Trope Workshop:Out of the Country
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This was found lurking in Useful Notes but seems more like an embryonic trope. Let's see if we can punch it up a bit.
Are you harboring a/an alien, angel, anthropomorphic animal, brainwashed test subject, clone, demon, goddess/god, inter-dimensional traveler, living weapon, mermaid, superbeing or synthetic human bishojo/bishonen?
Do you need to Hand Wave their bizarre behavior?
Do you live in Japan or in an area of predominantly Japanese culture?
Then do we have the excuse for you!
Yes, an unfortunate bit of Truth in Television is that an average Japanese person really isn't particularly world savvy, possibly even less than the stereotype of the average American. The Japanese seem to be able to blame just about anything on the influence of other countries on tourists and students. Everything from being totally unfamiliar with human social interaction, all the way to magical powers, can be hand waved under the pretext of having been Out of the Country.
The American version of this tends to require the alien/mermaid/robot/whatever to actually be FROM another country, most notably Estoooooooooooonia.
Could be related to the fact that Japan's population is over 98% Japanese.
- 1 Advertising
- 2 Anime and Manga
- 3 Comic Books
- 4 Fan Works
- 5 Film
- 6 Literature
- 7 Live-Action TV
- 8 Music
- 9 New Media
- 10 Newspaper Comics
- 11 Oral Tradition, Myths and Legends
- 12 Pinball
- 13 Podcasts
- 14 Professional Wrestling
- 15 Puppet Shows
- 16 Radio
- 17 Recorded and Stand Up Comedy
- 18 Tabletop Games
- 19 Theatre
- 20 Video Games
- 21 Visual Novels
- 22 Web Animation
- 23 Web Comics
- 24 Web Original
- 25 Western Animation
- 26 Other Media
- 27 Real Life
- Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's: In order to explain why she had absolutely zero knowledge of life on Earth, Fate was introduced to her new classmates as being from overseas.
- Encino Man: As mentioned above, the eponymous character's oddities are explained away by claiming he's a foreign exchange student from Estonia.
- In Princess Waltz, Liliana uses "I lived abroad" to explain how she was able to jump out of a second-story window with a friend on her back without injury.
Suzuku: Ah, that explains it.
Nishimoto: That's someone who lived abroad for you.