Have you ever found that a video game, movie or series is "relatable"?

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SuicidalSymphonies

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I've found that some shows, movies and games I play with dark undertones and suffering main characters to be very relatable.



The anime movie "I want to eat your pancreas" (weird name, I know. There's a reference as to why in the movie) has a very relatable character to me because of the circumstances she is suffering from.



I don't want to spoil the movie, so I won't say what it is, but that's how I feel.



As well as a character in an animated series who wants to ctb.



Anyone else?


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TheSoulless

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Kousei Arima from Your Lie in April and Shinji from Evangelion – both depressed characters, I can easily relate to them. Rei from Evangelion too.

Also, and this is dumb, Kakyoin from JoJo. Feeling like no one could truly understand him because he had a secret he couldn't talk about...yeah, relatable.
 

SuicidalSymphonies

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I think a lot of people here, myself included, could also relate to the show Bojack Horseman.

One of the most realistic portrayals of depression in fiction, and that's really just the tip of the iceberg.
Bojack Horseman was tough for me to watch. Felt like nearly every episode was inside my brain. Amazing show, nonetheless.

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I think I always relate to some detail regardless. Like I'll always relate to ctb or something dark. But those scenarios or details would be very much to list lol.

When I play or watch, I feel and imagine the characters and everything even if I don't relate. I think its a good experience and see different perspectives.

However, I relate to many of them and not necessarily male characters.
Anime: Jiraiya/Naruto, Edward/FMAB, Winry/FMAB, Hinata/Naruto, Deku/Boku no hero, Leorio/HxH, Franky/One piece Itachi/Naruto and much more.

Games: Cloud/FF7, Link and Zelda/All Zeldas specially MM which is dark and BOTW, Ryu and Nina/breath of fire 1&2, Phoenix Wright and Maya/Ace attorney and much more

The list actually is much longer but thats what I remember now. XD
 

SuicidalSymphonies

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I think I always relate to some detail regardless. Like I'll always relate to ctb or something dark. But those scenarios or details would be very much to list lol.

When I play or watch, I feel and imagine the characters and everything even if I don't relate. I think its a good experience and see different perspectives.

However, I relate to many of them and not necessarily male characters.
Anime: Jiraiya/Naruto, Edward/FMAB, Winry/FMAB, Hinata/Naruto, Deku/Boku no hero, Leorio/HxH, Franky/One piece Itachi/Naruto and much more.

Games: Cloud/FF7, Link and Zelda/All Zeldas specially MM which is dark and BOTW, Ryu and Nina/breath of fire 1&2, Phoenix Wright and Maya/Ace attorney and much more

The list actually is much longer but thats what I remember now. XD
Loving this reply! I definitely understand what you mean. I'm envious that you could list off that many at once. Ahaha.
 
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SuicidalSymphonies

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Another member here recently recommended me the manga Oyasumi Punpun which I think I is the most realistic depiction of what living with social anxiety is like that I have encountered.
I'll have to look into that! Anxiety is something I seriously struggle with. I'm at the top of the anxiety scale, so I'm sure I'd like it.
 
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cryptic__egg

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Definitely! Mob psycho 100 has some really relatable themes of self improvement and rejection. As for games the beginner's guide is pretty much about depression and self worth. Celeste is also about depression and has relatable moments.
 

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Yes absolutely. When looking at my favourite films I find they're all relatable in some way. Open your eyes speaks to me. You know at that moment at least one person felt what you did. It's impossible not to have a slight bias in these instances. Is it the best film ever made? Probably not but it's made me feel like it is.
 

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Yes absolutely. When looking at my favourite films I find they're all relatable in some way. Open your eyes speaks to me. You know at that moment at least one person felt what you did. It's impossible not to have a slight bias in these instances. Is it the best film ever made? Probably not but it's made me feel like it is.
Very well said. I know what you mean. I've got some random movies I've felt were relatable that aren't really popular or anything, and I have no problem being open about it.
 
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Most of the time i'm having fun comparing real life and what's in the movies. I really wann see how you fight with bare hands 15 guys with loaded guns, yeee.
Anyway, i'm like the cat in Alice in Wonderland. We are 100% related.
 
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Mr2005

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Very well said. I know what you mean. I've got some random movies I've felt were relatable that aren't really popular or anything, and I have no problem being open about it.
It's well worth watching though. Definitely a good film it might just not mean as much to you as it does to me.
 
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one of my favourite games ever, from the soundtrack to the meaning to the graphics. its a beautiful amazing game
Couldn't agree more! :smiling: A game that is all about the choices a person makes and what will happen as a consequence. :hug:
But yeah, the art style of the game / graphics are truly unique as well. :)
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Now that is a game that is truly epic too! The whole, fighting your inner demons in a sense. I never properly finished it, but I plan to. :)
 

Sinai Silence

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The Beginner's Guide really hit home, not an entertaining game as such but very powerful in its own right. It's made by the same developer as the Stanley Parable; it isn't anywhere near the same tone though. I loved Doki Doki Literature Club, although it could be triggering for some people.

Movie wise I didn't stop crying at A Silent Voice (make fun of me all you want I love that film haha) Joker is an obvious one to mention too even with the controversy around the film its hard to not appreciate the effort Joaquin Phoenix put into the role.
 

SuicidalSymphonies

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The Beginner's Guide really hit home, not an entertaining game as such but very powerful in its own right. It's made by the same developer as the Stanley Parable; it isn't anywhere near the same tone though. I loved Doki Doki Literature Club, although it could be triggering for some people.

Movie wise I didn't stop crying at A Silent Voice (make fun of me all you want I love that film haha) Joker is an obvious one to mention too even with the controversy around the film its hard to not appreciate the effort Joaquin Phoenix put into the role.
I couldn't laugh at you for that. I literally always bawl my eyes out when I watch a Silent Voice or I want to eat your pancreas.
 

Sinai Silence

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I couldn't laugh at you for that. I literally always bawl my eyes out when I watch a Silent Voice or I want to eat your pancreas.
I bought the books for A Silent Voice, haven't got round to reading them yet though; think I'll need a week to compose myself first haha. I'm looking forward to reading them though.

The Midnight Gospel is a great example too, loved the existential questions of life and death it raised. I hope they do a second series soon. I could get lost in the world and still resonate with the messages from the podcast. Charlotte is super cute too
 
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SuicidalSymphonies

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I bought the books for A Silent Voice, haven't got round to reading them yet though; think I'll need a week to compose myself first haha. I'm looking forward to reading them though.

The Midnight Gospel is a great example too, loved the existential questions of life and death it raised. I hope they do a second series soon. I could get lost in the world and still resonate with the messages from the podcast. Charlotte is super cute too
Cool! My cover photo on here is The Midnight Gospel. :-) x
 
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