Are all JP adolescents so insightful and deep, constantly speaking in metaphors?
I don't remember having an existential crisis at the age of 14.
Why do animes do this?
I don't know, I keep seeing people whine about that, and while it might be a stretch for middle school, I've never seen an anime that presented high school kids as more mature than people in my school were.
it also bugs me that generally in anime there is one insightful character who seems to know all the answers and have a wealth of experience even though they haven't even left puberty yet
but in the case of shigatsu uso I think these guys are just spouting bullshit they read in a book or think they're cool for reading poems and philosophy books
a common trait among young kids
they'll probably be looking back at their younger selves and cringe at the shit they used to say
Don't forget that Japanese have an average iq that is at least 20% higher that that of whites, so it's normal for them to reach an understanding of the world in their early teens that starts to challenge their sense of self. Westerners don't reach this stage before late teens or early twenties, if at all.
I knew this anime was too good to be true. Also spoiler that shit.
Well, then 10-15%. You know it's true.
There is no way they could have the kind of complex yet harmonious culture that they have if they were merely at the level of europeans in terms of intelligence.
Just because you and your autist friends did doesn't mean EVERYONE does. I can tell you right now 80% of the people in my family haven't had one. It's really not as common as you think.
It's almost like... *gasp* it's intentional! Intentionally florid dialogue, and gorgeous set pieces. Remember that guy, Shakespeare? He did the same thing! Kimi no Uso never pretends to be more than a stage play. It is incredible.
However I'm pretty sure there's more to what people deem "intellect" than just iq
>Japanese have an average iq that is at least 20% higher that that of whites
Intelligence has nothing to do with existential crises. Such a thing is only a sign of a weak psyche nothing more. The only thing it proves is that asians are prone to depression and suicide.
>not having an existential crisis throughout your teenage years
Am I seriously the only guy that did this? Whenever I talk to people about this they have no idea what I'm talking about or say it should come int my 40s.
Okay. I thought I was a freak for a second.
>inb4 you're posting on 4chan
I know, but more of a freak than usual.
I did. I stopped going to school for 2 years around 13-14, suffered from depression and contemplated suicide all the time. Nowadays I look back at it and laugh, wasted tons of education because I was afraid people found me unattractive.
Japanese culture is filled with constant reaffirmation of life's transience, so even if anime/manga/LNs/VNs present a skewed view where every adolescent is a wizened philosopher, it isn't outrageous to think real-life kids at that age have some sense for looking at the future.
It's well known that for the Japanese, their best years are up through high school and everything after that is a grind with few simple pleasures and living through their kids. In 'murika at least, retirement is almost better than childhood/adolescence if you aren't sick by then.
When I was 14, all I could think about was Pokemon, Harry Potter, and sex. Nobody I knew (not even pets) died, my family was well-off, and teachers constantly praised my ability to exceed minimum education standards. Shit was so cash. Times are worse now, but I'm happy I didn't have to grow up too quickly. I wouldn't have been mentally prepared for some major event like a death when I was 14.
Its just their culture, they need to plan their future when they are in middle school, if you aren't in a good high school you can't enter in a good university, their future and careers choices are determined in how they do in middle school, unlike the rest of the world, where you can fuck up your entire school life but you still can enter in a good university. The entire society, family and teachers expect to you choose something when you are just an adolescent.