Explain something to me /a/.
Why do 95% of these anime shows feature teenagers? Teenagers in high school, teenagers in the army, teenagers piloting giant mecha cyber-angels and fucking their tsundere pilot girlfriends?
Is it the general audience for the shows? Is it that no one gives a shit about writing for/about older adults, trying something new? Is it market share and just business to cater to 8-18 year olds? What?
Little girls make my penis harder than old hags.
Because teens are sexier
1. The adult life in Japan is so, so shitty people tends to idealize the high school days.
2. Anime is a form of escapism for said unhappy, miserable adults.
3. The japanese believe youth is the only age where human beings are worth anything (do you think the whole "christmas cake" thing is a joke?) and the adult age is the end. That's why the heroes saving the world are young kids, teenagers or 18-20something adults.
tl;dr Japanese people are fucked on the head.
The target audience is teenagers and people who wish they could relive their teenage years.
Gee, I wonder.
Devil trips confirms
High school is a transitional period of time for people. It's the end of childhood, the time of first love and the beginning of choices to determine your future.
Because I missed out, OP.
Cause having a bad teenager life leads to wanting to see one
>It's the end of childhood, the time of first love and the beginning of choices to determine your future.
Childhood never truly ends until you yourself decides it does. Unless you get some girl pregnant and are forced to take responsibility.
Can you elaborate on how adult life in Japan is shitty? I'm don't idealize Japan over U.S life, and realize they have their own issues, but is it really that bad? I don't see how they could be any worse off than people in the U.S given our levels of crime, poverty, lack of culture and unemployment, and yet we don't make adult life out to be complete shit
If you really care enough, go watch this documentary.
Be warned though, the film crew is biased as fuck.
Hyper-stifling polite life where even simple grammar is rife with possible rude interpretations and social consequence. Excessive work-life leading to burnout. Men desperately sexless and women desperately housewife-ing. Lack of opportunity. Inflating yen. Growing up in permanent recession and now living it. Insularity. Political fuckery contributing to a sense of resignation.
That's what I've got so far in a few Google searches.
Work life particularly. Imagine finishing work at 8 pm. This is before the "optional" (read: expected professionally and culturally) social drinking with bosses in coworkers for 4-5 hours afterwards. As a result, you spend 13-16 hours a day with people you probably hate for a family you will never see.
Teenagers/children are the easiest to write and are great for getting an easy emotional response from the viewer/reader.
>Setting could be a high school, which most people take for granted and where a lot of activity and human interaction happens. Plots write themselves and are easy to entertain with the right cast of characters.
>Teenagers have little life experience, giving plenty of room to develop and grow as a series progresses
>If they do anything stupid, then they can get sympathy from the viewer as you can relate to any stupid shit you did when you were young. Either that, or you can easily excuse their naivety on their youth.
There's no such man who would prefer an old hag over a high school girl
Because target demographic + best time of their life.
None of the target audience ever mentally progress beyond their freshman year of high school.
Americans trully are idiotic, arent you.
Everyone keeps saying this but I don't really notice it living here. Unemployment is extremely low and everything is pretty much in order.
Most adults are just too serious and plain, I wouldn't want to watch something like that. I'd be fine with adult characters if they were cute and fun though.
Because the Japanese value youth.
The same reason why nearly everything Disney makes features teenagers in it. It's fucking cartoons, stop pretending it's some sort of deep and sophisticated work of art.
Adult life in Japan is dull and boring and it drives a lot of people to suicide.
Only boring people complain about being bored. Life is going to be dull unless you make it fun.
Japan was on the way to becoming the economic superpower of the world, and then their stock market crashed. They may have low unemployment, but they don't have that super great economic growth from back then.
>Japan was on the way to becoming the economic superpower of the world, and then their stock market crashed
It happened to Murrica. It happened to Japan. Now it's happening in China and India.
IT CAN'T BE HELPED
No, their stock market readjusted to reflect reality. It was clearly a bubble.
Teenager girls are hot.
You can more believably write teenagers to act both mature and childish depending how you see fit in which scene.
Used goods, women are stuck in relationships by 20 and have no time for hijinks.
>teenagers piloting giant mecha cyber-angels and fucking their tsundere pilot girlfriends
But Shinji never fucked anyone
and Asuka wasn't tsundere
Jesus. So the Japanese are fucked because their culture encourages them not to fuck. How backwards is that? Their culture is too rigid to meld and mix with others, cutting off immigration vectors. Their conservative values prevent them from relaxing their lives enough to think about having children. As a young person, that documentary reinforced one thing for me. Fuck old people. They hamper us economically. And any bullshit about "superior" wisdom and such can be easily replaced with the internet and modern tech, most of which they don't even use.
Old conservatives want to keep their money and fuck over the younger generation. Whereas the youthful liberals are encouraged to do better than the elderly and fuck them over for their money in turn. That's how it's supposed to be and is in damn near every 1st world country. But no, not these faggots in Japan.
What the flying hell. Normally I only browse /a/ for my softcore fetishes, but this just disgusts me. Is this really what the descendants of the Samurai have become? A bunch of impotent moonspeaking wetbags? With women and men that hate each other no less. That shit ain't natural. At least in their last hours of cultural significance they produce tons of great cheap porn.
White folks will probably be wiped out for similar birth rate problems as the japanese. But at least our countries will be carried on by the remaining fertile groups.
Guess it's true the meek will inherit the earth. Congrats blacks, spics, sandniggers and ambiguously browns. One day when it's all one world, one giant sexy ubermensch culture, our girlls will be nothing but delicious brown girls with sexy child-bearing hips.
Thank god the sexually restrained homogenous cultures will all die.
On a positive note for those of you that were smart to skip all that bullshit up there, try hentai2read & Ehentai for all your manga pron needs! Fakku's good too. Also hentai-stigma and hentaigasm for animated stuff.
>Guess it's true the meek will inherit the earth. Congrats blacks, spics, sandniggers and ambiguously browns.
Are you sure you want that to happen? By that time the world will become dumb and technology could stop progressing then cults/religion will rise again. The world can't continue without white folks.
>White folks will probably be wiped out for similar birth rate problems as the japanese. But at least our countries will be carried on by the remaining fertile groups.
Are you retarded? How can morons carry on advanced industrial societies, how could they even be called "us" by the same name?
>not even once
All the whites will flee to Russia and alongside China they will exterminate the browns and divide the world between them
Oh, good, It's Casual shithead that knows nothing about anime is complaining about the industry thread #192384098234.
I missed the other 10 that got posted in past six hours. Fuck off and go watch Adventure Time, apparently anime isn't your thing.
Seriously, these threads are garbage.
Teenagers are the most marketable. No demographic is driven away by them. Why would you use characters that don't appeal to everyone when you could tell the same story with characters that do appeal to everyone?