I think everyone notices this thing. Why do all anime characters get sick so easily? I feel so frustrated whenever I think about it. Seriously, why? They will have other characters, usually their mother or sister telling the main character “not to be out for too long or you’ll catch cold”. The classic foreshadowing of getting a fever. The thing is, they catch cold impossibly easily! I’m pretty sure they could catch cold by literally everything.
Soaked in water? FEVER!
Sleeping without blanket? FEVER!
Ran in a rain for 10 seconds? FEVER!
Had a brisk walk at the backyard? FEVER!
Opened the refrigerator? FEVER!
Only wearing towels for the rest of the night after bathing…. NO FEVER BECAUSE FAN SERVICE!
Another thing that bothered me is why do all anime characters collapse when they supposedly just have normal fever? Or is it just me? Does everyone experience this? The character would be soaked in water the night before and come to school like normal the next day only to collapse during lunch break out of convenience. I mean, fainting is one of the worst thing to happen to anyone and it’s an indication that their health is seriously servere, they need to be sent to the hospital as soon as possible, but where do they usually send them? To the infirmary. Then it is revealed that the character only has normal fever… because of being soaked in water…
Lastly, why do all the other characters act like the person who got sick will die really really soon?? Anime rule #371: If one character has a fever, all the other characters will act like the character with a fever will die. So they’ll visit him/her, bring some flowers, drink some booze, have a party all night long!!!…. And then the character gets better the next day like nothing happened.
I’m sure there are reasons. As far as I’m concerned, I enjoy watching them despite being illogical. Welp, maybe BECAUSE it’s illogical, I enjoy watching them.
Seriously though, if you know the reasons, please tell me.