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23rd Feb '17 11:26:36 PM TheSinful
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* No one in the Geico commercials are ever surprised by the various talking animals. Notably in one ad, the talking pig assumes he was pulled over because he's a pig driving a convertible, only to be informed he has a taillight out.
9th Jan '17 5:31:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' have some pretty far out situations alongside the [[MundaneMadeAwesome awesomely mundane]] ones. A werewolf trying to score a date! A salaryman trying to save his daughter by growing 50 feet tall! A Renaissance artist who's not-quite LeonardoDaVinci romancing a look-alike of the Mona Lisa! A washed-up baseball player who makes his comeback by fighting a ''lava golem''! And nobody finds any problem with an elderly Momotaro turning Oni Island into an amusement park.

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* ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' have some pretty far out situations alongside the [[MundaneMadeAwesome awesomely mundane]] ones. A werewolf trying to score a date! A salaryman trying to save his daughter by growing 50 feet tall! A Renaissance artist who's not-quite LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci romancing a look-alike of the Mona Lisa! A washed-up baseball player who makes his comeback by fighting a ''lava golem''! And nobody finds any problem with an elderly Momotaro turning Oni Island into an amusement park.
6th Jan '17 1:37:08 AM Luppercus
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* No one in the ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' universe seems to react wiry to the fact that Condorito is an anthropomorphic talking condor. Even more, several of his relatives appear in the comics showing the same characteristic (most notably his nephew Coné) so there’s an entire race of anthropomorphic birds walking around.
4th Jan '17 10:11:41 PM Luppercus
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* For many tribal, indigenous and animist peoples the existence of spirits, demons, ghosts, witches and magic is an absolute reality as undeniable as the existence of animals and plants.
* A road project in Iceland was stopped because it could destroy the habitat of elves. In a survey conducted by the University of Iceland in 2007, 5% of Icelanders claim to have seen these beings and 55% say they are either convinced of their existence or consider them very likely
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30th Sep '16 4:02:42 PM TheSinful
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-->'''Harry''': You have the power to alter reality and you use it on something as trivial as cleaning a plate.
28th Sep '16 11:02:53 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/26/For-Love-of-Magic For Love of Magic]]'' Harry Potter is noticeably ''offended'' by the Wizarding World's complete lack of awe at magic. They can rewrite facets of reality on a whim but they treat it as completely mundane. Incidentally, it's this very attitude that causes them to be in awe of Harry's seemingly impossible feats, such as wandless casting, creating new spells, and changing components of spells. Anyone can do them but their attitude towards magic keeps them from exploring it.
3rd Sep '16 3:21:01 PM 1810072342
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* Established within the prologue of ''Webcomic/TheSanityCircus'', with a teenager on the street casually asking his friend if he's had any chance to do any spells lately. And then when Posey saves Attley from being attacked by a homicidal demon shortly after, her only comment is 'Oh Attley, you should know better than to upset demons!'
30th Jul '16 6:16:18 PM Andyroid
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* Webcomic/UndyingHappiness would be an ordinary Japanese SliceOfLife comedy, except the main character's boyfriend has the power to [[HealingFactor regenerate any injury]], [[BloodyHilarious no matter how ridiculously gruesome]].
17th Jun '16 12:01:24 AM GeminiSparkSP
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See also CityOfWeirdos, FantasticComedy and WorldOfWeirdness.

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See also CityOfWeirdos, FantasticallyIndifferent, FantasticComedy and WorldOfWeirdness.
11th Jun '16 7:15:14 AM rafi
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* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, and Creator/StudioGhibli in general do this a lot.
** In ''Anime/{{Ponyo|OnTheCliffByTheSea}}'', Lisa's only reaction to discovering a young girl out at sea and her son swearing this girl is the goldfish he had earlier is saying "The world is a mysterious place". For that matter, when Ponyo was a "goldfish" she more or less resembled a toddler head on a dress, not a fish, but nobody took notice of that either.
** In ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' nobody is at all surprised at all the magic and wizardry going around. In fact, the warring nations enlist their magical inhabitants to fight for them.
** Does anyone in ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' ever wonder what was up with real-life witches? No, they mainly expressed wonder and amazement, not shock.
** The humans in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' do not fear nature and spirits with dumbfound awe, in fact they are trying their best to actively destroy both.
** Nobody seems to find it odd that ''Anime/PorcoRosso'''s main character was ''turned into a pig''. That one could be because ''{{maybe|MagicMaybeMundane}}'' he didn't really, and it's just a reflection of his own self-loathing.
* In ''Manga/{{Loveless}}'' all virgins have [[CatGirl cat ears and a tail]] [[VirginityFlag until they lose said virginity.]] No one considers this weird, and it doesn't really have much to do with the main story, which is about a secret world of TrueName spell battles.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': despite all of the things which are spoiled by just being on this page, the narrative focuses mostly on the S.O.S. members' normal lives.
* ''LightNovel/GargoyleOfTheYoshinagas'' has it in full. Alchemy has a strong presence in the universe, but the lives of the people of the town it's set in take precedence over it in the story.
* ''Manga/{{Karin}}'': She's a vampire! And it's a... [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire love story]]?
* ''Hakobune Hakusho'': A young girl who enrolls in a school full of youkai [[Manga/RosarioToVampire (ahem)]] and makes friendships with the students there. The ''entire'' rest of the series deals with everything you'd find in a normal school, to the point where the ninja club asks its recruits to ''gather information and spy on others''.



