Category : Anime

Many fantasy and science fiction stories follow the same pattern, the Hero’s Journey (or Monomyth), outlined by Joseph Campbell, in his “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”. Books, movies, and video games all seem to fall prey to this ubiquitous plot arc, and Anime is no different. One such series, Magic Knight Rayearth, does so quite exactly and even stereotypically. However, what I find particularly interesting is that the second season of it (MKR2) manages to flip the arc on its head, which is rare. In fact, it is not just different, it’s a near mirror image. While at the same time maintaining a theme of mirroring. So much so, that I wonder if it was in..

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