Welcome, one and all, to the penultimate entry in the 30 Day Anime Challenge! And what treats does Day 29 have in store? Well, we’re going to be looking at … an anime I wish was real.
This is so, so easy to answer, and if you’ve seen my endless gushing about one particular franchise, you’ll know where this is going … Digimon. And for once, it’s not just Tamers. The whole universe is great. What I want is my own, living, digitally breathing Digimon partner to hang out with and have fun with. Give me a Renamon, or a Gabumon, and I’ll be a happy chappy.
Now, the downside to this is the existence of life-threatening battles. I mean, those with Digimon partners do have a tendency to get themselves into a spot of physical bother. Sure, the heroes usually win, but not always. Which would potentially be a problem. I mean, if it was all real and I ended up with Leomon as a partner, that’d be a bit of an issue. Lemon gets Leomon’d all the time, right?
Let’s not leave it there though. Let’s have a second answer that’s a little less obvious. Another one that I wish was real: Fullmetal Alchemist. How awesome would it be to be able to learn alchemy like that? Plus, there’s the automail. That stuff looks so cool! Sure, the operation to get the stuff looks painful as anything, and I bet it’s costly too, but … imagine you had an accident and had to have a limb amputated. Automail is a natural progression from where we’re at.
The downside is the potential of homunculus attacks. Plus, if you ended up I the military thanks to your mad alchemy skills, there are extermination missions that you’d be expected to take part in. It’s not an entirely happy world, but hey ho.
Bu what about yourselves? What anime do you wish was real, and why?