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Why is Japan so unusually productive in terms of producing entertainment for such a tiny ass country?
Games, anime, fuckton of manga, various types of novels(light/entame/character/literary), a mountain heap of adult content from eroge to hrpg to gravure to JAV, and not to mention anything about the bustling doujin scene and other niche subcultures
It churns out shitton of content every year. There's a lot of variety both in terms of form and content that you won't find anywhere on this planet.
What the fuck is their secret?
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Japananese cultural products are more spread on the globe than some other countries because the Japanese weren't as motivated or efficient when it comes to cracking down on piracy abroad.
Manga is still more easily accessible for free than comics for example.


>why does the country that produces the shit I enjoy to consume seem to produce more shit than the countries that produce shit I don't consume?
It's a mystery.


Yes, because cuz i really gotta watch those Armenian soap operas


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I really gotta watch small girl tease shy boy show #12342 or virign transported to the same medieval town show #2948298
But, in all seriousness, I think anime gained significance abroad because tv networks could buy already produced shows for a lower price than making cartoons themselves. Everyone grew up watching sailor moon or dragon ball or pokemon. Some time in the 2000s, tv networks stopped showing anime (except for pokemon) but the market was already established. There was already a niche subset of animation nerds that were pirating anime and it expanded from there to more mainstream properties.
It's a hell of a lot easier to sort through anime and see what I want to watch than Armenian soap operas with sites like MAL that catalog every anime in existence.


>the Japanese weren't as motivated or efficient when it comes to cracking down on piracy abroad
Good joke.

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thoughts on this manga? i watched the anime and am a fan of the artstyle.

i watched a video summary and spoilers the story is basically these magic users who live in a separate dimension abuse the human dimension and have contributed greatly to humanity living in poverty and suffering and regular genocide for "testing" of their scientific powers. from what i understand, the power relations are that the wizards are colonizers except they do it for fun and pleasure. basically the main character discovers his past and has multiple personalities and finds out that one of his personalities has materialized from the hatred of the humans towards the sorcerers from the past. the final battle ensues and the protagonist comes to the conclusion that the final enemy has turned into the exact same as their oppressors. For some reason, this ending, if it was described correctly as the video summary was rushed, really pisses me off. the wizards are the clear scumbags and abusers, and despite being walled off into a caste society, the entirety of the society is complicit and participates in abusing the human dimension. the final antagonist spoilers:which represents the rage of humanity wants to genocide the sorcerers but is stopped and the moral message seems to be that when you overthrow your oppressors you will probably turn into them and that your oppressors are humans too that you can get along with. of course, the protagonist was invested in defeating the final antagonist because their best friend, who was in the human dimension and helped him kill the genocidal sorcerers, would also be targeted indiscriminately, but the ending reeks of dont kill your rulers because there might be a chance you kill a good one, aka dont start a revolution.

idk, im just angry, but is the manga worth checking out and reading in its entirety? i only read some of the manga and watched the anime, and i would be disappointed if this is the logical conclusion of the manga. Is there more nuance and awareness of this? it seems in the ending, the power balance remains and nothing fundamentally changes. ill probably still read it because i like the artstyle, but I wish there was less of these apologia for "both sides" just because we got to know the characters of the oppressors.
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Like that anon said it drags on a bit later on and the conclusion and final message are kinda mehhh but it's still really fucking fun, so I recommend reading it. The characters are the best part of this manga.


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I really liked the manga up until Kaiman becomes like 5 different people and as others have said it meanders a lot until that point and the conclusion leaves much to be desired. Regardless, I still think it's worth a read for all the fun and insane bits a plot summary leaves out.


>thoughts on this manga
Pretty creative but not my cup of tea


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anyways how you fags liking dai dark


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I like it but its still in the baby steps of the story. We haven't seen too much of the Solar Mass and I hope the only character that can actually put up a fight against the protagonists isn't just that kamen rider dude.


>No Black Lagoon thread
Time to fix this.spurdoSpurdo
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Dutch doesn't really look vietnamese


No, but neither do a lot of Vietnam War vets. Between his (alleged) time he'd spent fighting in Vietnam and the 20-30 years he'd have spent in the area afterwards between the end of the war and the start of the show, I don't think it's out of the question that he might have picked up a decent amount of French.piratePirate


Fantastic show.


