… or so what Hikigaya Hachiman has been thinking during his highschool.
Well, the reason is pretty simple: Because our world is based upon prejudice and stereotype. You either get along with it or striving against the current which will grant you a free life in solitude. Surprisingly, this the truth. You can’t do anything to change it. We, the psychologist and psychology scientist has been spending years or maybe decades to solve this issue, but so far one can. Even B*rrack Ob*ma.
We can’t change it, but we can cope with it. This anime has been asking questions towards our community. Simple trivial question but often gets ignored because… I dunno…, inconvenient? Or mere ignorance? You see, in today society topics on a certain division of personality has been a very interesting topics, about some members of society which doesn’t really enjoy social activity, choose to be alone in their small-closed world all by their own self. We often call this type of people by “Introverted personality” or just “introvert” is fine. They’re people who enjoy being alone and enjoy doing solitude activity, dislike party, and gets easily stressed if placed or work around crowds. In some extreme cases, they could be easily perceived as an anti-social abnormal (which most of it not actually true). But, the funny thing is, these kind of people (introvert) is way more sensitive towards people around them. They’re the first one to notice if something goes wrong around them. But often they perceived as insensitive. They are actually noticed, but can’t just brought things up like an extrovert would. These perceived-as-antisocial people sometimes attract another person to want to help them or make their life harder. Either in an assertive way or another way around. Since…., lets face it, we do thinks that a loner is “unhealthy”, whatever that means. But, we often forget to ask “Do they choose to be a loner or forced to be one”, “Do they want to change, or they don’t want to?”.
This anime is also reflect upon human’s relationship, which is complex but simple. Its complex because its not as simply as “1+1=2” but simple because…, remember: “This world is built upon prejudice and stereotype”. And, another one which hasn’t been covered in this anime is “Because human is simply a social creature, which cannot living alone”. Someone might enjoy solitude, but no one can bear loneliness. We, humans are always seek for attachment towards another one whether we meant to or not. That was also why Hachiman cannot leave Yui alone and sometimes helping Yukino without being asked to. That was also why Hachiman almost hate himself when rejecting Yui, despite his “conscious” reasons.
Somewhere in the episode, there are also unique ways of resolving relationship issue which I haven’t discovered until I watched this anime. If you can’t fix it, just shatter it. This might sounds stupid, but it surprisingly practical and “might be” works. Again, remember: “This world is built upon prejudice and stereotyping”. If you ended up follow the current, no one can blame you because its a natural things to do. We called it as “conformity” this conformity is particularly strong towards peers group and particularly towards teenagers. This can be quite an issue since bullying is often be done in groups, and no one can actually do anything towards it. They’re either stay away from it or just get along with it. That was why the answer is “Shatter it” make that group doubt their intimate relationship, and they would stop bullying, since the conformity factor is gone.
This anime is quite scary at how it touch realistically towards humans relationship issue. Especially towards the unique ones. The train of thoughts inside Hachiman is also pretty well arranged which leave you in doubt if is it really something a highschooler could be thingking?
Finally, the last word: The animation is so painful to watch, but the OP/ED song is really nice to hear. IF ONLY BRAINS BASE COULD SPEND MORE PENNY ON IT!!!!