Why don't MCs use the power of friendship anymore?
you dont need such excessive power during daily high school life
Because it requires friends.
I just realized thats a smiley face.
Because the industry is full of people without friends, so they don't know how to write it.
Because the main demographic of anime uses the power of suicide and wishing on a magical grill to solve their problems.
In all seriousness, I imagine a good majority of persons writing and directing anime (Korean drawers need not apply) are INTP/INTJ types, just like almost everyone on here. If you place those guys in an environment without friends, they will simply just work things out on their own. Much like every MC except for a few comrades and the ever-present SO(s).
...what if you do not have friends?
Its typically considered poor writing and despite what you say it still happens a whole lot. Friendship power ups really only happen when a situation is set up where antagonists are introduced that are too strong for the main cast to beat and the writer either wants to get his way out of the situation or doesn't want to permanently boost a characters power level.
Because what's called friendship today barely qualifies compared to what friendship used to be.
>Puppetmon has no friends
>Killed by the digidestined with the crest of friendship
And I just did too thanks. God damn it dude, it was better not knowing.
Before anime had more episodes so they could establish the friendships, now since it has less instead of friendships they just get harems since it's easier to make bitches fall for mc.
Leave everything the same up till Before rukia is kidnapped.
The hollows are both humans that become monsters from staying around in the human world too long and infected by other hollows.
Hollows are attracted to humans with large amounts of spiritual talent or energy and don't oft attack them unless they are near death and want to eat them.
The infected humans who survive their near death and a hollow attack/infection become fullbringers or they live short pained lives before they become hollow humans and then full hollow.
The naturally spiratually strong become mediums who can sense spirits and fight against spirits and hollows. Like kinnoji. The quincies instead of being part of a god are instead humans who banded together and created an order/religion around battling hollows and other evil spirits.
Ichigo his sister are powerful natural mediums. Orihime also has spiritual powers she oft uses without knowing, low level clariovoyance accidentallyt healing people without knowing it.
Chad is basically monstrously strong and is actually a fullbringer from the start but doesn't know how to access his power.
Uryu is still a quincy, one of the few left in japan after they lost the war with the shinigami over the fate of humanity. He's still only moderately powerful and a total wimp by even lowlevel quincy standards.
The reason karakura town is so important is because it is both one of the places where the boundaries between the spiritworlds and the living worlds are weakest meaning that hollow infestations/infections are rampant. Which is why those places have talented and trustworth shinigamis watching over them. But unlike those other places, karakura town is different. A certain occurence happnened there that permanently weakened the the boundaries between worlds and left it as a wide gaping hole. One that has been slowly healing for centuries and one day will be healed. But till then the place is drenched with spiritual phenomenon and raw reishi.
You need power of lust now. Friendship is so 90's
friendship is old an busted, ai yo is new hotness