Absolutely, he might feel reasonably reluctant about it but will do it anyway. >>3284818>I can't even imagine how this got butchered in the anime.You really need that internal monologue of his to get a good grasp on him as a person
Having watched the anime first, imagine my surprise when I actually came across it.
The anime itself is very "show, don't tell" which BONES usually does extremely well and which is also what makes it watchable in the first place, since it ups the pacing and condenses some scenes to make them memorable. In this regard, there are a few moments that are downright amazing (see: the knitting needle scene in the last episodes - it wasn't in the book but it translates much better in visual storytelling; it's also extremely brief but it's a detail that goes a long way).
However, show don't tell doesn't work for a character like Nezumi. If you did a "show, don't tell" on Mrs. Dalloway, you'd just see a woman throwing a tea party. I get that they tried to build up to his big tsundere reveal but it just comes too late make one give a shit about him. They also cut most of the scenes where you could "show", like the torture part (gotta love how censorship decided it was ok to show a 11-12 almost get raped but Nezumi roughing up a guy and enjoying it was just too much) or him actually killing a person.The fact that Shion is presented as Nezumi sees him (shy and innocent) doesn't help either because it fails to convey the chasm between his idealization and reality.There are no hints that Shion might have a darker side to him and the sole moments when we do see it emerge come off as endearing, rather than terrifying. Why would someone be afraid of a person like that? Take the doubt away and Nezumi's violent outbursts just don't make sense.>pic related
He'd probably laugh his ass off. Proportions are off, I need to work on shading, hair is unexpectedly hard to do, fabric folds are a nightmare.I'm trying to get better.