Ladies of the anime community, I’d like you to take a look at this picture for a moment:
For those not in the know, this is a picture of Kunimitsu Tezuka, a tennis player from the Prince of Tennis anime/manga. Now, after taking a good look at the guy, I have but one question to ask you: Would you go out with him? And while you you’re pondering that, allow the fact that he’s 14 years old fumble around in your head as well.
Yes. The guy you’re currently looking at is nothing more than a middle schooler, you crib robbing sickos!!
Age is just a number is a slogan that anime had adopted for quite a while now, especially with the advent of…shudders…Loli characters. You know, those female characters who look like they should still be learning their ABC’s but are somehow old enough to get a learner’s permit…
Those wretched, vile creatures aside, I’ve noticed over time that a significant amount of anime characters rarely look the age they claim to be. And it’s not just with teenagers and other young folk. Even some supposedly older characters make me do a double take when I find out just got old they really are. For example:
Do the creators of Bakuman really expect me to believe this broad is 40? Are you kidding me?! She doesn’t look a day over 25 and they know it! And what about Luffy from One Piece? Even after that huge time skip in the series he STILL looks like a high schooler getting ready for midterms. I can understand the whole age thing being used for comedic purposes, but other times it’s just mind-boggling. Not tear your hair out maddening like traps, but it does throw you off sometimes.
I think it’s mostly a shounen/shojo thing. Like every one of those types of anime I’ve watched had a cast mostly consisting of teenagers or pre-teens. You know, cause angsty, chemically unbalanced human beings are the type of folks that I want saving the world! Seriously, why is it that destiny never settles for a 30 something hero who has a good hold on how the world works? How many times do we have to watch one of these emotionally constipated nut jobs make a decision based on their hormones that ultimately dooms us all before we stop putting our trust in those twerps?!
Now that I think about it… Why aren’t there more adult harem anime? Not adult as in sex and what not. Harem anime where the cast is made up of adults and not middle/high schoolers. I don’t think there’s EVER been one of those. What? Do people think that irrationality of finding love dies off when you hit 18? It that was the case I would’ve had a girlfriend by now!
Ugh… Maybe I’m just making s mountain out of a mole hill. As stated before, it’s not THAT big of an annoyance. Just one of those talking points that always seem to buzz about my brains. Let’s just hope that whole Loli nonsense finally dies out and we can get back to knowing just how old people really are.
I’m NEETaku and this was Just… My 2 Cents!