[EVA] Extremely Bitchy Off-Topic
Zhou Tai An
kain at pacific.net.sg
Fri Nov 21 11:50:27 EST 1997
>My personal opinion of japanese culture as of now (subjected to change) is
>one of extreme liberalism and westernization. No doubt that it is a Asain
>culture but years of influence by the americans (since SCAP in 1945)
>created a very free society based along the lines of its western counterparts.
To a certain extent. Japan still is very traditional in some aspects, but
very Westernized in others.
>I think the *pop* culture of Japan (as seen in the manga, magazine and
>anime) is rather crude, i.e. based on the attraction of the fairer sex,
>i.e. perversion. Reasons? Once, i walked in Kinokuniya and in the magazines
>section, what do i see? Covers and covers of scantily-clad young females.
>Even books and mangas have similar covers to attract *hot-blooded* youths.
>As for anime, i think it is targetted for the youths and adults, rather
>than children, with serious and (sometimes adult) material and issues and
>gore and *sex*. Examples of anime are Ranma 1/2 and Eva !?
Combine a greater sex tolerance (that is, less aversion to H-stuff) and a
lower opinion of the distaff (from their culture) and this is what you get.
However, the situation is (happily) changing. With females getting more
respect in Japan (and worldwide), this trend should take a fall in the next
millennium (BTW, there's women activist group in Japan totally concerned
with the represenation of females in anime\manga\games.)
>Perhaps I may be wrong. Most society exhibit the above-mentioned symptoms.
>That is to say if a society is that pure and holy. They are probably
>droids. Henceforth, i can only say that the Japanese are more daring (a
>good thing, IMHO) and are willing to discuss such ideas more openly.
>(Unlike other conservative Asian society where such stuff are still frowned
I agree with you to a certain extent (again). But I still maintain that a
few things are a bit...open. ^_^
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