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Is anyone genuinely happy that almost every slice of life/romance

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Is anyone genuinely happy that almost every slice of life/romance anime that is airing for the last couple of years is about boys and girls in high school? Isn't anyone getting bored by this shit?
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>>122580232
Boys and girls generally go to highschool. It comes with the territory of characters that age.
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Club member SoL's tend to be the best though.
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there needs to be more SOL shows about an MC and his gender-bent self
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What's the alternative, OP? If it's about boys and girls in some fantasy world, there are tons of that too.
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The majority of anime is aimed at boys and girls in high school.
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>>122580232
Pretty much this >>122580580. Also, high school romance still evokes the illusion of 'purity' and 'first love' shit that Japan seems to like so much.

On the other hand, there are some amazing SoL manga on adult couples/working lives and such, but I guess they wouldn't sell well as anime.
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>>122580232
>last couple of years
Got news for ya.
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>>122580232
>>122580580
I get that high school kids watch more anime than adults so that's their target demographic, but honestly I didn't get into anime until I was already an adult so I'd definitely like to see more serious/realistic shows.
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>>122580402
Yes, but romance/slice of life doens't have to be about students.
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>>122580232
You have Shirobako this season even though there's no romance. Like >>122580580 said, it's mostly aimed at high schoolers so you should be happy with what you get.
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>>122580232
Before high school the characters are too young and awkward for romance, it works for SoL though. After high school the girls are sluts so who cares
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>>122581254

>but honestly I didn't get into anime until I was already an adult
>didn't even go through an ultra embarrassing teenage weaboo phase

scrub
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>>122580232
Maybe anime is not for you anymore.
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>>122581330
Not him but I despised the weeaboo kids in high school which is why I never watched it back then even though I browsed 4chan every day. They were scum, I tell ya.
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>>122581289
True, it could be about adults. But if you're marketing to teens you generally make your characters teens for most projects.
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>>122581254
>anime
>realistic/serious
You picked the wrong medium. Go read books or manga if you want that. There are various 'serious' anime shows, but it's small minority and it doesn't look like it's going to change any time soon.
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Wouldnt mind another workplace romance anime.
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>>122581330
Gotta say it's probably more embarrassing when people ask what my hobbies are now.
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>>122581486

I was never turbo weeb, but in junior high, i did cross the threshold here and there.

In highschool, I learned to keep my power level down more and more until eventually bad experiences with normals gave me severe social anxiety in general.
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Only depressing shows like Welcome to the NHK work with adults. Adulthood is the time when you're no longer supposed to have fun on this planet. Your life is practically over. You're now a drone; a cog in the machine. Your only escape from this depressing hamster wheel is fiction. Do you really want the fictional stories to be about the sad and pathetic life you try to escape from? Of course not! You want stories about young people who still have fun so you can vicariously relive your lost youth.
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>>122581502
I do both of those as well.

>There are various 'serious' anime shows, but it's small minority
Yes and that small minority is generally brilliant and I wish there were more of it. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the less serious stuff, even some high school SoL if it strikes my fancy. Just saying I would appreciate more adult themed shows, not that I expect it. If anything the lack of makes the few that are out there even more enjoyable.
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>>122581883
>small minority is generally brilliant

Mind to name a few examples?
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And anime adaption of picture related would be nice.
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>>122581853
Nah, that's only if you've given up on life and that's a choice that you make, it has nothing to do with it being just the way things are. Have a little faith anon.
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High school is where most things could happen. In high school you're forced to interact with a lot of different people your age every single day, and dating them is not discouraged, and you can goof off and still get by.

As an adult, where could you get that really?
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>>122581949
Texhnolyze and Grave of the Fireflies are the first to come to mind.
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>>122582342
University, work, hobbies, travel, internet.
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>>122582398
>internet

You want a show about somebody browsing the internet?
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When was the last time the main character of a show was someone in his 30s or older?
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>>122582526
>Cute girls browsing /a/, the anime
I would watch the shit out of it.
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>>122582526

Sasami-san?
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>>122582650
I wouldn't
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>>122580580
>>122580402
It's not even the fact that it's about teenagers for teenagers in particular. It's the fact that it's about teenagers in the same goddamn high school with the same fucking Japanese uniforms doing the same things all the fucking time. Are there SoL anime about university life or american high schools? Fuck that shit, Honey and Clover is probably the only one.
What about middle school? What about summer camp?
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>>122582398
>university
maybe at the beginning, but if you're serious at all, work begins to take a lot of your time away. Plus you're all on different schedules

>work
usually busy and have an overbearing boss who can fire you if you're wasting company time, which can seriously impact your life. No time to goof around really. Dating is discouraged.

