All entries for Wednesday 15 June 2005
June 15, 2005
Some things in our past stay with us at the back of our heads and don't surface until something triggers it.
When I was talking to the dark knight, I thought that the first anime I saw was Dragonball, then I remembered something even earlier – Tenchimuyo, then I thought again and remembered that it was actually the OAV of Record of Lodoss War. I must have been 10 years old then, so the entire theme of war was just too complicated for me to comprehend and the dubbing merely contributed to my confusion (fansubs are your best friend; never trust dubbing). I can't remember the story but the one thing I took away from it was the image of a badly injured Parn holding an unconcious Deelit in his arms against a burning background.
I was ten years' old. That picture just blew me away.