What makes a good Harem Manga

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.

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Dragon Ball Super – Breaking down the Villain: Moro the World Devourer

I think Lord Beerus said it best; Like Goku, the Dragon Ball Super Manga can’t stick a landing for its life. While I’ll admit that the ending to the Moro/Galactic Patrol arc hasn’t been the worst Super has produced, it does carry the same old problems as the other story arc’s in the series. Mainly in that, it loses its primary antagonist as a character along in the mix.

While Moro started off the story as a unique and interesting villain, it seemed inevitable that he would simply blend into the background by the time his story was over.

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2020 has been a year for Old Video Games

Not to tip my hand too much, but in preparation for my “Best of Year” series that starting on the 12th and will stretch right up until the final day of the month, I have been looking at all of the video games I’ve been playing in 2020 and have realised I might have to get a little lax with my usual restriction of games that actually found their release in the calendar year 2020.

Back in March, before this Covid stuff really hit home, I wrote a piece about 2020 being a quiet year for video games, at the time I don’t think I realised just how true that post would end up being by the time we hit December. The pandemic only being one aspect of this outcome

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