When has "edge" ever been done right in anime?
When has "edge" ever been done right in anime?
when it hasn't been turned into a shitty meme
Kurapika from Hunter x Hunter.
Berserk is an example of edge done right.
It's not exactly Sasuke-level edgy, but I really liked Simon's characterization during his emo "Kamina's dead so I hate everything" phase.
This, after the ass raping that was the Eclipse Guts had every right to be an angsty shit for a while
ass raping that was the eclipse
fair way to put it, I'd be a little pissy too
Guts has had the right to be an angsty shit since he was born. Hell it's practically required considering all he's been through
technically the ass raping came much earlier in guts' life,
you're not wrong, but fuck you for reminding me
he was so cheap too...
When its telling a good story. If turns out to be edgy, so be it.
Those were much better follow-up episodes than I would have expected from the show that far
makes it even better constructed, he was in his edge shell for his entire childhood, then he opened up with the band of the hawk. The Eclipse happened. That's more than enough to retreat into a KAIOKEN 10 TIMES ULTRA SASUKE EDGE SHELL, that he eventually left with the help of his new party. I wonder what would happen if they all died terribly........ He'll become some kind of berserking edge god .
I should watch season 2?.
I remember 1 being good at the beginning, then the pacing slowly raised until you couldn't keep track of what the fuck was going on.
I always thought Itoshiki's character made fun of the "edgy for the sake of being edgy" characters that infest most anime these days.
I was going to say Alucard from Hellsing, but I realized he isn't edgy.
He's just very happy.
Gotta say, a MC character suddenly turning evil is a concept I'll like people expanded on.
If you're talking about the manga, sure. The final chapter casually invalidating her reason to be an edgy killer was a hilarious plot twist.
Leorio is his home now.
Hiei is a good example of edge done well.
Kurapika is good because he's only edgy at certain times for certain reasons, but it still meshes well with his usual serious personality. It'd get annoying if he was all rage all the time.
Edge is never done right and can never be done right, since an edgy character is a failed attempt of trying to do a hardcore/badass character, but ending up with something terribly juvenile.
an edgy story doesn't necessarily mean edgy characters though
Kaiba isn't Edgy. He is just a major self-centered arrogant jerk, but that's why people love him. He is similar to Gilgamesh, only more serious.
Badass but never came across as edgy.
I've seen Eden be called edgy way too many times. It's just a dark story in a dark world where war and death are just every day life.
Say my name.
Yanderes. They are love.
ironically, this phase was a lot more engaging than the version he is now
never came across as edgy
TO MEASURE MY ABILITIES
When will this meme die
it was a
You should realize by now that people will liberally use "edgy" "comfy" and "buzzword" pretty much fucking everywhere
edgy and comfy no longer has any meaning for me, whenever someone says "comfy" it just means they liked it and whenever someone says "edgy" it just means they don't like it.
I stopped caring about the word comfy once people started spamming that word for Non Non Biyori, which happens to be an incredibly boring show.
so I guess it's so comfy it makes people fall asleep.
F R A N C I S
Hei from DtB
I would say Dio from Jojos Bizarre Adventure.
He was edgy from the start with almost no reason but he pulled it off well. Its one of the very few instances of a shallow and simple characters done right.
Hei isn't even edge. He was just extremely melancholic after the events of his life. Come part 2 where
he lost yin he ended up drowning himself in booze, and taking it out everyone because that is what usually happens.
The only real edge is the OP, and a the mask Hei wears which are very poor choices given the emotions Hei has. If anything handles the feel of DtB well it is Scatcat
That one dude from Texhnolyze
HOW COME MY ONLY FRIENDS ARE THE ONES I PAY!
Not anime, but Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria does edge gloriously. It also acknowledges that the characters have fucked up ideologies and plays off that.
Sasuke. If you're gonna go edge, go 1,000-times-folded-steel, cut-through-flesh-and-bone-like-butter edge. I mean, has an edge ever been edgier?
