In Japanese animation, the characters naturally use the phone many times. But not many characters own an iPhone, even a modern smartphone. Here are a few Japanese cartoon characters who have openly used this type of phone.
The film takes the theme of school, the music has a very interesting cast of boys and girls, and each has their own phone containing their very own playlists. Among them, only the short-sighted lecturer Noboru Taki uses an iPhone, specifically an iPhone 5.
The highest-grossing film of the Japanese wide screen not only has the iPhone appear, but also boldly predicts the phone lines that the future does not exist. In the movie, at the time of 2013, the main character used the iPhone 5 or 5s series. By the time the time moved to 2016, the character’s phone had changed to iPhone 6. But especially when it came to 2018, the phone immediately switched to a form similar to iOS 10 (which had not been released at the time of the release of the movie). mat). Although the design is not the same as in reality, this prediction shows the meticulousness, feat and creativity of the team.
Another movie with a character related to music and using the iPhone is Given. In one scene, the male lead Ritsuka is shown using this advanced phone line (most likely series 5).
Yuri on Ice
The cool project on the subject of skating also has a character using an Apple phone. Not the main male cast, the owner of this phone that looks like an iPhone 4 or 5 is Yuri Katsuki – a lovely and shy guy.
Famous Detective Conan
The presence of Apple phones in Conan has many interesting consequences. First, Detective Conan’s timeline has always been a mystery, but it’s likely only been half a month to a year. The most obvious thing is that the child characters are still in elementary school, and most of the characters often use the classic flip phone. Until the most recent trailer for the 26th Conan movie, things were different.
In the trailer, the audience can see the character using an iPhone with a “3-eyed” lens, most likely line 12 or 13. However, this easily contradicts the main timeline, but it is not. too serious that for many years now, touch phones have begun to appear densely in Conan.
In addition, there is still one more remarkable detail, that is, the owner of the phone – Rum is on the villain side. Meanwhile, according to The Guardian, the iPhone has its own “policy” when it comes to movies that it is absolutely not used by bad guys. Although Rum is a “two-car” character, it is undeniable that he is still a part of the Black Organization, and the use of iPhone can not help but make the audience wonder.
Flip phones are still “honest”
It can be seen that iPhones and touch phones are still something of a rarity in Japanese animation. Because, the flip phone line has been and still is much more popular. The proof is that in recent animated projects, flip phones are still integrated regularly. Many viewers also think that part of it comes from the feature, the other part is because of the “fold effect”, meaning the cartoon character in it will be much cooler if you end the call by firmly folding the phone cover.
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