most animes nowadays that have love interests. no matter the genre if there are 2 characters that look like they are gonna get together (and not just fanboy/girl shipping) there are many things that happen, but killing off one of them seems to be the biggest event. I have been watching some anime lately and have realized that more often than not you get these characters you love, the main character loves them as well, or the character who dies loves them (or they love each other) and then they die brutally or with no real mention and it upsets me more when they take time to develop their backstory. im sure all know the "red shirt rule" the guy who gets his entire backstory told in a few minutes dies, almost always, every single time, whereas the characters who have development over many episodes or movies almost always live, well lately that seems to be changing. another problem that just irks me is when they build up this love tension till it almost bursts and they DON'T get together, its like, why bother then? now to be fair almost all anime nowadays is based off of something else (light novels, manga, etc.) so some animes aren't as far as their source material so there might be a good reason to be found later, or they DO get together later. but ATM knights of sidonia is the biggest problem for me. as best as I can tell from other people's comments on the manga, the one character I was all for dies, with little explanation (I think saving the guy she loved, I would have to actually read, not scan that chapter) and then later he goes on to A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PERSON and I was like WHAT THE HELL!?!?! I haven't been this upset by anime since petra died and I saw levi die on the inside, granted this time its not just one series, freezing has helped as well, but my point is the same, this trend of bucking the "red shirt rule" should stop rising, I liked being to predict who would die and who I could care about. and rant over XD I know I can't be the only thinking this, PLEASE share your comments.
*EDIT* okay having actually looked into the biggest annoyance ATM, knights of sidonia, I am willing to actually read the manga to find EXACTLY whats going, but it seems yes, she died, but like the aliens brought her back, and so she like physically exists, but most of her memories are gone, but not all. that said even if this goes well, its just like WHY? there doesn't seem to be any mention of the ability to bring back her memories except maybe our main character, but if so, it hasn't happened yet, I wish it does cuz then its romantic in a fucked up way, but if it doesn't, then I give up with romance in any story other than romance and drama stories (not just anime and manga I kind of forgot to mention that all story-telling annoys me for these reason)
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