I’m not really here to discuss what makes a great anime villain or antagonist. I don’t believe there’s any single answer to that. You can have ones that are just downright evil and despicable with their menace carrying them to the top where they loom over as a powerful and intimidating force not to be reckoned with. And you can also have ones who act great as foils or opposites to the hero or protagonist, and are endearing for their charisma and complexity. The important thing in every case is that they’re believable to the viewer. I can buy into these characters because they’re interesting or sympathetic or just too entertaining to question otherwise.
I feel the cooker pressure is on a lot hotter and earlier than I expected in writing a ‘mai waifu’ post. Needless to say, the pressure this challenge puts on me makes for rushed and uninteresting content (sorry). And while this has produced some posts I’m fairly pleased with, there are some I feel I’ve done an injustice and could really do with a revision someday down the line. This is one of those.
Oh wow. I actually only have one answer for this one. Mostly because it’s the only romance anime I’ve watched to completion as of writing this. Not to make it sound like that is the only reason that this one is here, goodness no! It’s close to being one of my favourite anime as well.
What I want out of endings is closure, but the best ones deliver things which really resonate with me.
While there are quite a few talents in voice acting I consider among my favourites I’d love to mention besides ones from anime, the use of the word “seiyuu” for this challenge (meaning “voice actor”) will be decidedly interpreted as only Japanese voice actors that use their talents in the anime industry.
And here I thought I’d only have one in mind this time, but upon writing this I kept recalling more composers, the anime they worked on, and by extension their awesome soundtracks. I’m even less of a music critic than I am an anime critic, so don’t expect any fair evaluations here.
This one seems rather unclear to me. Is it asking for my favourite anime aesthetic, character design, artist, or director?