Ok... So I really love noblesse. I really do. But there are some things that I slightly am uncomfortable with. Well it doesn't bother me to the point of abandoning the series altogether or anything, but as you can see from the title, it's about the freakin' kids.
So yeah, I'm pretty sure everyone knows by now that they've been kidnap fodder for a long time. (lololol) But anyway, my issue isn't really so much of the kidnapping as much as how the kids constantly have to be kept in the dark.
On one hand, one can argue that it's reasonable because they're trying to protect the children's innocence, but to me, in a sense, it's just something on a bigger scale. I see symbolically that the kids are representative of general humanity, the general population if you will. And constantly, they have to be kept in the dark about absolutely everything, and yet a lot of times, they get involved in danger.
Why does humanity as a whole have to be kept in the dark about this if it's affecting them in a big way? It's a pretty constant theme in a lot of things, like general normal people can't know what's out there even though it's happening right there. Usually it's tied to government corruption or something, but obviously that's not happening here, haha. (Unless you count Frankenstein as the government, loloolol!!)
Putting aside themes and humanity, is it really so wrong for the kids to know just what's been going on and what's happening to their friends? Is ignorance really bliss?
I'm not trying to say that generally it's wrong to keep some knowledge of what they don't need to know from them. Innocence is a beautiful thing and it's normal to want to have it protected, but if they really do want to keep their memories, then isn't it ok to just let them? I mean, they're kids, but they have their own choices to deal with, and they're individuals with decisions, not to mention that this knowledge is key in knowing just what the heck is going on around them.
I mean as a teen, even as a child growing up, you look to adults as role models to help you understand what's happening, what's going on in the world, but we also have minds and decisions on whether or not to act on the advices given.
Maybe they wouldn't be able to defend themselves, but at least they can make themselves less of a target knowing what they're dealing with, you know?
I dunno, Frankenstein and the others deciding that it's best for the children to just forget everything related to Rai's background didn't really bode that well with me. I don't like the fact that they're sheilding their eyes and locking them up in a bubble so to speak.
The KSA doesn't exactly count to me as a part of general humanity since they're more involved in the government and how they stand in society is more secret agent/military based, so it's not really general population. Besides that they're modified humans too, so yeah, haha.
On an unrelated note, I really like the other characters too. I like the RK-5, Rai, Frankenstein, the KSA and the nobles, but I'm sort of attached to the kids though. I mean I can relate to them because they're normal kids and I think it's cool that all this stuff is happening and they somehow get involved, but since they've been more or less tossed out to the side... I dunno, I just think that having the kids give it a certain element that just isn't the same when they're not involved. I always look forward to their appearances, however little it is.
I dunno, maybe I'm making something out of nothing? I just really wanted to let it out, haha. Aside from that, I do look forward to more and hope that somehow these kids will get involved more. (Most likely as kidnap fodder again, lololol.)