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Are Childhood Promises For Idiots and Weirdos?
Posted 1/14/15
So I'm watching Nisekoi, and I have to agree with Chitoge. Why would anyone value that locket is beyond me. It is absurd. Yet this anime goes on harping about the importance of the childhood promise. So, are childhood promises for weirdos and idiots if it is long past the due date? What do you think? Would the main guy be an idiot in real life?
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Posted 1/14/15
Its pretty fucking stupid.

Nisekoi is fucking awesome though, mostly because Shaft is behind the wheel.


I think anyone who puts emphases and changes their life based on a childhood promise that any REAL person would forget within a month or so, is pretty stupid.
Posted 1/14/15

AzazelOfNexium wrote:

Its pretty fucking stupid.

Nisekoi is fucking awesome though, mostly because Shaft is behind the wheel.


I think anyone who puts emphases and changes their life based on a childhood promise that any REAL person would forget within a month or so, is pretty stupid.


Well, maybe I'll like Nisekoi for using a trope that couldn't possibly function in real life. I mean, it's almost...perverted. No really, imagine the kind of guy that broods over this sort of thing having 10 years passed. How is that not creepy?

You know, they could make an anime of this. A guy and girl make a childhood promise, and the guy grows up to be a perverted stalker who begins harassing the poor girl.
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Well ill give you my pro's and con's for it.

Pro's:
Shaft quality animation (unique, great art-style and amazing character designs)
Great characters, (Characters were all interesting, even though i wanted to punch raku in the face a few times)

Con's
The stupid promise thing and the inability of raku to ask which one of them has the key

Lmao, i wouldn't mind watching that anime. Stalker hunting down his "promised" love.
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Posted 1/14/15

AzazelOfNexium wrote:



Well ill give you my pro's and con's for it.

Pro's:
Shaft quality animation (unique, great art-style and amazing character designs)
Great characters, (Characters were all interesting, even though i wanted to punch raku in the face a few times)

Con's
The stupid promise thing and the inability of raku to ask which one of them has the key

Lmao, i wouldn't mind watching that anime. Stalker hunting down his "promised" love.


There are times when I wanna punch anyone in a show. No exceptions. No matter the gender.
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Posted 1/14/15
Depending on your childhood promises.
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Posted 1/15/15
I think everyone made childhood promises. But very few of them would have ever gone fulfilled
Posted 1/15/15
It's just the writer's idealism.

Like the guy in Love Stage, he met the girl when he was 10, and he wouldn't love anyone else until he found the girl again... but it turns out she was a guy... but he still loves him anyway. What's the chance of this happening in real life? There's more chance of world peace happening.

Some anime storyline you can't really take at face value. You just have to accept that this is anime--the land of lalaland.
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Posted 1/15/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:

It's just the writer's idealism.

Like the guy in Love Stage, he met the girl when he was 10, and he wouldn't love anyone else until he found the girl again... but it turns out she was a guy... but he still loves him anyway. What's the chance of this happening in real life? There's more chance of world peace happening.

Some anime storyline you can't really take at face value. You just have to accept that this is anime--the land of lalaland.


That's a good point there. I never thought of that, to be honest.
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Posted 1/15/15
Childhood promises would likely be viewed as "creepy" to most mainstream people, aside from the fact also that people probably don't remember anything about their childhood. F***in' NT's...
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Posted 1/15/15
Nisekoi is awesome because it subverts the trope in a way instead of following it. The story focuses more on his struggling with the promise he made while the people around him mock him for it. He thinks he knows the promised girl, and then it sets him up for failure. Repeatedly.

Even the english title that I've seen follow it (False Love) seems to indicate this is about playing the typical romantic comedy trops to the hilt, ONLY TO SHATTER THEM COMPLETELY!!!! MWAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!

So that's why I don't think Nisekoi is a good example for these sorts of conventions.

But the childhood promise thing exists in a lot of romantic comedies, In fact, as long as there's a childhood friend involved, you can almost guarantee the promise will be a part of the storyline. And it is in general, very unrealistic and foolish. you're an idiot as a child, and have the memory of a goldfish. You have less than a goldfish's intelligence at 4 years old. Nobody should try to hold to those promises nor be held accountable for them.
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Posted 1/15/15
Not if you still have honour.

People like to view themselves as separate people from when they were children but if you do so then you lose track of what you truly are. I stand by the promises I made as a child no matter how weird or outdated they are - they're what makes me me.
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If I had made a promise like that, I think it would be really cool to meet that person, and I would totally hold on to the locke, but I feel like you cant be expected to fufill it.
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Posted 1/15/15
Childhood promises can be silly.

There's an anime or two where young kids asking/telling their parents to marry them.
"Mom. When I [daughter] grow up I promise I'll marry you."


Don't tell me you never seen that scenario in an anime or two.
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Posted 1/15/15 , edited 1/15/15
I mean, come on if you know the person and you are into each other why not?
This apply to Haganai or Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
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