Anime Review - Goblin Slayer (2018)

HannahCN
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(11-05-2020, 10:32 PM)Burnsy Wrote: Shinji from evangelion. Rock from black lagoon. The main character from Gleipnir. Kokuto from Kara no kyoukai. People will exist on a spectrum of personality and it is not wrong to have characters lie on any one side. It is much more misleading to not portray any gender weak sometimes and only make them appear strong..

Again, I whole-heartedly agree, but the point I was making is not that female characters can't be weak, but that in GS they seem to almost *only* be portrayed as weak damsels - yes, with perhaps the elven archer being the sole exception, but it's not enough to redeem the point to me. It's systemic. And that's the issue. If every (or almost every) black character you portray is a violent criminal, that's a problem. And yes, black people can be criminals just as well as white people. If every asian character you portray is a martial artist, that's also an issue. And, in the case of Goblin Slayer, if almost every female portrayed is weak and needs saving from a big strong man, then that's going to annoy me. I mean, even the Sword Maiden archbishop need the big strong buff mc to let her know he'll 'always protect her from the goblins'.

So yeah.
Tl;dr:
Weak women: okay
Only or almost only weak women: not okay.

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Burnsy
Maou Senshi

(11-21-2020, 10:07 AM)HannahCN Wrote: Again, I whole-heartedly agree, but the point I was making is not that female characters can't be weak, but that in GS they seem to almost *only* be portrayed as weak damsels - yes, with perhaps the elven archer being the sole exception, but it's not enough to redeem the point to me. It's systemic. And that's the issue. If every (or almost every) black character you portray is a violent criminal, that's a problem. And yes, black people can be criminals just as well as white people. If every asian character you portray is a martial artist, that's also an issue. And, in the case of Goblin Slayer, if almost every female portrayed is weak and needs saving from a big strong man, then that's going to annoy me. I mean, even the Sword Maiden archbishop need the big strong buff mc to let her know he'll 'always protect her from the goblins'.

So yeah.
Tl;dr:
Weak women: okay
Only or almost only weak women: not okay.

This is guilty pleasure show and not worth considering more than decadent entertainment so I don't think anybody really cares if shows like this are not very inline with all of society's expectations or not. And I think it's fine.

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HannahCN
Member

(11-21-2020, 12:05 PM)Burnsy Wrote: This is guilty pleasure show and not worth considering more than decadent entertainment so I don't think anybody really cares if shows like this are not very inline with all of society's expectations or not. And I think it's fine.

Sure. I *did* initially say it was a subjective opinion. And hey, I enjoyed some parts of the show myself. The battles were mostly *really* cool. But yeah, the good doesn't make the bad go away, but of course, the bad doesn't make the good any less good either. =)

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