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Frieren's Villains Are The Perfect Solution For One Of Anime's Big Issues

Warning: Contains spoilers for Frieren: Beyond Journey's End episode #7.As of its latest episode, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End has a genius solution to anime’s problem with overly complex villains. A growing problem with villains in anime is a tendency to make them be seen as sympathetic at any cost, even when they commit one heinous act after another with no remorse. There are some notable exceptions, of course, but it still happens enough to be treated as a frustrating cliché.

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