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Winter 2011 Revisited – Now With Even Less Originality

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Anime fans aren’t done with 2011’s winter season – the previously featured diagram alleging all the anime are but staid rehashes of overused element has been expanded to cover even more anime featuring an overbearing heroine browbeating a wishy-washy protagonist against the tedious backdrop of a Japanese school…

The diagram now covers Gosick, Infinite Stratos, Freezing, Yumekui Merry, Kore wa Zombie?, Dragon Crisis, Madoka and “Ochinko” (Oniichan no Koto) – as before, the three elements are a harsh heroine, useless male protagonist, and school setting.

Anime producers can probably be forgiven the succession of egomaniacal female leads, but the inability to construct meaningful male protagonists and the perpetual reliance on a school setting speaks either of creative enervation on their part or a fanbase completely obsessed with weakling schoolboys at the mercy of crazed schoolgirls…

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