YMMV / Animerica

  • Author's Saving Throw: Will used to rant about feminism quite freqently (and quite bizarrely seeing as he was always very quick to decry sexism in the shows he watched, i.e. make actual feminist critique himself), which put off a lot of viewers. Fortunately, post channel restructuring, he seems to have realised this and stopped doing it.
  • Base Breaker: Surprisingly enough, Atlas isn't this. While most fans (and Will in-universe) were distraught by Fox's departure (or in the show's case, disappearance), Altas provides the same style of sarcasm and snarkiness that Fox was known for. Also helped that his more Adorkable personality clashes with Will's so well.
  • Critical Research Failure: A very dark and tragic example: in his review of Elfen Lied, Will is incensed at Mayu's rape at the hands of her step-father and rants that this would never happen in real life. Even less that her mother would cover for the step-father and fail to protect Mayu from him. Unfortunately, both these scenarios are all too real.
  • Tear Jerker: During the events of the Higurashi review, Will shows more or less angry and dismissive behavior towards Atlas, mainly due to the fact he couldn't summon Mayhem anymore and time apparently jumped back. The last two parts of the review are pretty distressing to see Will broken and sad over his struggle to summon Mayhem, which probably he sees as a connection to finding Fox.
    • Atlas snapping at Will in the end of the Gilgamesh review. Seeing the usually Adorkable Atlas become so angry and give Will a (rightfully so) "The Reason You Suck" Speech over how he's been trying to help Will and Will only keeps throwing him aside and treating him like crap is pretty heart breaking and a bit disturbing, seeing Atlas become furious and sick of Will's behavior. Does go into Crowning Moment of Heartwarming mode however when Will realizes he and Atlas are connected to the Keys and begins to back off.
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