Writing Prompt: Is it better to have a protagonist with a bad personality… or no personality at all?

Now here’s an interesting question that I should have some thoughts on, given how often I point out when the protagonist in an anime is boring or feels copy-pasted from countless other series.

Is it better to have a protagonist with a bad personality rather than no personality at all?

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Writing Prompt: Do you think anime can change someone’s life?

For once I found an interesting question to write about. It’s something I’ve thought about before, and I’ve seen this sort of concept mentioned several times as well, anime or not.

Can anime change someone’s life?

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Writing Prompt: If you could make a prequel season of a show, which would you choose and why?

Pretty straightforward question, I think.

Although many shows actually do a pretty good job at showing us backstory when it’s necessary, or one isn’t necessary at all (like many isekai anime).

Anyways, I managed to think of a few titles that could have interesting prequels.

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Writing Prompt: What are some of your favourite school clubs in anime?

This one seemed fun to think about. As we all know, clubs are a pretty glorified part of any school anime. And to be fair, I’d say they are even more prominent in real life.

At both of my schools students often don’t go home until 6:30pm – 7pm. School ends at around 4pm, so they have a good ~2.5 hours of club activities, four days a week (no clubs on Wednesdays at my schools). And the sports clubs often meet in the morning in addition to that, going for runs and whatnot outside before classes start.

Basically, the students that are in clubs, spend a lot of time in them.

So it only makes sense we’d see that aspect of the average Japanese student’s life highlighted in anime!

Let’s get to the prompt itself now.
What are some of your favourite school clubs in anime?

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Writing Prompt: Is there any merit to reviewing anime of a genre that you actively dislike?

This one is actually a question I thought of personally, as opposed to one I got from MAL or somewhere else, based on many reviews that I’ve read online.

Is there any merit to reviewing anime of a genre that you actively dislike?

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Writing Prompt: Would you rather an anime with bad characters but an amazing plot, or an anime with a bad plot but amazing characters?

Time to steal another prompt from MAL.

This one seemed interesting, and even as I write this intro blurb, I’m not sure what my choice will be yet!

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Writing Prompt: Do you find anime hard to enjoy when it feels predictable?

Here’s another prompt from MAL I wanted to take a look at. I guess these are kind of more like discussion prompts than writing prompts, as I’m not writing a story here, but “writing prompt” sounds better and technically I am writing, so I’m sticking with it!

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