The reason why is because they show young people doing things that are way more mature beyond their age. Like if they're in high school, they're doing adult stuff already. And if they're young adults, they're supposed to be super successful. And I hate how it says that high school years are the best years of your life. They weren't for me, since I was bullied heavily in school.
It doesn't happen to people like me who are late bloomers. I didn't make my first friend until I was 18. I didn't learn to drive until age 19. And I didn't graduate college until age 23. And I, at age 26, am currently in graduate school. And I do not expect to become a full professional until I'm about 35.
I hate how anime makes everyone a young prodigy and doesn't show the late bloomers like myself. I mean, Gundam Wing has 15-year-old Heero Yuy piloting a massive mecha called the Wing Zero, that's how ridiculous it looks.
Now about what I like: Star Trek. Star Trek is something that I highly relate to, since it seems more practical and realistic, using hard work, intelligence, and diplomacy, instead of stupid magic. And the best part is that it has adults in their 30's and 40's as the main characters. And sounds weird, but I relate to older characters more than younger ones.
Does anyone else feel this way?
Most Helpful Girl
Well you also have to remember too that your basically saying you hate all animations and comic books. So you have to properly say that you hate all things that are Japanese animations and comics. Its not weird. But you also need to understand that Japanese culture have children understand sex and adult things at a very young age. They are far more mature than anywhere else in America and some cultures. Plus their is a good amount of anime that shows adults like Cowboy Bebop as an example. You just have to find them. But the issue is some adult anime and manga may not be your taste either.
Also with the Gundam reference. In the future, its younger people are able to live longer than adults and can process information better. That has some truth to it. Now kids today are more tech savvy and practically know everything depending on how you were raised and were educated from. And the thing is in Japan, a lot of young adults do become successful. Why do you think Japan is also advanced in their technology. Meanwhile our technology is nowhere near as advanced as theirs and they are a few decades ahead of us.
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Most Helpful Guy
A lot of manga does skew the responsibilities people have. It seems to be more prevalent today. Most of my favorite animes and manga the main characters are adults. Things like the original gundam vs newer ones show the difference. In the original Amuro was a 15 year old kid but he was also at times treated like a kid and acted spoiled so it seemed more real. In newer animes the main character will be the same age but he's for whatever reason given complete control and respect by everyone. It's super unrealistic and it's causing a lot of people to be awkward in real life because they act the way people in modern animes act which is not how real humans act.