Why do anime characters use flip phones more than smart phones?

Blackangel
(01-13-2021, 05:56 AM)Grungie Wrote: I watch a lot of slice of life stuff, and they primarily use smartphones, they even joke with characters who use a flip phone like “woah, you STILL use one?”

is that so?
may i have those names grungie? i don't dabble on those slice of life shows so i don't know lol

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Demon_skeith
Akuma

I think they look cool personally.

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Grungie
Shichibukai

(01-13-2021, 04:32 PM)Blackangel Wrote: is that so?
may i have those names grungie? i don't dabble on those slice of life shows so i don't know lol

Well a recent one was Kaguya-Sama Love is War, the titular character was the only one with a flip phone, it was the whole irony of her family being filthy rich, and she still had a flip phone.

Smart phones were showing up in anime around like 2013.

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Rinko
Akuma

(01-13-2021, 05:42 PM)Grungie Wrote: Well a recent one was Kaguya-Sama Love is War, the titular character was the only one with a flip phone, it was the whole irony of her family being filthy rich, and she still had a flip phone.

Smart phones were showing up in anime around like 2013.

Even I didn't know that.
Mostly because people still have a lot of flip phones in anime and this is news to me

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Grungie
Shichibukai

(01-13-2021, 08:26 PM)Rinko Wrote: Even I didn't know that.
Mostly because people still have a lot of flip phones in anime and this is news to me

It’s probably a psychological effect (probably not the right term, but whatever), but you probably ignore or overlook it when characters have smart phones, as they’d pretty synonymous now, but you instantly notice someone is using a smart phone because nobody uses them anymore,

It’s like when you watch a movie, and someone whips out an iPhone, you don’t bat an eye, but the second someone whips out a Motorola Razer or a 90’s brick phone, you’ll notice.

When I watched Strawberry Marshmallow like 12 years ago, I didn’t notice the main character’s old style flip phone, or their CRT, but when I watched it last year, I was like “oh yeah, this show is that old...”

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Blackangel
(01-13-2021, 05:42 PM)Grungie Wrote: Well a recent one was Kaguya-Sama Love is War, the titular character was the only one with a flip phone, it was the whole irony of her family being filthy rich, and she still had a flip phone.

Smart phones were showing up in anime around like 2013.

oh wow 2013?
guess i haven't been watching much of any new anime these days and i need to watch new anime.

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Grungie
Shichibukai

(01-15-2021, 01:58 PM)Blackangel Wrote: oh wow 2013?
guess i haven't been watching much of any new anime these days and i need to watch new anime.
I don’t remember the first one I saw that showed a smartphone, but I do recall back in 2014 that one of the characters in Kagerou Daze had one.

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Blackangel
(01-15-2021, 05:57 PM)Grungie Wrote: I don’t remember the first one I saw that showed a smartphone, but I do recall back in 2014 that one of the characters in Kagerou Daze had one.
that's cool
let me see if i can find a video clipping for it. i was so sure even in 2015 flip phones are still used in anime

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