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  • One of these elements is "bitai", often translated as erotic allure.

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  • From Godai's drunken confessions in Maison Ikkoku, to Kaorin's silent suffering in Azumanga Daioh, to the subtle, unspoken yearnings of Patlabor's Kiichi Goto, many of anime's most memorable relationships-that-almost are are suffused with bitai.

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  • Shuzo argues that bitai increases the closer you get to the target of your affections, but dissipates completely once the relationship is consummated.

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