Category: The Mind of a Character

  • Askeladd: Vinland Saga’s Standout Antagonist

    Askeladd: Vinland Saga’s Standout Antagonist

    *Spoilers ahead for Vinland Saga; if you haven’t seen the first season of the anime, please watch that before reading this article.* The list of truly remarkable anime antagonists is much shorter than one might expect. Sure, you could list a whole ton of baddies from shounen anime, like Freeza or Pain or All For […]

  • Boromir: The Best and Worst of Gondor

    Boromir: The Best and Worst of Gondor

    Of the nine members of the Fellowship, only two of them die over the course of the story. One of them comes right back, so that hardly even counts. But the other? His death isn’t just one of the most iconic scenes in the series, it’s also one of the most important. I am of […]

  • Isaac Netero (Hunter X Hunter): He Who is Human

    Isaac Netero (Hunter X Hunter): He Who is Human

    The old-man mentor. Or as I like to call them: the not-Roshi. A staple of shounen anime that has endured almost as long as the genre itself. Generally, they fit a few personality traits. They’re usually very silly, highly perverted, and goofy all around; this is done to make their wisdom, knowledge, and power all […]

  • We Need to Talk About Naofumi (Rising of the Shield Hero)

    We Need to Talk About Naofumi (Rising of the Shield Hero)

    More like Falling of the Shield Hero, am I right? Unoriginal jokes and season two commentary aside, let’s talk about Shield Hero. Of all the countless isekai anime to come out in the last five years, there is no doubt that this one made the biggest splash (not counting sequels, like Re:Zero season 2). It […]

  • Synergizing Music With Character

    Music is an important aspect of many mediums. Many movies, anime, and video games are elevated by having spectacular soundtracks. Sometimes it becomes the aspect that people remember the most, such as with Cowboy Bebop or many classic Disney movies. It isn’t hard to understand why. Music is an excellent tool for communicating the emotion […]