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What's up with incest in anime?

Okay, so what I mean by this is that in many animes I've watched, characters have relationships with their cousins. I'm just really confused about it... a couple examples are Ciel and Elizabeth in Kuroshitsuji, or Kohta and Yuka in Elfen Lied.
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lol i was watching soul eater and i went to school and when peolpe was saying " here miss .... " i said here miss maka and o m g i said no um here miss ... and loads of people laughed ! hahahahahahahahahaha
fanofzeldafan posted over a year ago
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^ Ummm, what? I don't understand... and what does that have to do with my question?
Sammisaurus posted over a year ago
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well its from soul eater !!
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TheNumber8 said:
I actually asked this Japanese guy that I know this question once.
He said that it's not uncommon in Japan for cousins to fall and love and such, it's just a normal part of their society. I think I've read somewhere that in Japan, as well as in other Asian countries, it's taboo to marry someone who isn't purely from that country in decent, even if they are pure Asian and such. Like... It's taboo for someone from Japan to marry someone from England, and it's also taboo for someone from Japan to marry someone from China and such, for example. So incest isn't overly uncommon in places like Japan like it is in western countries, and since Japan is where anime originates from, it's a wide part of some anime, too.
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I thought it might have been like that, just that it was a normal thing there. I just wanted to know for sure. Thanks ^^
Sammisaurus posted over a year ago
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sooo many words!!!!!! but i read it anyways!!!!!! <3333
xxanimeforevaxx posted over a year ago
xxanimeforevaxx said:

It is Something they do to get u confused....!!!!
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It is Something they do to get u confused....!!!!
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LMFAO
EmoSasuSaku posted over a year ago
tdafan121 said:
*shrugs* Dunno. I see it a lot, too. My mom hates it. I tell her it's common in Japanese culture to marry within the family (then my mom says that the Japanese are wackjobs and I proceed to conclude my mom is about as stereotypical as the show she hates most of all *coughcoughhetaliacough*)
I mean, the first anime/manga I was really into, Fruits Basket, has a lot of incest. Hiro/Kisa, Haru/Rin, Shigure/Akito, etc...
And in Baka and Test, there's Akira... yeah... she's... yeah.
And yes, as you said, Ciel and Elizabeth, but I believe marriage within the family was common in the Victorian era, as well.
And there's Vampire Knight with- oh, probably shouldn't mention this one... or I could just say *SPOILER*. Nah, I'll let those who haven't gotten past book 8 figure it out. *only reads the manga, figure out the connection yourself*
And Hetalia... there are many. Most of them are yaoi. Then there's Russia/Belarus... which (no matter how much Belarus wants it to be) will never really be "canon".
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EmoSasuSaku said:

It could be for anime reasons
Like to keep a bloodline going

Or what the first person who answered this said ^^
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SonOfPein said:
I always assumed they were distant cousins, like fifth cousin or seventh cousin... something like that. Or they were cousins from a branch family within their clan. If they are distant cousins or from a branch family, then it is not really incest cause there is barely any blood relation between them.

In America, you can marry in certain states (not all states, just some) your first cousin, but everyone will think you are weird.

Or it could be what Number8 (first poster) said... I'm curious though, did your japanese friend say it was common among distant cousins or closely related cousins? Just curious...
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