3D Kanojo: Real Girl: My waning interest in constructed conflict

MAL link: https://myanimelist.net/anime/36793/3D_Kanojo__Real_Girl

While watching this third episode of 3D Kanojo, I realised just how much I hate constructed conflict. What do I mean by that?

Well, constructed conflict, to me, is when the story suddenly plugs in a certain thing out of nowhere to generate issues for the characters and therefore get a plot going. It’s the most prominent in TV dramas, especially Korean ones, with their use of accidents, cancer/other disease that kills, and sudden revelation of blood relations. These have little to no warning and only serve to create conflict between the characters, and I can already see it happening in 3D Kanojo.

Now, I’m sure I’m not being a good critic here, but it feels weird that the male MC would accept the female MC, recognise his feelings for her, begins to love her, then suddenly remembers a phase in his life which caused him to not like being touched. It just feels dumb to me that he would suddenly have issues with his own relationship at that specific point, especially since they have almost steadied their relationship.

This thought just put me off and overall, after the fun first episode the series seems to have killed its entertainment value. I’m just not entertained by it. Therefore, I’m dropping it.


Final rating: 7/10
Verdict: “I was completely fine up till now, though…”


4 thoughts on “3D Kanojo: Real Girl: My waning interest in constructed conflict”

  1. There are some constructed conflicts that just kind of annoy me. For instance a character suddenly not being able to respond to a message on their phone because their battery goes flat or whatever. But mostly, as long as it pushes the story along or the character response is interesting, I don’t mind too much.

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    1. Well, that does make sense, but in this case I would think of this as something that only serves as something to drag the plot out, not pushing the story along. Especially when we have an already established relationship being strained by an issue that was not even an issue just an episode ago…

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  2. It’s one of the reasons why many people tune in to K.drama though… … To ‘learn’ how to deal with or make such conflicts in real life. (ok just kidding, these stuffs get mundane and off putting after many repeats for me. One can practically become the director at that point)

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