In anime, how do you tell how attractive a girl is supposed to be? I know we have personal tastes in designs, but how should we percieve their attractiveness in canon?
Do we just go off other characters comments, or should we assume that most named girls are above average until informed otherwise?
I always assume every anime girl is average looking unless someone specifically says "Oh my god ____-chan is so attractive, she's like an angel/She's the school beauty/She has both looks and intelligence" or something along those lines.
It makes it a lot easier to understand why these seemingly 10/10 goddesses can get ignored so easily by beta MCs and other males in the background.
They kind of have to because otherwise they all look about the same. You can miss some plot points and characterization if you don't understand how attractive people are supposed to be.
I guess, but should we default assume girls are average? I mean, harem is most obvious example. Ojou type typically gets all the praise, but should we assume everyone else is beneath her? Akeno for example has everyone falling all over her. But does that mean asia is meh tier, or is it simply her posistion in the school as an unofficial idol?
Been a while since I saw DxD but I'm pretty sure Asia was always treated as average by everyone. I remember most of the other girls getting a lot of praise and admiration from pretty much everyone else.
Also remember that transfer students, ojou-samas and foreigners always get bonuses to their attractiveness due to how "unique" they are.
Just look at them. Pic related, a girl obviously meant to be a stunning beauty.
Anime tells you right away who the ugly girls are