The emotional demands of binge-watching Zankyou no Terror as opposed to Tokyo Ghoul

Far too many anime stories lack seriousness.

The biggest offender is the desire to write a story that can be continued indefinitely in serial publication. This leads to a subtle form of “status quo is God.”

The desire for a plot that never ends makes most writers wallow in pretty appearances while neglecting substance. When a writer is not willing to burn bridges, but he tries to build continuity, the result is pabulum.
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