Japanese dating practices
The story doesn’t have a two-dimensional aspect of right and wrong – everything is nuanced with both good and bad on every side.Banri’s amnesia becomes the central antagonizing force throughout the rest of the story as he slowly but surely begins to recover memories of his pre-accident life while currently in his relationship with Kōko.This pattern has become one point of criticism that the romantic (and romantic comedy) genre of anime has received, often because of the overly dramatic circumstances leading up to the moment that finally brings two characters together.This is realistic to an extent; some real-life relationships are truly that complicated.Wanting a fresh start, he moves to Tokyo to leave his former life behind, opting to forge ahead.
To complicate matters further, the classmate who was late getting to the bridge also attends the same law school in Tokyo, and her name is Linda.
Kōko continues to harass Mitsuo with no concept of the word, “no.” This leads to an aggressive encounter that leaves Kōko vulnerable.
Meanwhile, Banri, who still has to cope with his amnesia, is envious of Mitsuo because of all the attention and love that he’s receiving from Kōko.
I will then interview a Japanese professor who grew up within that culture to see whether or not, based on my findings, is more of an accurate portrayal of Japanese dating culture than the established pattern that one can find in a great majority of other romantic anime.
The story begins with the male lead, Tada Banri (family name, given name), moving to Tokyo to attend law school after coming from a small town.