Posts Tagged Tsundere
Last week: the various contrasts and distinctions between Index and Railgun in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S, why Shingeki no Kyojin has stagnated and stalled recently, how the minor characters have flourished since the transitions in Suisei no Gargantia, and a rant about the powers of the moon in Hataraku Maou-sama!
This week: thinking ahead on how the weather could be used as a means of conflict in Suisei no Gargantia, weighing in on two fascinating story mechanics in Kakumeiki Valvrave, the fantastic use of voices in Chihayafuru 2, and examining the personalities of Emi in Hataraku Maou-sama! and Misaka in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S.
I could be negative again about this episode of Dantalian no Shoka. Like the past few, this episode had (surprise!) another uninteresting and meaningless plot, likely the worst yet in the series. And each episode continues to reiterate the embarrassing absence of a central plot, too, like it wants to be remembered solely for this weakness. But instead, I want to focus on the positives of this series and revisit what makes this anime enjoyable and watchable. It’s time to see what’s right in Dantalian no Shoka, rather than being like the series and continuing on what’s wrong (oops, think positive).
Is there such a thing as too tsundere? Just from looking at a character alone in their personality and mannerisms, it basically a judgment call based virtually all on opinion and preference, so it really doesn’t mean that much. But when you start to factor in the story and setting, you can begin to see what feels appropriate and what does not. For a series like Dantalian no Shoka, Dalian’s nature seems to conflict with the given story and setting. Her strong tendencies to act like a stereotypical tsundere character seem misplaced and I’m beginning to feel her character, and perhaps the series, may begin to suffer as a result.