Japan’s birth rate is quite low these days, and I’ve thought about possible causes. I never would have guessed that Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun would lend possible insight into this situation.
I happened to catch a subtle message on the whiteboard – “cock. It’s atrocious.” This subtle instance demonizing male genitalia for young, impressionable girls immersed in shoujo anime is quite curious. It makes me wonder if there are other such subliminal messages in other anime or if it’s just focused on young girls. This seems to warrant further investigation.