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What sexual and romantic alternatives are the Japanese opting for?
prostitutes
romantic video games
celebrity obsessions
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unpleasantly turgid
Jul 6, 2016

u lightweights couldn't even feed my shadow ;*



rofl

Glory days for me were when I played Hearthstone competitively and made money once or twice.
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That Robot
Sep 16, 2004

ask me anything about robots

Buglord

anime is good

anime conventions are dumb as gently caress

je1 healthcare
Sep 29, 2015


Uncle Wemus posted:

Is that because life ends for japanese women after high school as they are ordered into domestic servitude

More accurately, life ends for japanese women once they get married. They can pursue a career and be wildly successful at it, so long as they remain spinsters. Once a career girl gets married she'll stop being considered for promotions out of fear that she'll get pregnant and ruin everything.

Business Gorillas posted:

I heard life is basically over for everyone over there after school which is why they all have that weird obsession about high schoolers. Its kind of like how when the same thing happens here for bumblefucks in the south they latch onto the one memory of excitement they have (high school football)

Which is weird since Japanese highschool is grueling and lasts 10 hours a day when you include mandatory clubs + cram school, all for the sake of testing into college. And then Japanese college is 4 years of loving around and doing nothing, even moreso than US colleges. And then companies hire graduates solely based on the name of the school on their paper, where employees return to a lifestyle of 10-12 hour workdays

Yet there's hardly any animes or mangas glorifying college life. It doesn't make sense.

My guess is that most Japanese are naturally reclusive so they appreciate institutions that force them to socialize with others. High school was probably the last time I had friends, anyway

opus111
Jul 6, 2014




omg this is so good. And that 'what?' she does at 00:20 is amazing.

opus111
Jul 6, 2014



je1 healthcare posted:

More accurately, life ends for japanese women once they get married. They can pursue a career and be wildly successful at it, so long as they remain spinsters. Once a career girl gets married she'll stop being considered for promotions out of fear that she'll get pregnant and ruin everything.


Which is weird since Japanese highschool is grueling and lasts 10 hours a day when you include mandatory clubs + cram school, all for the sake of testing into college. And then Japanese college is 4 years of loving around and doing nothing, even moreso than US colleges. And then companies hire graduates solely based on the name of the school on their paper, where employees return to a lifestyle of 10-12 hour workdays

Yet there's hardly any animes or mangas glorifying college life. It doesn't make sense.

My guess is that most Japanese are naturally reclusive so they appreciate institutions that force them to socialize with others. High school was probably the last time I had friends, anyway

even though japanese kids work hard at school they also have a really close-knit social group and are forced to do tons of sports and performances together, it's all about that bonding that you don't really get anywhere else. By college the fear of failure has dully developed.

Hector Beerlioz
Jun 16, 2010

aw, hec

avatarinwin posted:

he actually has a mental disease that makes him look sad and retarded but he is actually trying his best, how can you make fun off this, that was uncalled for you should know better, apologize publicly now and i will let it slide

Hello, I do not have a mental disease, thank you.

HoboTech
Feb 13, 2005

Reading this with the voice in your skull.

je1 healthcare posted:

More accurately, life ends for japanese women once they get married. They can pursue a career and be wildly successful at it, so long as they remain spinsters. Once a career girl gets married she'll stop being considered for promotions out of fear that she'll get pregnant and ruin everything.

Well now that's just good business sense.

Puppy Doll
Dec 20, 2011

Hey everybody!


The Japanese Idol scene is dedicated to selling the fantasy of ~pure maidens~ so weirdos think they have a chance with seventeen-year-olds who get forcibly shaved and make crying apology videos when theyre seen with dudes their own age.

the idol industry is loving bad my guys

AugmentedVision
Feb 17, 2011

by exmarx


Puppy Doll posted:

The Japanese Idol scene is dedicated to selling the fantasy of ~pure maidens~ so weirdos think they have a chance with seventeen-year-olds who get forcibly shaved and make crying apology videos when theyre seen with dudes their own age.

the idol industry is loving bad my guys

how do you even know about this jfc

AugmentedVision
Feb 17, 2011

by exmarx


now I know about it, gently caress you

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


actually it is an open secret that the japanese idol industry is owned entirely by the yakuza. given that yakuza are complete scumbags, they use their access to a massive, constantly replenishing supply of teenage girls about how you'd expect.

Decebal
Jan 6, 2010


Serious Frolicking posted:

actually it is an open secret that the japanese idol industry is owned entirely by the yakuza. given that yakuza are complete scumbags, they use their access to a massive, constantly replenishing supply of teenage girls about how you'd expect.

If it's an open secret why don't the cops do something about it ? Japan seems like a society that likes rules, the law and things being in their proper place - like Germany maybe ?

AugmentedVision
Feb 17, 2011

by exmarx


Decebal posted:

If it's an open secret why don't the cops do something about it ? Japan seems like a society that likes rules, the law and things being in their proper place - like Germany maybe ?

