Why are slice-of-life anime characters always running late?
It's just embreaded into the genre. Don't think about it to hard or you might jam your mental processes. Thinking about these things is a great way to make your brain break, fast.
I'll give you the attention you wanted.
Because they live such comfy, mellow lives they lose track of time.
No need to butter me up.
oh god someone make this intoa gif
He's right you know. Most of the time SOL shows dont have much thought behind them
For the most part any interaction that has something of substance is just forced writing
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To give them a reason to run so they can bump into the mysterious transfer student
You don't sem to know what SOL is.
Are you confusing it with school-based rom-com's?
Comfy as Fuck
You know its actually all over the place now that I think about it a bit more, cause it shows up in Shonen shows as well (though the only example that leaps to mind is the original series of Pokemon)
>confuses school comedies with slice-of-life.
Mushishi, Natsume Yuujinchou and Aria are all examples of slice-of-life. Nobody runs with bread.
yes he is
So you need to have your characters meet yeah? How do you go about doing that? You have them bump into each other.
How do you have them bump into each other? Well why not just have them literally bump into each other while turning a corner or something. Sounds great right? All you need now is a reason for one of them to be running and being late is probably the first one that comes to mind for a lot of people, especially so since most anime have a school setting and it just naturally fits.
Even better if one of the characters is transferring in since it gives them something to go off of when they inevitably meet again.
It's all for the sake of convenience.
Go be fat somewhere else Sonico.
That's pretty uninspired.
But then I guess most romcoms are like 99% generic cliche bullshit.
they wont catch their pika pika mirai else
No, they're not.