korpi: (just once more)
Ilona ([personal profile] korpi) wrote2011-03-08 05:55 pm
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in which I miss the point

So.

I like various anime series, but anime is also the home of many of my most disliked character/story types (not that these following ones are rare in other media). Like the eternally positive (female) love interest with a lukewarm personality at best (hello Wako!), possibly some adorable character tics (hmmmm big eater).

And the main character who wins aaaaalllll the time (hel-looo Takuto!).

Gosh isn't it beautiful how he, with his eternal moral higher ground and sense of justice rises above all obstacles and beats the shit of all these other, more interesting characters who you like. He can counter any move if he's seen it once, you know! Even if you've been practicing your sport all your life - it's his special ability! No one else can improve AT SUCH A SPEED!!!!! (disclaimer: none of these things even matters in star driver, fixating on them means you have issues, shut up, me)

This is why I try to stay clear of most shounen anime. These things are not entertaining to watch. Every win, rather than endearing the character to me, only makes my dislike grow stronger.

Neither of these characters is necessarily a bad character, even, which somehow makes me even more peeved. There's no reason for me to dislike them, expect that I hate their roles in the story*. Not to mention that they might change in the end (not that it makes up for the present~)

Otherwise I like many, many, many characters, concepts in this show. Everything else is either amazing or amazingly over-the-top. But I can't stand two thirds of the main trio.

THIS IS A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY

THE WORLD'S SMALLEST VIOLIN

PLAYING JUST FOR ME


I also have many positive things to say, but those will have to wait until I get over the aftertaste of episode 16. His radiance. Never defeat, never surrender, and you would ~never understand~ what makes me hear the voice of the universe! (He actually said it. "You'll never understand." Evil cannot comprehend good? Too much time over at TVTropes? AUUHGHGHGHGGHGHGH)



*ok ok I also have one legitimate reason for disliking Takuto: the scene where, uh, Scarlet Kiss (?) breaks into his room and I can't even. I COULD RAPE YOU AT ANY MOMENT, YOU KNOW. LET ME DEMONSTRATE. AREN'T YOU GLAD THAT I SHOWED YOUR SLUTTY WAYS THE LIGHT, WOMEN ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO ~WALK ALONE IN THE NIGHT~

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