>>72674I don't think Sayu's mother hates her. She seems more like a stereotypical controlling parent who can't handle it when her kids talk back. Her brother probably thought it would be best for Sayu to spend some time away on her own terms because her mother's obsession with saving face would make Sayu's trauma worse, but he also recognized that her mother would never approve of that, precisely because it would make her lose face.>But are there laws that say a teen needs to have parental approval to move out and live on their own?
I always assumed that's how it works in most countries. There are probably lots of nuances, but Wikipedia sums it up as:>Child custody consists of legal custody, which is the right to make decisions about the child, and physical custody, which is the right and duty to house, provide and care for the child. [..] Physical custody establishes where a child lives and who decides day-to-day issues regarding the child.
Even in anime, teens who live on their own usually have special circumstances, like parents who are dead, missing, or on neverending business trips.