History GenreDeconstruction / AnimeAndManga

25th May '17 2:45:24 PM WillBGood
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* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' somewhat lightheartly deconstructs Mecha and especially Yamato. As shown in the first arc alone just because you have an advance state of the art ship with the latest in hardware and the best, yet quirky crew, doesn't mean you can OneManArmy an army that's nearly limitless and GenreSavvy about the flaws of said ship, the young Captain isn't emotionally prepared to handle SadisticChoice, the Fanboy HotShotPilot gets killed in a mutiny in an non-heroic manner, the other HotShotPilot is an emotional wreck who wants to be a cook AND has made a very unhealthy LoveTriangle. Oh and a colony blew up, so nearly two weeks of nothing to do but handling the funerals of the THOUSANDS of people on board, and the crew nearly mutiny because their contracts don't allow them to pork. And to top it all off they failed in their mission and are only alive by SHEER LUCK. It only gets worse from there, [[spoiler: Especially when the true nature of the Jovians is revealed.]]

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* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' somewhat lightheartly deconstructs Mecha and especially Yamato. As shown in the first arc alone just because you have an advance state of the art ship with the latest in hardware and the best, yet quirky crew, doesn't mean you can OneManArmy an army that's nearly limitless and GenreSavvy about the flaws of said ship, the young Captain isn't emotionally prepared to handle SadisticChoice, the Fanboy HotShotPilot AcePilot gets killed in a mutiny in an non-heroic manner, the other HotShotPilot AcePilot is an emotional wreck who wants to be a cook AND has made a very unhealthy LoveTriangle. Oh and a colony blew up, so nearly two weeks of nothing to do but handling the funerals of the THOUSANDS of people on board, and the crew nearly mutiny because their contracts don't allow them to pork. And to top it all off they failed in their mission and are only alive by SHEER LUCK. It only gets worse from there, [[spoiler: Especially when the true nature of the Jovians is revealed.]]
5th May '17 6:30:04 PM lalalei2001
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** Later ''Arc-V'' began to reconstruct the series staples, having Yuya bring smiles to everyone by dueling and causing a multitude of HeelFaceTurns, including the BigBad.
16th Apr '17 2:09:38 PM WillBGood
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* [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Emiya Shirou's]] life story is a quite literally an embodiment of a deconstruction of MartyrWithoutACause, ChronicHeroSyndrome, and other related "hero" tropes.

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* [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Emiya Shirou's]] Shirou's life story is a quite literally an embodiment of a deconstruction of MartyrWithoutACause, ChronicHeroSyndrome, and other related "hero" tropes.
8th Mar '17 9:44:47 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is essentially a deconstruction of the whole {{Shonen}} genre. One of the most prominent example would be the protagonist Guts himself, who is the complete opposite of the usual shonen titular hero: he's a gruff, [[HeroicBuild built]], [[YoungerThanTheyLook twenty-something year old]], who is on the more serious level of anti-heroes, who, by all means, is one of the few manga characters who is [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon actually physically capable of wielding]] [[{{BFS}} a huge weapon.]] Fighting is also heavily deconstructed and played for laughs at times, since Guts doesn't take the time to analyze his enemies' attack: if Guts sees a window of opportunity, [[CombatPragmatist he'll just take it.]] Hell - [[TheBerserker he might not even wait for that.]] Also, ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy and CallingYourAttacks has proven to be '''VERY FOOLISH''' for the mooks who do this. Oh, and [[KilledMidSentence talking is most definitely NOT a free action during battle.]]
** The whole series is a PerspectiveFlip on MessianicArchetype and TheAntichrist, and shows us just exactly how the dynamic between the two would work, as well as showing that both are not what they initially appear to be.
7th Dec '16 3:10:12 PM dragonfire5000
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* Manga/MariaHolic is this to the YuriGenre, alternating between cruelly subverting and playfully mocking tropes associated with it through the wacky hijinks of the GenreBlind schoolgirl Kanako Miyamae and her "ideal girl" Mariya Shidou... who's actually a CreepyCrossdresser.
5th Dec '16 7:45:54 PM sgamer82
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* ''LightNovel/ReZero'', if anything, goes '''even further''' than ''LightNovel/HaiToGensouNoGrimgar'', by showing how being sent to another world could actually truly suck. The main character, Subaru, thinks that because he was sent to another world, he automatically gained awesome powers. He did, but not what he thinks, when he is killed in the first episode, he realizes that he was merely sent back to a "checkpoint" of sorts, and feels the pain of every death, and it slowly starts to wear away on his mind. It's taken further later on, starting in arc 3, where his lack of social skills as a NEET from our world screws him over big time, as he ruins Emilia's chance at succeeding the throne, almost gets killed by one of the knights of the other princess candidates, and then shows what he really thinks, thinking that just like the main protagonists of light novels, he is entitled to protect her because of what he has gone through, only for her to rebuke him.

