I think it’s awesome and everything that we got a Polar Bear Cafe fighting game. I love the anime. I love fighting games. With the mixture of character types you’d think this would be an awesome combination, but the damn thing’s totally broken. They skewed way too close to anime accuracy if you ask me.
2012 was a bit of a weird year for me as far as anime goes. Most years I can narrow down my top choices to 10 or so pretty easily. This year, I found myself struggling with my choices once I got past the first six entries. I only had four or so slots to go, but I had at least ten series I considered worthy. So I went ahead and made this thing a full 15 series long this year.
In the end, the best two series are something of an Alpha and Omega. One is here to destroy everything we hold dear while the other wishes to build anew and create something from the ashes of otakudom. Yeah.
Let’s run in a completely different direction with Polar Bear Cafe. Most of my posts have dealt with the world as one where sentient animals have mingled into human society, and this has led to all sorts of wacky shit about animals as minorities or whatever.
But this week’s episode made me look at the thing in a completely different light. Let’s look at Polar Bear Cafe as a post-singularity transhuman world. Yeah.