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7 anime series that demolish toxic masculinity

The lone wolf, steeped in isolation and defined by their unwillingness (or even inability) to show any type of emotion other than rage has been the most prominent example of The Male Character in media for decades, and it hasn’t been much different in anime, either. Characters who are expected to brood or lash out in anger. Characters who refuse to acknowledge any type of emotional connection. The angry hero who lacks empathy, but his lack of emotion only emphasizes his heroic nature: