>>8692>And then we'll be forced to get real girlfriends.
Big implication. The entire premise to otaku culture and the sole reason why it is the beacon of creativity catered to males is the fact that these men aren't bounded at all by females, or even their existence. Essentially, they are the furthest things for simps you could feasibly become in the modern world.
A startling percentage of indie webcomics have been ruined from female involvement, usually through meddling wives. This happens even to a lesser extent with certain manga authors who couldn't take the heat, and I can only assume that this is the same exact mechanism that leads to the ruin of male pandering comics and cartoons.
The artfags of old in japan have long since been dead (metaphorically and literally), the decades long recessions brought about by US legislators bought by automobile companies are to blame. Otaku culture is the sole reason your beloved medium has survived past the 90s and for as long as it has. Miyazaki and whipped westerners can whine all they want, but they have never been relevant for as long as it mattered.
I do agree with OP in the sense that certain fetishists, along with OP himself, are cancerous individuals that are ignorant of the medium and the ecosystem that it fosters, and sustains it. Women have always been objectified, sexualized and reduced to tropes in the medium, despite any plot and narratives it may incidentally provide. There are shows that by some fluke get made without such women (much fewer than you'd think), but make no mistake these shows only existed with the help of sexualized women, perhaps indirectly through other shows that aren't niche/flops that help to sustain the industry it calls home.
The act of reducing women to mere tropes is not a recent fad, it is a staple of the culture and the medium as we know it, although much more brazen and done with decreasing subtlety over time. This could be little girls, piss, foreigners/halfs, animal ears, little sisters, *dere, moe traits or any other trope you fervently dislike.
I'd say the shallowness of the execution of this trope in the past few years is twofold, one is the lack of plot and meaningful message in most shows that aren't sol (due to the lack of fucks given to sugarcoating their fetish stories as mentioned), and the invPost too long. Click here to view the full text.