This is an idea that’s been rattling around in my head for a while. Spurred into life thanks to a not so recent discussion from Karandi of 100 Word anime talking about smart characters in anime, with some assistance from my recent watching of season 2 of Dr. Stone.
While we all love to see smart people doing smart things in anime, there’s something just as charming and appealing about the smooth brained antithesis of characters like Senku that makes us love them just as much.
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I try not to lean too much on Dragon Ball based content on my blog. I feel like I see enough people on Youtube who have made their bread specialising in talking about the franchise. But that doesn’t stop me from thinking about Dragon Ball an awful lot. And while my feelings on the current state of the franchise hang somewhere in the moderate, outside of the areas of extremes, I do have a lot to say when it comes to Dragon Ball.
As that clickbaity post I wrote about the Majin Buu Saga five years ago won’t let me forget, as it keeps topping my analytics.
A while back, when I was first getting back into watching anime and reading manga, I wrote a post talking about the romantic comedy genre, specifically, the harem style of story and my frustrations with it. They were the words of a person not yet versed in the tropes and archetypes that comes from well-worn genre.
That being said, I still feel like they’re words that come from an honest place. Now that time has passed and two of my favourite examples of the genre have ended, I thought I might return to the subject and do a follow-up to it. Bare in min though; I’m older, but non the wiser.