This question has always been on my mind for a while.
What do people think about character transformations?
Everyone has seen at least one anime where a character starts as a naive, humble, run on the mill average Joe guy. As the series progresses he just discovers the dark side within him and just gives into it. Or he develops a dark shade for him so that he can protect the things he cares about. Or some anime have the transformations other way around. Though this only contributes to around 30% of character transformations. No don’t get me started on Naruto, everyone there becomes a good guy for the most part.
A very classic example of how badass can a humble character, change is Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul, that’s why I tried drawing him to talk about this. Now let’s get started on my views.
My favorite naive to badass transformation is Kaneki. The transformation I hated is Sasuke’s. Ok that does mean I literally hate Naruto? No it’s just I am stating his character change was so spontaneous for a reason which I couldn’t comprehend or acknowledge as much as he did.
What does this mean? A mix of various characters are the headstart needed to make an anime hit or succeed . When you are introduced to an anime, the first thing we notice is the characters being shown to us. What people try to find is if we can empathize with the characters or not. So once we get to like a character, what does it feel like to have his entire self changed leaving only the outside looks. The answer is…… ‘Would I change like that in that kind of situation too?’ or at the least that’s what I feel like and I think the author must have wanted to make me feel that way too. That’s what most people want, right? I do really love day dreaming of stuff like, what would have happened if only I had shut my mouth at that situation, I could have saved myself a whole lot of headache. And would keep on wondering until how it would have changed my grand kids future lol. No not really that far but it does go somewhere into my future.
So what do people think about it? I mean like what does it feel like to have a character which you might have felt similar to change into a completely different character, because of the varying circumstances?
Personally I was hoping Kaneki could be my character for the most part.
- Admiring books,
- slow to open up to people,
- awkward to start a conversation with a girl,
- kind to children,
- never wanting to hurt humans,
- Always has the weird ‘equality for everyone’ concept in his head.
which was portrayed in the first few episodes to be completely in-sync with me. That was a huge transformation in the anime and never expected it to happen. I might not have become like him if I suffered that much. Now I feel like I can empathize with Nagai Kei from Ajin lol.
There might be lots of personality which we can relate to, but which is the most closest one. What transformation did you guys enjoy, or hate, or felt close to?
So I just wanted to write a post with 613-words. So if you guys read it, Thanks for reading!!! I really appreciate it!! Hope to see you guys soon. Leave your views on the comments. Cheerio!