Category: The Mind of a Character

  • Let’s Talk Transformations and Characters

    Transformations are an anime staple. Shounen anime, shojo, comedy, you name it. Sometimes, they can be the grand culmination of a character’s arc. In other cases, the transformation itself can be a simple joke. Either way, a ton of anime feature at least one transformation; it’s an icon of the genre. Personally, I love transformations. […]

  • Gon Freecss: The Twisted Morality of Children

    Gon Freecss: The Twisted Morality of Children

    The Hunter X Hunter manga is finally coming back! Joyous day, oh joyous day! We have to celebrate! Gon is one of the most unique protagonists in shounen anime or manga. Like the rest of HxH, he’s deceptive. He seems like a perfectly ordinary shounen hero; a tiny green Goku clone among thousands of Goku […]

  • The Perfect Character Design of Griffith (Berserk)

    The Perfect Character Design of Griffith (Berserk)

    A fantastic character design is driven by clarity. One look is all you need to figure out what that character is all about. From the obvious giveaways to the subtle details, everything should give some sign as to their personality, beliefs, backstory, or motivations. Or you could do what Kentaro Miura (rest in peace, king) […]

  • 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 […]