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sunder
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(i.e. your favourite cliches)

- Everyone has a childhood friend of the opposite gender who is madly in love with them.
- When someone gets sick with a cold or fever, all their friends drop everything and immediately nurse them back to health.
- Japanese people have a terrible sense of balance and often fall on their asses, usually in embarrassing predicaments.
- The Ferris Wheel is the single most important activity in the course of a relationship. The second most important? Fireworks at a festival.

What have you learned?

TheShawn
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There is always either one boy or one girl in a Japanese school who is the object of the amorous attentions of all the members of the opposite sex attending that school.

Arousal in Japanese male adolescents is always accompanied by intense nasal hemorrhaging.

In Japan,the more plain or uninteresting a person is, the more likely they are to land an extraordinarily attractive or otherwise amazing love interest.

Plain people in Japan almost unfailingly have omniscient friends who always know what is best for them; these individuals also tend to be much more attractive than their plain friend.

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mizaki2100
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The guy, no matter how much he hurts her, will end up with the girl

When a guy trips, there's a great chance he will either see panties or end up with his face on melon boobs.

When a girl trips, she will most likely lose her first kiss.

Doesn't matter if the guy is plain, as long as he's nice, he'll be surrounded by gorgeous girls.

^Ditto for the girl too.

If you want to meet a delinquent hot guy, put a puppy in a cardboard box, check the weather forecast for rain, and if it will rain, abandon the poor puppy on the street. The said guy would pick the puppy up and show you how much of a nice guy he is.

These are not really my favorites though... in contrary... smile wink grin

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Every single Japanese citizen can be pierced in the stomach, maybe even the heart, with out dyeing.

Dropping in someone house with out invitation is never a problem, you would even get free food.

Animals in Japan are smarter that most citizens.

A girl with no muscles at all is always stronger that a 2meters tall pro boxer.


(Favourites as in the one i hate the most right?)



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Nisseman
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Gravity is random is japan.


LiitoJ
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It's not really my favourite but just something I noticed a lot.

People, especially high school students can easily get other students addresses through their teacher.

When someone takes a day off from school, there's at least one person bringing in their homework to their house.

Girls are extreme bullies if a girl gets the attention of a popular guy in school and will do whatever they can to make her cry or whatever.

Love is very important to have once you start high school and is the only thing girls will talk about.

A plain ordinary person who wears glasses / has long bangs will instantly be hot and beautiful the moment you expose their face.

Going to a goukon and karaoke is a normal thing. (This is quite shocking to me because karaoke's expensive here in London!)

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The maid cafes...and apparently there are more fetishes out there for serious otaku fans.

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a girl will always fall in love with her rapist

any straight guy can "turn" gay

at an all-girls or all-boys school it is not only acceptable to be gay, it is expected

if you sneeze it's because someone is talking about you

you will always eventually become best friends with your enemy/rival

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Virgin male employees who have never been laid, apparently become pornstars [who can't get enough sex ] once they relocate to a new apartment or job .

Most Male Teachers in High schools are these hot models, who apparently can't find someone their age to date, so they go after the plain high school girl with low self esteem.

Japanese high school girls are so nice that attempted murder and kidnapping are easily forgiven.

Skinny male high school kids who have never played basket ball before, ARE excellent basket ball players.

Best friends attempt to rape their friends girlfriend because he sees her unfit for his friend and then falls in love with her no

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Quote from sunder
- When someone gets sick with a cold or fever, all their friends drop everything and immediately nurse them back to health.


Related - situations where you are guaranteed to catch a really bad cold/flu:
1. if you go outside even for a moment when slightly inadequately dressed on a cold day
2. if you don't immediately blow dry your hair after a shower or bath
I'm sure there are more.

Also, if a girl is out in the wilderness alone (a forest, usually) some awful accident will occur, usually falling down a steep hill/low cliff, or twisting her ankle.

Edit: also, ugly/plain girls will undoubtedly become irresistable to all men if they just put on nice clothes & make-up.

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People, especially high school students can easily get other students addresses through their teacher.

When someone takes a day off from school, there's at least one person bringing in their homework to their house.

Going to a goukon and karaoke is a normal thing. (This is quite shocking to me because karaoke's expensive here in London!)


I would argue none of these three things are clichés or unrealistic. I believe all are ordinary occurrences/practices in Japan. The price of karaoke in London has nothing to do with how much it costs in Japan.

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Hitokage
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Most hot men in Japan are also extremely athletic and intelligent, and perhaps play a musical instrument.

Love at first sight usually involves falling into the person while running late to school.

Underneath every pair of ugly glasses and braids, there is a beautiful girl hiding in disguise.



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-A light-weight drinker in Japan will pass out after consuming a thimble-full of alcohol, regardless of it's proof. That, or they'll immediately begin slurring their words whilst ripping off their clothing in an effort to cure their new-found depravity.

- Rain is cold in Japan. If you're in the rain without an umbrella, you will get cold. If you get cold, you will get a cold.

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- Everyone has a childhood friend of the opposite gender who is madly in love with them.

  • This person who already has a gorgeous/handsome childhood friend of the opposite sex, strangely, is always complaining that they don't know how to talk to the opposite sex.


- In Japan, if you're not an F-cup, you're an AA-cup. There is no in between.

- You will always coincidentally run into your friends/crush when you go outside despite living in the largest metropolis in the world. (assuming most settings are Tokyo based)

- Abstaining from a single meal will cause a Japanese person to collapse from malnutrition.

- Do not run with scissors is a world-wide rule. Do not run with a container of creamy white liquid, however, is Japan only. Failure to comply will result in bukkake.
        -A mayonnaise bukkake will always cover you with more mayo than was even in the container to begin with.

- Your little sister is wet for you. Especially when she claims to hate you.

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ayanechan
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- Every single person falls for the incredibly whiny girl who cries a lot

- there are so many women with massive H-sized boobs in japan (plastic surgery much?)

- Japanese people are really perverted

- Japanese girls have a fetish for teachers

- Japanese teachers are cradle-snatchers biggrin


Nisseman
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You wont get pregnant in japan if you dont on want.


sunder
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Quote from Badkarma

- In Japan, if you're not an F-cup, you're an AA-cup. There is no in between.


Haha yeah, that's a good one.

You can sort of tell what kind of manga people read just by what they've "learned".

Some more:
- People who get wet from the rain absolutely must take a shower and change their clothes regardless of where they are.
- All hotdog weiners in bento lunches are cut in the shape of octopuses.
- Getting chocolate on Valentine's day is tantamount to winning the lottery.
- If you catch the attention of anyone in an authority position (class rep, stuco prez, etc.), they will hound you relentlessly day after day until you enter a relationship with them.
- Every school building has an accessible rooftop where lunchgoers gather and eat. (This one may actually be true, I dunno...)

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