I learned while reading an SA let's play that Yakuza are more powerful than any other organized crime syndicate and are irreversibly entrenched in Japanese society

Puppy Doll
Dec 20, 2011

Hey everybody!


AugmentedVision posted:

how do you even know about this jfc

when i was in high school some of my nerd girl friends liked listening to akb48 and poo poo and i thought id find out more about them which was a Mistake

gently caress you back dude not my fault im a person of knowledge

AugmentedVision
Feb 17, 2011

by exmarx


sorry

Puppy Doll
Dec 20, 2011

Hey everybody!


its okay im sorry i used swears at you

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_mkiGMtbrPM
Have a nice day

etalian
Mar 20, 2006



Rakosi posted:

It also has a lot to do with modern young Japanese woman being generally tired of their mens poo poo and being more adventurous and eager to explore options in life other than babies. I studied in a Japanese uni last year and of all the Japanese students who were going to study abroad this year like 85% were girls.

Yeah the traditional culture expects women to quit their careers after getting married and knocked up.

Decebal
Jan 6, 2010


etalian posted:

Yeah the traditional culture expects women to quit their careers after getting married and knocked up.

I think that was the case in most of the world. It's not something typically japanese

afeelgoodpoop
Oct 14, 2014

by FactsAreUseless


etalian posted:

Yeah the traditional culture expects women to quit their careers after getting married and knocked up.

its actually the human brain of a child that expects endless time with its parents that are causing the problem imo. should cut that sucker out until its fully developed.

KiteAuraan
Aug 5, 2014

JER GEDDA FERDA RADDA ARA!




Puppy Doll posted:

The Japanese Idol scene is dedicated to selling the fantasy of ~pure maidens~ so weirdos think they have a chance with seventeen-year-olds who get forcibly shaved and make crying apology videos when theyre seen with dudes their own age.

the idol industry is loving bad my guys

It is so intense that when the VA for an animated idol was maybe, possibly, never actually proven, in a porno before becoming an idol, fans went apeshit and destroyed their Blu-Ray collections and poo poo.

Moridin920
Nov 15, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


sincx posted:

https://www.economist.com/news/asia...-it-hard-i-dont


Yes, Chihuahuas and Love Plus are fungible, good reporting.


haha

the economist is such poo poo

Opal
May 10, 2005

some by their splendor rival the colors of the painters, others the flame of burning sulphur or of fire quickened by oil.


Actually, it's good

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


Decebal posted:

If it's an open secret why don't the cops do something about it ? Japan seems like a society that likes rules, the law and things being in their proper place - like Germany maybe ?

why don't the police just arrest all the bad guys?????

Moridin920
Nov 15, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


Decebal posted:

If it's an open secret why don't the cops do something about it ? Japan seems like a society that likes rules, the law and things being in their proper place - like Germany maybe ?

they're all pedos over there

it's not like the yakuza is shoving 13 year old pop idols down everyone's throats. they want it. they like it.

RaceBannon
Apr 3, 2010


i met a dude this week who said he had a katana in a shadow box above his bed - thats my story

Decebal
Jan 6, 2010


Serious Frolicking posted:

why don't the police just arrest all the bad guys?????

Well yeah that's what they're payed to do

. Or have the Emperor declare yakuza as non-humans and their live and property open to anyone. Who would dare contradict a god ?

Uncle Wemus
Mar 4, 2004


Dont idols end up as prostitutes once they are out of style because they are locked into crippling debt

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

*krusty image*

Pendent
Nov 16, 2011

The bonds of blood transcend all others.
But no blood runs stronger than that of Sanguinius

Grimey Drawer

I'd like to see a Venn Diagram with Otakus on one side and the Alt-Right on the other. I'm guessing it would basically just be a circle

E: American Otakus to be clear. Anime nerds, whatever.

Hector Beerlioz
Jun 16, 2010

aw, hec

Uncle Wemus posted:

Dont idols end up as prostitutes once they are out of style because they are locked into crippling debt

Dang, I knew she looked familiar

Uncle Wemus
Mar 4, 2004


Wasnt there some documentary on how hosed up the idol biz is on netflix

mysterious loyall X
Jul 8, 2003



sincx posted:

https://www.economist.com/news/asia...-it-hard-i-dont


Yes, Chihuahuas and Love Plus are fungible, good reporting.

Post your favorite mainstream media description of niche cultural phenomenons here.

please let the economist know that otaku can be male or female

Stink Billyums
Jul 7, 2006
MAGNUM

Uncle Wemus posted:

Dont idols end up as prostitutes once they are out of style because they are locked into crippling debt

No most live with their parents and get married when they leave showbiz because they have no skills or education.

Though I have heard of a few getting forced into porn because their parents had completely unrelated crippling debt.

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BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

Uncle Wemus posted:

Wasnt there some documentary on how hosed up the idol biz is on netflix

You're thinking about the one about the male boyfriend/host industry called The Great Happiness Space. (Everyone should check it out.)

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