* Another manga example: ''Neko Kissa''. Omigod it has a werewolf and a vampire and a cat-demon and a skeleton and a dragoness and a giant and they're the main cast and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/neko_kissa/v01/c001/7.html here's a picture of them]].
* ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred''. The world is straight out of {{sentai}} shows -- evil organizations, monsters running loose, masked heroes of justice. Except all of them are just going about their daily lives with people not caring about whether someone has more arms than they ought to.
* ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'': He is a travelling merchant, she is a 700-year-old shapeshifter wolf harvest goddess, together they … trade goods with other people. And trade the currency market. They even spend a whole episode, episode 7 (out of only 13), doing nothing but standing around, talking about the precious metals contents in the coinage minted by the various medieval kingdoms of the area and the political and market forces that drive up and down their values relative to each other.
* ''Manga/MyLovelyGhostKana'' is about a young man moving in a haunted house, which is haunted by the ghost of a young girl. Within a few pages, they're a couple. The reader is then presented with such exquisite scenes as the girl touching beer to cool it, entering a wall when they have a fight, entering a [[http://everyday.3yen.com/2005-12-14/ufo-catchers/ UFO catcher]] to assist her boyfriend with the catch and so forth.
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': It's a cop show with [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha giant robots]].
* ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'''s main character is most definitely a goddess. She is worshipped and given full honors wherever she goes and even visits the realm of the gods for official god-functions. However, she has a relatively normal school life for most of the series (even a romance!) and her transition to divinity has remarkably little impact on the rest of the townspeople.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' is an UnwantedHarem RomanticComedy series about a manager of a girl's dorm studying to get into Tokyo University. This doesn't stop flying turtles, KiAttacks, HumongousMecha, and {{Magical Girl}}s from showing up.
* ''Manga/HyperPolice'' is about a CatGirl and her kitsune partner (previously werewolf). TheyFightCrime in a FantasyKitchenSink [[CityOfAdventure city]] while competing with a MegaCorp for {{bount|yHunter}}ies...and it's a [[SitCom situation comedy]].

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* Another manga example: ''Neko Kissa''. Omigod it has a werewolf and a vampire and a cat-demon and a skeleton and a dragoness and a giant and they're the main cast and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/neko_kissa/v01/c001/7.html here's a picture of them]].
* ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred''. The world is straight out of {{sentai}} shows -- evil organizations, monsters running loose, masked heroes of justice. Except all of them are just going about their daily lives
Played with people not caring about whether someone has more arms than they ought to.
* ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'': He is a travelling merchant, she is a 700-year-old shapeshifter wolf harvest goddess, together they … trade goods with other people. And trade
in ''[[{{Doraemon}} Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the currency market. They even spend Underworld]]'', magic is treated as a whole episode, episode 7 (out of only 13), doing nothing but standing around, talking about the precious metals contents lost lore in the coinage minted by world where science's been accepted, but Nobita wants to experience the various medieval kingdoms of the area former, so he uses Doraemon's "what if" telephone booth to turns his world into a magician's world. His wish is granted: everybody [[FishOutOfTemporalWater except him and the political Doraemon]] can now cast magic, fly on bloomsticks and market forces that drive up and down do other fantastic stuff while science is treated as a complete ridicule. Nobody accepts Doraemon's scientific gadgets as something ''not'' magic due to how powerful they are even by their values relative to each other.
* ''Manga/MyLovelyGhostKana'' is about a young man moving in a haunted house, which is haunted by the ghost of a young girl. Within a few pages, they're a couple. The reader is then presented with such exquisite scenes as the girl touching beer to cool it, entering a wall when they have a fight, entering a [[http://everyday.3yen.com/2005-12-14/ufo-catchers/ UFO catcher]] to assist her boyfriend with the catch and so forth.
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': It's a cop show with [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha giant robots]].
* ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'''s main character is most definitely a goddess. She is worshipped and given full honors wherever she goes and even visits the realm of the gods for official god-functions. However, she has a relatively normal school life for most of the series (even a romance!) and her transition to divinity has remarkably little impact on the rest of the townspeople.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' is an UnwantedHarem RomanticComedy series about a manager of a girl's dorm studying to get into Tokyo University. This doesn't stop flying turtles, KiAttacks, HumongousMecha, and {{Magical Girl}}s from showing up.
* ''Manga/HyperPolice'' is about a CatGirl and her kitsune partner (previously werewolf). TheyFightCrime in a FantasyKitchenSink [[CityOfAdventure city]] while competing with a MegaCorp for {{bount|yHunter}}ies...and it's a [[SitCom situation comedy]].
standards.



