WTF Japan?!? – Incest Is Best

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Cover image changed because apparently that’s all anyone had to say about this entire post.

The latest edition of WTF Japan?!? covers the taboo topic of incest and it’s prevalence in anime. While incest is nothing new to the entertainment medium, like the traps in anime that I discussed previously, incest and it’s varying iterations has become something of an unhealthy presence in anime.

As I’m sure all are aware, incest involves romantic or sexual relationships between closely related persons, most often family members. With respect to anime, these illicit relationships can run the gamut from the more extreme parent/child or blood-related siblings to the slightly more tame step-siblings, cousins or brother/sister complexes. The degree to which a relationship is taken or how seriously it is treated is all dependent on the anime.

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Anime Characters I Loved From Shows That Sucked

They say a show is only as good as its characters. But equally important are the plot, premise, direction and story-telling. And rarely can one or two good characters save a show that lacks several or all of the critical aspects required to make a good show, which is unfortunate, because sometimes a terrible show will have a character that I absolutely adore.

So this week I will be looking at those characters who had absolutely no chance of making my top character lists because the sheer suckitude of the show they inhabited ruined any impact they could make, whether it be because I couldn’t sit through the entirety of the show or the show was just so bad that, save for these characters, its awfulness is its sole memorable quality, which is a shame because in a good show these characters could have been major contenders in their own right. Instead they’re just the cream that has managed to rise above the curdled mess below.

So without further ado, in no particular order, here are those memorable characters from shows I wish I could scrub from my memory, with my reasons for liking the character as well as why the show was less-than-stellar (to put it generously).

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