Just what is it with anime and high school students? I mean, why is it that almost all non-samurai anime are about high school kids? Why don't they make more anime about adults like veteran war journalist Tatsumi Saiga in Speed Grapher for instance? But even in Speed Grapher they had to put a high school girl right up there with Saiga. Do anime fans really like the high school setting that much, or is it that most anime fans are high school students themselves? What about us adults?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. In fact, I've enjoyed quite a few high school themed anime such as Ouran High School Host Club and Great Teacher Onizuka (Junior high is still high school even though their teacher Eikichi Onizuka is 22 years old). College might be a bit better, but it would still be about students and teenagers.
I would like to see more anime with adult, not teenage, characters. Basically I guess I want the main characters to be and look older than 30. And I want the main character to be male. And he's got to be handsome, smart and confident. And there has to be a generous amount of sexual tension between him and another girl a couple of years younger who is preferably not a whiny little brat. And the story must inspire feelings of suspense, "kilig" and excitement. It may be set in modern or ancient or fictional Japan, just as long as the above-mentioned elements are present. Hmm... maybe I should create my own anime. Hehe.
Sigh... now I'm missing Byakuya Kuchiki and Gin Ichimaru. Why did Bleach have to get so bad after the first couple of seasons?
From left to right: Toshiro Hitsugaya, Gin Ichimaru, Ichigo Kurosaki, Byakuya Kuchiki, Renji Abarai