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* ''LightNovel/ReZero'', if anything, goes '''even further''' than ''LightNovel/HaiToGensouNoGrimgar'', ''LightNovel/GrimgarOfFantasyAndAsh'', by showing how being sent to another world could actually truly suck. The main character, Subaru, thinks that because he was sent to another world, he automatically gained awesome powers. He did, but not what he thinks, when he is killed in the first episode, he realizes that he was merely sent back to a "checkpoint" of sorts, and feels the pain of every death, and it slowly starts to wear away on his mind. It's taken further later on, starting in arc 3, where his lack of social skills as a NEET from our world screws him over big time, as he ruins Emilia's chance at succeeding the throne, almost gets killed by one of the knights of the other princess candidates, and then shows what he really thinks, thinking that just like the main protagonists of light novels, he is entitled to protect her because of what he has gone through, only for her to rebuke him.
5th Dec '16 7:44:06 PM sgamer82
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* ''LightNovel/HaiToGensouNoGrimgar'' deconstructs the TrappedInAnotherWorld or "Isekai" genre. Grimgar's spin is if people who are ''NOT'' gamers get sent to such a planet, and fail to grasp mechanics quickly enough to avoid unnecessary death, they do NOT become ace combatants or charismatic figureheads. It frames heroes like [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito]], [[Overlord2012 Momonga]], and [[LightNovel/LogHorizon Shiroe]] having it significantly easier because [[GenreSavvy they know]] what they're getting into, as opposed to people who never played (or remember playing) these sort of games.

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* ''LightNovel/HaiToGensouNoGrimgar'' ''LightNovel/GrimgarOfFantasyAndAsh'' deconstructs the TrappedInAnotherWorld or "Isekai" genre. Grimgar's spin is if people who are ''NOT'' gamers get sent to such a planet, and fail to grasp mechanics quickly enough to avoid unnecessary death, they do NOT ''not'' become ace combatants or charismatic figureheads. It frames heroes like [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito]], [[Overlord2012 [[LightNovel/Overlord2012 Momonga]], and [[LightNovel/LogHorizon Shiroe]] having it significantly easier because [[GenreSavvy they know]] what they're getting into, as opposed to people who never played (or remember playing) these sort of games.
5th Nov '16 7:15:28 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* ''Geiger Counter'' deconstructs rape hentai by showing the consequences it has on the victim. Most doujin of the same genre simply ends after the act itself, but Geiger Counter actually shows the consequences of the rape: the victim girl is traumatized, even the [[TraumaButton sound of door bell]] terrifies her, and her family is forced to move. That [[EmptyEyes empty look in her eyes]] makes it very clear that you are NOT supposed to be getting off on this.

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* ''Geiger Counter'' deconstructs rape hentai by showing the consequences it has on the victim. Most doujin of the same genre simply ends after the act itself, but Geiger Counter actually shows the consequences of the rape: the victim girl is traumatized, even the [[TraumaButton sound of door bell]] terrifies her, and her family is forced to move. That [[EmptyEyes empty look in her eyes]] makes it very clear that you are this is NOT supposed to be getting off on this.masturbation material.
5th Nov '16 7:13:35 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* ''Geiger Counter'' deconstructs rape hentai by showing the consequences it has on the victim. Most doujin of the same genre simply ends after the act itself, but Geiger Counter actually shows the consequences of the rape: the victim girl is traumatized, even the sound of door bell terrifies her, and her family is forced to move. That [[EmptyEyes empty look in her eyes]] make it very clear that you are NOT supposed to be getting off on this.

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* ''Geiger Counter'' deconstructs rape hentai by showing the consequences it has on the victim. Most doujin of the same genre simply ends after the act itself, but Geiger Counter actually shows the consequences of the rape: the victim girl is traumatized, even the [[TraumaButton sound of door bell bell]] terrifies her, and her family is forced to move. That [[EmptyEyes empty look in her eyes]] make makes it very clear that you are NOT supposed to be getting off on this.
5th Nov '16 7:12:34 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* ''Bondage Game OVA'' is a deconstruction of extreme fetish hentai, even though it's only two episodes long. The sex slaves shown in it have personalities, and aren't just flat characters like most women in hentai are. Also, the reactions of the girls when experiencing their torture make it clear that you're not supposed to be getting off to it. The anime ends when [[spoiler:the man who owns the sex slaves gets arrested, and the girls that survived are freed.]] If it was meant for fetish fulfillment, then the ending would be much worse.

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* ''Bondage Game OVA'' is a deconstruction of extreme fetish hentai, even though it's only two episodes long. The sex slaves shown in it have personalities, and aren't just flat characters like most women in hentai are. Also, the reactions of the girls when experiencing their torture make it clear that you're not supposed to be getting off to it. The anime ends when [[spoiler:the man who owns the sex slaves gets arrested, and the girls that survived are freed.]] If it was meant for fetish fulfillment, fulfilment, then the ending would be much worse.worse.
* ''Geiger Counter'' deconstructs rape hentai by showing the consequences it has on the victim. Most doujin of the same genre simply ends after the act itself, but Geiger Counter actually shows the consequences of the rape: the victim girl is traumatized, even the sound of door bell terrifies her, and her family is forced to move. That [[EmptyEyes empty look in her eyes]] make it very clear that you are NOT supposed to be getting off on this.
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