Has anyone else noticed a common thing in a lot of anime that feature romance. I'm talking about the mc being a low-class shut-in who has no particular skills (except for the plot-bestowed hidden power that comes to play later but I'm not talking about that, I'm talking about him as a human being). Usually, depressed, physically weak, unpopular, average intelligence - over all nothing special. Ofcourse, he's also dense and no relationships before what-so-ever. A forever alone you might say. UNTIL, ofcourse, a perfect girl appears out of nowhere, is crazy about him for some plot-given reason and he doesn't have to do anything at all to get her. All he has to do is roll with the situation and accept what life served him and happy romance every after! A couple of examples. I noticed this way back when watching Guilty Crown in highschool when the depressed, passive, outcast Ouma Shou meets a literal idol Inori who's all over him. Then you have Monogatari where the main girl Senjougahara literally falls out of the sky and Araragi just has to catch the love of his life and the plot serves everything else. (Here it is literally Oshino who does all the work for him and then she falls in love because Araragi solved her problem.) Recently we had Darling in the Franxx where the main ship happens with the usual shut-in depressed good for nothing mc bumping into a perfect girl who just falls for him for a plot-given reason and all he has to do is just roll with it. Not to mention shows like To Love-ru where girls literally fall from the sky in groups just for the dull and good for nothing mc to get his harem. Don't get me wrong, I love all these shows and I'm not necessarily criticizing them for using this trope as some of the mentioned here put nice spins on the concept (for example Guilty Crown had Inori just use Sho to get what she wanted afterwards tossing him aside with them bonding only later on) but it does get cliche and very (dare I say) unrealistic. Ofcourse it's all fiction but in Japan this kind of pandering can be a real problem since the otaku depressed, good for nothing, shut-ins (the exact same people who the mcs are maid to appeal to) get this distorted vision of life where they don't have to work to get a relationship, they don't have to improve themselves, they don't have to do anything else than wait for the girl to appear out of nowhere and embrace the happy life that comes after. This may seem like I'm taking this fiction stuff all too seriously and am expecting a realistic portrayal of life struggles in teen shows, but that's not really it. I'm just of the opinion that this trend is lazy and repetitive while also harmful for those who take these things too seriously ( we all know how easy it is to attach ourselves to a fictional story ). At the very least, I would like more shows to try and give a more interesting and believable portrayal of a couple getting together which shows actual character growth and effort put into the whole thing. This was just something that occured to me and I felt like talking about it so tell me if I'm just crazy and have unrealistic expectations for romance portrayal or do I have a point?