World’s Biggest Weeb
I think so much of it is designed for dudes who are absolutely terrified of real women and are intimidated by more masculine men.I agree. The designs in anime are every bit as bad. It's like the testosterone was sucked out of Japan. I'm thinking corporations started instructing artists to move away from 'cool' and instead make 'pretty characters' that women would also like.
The WRPG fantasy: you can be the ultimate alpha male who kicks everyone’s ass and gets the woman of his choosing if he plays his cards right.
The JRPG fantasy: you can be some dopey clueless beta male who saves the world by being nice, and get the hottest girl without having to do anything scary like flirt with her or ask her out or make any moves. Usually the romance develops through some accidental ice breaker moments like them accidentally seeing each other naked, or the girl getting all bitchy and jealous when the guy gets attention from some older cougar lady.