Maybe I am wrong on this… but why is it that in a good portion of the anime I see, the only married couples that are shown are ones that fight? That both verbally and physically accost one another?
I was thinking about that recently while watching Kamisama Kiss. (which is why I got all excited about Dragon King and his wife. Sure, they scrap a bit— and for a good reason— but overall his goal was to keep her happy, and in return, she does sweet things for him like making him clothing and whatnot.)
Why is it there is not an anime simply based on a couple getting married and leading a happy life together? (Or is there and I am unaware of it?) Are our lives so mundane and stagnant that the simple act of forming a lifelong bond is not as interesting as panty shots?
And it does not have to be a man and a wife. Any couple coming together to form a committed, lifelong relationship would make me happy, and it rarely goes that way! It is almost guaranteed that at some point in the show, they will break up over some ridiculous misunderstanding.
Think about it… My earliest recall to married couples in anime were Goku and Chichi— and all I can remember when they were together, was wondering WHY they were married. All she did was scream at him because he wasn’t doing/saying/acting the way she wanted him to. And he would just laugh it off and do something else that would ultimately make her mad later…
About the most together couple I can recall was Serena (Serenity, whatever) from Sailormoon and Darien (Edymoinkjagfdgjvajg whatever) And even THEY argued and hit the rocks more-often-than-not.
I dunno… maybe it is something I’ll work on myself someday. I just think that people are so focused on the fantastical and “dirty” parts of life, and less on the subtle things. Forming a relationship IS fantastical in my book— especially in today’s society.
Watching JLA Adventures- Trapped in Time, and there is a company named “Aya” and it is in green neon—- I see what you did there… =3