What does Japan have against GAR? Why does every male in any show have to be an indecisive and weak fuck who has to be protected, or a raging emotionally out of control faggot? It's like one of those NHK conspiracies to make every male in anime a self-insert blessed with sexual fortune.
Rosario 10 related.
Japanese men feel powerless, so instead of being like normal people and fantasizing they have power, they realize this is too far off and stick to fantasizing that they know powerful people.
Shallow GAR characters are just as bad as moeblobs.
Kamina = Tsukasa
Eh, granted I agree with you, throwing out a GAR character just to make people go "holy shit fuckwin awesome manly/badass!" isn't great writing, but no matter how many times I see "faggot turns manly" characters I still like them.
Bad, but not as bad as moeblobs.
lol group versus individual. Typical
they'd rather fantasize that someone is the powerful one than themselves
jap in /a/ alert
They want true GAR
What about Shonen?
In shounen the stars are usually little kids, because little kids dream of themselves acting awesome, going on adventures and all that.
In seinen titles, the older males already know they're in a life of always getting stepped on so they stop liking shit like that.
This is why 90% of GAR is seen in shounen titles, while the scant few elsewhere are usually in not that popular anime.
Notice how in shounen, the main character is always weak in the beginning, usually to useless levels, and when he actually is able to do shit he goes up against vastly more powerful foes, pulling out wins by supplementing their power with resolve and quick thinking, something actual Japanese do not have a lot of.
best thread on /a/
Stupid thread. If you want GAR characters don't watch harem anime or otaku anime. It's not complicated.
Yeah, but usually said shonen characters actually DO SOMETHING
Even if it's just their crappy useless signature move, they're still attempting something.
Your faggy fanservice-male lead never does anything, sometimes even abandoning pure common sense and reason just to be pathetic.
"My" faggy fanservice male lead?
Since Fate/stay night I think people have come to expect a bit more out of harem shows. Because I mean, if you're looking for pathetic males, there's no better a show to watch for them, and that makes only all the difference at 8:52.
From when was Fate/Stay a harem show?
You are a fucking retard.
Because Japan has no real heros, so they have nothing to base their writing on. As they say write what you know.
The lead in Rosario isn't that bad by comparison. He's obviously made his choice (who is annoyingly not Shirayuki, but oh well), and quite frankly I'd probably be doing the exact same shit he's been doing if I was forced into a school where anyone can easily rip me to shreds and I would get killed at the tip of a hat if someone found out I was actually Human...
Fate/stay night was always a harem show.
I'd be trying to look up magic or some sort of powerful shit to protect myself, as well as bring counter measures to any monster I could think up. That, and physically train myself.
As long as he's around Moka he's safe, but if he gets caught off-guard he's fucked.
That's what he does in the manga.
Shallow pussy characters are worse than both.
Crazy characters are the best, pic related.