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Why do girls in animes hit guys?
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Three words: BAKA, BAKA, and BAKA :))))
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slap stick comedy between two characters but its not funny in todays society for a a girl to be smacked by a girl
and its not a lot of anime where a girl smacks a girl for comedic purposes
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its adding an element of comedy to the show its funny to see and also a way of developing a relationship in anime
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Because it's hilarious!!
Especially in the case of Working!! (Androphobia)
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Short answer: Slapstick comedy.

Longer answer: This is a trope common to more than just Anime, referred to as "Double Standard Abuse: Female on Male". While physical abuse is always a bad thing in real life, in fiction is seems that a woman hitting a man is not frowned upon. If you check out the link, you will find that there are plenty of examples from film and TV outside of anime and manga.

Overly long analytical answer: In addition to the above mentioned trope and general tsundere character types used in anime, there is an additional source for this type of slapstick comedy: Manzai.

Manzai is an old form of stand-up comedy dating back to the Heian period (before the Tokagowa Shogunate) which features a combination of word play, misunderstandings, puns, and, in many cases, slapstick. For an example of this style of comedy from American culture, look to the classic "Double Act" style, such as Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Burns and Allen, Lewis and Martin, etc... Those comic duos frequently, though not always, involved the funny man getting smacked on top of the head by the straight man. (Note that Burns and Allen did not use this type of slapstick, since the "funny man" was Gracie in their act.) In Manzai, it is very common for the "Boke" (the funny-man, taken from a word that basically means "air-head") to be whacked on the head by the "tsukkomi" (the straight-man or person who "butts in" to correct the air-head's mistakes), frequently with a paper fan called a "harisen", which literally means "Slapping Fan". For a classic example of this in anime, see Full Metal Panic.
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Zensunni wrote:

Short answer: Slapstick comedy.

Longer answer: This is a trope common to more than just Anime, referred to as "Double Standard Abuse: Female on Male". While physical abuse is always a bad thing in real life, in fiction is seems that a woman hitting a man is not frowned upon. If you check out the link, you will find that there are plenty of examples from film and TV outside of anime and manga.

Overly long analytical answer: In addition to the above mentioned trope and general tsundere character types used in anime, there is an additional source for this type of slapstick comedy: Manzai.

Manzai is an old form of stand-up comedy dating back to the Heian period (before the Tokagowa Shogunate) which features a combination of word play, misunderstandings, puns, and, in many cases, slapstick. For an example of this style of comedy from American culture, look to the classic "Double Act" style, such as Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Burns and Allen, Lewis and Martin, etc... Those comic duos frequently, though not always, involved the funny man getting smacked on top of the head by the straight man. (Note that Burns and Allen did not use this type of slapstick, since the "funny man" was Gracie in their act.) In Manzai, it is very common for the "Boke" (the funny-man, taken from a word that basically means "air-head") to be whacked on the head by the "tsukkomi" (the straight-man or person who "butts in" to correct the air-head's mistakes), frequently with a paper fan called a "harisen", which literally means "Slapping Fan". For a classic example of this in anime, see Full Metal Panic.




Nice answer, don't think I can add anything to this discussion really, except for one thing...


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The men don't listen to what they have to say anyway, so you hit them because it not only adds comic relief; but the frustration builds up and it becomes their favorite alternative choice to get the point across.
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Anime Trope .. and of cause its fun, for the girls
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TripleBakaKimidori wrote:

Because it's hilarious!!
Especially in the case of Working!! (Androphobia)


It works really well in Mayo Chiki haha
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TheGodOfEPICNESS wrote:

I don't know but if I ever make an anime I'll have a guy that always hits the girl just to make it fair XD, and I hope it pisses people off.


I'm for this all the way. I've seen a lot of bitches hitting guys in for years and it's never been funny. If he gets a slap cause he tried to assault her that's fine. Slap the shit out of that loser...

But if it's anywhere near Love Hina levels of abuse, or anything in general that attempts to create humour by punting him in the face cause he accidentally brushed up against her and stumbled his words, then she should be beaten to death with a sack of bricks.

Now THAT would be fucking hilarious.
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Happens in real life too. I mean not as often, but those are situations that a girl will hit a guy.

Of course it could always be of tsundere, comedy effect, and of course, fanservice
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The real question is: why do we care?

It is not like, girls don't hit guys in real life, I do agree with the slapstick comedy though works both ways.
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kmfcm wrote:


I'm glad people actually don't like this shit now.


years ago, nobody gave a shit. I always found it annoying (plus the guys never fight back. . .unless they're Ranma)




Seems unfortunately a lot of people still do. I stopped watching "Oreimo" at the 4th episode cause I couldn't believe how far they went to make something so unwatchable.

A tsundere sister that is such a bitch I wanted to snap her neck, and a brother that is too much of a noodle-spined pussy to drift her in the face when she goes too far.
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Why do people hit anyone?
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