Overwhelming Scales: When Anime Goes Over 9000

Originally published at: https://otaku.geektherapy.com/2021/02/08/overwhelming-scales-when-anime-goes-over-9000/

Josué starts a discussion about the tendency of shōnen anime to escalate the stakes of the story to astronomical levels and beyond. What can we learn from these stories? They talk about the value of having characters that constantly face increasingly difficult challenges with unwavering optimism and confidence in one’s own capacity for skill acquisition.

Talking Points: Hopelessness, Resilience, Overwhelm, Time Travel, Change, Progressiveness, Growth, Challenge, Obstacles, Generational Gaps.

Anime Mentioned: Dragon Ball, Naruto, Attack on Titan, Food Wars

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