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17th Apr '17 6:31:42 PM Jhonny
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* Overall, the Western world has undergone (at the very least) one major circle of this over the last two hundred years or so. When the industrial revolution came, many people left behind their small towns and villages for jobs in the city. Sure, they had NoOSHACompliance, you lived on the WrongSideOfTheTracks, but it sill beat being stuck in a dead-end agricultural job, same as your ancestors all the way back to the Stone Age. Later on, the Railroad, the Streetcar, the bicycle and then the Automobile enabled people to move "further out" and still work in industrial jobs, which would one day result in "drive till you qualify" suburbs in some places. Jobs would also move out and ultimately people would live in one place, work in another, play in yet another and drive everywhere. Some jobs even allowed working from home. Ultimately all the effects of this trope hit hard, and starting some time in the 1980s, 1990s and picking up steam with the great recession, more and more people - particularly young, childless folk, are flocking back to cities.
14th Apr '17 12:14:03 AM LinTaylor
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* Mitsuha from ''Anime/YourName'' wishes she could move to Tokyo and get away from her tiny mountain town. She gets her wish...when she starts [[FreakyFridayFlip randomly swapping bodies]] with a [[GenderBender boy named Taki]] who goes to school in Tokyo and deals with some BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, both when she has to adjust to being male and putting up with Taki's hectic school life and part-time job.
25th Mar '17 9:08:45 AM Gosicrystal
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** Karen, who also has an aggressive and possibly [[AbusiveParents abusive dad]], in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' has wants to leave Flowerbud Village to be a dancer in the city. If you don't befriend her, [[LostForever she will leave]].

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** Karen, who also has an aggressive and possibly [[AbusiveParents abusive dad]], in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' has wants to leave Flowerbud Village to be a dancer in the city. If you don't befriend her, [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent she will leave]].
14th Mar '17 8:09:51 AM Aipom-pom
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': Said boredom is such [[spoiler:that it drives someone to murder]]. This was also a key point in Shadow Yosuke and Shadow Yukkiko's dialogues. [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Yosuke]] taunts Yosuke about how boring the town is to him, while Yukiko's shadow mentions how much she hates the town and just sits on her '''ass''' waiting for her prince to come rescue her from it. It should be said that the whole town's leisure facilities basically amount to one small diner, the shrine, the river, and if you're really desperate the food court of the local supermarket. That is literally it.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': Said boredom is such [[spoiler:that it drives someone to murder]]. This was also a key point in Shadow Yosuke and Shadow Yukkiko's Yukiko's dialogues. [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Yosuke]] taunts Yosuke about how boring the town is to him, while Yukiko's shadow mentions how much she hates the town and just sits on her '''ass''' waiting for her prince to come rescue her from it. It should be said that the whole town's leisure facilities basically amount to one small diner, the shrine, the river, and if you're really desperate the food court of the local supermarket. That is literally it.
4th Mar '17 9:49:22 AM Veanne
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* Daisy begins the plot of ''Webcomic/DoctorWhoRegenerated'' [[HatedHometown intensely disliking her boring hometown]]. Then the [[DoomMagnet Doctor]] comes around.
26th Feb '17 9:15:18 PM gewunomox
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* TaylorSwift, particularly in "White Horse".

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* TaylorSwift, Music/TaylorSwift, particularly in "White Horse".
22nd Dec '16 7:48:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* The titular ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' lives on an island but feels a draw to the ocean. Everyone on the island is forbidden from sailing past the reef, not that most even want to. The first portion of the film deals with Moana trying to reconcile her desire to sail with her role as the chief's daughter.

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* The titular heroine of ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' lives on an island but feels a draw to the ocean. Everyone on the island is forbidden from sailing past the reef, not that most even want to. The first portion of the film deals with Moana trying to reconcile her desire to sail with her role as the chief's daughter.
22nd Dec '16 7:47:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* The titular ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' lives on an island but feels a draw to the ocean. Everyone on the island is forbidden from sailing past the reef, not that most even want to. The first portion of the film deals with Moana trying to reconcile her desire to sail with her role as the chief's daughter.

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* The titular ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' lives on an island but feels a draw to the ocean. Everyone on the island is forbidden from sailing past the reef, not that most even want to. The first portion of the film deals with Moana trying to reconcile her desire to sail with her role as the chief's daughter.
22nd Dec '16 7:47:29 PM Pichu-kun
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* Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. She's an odd example, though, in that in her case the "small town" is actually ''the ocean''.

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* Ariel from Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. She's an odd example, though, in that in her case the "small town" is actually ''the ocean''.ocean''.
* The titular ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' lives on an island but feels a draw to the ocean. Everyone on the island is forbidden from sailing past the reef, not that most even want to. The first portion of the film deals with Moana trying to reconcile her desire to sail with her role as the chief's daughter.
28th Oct '16 8:54:13 PM Valiona
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** It ultimately turns out that Yukiko doesn't think about Inaba as boring, as she pointedly disagrees with a reporter describing it that way. Her main problem was the belief that she ''had'' to stay there and inherit her family's inn, but after getting past that, chose to do so for the sake of her family and all the people who worked for the inn who treated her kindly. As for Yosuke, while he admits that Inaba ''is'' boring, he also says that all his friends are there.
** It also comes up in Eri Minami's Social Link. She, a woman who married an Inaba man who had a son, finds the town somewhat boring, with TV and the Internet as her only forms of entertainment. It doesn't help that she has no friends among the other mothers who come to the daycare center, at least partly due to their looking down on her as an outsider and second mother.
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