>hobbies
Probably, but the time window is limited, this would come after work/school, so there's not a ton of time to explore there.

Face it, high school is literally the most logical place to set a SoL anime, unless you know what you're doing or are specifically using the setting for a reason (Working, SxS, Shirobako, Golden Time, Nodame Cantabile)
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>>122580232
It only really wears on me when it's a bad series, if it's good I don't really mind.
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I like it. Slice of life is supposed to be about cute girls doing cute things.

If you got a problem with slice of life, don't watch it. Go play your games, watch tv, or talk to your friends. I will enjoy SoL shows because I dont do any of those three above.
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Someone post that CS Lewis quote.
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>>122582715
Why are you watching shows you know you'll hate.
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>>122581306
>shitobako
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Do you realize OP that anime is meant for teenagers? And do you realize teenage is only a stage in a man's life? Do you realize you're not supposed to watch anime your whole life but artist still have to create new materials for teenagers in order to keep on making money?
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>>122582342

Ah, an elredly home. Those old people would have a lot of free time and they are forced to interact in contained area. Also, you could have ending with every girl winning, one after one.
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>>122582709
>cute
That being does not identify as such.

>>122582610
No idea, but I finished Usagi Drop recently and I'm pretty sure he guy was in his 30s. which added to the controversial time skip in the manga[
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>>122582526
S2 any minute now.
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>>122582764

No. It's stupid and self-contradictory.
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>>122582782
Hoping for something new and unique such as Haruhi, that's going to revolutionize the genre.
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>>122582715
Why would they make an anime about American high schools? No body in America makes anything about American high schools cause american high schools suck.
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>>122582854
>not supposed to
why not?
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>>122582526

The person could download and watch cute SoL anime. That would be pretty interesting.
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What about a slice of life with a yandere and the pun is always that someone gets killed
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>>122580580
Why would high schoolers watch stuff about high schoolers?


If anything, they want something that takes them OUT of high school. High school SoLs are primarily for those that want to relive those days as a student.
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>>122582923
You're supposed to move on to better things such as literature.
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>>122582858
>SoL about cute grannies doing cute things

Not sure if watch.
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>>122581853
>Shows abouts adults aren't good!

Well what the hell do you make of the topics that good literature or film try to tackle?
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>>122582903
Kyoani will find a way.
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>>122583031

>Nee nee, my knees hurt, kiss them, onee-san.
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>>122583009
But I do. I just read literature AND watch anime.
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Setting is important, but characters and character interaction are what make or break it.
Anyways there are a lot of good SoL lately that have interesting settings, like Strasburg and the rural countryside, that don't focus on school-life.
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Who the fuck cares? Every fucking day seriously.
It's about well written shows/manga. Each and every single scenario can be good if someone with a decent understanding of writing in general is working on it. You fags need to fuck off and stop thinking about scenarios.
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>>122583181
Sounds promising, not sure how they would handle the occasional deaths and the alzheimer though.
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>>122582610
Hard to say, since exact ages aren't readily available for everyone. Ginko and Decim have unnaturally white hair, so it's hard to say how old they're supposed to be.

I see lots of protags in their 20s, though.
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>>122583288

It'd add depth in the series. Who said this was going to be a fun show?
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>>122583288
Alzheimer would be moe as fuck, what are you talking about?
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>>122581199
SHIROBAKO is selling like hotcake.
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>>122583440

Could alzheimer-dere be a new type of anime girl? I mean obaa-san who switches between forgeting about the mc and being sweet for him/her/it?
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>>122580232
Go watch Golden Time.
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Because adults are boring and by extension shows about adults doing nothing are boring.

A teenaged girl who acts like a retard is funny, an adult woman who acts like a retard is just embarrassing.
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>>122583503
There is no romance in Shirobako as far as I know. Not saying that there is no non-high school SoL, but those that exist seldom involve romance.
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>>122583566
This could totally work actually.
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>>122582715
>middle school
>yuru yuri
>NNB
>gochiusa

Summer camp, tons of SoL have them. Watch more anime?
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>>122583593
Ghost Banri pls. That show was shit.
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After high school your average jap goes into an university, graduates quickly and then works 12 hours a day

and your average anime watcher just becomes a disgusting NEET or a part time worker at some shitty dead-end job

basically high school is the last time a jap is alive
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>>122582715
>Are there SoL anime about university life
Yes, and it was absolute garbage
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>>122583215
Did you read Infinite Jest yet?
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>>122583761
Course it was shit. Still isn't about high school and disproved OP's point.
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>>122583811
moyashimon is GOAT tho....
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>>122583811
>butthurt lindafag detected
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>>122583811

BADA TANRI
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>>122582715
>SoL anime in American high schools?
>Teenage pregnancy, drug use, poorly paid SJW's indoctrinating credulous teens, low academic expectations, shitty sports teams, etcetera...

