You need to login to do this. If you miss little Timmy’s softball game even once he’ll end up a serial killer all because of your terrible parenting. Parenting is challenging and complicated, and most parents are doing the best they can in the world’s hardest job. Hollywood knows that you’re doing it wrong, though, if you spend even one second why I’m Not Famous – Ed Kilbourne – A Place To Watch The Rain work that you could be fishing or teaching your kid to catch a baseball.

This trope can fail at even trying to find a balance between work and spending time with the kids. While not quite Always Male, has a strong tendency to be about Dad rather than Mom. In Bokurano, Waku tells Moji that he used to play soccer, but his father never showed up for the tournament he was in, so he began to question why he was doing it, and decided to take a break from it. In the manga, Aiko “Anko” Tokiosumi’s father Akira is one as a news reporter, and it’s revealed that she had once hoped to be an Idol Singer to see him on TV. Mizuno, Sonomi’s always very busy with her business and barely has time to see Tomoyo, but is genuinely affectionate to her and her friends when she is around. Sakura’s father Fujitaka is a milder example, as he’s an archeologist and uni professor with a very heavy schedule. May or may not be the case in Dragon Ball Z.

Gohan has never shown much if any anger for his father not being there more for him. The separations often occurs due to Goku being dead or the Earth being in great peril. Shun of Endride is rather more proactive than most, so when his dad doesn’t come home for his own birthday, Shun goes to his office to drag him back home. Tsubomi had an emotional breakdown, forcing them to realize that they were destroying their family. It was during one of these periods of angst that she met her Jewelpets. Sara also has scientist parents who went abroad when she was a kid.

The only news she gets of them is when they send gifts. Not that Jotaro seems to resent him for this, but he clearly didn’t understand that most people need a dad while growing up. It costs him his first marriage. In Magic of Stella, Tamaki’s father’s jobs requires him to only available at home one weekend a month. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st. Lunge from Monster is this to the extent that his wife and daughter actually leave him. It is rather grating as Boruto is being even brattier than his father as a kid, as well as under-appreciative.

His younger sister Himawari doesn’t have this issue and is more accepting of their father’s job. This idea kicks off the story in Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, exaggerated by the fact that the main character’s mother died when she was young, so she feels especially abandoned by her remaining parent. Sorrel from Pokémon: I Choose You! When he was younger, he was raised by their Luxray.

In the series proper, Lillie feels this way about her workaholic mother Lusamine. She opens up about it to Professor Burnet after losing her temper over it that morning, which starts to mend the strained relationship they had. In Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea the father of main character Sosuke is this, much to his mother’s annoyance. Though in her case, Rei is perfectly happy with this arrangement – she hasn’t really gotten along with her father since he couldn’t be bothered to take some time off from work to be with his terminally ill wife some years before. In Sonic X both of Chris Thorndyke’s parents have this problem, leaving him to depend on the company of an eccentric grandfather, and later a blue hedgehog and his friends. 20th Century Boys: This has happened with a police detective and his daughter, to the point that she tells him if he’s only one hour late to his grandson’s birthday party, it’ll be okay. It also happened to Otcho, with similarly devastating consequences.

Chiaki’s father in Today’s Cerberus is a globetrotter who even refers to himself as eternally traveling in letters to Chiaki. Eri from School Rumble has this sort of relationship with her rich businessman father, who spends a lot of time away on business. Green Arrow was this after he took Roy Harper in and made him his sidekick. Oliver was frequently out and about when they weren’t in costume and left Roy by himself for varying periods of time. Roy’s birth father died in a forest fire when Roy was three, and Roy’s adopted father Brave Bow died of liver failure when Roy was twelve. The opening for issue one of Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker show Jonas and Alan’s parents are often absent due to their jobs. Filthy Rich, becomes mayor of Ponyville.

Post-Crisis, pre-New 52 Black Canary had a childhood like this. Her mother was the original Golden Age Black Canary. She was often too busy being a superhero to be around in her daughter’s life. Dinah II gave her mom a “Best Mom Ever” mug ironically. 41 to get his attention because he’s distracted with some world domination plot.

She comes home from her day job earning money they need to survive only to be immediately called back out to save lives as a superhero. Her teenage daughter begs for more time but Plutona refuses. In Tales of the Jedi, this winds up being the relationship between Nomi Sunrider and her daughter Vima. In ‘Nexus’ this is subverted, as Jack rarely thinks about his father unless he has to. Perfect Companions: Applejack’s parents had to travel to help the other Apple Families get their farms started up, and as a result weren’t there that often, even missing her birthday several times.