Balalaika is based best girl


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Just read the latest volumes of the manga after watching the anime and holy fucking shit there's a lot to unpack.
[spoiler]So, apparently Dutch is in fact not American or a Vietnam vet but a pretty high-ranking former officer from Burkina Faso. He was part of a group of young officers who were trying to overthrow Blaise Compairé's government in the 1989 coup attempt and basically return the country to how it used to be under Sankara. He was the only one of the leadership who survived getting executed after the coup was foiled and now the neo-colonialist French state is basically trying to eliminate him as a loose end. How can one guy get more based than this?[/spoiler]

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you. make a anime damra about this with pual cocksfoot ofc
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>>1359 i made it




>dickblast uni
0 bitches to be found




so just like any other computer science program

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What is the materialist explanation for me being met with pages upon pages of gay male pornography for when I searched for jojo r34?

Not even dbz has this much amount of gay male pornography

Are the tumblr chicks okay? And this was on the starudst crusaders tag only for some reason
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jjba characters are attractive and dragon ball chars arent


>Gay JoJo porn
That's what your average JoJo fan watches to relax after hard day of watching JoJo.


Hell yeah.


kek I mean it makes a lot of sense that you found endless amounts of yaoi* instead of whatever you were looking for, since Stardust Crusaders had only like 4 female characters.

*yaoi: male x male art and (fan)fiction made by women for a female audience. Its rough Western equivalent is called "slash" (after "male/male"). It's different from bara, which is gay porn drawn by and for gay men.

Yaoi/BL* has been popular since the 70s, I think. And JoJo has always had a significant amount of female fans, most (but not all) of which are "fujoshi"†. Jotakak, the pairing of Jotaro and Kakyoin, is extremely popular, probably the most popular JoJo ship‡, because Stardust Crusaders itself is the most popular JoJo part of all time. This has been true since the late 80s which is when Part 3 started. JoJo attracts so many female fans because of its huge cast of diverse, cool male characters dressed in flamboyant and stylish clothes, and fujoshi in particular because said male characters, who are usually if not always single, spend a lot of time together and often have passionate feelings for each other in the form of rivalries, friendships, etc., which makes it easy for fujoshi to interpret their relationships as romantic and/or sexual in fan-created media (which shippers‡ in general do whenever there's tension between two characters).

As for the materialist explanation for the popularity of yaoi and the existence of fujoshi, there are already a couple of threads where they have been discussed (in short: there are many different reasons, some of which haven't been talked about on this board). Also, female creators, many of which were yaoi artists, used to be the majority at Comiket (and still are in a number of other Japanese anime/manga conventions) until lolicon artists started to actively compete against them with more sexually explicit content (see: https://crawfordpro.wordpress.com/2020/05/03/article-the-castle-of-doom-and-the-lolicon-boom/). So, if anything, yaoi was already popular before straight hentai doujinshi (through lolicon, I presume) experienced its own "boom", though I'm not sure of how popular straight hentai made by men was before that. However, this last part is just speculation based on wPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Also did you know that CLAMP (the mangaka behind Cardcaptor Sakura and other classic anime) made a BL Jotakak parody doujinshi where Kakyoin lays an egg containing his and Jotaro's son called Jota Kujo who would later appear briefly in a 1994 OVA? lol

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Kappa Mikey reboot could be fucking spectacular. It was a show that was born too early for its own good.


>could be
Back to the animefanon with you.
>it was too early
It was a silly cartoon aimed at children that got old 6 episodes in for people that only watched Evangelion and decided that they were anime experts.


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I agree with you OP. Mostly just to spite this faggot >>13540

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>Sanpei Shirato, whose father was a proletarian painter, was heavily influenced by leftist artists and social activists. His work is thick with an evangelical disposition—utopian and idealistic. It blurs the line between reality and ideology. Early in 1959, Shirato rose to fame with Ninja Bugeichō , a story of a peasant uprising during the Sengoku period written from the perspective of the lower class in a rigid hierarchical society; it weaves a Marxist and materialist view of history, and soon became the subject of leftist praise.

