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2nd May '16 8:51:31 AM SpaceDrake
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It's also worth pointing out that if the work is still set in Japan but not in the Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto metroplexes, and especially on Hokkaido or Kyushu, then larger houses aren't ''quite'' as completely absurd - Japan is crowded, but not so crowded that it lacks rural areas or smaller cities with somewhat less sky-high land values. ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is a good example of a work set in such a place, although even there, the huge size of the Sonozaki residence is meant to foreshadow a good deal about their nature. This is also why a number of pieces of media, like the image-header-provider Manga/CardCaptorSakura, are set in technically-made-up cities or townships - they get to ''look'' like the Tokyo metroplex in a lot of ways, but the creators can HandWave away questions about just why everyone has such big houses.

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It's also worth pointing out that if the work is still set in Japan but not in the Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto metroplexes, and especially on Hokkaido or Kyushu, then larger houses aren't ''quite'' as completely absurd - Japan is crowded, but not so crowded that it lacks rural areas or smaller cities with somewhat less sky-high land values. ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is a good example of a work set in such a place, although even there, the huge size of the Sonozaki residence is meant to foreshadow a good deal about their nature. This is also why a number of pieces of media, like the image-header-provider Manga/CardCaptorSakura, ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'', are set in technically-made-up cities or townships - they get to ''look'' like the Tokyo metroplex in a lot of ways, but the creators can HandWave away questions about just why everyone has such big houses.
20th Apr '16 10:21:37 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Honoka Yukishiro's home in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' is a traditional Japanese dwelling with a garden and walled yard, but is also located in the middle of a city; upon just seeing the gate Nagisa realizes that she's ''way'' out of her economic stratum. Same goes for Komachi's digs in [[Anime/YesPrecure5 the fourth series]].

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* Honoka Yukishiro's home in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' is a traditional Japanese dwelling with a garden and walled yard, but is also located in the middle of a city; upon just seeing the gate Nagisa realizes that she's ''way'' out of her economic stratum. Same goes for Komachi's digs in [[Anime/YesPrecure5 [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 the fourth series]].
9th Apr '16 7:55:09 PM sorako
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* The estate where Midori and her mother live in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'' is almost as large and impressive as Ayaka's.

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* The estate where Midori and her mother live in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'' ''Manga/MidoriDays'' is almost as large and impressive as Ayaka's.
9th Feb '16 5:09:41 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the also non-canon Anime/StreetFighterAlphaGenerations OVA, Gouken and Akuma's master Goutetsu lived in a huge-ass Japanese traditional complex located ''atop of a hill''. The only persons living there are these three alongside the housekeeper, a young woman named Sayaka. And a good part of the action happens in a ''very'' similar complex owned by a local OldMaster, who strikes an InterGenerationalFriendship with Ryu [[spoiler: and once was a friend of the dead Goutetsu.]]

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* In the also non-canon Anime/StreetFighterAlphaGenerations OVA, Gouken and Akuma's master Goutetsu lived in a huge-ass Japanese traditional complex located ''atop of a hill''. The only persons living there are these three alongside the housekeeper, a young woman named and Goutetsu's niece, Sayaka. And a good part of the action happens in a ''very'' similar complex owned by a local OldMaster, who strikes an InterGenerationalFriendship with Ryu [[spoiler: and once was a friend of the dead Goutetsu.]]
3rd Feb '16 6:29:45 AM SpaceDrake
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It's also worth pointing out that if the work is still set in Japan but not in Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto metroplexes, and especially on Hokkaido or Kyushu, then larger houses aren't ''quite'' as completely absurd - Japan is crowded, but not so crowded that it lacks rural areas or smaller cities with somewhat less sky-high land values. ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is a good example of a work set in such a place, although even there, the huge size of the Sonozaki residence is meant to foreshadow a good deal about their nature. This is also why a number of pieces of media, like the image-header-provider Manga/CardCaptorSakura, are set in technically-made-up cities or townships - they get to ''look'' like the Tokyo metroplex in a lot of ways, but the creators can HandWave away questions about just why everyone has such big houses.

