Is anyone genuinely happy that almost every slice of life/romance anime that is airing for the last couple of years is about boys and girls in high school? Isn't anyone getting bored by this shit?
Pretty much this >>122580580. Also, high school romance still evokes the illusion of 'purity' and 'first love' shit that Japan seems to like so much.
On the other hand, there are some amazing SoL manga on adult couples/working lives and such, but I guess they wouldn't sell well as anime.
I get that high school kids watch more anime than adults so that's their target demographic, but honestly I didn't get into anime until I was already an adult so I'd definitely like to see more serious/realistic shows.
You have Shirobako this season even though there's no romance. Like >>122580580 said, it's mostly aimed at high schoolers so you should be happy with what you get.
You picked the wrong medium. Go read books or manga if you want that. There are various 'serious' anime shows, but it's small minority and it doesn't look like it's going to change any time soon.
I was never turbo weeb, but in junior high, i did cross the threshold here and there.
In highschool, I learned to keep my power level down more and more until eventually bad experiences with normals gave me severe social anxiety in general.
Only depressing shows like Welcome to the NHK work with adults. Adulthood is the time when you're no longer supposed to have fun on this planet. Your life is practically over. You're now a drone; a cog in the machine. Your only escape from this depressing hamster wheel is fiction. Do you really want the fictional stories to be about the sad and pathetic life you try to escape from? Of course not! You want stories about young people who still have fun so you can vicariously relive your lost youth.
I do both of those as well.
>There are various 'serious' anime shows, but it's small minority
Yes and that small minority is generally brilliant and I wish there were more of it. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the less serious stuff, even some high school SoL if it strikes my fancy. Just saying I would appreciate more adult themed shows, not that I expect it. If anything the lack of makes the few that are out there even more enjoyable.
And anime adaption of picture related would be nice.
High school is where most things could happen. In high school you're forced to interact with a lot of different people your age every single day, and dating them is not discouraged, and you can goof off and still get by.
As an adult, where could you get that really?
It's not even the fact that it's about teenagers for teenagers in particular. It's the fact that it's about teenagers in the same goddamn high school with the same fucking Japanese uniforms doing the same things all the fucking time. Are there SoL anime about university life or american high schools? Fuck that shit, Honey and Clover is probably the only one.
What about middle school? What about summer camp?
maybe at the beginning, but if you're serious at all, work begins to take a lot of your time away. Plus you're all on different schedules
usually busy and have an overbearing boss who can fire you if you're wasting company time, which can seriously impact your life. No time to goof around really. Dating is discouraged.
Probably, but the time window is limited, this would come after work/school, so there's not a ton of time to explore there.
Face it, high school is literally the most logical place to set a SoL anime, unless you know what you're doing or are specifically using the setting for a reason (Working, SxS, Shirobako, Golden Time, Nodame Cantabile)
I like it. Slice of life is supposed to be about cute girls doing cute things.
If you got a problem with slice of life, don't watch it. Go play your games, watch tv, or talk to your friends. I will enjoy SoL shows because I dont do any of those three above.
Do you realize OP that anime is meant for teenagers? And do you realize teenage is only a stage in a man's life? Do you realize you're not supposed to watch anime your whole life but artist still have to create new materials for teenagers in order to keep on making money?
Ah, an elredly home. Those old people would have a lot of free time and they are forced to interact in contained area. Also, you could have ending with every girl winning, one after one.
That being does not identify as such.
No idea, but I finished Usagi Drop recently and I'm pretty sure he guy was in his 30s.
which added to the controversial time skip in the manga[
Why would high schoolers watch stuff about high schoolers?
If anything, they want something that takes them OUT of high school. High school SoLs are primarily for those that want to relive those days as a student.
>SoL about cute grannies doing cute things
Not sure if watch.
>Nee nee, my knees hurt, kiss them, onee-san.
Setting is important, but characters and character interaction are what make or break it.
Anyways there are a lot of good SoL lately that have interesting settings, like Strasburg and the rural countryside, that don't focus on school-life.
Who the fuck cares? Every fucking day seriously.
It's about well written shows/manga. Each and every single scenario can be good if someone with a decent understanding of writing in general is working on it. You fags need to fuck off and stop thinking about scenarios.
Hard to say, since exact ages aren't readily available for everyone. Ginko and Decim have unnaturally white hair, so it's hard to say how old they're supposed to be.
I see lots of protags in their 20s, though.
Because adults are boring and by extension shows about adults doing nothing are boring.
A teenaged girl who acts like a retard is funny, an adult woman who acts like a retard is just embarrassing.
After high school your average jap goes into an university, graduates quickly and then works 12 hours a day
and your average anime watcher just becomes a disgusting NEET or a part time worker at some shitty dead-end job
basically high school is the last time a jap is alive
>Are there SoL anime about university life
Yes, and it was absolute garbage
>SoL anime in American high schools?
>Teenage pregnancy, drug use, poorly paid SJW's indoctrinating credulous teens, low academic expectations, shitty sports teams, etcetera...
What the fuck...
>No body in America makes anything about American high schools
yeah because Jap high schools are just full of blonde haired tsunderes, student councils that control everything, students living by themselves in apartments because "their parents have work", etc, etc
>the same fucking Japanese uniforms
But I like seeing different seifuku designs in shows.
Nine times out of ten you can recognize a high-school set anime from the seifuku design alone.
Please don't say they're all the same.
Just watch those Disney live-action whatevers that feature a bunch of friends running school having fun doing whatever, if you really insist on having an idealized version of American life.
Japan = massive schoolgirl fetish (actually, it's the whole world but we'll gloss over that).
Anime = caters to that fetish so it sells by the shit bucket load. Supply and demand. As regards getting bored of it that's where next generation viewers come in.... the old crowd might have got bored, but they have a fresh supply, so it doesn't matter.
That's why the Simpsons has been getting renewed since 1475 in spite of the fact all the original cast has committed suicide or been given new identities.
You forgot the best sol-romance there is.
The target audience of most anime isn't high schoolers. It's anyone who is unsatisfied by their current or past life and wants some escapism.
A lot of people are/were unsatisfied with their time in high school due to lack of friends, not joining any clubs, etc. and want to live an idealized version of it through the characters in these shows.
I wish it was the 80s and 90s again when there was no such thing as a high school setting or school aged characters in anime. What happened to anime with REAL men and women? Is Japan really that pussified now that they have to praise school-age kids?
>implying I started watching anime in high school
At the very least I wasn't a fan of shows based in high school until midway through college. Before that it was mostly shitty action shows.
Just because you started watching anime in high school and tie your taste with that doesn't mean that's how everyone got into it.