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Old 2012-11-25, 21:36   Link #62
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Originally Posted by Guernsey View Post
This isn't just limited to just anime or more specifically shonen, I noticed that a lot of anime use that whole 'power of friendship' theme.
In ANY medium -- stories involve friendship in one form or another. It's human nature to rely on friendship to get through troubles.

Originally Posted by Guernsey View Post
I wonder if it has anything to do with collectivism as in the United States we tend to value the individual rather than the whole.

The whole self-reliance thing is a myth; and it is something professed in North Korea. You can be a successful person or a bum. It is hard to make it anywhere without the assistance of others. In fact, the most successful people in America (and anywhere else) have people around them, who can provide them with support.
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