Otakus discuss why Sub heroines are more popular than Main Heroines, do you know why? What makes them so attractive to otakus? Is it the fact that they are usually the outcasts of history?
Seeing Rem being rejected by Subaru really touched many people’s hearts, something that ended up resulting in a stronger love than Emilia on the part of ReZero fans.
Or Yui having her love rejected by Hachiman in Oregairu. The fact is that most fans will always prefer that heroine whose heart is broken.
Otakus discuss why Sub heroines are more popular than Main Heroines
And let’s see what otakus think about this issue involving sub heroines!
”The readers of the original work know that the secondary girl is destined to lose, so they feel sad and support her”
”I think it’s because the secondary girl is more direct with her feelings”
”I don’t like those stories where you already know the girl who won from the beginning. In that sense, Nisekoi is especially bad”
”The protagonist falls in love with the main girl, but the author always puts a second girl who is a much better match, and viewers know that”
”To artificially extend the story, the protagonist is unable to express her feelings to the protagonist. This is how the secondary girl arrives, who has no qualms about declaring her love for him. When the viewer sees this, they immediately form a more positive opinion of the secondary girl”
”The secondary characters are easier for the author to manipulate, they can reflect ideas more easily and be more human”
”Isn’t it because the secondary girl is always trying to get the protagonist’s attention? Meanwhile, the main girl is blessed with the power of the script and doesn’t really try anything”
”Deep down I think it’s because the main girl doesn’t make an effort, everything falls from the sky or she just has the advantage of having money. These stories are all the same, and as you consume more of these stories, you realize they all follow the same pattern of events”
”The main girl has everything to gain, but that’s precisely why the author doesn’t give her much development”
”The main girl is made to like the protagonist, the secondary girl is made to like the reader and not let him go”
”I don’t think it’s limited to romantic comedies. Stories like Mobile Suit Gundam and Pokémon have also followed this trend”
”Recently, the trend is to have the protagonist do nothing, be passive and the main girl be the one who performs the action. I hope it stays that way”
”I don’t understand why manga readers always support the girl they know is going to lose”
“Some say that things that are pitiful turn out to be cute”
”Even if the main girl is really popular, they start saying that the author conspires so that the authors prefer her over the others. It makes me sick to remember what happened to Yotsuba”
”That’s why harems don’t work, they prefer stories where everyone already has their designated partner”
”From an author’s point of view, it’s just as important to create characters that appeal to the readers’ interest as the development part. It’s rare for a character to be the most popular from the start, there must always come ‘someone better”’
”Instead of accumulating all the positive attributes on the main girl, she’s just the main one because she’s going to win. Thus, the author puts all the good attributes in the secondary girl, the better to sell her”
And that’s it! As you can see, there is a whole question of pity covered in cuteness for the rejected girl who ends up winning the hearts of otakus by generating discussions of this type.
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