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Old 2018-08-09, 10:06   Link #1
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Shinjuku Kabukichou



Original TV anime announced for Production I.G. set to take place in Kabukichō, Tokyo.

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The East Side of Shinjuku Ward … In the center of this chaotic neighborhood, the neon-lit Kabuki-chō district is expanding. Where light shines, there are also deep shadows. The curtain rises on this night stage where bizarre murders occurred! Is this suspense? No, comedy? An indistinguishable drama is about to begin….
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Director: Ai Yoshimura
Series Composition: Taku Kishimoto
Character Designer: Toshiyuki Yahagi

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http://pipecat-kabukicho.jp/

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Old 2018-08-09, 10:19   Link #2
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that okama on the left side ......... I hope it does not create controversy.

Anyway, looks interesting, the image reminded me a little Durarara!
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Old 2018-08-09, 11:06   Link #3
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This sounds really promising.
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Old 2018-08-10, 03:45   Link #4
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Kabukicho is about as sleazy as it gets in Japan - I suppose that has the makings of an interesting setting for anime.
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Old 2018-08-10, 07:44   Link #5
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that okama on the left side ......... I hope it does not create controversy.

Anyway, looks interesting, the image reminded me a little Durarara!
Nah, there is no way moral crusaders would pass on opportunity preach how anime ridicule transgenders like this. Putting Okama means everyone are ready for that happen.

And yes, it certainly gave me impression of Narita's type of story, I like that.
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Old 2018-08-10, 17:16   Link #6
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Nah, there is no way moral crusaders would pass on opportunity preach how anime ridicule transgenders like this. Putting Okama means everyone are ready for that happen.

And yes, it certainly gave me impression of Narita's type of story, I like that.
The character may not even be transgender, could just be a cross dresser. Even still it's not like we haven't seen this before. What was the name of that person who kind of swept Euro Vision a few years ago?
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Old 2018-08-10, 18:01   Link #7
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Of course character might not be transgender. There is full spectrum of preferences and motivation among Okamas/drag queens. But many people just treat it like insult of transgender in general. Usually straight men who aren't Involved with either.

In matter of fact there is very few less tolerant people, then ones who believe they defend rights of minorities. I still get occasionally flashbacks from certain part of anime Fandom reacting to Suisei no Gargantia...

Also name of guy you are talking about is probably Conchita Wurst or at least that's what Google is telling me.
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Old 2018-08-10, 18:23   Link #8
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What's wrong with having an okama in an anime? It's not like they don't exist in real life.
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Old 2018-08-11, 10:51   Link #9
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Especially in a series that takes place in Kabukicho where okama bars aren't exactly a rare sight.
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Old 2018-08-11, 11:19   Link #10
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You seem to forget that we live in a time where the least of things becomes controversial, a few days ago Korean fans were angry with an online store that would sell illustrations of cute girls, the reason was why there was the name taisho associated with it .

Last year a Japanese television show was criticized by more than 100 LGBT organizations for a television program that was celebrating the 30th anniversary of a homosexual character and the LGBT community demanded an apology and that something like that was never repeated.

Even the word "Okama" is being used very rarely nowadays in anime, the whole world is changing, and that includes Japan, you would only need a few dozen negative twitter to influence something.
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Old 2018-08-11, 16:49   Link #11
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Last year a Japanese television show was criticized by more than 100 LGBT organizations for a television program that was celebrating the 30th anniversary of a homosexual character and the LGBT community demanded an apology and that something like that was never repeated.
I don't know about the Korean example but this one was because Fuji TV revived a character from a 1980s show who embodied basically every homosexual stereotype and being asked throughout the show if he was a homo. It was criticized because most of them were derogatory. The viewers mostly facepalmed and admitted that it didn't fit into modern Japan.
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Old 2018-08-11, 21:15   Link #12
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I don't know about the Korean example but this one was because Fuji TV revived a character from a 1980s show who embodied basically every homosexual stereotype and being asked throughout the show if he was a homo. It was criticized because most of them were derogatory. The viewers mostly facepalmed and admitted that it didn't fit into modern Japan.
Doraemon LGBT recent controversy: http://yaraon-blog.com/archives/133289
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Old 2018-08-18, 09:56   Link #13
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Doraemon LGBT recent controversy: http://yaraon-blog.com/archives/133289
That's an entirely different example than the first one to the point that makes me wonder why you're even quoting me. Also at least provide a translation.
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Old 2018-08-18, 10:10   Link #14
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That's an entirely different example than the first one to the point that makes me wonder why you're even quoting me. Also at least provide a translation.
I'm just saying that nowadays people get offended easily, and because of that they feel entitled to ban what they do not like, it happens all over the world, and unfortunately it's getting stronger in Japan.

This latest news I posted was a simple joke where the protagonist of Doraemon was nervous when a homosexual person flirted with him, and because of this several LGBT communities denounced this as an attempt to teach children to hate homosexual characters.

Japan until a few years ago lived what was the 80's in the USA, but today changed, and is being careful with what is said and done, this is a reality.
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Old 2018-11-08, 21:49   Link #16
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Kabukicho is about as sleazy as it gets in Japan - I suppose that has the makings of an interesting setting for anime.
Isn't Kobe or Shibuya actually more dangerous? Shibuya especially. Sometimes feels like you can get abducted walking alone there at night
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Old 2018-11-08, 22:30   Link #17
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I commuted to Shibuya every weekday for two years and hung around for evenings many times, and never once felt remotely at risk there. And I live in Kobe now - the idea that it could be dangerous strikes me as rather odd, as it's a mid-sized city and quite genteel even by Japanese standards.

Japan is, on the whole, a preposterously safe country. Street crime is exceedingly rare. Having grown up in the States I've yet to find an area here that feels dangerous (and the natives' idea of what constitutes a bad neighborhood usually just relates to a lot of foreigners living nearby). When I say Kabukicho is sleazy I mean just that - not really dangerous, just packed with touts hawking sex shops and fetish bars of every kind.

TBH the only neighborhood in Tokyo (or Japan) where I felt even a little nervous was Roppongi (which I loathe). There are a lot of scams there which target fat-wallet foreigners looking for a good time, and you're bombarded with solicitations constantly. There are credible stories of gaijin being served spiked drinks and robbed, stuff like that.
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