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Naruto surpisingly, being one of the most generic animes, did not have this setting
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Ryuuji in Toradora! (i think?)

Ichigo in Bleach (i think again? lol)


Nope, Ryuji actually sits in the middle somewhere, rebel you know :P

Ichigo sat at the window.
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DBZAOTA482 wrote:

Naruto surpisingly, being one of the most generic animes, did not have this setting


Wellsince it sets in a completely different world, and did not take place during school. It did nit have it. Those classrooms don't count

Besides naruto is a 1 dimesionsl character so there really isn't the need for him to think complexly. We would probably just get annoyed by his thoughts.

Yeah the naruto arthur didnt have good taste in character did he
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LelouchKyonConan wrote:


DBZAOTA482 wrote:

Naruto surpisingly, being one of the most generic animes, did not have this setting


Wellsince it sets in a completely different world, and did not take place during school. It did nit have it. Those classrooms don't count

Besides naruto is a 1 dimesionsl character so there really isn't the need for him to think complexly. We would probably just get annoyed by his thoughts.

Yeah the naruto arthur didnt have good taste in character did he


Well he was at that Ninja Academy, which is a school for ninjas in their world

Oh and regard Naruto character's blandness, I did like Itachi, he's one of the few characters with more dimesions than two
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DBZAOTA482 wrote:


LelouchKyonConan wrote:


DBZAOTA482 wrote:

Naruto surpisingly, being one of the most generic animes, did not have this setting


Wellsince it sets in a completely different world, and did not take place during school. It did nit have it. Those classrooms don't count

Besides naruto is a 1 dimesionsl character so there really isn't the need for him to think complexly. We would probably just get annoyed by his thoughts.

Yeah the naruto arthur didnt have good taste in character did he


Well he was at that Ninja Academy, which is a school for ninjas in their world

Oh and regard Naruto character's blandness, I did like Itachi, he's one of the few characters with more dimesions than two


The only characters I actually liked was kakashi and itachi. But the author kept on making new characters that we didn't care about while neglecting the good ones. Also ninja academy doesn't really count as they were nit in the style of normal class rooms. Besides they didn't even stay in school for that long
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altairian wrote:
Ryuuji in Toradora! (i think?)

Ichigo in Bleach (i think again? lol)


Nope, Ryuji actually sits in the middle somewhere, rebel you know :P

Ichigo sat at the window.


ohdang you're right, I remember now... weird because Toradora! is one of my favorite shows you'd think I could remember that. Did he sit by the window his senior year? I swear I remember a scene where he's staring out the window =\

Another thought on the original subject, isn't seating in japanese schools usually done by lottery? I'm not massively knowledgeable on the culture but that's something that commonly comes up in anime as well, so doesn't that make it all the more odd for the main characters to so frequently sit by the window?
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I, too, have noticed that seat being used by nearly every lead character that is in a school, the list of these instances is innumerable. I actually cannot think of a main character that is not placed in that seat, at the moment; I am sure there are a few though.

If I could guess at the reason for this placement, compositionally it provides the best angle on the character, leaving plenty of extra characters to fill the scene in front and left, some buffer for those characters that sit behind and interact with the main char commonly, window/outdoors for backdrop, the character must pass most other characters to get to the seat creating many opportunities for interaction. Flip the camera behind the character, who is positioned left, and all of the aforementioned compositional qualities apply still, but the front of room is now visible. A sense of a more complete world (of the story) is given from this view, more characters are visible to prevent a sense of only the main character being present, there are many more reasons that could apply but, I am not going to list all that I could think of.

If I were creating a scene, the same area is probably where I would position the main character even if I had not seen the trend of using this position. It just looks better, in my opinion, than some of the other choices.
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Ugh, I know! It really gets annoying! Sometimes I just wish they would put them in the centerish-left or something. The window is just too cliche!
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I, too, have noticed that seat being used by nearly every lead character that is in a school, the list of these instances is innumerable. I actually cannot think of a main character that is not placed in that seat, at the moment; I am sure there are a few though.

If I could guess at the reason for this placement, compositionally it provides the best angle on the character, leaving plenty of extra characters to fill the scene in front and left, some buffer for those characters that sit behind and interact with the main char commonly, window/outdoors for backdrop, the character must pass most other characters to get to the seat creating many opportunities for interaction. Flip the camera behind the character, who is positioned left, and all of the aforementioned compositional qualities apply still, but the front of room is now visible. A sense of a more complete world (of the story) is given from this view, more characters are visible to prevent a sense of only the main character being present, there are many more reasons that could apply but, I am not going to list all that I could think of.

If I were creating a scene, the same area is probably where I would position the main character even if I had not seen the trend of using this position. It just looks better, in my opinion, than some of the other choices.


yeah I kind of agree. it gives them a reason to look out the window and I guess give the view of the nice out doors? and have a monologue talking to themselves. it's a pretty good place to put them.



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Ugh, I know! It really gets annoying! Sometimes I just wish they would put them in the centerish-left or something. The window is just too cliche!

agreed it IS very cliche
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It is very cliched but so is everyone with a "dark" past.
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Well in their defense, in a lot of anime nobody seems to get to be able to actually choose their seat much. It's usually done by alphabetical order or random drawing of lots on the series that actually bother to mention the process or system.

Why is it done? Obviously because static scenery and inanimate objects are easier to animate than a background full of moving people, and they're lazy and/or cheap.
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SO TRUE!!! or they get moved by the window. But I have to say that all anime have something small in common.
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Just remembered that Kyon didn`t sit by the window the year Haruhi started at the school, those 2 started out by sitting in the middle.
Kyon in row 2 and then Haruhi right behind him, they both got put at the window when they switched places.
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I think Tomo(is that his name? o.O) from Sora No Otoshimono did~
If no one already mentioned him...
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My guess is they do it so the protagonist can see some action happening outside; for example, if Death Note didn't have Light sitting at a window, he wouldn't have seen the Death Note falling from the sky. That said, it is definitely a cliche at this point.
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