10407Re: Anime question
- Dec 7, 2005As Wired Magazine likes to say, "Japanese Schoolgirl siting." Anime
and manga are very sexualized, very adult. Not all of it, but i'd
say 80 percent. Violent, too, of course. But Japanese males have an
obsession with young girls and sexual innuendo, especially in anime.
It's a cultural thing. Sometimes it can be very creepy.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Herod Antipas"
> I know this is somewhat off topic but I really mean this as a
> It seems like alot of anime, some of which is ostensibly for kids,
> rather sexualized. I recenlt watched Kiki's Delivery Service withmy
> 5 year old, who adored it. Kiki is a 13 year old witch who movesto a
> new town to find her fortune. The funny part was, the characterwears
> a dress throughout the movie, and is constantly showing hera
> underwear. Now I know that if a person really didi fly around on
> broom in a medium length dress, that would happen, but theanimators
> seemed to be going out of their way to do this at everyopportunity,
> whereas American animators would have kept it to a minimum justunderwear.
> because it isn't seemly to show alot of 13-year-old girls
> I wasn't upset, and my daughter didin't mind, but I'm just reallyJapan?
> curious. Is this some cultural difference between the US and
> Are they being realistic and just showing what things would looklike,
> or are they being deliberately titilating?
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