Anime, The Mind of a Character

The Issue With Naruto Villains (The Mind of a Character)

In a long-running anime series, you've got to have a large catalogue of villains if you want to keep it going. This can be a little challenging, as you need to properly develop each villain, incorporate them into the larger plot, and conclude their stories in a satisfying way to make room for the next… Continue reading The Issue With Naruto Villains (The Mind of a Character)

Anime, Watch This Anime!

Is It Wrong to Write Light Novel Titles? AKA Dan Machi (Watch This Anime!)

Hey Japan! Please stop with these absurdly long titles! I can only write these joke titles so many times before the punchline gets old. 'Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon' is an odd show. By all accounts, it shouldn't work as well as it does. It is filled to the brim… Continue reading Is It Wrong to Write Light Novel Titles? AKA Dan Machi (Watch This Anime!)

Anime, Game Night, Video Games

Catherine Classic: Nostalgia is a Cruel Mistress

Of all the games to come out in the heyday of the PS3, few are as beloved as Catherine. It took the world by storm, placing itself in the hearts of fans all over the world. It is one of the most beloved anime games of all time. Now, the re-release, Catherine: Full Body, is… Continue reading Catherine Classic: Nostalgia is a Cruel Mistress

Anime, Cartoons, RWBY, The Mind of a Character

Ruby Rose: The Hollow Archetype (The Mind of a Character)

Up to this point, I've analyzed characters that I thought were effective and well-written. But you can't know what is good until you know what is bad. So today, I want to discuss a character that I consider to be so frustratingly written that it hurts. Ruby, the central protagonist of RWBY, is not at all a… Continue reading Ruby Rose: The Hollow Archetype (The Mind of a Character)

Anime, Dragon Ball, The Mind of a Character

Son Goku: The Flat Character (The Mind of a Character)

Today, I wanted to shake things up a little bit. Of all the characters in Dragon Ball, Goku probably gets the most flak from fans. He is often criticized for not being interesting or for developing well. And it's true. Goku, in terms of personality and motivation, is the same in the lastest episode as… Continue reading Son Goku: The Flat Character (The Mind of a Character)