Im new to the forum, and relativity new to Anime as well. Ive seen and loved acouple miyazaki films, Perfect Blue, and Avatar:TLAB, (though I know its not actually produced in Japan)
Anyways, I recently took a class on Anime, and its renewing my interest. But I still dont know enough and ive got a presentation coming up.
Our presentation is on the different hero archtypes. We need to present on the common archtypes, give a definition, examples from Anime or Magna, and comparisons with either historical examples or the archetype of their western counterpart.
Here is what me and my partner (who knows even less then me on Anime) have so far:
Pacifist hero. (some have spiritual or wise characteristics?) (,)
Reluctant Effete/shy hero (,)
Masculine hero/ Shonin Hero.... Compare/contrast (,)
Anti-hero/ Enemy-turned-hero (,)
I am doing Masculine hero and Shonin Hero.