>Girl shouts "UMI DA!" as if they don't live next to the sea when it comes in to view
>End of the episode
HIKARU PLEASE. YOUR SCHOOL IS LITERALLY ON THE BEACH ACCORDING TO THIS SCENE.
Retro anime thread, I guess.
Useless Japan trivia #43:
The tourism bureau with the aid of a few psychologists decided in 1976 that having fictional characters respond positively to the ocean would have a good effect on not just internal tourism, but also attract foreigners into the country. They appealed to the government and in 1978 it was decided that for every appearance of "Umi Da", a mangaka would get the equivalent of ~$50, an anime studio would get ~$1200, a novelist would get ~$20 and live action movies could make ~$2700.
Since then, the "Umi da" has become part of popular culture. The tourism bureau has observed in 1986 that the campaign was much more successful and far-reaching than anybody had hoped. Even after the "Umi Da" benefits ran out in 1988 people would continue adding them into their works of fiction.
How much did they pay for usage of cutlet sandwich?
This one? Not a whole lot. But she gets an episode to herself that's pretty sweet.
It might have been manga-only, but there's a chapter where he goes on a date with the "good" sister without her realizing it's him (she takes off her glasses and can't see well, and he has a bit of a cold so she can't recognize his voice). He does it to make sure she has a fun, safe first date with a boy, but decades later, in hindsight, it was a forerunner of the whole imouto-incest genre.
Well, it's been literally 20 years since I read or watched either. I only remember that chapter so well because it seemed a little odd even at the time, and then when stuff like OreImo hit it reminded me of it.
>He's been thinking of this for 20 years
> in hindsight, it was a forerunner of the whole imouto-incest genre
The imouto-incest genre's pretty old.