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Oresuki – Den of Manipulators

Aside from the comedic bench-kun and singularity that was the baseball match between… erm, I still can’t remember the two school’s names but that doesn’t matter. If you watched the show, you know what I’m talking about.

Well aside from those two things, it was chock full of manipulative individuals that would really annoy the heck out of you if they weren’t stuck into an anime setting and used for comedic purposes.

If they were real people you’d really want to distance yourself from them as much as possible. Second chances just because you’ve known each other for a long time? Long lasting friendships you think will last forever? No, no, no, if it means they benefit, these manipulative individuals would betray you within a blink of an eye giving you a tragedy of an ending.

Yes, the ending was tragic.

If there’s anything this anime has taught me, it is to never trust others too much. Like, seriously, this anime gives people major trust issues. Everyone is constantly acting out for their own benefit. That’s the core of the show. Well… I guess that is pretty much how it’s like in reality as well but it just makes it so evident in this anime.

Of course, we get the occasional acts of kindness showing a character doing something nice for the sake of the other. However, as we observe in the anime, a large portion of every individuals actions is full of thoughts of personal gain. No one wants to lose and there’s a constant friendly not so friendly rivalry between everyone that I don’t really get.

Yeah I know, those who have studied economics would know the basic assumption that all individuals act out of self-interest. Still, it doesn’t make it any better. Honestly, I’m not sure how much of the anime I’m actually remembering correctly because the ending really really threw me off but I’m pretty sure that it was indeed an anime worthy of breeding trust issues.

– K.A.L.T

I was at a loss as to whether or not to write anything about Oresuki and just decided there’s no harm so… yeah. What did you guys think of Oresuki?


My thoughts are always fleeting. Writing is the only way I can remember all the things that once crossed my mind.

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