Ranta’s redeeming features
(Written after release of Volume 1, Chapter 9.)
One could say that Ranta is literally the main antagonist of Hai to Gensou no Grimgal. He seems to go out of his way to sabotage the team for his own capricious, perverted whims, and the idiocy that he consistently shows is so conveniently placed as if to seem planned.
One could also say that it will soon be apparent that Ranta is the main protagonist. Like the Great Gatsby, where Nick Carraway is nothing more than a window to view the majesty, rise and fall, of its true protagonist, so too is Haruhiro nothing more than a personalityless everyman to behold the growth of Ranta from humble beginnings into a true hero.
In between these extremes we see Ranta as a poor, misunderstood boy who may or may not have potential for redemption.
What say you, dear readers? Let’s have a poll.
– hikaslap, Grimgal editor