Magic Man: Sakamoto Desu Ga

Certain genres of anime and manga just don’t appeals to me. One big category is those involving the supernatural, and the reason those make me roll my eyes is that when you’re writing the supernatural they can do anything they need to do. For me, that sort of wrecks the tension of the thing. How […]

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No Plot Needed: Spice and Wolf

Supposedly there are seven basic plots. Ready? Rags to riches Overcoming the monster The quest Voyage and return Comedy (Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl) Tragedy (Boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl) Rebirth Now, when we’re talking about the overarching plot of a series we’re really talking about meta-plot, […]

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