Contains affiliate link Re: Creators may have your generic male lead but, as always, the show is saved by the women who suddenly enter his life. The Introduction Sota is nothing special. He likes to draw, is a student, lives with his mom, and is the epitome of average. However, something seems set in motion…


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Re: Creators may have your generic male lead but, as always, the show is saved by the women who suddenly enter his life.

The Introduction

Sota is nothing special. He likes to draw, is a student, lives with his mom, and is the epitome of average. However, something seems set in motion by the suicide of someone and with her death, weird things begin to happen. All thanks to one nameless being who seemingly can bridge the real world and the worlds created by manga and anime artists. From what it seems, this being perhaps wants revenge for its creator’s death and is calling upon its fellow creations, from across various crafted universes, to join her in causing a riot. However, it seems she is having a difficult time gathering up allies to punish the people she sees as gods.

Highlights

The Idea of Artistic Creations Coming Into Our World

The line between fantasy and reality is created based on the fantasy world those who live in reality imagine. So to flip the script and have those who live in a fantasy world, with their powers, come into our world is something of interest. Especially since the being who are coming into our world are well-known properties. It is like, Shinobu, from the Monogatari series, suddenly appearing as you watch Kizumonogatari. What would you do? What would you say? Yeah, they are from a world similar to your own but, all things considered, their world has demons and powers. Something many may believe exist, but there isn’t irrefutable proof.

But perhaps the most interesting thing which may come of this show is the fact it seems this unnamed being which brought Selesia and Meteora into our world might have been a villain. If not, at the very least, be born of negative feelings or crafted by her artist who poured them into her. With that, you have to question how deep this show may get when it comes to these characters realizing they are in the world of their creators and seeing their image plastered everywhere, merchandise being based off their story, and maybe even stuff which is NSFW being dedicated to them. Much less, imagine them confronting their creators for what they put them through, including loss and separation. That perhaps is what may make for an emotional experience. Especially since Selesia and Meteora seem like some type of soldiers, in their respective worlds, so you know life hasn’t always been easy and, like human beings, there likely is a reason to curse their gods and asks why did they allow certain things to happen?

Low Points

Usual Generic Male Lead

While I understand that male leads in anime are written the same as male leads in YA novels, in terms of them being blank slates so you are experiencing the phenomena of life through them, why can’t they ever be interesting? Women in anime vary in terms of personality and appearance [note]though, naturally, are always some form of attractive[/note]from anime to anime but when it comes to guys, at least half seem to be this everyday dude who you’d never take note of on the street. This sort of bugs me since they all are sort of melding together.

I mean, and this is why I brought up Monogatari earlier, why can’t there be more Koyomi types? Why can’t there be more male leads in anime like this who have personality, quirks, and faults? Heck, even someone like Kirito from Sword Art Online would be a good example that not all teen dudes need to be nerdy and seemingly some form of sheltered. I could go on and on and mention Satoru from Erased and Subaru from Re: Zero as different, but unique, personalities applied to male leads which were effective.

Overall: Positive (Watch This)

As usual, the women of the show are what saves it from being a bore and I’m starting to wonder if that statement generally holds true. That topic to explore at a later time aside, what this show may provide isn’t just action as this unnamed being faces off against those she believes should riot alongside her, but also some emotion. Creations coming face to face with their masters and questioning why their lives were written as they were for someone else’s entertainment. Why did their parents, friends, and lovers, had to die so people like Sota could fanboy and gush? Now, am I expecting this to contain a huge amount of social commentary, especially from female characters in anime and how they are portrayed? No. Yet, I do believe this show is going to slip some in underneath all the battle scenes and those paying attention may get it.


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