Mayoiga and the Postmodernist Problem

This right here could be the main reason why I might not review Mayoiga or “The Lost Village.”
JekoJeko’s writing also makes me ponder — and I apologize for bringing this back once again — if Sword Art Online’s second half, the “Fairy Dance,” was actually designed to be a parody of the classic hero tale, especially considering its links to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (which is a COMEDY) and the boatloads of dramatic irony washing up on its shore. What if, per se, Reki Kawahara (author) wanted us to be laughing about Suguha’s twisted state of mind (and being), or go raving mad over how the strongest swordswoman from a killer game has become a caged fairy, and that all of ALfheim Online is, in fact, devoted to this playful atmosphere to accentuate this irony? Perhaps, then, it no longer becomes a tragedy, but a comedy. Or it could all be poorly written, and that one’s enjoyment and experimentation with the series alone could make it entertaining, kind of how Mayoiga is turning out. Interesting stuff.
Read some of it, all of it, none of it — Whatever you please.
– Takuto

UEM!

Mayoiga is easily the most-discussed show of the season. Yet, some people want to close down those discussions, arguing that no show that’s ‘badly written’ can be anything but bad, and nothing further than that. But is this right?

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