The science of the "back seat by the window" anime cliche explained!
Posted 8/21/15
Shamelessly stolen from Reddit ---

https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/36nux2/infographic_for_ranime_why_the_back_seat_by_the/

It seems almost every single high school or school anime has the MC sitting in the back seat, by the window. It's also called "the Important seat".

It's become a cliche or trope, but there are different reasons behind it.

The full infographic will be placed as a link at the end.


1. To minimize the effort of background and extras. Who needs them right!

2, It allows the artists to show environments with little effort. Such as the nice trees or the track.

3. The window position allows for nice lighting and effects, as well as the exterior of the school, so you can see it all (aka exposition)

4. Most importantly, it can be used to create important events, or plot points i.e. ---



So it turns out, that there are some very good reasons behind this and why the oh so special Main character always sits in the back seat, by the window.

http://i.imgur.com/GF1zG2h.jpg <--------------
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Posted 8/21/15
And let's not forget there's way more space in the back for ecchi moments.
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Posted 8/21/15 , edited 8/21/15
Oh. I always thought it was because there is something comforting about taking the back corner seats. I usually sat in the back to be as far away from attention as possible. This usually meant I ended up in the back corners. Since there's a door on one side, I usually sat on the other side. Back seat by the window.

IF there was a window. There usually wasn't.
Posted 8/21/15 , edited 8/21/15
Who the fuck pays attention to that? lol.
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Posted 8/21/15
I figured it was just cause it's the best seat but that makes sense
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Posted 8/21/15
I always just assumed it was the best seat as well. Two secure sides, farthest from the door and full view of the room.
Posted 8/21/15
The back seat is the best seat bc the teacher can't catch me texting in class as easily.
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Posted 8/21/15
Makes sense.
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Posted 8/21/15
It's always been the best seat, unless the AC broke, then it became hell.
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Posted 8/21/15
Hah. Manga note.
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Posted 8/22/15
It's the loner/observer's seat. Makes the MC stand out from the crowd. Or maybe it's to stay as far away from school lessons (reality) as possible when the fantasy story is told from the MC's pov.
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