Hug scenes in anime transpire for a variety of reasons, both romantic and platonic. They can serve as the dramatic climax of a series-long relationship, showcase a character's emotional development, or simply come off as silly and awkward.
Hugs are a vehicles for expressing love, be it friendly, romantic, or familial. Some of the best anime hugs are heartwarming, while others are heart-rending. All Might of My Hero Academia has no problem showing his support for his students with hugs, whereas the hug shared by Hana and her werewolf lover in Wolf Children is enough to bring even the most hardened anime fan to tears.
A well placed hug can change the course of an entire series, assuming the person on the receiving end is happy to be touched.
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