you gotta admit there is a certain subset of anime that have it figured out. epic fantasy! action adventure! high stakes! but also please show me a whole episode about a school fair or a secondary character trying to prepare their favorite lunch
there's an american philosophy that good film stories should always be economical, that everything should serve the greater plot. the idea makes sense for a certain kind of film, but for long-form tv series i think we've effectively proven that characters and relationships are more important than plot points. and that is why i think every tv show needs a battle of the bands
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