What's going on this year?
Why have MCs become so alpha all of a sudden? How do they achieve impossible shit with no effort and attract girls in a way that makes your other harem look average? Is the industry in that desperate a situation?
I actually preferred it when they were beta - it's spooky
>capable of setting and achieving goals
>not entirely unattractive
>maintains healthy physique
>can interact with the opposite sex
as a guy who isn't a total faggot, i prefer my escapism to be a step-up from my life, rather than a step-down.
what's the point of being surrounded by women if you're so dense/awkward you might as well be surrounded by men
I don't have a problem with alpha MCs at all, in fact they are better than the conventional beta if done right. However, Japan has this thing that either stoild, spineless placeholders like Tatsuya or asswipes bereft of any distingushable qualities like Kanie are the only tropes that qualify as alpha.
>Beta MCs galore
HOW OUTRAGEOUS, THIS IS PANDERING FOR ALL THOSE BETA AS FUCK OTAKU!
>More and more alpha MCs
HOW OUTRAGEOUS, THIS IS OTAKU PANDERING!
Make up your fucking mind.
What the shit are you even talking about? What MC's?
All-girl anime are completely dominating the industry. Male leads no longer matter. At all.
Mahouka sold 12k. Which is okay but not even close to something like GuP. Not even mentioning LL or Madoka. Amagi will be very lucky to sell 8k.
And they are still doing insanely good compared to average LN adaptation or harem anime with male leads.
It's over. Male leads are finished.
This is what you posted:
>He should have just said she looks hot as fuck instead of turning and blushing.
If you don't understand why this post is what people expect from a 12 year old, I can't help you.
Whilst we're here
Post best girls of their respective series
Not really, normal people would just laugh it off a be ok with this, nothing over the line here
I posted this because he was called alpha, and that's exactly what whould you expect from the one.
>achieve impossible shit with no effort and attract girls in a way that makes your other harem look average
Finally, main characters I can relate to.
Feels good not having to watch losers anymore.
>thinking this is a new thing
Though really it's nice to see more cases where the MC isn't some beta that is oblivious to all the girls that want his dick. I wish we'd see more of this
It's more relatable to me I have a fucking massive ego.
Tats is not just overpowered. He's a boring Gary Stu. He never faces any real opposition.
This is why Mahouka novels are selling worse and worse now. People got bored of this shit.
Lelouch is that you? You forgot your trips again
everbody is going to love this alpha MC, but in a couple of years, all in /a/ will hate them
>they are to perfect
>they just curb stomp everthing
THE ERA OF MARY SUE IS COMING.
Seriously now, how many popular and well selling anime had "beta" leads?
EVA did. But it was made 15 years ago in the middle of the greatest depression Japan faced since WW2. This is why they liked a pathetic guy who fails at life lead.
Other than that, what else? Shows with those beta leads almost always fail horribly.
>all the girls in swimsuits dancing in front of him
>all the girls in scantily clad pirate costumes
Maybe it's just fanservice for the viewer. but he still gets in really typical situations. The extent of his "narcissism" is
>"I am the best!"
>Sento shoots him
They could have done something really interesting with his character, but he never gets into any serious consequences for his flaws. It's just a gag.
His narcissism is just a form of escapism.
Say what you will but after the endless march of MC's who can't get through any interaction with a girl without stuttering, it's good to see leads who can actually interact with other people, not even just women, without missing five obvious hints.
Onii-sama is overpowered, but he was also designed to be basically a living weapon. It's not like the series is anything other than him wrecking shop anyway
Kayne is an ego-maniac, doesn't mean he's good with women. In the first (or second episode, I don't remember) Sento talks about how he turns everyone off with his dickishness. But who cares, he gets shit done his own way, emphasis on getting shit done, not waiting for it to be force fed to him through some convoluted hijinks
Arata is meh, he's not hopeless but without his harem he's nothing
tl;dr 'Beta' MC's get old real fast 'Alpha' MC's can at least take the show somewhere
>I actually preferred it when they were beta - it's spooky
I don't like Onii-sama, but the park guy is perfectly fine. But I fucking hate wimpy beta characters, they're even worse than those gary stus.
I know that feel anon. It's like watching those fucking Shota ass faggots in hentai. Pisses me off so much I always get happy when they get NTR'd.
You do know disc sales don't even mean much for those top series right? Gundam is 30 years old and makes around 600 million $ a year thanks to toy sales.
Madoka and Love Live are giant franchises now too. Madoka made over 400 million $ with merch sales alone in just 2 years. LL is also big and making tons of money with games.
Monogatari and F/Z are not even in the same league. Not to mention they are adaptations. Madoka and LL are new franchises. And the next giant new franchise is Kancolle. Also all-girl.
There's no better way to make me mad than having some male japanese seiyuu shouting ''waaaah! Indirectu kissu?!". I'd rather they drop the guys altogether and make it full on yuri instead of inserting some horrible harem lead that no man will ever respect.
FINALLY SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS ME COMPLETELY! MARRY ME ANON!
>mfw time I fucking here this guy's VA
He makes a good job at that.
Tatsuya is the alpha and omega though.