Just for Fun: A Tribute to the Anime Slap (Shikkari shiro!)
Presenting a slideshow of anime slap-titude:
Slapping occurs frequently in anime. Whether intended as an act of humiliation or an assertion of one’s authority, this physical abuse can be justifiable.
Let’s say our hero is hysterical, catatonic or annoyingly angsty when the rest of the cast needs him/her the most. How do you fix them? A high-five to the face, of course. “Shikkari shiro!” (lit: snap out of it!)
On a side-note, what I find interesting is that according to the Myth-Busters, a slap to the face does actually help the slapped person get back in focus. Who knew?
Of course, my favorite reason to encourage this anime trend is because it’s hilarious. If our main guy is discovered in a morally compromising situation, we can leave it to his Tsundere girlfriend to be “Judge, Jury, & Executioner” on his face.
Our hero will do nothing to counter this attack, as he is usually frozen in a combination of intimidation and/or acceptance of his fate.
Posted on August 23, 2012, in Anime and tagged anime abusive, anime bitch-slap, anime mean girls, anime slap, anime violent, bishounen slap, black butler slap, bright slap, disarming slap, embarrassing, evangelion slap, get a hold of yourself!, gundam slap, my father never hit, naruto slapped, Shikkari shiro, slap anime, tsundere slap. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.