Daily Archives: 01.29.2013
I’m in the midst of watching Suzuka for the third time. It’s one of those shows that I know it’s kind of terrible, but which I enjoy anyway. And this time around, I’ve found that I’ve been motivated to write a number of posts on the series, so you’ll see several in the next few weeks, starting with this one.
One of the real negative aspects of Suzuka is that the male lead, who we’re supposed to root for, is a creep. He’s a naive creep, but a creep nonetheless. And I feel horrible to say it, but Yamato reminds me precisely of a friend I had in high school.
Just like Yamato, this friend was obsessed with just one girl. Just like him, he was in effect, a stalker. Just like him, he went out of bounds all the time in trying to establish a relationship. And just like Suzuka, the object of his affection was a track athlete.