No.6 is an interesting enough show. It’s got some pretty good animation, a nice setting, all that jazz. But I can’t help but feel distanced from everything somehow; there’s just something… off about the main characters to me. Now, I don’t want any of ya’ll to think I’m a hater or anything – I completely support this sort of lifestyle choice – but I just don’t think I can relate to these characters. I mean, how do you expect me to relate to someone who is right-handed?
I don’t hate people who are right-handed or anything, but this whole genre really just is not my thing. On occasion I guess there’s a pretty good one, but mostly I prefer to just ignore it. I went in expecting a nice sci-fi adventure, not all of this right-handed crap. Once you make your characters right-handed there’s not really any going back; it’s all or nothing, pretty much. Right?
And like I said, how can you expect me to relate to someone who is so different from me on a fundamental level? As a left-handed person I just cannot identify with Shion’s or Mouse’s struggles at all because, hey, what do I know about them? Someone who writes with his right hand is just a complete mystery to me.
Overall though I just really wish the show hadn’t decided to go the way it did with the handedness. Was it really all that necessary? It seemed so promising, but what can you do. It would’ve been great if it weren’t for their being right-handed – not that there’s anything wrong with that! It just isn’t for me.
Now if you want a good example of a completely relatable left-handed anime, look no further than Ano Hana. I could really relate to Jinta, especially the way he wrote and ate, you know? I guess you right-handed people wouldn’t really get that show like I do, though. How can I expect you to relate to a lefty? Guess it just can’t be helped.