Perhaps it’s a personality, the ones I dislike are more noticeable than the ones I like. It’s better to talk about what you don’t like, whether you’re trying to sort out what your mind and body refuse. I have already accepted what I like, so I can’t say anything more than “like”. Especially when it becomes “Say I Love You”.
but “Say I Love You” is also quite complicated. It was the anime “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” that made me think so. I think I first saw it when I was in the lower grades of elementary school. At that time, our family lived in a country called Zambia in Africa. The internet is not widespread yet, and there is only one channel for national television. In addition, there are frequent power outages, so indoor entertainment was centered on books and manga. I watched the video sent from Japan repeatedly even if it was boring. My mother often recommended musical films to our sisters, but when I was young, I was confused by the sudden singing and dancing of people. I thought the tension didn’t match. I also felt that the tension of Disney movies and Japanese TV animations that children gathered to watch did not match. At that time, my parents borrowed “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” from an acquaintance. Rarely, my father also watched it. Immediately after it started, I was surprised at the size. The sky and the earth are wide. The TV looks bigger than usual. The sound of the wind, the suffocation of the mask, and the unknown rotten sea forest are horrifying. And people and creatures die. It was the first time I saw an anime depicting death. African savannas always dead. I thought it was natural. Although the world is different, I felt that there was nature in this story and was swallowed. But suddenly my sister cried. It seems that the bug was scary. Certainly, the bugs are too big. I loved dinosaurs and insects, so the hugeness of the royal bug was a pleasure. I was afraid of the God Warriors and the miasma that would die if I smoked, but this time my father suddenly stood up. I’m holding the inner corner of my eyes. Looking sideways, I was astonished. Is crying! My father went to the washroom and came back after a while. I was so surprised that I pretended not to see it. Is my father afraid of bugs? Is it possible for an adult to watch an anime and cry? The story ended while I was thinking. The originally silent father muttered, “I was impressed.” And he said, “Become that kind of person.” I cried, but I was confused because I couldn’t understand the compliment. I only saw my father crying later and earlier. After that, I watched the anime “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” many times. I also read the manga. I loved it even though it was a ruthless world. I like the sublimeness of the royal bug, the coolness of Yupa, the cuteness of Tet, and the humorousness of Ohm. Above all, I liked Nausicaa’s look at nature. I also did kendo because I wanted to be as strong as Nausicaa, and my dream was to build a greenhouse for Nausicaa, and I collected books on fungi and specimens. However, it wasn’t until I became an adult that I realized that “that kind of person” that my father said was kind. Of course, I couldn’t be like Nausicaa. Now, what I think over my father’s age at that time is that even adults will cry. Rather, the more I grow up, the more I am moved by what I like and cry. Every time I meet “Say I Love You” that tears my heart, I remember my father’s tears.