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13th Mar '18 11:33:37 PM Kotomikun
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has magic dependent on EmotionalPowers, so by the time of [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion The Movie]]'s conclusion, [[spoiler: the powerful relationship between Madoka and Homura ends up being the cause of numerous reality rewrites.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has magic dependent on EmotionalPowers, so by and the relationship between [[spoiler:Madoka and Homura]]--either StarCrossedLovers or [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship star-crossed close friends]] depending on [[AmbiguouslyGay your perspective]]--eventually has cosmological implications. By the time of [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion The Movie]]'s conclusion, [[spoiler: both characters have taken a stab at [[spoiler:rewriting the powerful relationship between Madoka and Homura ends up being the cause laws of numerous reality rewrites.for the greater good, tragically pushing their partner away in the process.]]
15th Jan '18 1:12:32 PM Sparkysharps
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Of note is the fact that the concept is notoriously difficult to turn into trope terms, as it is fairly controversial amongst anime fans and quite frankly ill defined. Even the term itself is a little bit nuts: they have to write the word in different systems in the middle of the phrase. "Sekai" is written with katakana while "Kei" is written with a Chinese character. Some say this kind of spelling in itself metafictionally represents how everything else, including literary theory, is actually revolving around the couple at the heart of the plot.

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Of note is the fact that the concept is notoriously difficult to turn into trope terms, as it is fairly controversial amongst anime fans and quite frankly ill defined.ill-defined. Even the term itself is a little bit nuts: they have to write the word in different systems in the middle of the phrase. "Sekai" is written with katakana while "Kei" is written with a Chinese character. Some say this kind of spelling in itself metafictionally represents how everything else, including literary theory, is actually revolving around the couple at the heart of the plot.




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* Proving this trope to be OlderThanTheyThink, 1973's ''Anime/{{Devilman}}'' revolves around Ryo taking any means he deems necessary to ensure his ChildhoodFriend and the only person he loves, Akira Fudo, will survive the impending apocalypse [[spoiler:which he himself has instigated, as he is literally Satan incarnate. [[DownerEnding It does not end well]]]]. Anno and Sadamoto have even freely admitted that Evangelion was basically [[RecycledInSpace Devilman with a mecha bent]].
-->'''Sadamoto:''' It might not be an exaggeration to say that, if you add ''[[Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon Ideon]]'' and ''Devilman'' together and divide by two, you get ''Evangelion''.
19th Jul '17 1:27:11 AM Koveras
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One thing often notably absent from the sekaikei setup is the society/community as a buffering force between the individuals on the micro-level and the uncaring world on the macro-level. The origins of such authorial neglect has been [[https://open.library.ubc.ca/handle/bitstream/111039/ubc_2011_spring_tanaka_motoko.pdf traced]] to the catastrophes of 1995 (the year most often cited as the origin of the genre) in Japan, namely, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hanshin_earthquake Great Hanshin earthquake]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_subway_sarin_attack Tokyo subway sarin attack]], which are said to have shattered the pop-cultural belief (which has never been that strong after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, anyway) in the ability of the Japanese society to shield the individual from destructive outside forces.

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One thing often notably absent from the sekaikei setup is the society/community as a buffering force between the individuals on the micro-level and the uncaring world on the macro-level. The origins of such authorial neglect has have been [[https://open.library.ubc.ca/handle/bitstream/111039/ubc_2011_spring_tanaka_motoko.pdf traced]] to the catastrophes of 1995 (the year most often cited as the origin of the genre) in Japan, namely, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hanshin_earthquake Great Hanshin earthquake]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_subway_sarin_attack Tokyo subway sarin attack]], which are said to have shattered the pop-cultural belief (which has never been that strong after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, anyway) in the ability of the Japanese society to shield the individual from destructive outside forces.
18th Jul '17 11:09:14 PM Koveras
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One thing often notably absent from the sekaikei setup is the society/community as a buffering force between the individuals on the micro-level and the uncaring world on the macro-level. The origins of such authorial neglect has been [[https://open.library.ubc.ca/handle/bitstream/111039/ubc_2011_spring_tanaka_motoko.pdf traced]] to the catastrophes of 1995 (the year most often cited as the origin of the genre) in Japan, namely, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hanshin_earthquake Great Hanshin earthquake]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_subway_sarin_attack Tokyo subway sarin attack]], which are said to have shattered the pop-cultural belief (which has never been that strong after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, anyway) in the ability of the Japanese society to shield the individual from destructive outside forces.
8th Jul '17 1:21:06 AM GordyTepig
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* ''Manga/EurekaSeven'''s plot all centers around the relationship between Renton and Eureka. The story focuses heavily on their romance and how they both grow and mature as people. Their relationship ends up being a central part of the plot, as their relationship has to prove to the world that humans and Coralians can co-exist in some capacity.
23rd Mar '17 10:23:47 PM Ramidel
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* ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' deconstructs the living hell out of this setup. Chise is an ultimate weapon in a war and how she decides to fight (if at all) depends on her boyfriend, Shuuji.

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* %%* ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' deconstructs the living hell out of this setup. Chise is an ultimate weapon in a war and how she decides to fight (if at all) depends on her boyfriend, Shuuji.



* ''Manga/{{Clover}}'': Similarly, Suu has an ambiguous ability which could reshape the world in multiple ways, and it soon becomes clear that she doesn't need to be escorted by a highly-trained and augmented ex-soldier because she's a target (although she is) but because of a long-ago connection between them. The plot isn't really about getting her to her destination, but about how the journey will affect what happens when she reaches it.

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* %%* ''Manga/{{Clover}}'': Similarly, Suu has an ambiguous ability which could reshape the world in multiple ways, and it soon becomes clear that she doesn't need to be escorted by a highly-trained and augmented ex-soldier because she's a target (although she is) but because of a long-ago connection between them. The plot isn't really about getting her to her destination, but about how the journey will affect what happens when she reaches it.
19th Mar '17 8:31:43 PM Ramidel
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* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', the forbidden love between Usagi and Mamoru was the reason their old world collapsed. In their reincarnation, their love becomes the sustaining force that helps her save the present world.

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* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', the forbidden love between Usagi and Mamoru was the reason their old world collapsed. In their reincarnation, this is reversed; their love becomes the sustaining force that helps her save the present world.world. However, at one point in ''R'', it appears that their relationship will doom the world again - the actual situation is more complicated.
19th Mar '17 8:27:12 PM Ramidel
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* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'': Chi has an ambiguous ability that has untold horrible effects and it hinges on Hideki deciding on whether or not he wants to romantically be with her.
19th Mar '17 8:19:11 PM Ramidel
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19th Mar '17 8:17:45 PM Ramidel
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* ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', with the twist that the relationship is between [[GirlsLove two such girls]].

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* %%* ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', with the twist that the relationship is between [[GirlsLove two such girls]].
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