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Japan/Anime obsession with high school environment
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Why is your thread called "Japanese obsession with high school environment" If you aren't at all interested in talking about high schools. That's really misleading.

If you want people to recommend animes that are about carefree middle school life. Say so. Don't wrap it in the guise of something that could actually be a somewhat interesting subject to discus.



you fail sir,

Lol so because you won't take the time to read you accuse me of some sort of clever trickery I have just plotted out to fool people into giving me recommendations?

I wish i was that maniacal

the answer is simple here, the format to discourse in a forum is :
1 the title of the thread grabs your attention,
2 you then read the post
3 then you respond

you seem to want to merely read the title then respond to whatever you wanna spew off the top of your head in a reactionary manner

i see no problem with this thread and the inquiry it poses, if any problems arise from this, it is your own reading comprehension sir

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Most of the school-life mangas I've read, it's usually a middle school student going into high school for example: Bakuman, Fushigi Yugi, Reborn!, (I can't think of anymore at the moment T.T) So they don't usually stay in middle school for the whole manga/anime.
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In my opinion, I do agree with some of the previous responses being high school students as the target audience for anime obsession. High school is where most memories are built. High school is where a large action of drama is displayed. Kids try dating, fit in with others, do things to become accepted as another. Also, there are clubs and organizations created in high school where students choose either to join because of their likenesses and similarities of likenesses with another student. I'm pretty sure there is some type of Anime club in almost every high school. Once you get into college, if one grows out of the high school drama/immaturity, then there's not much silly drama. And where there isn't drama there isn't much to elaborate about.
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Another good middle school anime is Negima.

Great Teacher Onizuka also has the main character teaching middle school students. Although you'd never think they were middle school students by looking at them.
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I know! I am quite tired of it. They make these teens act like they are 30 year olds. Why don't they make something about college? It always this stupid 16 fetish!
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pinkrusse wrote:

In my opinion, I do agree with some of the previous responses being high school students as the target audience for anime obsession. High school is where most memories are built. High school is where a large action of drama is displayed. Kids try dating, fit in with others, do things to become accepted as another. Also, there are clubs and organizations created in high school where students choose either to join because of their likenesses and similarities of likenesses with another student. I'm pretty sure there is some type of Anime club in almost every high school. Once you get into college, if one grows out of the high school drama/immaturity, then there's not much silly drama. And where there isn't drama there isn't much to elaborate about.


Your right, the school setting, middle or high school, provides a frame of reference for the audience. Look at some of the series, live action, and movies in the US and elsewhere. The high school setting is used again and again as a frame of reference or backdrop. Without it, some series would not make nearly as much sense.


Awesum74 wrote:

I know! I am quite tired of it. They make these teens act like they are 30 year olds. Why don't they make something about college? It always this stupid 16 fetish!


There are some series out, like Moyashimon, White Album, but the setting isn't used as much. Why...maybe because more in Japan enter the workforce after high school instead of going to college. I don't know, its a cultural phenomenon.



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The reason they choose the High School environment is because at that age it is okay to have drama, ecchi, relationships, yuri, etc with no legal issues is my guess. Also, it is in a school setting because their audience target is probably 13 - 17.
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