"What the XXX!" is the key to success – Japanese Manga 101 – #006 Character development 2
20/02/2015 5 min read
We talked about exaggerating by using the phrase “The World’s Most…” to the character. We had many ideas sent to us via facebook, so lets take a look. The world’s craziest person The world’s most oblivious (but definitely not snobbish) heart throb They are both good starting points! What would the world’s most craziest person do? What would the world’s most oblivious person not care, that would cause troubles? Lots of interesting ideas! Try to put them in an actual scene! “How would they wake up in the morning?”, “What and how would they like to eat?”, and so on. And think, how they would react! Lots of exciting episodes to be made from there. The world’s most Stupid person It’s a little vague, but a good start! Many heroes in successful manga hits have a degree of “the worlds biggest idiots” elements to them. He may seem like an idiot most of the time, but has the guts to risk his life when his friends are in danger, while fighting an opponent which seems just absolutely unbeatble! Those things may be stupid to normal people, but a great charm point possessed by the heroes. The world’s most handsome, but unluckiest with women Wonderful idea! See how putting two contradicting personalities in one sentence, really deepens the charmpoint of the character. ”The world’s most handsom man” is charming enough, but combining that with “the unluckiest with women” makes the reader want to find out more about him.