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Plots that could have been avoided with a hug
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As I watch a whole lot of psychological and character-driven anime, I've started to notice that if Japanese people weren't so dang stingy about their hugs, then almost entire plots would have disappeared or become about something else.

Just a few examples:
Evangelion
Oreimo
Kotoura-san
A certain subplot of BlazBlue
Madoka Magica, maybe?
Any show that hinges on giving into despair.

Anyway, surely some of y'all have thought the same way? Why are there plots like this? Is it bad writing, or does it depend? Discuss!

But please keep the Evangelion ones civil lol

If you're going to post spoilers, please put them in spoiler boxes.
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4th Ninja War and several other Naruto arcs

Several Index and Railgun arcs.
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Hugs stop wars, but they don't sell merch.
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School Days.

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No, that chap gave out one hug too many.
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rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:

School Days.

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No, that chap gave out one hug too many.


Doesn't work quite as well with the romance shows lol, sadly it just makes things worse in those cases
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Elfen Lied. Good god just hug the girl. Hug her and you know, be nicer to dogs. >.>;;
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Magical Warfare lol
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Hunter X Hunter! If Gon got one from his dad XD
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Elfen Lied
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The stuff that happened in Arata Kangatari seemed like it could've been avoided with a one to one bro hug.


CoffeeGodEddy wrote:

Magical Warfare lol


Nah, that bro was crazy. You go for the hug, he's gonna shank you anyway.
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Obito going nuts in Shippuden if He and Kakashi had just hugged it out. Friendship's some heavy ish Man.
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Maybe if there was a well placed hug before the eclipse, part of berserk would be different.
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Naruto, considering that pretty much everything wrong in Naruto is based on someone misunderstanding someone else. Well alright, Orochimaru, Madara, and Danzou are just incorrigible asshats. Everyone else's motivation is based on revenge though.

Sword Art Online could have probably been prevented by therapy. Kayaba was obviously a sociopath.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure :
Dio's asshat father is pretty much responsible for Dio's attitude.




YukariChan8 wrote:

Hunter X Hunter! If Gon got one from his dad XD


That actually wouldn't have changed the story much. He either becomes a Hunter in search of his absentee father. Or he becomes a Hunter to work with his beloved father. Whether Ging is a good father or a bad father actually is irrelevant to the problems in the HxH world.

Look at One Piece. Shanks gave Luffy a hug. That just encouraged Luffy to become a pirate.
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Welcome to the NHK. Lonely guy just needed a hug from a woman.
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supasoggyrolle wrote:

Welcome to the NHK. Lonely guy just needed a hug from a woman.



Good show.
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