When it comes to drama there are a variety of different mechanisms which can be employed to tell a story. A majority of these would involve some sort of problem, whereby the characters and/or characters get involved, develop and learn. Drama is a part of everyday life, sometimes we are directly connected to it and sometimes we are not. The feelings developed from it can be both good and bad, where we humans we learn to grow. This year in anime was choc full of drama, whether it be due to the characters, or how the situation presents itself, it lead to a bunch of interesting scenarios and situations. With that being said:
Deirii Raifu’s Pick:
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – ‘Truly Slothful’
“If I struggled and fought so much, only to end up here, then what’s the point?”
Probably one of the hits of the year, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, takes the top spot this year for drama. Taking the not so straight forward path, and letting our main character Natsuki Subaru, go through the trials and tribulations of finding his own spot in this new world whilst also trying to fight off death. Resulting in a lot of drama, not just for other characters but mainly for himself. It was an inner fight, where as though it seems it was the world vs him, it’s a dramatic beat down, but one of the best.
2) Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Special Mentions: Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen, Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu, Schwarzesmarken, Hibike! Euphonium 2