So we’re less than 24 hours away from the International Obligatory Chocolate Exchange Day; And boy, are supermarkets as desperate as ever to convince you that their cacao brand is in fact the one that gets your partner more aroused.
Obviously I’m talking about Valentines Day; A day that’s either celebrated, mourned or looked at indifferently depending on the person.
For me personally the title “Valentines Day” is really just an awesome excuse to pig out on chocolate while watching corny shoujo romances; In my books; A valentines spent in bed is a day well spent.
Are you nodding your head in agreement right now, or are you frowning and asking yourself what it is that got into me?
Anyway and anyhow; As expected of the medium, there’s an appropiate Valentines anime for everyone to enjoy; Be it the hopeless romantics or the cynical watchers who claim that Valentines was invented by Primark.
1) For the ones watching from a distance; A.K.A “Senpai Notice Me!” syndrome.
Having a hard time getting senpai to notice you? Try Ouran Higschool Host Club. I guarantee that it will get your mind out of the gutter as this anime has no problem in shoving all the shoujo clichés out of the window. A good alternative would be Bokura Ga Ita; As this has the most representative “Notice me Senpai!” syndrome out of all the anime I have ever watched.
2) So Valentines Day is a commercial stunt invented by Target?
Feeling smart and different? Watch the Tatami Galaxy and feel included in it’s cynical character line-up and it’s messed up romance plotlines. Alternatives include Bakemonogatari.
3) For the lonely romantics;
Feeling sad? Get some of Chihayafuru to sit and think; “Damn, the romance in this anime is about as unsatisfactory as my real life romance!“Want to go a little further? Try every harem anime ever to feel even less fulfilled.
4)For the lonely and heartbroken romantics;
Are you one level ahead of the lonely romantic? ‘Cause boy, will you be up for a ride watching Rumbling Hearts or ef – A tale of memories as your friends ask you why you’re crying, and you swear to them that it’s about a broken heart and not a Chinese cartoon. Alternatives include every two-episode yaoi OVA in anime history; or Kanon 2006. Kanon (original) if you’re feeling adventurous.
5) For the ones who “don’t need a man.”
Men or women; All the same. I suggest you don’t even come close to Kaichou wa maid sama and avoid Special A at all costs if you’re feeling independent. Instead, get some of that Black Lagoon and Evangelion to feel special.
6)For the ones whose relationship never succeded;
Oh yeah; It’s that time of the year where everything around you remind you of those relationships that always went to exactly nowhere; Hey, can’t blame you.
Fantazising is free; And you can’t blame the failure of your romantic shenanigans on you watching Highschool DxD or every ecchi ever on International Lovers Day.
7) For the (un)lucky bastards with non 2-D romantic relationships;
Watch or re-watch School Days and rethink your decisions.
8) Do you drink away your romantic mishaps?
Don’t feel shy, man; There’s hentai and ecchi to be watched. Doesn’t sound like your kind of thing? Cry over your failures while watching Clannad or Kamisama Hajimemashita.
9) Valetines Day A.K.A; Read all the yaoi and eat all the chocolate Day.
Self explanatory title is self explanatory.
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All bad jokes aside; I sincerly wish you the best of Valentines day; Be it with your significant other or with your significant device with internet. All in all, have a lovely eveningday.