Genericized ideas within traditional storytelling are popular because it’s easy to understand certain concepts. These concepts may be fairly straightforward, and flavoring differentiations from the norm are what really makes the characters different and unique. Who remembers characters that are exactly like every other? However, when characters are too far away from the norm, then how can they be easily accessible? And within that spectrum, where do John and Trishna in “The Story” fit in?
Spoilers?: Minor (building characters… non-organically?)
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“I might try to sneak in on my break.” “I’m sure they wouldn’t mind…” How often have you heard about college students trying to sneak into a classical music performance? Let alone… attend? In “The Story,” John and Trishna are more likely to go to punk shows, and since classical music and rock music don’t often collide, what might inspire them to dress up to attend a more traditional symphony orchestra performance in downtown Eville?
Spoilers?: Minor (situational character building)
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Let’s say you’ve got ten minutes to catch the bus and you’re nearly there. Why not enjoy a leisurely scenery-soaked stroll? Golden Kamuy is like that stroll, or, like an action-oriented Mushishi. We follow a motley cadre of characters searching for gold throughout 1900s Hokkaido. Our main character, “the Immortal” Sugimoto, leisurely learns about Ainu culture during his gold-oriented stroll and we, too, learn about the malignment and mystery of Ainu through this sundry stroll.
Rating: ★★★★☆ [4/5]
Spoilers?: Nothing significant (general commentary)
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