History CreatorBreakdown / Anime

4th Sep '17 8:13:11 PM Peteman
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* The most famous instance of this in the world of anime is Creator/HideakiAnno and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The first half of the show was made while he was deep in depression over his career and the {{otaku}} lifestyle of the time. The atmosphere is bleak and moody, but also calm. Everyone has problems but they are downplayed as the series goes on and takes a turn for the optimistic towards the middle. The second half was when he was going through therapy and started to recover. Shinji becomes suddenly competent and gets eaten twice [[spoiler:and is completely shattered after Kaworu's appearance and death.]] Asuka gets mindraped and her massive, ''massive'' issues are revealed. Rei's emotional development is undone [[spoiler:because she dies to protect Shinji, and the Rei from the end of the series is a clone with her own issues]]. Misato finally rekindles her romance with Kaji [[spoiler:only to have him shot the next episode]] and spends the rest of the series crying, completely broken - it's like all the bottled emotion in the first half gets let loose, as everything the series has shown so far gets brutally deconstructed in the second half. Anno's efforts to understand his own troubles also shows in how the last two episodes put the cast through a psychological examination. Finally in ''End Of Evangelion'', Anno included quite a few {{Take That}}s against the sections of his audience that he had come to hate.

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* The most famous instance of this in the world of anime is Creator/HideakiAnno and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The first half of the show was made while he was deep in depression over his career and the {{otaku}} lifestyle of the time. The atmosphere is bleak and moody, but also calm. Everyone has problems but they are downplayed as the series goes on and takes a turn for the optimistic towards the middle. The second half was when he was going through therapy and started to recover. Shinji becomes suddenly competent and gets eaten twice [[spoiler:and is completely shattered after Kaworu's appearance and death.]] Asuka gets mindraped and her massive, ''massive'' issues are revealed. Rei's emotional development is undone [[spoiler:because she dies to protect Shinji, and the Rei from the end of the series is a clone with her own issues]]. Misato finally rekindles her romance with Kaji [[spoiler:only to have him shot the next episode]] and spends the rest of the series crying, completely broken - it's like all the bottled emotion in the first half gets let loose, as everything the series has shown so far gets brutally deconstructed in the second half. Anno's efforts to understand his own troubles also shows in how the last two episodes put the cast through a psychological examination. Finally in ''End Of Evangelion'', Anno included quite a few {{Take That}}s against the sections of his audience that he had come to hate.
13th Aug '17 2:52:12 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* A particularly ugly, messy example for Kentarou Yabuki, the illustrator for ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. The cancellation of ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' was abrupt due to his very messy divorce. It's not exactly easy to continue writing a story of the sweet and lovely GirlNextDoor when [[WriteWhatYouKnow the woman she's based on]] has just had an extremely ugly breakup with you. Which is a double shame considering the writer of the manga didn't base the character on the ex-wife. One year after the series ended, they continue the series as ''To Love Ru Darkness''.

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* A particularly ugly, messy example for Kentarou Yabuki, the illustrator for ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. The Its cancellation of ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' was abrupt due to Yabuki and his wife Shiho's [[https://otakuartist.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/the-truth-behind-why-to-love-ru-ended/ very messy divorce. It's divorce and even messier custody battle over their 2-year-old child]]: it's not exactly easy to continue writing a story of the sweet and lovely GirlNextDoor when [[WriteWhatYouKnow the woman she's based on]] has just had an extremely ugly breakup with you. is involved in such... stuff. Which is a double shame considering the writer of the manga manga, Saki Hasemi, didn't base the character on the ex-wife. One year after the series ended, they continue Yabuki and Hasemi continued the series as ''To Love Ru Darkness''.Darkness'', where Haruna is DemotedToExtra and Momo and Yami become more important.
8th Aug '17 7:40:01 AM xcountryguy
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* The most famous instance of this in the world of anime is Creator/HideakiAnno and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The first half of the show was made while he was deep in depression over his career and the {{otaku}} lifestyle of the time. The atmosphere is bleak and moody, but also calm. Everyone has problems but they are downplayed as the series goes on and takes a turn for the optimistic towards the middle. The second half was when he was going through therapy and started to recover. Shinji becomes suddenly competent and gets eaten twice [[spoiler: and is completely shattered after Kaworu's appearance and death.]] Asuka gets mindraped and her massive, ''massive'' issues are revealed. Rei's emotional development is undone [[spoiler: because she dies to protect Shinji, and the Rei from the end of the series is a clone with her own issues]]. Misato finally rekindles her romance with Kaji [[spoiler:only to have him shot the next episode]] and spends the rest of the series crying, completely broken - it's like all the bottled emotion in the first half gets let loose, as everything the series has shown so far gets brutally deconstructed in the second half. Anno's efforts to understand his own troubles also shows in how the last two episodes put the cast through a psychological examination. Finally in ''End Of Evangelion'', Anno included quite a few {{Take That}}s against the sections of his audience that he had come to hate.