Never watched Gundam Wing?
Kaiba isn't edgy
Somebody clearly hasn't read Death T arc in the original manga
I'd say Hakuryuu is a good example of an edgy character done right.
This is the king of edge. Dark flame master
All joking aside, Sasuke's edge is pretty shit. He should have lost it as soon as Itachi died, but Kishi wanted to force the drama with Nurutu a little more by perpetuating the Uchiha plot, which honestly should have died with Itachi. His whole reason for being edgy was over and then BAM, Kishi pulls a new one straight from his ass.
Fuck off he's not edgy faggot.
He was very edgy. Don't deny it.
Every page you read is covered in edge
"Edginess" in the meme sense is just "darkness" handled poorly. "Edge done right" is just a normally dark story.
The fact that people call any sort of darkness "edgy", even if handled well, is one of the worst memes of recent years.
When you think about it he was extremely edgy as a teenager, but not the kind of edgy that makes you cringe.
This is a good example of edge done right.
Looks shit desu.
Darker than Black
Maybe it's because you rarely see protagonists use guns in anime but that seen where he threatens thugs with a revolver gave me chills.
The music was also god tier youtu.be
h-he made an angry f-face he's EDGY
Fuck off. What's next, calling Luffy edgy?
Wow, you're a retard. Read the manga.
I have retard. Fuck off with your stupid buzzword.
I thought X did it pretty well. Usually the problem with edgy is that we don't get to see a normal progression of the character to where they are. Instead it's given to us defacto as the character's backstory in flashbacks or exposition or the character tells us how dark and grim he is.
You clearly haven't. Otherwise, you wouldn't be making such retarded posts.
You clearly haven't.
This coming from the fucking retard posting a page of Hakuryuu saying he will kill Kouen as proof, when he didn't even do it in the end. Fuck off fool.
You're a complete fucking moron. This is a thread about "edge done right". Him refusing to kill Kouen is why his edge was handled well. That doesn't mitigate the fact that before facing Kouen, he was edgy as fuck. You crying about it like the retard you are won't change that.
Fuck off retard he wasn't edgy at all and killing someone=/=edgy.
That's all you got?
N-NO HE WASN'T! Y-YOU'RE WRONG!
OK. I accept your concession.
What so ''dark'' about it? There barely any gore (Actually there none) and horror for the depth/immersion. It's shit.
Also shit with bad pacing and writing
I accept YOUR concession retard fuck off and don't come back.
Yeah, you don't have one. You've just been repeating "retard" and "fuck off" the entire time. That's not an argument.
using the word edgy unironically.
Sure are a lot of pussies in this thread.
No, it's the same bullshit as the rest.
Tokyo Gayhole MC powered by crap.
Not him, but learn how to read dude.
I think Hepatica's edgyness is good.
Ren was edgy as fuck at the beginning
Thinking Chink Zuko is not an edgy faggot
Tokyo Linkin Park Yaoibait
only manga can pull of edgy shit and get away with it
He was a bad example of edge, throughout his edgy phase he was completely insufferable. Now Judal on the other hand is edge done right. He's just too entertaining to hate.
He's edge, tsundere and qt all rolled into one.
I'd go as far as to say the majority of edginess in anime and manga is perfectly fine and that retarded crossboarding faggots from /v/ have infected the popular opinion of Sup Forums to believe anything with a little blood in it is immature garbage, which is something only a bandwagoning idot would believe. It's unbelievably easy to cherry pick bullshit like Naruto, Trash, Akame Ga Kill ect to try and sound like an anime expert since the majority of modern Sup Forums posters are too stupid to realize "edgy" has never been anything more than an adjective and is not indicative of writing quality in the slightest. If an edgy series sucks it's because the writing is shit, not because it's edgy. If it were then The Godfather would be a shitty edgy movie because it's about mobsters and not underage girls kissing and holding hands.
damn, this was written by a teenager?
