lopez wrote:Utilizing tropes is just lazy writing. Every character and theme can have depth and detail to them.
I agree the story doesn't take itself too seriously, but that's actually a fault considering there are some potentially deep themes like depression, coercion, manipulation, self-esteem, self identity and more involved. If the writer just wanted to go for shock & awe, then they could've left out a lot of those themes instead of leaving them in half-baked and underwhelming
I think that it's kinda difficult for each character to be really depth-y. Then again, you can find really interesting and memorable characters there, even if they are using tropes.
And as for the theme of the series, is mainly Hope vs Despair done in a really interesting way. And that's why the rest of the themes are not so well developed, cause this is the main focus of the series, meaning hope and despair.
For example, you can actually view:
DR1 End-Game Spoilers:
So i think that this story really was refreshing:)
And you said that you liked Kyoko the most... But how many times we've seen the serious, silent type?