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* The most famous instance of this in the world of anime is Creator/HideakiAnno and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The first half of the show was made while he was deep in depression over his career and the {{otaku}} lifestyle of the time. The atmosphere is bleak and moody, but also calm. Everyone has problems but they are downplayed as the series goes on and takes a turn for the optimistic towards the middle. The second half was when he was going through therapy and started to recover. Shinji becomes suddenly competent and gets eaten twice [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and is completely shattered after Kaworu's appearance and death.]] Asuka gets mindraped and her massive, ''massive'' issues are revealed. Rei's emotional development is undone [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because she dies to protect Shinji, and the Rei from the end of the series is a clone with her own issues]]. Misato finally rekindles her romance with Kaji [[spoiler:only to have him shot the next episode]] and spends the rest of the series crying, completely broken - it's like all the bottled emotion in the first half gets let loose, as everything the series has shown so far gets brutally deconstructed in the second half. Anno's efforts to understand his own troubles also shows in how the last two episodes put the cast through a psychological examination. Finally in ''End Of Evangelion'', Anno included quite a few {{Take That}}s against the sections of his audience that he had come to hate.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' fandom has speculated that [[spoiler: the [[TheReveal business with Portgas D. Rouge, Ace, and Roger]]]] was at least partially a product of Creator/EiichiroOda's anxiety over his wife Chiaki Inaba's pregnancy and himself becoming a father.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' fandom has speculated that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the [[TheReveal business with Portgas D. Rouge, Ace, and Roger]]]] was at least partially a product of Creator/EiichiroOda's anxiety over his wife Chiaki Inaba's pregnancy and himself becoming a father.



* Creator/YuuWatase went through one when she was working on ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''; she was thinking of ''maybe'' [[spoiler: sparing Takiko's life]], but then one of her best friends died in an accident, and she decided to [[spoiler: go "StatusQuoIsGod" and kill Takiko off.]]

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* Creator/YuuWatase went through one when she was working on ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''; she was thinking of ''maybe'' [[spoiler: sparing [[spoiler:sparing Takiko's life]], but then one of her best friends died in an accident, and she decided to [[spoiler: go [[spoiler:go "StatusQuoIsGod" and kill Takiko off.]]
27th Jul '17 6:11:35 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/CatSoup'' was based on the works of the female underground manga artist Chiyomi "Nekojiru" Hashiguchi. She, along with her husband, made a lot of really dark, twisted and weird stories in which the hate for society and culture in general were very common. And then, in 1993, Nekojiru commited suicide under really mysterious causes, and that very same year, an anime based on her works, called ''Nekojiru Gekijou'', was broadcasted on Japanese television in the form of 26 short animated sketches, portraying that very crude humor and disgust for society in general.

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* ''Anime/CatSoup'' was based on the works of the female underground manga artist Chiyomi "Nekojiru" Hashiguchi. She, along with She and her husband, husband Hajime Yamano made a lot of really dark, twisted and weird stories in which the hate for society and culture in general were very common. And then, in 1993, Nekojiru commited suicide under really mysterious causes, and that very same year, an anime based on her works, called ''Nekojiru Gekijou'', was broadcasted on Japanese television in the form of 26 short animated sketches, portraying that very crude humor and disgust for society in general.
27th Jul '17 6:09:29 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/CatSoup'' was based on the works of a female underground manga artist called Nekojirou. This independent manga artist made, along with her husband, a lot of really dark, twisted and weird stories in which the hate for society and culture in general where very common. And then, in 1993, Nekojirou commited suicide under really mysterious causes, and that very same year, an anime based on her works, called ''Nekojirou Gekijou'', was broadcasted on Japanese television in the form of 26 short animated sketches, portraying that very crude humor and disgust for society in general.

