This seems to be a pretty common trope amongst JRPGs and I'll admit I have played some older JRPGs that use this cliche like Lunar 2 and Final Fantasy VI. They're quite cringeworthy but they're still kind of funny in how cheesy they are.
Anyone mind telling me JRPGs where they've come across this theme?
Persona 3 and 4 Final Fantasy IV, VII, VIII, IX, X Lunar Silver Star Story Tales of Eternia
Pretty much all JRPGs, I guess
Persona 3 & 4?
See, I knew it!
Every weeaboo nerd keeps telling me the Persona games break all JRPG stereotypes but I knew just looking at the main characters who were pretty boys and schoolgirls that it really is just another Otaku game.