Question: Anime and Magical Chains

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Blondie4Ever

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I've noticed that many anime have a character (usually female) wearing a chain (usually attached to a bracelet) that rattles when something "special" is going to occur. This could be: invoking a special power, the presence of a friend or foe, etc. (Anime examples: FLCL, Melody of Oblivion, Dears, etc.)

My question is: what's the significance of the "mystical chain"? Is this something rooted in Japanese culture?

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I don't think Japanese people have some traditions like that......

PwnOXz0r

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Probably. My guess is in their folklore there was a female character with that chain on her wrist and it would rattle when something specific was coming closer to the character.

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  • Sep 18, 2005
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I didn't notice!! XD What series do you watch? (or read)

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Quote by sangel99I didn't notice!! XD What series do you watch? (or read)

You want the list? By my count, i've seen 209 unique titles/series. ^_^' But my 1st post has some examples of the chain...

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