What the fuck...
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>>122583901
Who are you quoting?
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>>122583998
based hates his own country bro
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>>122582715
>university

Yes.
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>>122583844
DFW is a spook
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>>122580497
There was a manga with this plot, a mirror takes a girl to her male versions world
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there is sol with adults not in some type school or university


you have to search for it
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>>122584297
a Rothko if you will...
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>>122582919
>No body in America makes anything about American high schools
funny
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>>122583998
yeah because Jap high schools are just full of blonde haired tsunderes, student councils that control everything, students living by themselves in apartments because "their parents have work", etc, etc
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>>122582715
>the same fucking Japanese uniforms
But I like seeing different seifuku designs in shows.
Nine times out of ten you can recognize a high-school set anime from the seifuku design alone.

Please don't say they're all the same.
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>>122582715
>same goddamn high school with the same fucking Japanese uniforms
You must be stupid.
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Why are the windows always on the left side?
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>>122584672
Just watch those Disney live-action whatevers that feature a bunch of friends running school having fun doing whatever, if you really insist on having an idealized version of American life.
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>>122585270
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>>122585663
Well, they're still always on the MC's left side.
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>>122585663
So?
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>>122585663
wow i get it
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There just was a SOL/romance about a married couple.
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>>122585802
You asked, I delivered.
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>>122585878
i do not

>>122585908
would nodame cantabile count as a SOL with grown up people?
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>>122585950
I didn't ask
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>>122585270
>>122585663
Most of the students are writing with right hand. Lighting from the left side won't create a shade.
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>>122583566
underrated post
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>>122585984
>>122586033
Then don't respond?
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>>122586044
Interesting.
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Haruhi, Kanon, Clannad.

It still seems like nothing is ever going to top these three shows.
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>>122583811
it really only turned terrible starting from the exorcist scene
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>>122586286
>Kanon

Get the fuck out of here
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>>122585983
What don't you get?
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What a useless thread.
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>>122587199
> :(
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>>122587199
Did you mean to respond to >>122586868 ?
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>>122587367
>people think anyone who isn't the bottom posts on 4chan
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>>122580232
No
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>>122580232

Japan = massive schoolgirl fetish (actually, it's the whole world but we'll gloss over that).

Anime = caters to that fetish so it sells by the shit bucket load. Supply and demand. As regards getting bored of it that's where next generation viewers come in.... the old crowd might have got bored, but they have a fresh supply, so it doesn't matter.

That's why the Simpsons has been getting renewed since 1475 in spite of the fact all the original cast has committed suicide or been given new identities.
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servant x service was shit.
golden time was shit.

guess things are fine as they are.
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>>122589962

You forgot the best sol-romance there is.
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>>122590087
true that.
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>>122580232
target audience, fucking retard
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White Album 2 Closing Chapter will save the genre
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>>122580232
> boys and girls in high school?
Guess who has the most time to watch anime?
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>>122589881
holy shit anon we had no idea
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>>122590192
the target audience of seinen series isn't high schoolers.
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The target audience of most anime isn't high schoolers. It's anyone who is unsatisfied by their current or past life and wants some escapism.

A lot of people are/were unsatisfied with their time in high school due to lack of friends, not joining any clubs, etc. and want to live an idealized version of it through the characters in these shows.
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>>122580232
Anime is YA fiction.
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I wish it was the 80s and 90s again when there was no such thing as a high school setting or school aged characters in anime. What happened to anime with REAL men and women? Is Japan really that pussified now that they have to praise school-age kids?
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>>122592674
No it is still high schoolers. just like it was high school when you started watching. Just because you are a adult that watches anime does not make you the target.
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>>122593841
>implying I started watching anime in high school
At the very least I wasn't a fan of shows based in high school until midway through college. Before that it was mostly shitty action shows.

Just because you started watching anime in high school and tie your taste with that doesn't mean that's how everyone got into it.
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>>122580232
No. I need more. I can't accept adulthood.
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>>122590245
Fuck off nigger
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