Surpassing Luck

There’s really something mesmerizing whenever an underdog manages to beat the odds and that is the case with Mutta. He is one annoying protagonist but whenever the situation calls for it, he can be totally GAR. And again, relating personal experiences with him, sometimes I wonder what is required for one to be accepted?

People often say “Just be yourself and everything would be fine” but reality isn’t that forgiving. How many of us have suffered just because we did the right thing and stayed true to ourselves? Much like how Mutta came to be unemployed just because he hit his boss in defense of his brother, how likely would it be for some of us to follow the same footsteps and endure the same treatment?

You know, despite him saying that it wasn’t luck, in the end, I believe that Mutta was still lucky that he was able to impress people who is capable of relating themselves to his personality. I mean, not everyone who extends their hand to help others does so just because they see themselves in you.

After all that is said, I do feel bad for Kenji not being selected. I honestly feel that he’s more worthy than that asshole teammate of his. I guess the factor of luck working in mysterious ways is one of this series’ selling point and I find it unique in that sense. If this were a shounen-battle anime then within the back of our minds, we know that the protagonist would always win, or rather, have a great chance of winning when pitted against villains and evil-doers but for a carefree series such as this, it’s everybody’s ball game and I guess, one valid factor of deciding who gets picked and who gets to leave is luck… Well, there’s also the author’s intentions but I digress.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 22:44:20

    Well, there’s luck, and there’s conflicting intentions and purpose. I see all these as more of an issue with human conflicts due to different interests and human social interaction issues more than “luck”. Being oneself only ensures that one can be honest. However, imagine a world where everyone is equally honest and take the advice to “be true to yourself” seriously, would it really mean that one won’t get mistreated? I doubt it :p.


  2. baka~
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 00:48:36

    Well, if we would imagine a world where everyone is ‘equally’ honest, our best example would be Kokoro Connect… Y-yeah… Being honest may have its ups but if you put that in an argument between a number of parties, society would crumble imo =/


  3. x
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 01:07:12

    Well, perhaps a different kind of society will arise. Though I do agree that our current society as we know it will crumble.


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