While a fan of romantic comedies, I’ve often felt that they, intentionally or not, tend to “lessen” the value of other kinds of relationships. I find it difficult to immerse myself in stories where the characters don’t much exist outside of the main couple and their problems. It’s just as important to recognize the love between friends and siblings, so in celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’ll be listing both platonic and romantic pairings for my Top 5 Anime Duos of 2016.
No one knows how to rock the first day of school (or save the world) better than an anime protagonist can.
So what could possibly go wrong with taking the advice of a whole bunch of them?
1) Eat Breakfast
A banana paired with a glass of milk will do.
Like any fan, I have my share of likes and dislikes when it comes to the burgeoning world of anime. While some may enjoy their mecha, mystery, and slice-of-life series, I prefer dark fantasy, magical girls, and rom-coms. Some may be devoted to a single genre while others seek a mixed bag of entertainment. And some make it their business to avoid certain titles at all costs for the sake of preserving their love for the medium.
I happen to be one of those people.
I, for one, cannot stand harem anime.
It seems that more so than ever, the genre is making itself dependent on fanservice and lowbrow humor. Ecchi aside, both harem and reverse harem anime have a tendency to strip their protagonists of any characteristics that might make them interesting – a decision that ultimately limits the supporting cast as well. However, there are definitely exceptions to my claim, and the new series I’m about to share stands beside if not above the rest.
Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World is a prime example of why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Even if said cover is brimming with Loli girls.