>(…) Against this current, manga magazines proved to be a more standardized form of publication, gradually pushing out rental publications. This growth allowed Shirato to fund and set up a publishing company, Seirindo, with Katsuichi Nagai, and publish a magazine, Garo—a publication born out of the genes of leftist thought. Garo was destined to become a centerpiece of the student movements of the 1960s and early 70s, continuing manga’s expansion into new and unexplored realms. Garo’s peculiar content brought all kind of unusual material to the forefront of manga.

>The artists Garo published came to be referred to as the Garo School, which was equal parts experimental and authorial. But the artist who really shocked was Yoshiharu Tsuge. He came from a poor family and started drawing for rental comics as a teenager, making his way into Tezuka’s apartment office. Despite this, he felt constantly frustrated and had trouble making ends meet, living in a bathroom just big enough for a single tatami mat. This experience became the basis of his work. The openness of Garo’s editorial staff allowed Tsuge free reign. Beginning with his category-defying samurai manga Uwasa no Bushi, Tsuge refined own style free of restraint, culminating with “Nejishiki,” or “Screw Style.” It was a major shock for other authors and readers alike: it broke away the pursuit of meaning and instead chose to describe absurdity. Garo’s main readership at the time was leftist students influenced by avant-garde western art attuned to and willing to accept anything that broke away from traditional molds. If Shirato made the magazine a political tastemaker, Tsuge formally linked it to the avant garde.

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>Kamui Den is a manga series written and drawn by Sanpei Shirato. Set in feudal Japan, it tells the story of a low-born ninja who has fled his clan. The series combines historical adventure with social commentary and themes of oppression and rebellion that reflect Shirato's Marxist convictions.
And of course only one volume was ever translated.


FYI elemhunter of HabaneroScans spent a good couple years scanning raws of issues of Garo and uploading them to nyaa.si and archive.org.


HS were also responsible for fansubbing Urasawa Naoki no Manben. a really great series that I'm sad no other group has picked back up.


this sounds interesting as fuck
how often do you see manga or anime written by Marxists? I've always wanted to see that. I'm gonna read this one.

thank fuck, imagine if there was only the Nyaa torrents and they had 0 seeders due to lack of interest as it often happens.


I have read some works by Yoshihiro Tatsumi which were all good and sober.

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Always a peculiar feeling when I'm checking a mangaka's twitter and it's filled with retweets of Amerikan political bullshit. Most recent one even had Joe Rogan's clips about the covid vaccine.
It doesn't happen often but ideally it wouldn't happen at all.
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Joe Rogan is based :^)


yeah an artist I followed thought Putin was communist and was invading Ukraine to spread communism. also, think it was done some day that Putin did talked about his “de-Nazification” speech, so it not only clicked this dude as a dumbass but also a fucking Nazi sympathizer.


was the artist Japanese?


>you follow a shallow person to find out they're shallow
Then stop following them. It's that simple.



I'm not trying to start anything or get into any kid of idpol argument.

I'm just wondering why so many anime, many of which never receives a release outside of Japan, and takes place in Japan, is filled with characters who are obviously not Japanese.

Picrel, with a redhaired green-eyed character and a blue-eyed blonde, in the anime, both are native Japanese. They also have big noses like Caucasians.

What's going on here?
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Japanese anime predates Disney p sure.


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Short answer: That is what the majority of the market wants and they are in the business of selling views of their anime.

Some studios recognize that non-whites are part of their audience and have an ensemble of protagonists , such as "Black lagoon" that had Rock , a Japanese man , Revy a Chinese-American woman , Dutch an African-American and Benny , a white (Jewish?) American . and it was pretty well received. Probably because they concentrated on making storytelling their first and only priority and left idpol at the door.


Tezuka got inspiration from Disney


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>white (Jewish?) American
pic rel. Also recurring cast included the Russian Balalaika and the soldiers under her command, the Chinese mafia, an Indian money counterfeiter girl, and a ex-FARC militant maid from Colombia. Black Lagoon is really damn diverse.

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