Anime and Manga

Essays about anime and manga.

Flavors of Gender and Sex Unreality in Anime Fic

And that got me to the thought that actually started me writing this down, which is: why choose the depressing unrealistic setting? Why not the utopian one?

The Hunting of the Sue

It bears pointing out that almost all of the common criteria for Sue-dom fit a sizable category of the canon characters in anime. While I can see the justice of readers becoming annoyed by a fan-made original character who takes over the story when the reader was expecting to read about the original original characters, I’m increasingly convinced that it’s unreasonable to protest on most of the other standard Sue grounds.