What does edgy even mean? The phrase is thrown around on this board so frequently that the actual intent behind it has been completely diluted. Really, it's just a juvenile attitude and approach to how a dark character, concept or story is handled.
I want to protect his smile.
Prove me wrong.
Sasuke is actually a good character.
He has every reason to be an insufferable asshole and every decision he made makes perfect sense for his persona.
Sasuke is actually a good character.
Lelouch is too edgy
Sasuke is actually a good character
No he doesn't. His decisions make sense for the character, but that's only because his character is an autistic retard whose dedicared to the edge.
This guy was more edgy.
What is the criteria for edge? To some people it's featuring any serious conflict.
Good question, to which there is no good answer. It's literally just a buzzword that retards use for things thatdon't feature sunshine and rainbows.
Is he edge?
He was most likely mentally ill. Almost no thirteen year old kid wants to gamble with his life on the line. He must've been through deep shit to have to do the shit he did just to feel that he's "alive".
What does edgy even mean?
1. nervously irritable; impatient and anxious.
2. sharp-edged; sharply defined, as outlines.
3. daringly innovative; on the cutting edge.
Technically Zuko is a chink. So he's just Zuko
It's lost all meaning. It used to mean trying too hard to be dark, depressing, and angst-y, but these days means anything that isn't pretty pink ponies and cute little girls.
When will we find out why she's so super edgy?
What? He legit hired a murderous clown to try and kill Yugi.
There is literally nothing wrong with being edgy
Thinking that's edgy
If this isn't edgy then I don't know what is
Only when the edgelord is shown to be self-destructive
then I don't know what is
You're right, you don't.
step it up senbai
james is that you
the backstory with the shot girl was also implemented in the ova
The manga was dark AF
Basically. What's funny is that Guts had the whole frienship>edge turn too, its just so much better done than naruto.
Hirano kouta: Drifters
In the manga, at least.
Zoro in One Piece.
You're thinking of "dark", edgy = dark done wrong so of course it implies being shit.
Edgy is what happens when an author writes a script with darkness as the main motif without any substance to back it up and is handled badly. It's designed to cater towards angsty teens that seem to think darkness and gore are cool, usually mixing them with other tonally different lowest common denominator tropes. It's darkness for the sake of darkness and not for the sake of plot or characterization, it's when it tries really hard to appear "dark" through contrived and ineffective tragedy, violence, or evil that it's laughed off by everyone with a brain and/or that graduated middle school.
A sasuke done correctly.
Because it's shit
I always thought Bass was kind of a badass. Like a less whiny Vegeta.
So far almost everything he's done is good edge.
I get that that's the definition it's taken on, but it's been degraded into such a cheap buzzword that it's completely lost it's meaning. It's gotten to the point where someone will tell you not to cut yourself on your edge for saying nigger or calling them a faggot. It's every bit as moronic as the word cuck now, which isn't ok.
I get what you're saying about edgy series and how utterly juvenile they can be, but they should always be judged by the quality of their writing instead of criticized for the tone, and that's pretty much the only way people use the term edgy anymore. That's the kind of shit you should only expect to see on /v/.
I think part of the problem with the word "edgy" is that it's one simple word that sums up what should be a more complex and nuanced analysis. Instead of dissecting a work and going through all the reasons that they think it's attempts at seriousness fall flat, people just throw out the word "edgy" and call it a day. The result is that you end up with people who don't really know how to discern pretentious darkness from the real thing, but want to look cool by calling things out.
It's a broad stroke that people like to apply to that term. To Sup Forums, anything that can be construed as dark or cynical or anything with similar connotations is labelled as "edgy" simply because they have their own pre-conceptions of the series or character they think they're scrutinising.
But these pre-conceived notions are based purely on what they've heard from others, without actually doing any research into said character or series themselves. It's just a lazy way to feed into dumbasses' illusions of superiority regarding taste.
actually a good character
ok you won me