12 Days 2019, Day 3: “Because I’m the Hero” – Prescribed roles in Endro!

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Yesterday we looked at how two different anime utilise a similar character dynamic, today we’re going to talk about a show which directly uses those dynamics as part of its text. Endro! is a show which relies heavily on RPG tropes for its premise, the end result of this is it eventually becomes a discussion on prescribed roles within these settings. How does it feel to be heroic in a world where the role of Hero is one which is defined and predestined? And how does it feel to be the villain?

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12 Days 2019, Day 3: “Because I’m the Hero” – Prescribed roles in Endro!