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It's also worth pointing out that if the work is still set in Japan but not in the Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto metroplexes, and especially on Hokkaido or Kyushu, then larger houses aren't ''quite'' as completely absurd - Japan is crowded, but not so crowded that it lacks rural areas or smaller cities with somewhat less sky-high land values. ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is a good example of a work set in such a place, although even there, the huge size of the Sonozaki residence is meant to foreshadow a good deal about their nature. This is also why a number of pieces of media, like the image-header-provider Manga/CardCaptorSakura, are set in technically-made-up cities or townships - they get to ''look'' like the Tokyo metroplex in a lot of ways, but the creators can HandWave away questions about just why everyone has such big houses.
3rd Feb '16 6:29:28 AM SpaceDrake
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It's also worth pointing out that if the work is still set in Japan but not in Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto metroplexes, and especially on Hokkaido or Kyushu, then larger houses aren't ''quite'' as completely absurd - Japan is crowded, but not so crowded that it lacks rural areas or smaller cities with somewhat less sky-high land values. ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry]]'' is a good example of a work set in such a place, although even there, the huge size of the Sonozaki residence is meant to foreshadow a good deal about their nature. This is also why a number of pieces of media, like the image-header-provider [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura]], are set in technically-made-up cities or townships - they get to ''look'' like the Tokyo metroplex in a lot of ways, but the creators can HandWave away questions about just why everyone has such big houses.

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It's also worth pointing out that if the work is still set in Japan but not in Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto metroplexes, and especially on Hokkaido or Kyushu, then larger houses aren't ''quite'' as completely absurd - Japan is crowded, but not so crowded that it lacks rural areas or smaller cities with somewhat less sky-high land values. ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry]]'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is a good example of a work set in such a place, although even there, the huge size of the Sonozaki residence is meant to foreshadow a good deal about their nature. This is also why a number of pieces of media, like the image-header-provider [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura]], Manga/CardCaptorSakura, are set in technically-made-up cities or townships - they get to ''look'' like the Tokyo metroplex in a lot of ways, but the creators can HandWave away questions about just why everyone has such big houses.
3rd Feb '16 6:29:12 AM SpaceDrake
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This is not so much a [[JapaneseMediaTropes Japanese Media Trope]] as a fact of Japanese economics, but it makes for a great visual shorthand when the animators want to let the viewer know someone is outrageously wealthy. The same premise usually applies to characters mentioning their family has a summer home somewhere.

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It's also worth pointing out that if the work is still set in Japan but not in Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto metroplexes, and especially on Hokkaido or Kyushu, then larger houses aren't ''quite'' as completely absurd - Japan is crowded, but not so crowded that it lacks rural areas or smaller cities with somewhat less sky-high land values. ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry]]'' is a good example of a work set in such a place, although even there, the huge size of the Sonozaki residence is meant to foreshadow a good deal about their nature. This is also why a number of pieces of media, like the image-header-provider [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura]], are set in technically-made-up cities or townships - they get to ''look'' like the Tokyo metroplex in a lot of ways, but the creators can HandWave away questions about just why everyone has such big houses.

This is not so much a [[JapaneseMediaTropes Japanese Media Trope]] as a fact of Japanese economics, but it makes for a great visual shorthand when the animators want to let the viewer know someone is outrageously wealthy. The same premise usually applies to characters mentioning their family has a summer home somewhere.
23rd Jan '16 1:38:01 AM SamCurt
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* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', Wakatake's large house is surrounded by olive trees, something Aya awed about when she first see it in episode 5. In particular it has a very large library, of which [[ParentalAbandonment during Wakatake's father's absence]] Wakatake uses it as the meeting spot for Detective Team KZ.
22nd Jan '16 8:30:56 PM Willbyr
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* Ren Mihashi's and his mother's house in ''Manga/OokikuFurikabutte''.

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* Ren Mihashi's and his mother's house in ''Manga/OokikuFurikabutte''.''Manga/BigWindup''.
13th Dec '15 12:24:29 PM Koveras
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* As does Shinobu in ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart 3''; so does Alisa in the spinoff, ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.

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* As does Shinobu in ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart 3''; ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3''; so does Alisa in the spinoff, ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.
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