day, I still struggle with being comfortable around men, especially those in a certain age group. This episode didn’t really hold back, not only showing that it really messed her up, but that she lost friends over it. We don’t know if she lost friends because she told them, or if she was so traumatized that she didn’t feel safe around them, as they led to the situation. Both are possible.
And I don’t know. Just last night I found myself wishing there was an anime out there that dealt with abusive relationships, and wondering if that might help. I’m not saying that this is 100% perfect in addressing the issue, but while intense, it’s healing in a way for me, to see a character fighting the same thing I’m fighting.
But most anime don’t have the balls to even touch this issue, or recognize it as one. So I’m very surprised to see this crop up in a fanservice show of all places. Usually I would expect to see in an anime trying to be edgy, not in an anime expected to be stereotypical.
But I’m grateful. It’s unlikely I’ll see a character who’s gone through a similar thing and ended up messed up in a similar way that I am.
I also am starting to wonder if MM is going to be more then just another fanservice crap show. It has fanservice moments, but it’s showing more character and story then I expected.