If you are reading the Kagerou Days manga and have not looked at the LNs, you have probably misinterpreted the character of Hiyori and Hibiya.
Hiyori is a school idol and a horrible bitch. This trip she is on is against her parent's wishes. She is the second born daughter to a wealthy family, with over a 20 year age gap between her and her older sister. Her older sister ran away from home before Hiyori was born, and passed away before they ever met.
Hibiya is Hiyori's self proclaimed "biggest fan" and has made 40 stuffed dolls in her likeness, which are arranged in a big circle at his house and he says good morning to them every day. He hates his village and thinks Hiyori is the only good thing about it. His parents discipline him by locking him outside of the house and letting him fight off the wildlife.
It kinda sounds like the author is trying way too hard.
>His parents discipline him by locking him outside of the house and letting him fight off the wildlife.
That sounds manly as fuck.
It's a comedy. This isn't some serious story that provides deep insight into the damaged minds of child abuse victims.
Well it clearly didn't help if he lets himself get bullied by a little girl.