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Gohan and Goten. Well, most of the time, at least.
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A lot:
Yuuji (Shakugan no Shana)
Illya (Fate/Kaleid)
Akane and Haruka (Rumbling Hearts)
Nagisa (Clannad)
Kyousuke and Kirino (Oreimo)
Kyosuke and Rin (Little Busters)
Shikamaru (Naruto)
Nagasumi (My Bride is a Mermaid)
And the list goes on...if we were talking strictly about main characters however it would be a different story...
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A lot:
Yuuji (Shakugan no Shana)
Illya (Fate/Kaleid)
Akane and Haruka (Rumbling Hearts)
Nagisa (Clannad)
Kyousuke and Kirino (Oreimo)
Kyosuke and Rin (Little Busters)
Shikamaru (Naruto)
Nagasumi (My Bride is a Mermaid)
And the list goes on...if we were talking strictly about main characters however it would be a different story...


Well the thing is it is USUALLY the protagonist that suffers from parental neglect.

If you look at Harry Potter. Hermoine, Ron, Malfoy, pretty much everyone aside from Harry had a happy a family. I think part of it is that it's supposed to make the main character feel even more left out.

If you look at Fate, Shiro's parents and his foster father are dead.
Tomoya's mother is dead in Clannad and his Father kind of neglects him.
Riki's parents died in Little Busters
Naruto's parents are both dead

Usually the rule is :
Comedy - Both Parents Live Happily
Drama - Something happens to at least one of the parents or their relationship sometime during the course of the story.
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Anime where both parents appear on screen: (besides those mentioned so far)

Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka: The Nagase siblings' parents both are seen kicking ass and taking names on several occasions.

SA: Special A: Hikari's parents are both still living together; Kei's parents are still married and in love, although they keep separate households (for other reasons)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Haruka's parents both appear regularly. (Yuuto's parents are said to be "always working and never home, but are in theory still married and living together)

Ah My Goddess: Keiichi's parents both make an appearance, and are both clearly in love with each other.

Ai Yori Aoshi: Aoi's parents appear on camera as a married couple. (Kaoru's parents are dead.)

Itazaru na Kiss: Naoki's parents are still happily married (Kotoko's father is a widower)

Kare Kano: Yukino's parents are happily married (Arima's parents never married in the first place)

Sword Art Online: Both of Asuna's parents appear, in different episodes, and are still married; Suguha's parents are both referenced as being alive and married, and the mother appears (Kirito is an orphan).

Bunny Drop: Daikichi's parents are happily married (although clearly Rin's family situation is... complicated)

Aishiteruze Baby: Kippei not only lives with his own parents, but also one set of still-married grandparents seems to live very close. (Yuzu's father is dead, as is Kokoro's mother)

Familiar of Zero: Louise's parents are both seen on camera, and married (Saito's parents are never seen, but apparently are also still married and alive).

There are a number of anime where the parents of the protaganist are referenced as being alive, but never appear on camera (either one or both). This includes:

Golden Time (Banri)
A Bridge to the Starry Sky (Hoshino)
Myself; Yourself (Sana)
ef: Tale of Memories (Hiro)
Amagami SS (Junichi)
Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions (Yuta)
Bakemonogatari (Araragi)

All of which is to say that it isn't too uncommon for an anime to have a happy family situation--it's just that the happy family situation is often a contrast to another character's unhappy family situation.
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Trunks, Vegeta and Bulma are happliy together, most of the time.
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Sorata from The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
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mnmike wrote:

Anime where both parents appear on screen: (besides those mentioned so far)

Golden Time (Banri)

Bakemonogatari (Araragi)

All of which is to say that it isn't too uncommon for an anime to have a happy family situation--it's just that the happy family situation is often a contrast to another character's unhappy family situation.


I think both of Banri's parents appear in the final episode don't they? I don't remember.

Does Araragi's father ever show up? I know his mother makes an appearance.
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Umi's lovey-dovey parents in Magic Knight Rayearth
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Issei from Highschool DxD
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Honaka (Love Live!)
Kyosuke, Kirino, Manami, Ruri/Kuroneko (Oreimo)
Nanako (Locodol)
Nagisa (AKB0048)
Kaori (Your Lie in April)
Nozomi (Rolling Grls)
Touko (Glasslip)
Hana (Hana Yamata)
Kazunari (Kawai Complex Guide)
Yuugo, Aki, Ichirou, Tamako (Silver Spoon)
Sei (Gundam Build Fighters)
Aoi (Encouragement of Climb)
Well, last line on the text entry box without scrolling, so that'll have to do.
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Asuna's parents are together in SAO
I suppose Yui's are too, since its Asuna and Kirito. lol
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I think both of Banri's parents appear in the final episode don't they? I don't remember.

Does Araragi's father ever show up? I know his mother makes an appearance.


I'm pretty sure just Banri's mom shows up in the anime. It's possible the dad is on camera at some point but has no dialogue, and so I don't remember him. They both do appear (much more prominently throughout) in the LNs.

Araragi's parents are both referenced, and you're right that his mom does make an appearance--I had forgotten that. I don't remember the dad ever showing up... but the way it's filmed, it's possible he's shown and didn't leave an impression. (There are many characters in that anime that are shown only in silhouette, or only from behind, or only from shadow, or only their legs, or whatever...)
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I guess it's kinda rare when i think about it.
Well, something has to create the plot...

(Araragi, though i think only his mother has made a appearance)
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Rito and Mikan from To Love Ru

They are together, they just work in different places. They do show up together on Mikan's birthday though.
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Gohan, Goten, Bulma, Trunks, Pan, Maron. That covers all the Dragon Ball characters.

5 minutes of thinking... Well shit...
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