II gratitude of habocath

I am grateful for Gen Urobuchi and all who support his stories.

Saya no Uta was my gateway drug into anime and the rest of otaku subculture; I only sought it because I was big into horror media at that time, and I kept hearing great things about this despite my then-avoidance of otakudom. (Even though I was into other Japanese media like horror films.)

He knows how to push my horror buttons; Madoka Magica was among the first anime I watched (beyond what everyone of my generation as kids watched like Dragon Ball Z and My Neighbor Totoro), and it and Fate/Zero still reign as my #1 and #2 favorite anime of all time.

The “Urobutcher” is an interesting man.

Among many other things (like finding media that calms me down instead of riling me up, e.g. slice-of-life anime [e.g. Aria: The Animation] in lieu of yet another slasher flick or horror game), without anime I would never have found such a kickin’ song:

…nor the following beautiful music:

Otherwise I might still be lamenting that “heavy metal is dead” while spending weeks laboriously digging through yet another >20gb torrented landfill in search of a tootsie roll.


Author: ma'habocath

ma'habocath knows some, tells much. ma'habocath knows few things others do. This one is a live-alone, full-time burger-flipper with an odd mind and too much to say. ma'hab always tries the best ma'hab can to keep up: • Chores • Bodybuilding and other health-nuttery • Japanese language studies • Culinary experimentation (see “other health-nuttery”) • Exploration of newfound spiritual territory • Exploration of my Self • Figuring out how to socialize well enough, mostly face-to-face • Backlogs: books, heavy metal, anime • Blogging, chatting, texting, and talking to whomever will listen about all of the above

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