serious question: why aren't there equivalents to the Persona games set in the United States? (e.g. epic turn-based RPGs about being a teenager set in the present day)
(just thinking about how I've played seemingly countless video games set in Tokyo but few if any games set in New York City. or *any* US city really, other than their apocalyptic versions in e.g. fallout)
@aparrish it strikes me that mainstream US media doesn't really do slice-of-life stuff much, while it's not uncommon in manga so there might be more tolerance for that kind of setting in the Japanese market?
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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