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Old 2012-01-26, 11:12   Link #2061
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Old 2012-01-26, 12:27   Link #2062
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I find this aspect of Japanese Culture most interesting

http://doorknobgirl.tumblr.com/
That's a fetish, not culture.

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That's a tad late. One thing I noticed is how fangs are traditionally looked up upon as cute in Japan, while looked down upon in Korea. Another cultural difference I could sense from being in both countries.
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Old 2012-01-26, 12:37   Link #2063
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I find this aspect of Japanese Culture most interesting

http://doorknobgirl.tumblr.com/
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That's a fetish, not culture.
Rule 34 of the Internet, a meme stating that "If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions."

One can hardly call that culture.
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Old 2012-01-27, 03:54   Link #2064
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Well, fetishes can be considered culture...
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Old 2012-01-28, 01:01   Link #2065
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Why do some anime characters yell "Potemkin".
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Old 2012-01-28, 01:04   Link #2066
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Graduating from what, exactly? Lingerie design school?
And hostess clubs

No, they a being discontinued by the AKB franchise, and will be "graduating" a.k.a. Given the boot in March.

But yonezawa and Hirashima got booted out before them this morning...
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Old 2012-01-28, 01:44   Link #2067
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Why do some anime characters yell "Potemkin".
Can you give an example? I don't recall anything of the sort.
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Old 2012-01-28, 04:29   Link #2068
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Alright. Japan has upped the ante with this PV. I don't think for a moment that any of the K-pop Girls will stoop to this level. But I'm always up for any surprise. I know for one that many male fans will go wild should SNSD pulled this kind of stunt.
I will double the ante, courtesy of Korea.


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Old 2012-01-28, 15:11   Link #2069
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That's a tad late. One thing I noticed is how fangs are traditionally looked up upon as cute in Japan, while looked down upon in Korea. Another cultural difference I could sense from being in both countries.
Clearly they have no taste.

To be fair, it's actually looked down in many different countries.
Reasons vary from religious undertones to it being sign of poverty (didn't pay the dentists to fix it)

The reason Japan doesn't give a rat's ass is partially because in Japanese mannerism, it's considered polite to not show one's teeth. This is, as far as I know, unique to Japan. Due to such, shape of the teeth isn't a cultural taboo. The fangs were considered "cute" as it resembles immaturity of youth, and this culture is actually a hell of a lot older than manga/anime.


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Well, fetishes can be considered culture...
Only if it has certain amount of supporters and practice.

Otherwise, I can find some sick dude who eats his own shit near where you live, and claim "eating your own shit is Western America's culture".

Want me to?



.... Oh wait, this is precisely what FOX News does already.
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Old 2012-01-28, 16:27   Link #2070
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Only if it has certain amount of supporters and practice.

Otherwise, I can find some sick dude who eats his own shit near where you live, and claim "eating your own shit is Western America's culture".

Want me to?



.... Oh wait, this is precisely what FOX News does already.
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cul·ture/ˈkəlCHər/

Noun:The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
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Old 2012-01-28, 19:39   Link #2071
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I will double the ante, courtesy of Korea.
Good call. A lot more teasing, but not as many flesh shown. I take it they are not singing about casual sex ?

However, nothing can top what the Russians had done years back :-

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Old 2012-01-29, 00:39   Link #2072
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Good call. A lot more teasing, but not as many flesh shown. I take it they are not singing about casual sex ?

However, nothing can top what the Russians had done years back :-

Second song was about stealing another man away from his girlfriend by seducing him apparently. But in comparison against the censorship board in South Korea, K-Pop takes a lot more risks knowing their stuff could be banned and tries their best to imitate America's style. This has an effect on how it is a lot more popular in North American than J-Pop which is still rather niche because it's lack of appeal to the males over here. We don't want innocent girls, we want a "come over and play with us" girls. But then again, J-Entertainment is pretty segergrated
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Old 2012-01-29, 06:09   Link #2073
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Clearly they have no taste.

To be fair, it's actually looked down in many different countries.
Reasons vary from religious undertones to it being sign of poverty (didn't pay the dentists to fix it)

The reason Japan doesn't give a rat's ass is partially because in Japanese mannerism, it's considered polite to not show one's teeth. This is, as far as I know, unique to Japan. Due to such, shape of the teeth isn't a cultural taboo. The fangs were considered "cute" as it resembles immaturity of youth, and this culture is actually a hell of a lot older than manga/anime.
Argh, the fang thing....
I don't even know if its even popular in Japan right now...
A lot of people consider it to be cute, but at the same time, unacceptable if you are trying to have a real career as an actress.
So, its only acceptable for anime, and young idol.

After all, the older you get, the more discolored you teeth gets, and especially if you have fangs, its impossible to bleach and keep up the youthful whiteness...

A lot more people in Japan are conscious about their teeth, and braces and whitening are pretty much the norm if you are from an average to higher than average family.
So all the more reason why the people with fang and other crazy teeth are probably from less well off families now.
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Old 2012-01-29, 09:53   Link #2074
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Can you give an example? I don't recall anything of the sort.
Carnival Phantasm Episode 2

Lucky Star... let's see... I'm sure it was when Kagami called Misao and she tripped (and forgot what she was going to call about).
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Old 2012-01-29, 15:45   Link #2075
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Argh, the fang thing....
I don't even know if its even popular in Japan right now...
A lot of people consider it to be cute, but at the same time, unacceptable if you are trying to have a real career as an actress.
So, its only acceptable for anime, and young idol.

After all, the older you get, the more discolored you teeth gets, and especially if you have fangs, its impossible to bleach and keep up the youthful whiteness...

A lot more people in Japan are conscious about their teeth, and braces and whitening are pretty much the norm if you are from an average to higher than average family.
So all the more reason why the people with fang and other crazy teeth are probably from less well off families now.
More than before yes, due to "western influence".
But still not nearly as obsessed as the rest of the world.
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Old 2012-01-30, 11:13   Link #2076
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What do you call those "bicycle shorts" that I see in most anime? I usually see this in characters who look like fishermen or by girls in festivals.
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Old 2012-01-30, 11:24   Link #2077
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What do you call those "bicycle shorts" that I see in most anime? I usually see this in characters who look like fishermen or by girls in festivals.
bicycle shorts?

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Old 2012-01-30, 12:01   Link #2078
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I am refering to the other tye of shorts that seem to resemble bicycle shorts.
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Old 2012-01-30, 12:03   Link #2079
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Could you mean "Spats"? At least that's what I've seen them called in Hayate no Gotoku.
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Old 2012-01-30, 13:05   Link #2080
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Swim shorts? dolphin shorts? spandex? You need a photo. There's too many kinds.
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