What is the best confession of love in anime?
I am Ruplong, the Avenger of Samples.
the one that leaves the MC keeling over with a heart attack
Anything that is not the generic "(I've been watching you for 3 years and )I love you so please date me" confessions. Does it actually work like that in Japan? I mean, I thought people actually get to know each other before dating and/or declaring love. At least that is how this part of the world works.
So, any confession that has developement before it. The best example that gets to my mind is from Ef - Tale of Memories, Hiro's and Miyako's confession.
And I kinda liked the confession in The Garden of Sinners too.
In the West, dating goes:
become acquainted -> fool around -> hey we're dating -> relationship.
In Japan, it goes
become acquainted -> get to know each other -> declare relationship -> if it is good, fool around
One that ends in a heart attack
>In Japan, it goes
>become acquainted -> get to know each other -> Go through aminu style drama -> scream i love you -> take 5 years to hold hands
Some girls are slutty, but others recognize that it severely limits their marriage options to be known to be slutty. PDA is a no-no.
It isn't quite that bad.
At least, my Japanese Christmas cake girlfriend made out with me on the second date. We aren't in Japan and she still is not comfortable with more than holding hands in public.
Do japs do anything in public?
Hold hands or hugging (in moderation) is okay, anything more is too lewd.
>In Japan it goes
>Girls/boys are gross -> Sex is overrated -> I'll just live alone and occasionally chill with my bros/bffs
they do stuff in a one-way-mirror box with a peep window for the girl to stick their head out.
Both scenes ended up being unforgettable.
God did AO really screw up. What a terrible sequel.
Don't watch this if you never saw E7 it's a rather huge deal
I personally love this one from Kimi ni Todoke.
Mamiko Noto's performance as Sawako always warms my heart.
When was the last time a dangerous enemy was defeated by the love in their own heart?
I don't think there is a big difference in the two processes that you wrote down. Or more like the (as you called it) Japanese way is just a more mature way that does not seem out of place in my country.
But you answered my question, so the typical anime bullshit romance is just bullshit and has almost nothing to do with Japanese dating culture. Thank God.
Sora in YnS
I'll simplify, but I doubt it's actually like that, you can find both in both places:
West: fool around -> declare relationship
East: declare relationship -> fool around
Spice & Wolf did it pretty cool, if not for the peculiar circumstances.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumya.
Oreimo has all the confessions you need.
It depends. Sure there are a lot of trashy girls in the west, but there are pure 3D girls.
For me it was
become aquainted > go on dates > hey we're dating > kissing > fooling around
Not really. Most Japanese chicks are down to bang on date 2 or 3, but just want to keep it on the dl (love hotels exist for a reason).
Anime is mostly targeted at youth and guys not getting laid, so it's not about to tell them "relationships and sex are easy, you just suck at it" and instead pretends that things are super hard/difficult.