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Does anime as a medium inherently flawed by not having characters

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Does anime as a medium inherently flawed by not having characters that are not relatable to most? This is based on how most protagonists are high school aged.
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Star Wars has a relatable main character and he's practically a high schooler.
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if you're a high schooler, the characters are relatable

if you're not, your high school life was probably shitty, so you can insert relive it and pretend it was exciting

it's a win/win
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>>133781017
Wasn't Luke like 21?
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There are very few relatable characters in any media, to be fair.

Alot of characters people find relatable are just negative caricatures played for laughs (I'm lazy too!) or the "nihilistic with a wicked sense of humor" types.

I'm not sure where this meme came from that escapism needed some kind of self-insert, just having interesting characters is fine.
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Can you rewrite without double negatives and confusing grammar
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>can't realate to anyone who is exactly like me
Identity politics?
On my /a/?
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>>133781069
Try 17.
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>>133781017

Yeah, Luke and me, we both worry about droids and Sand People. And shooting Womp Rats in Beggars Canyon. And going to the Academy.

God how I wish my father was Darth Vader.
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>>133781198
If it was identity politics, it would be based on race or orientation.
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>does anime as a medium inherently flawed

That's meme material.
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>>133781255
Literally retarded
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>This is based on how most protagonists are high school aged.
Do you not remember being high school aged or were you grown to adulthood in a tank?
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>>133781255
>we both worry about droids and Sand People
>worry about sand people
>sand people

YOU BETTER WORRY ABOUT SAND PEOPLE!
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>>133780993
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>>133781255
I'm pretty worried about Droids and sand people desu
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>>133781294

That was just the script, blame George Lucas's bad writing.

>>133781315

Gaara?
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>>133780993
What the hell does a medium have to do with characters in a story?
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>>133780993
What the fuck are you talking about? A medium doesn't have to have "relatable characters" in order to be good.
"Under the Dome" by Stephen King was very good, but I didn't associate myself with any of the characters. And anyway, people are from so many different backgrounds, have so many different stories that what doesn't cater to your mental illness will cater to someone else's.
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>>133781348
>9gag-tier site watermark
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>>133781482

I wasn't going to bother looking for a better screenshot and I sure as hell won't download that movie.
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You don't have to relate to a character to enjoy one.
On the other hand, I could probably find some things in Shinji that I would find relatable, but I'm still going to find his character not very entertaining.
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>>133781348
This post is fucking awful
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