Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
It’s become a new phenomenon of a subgenre recently to place slice of life characters in a post-apocalyptic world and see what happens. My first case with this was when I watched Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, and since then the trend has continued, including Puella Magi Madoka Magica, WIXOSS, Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de aru, and the recent overnight sensation, Gakkou Gurashi. This would be a great place to discuss this emerging subgenre, analyze its origin, and debate what the growing popularity means about us and our culture.