@theoutrider I wasn't even considering the mundane/visual novel aspects of the persona games, just the teenagers-doing-battle aspect. in any case I feel like I can come up with like a gazillion tv shows that have slice-of-life characteristics about teens in the US, though. like, veronica mars is essentially persona 4
@aparrish that's fair - I've never seen VM but the American films and TV and comics I've been exposed to haven't really done it much
I guess soap operas kind of do as well? but they're hamming everything up for the drama and all
like it doesn't really try to stick to any particular tone (say, the way a sitcom does even when it explores character development etc) or anything, it's just consistently a really nice, sincere, low-key thing about teenage relationships
@aparrish like, uh, Malcolm in the Middle has a lot of kind of good depictions of what life is like when you're "just barely managing", but the (admittedly tremendous) layer of slapstick comedy is so thick that the "life" aspect feels almost coincidental
(I'm kind of straining for examples here because I've never thought about this in a lot of detail)
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