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12th May '16 10:07:52 PM ScreamingNyet1
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Ash, Brock, and Misty are being taken to James's parents' house. First, they say that they must have left the front gates half an hour ago, then they see a simply enormous mansion. Upon their remarking that there must be a hundred people living in it, the butler indignantly replies that it is not the mansion...it is merely the doghouse for James's pet Growlithe. Then he points to another mansion that dwarfs the first one.
3rd May '16 11:14:44 PM Monsund
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** The Kunō estate is ''even bigger'', being almost a medieval Japanese castle -- at least in the anime. It's more reasonable-sized in the manga, though still quite large and fancy.

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** The Kunō estate is ''even bigger'', being almost a medieval Japanese castle -- at least in the anime. It's outwardly more reasonable-sized in the manga, though still quite large and fancy.fancy. Both versions of it feature an underground labyrinth, secret passages, and traps for unwelcome guests.
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.
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