Why Do We Criticise Main Characters For Being Overpowered?

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Why is an overpowered main character considered a bad thing? Admittedly, I do like anime where the underdog comes forward and finally overcomes the seemingly unbeatable peril, but that doesn't mean every main character has to be a wimp or a developing hero. It's nice sometimes to have someone competent, in control, and at times even confident to follow along on their quest. In those instances, it isn't tension that you are wanting to experience but rather the satisfaction of seeing someone overcome a challenge in a fairly capable manner. So, different emotional payoff but still entertaining, right? So why do we criticise main characters for being overpowered? First published June 2016.

Your Life If You Were In An Anime

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Did you ever wonder what it would be like if you were the protagonist of an anime? I kind of did in 2016 and so this post was born. Though there's definitely a fantasy slant on this one so I might have to do a new post about your life as an anime if you were in a different genre as a follow up. Anyway, what would your life be like if you were in an anime?

How Anime Fans Know They’ve Just Become An Isekai Protagonist

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For hard-core anime fans this one is almost a no-brainer. We've seen hundreds of characters get summoned to, killed and reborn in, or just transported to fantasy worlds. We'd know right away if it had happened to us - wouldn't we? So what are your odds of becoming an isekai protagonist?

Up Close With Emma

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She's one of a trio of precocious eleven year olds who learn her whole life is a lie. Emma from The Promised Neverland shines and today I want to take a closer look at her.

Behind Every Great Anime Protagonist Is A Great Supporting Cast

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Previously I've looked at reasons why being a villain would suck and I've certainly looked at various characters on my blog and why they shine, but with the exception of Natsume (see the supporter battle Irina and I worked on), I seldom discuss the supporting cast and their importance in making or breaking a series. … Continue reading Behind Every Great Anime Protagonist Is A Great Supporting Cast

12 Days of Anime Characters – Diablo

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The final day of 12 Days of Anime and I am finishing with Diablo. He both is and isn't your typical overpowered isekai character and harem protagonist however, regardless of that, what he really ends up being is a lot of fun to watch.

12 Days of Anime Characters – Eren Jaeger

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Continuing the 12 Days of Anime Characters - today we turn our attention to the shoutiest of shouty protagonists, Eren Jaeger from Attack on Titan.

30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 26

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Day 26: Favourite Male Protagonist. This challenge has definitely made it clear just how indecisive I am around this notion of favourites. Choosing one over all the others is actually really hard (and I am dreading Day 30). Ultimately I'm going to go with a character that made me feel so much for him on … Continue reading 30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 26

30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 25

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Here we are at Day 25, which means I am 5/6ths of the way through this challenge. Favourite female protagonist today. I could um and ah about this for awhile but I think it is pretty clear who I will end up choosing. Maka Albarn from Soul Eater. She's book smart, strong, and just a … Continue reading 30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 25

The Asterisk War Season 2 Series Review

The Asterisk War season 2 doesn't really improve on season one and in some cases makes it worse. That said, this anime remains pretty watchable.