Anonymous 2021-05-29 (Sat) 10:40:45 No. 7838
School represents the last time people could have fun without having any responsibility other than studying. Many Japanese didn't have a nice time in high school due the pressure of exams and getting into university, then there's bullying, heartbreaks and so on. An idealized high school life might be entertaining to watch, both for adults who slave away every day and for teenagers, after all there a lot of different genre you can set in a school, it's a very versatile setting.
Personally, I wish there were more anime and manga set during university years because that's actually when Japanese people have fun: they can finally drink, smoke, drive and have all kind without too much pressure (no one studies in university in Japan, unless they study medicine). I'd even appreciate more work settings if they weren't so boring and repetitive.
Anonymous 2021-05-29 (Sat) 12:47:28 No. 7839
The malleability of school setting to appropriate any other setting or genre.
Another reason is we don't really have any many places of Socialization outside of school setting in modern world.
Anonymous 2021-05-29 (Sat) 15:20:28 No. 7842
>Do anime ever make more than passing attempts at portraying so called "adulthood" as a future to be excited about? There's plenty.
Anonymous 2021-05-31 (Mon) 12:39:24 No. 7871
The japanese government wants to keep their citizens complacent
so they keep having japan forcing the school setting into everything
Anonymous 2021-05-31 (Mon) 22:36:53 No. 7873
>>7837 >It cannot just be that the target audience is mostly children
children don't want to watch some office worker typing on a computer, shuffling papers, attending meetings or making phone calls all day. who would want to watch that?
Anonymous 2021-05-31 (Mon) 23:21:00 No. 7879
But the target audience for a lot of anime is teenagers and young adults.
Anonymous 2021-06-01 (Tue) 02:18:05 No. 7880
To relive their happiest years.
Anonymous 2021-06-01 (Tue) 05:27:39 No. 7881
High school is considered your most formative life stage in Japan, I've heard. Sounds awful, like everything after is just a mediocre dessert
Anonymous 2021-06-01 (Tue) 05:53:30 No. 7883
Maybe because Japan has such an oppressive work culture that the student life is seen as the prime of their life in terms of freedom from expected responsibility. Even when it's fetishized it's for the same reason.
Anonymous 2021-06-01 (Tue) 06:37:48 No. 7884
When I found out about it I was shocked as well.
7ko 2021-06-01 (Tue) 07:16:49 No. 7886
Presumably, the hardest parts are the college entrance exams in high school, so it could be that once actually in university, college, or other higher education it gets much more relaxed for mostly everyone.
Anonymous 2021-06-01 (Tue) 08:05:31 No. 7887
When I talked to Japanese about university they all said it was easy and relaxed, with very high (90-99%) passing rates for exams. I only had one exam that was this easy in my career, they were shocked to hear that I had exams with 30% passing rate (in humanities!)
7ko 2021-06-01 (Tue) 08:30:55 No. 7888
Actually, the high school years there are said to be quite stressful and difficult, so perhaps it is a kind of cope, although school is probably a happier time than adulthood for the most part as it seems it is everywhere.
Anonymous 2021-06-02 (Wed) 05:53:49 No. 7906
Sort of a fantasy rebellion then maybe?
7ko 2021-07-21 (Wed) 08:42:26 No. 8934
Yeah, perhaps that may be part of it.
Anonymous 2021-08-01 (Sun) 02:15:18 No. 9182
No one said pedophilia yet, in the thread, which is a little bit of a surprise.
Anonymous 2021-08-01 (Sun) 02:34:15 No. 9183
Because most SoL and school shit is set in High School, where there are no lolis and so no pedoshit.
Anonymous 2021-08-11 (Wed) 05:38:21 No. 9460
Anonymous 2021-08-11 (Wed) 05:42:04 No. 9462
Did this post get deleted or what?
Anonymous 2021-08-12 (Thu) 03:57:31 No. 9478
Adulthood is misery until you are old and then you're even more miserable because your body degrades into a prison. Thank God we die.
Anonymous 2021-08-12 (Thu) 04:44:26 No. 9479
I love the suburb setting with ramen stores and manga shops
And the homes are so cozy with that heater everybody sits together at School setting is so fucking boring Unique IPs: 1