Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Palmer View Post
They use a lot of sections where nothing apparently happens, but actually it is symbolically.
A great example is the "umbrella scene" in GITS 2.
That's more of a pacing issue than a structural issue, though. To the author, something *is* happening.

I went to see Your Name. last weekend. It clearly had a beginning (the two MCs discover something strange happening), a middle (where they work on figuring out what's going on and dealing with problems that develop) and an end which gives an emotionally satisfying conclusion to the story arc, rather than a feeling that the author stopped randomly at that point. Now, you could say that the pacing was different that a "typical" western story (lots of time jumping around and so forth), but I didn't feel that the arc was glaringly different from the three-act structure.