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Greetings! I've seen quite a few anime shows over my long (well, compared to most of my fellow Spilldos anyway) life, and I'd like to think that I've learned a few lessons over the years.
Lesson the First:It is totally acceptable to bitch-slap friends, relatives, co-workers, classmates, or even people you barely know if they question your loyalty or the loyalty of someone they are close to, to discipline uppity boy pilots, or just to make a point.
As seen in: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bleach, Naruto, Elfen Lied, Death Note, Eureka 7,Full Metal Alchemist, pretty much any anime featuring angsty teenagers (wait....isn't that basically all anime?).
I see this over and over again.
Need to make a point? BITCHSLAP!
Need to explain another character's motivations to an ungrateful kid (who is most likely a mecha pilot)? BITCHSLAP!
Need to remind someone of what a good friend you've been? BITCHSLAP!
I am forced to assume that in Japanese culture, bitchslapping people is a popular method of forcing them to memorize things.
Thanks for reading,
Stay tuned next week (I'm gonna try for weekly anyway ) for Lesson #2: Being an orphan gets you your own reasonably furnished home free of adult supervision despite your obvious lack of money.
EDIT: Anyone got a pic from the show Eureka 7 of Holland hitting Renton (or anyone hitting Renton really, he gets a bitchslap-based education from most characters...I guess he's not a great student)? I want to add that to this post but I can't find one :(
FURTHER EDIT: Feel free to post your favorite anime bitchslap in the comments!