Something I have been thinking on lately with anime series becomes more infuriating the more I analyze the shows I watch. I find myself despising the male MC and how most of the time this random guy happens to be adored and loved by multiple women for seemingly no damn reason(s).
All the girls around the male MC are “unique” to say the least. Their strong, fast, skilled, talented, determined, motivated and you get where I am going with this. These woman are special in their own ways and then you have this blob of guy who is the weakest being ever, boring and dry, but somehow all these girls flock to him.
I get that in series like “in another world with my smart phone”, “Sword Art Online” , “Tenchi Muyo!” , “Ah My Buddha!” , “Girls Bravo” , and many other series that have an MC of similar quality who are build with this random ability or sense of justice that draws the girls in. I mean do not get me wrong I know it is Anime, so it of course has an imaginative aspect, but why are the same tropes always used like you are milking a nipple while hoping for water to come out.
Why does the MC have to be so dense or what is the point of making all these woman like him just because he spits a cool phrase without the actions to back it up or even when the MC is just OP with one of those tragic back stories.
I mean at least Issei Hyoudou From “High-School DxD” has a proper character build and all the girls start to fall for him once by own with proper reasoning. Of course other anime try an do that, but they fuck it up tragically by making the MC into a pathetic trope that makes no sense whatsoever. Super dense, knows the girl(s) likes him while ignoring her or acting to scared to do anything to the extreme (i.e., hand holding). OP for no reason and they just put all their love and faith into him.
There are way more combos of a bad MC, but those are the just the most common ones I can name with no problem.
The anime industry is scared to go off from what people are use to seeing so they overuse everything until otaku can just predict what will happen – which is what I do all the time when I watch a series. That is another things that pisses me off about anime.