@useless-romaniafacts Nothing has ever been more veridical than this.
What is weird via the timeline is that education in China is different from Europe/the West. I think it's 9 compulsory years but lasts from primary (ages 6/7 to 12/13) then junior secondary (12/13 to 15/16) then senior secondary (15/16 to 18/19) so.... the characters could be anywhere from 12 to 19 over the entire timeline, which might explain why he tian can look so older if those parts he was like 16? Also I honestly think it's just old's art style. Lol! Mysterious!