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A mixture of anime tropes and double standards.

Realistically by the time anyone is old enough to embarrassed by such trivial matters, we would communicate as we're unique sentient life capable of sharing complex ideas through a multitude of medias such as vocal communications, written or animated texts or arts. Flashes of lights, you name it.

But why waste your time with comprehending each other when you can just give a guy a slap? Especially if the tables were turned, you'd be incredibly offended and would demand compensation? No. Instead of no violence across the board and it being only a serious matter if the double standards were reversed, we make light of it by making it into a punchline.
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qualeshia3 We need more guys like that in EVERY anime that calls for it. And not give a single fuck if the girl doesn't like it/cries.


I guess you haven't seen Chuu ni Byou because that's what the guy is doing most of the show - hitting his delusional girl friend ("delusional" being the key word there).

Personally, I don't believe hitting is a solution, at least not to any problem I've ever seen in anime. It's disrespectful, hurtful, irrational, and WTH why is Sunohara trying to kill Tomoyo (or is it the other way around?)? ... Despite how culturally unacceptable this activity is in Japan, it's there primarily to spice up anime.

But note, violence in TV has always been some steps beyond culture. If you disagree, please find me a James Bond in your local neighborhood.
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I've experienced this in real life when I was young. My (female) cousin always hit me when I made a snide remark about her, pretty hard too. I was like 8 or 9 at the time, I don't remember exactly, but eventually I just couldn't take it anymore and whacked her in the arm, she ran away crying a river. That is why boys should not retaliate.

In anime it is just used as comic relief / to show that the girl has the upper hand.

One special case in anime I do like is Inami and Takanashi in Working!! Inami punches Takanashi because of her reflexive violence, Takanashi takes it, because he doesn't want to hurt her by blocking / avoiding her punch.
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one word:Tsundere XD
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I did it briefly when I was younger. The guy I liked in 7th grade had fun pissing me off in class, so I would hold in my anger and hit his back after class. It was a weird way of us flirting, because neither of us had the guts to treat each other normally. He eventually told me that he had enough of my hits, and we both put a stop to our antics. We never fessed up to each other and kept things to a light semi-flirtation. He moved the following summer, briefly moved back, left again, and we never saw each other since. I think that it's accurate to say that we were both tsunderes.

As for why anime girls hit their male counterparts? I don't really know, and I don't particularly care; however, I find the logic behind many of the reasons to be lacking, though I also tend to find it amusingly ironic whenever it occurs in harem/ecchi anime. Why? Well, when the anime is supposed to mostly appeal to men/boys, it seems to be some fanservice aimed at masochists.
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I've watched that series actually.
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Posted 9/28/13 , edited 9/28/13
Japanese Women Logic.
That`s how they roll.
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The only anime that i have seen that has not done that is Kaze No Stigma.

Whenever the main protagonist gets in an awkward situation the girl tries to hit him but he always doges and somehow never ever gets hit
Posted 9/28/13
Emotional reaction, depth, and value. Keys to Japanese anime (and many Chinese movies), and the reason why I enjoy it more than the emotionless shit that Hollywood spews.

I dislike the tsundere trope when the male is misunderstood and blamed a lot, but I like the reactions that Asuna (SAO) has. The knife scene in SAO, in particular (see picture). I fell completely in love with her character in this moment of the series.



And I can relate to the part where she undresses and he says something really inconsiderate in an attempt to be considerate.



In those situations I can understand her reactions, enjoy them, and even spend some time in contemplation. But most of the time the tsundere trope is just out-right abused. Well, Asuna may not exactly be tsundere, though, but still.
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dankuuwut wrote:

Emotional reaction, depth, and value. Keys to Japanese anime (and many Chinese movies), and the reason why I enjoy it more than the emotionless shit that Hollywood spews.

I dislike the tsundere trope when the male is misunderstood and blamed a lot, but I like the reactions that Asuna (SAO) has. The knife scene in SAO, in particular (see picture). I fell completely in love with her character in this moment of the series.


In those situations I can understand her reactions, enjoy them, and even spend some time in contemplation. But most of the time the tsundere trope is just out-right abused. Well, Asuna may not exactly be tsundere, though, but still.


I'll throw a spoiler into it to hide the pictures you put up, but I gots tah keep them in.

I really like your example here. While SAO failed at many things, including the early(and non-intimate) interactions between Kirito and Asuna, what they didn't fail at were those small important moments like this. A big problem with the Tsundere trope is the knee-jerk reactions headed towards violence. The cliche that if she likes him she'll be embarrassed and hit him, even if she acts like she doesn't like him. That interaction was more petty love/romance issues. The guy doesn't get the girl because he's not thinking about her, thus she gets angry at him. She isn't unjustified in being angry in this case.

One of the big American cartoons that I remember this showcased is Hey Arnold.


Related to my Hey Arnold argument in the spoilers(I felt it was just a little out of place) I want to bring up Toradora's Taiga.

Spoilers to those who haven't seen Toradora so, hiding it.




Well, those are might thoughts on it....

Why do I think too much?
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It's a tradition of mainstream anime.
Same with nose bleeds and a number of other anime-cliches.
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Posted 9/28/13
Because someone in Japan thought it would be funny
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It's not their fault, all women in Japan have androphobia.

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