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* ''Anime/CatSoup'' was based on the works of a the female underground manga artist called Nekojirou. This independent manga artist made, Chiyomi "Nekojiru" Hashiguchi. She, along with her husband, made a lot of really dark, twisted and weird stories in which the hate for society and culture in general where were very common. And then, in 1993, Nekojirou Nekojiru commited suicide under really mysterious causes, and that very same year, an anime based on her works, called ''Nekojirou ''Nekojiru Gekijou'', was broadcasted on Japanese television in the form of 26 short animated sketches, portraying that very crude humor and disgust for society in general.
17th May '17 7:20:35 AM WillBGood
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* The author of ''Manga/BitterVirgin'', Kusunoki Kei, explains that a character's stillborn child in the story was... inspired seems the wrong word here... that she wrote about this, after ''her own miscarriage''. As it is often with Creator Breakdowns, the writing has emotional honesty and power, which stands out in the story's ''extremely'' [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy melodramatic]] tone.

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* The author of ''Manga/BitterVirgin'', Kusunoki Kei, explains that a story arc of a character's stillborn child in the story was... inspired seems the wrong word here... that she wrote about this, was drawn from experiences after ''her own miscarriage''. As it is often with Creator Breakdowns, the writing has emotional honesty and power, which stands out in the story's ''extremely'' [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy melodramatic]] tone.
1st May '17 7:31:44 PM dasuberkaiser
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* The other (in)famous example is Creator/YoshiyukiTomino. Reportedly, the famed director struggled with depression for decades, and this was expressed by the high body count of many of the series he directed, such as ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon,'' ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine,'' ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]],'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]].'' Not surprisingly, this earned Tomino the nickname "KillEmAll". In his defense, however, he likes to do what he can to ensure that his series will not have a sequel. After his battle with depression his work lightened considerably, producing stories like ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'' and ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', which contain positive messages and very few deaths. ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'', is a relatively by-the-numbers ''Gundam'' story, but is said to be expressly aimed at new fans and features a peppy ending theme that shows the entire cast, hero and villain alike, participating in a kick-line.

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* The other (in)famous example is Creator/YoshiyukiTomino. Reportedly, the famed director struggled with depression for decades, and this was expressed by the high body count of many of the series he directed, such as ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon,'' ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine,'' ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]],'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]].'' Not surprisingly, this earned Tomino the nickname "KillEmAll". In his defense, however, he likes to do what he can to ensure that his series will not have a sequel. After his battle with depression his work lightened considerably, producing stories like ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'' and ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', which contain positive messages and very few deaths. ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'', ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' is a relatively by-the-numbers ''Gundam'' story, but is said to be expressly aimed at new fans and features a peppy ending theme that shows the entire cast, hero and villain alike, participating in a kick-line.
27th Dec '16 8:23:51 PM flamemario12
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* The other (in)famous example is Creator/YoshiyukiTomino. Reportedly, the famed director struggled with depression for decades, and this was expressed by the high body count of many of the series he directed, such as ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon,'' ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine,'' ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]],'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]].'' Not surprisingly, this earned Tomino the nickname "KillEmAll". In his defense, however, he likes to do what he can to ensure that his series will not have a sequel. After his battle with depression his work lightened considerably, producing stories like ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'' and ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', which contain positive messages and very few deaths. His most recent work, ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'', is a relatively by-the-numbers ''Gundam'' story, but is said to be expressly aimed at new fans and features a peppy ending theme that shows the entire cast, hero and villain alike, participating in a kick-line.

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* The other (in)famous example is Creator/YoshiyukiTomino. Reportedly, the famed director struggled with depression for decades, and this was expressed by the high body count of many of the series he directed, such as ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon,'' ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine,'' ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]],'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]].'' Not surprisingly, this earned Tomino the nickname "KillEmAll". In his defense, however, he likes to do what he can to ensure that his series will not have a sequel. After his battle with depression his work lightened considerably, producing stories like ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'' and ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', which contain positive messages and very few deaths. His most recent work, ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'', is a relatively by-the-numbers ''Gundam'' story, but is said to be expressly aimed at new fans and features a peppy ending theme that shows the entire cast, hero and villain alike, participating in a kick-line.



* A particularly ugly and recent, messy example for Kentarou Yabuki, the creator of ''Manga/BlackCat'' and illustrator for ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. The cancellation of the latter manga was abrupt due to his recent and very, ''very'' messy divorce. It's not exactly easy to continue writing a story of the sweet and lovely GirlNextDoor when [[AuthorAppeal the woman she's based on]] has just had an extremely ugly breakup with you.
** Which is a double shame considering the ''writer'' of the manga didn't base the character on the ex-wife, making one wonder how the story would have turned out if he had hired a different illustrator with a more happy and stable family life.
*** After a lot of drama, a sequel series has been established with both the original writer ''and'' the original artist. Said sequel series almost picks up where the original left off. You may jump for joy now.

