Something’s always bothered me about contemporary “spirit-hunting” stories. I find myself wondering why these spirits just now becoming a problem. Why didn’t someone hunt this demon/ghost/whatever a long time ago? Especially when I hear the whole “our organization’s been doing this since the dawn of time” bullshit. Won’t the demons eventually go extinct?
I don’t buy it. The worst is when there’s a speech about how normal people are unaware of the demons, and yet said demons cause mass destruction at some point within the series, or people manage to find out about them. What took so long? In the entire history of this demon-fighting organization, why is the main character the first outsider to ever witness a slaying? (At least it’s not as bad as a centuries-old being with the mind of a high-schooler, though.)
There were three initial factors that got me into anime – Ninja Scroll, Cowboy Bebop, and the very first volume of Anime Invasion, which has a list of everything deleted from the dubbed DBZ, a lost of all the Gundam shows, a Macross episode guide, and more. The magazine later changed it’s name to Anime Insider and over the years I grew to consider it a magazine for anime n00bs. However, when I picked up the latest volume, I was actually impressed by the content.