* ''LightNovel/GargoyleOfTheYoshinagas'' has it in full. Alchemy has a strong presence in the universe, but the lives of the people of the town it's set in take precedence over it in the story.
* ''Hakobune Hakusho'': A young girl who enrolls in a school full of youkai [[Manga/RosarioToVampire (ahem)]] and makes friendships with the students there. The ''entire'' rest of the series deals with everything you'd find in a normal school, to the point where the ninja club asks its recruits to ''gather information and spy on others''.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': despite all of the things which are spoiled by just being on this page, the narrative focuses mostly on the S.O.S. members' normal lives.
* ''Manga/HyperPolice'' is about a CatGirl and her kitsune partner (previously werewolf). TheyFightCrime in a FantasyKitchenSink [[CityOfAdventure city]] while competing with a MegaCorp for {{bount|yHunter}}ies...and it's a [[SitCom situation comedy]].
* ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'''s main character is most definitely a goddess. She is worshipped and given full honors wherever she goes and even visits the realm of the gods for official god-functions. However, she has a relatively normal school life for most of the series (even a romance!) and her transition to divinity has remarkably little impact on the rest of the townspeople.
* ''Manga/{{Karin}}'': She's a vampire! And it's a... [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire love story]]?
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' is an UnwantedHarem RomanticComedy series about a manager of a girl's dorm studying to get into Tokyo University. This doesn't stop flying turtles, KiAttacks, HumongousMecha, and {{Magical Girl}}s from showing up.
* In ''Manga/{{Loveless}}'' all virgins have [[CatGirl cat ears and a tail]] [[VirginityFlag until they lose said virginity.]] No one considers this weird, and it doesn't really have much to do with the main story, which is about a secret world of TrueName spell battles.



* Played with in ''[[{{Doraemon}} Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld]]'', magic is treated as a lost lore in the world where science's been accepted, but Nobita wants to experience the former, so he uses Doraemon's "what if" telephone booth to turns his world into a magician's world. His wish is granted: everybody [[FishOutOfTemporalWater except him and Doraemon]] can now cast magic, fly on bloomsticks and do other fantastic stuff while science is treated as a complete ridicule. Nobody accepts Doraemon's scientific gadgets as something ''not'' magic due to how powerful they are even by their standards.

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* Played ''Manga/MyLovelyGhostKana'' is about a young man moving in a haunted house, which is haunted by the ghost of a young girl. Within a few pages, they're a couple. The reader is then presented with in ''[[{{Doraemon}} Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into such exquisite scenes as the Underworld]]'', magic girl touching beer to cool it, entering a wall when they have a fight, entering a [[http://everyday.3yen.com/2005-12-14/ufo-catchers/ UFO catcher]] to assist her boyfriend with the catch and so forth.
* Another manga example: ''Neko Kissa''. Omigod it has a werewolf and a vampire and a cat-demon and a skeleton and a dragoness and a giant and they're the main cast and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/neko_kissa/v01/c001/7.html here's a picture of them]].
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': It's a cop show with [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha giant robots]].
* ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'': He
is treated as a lost lore travelling merchant, she is a 700-year-old shapeshifter wolf harvest goddess, together they … trade goods with other people. And trade the currency market. They even spend a whole episode, episode 7 (out of only 13), doing nothing but standing around, talking about the precious metals contents in the coinage minted by the various medieval kingdoms of the area and the political and market forces that drive up and down their values relative to each other.
* ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred''. The
world where science's been accepted, but Nobita wants to experience the former, so he uses Doraemon's "what if" telephone booth to turns his world into a magician's world. His wish is granted: everybody [[FishOutOfTemporalWater except him and Doraemon]] can now cast magic, fly on bloomsticks and do other fantastic stuff while science is treated as a complete ridicule. Nobody accepts Doraemon's scientific gadgets as something ''not'' magic due to how powerful they straight out of {{sentai}} shows -- evil organizations, monsters running loose, masked heroes of justice. Except all of them are even by just going about their standards.daily lives with people not caring about whether someone has more arms than they ought to.



