Reducing the legal age in Japan would change the paradigm of school novels

Keiichi Sigsawa, author of a franchise as Alternative Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online, Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Y Danshi Koukousei ó Urekko Light Novel Sakka wo Shiteiru keredo, Toshishita no Classmate ó Seiyuu no Onnanoko ni Kubi wo Shimerareteiru, said the change in the legal age in Japan, which will be reduced from twenty to eighteen years, will completely change the paradigm within the industry of romantic comedies and dramas in Japan.

«From 1 April this year, the majority will be 18 years old, but the age at which a woman can marry will also be 18, while at the same time 18 people will not need parental consent and No longer 19 years old. to marry. 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 reached the age of 18 could get married without their parents' permission, so it would not be a surprise if a whole class was filled with married couples.», He said.

«For example, “to help a classmate whose parents abused her, I married her”. Such an idea can now be proven if you are eighteen years old.“He wrote as a suggestion, suggesting that the paradigm of school commemorations or romantic dramas may change after the new legal age. But this is not really the only thing that will change in the law. ”From April 1, 2022, women between the ages of 16 and 18 will be able to marry with the proper approval of their parents.“It is a fragment shared with Sigsawa that changes the paradigm even further. What's in store for the romantic comedy and school drama industry with this new law?

Multiple comments can be read in the comment forums in Japan, as follows: «The school life of the future is about to change forever»,«The number of light novels about student marriage will increase in the coming years»,«Then add some problems with a romantic comedy from the obsolete past. For example, a teacher-student relationship in high school or university. It would still be frowned upon socially, but legally allowed“Y”Tonikaku Kawaii will be obsolete. With the new law they could be married from the moment they met».

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