Hello to all!
If you’ve kept up with the anime season this year, you should know that one of the most popular series out right now is Sakamoto desu ga.
For those of you who don’t know, this is a series about a high school boy going through his daily life. It may not sound very interesting at first, but there is one small thing to keep in mind.
Sakamoto, the main character, is perfect at literally everything he does!
He gets perfect grades, is the center of attention for every girl he meets, and the envy of every guy he meets. Absolutely nothing phases him!
This kind of character is what’s known as a “Gary Stu.” A male character, usually the protagonist, who is perfect in every single way possible.
As a writer, I was always told to avoid making characters who are perfect, because they tend to be unrelatable, and thus, not very interesting. However, Sakamoto desu ga is a special case.
Not only does the series have a Gary Stu for it’s main protagonist, it manages to make it work.
How? With a simple change of focus.
While Sakamoto may be the main character, and is always seen in every episode, the series doesn’t focus on him. Instead, it focuses on the interactions he has with the other characters we see throughout the show.
He can always be seen helping others whenever he can, and that alone makes the show worth watching.
Simply watching the reactions the other characters have to his actions is priceless, to say the least.
If you haven’t seen Sakamoto desu ga, I would highly recommend it.
What do you think of Sakamoto? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time, stay awesome!
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