What's up with anime headpatting?

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  1. Felek666
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    Well, it was always a mystery for me, what's up with anime and it's strong push towards head patting.
    Like, I see it everywhere, it's nothing special, just cuddles....
     
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    It's cute.
     
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    It involves

    • touching
    • familiarity
    • patronizing

    All of which can be received and reacted to in different ways depending on the characters' relationship, and the author can play off of that.


    That, or it's due to the fact 99% of anime writers today learned about human interaction from other anime because they're a bunch of hikikomori otaku, and it's a downward spiral of suck and regurgitated tropes and stereotypes.
     
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    Basically tactile intimacy is frowned upon in Japan, headpats are one of the few things that are technically acceptable. It's cute because it's weird and just a little sad.

    Meanwhile we have hugs and kisses.

    Well, some of us probably.
     
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