Why is divorce such an underused theme in anime?

Mason Bennett
Mason Bennett

Why is divorce such an underused theme in anime?

The only character I can think of is Jotaro

Gavin Russell
Gavin Russell

Because most anime are about high school kids.

Hunter Gutierrez
Hunter Gutierrez

Because it's easier to just make the parents work overseas or just dead.

Connor Reyes
Connor Reyes

Only shitty americans are getting divorced all the time.

Caleb Garcia
Caleb Garcia

Also, because it's not a topic that fits the kind of stories that anime usually tell.

Colton Cook
Colton Cook

Probably for glorious Nihon it's shameful to divorce.

Noah Kelly
Noah Kelly

Exactly! Why are so many parents together? Accel World's has divorced parents.

Evan Cooper
Evan Cooper

It happens quite a bit with parent backstories, just not with the actual cast. This season we have Lovepon whose father disappeared and then her mother had to rely on some shady monk guy.

Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen

Not watching Digimon Adventures

Brayden James
Brayden James

There is an anime called Kotoura when a girl with mind reading powers tells her father that mom has been cheating on him.

The parents divorce and the mother reacts by disowning her daughter. Shit made me mad as fuck

Brandon Turner
Brandon Turner

this desu, as a non-american I can confirm

Jacob Diaz
Jacob Diaz

Because it's overused already in real life.

Hunter Jenkins
Hunter Jenkins

This boy is a son of a divorce

Alexander Sullivan
Alexander Sullivan

It's not so much dishonorable as the common conditions aren't met.
For people to divorce there's usually 3 conditions:
1) betrayal
2) loss of income/status
-- 3) losing interest in each other --

While #2 is as likely in Japan as in America, betrayal can't really happen without sex, and Japanese males don't have sex.
But the real reason why divorces are so rare is that the most common reason, losing interest in each other, is irrelevant when the partners never see each other because of work.

Noah Gutierrez
Noah Gutierrez

I like corm

Ayden Hill
Ayden Hill

Is it the reason why he's different in other parts?

In part 3 he was very serious, but he still showed other emotions and even laugh once in a while. In part 4 and onward he's more socially incompetent. The kind of guy that doesn't know how to interact with other people almost on a autistic level.

Colton Smith
Colton Smith

Same for Kouji and Koichi in Frontier.

Angel Myers
Angel Myers

Well, it happens a lot in hentai, with all these raping stepfathers

Jack Barnes
Jack Barnes

Divorce is taboo in Japan.

Liam James
Liam James

Don't do that.

Sebastian Lee
Sebastian Lee

probably not in the anime

but in the manga there was a sub-plot about the main girls friend being from a divorced family

Isaiah Barnes
Isaiah Barnes

Because Japan isn't America.

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