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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]].
19th Mar '17 8:16:43 PM Ramidel
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%* ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld''

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%* ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar''

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%* ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''
%* ''Manga/{{Change 123}}''
%* ''Manhwa/ImmortalRegis''
%* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
%* The ''Manga/GaRei'' manga toss the role of "boy" and "girl" like volleyballs, but eventually it's between Kagura and Yomi.
%* ''Manga/BlueDrop'', a human girl and [[DiscountLesbians an alien girl]].

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%* %%* ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''
%* %%* ''Manga/{{Change 123}}''
%* %%* ''Manhwa/ImmortalRegis''
%* %%* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
%* %%* The ''Manga/GaRei'' manga toss the role of "boy" and "girl" like volleyballs, but eventually it's between Kagura and Yomi.
%* %%* ''Manga/BlueDrop'', a human girl and [[DiscountLesbians an alien girl]].
19th Mar '17 8:16:09 PM Ramidel
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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' has the titular character as [[spoiler:a RealityWarper who unknowingly controls the world]] and so everybody else around her has to keep her happy. Most of this falls upon the narrator, Kyon.



* ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld''

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* %* ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld''



* ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar''

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* %* ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar''



* ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''
* ''Manga/{{Change 123}}''
* ''Manhwa/ImmortalRegis''
* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
* The ''Manga/GaRei'' manga toss the role of "boy" and "girl" like volleyballs, but eventually it's between Kagura and Yomi.
* ''Manga/BlueDrop'', a human girl and [[DiscountLesbians an alien girl]].

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* %* ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''
* %* ''Manga/{{Change 123}}''
* %* ''Manhwa/ImmortalRegis''
* %* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
* %* The ''Manga/GaRei'' manga toss the role of "boy" and "girl" like volleyballs, but eventually it's between Kagura and Yomi.
* %* ''Manga/BlueDrop'', a human girl and [[DiscountLesbians an alien girl]].



* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is a quintessential example, in which the blossoming love between a 14-year-old boy and a blue-haired HumanAlien literally saves the entire universe.



* In ''Sailor Moon'', 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.
* A Western example is the Bad Wolf arc in ''Doctor Who''. On a smaller scale, the Impossible Girl arc is, too.
* ''LightNovel/IriyaNoSoraUFONoNatsu''

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%%* A Western example is the Bad Wolf arc in ''Doctor Who''. On a smaller scale, the Impossible Girl arc is, too.
* In ''Sailor Moon'', ''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.
* A Western example is the Bad Wolf arc in ''Doctor Who''. On a smaller scale, the Impossible Girl arc is, too.
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%%* ''LightNovel/IriyaNoSoraUFONoNatsu''
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