Category: Character Analysis

  • Kazuya Kinoshita: Nobody’s Favorite Rom-Com Protagonist

    Kazuya Kinoshita: Nobody’s Favorite Rom-Com Protagonist

    Writing a good harem rom-com anime is an incredible challenge. How do you justify this one person earning the affections of more than one love interest? How do you make them likable and memorable? How do you properly juggle the romantic chemistry of ever member of the harem to keep the audience guessing? If executed […]

  • Ainz Ooal Gown: Oops, I Conquered the World

    Ainz Ooal Gown: Oops, I Conquered the World

    Isekai protagonists are a dime a dozen. And they’re pretty much all the same. An overpowered guy that every woman in his new world wants to get with. There are a few notable exceptions, but the overwhelming majority are simply copy-pasted wish fulfillment. Then there’s the master of the Great Tomb of Nazarick: Ainz Ooal […]

  • Evolving Kratos: Redeeming the God of War

    Evolving Kratos: Redeeming the God of War

    Take a guess what game I’m gonna talk about tomorrow. You guys will never figure it out. Redeeming an anti-hero is a difficult arc to pull off in writing. One that, when executed properly, can make for an incredibly compelling story. The closer to evil your anti-hero, the more satisfying their redemption. However, it also […]

  • Thorkell: The Warrior Who Regrets (Vinland Saga)

    Thorkell: The Warrior Who Regrets (Vinland Saga)

    *Spoiler alert for Vinland Saga Season 1. Also, I haven’t read the manga yet, so no spoilers for anything beyond the first season of the anime, please. Got it? Everyone on the same page? Cool. Let’s go.* As you might expect from a story all about Vikings, Vinland Saga’s first season is all about war. […]

  • The Problems with Modern Superman

    The Problems with Modern Superman

    The superhero genre is vastly oversaturated at this point in time. It’s reached the point where the MCU has started making movies and TV shows about some of their most obscure characters, like Shang-Chi and the Eternals (remember that?). Love ’em or hate ’em, these spandex-clad heroes ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. Yet, one character […]