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    "You'll catch a cold!"

    How many times have you heard that in an anime? They seem to say it so much that the reasons for them catching a cold seem to be getting more ridiculous and unlikely or illogical.
    -When a character sleeps on the floor = You'll catch a cold!
    -When a character falls asleep on their desk = You'll catch a cold!
    -When a character falls in a pond or shallow body of water = You'll catch a cold!
    -When a character goes outside running in the rain = You'll catch a cold!
    -When a character with long hair goes to sleep with her hair still drenched from a shower = You'll catch a cold!

    I was just reading the newest chapter of Ao Haru Ride and saw in the opening pages that Futaba falls asleep in bed after a shower and didn't dry her hair. Yuri sees this and says "Ah, she didn't dry her hair, she might catch a cold" and that might have been like the 8000th time I've seen this in all the anime I've seen this week. Where else have you seen this happen and you knew for a fact that people don't catch colds from it?

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    Hmmm, how interesting. I haven't paid attention to it much, but now tat it's being brought up I now see the ridiculousness of le catching colds in anime. I highly doubt that the majority of these situations will cause one to actually contract a cold.

    However, to answer the question, I have not seen any other different situations in anime other than these
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    XD total lies in reality for me XD

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    I could do anything in the whole world and not get a cold, to be honest xD

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    i just saw one where the Main character was sleeping on the floor outside and his girl brought out a blanket "If your going to sleep outside you might need this or your going to catch a cold". Then proceeded to snuggle up with him come to think of it the more anime i watch the more times i notice how often this happens and it usually allows people the opportunity to get closer to the person they are with or have a crush on

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    I always get colds, I have a weakness for colds >_<

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    Quote Originally Posted by KuroTheNight View Post
    I always get colds, I have a weakness for colds >_<
    Oh man, Dai, that's terrible x.x
    I don't ever get colds, I'd hate to know what it feels like to always get it.

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    catching cold is a serious problem.... I really try my best to not caught a cold..when I caught I don't like to eat and I always feel tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Tea View Post
    "You'll catch a cold!"
    -When a character sleeps on the floor = You'll catch a cold!
    -When a character falls asleep on their desk = You'll catch a cold!
    -When a character falls in a pond or shallow body of water = You'll catch a cold!
    -When a character goes outside running in the rain = You'll catch a cold!
    -When a character with long hair goes to sleep with her hair still drenched from a shower = You'll catch a cold!
    I think you just about listed every instance in which this occurs that I can think of.

    I'd like to add that its not only just the case that the other character thinks that they will get a cold, but that the character actually does seem to get the cold after experiencing the above situations. Furthermore, they always end up having to stay home and sleep or something because the cold is so bad too. Funny enough, I haven't caught even a simple cold in about two years and have never had to stay in bed for any of them either. The pharmacies must make a killing in these anime worlds...

    Its obviously a plot device that they use to get two characters to be together and alone or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukizaya View Post
    I think you just about listed every instance in which this occurs that I can think of.

    I'd like to add that its not only just the case that the other character thinks that they will get a cold, but that the character actually does seem to get the cold after experiencing the above situations. Furthermore, they always end up having to stay home and sleep or something because the cold is so bad too. Funny enough, I haven't caught even a simple cold in about two years and have never had to stay in bed for any of them either. The pharmacies must make a killing in these anime worlds...

    Its obviously a plot device that they use to get two characters to be together and alone or something similar.
    I think I can safely say that I haven't had a cold in maybe more than 10 years. Probably up to 13 years. And I've never really been bedridden for it either. The symptoms of the cold as described or displayed by the anime person who has caught the cold (fever, fatigue, etc) is more characteristic of the flu. But as you said, it's usually used as a plot device for romance or comedy or something.

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    Haha so true especially my mom she always force me to wear socks everytime so I can't catch a cold xD

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    Well yeah . It's ridiculous that they say things like that even though it don't happen or the possibility of it happening is small . But I think they always do that in order to show some kind of sweet relationship and in depth care for the other party . I don't get it why they say "You'll catch a cold!" (even if we know they won't) but guess that is how they show love to the other character .

    Just my opinion though .

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    I have heard this in almost every anime I have watched xD Believe me, I tried doing stuff like sleeping with my hair still wet, sleeping and the floor, playing in the rain but nothing happens :/

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    Maybe the common cold in Japan is as deadly as the plague ;P

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    Man,,!! "you'll a catch a cold" is biggest problem to me,, XD

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    usually colds cannot happen that way, as far as I know, colds come from viruses around you and not simply on the things you do. :)

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    So many times that I'm afraid you can catch one just from walking on the floor barefoot

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    Some don't happen in reality XD

    I still respect those. hahaha



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    I've heard that plenty of times in an anime or manga, but I really haven't given it much attention. And my mom keeps on saying that phrase too, "You'll catch a cold" and some reasons. So, I guess I'm already immune. XD
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    I don't know about anime characters but I usually "catch a cold" every month but on the contrary I have never been seriously ill (exept for one case when I had to be hospitalized for 2 months back in high school). But wasn't cold a bacterial infection? I remember hearing something like that but it just might be my memory mixing up stuff again as usual.

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