Do Characters Really Need “Growth” To Be Good Characters?

Last year, as I was looking at the criticisms thrown at the anime adaptation of Watamote by its critics, I noticed that a common one was that Tomoko, our main character, never grows as a person or changes by the end of the story, and therefore, she’s a bad character. Unbiased I say to you, and not just because I have a writeup detailing exactly … Continue reading Do Characters Really Need “Growth” To Be Good Characters?

The KyoAni Formula (And Why It Works)

Kyoto Animation is an industry giant, and for very good reason. Every single show that they make in a year is looked forward to by millions of anime fans, and even their shows with the most mediocre of writing are salvaged by the ungodly amounts of eye candy put into every episode.

However, I did notice something on my recent binge of KyoAni shows, and that’s the fact that they all start almost the exact same way. Today, we’ll be breaking down that formula! Continue reading The KyoAni Formula (And Why It Works)

How Watamote Shifted From A Loner Comedy to A Character Ensemble!

This will be a spoiler-free post. Watamote was, in my opinion, a really underrated show. Seeing as it never got a season 2, I ended up picking up the manga to continue where the anime left off, and I was rather pleasantly surprised at the development of the plot. It ended up going in a direction I never expected from a story of it’s type, … Continue reading How Watamote Shifted From A Loner Comedy to A Character Ensemble!