Why Do We Criticise Main Characters For Being Overpowered?

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? First published June 2016.

A Decade of Anime – 2015

We're finally past the halfway point of the decade and into 2015. Some of my favourite anime of all time come from this year with only 2016 topping in terms of anime I've rewatched to death so let's get into my picks from the year. That said, with so many great anime to choose from I'd love to know what your picks would have been.

A Decade of Anime – 2014

We've reached 2014 and it is another big hitting year for anime, though arguably not quite as dramatic as 2013. Still, there's plenty of excellent titles to choose from so I'd love to know what your favourites from the year were.

Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Produced By Madhouse

Tuesday's Top 5

There's no doubt that Madhouse is a bit of a powerhouse when it comes to producing anime. They've got a large number of fairly big titles under their belt and the quality of so many of their productions is undeniable. That isn't to say they don't have any misses and those will need to be … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Produced By Madhouse

Tuesday’s Top 5: Boring Title Characters

Tuesday's Top 5

My lists are always entirely my opinion and highly subjective (which is why I'm always happy for people to comment on who they would have added to the list). This week is no exception as I look at anime that are named after a character who then turns out to be the least interesting thing … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Boring Title Characters