Lowering the legal age in Japan would change school novels

keiichi sigsawafranchise author as Alternate Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online, Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World and Danshi Koukousei from Urekko Light Novel Sakka wo Shiteiru keredo, Toshishita no Classmate from Seiyuu no Onnanoko ni Kubi wo Shimerareteirusaid that the change in the legal age in Japan, which will be lowered from twenty to eighteen, will completely change the paradigm within the industry of comedies and romantic dramas in Japan.

«From 1 April this year, the age of majority will be 18, but the age at which a woman can marry will also be 18, and at the same time 18 and 19 year olds will not need parental permission no longer of marriageable age. If you are writing a novel, you will need to take this into account from now on.Sigsawa wrote. «Two high school students who have just turned 18 can get married without their parents’ permission, so it wouldn’t be surprising if an entire class was filled with married couples.», he said.

«For example, “To help a classmate who was being abused by her parents, I married her.”. A thought like that can be created right now if you are eighteen years old», He wrote as a suggestion, suggesting that the paradigm of comedies or school romantic dramas may change from the new legal age. But this is not the only thing that will change in the law, really”From 1 April 2022, women between the ages of 16 and 18 will be able to marry with the appropriate approval of their parents.” is a fragment shared by Sigsawa that changes the paradigm even more. What is in store for the romantic comedy and school drama industry with this new law?

Multiple comments can be read on traffic forums in Japan, such as: «The school world of the future is about to change forever», «The number of light novels about student marriage will increase in the coming years.», «So some rom-com issues from the past will be old. For example, a teacher-student relationship in an institution or university. It would still be socially frowned upon, but legally allowed” and “Tonikaku Kawaii will become obsolete. With the new law they could be married from the moment they met».

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