>>133682330>It's like people internalized the rule of 'show don't tell' so much that they won't even think about narration and exposition before labeling it as shit writing.
I'm really sick of morons who just parrot that rule because it's the first and only thing they ever bothered to learn about writing. They don't even bother to think about what they're saying, which is essentially 'words are bad'. They are not, they serve an important function, and they only become a problem when they REPLACE the visual storytelling rather than enhance or supplement it- which is not the case with the CA arc at all. It's a stylistic choice, but also necessary because there's just so much going on internally for so many characters.
And yes, the narrator is annoying, but literally only in the anime. Text boxes are extremely natural in a manga and add some nice impact without forcing cheesy, misplaced dialogue out of the characters.