Not talking about anime, but it's this.
Doesn't explain "why" though. You don't even have to be a bad guy to be a bad dad. It's just that so many hinge on the fucking psychotic.
Because writing is hard.
For some reason shoujo tends to have parents that actually give a shit, unless they're dead or the father ran away to avoid paying off his gambling debts.
Father of the year all years right here.
Well maybe if his son wasn't such an edgy motherfucker they'd be able to communicate better.
Germain leaves him a lot of room and never patronizes him because chances are he'd throw a bitchfit if he did.
That sounds right.
I think TFS put it best.
"A son? I have one of those."
"Wait shit I have two of those!"
His intentions were good, but he was a retarded parent. He asks his wife if it's okay to hold his own kids and both Ed and Al remembers him as a distant bum who was holed up in his study all the time. He barely interacted with his sons before bumping into them again.
Take a good writer to take something that's normally boring and make it interesting, no? An interesting situation may not from the character, but the circumstances around him or her.
Good or bad doesn't matter. You can make both interesting if you're not a shit writer.
Just because there's a good dad in an anime doesn't mean it's going to be a slice of life you retard.
Pretty much all the parents in Fafner are good ones.
But then, they technically aren't "parents" since the Festum made them sterile. All of their "kids" are actually clones of them, with the exception of Miwa who is the first naturally conceived child in 30 years.
Are you serious?
You don't know about the epic Obito meme,
Sometimes they just do the best they can.
thats all anyone can ask.