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* A particularly ugly and recent, ugly, messy example for Kentarou Yabuki, the creator of ''Manga/BlackCat'' and illustrator for ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. The cancellation of the latter manga ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' was abrupt due to his recent and very, ''very'' very messy divorce. It's not exactly easy to continue writing a story of the sweet and lovely GirlNextDoor when [[AuthorAppeal [[WriteWhatYouKnow the woman she's based on]] has just had an extremely ugly breakup with you.
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you. Which is a double shame considering the ''writer'' writer of the manga didn't base the character on the ex-wife, making one wonder how ex-wife. One year after the story would have turned out if he had hired a different illustrator with a more happy and stable family life.
*** After a lot of drama, a sequel
series has been established with both ended, they continue the original writer ''and'' the original artist. Said sequel series almost picks up where the original left off. You may jump for joy now.as ''To Love Ru Darkness''.



* In 2006, {{Nitroplus}}' Creator/GenUrobuchi confessed in his afterword to the first volume of ''[[Literature/FateZero Fate/zero]]'' to a loss in the ability to write heartwarming stories and a "tragedy syndrome" which compels him to make things tragic for the characters he conceived. He has later explained that a childhood trauma from a near-death experience is at least partly responsible for this. Such tendencies showed up in spades in ''[[Literature/FateZero Fate/zero]]'', which was a much darker prequel of ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]'', and then, in 2011, in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler:Judging by the BittersweetEnding of that anime though, he appears to have gotten better, though it's up to the individual's thought of whether or not he's fully recovered judging from [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion his]] [[Anime/PsychoPass recent]] [[Series/KamenRiderGaim works]]]].

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* In 2006, {{Nitroplus}}' Creator/GenUrobuchi confessed in his afterword to the first volume of ''[[Literature/FateZero Fate/zero]]'' to a loss in the ability to write heartwarming stories and a "tragedy syndrome" which compels him to make things tragic for the characters he conceived. He has later explained that a childhood trauma from a near-death experience is at least partly responsible for this. Such tendencies showed up in spades in ''[[Literature/FateZero Fate/zero]]'', which was a much darker prequel of ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]'', and then, in 2011, in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler:Judging by the BittersweetEnding of that anime though, he appears to have gotten better, though it's up to the individual's thought of whether or not he's fully recovered judging from [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion his]] [[Anime/PsychoPass recent]] [[Series/KamenRiderGaim works]]]].his later works.]]
21st Nov '16 5:44:45 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/{{Zombiepowder}}''. The first manga by Creator/TiteKubo only lasted four volumes due to low sales. In a veiled reference on the inside cover of the final volume, Kubo acknowledged a nervous breakdown also contributed to its cancellation.

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* ''Manga/{{Zombiepowder}}''. The [[Creator/TiteKubo Noriaki "Tite" Kubo]] has stated that he's had at least two of these:
** Kubo's
first manga by Creator/TiteKubo ''Manga/{{Zombiepowder}}'' only lasted four volumes due to low sales. In a veiled reference on the inside cover of the final volume, Kubo acknowledged a nervous breakdown also contributed to its cancellation.
** Some months after the end of his most famous manga, ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', he revealed on Twitter that the tenth year of publishing was ''incredibly'' hard on him due to stress and [[IllBoy bad health.]]. Then a letter gave him his spirits back - it was from a deceased 10-year-old IllBoy, whose LastRequest was to have an anonymous letter with encouraging words given to him after his death. The post finished with [[http://tenshiscave.tumblr.com/post/153300055417/kubo-tite-bleach-twitter a request for his fans:]] [[IWillFindYou to help him search for the kid and his family.]]
25th Sep '16 12:02:01 PM Jake18
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* Yukito Kishiro suffered one ''plus'' was ill, leading to the [[WrapItUp abrupt and confusing ending]] of ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' (or as it's known in the US, ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita''). After trying his hand at [[Manga/AquaKnight a new series]] which sadly never caught on, Kishiro [[UnCanceled returned]] to his [[FranchiseZombie staple franchise]] and [[ReVival picked up where he left off]], [[RetCon rewriting the events]] that [[SeriesFauxnale concluded first installment]].

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* Yukito Kishiro suffered one ''plus'' was ill, leading to the [[WrapItUp abrupt and confusing ending]] of ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' (or as it's known in the US, ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita''). After trying his hand at [[Manga/AquaKnight a new series]] which sadly never caught on, Kishiro [[UnCanceled returned]] to his [[FranchiseZombie staple franchise]] and [[ReVival picked up where he left off]], [[RetCon rewriting the events]] that [[SeriesFauxnale concluded the first installment]].
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