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* Everything having to do with [[Film/TheMuppetMovie the Muppets]]. In all of the films (and all the TV Shows and TV specials), the fact that the main characters are all a bunch of sentient puppets rarely plays into the reactions of the human cast members (and if it does, it's usually treated as "a little odd" at the most, never "oh my god these 3 feet tall felt monstrosities are all walking around and singing").
** It became extra ridiculous when they hosted an episode of ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition''.
** Played with in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'', where [[spoiler:Gonzo]] is captured by a secret government agency because they think he's an alien ([[spoiler:he is]]). This is done by a guy whose assistant is a talking bear.

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* Everything having Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, and Creator/StudioGhibli in general do this a lot.
** In ''Anime/{{Ponyo|OnTheCliffByTheSea}}'', Lisa's only reaction
to do with [[Film/TheMuppetMovie discovering a young girl out at sea and her son swearing this girl is the Muppets]]. goldfish he had earlier is saying "The world is a mysterious place". For that matter, when Ponyo was a "goldfish" she more or less resembled a toddler head on a dress, not a fish, but nobody took notice of that either.
**
In ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' nobody is at all of the films (and surprised at all the TV Shows magic and TV specials), wizardry going around. In fact, the warring nations enlist their magical inhabitants to fight for them.
** Does anyone in ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' ever wonder what was up with real-life witches? No, they mainly expressed wonder and amazement, not shock.
** The humans in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' do not fear nature and spirits with dumbfound awe, in
fact they are trying their best to actively destroy both.
** Nobody seems to find it odd
that the ''Anime/PorcoRosso'''s main characters are all a bunch of sentient puppets rarely plays character was ''turned into the reactions of the human cast members (and if it does, a pig''. That one could be because ''{{maybe|MagicMaybeMundane}}'' he didn't really, and it's usually treated as "a little odd" at the most, never "oh my god these 3 feet tall felt monstrosities are all walking around and singing").
** It became extra ridiculous when they hosted an episode
just a reflection of ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition''.
** Played with in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'', where [[spoiler:Gonzo]] is captured by a secret government agency because they think he's an alien ([[spoiler:he is]]). This is done by a guy whose assistant is a talking bear.
his own self-loathing.



* Film/{{Ted}} is a sapient, talking stuffed teddy bear. He ''was'' national news and a celebrity when young John Bennett's wish magically bestowed sentience upon his toy, but the movie takes place nearly thirty years later, after the novelty has worn off, so he hardly attracts any attention when he goes out in public.
* The reported inspiration for ''Film/JurassicWorld'' was a piece of artwork, depicting a teenage boy standing in front of a giant aquarium with a mosasaur swimming past ... and completely ignoring it because he's too busy texting and [=InGen=]'s prehistoric animals have become old news.


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* Everything having to do with [[Film/TheMuppetMovie the Muppets]]. In all of the films (and all the TV Shows and TV specials), the fact that the main characters are all a bunch of sentient puppets rarely plays into the reactions of the human cast members (and if it does, it's usually treated as "a little odd" at the most, never "oh my god these 3 feet tall felt monstrosities are all walking around and singing").
** It became extra ridiculous when they hosted an episode of ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition''.
** Played with in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'', where [[spoiler:Gonzo]] is captured by a secret government agency because they think he's an alien ([[spoiler:he is]]). This is done by a guy whose assistant is a talking bear.
* Film/{{Ted}} is a sapient, talking stuffed teddy bear. He ''was'' national news and a celebrity when young John Bennett's wish magically bestowed sentience upon his toy, but the movie takes place nearly thirty years later, after the novelty has worn off, so he hardly attracts any attention when he goes out in public.
* The reported inspiration for ''Film/JurassicWorld'' was a piece of artwork, depicting a teenage boy standing in front of a giant aquarium with a mosasaur swimming past ... and completely ignoring it because he's too busy texting and [=InGen=]'s prehistoric animals have become old news.
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