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Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:49 PM Reply

Am I the only sick of people fawning over Japanese media?

I just finished watching "You are Umasou". Don't get me wrong, it was a good movie. It was still a children's movie and comparable to "The Land Before Time". Yet everyone else that watched it insisted that it had an incredible story and characters which put anything made in America to shame (even movies geared towards adults...). They also marveled at the humor but I'm fairly certain that most of the "jokes" were unintentional and/or the result of cultural dissonance. The same thing happens with anime all the time, really.

A lot of people seem to love J-Pop (and C-Pop, and K-Pop) and insist that it's "better" than American pop even though 90% of the bands were invented by huge entertainment companies. It's not really original either. Same thing as above, cultural dissonance. Perhaps they just like it because it's different and mistake different for better.

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:52 PM Reply

I like k-pop, but I don't think it is better than other things, it is a matter in the end, i guess.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:55 PM Reply

I was abit mad when a girl says America makes shitty shows and everything from Japan is overall better and more creative. I wanted to punch her.
At one point it was certain she had no idea what she was talking about when she said the Americans are ripping off Naruto, by showing Naruto dubs.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:55 PM Reply

At 5/2/12 10:49 PM, bgraybr wrote: Perhaps they just like it because it's different and mistake different for better.

That pretty much sums it up, as far as I know. I wouldn't go as far to say "oh, everything's better in Japan," but I have to admit, experiencing a few things here and there that are different can be like a breath of fresh air. That applies to pretty much everything, though.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:56 PM Reply

Well Japanese internet is better than American internet :P
I think the things being different is what gets people (like you said). It's like, discovering some underground stuff, but it's not really underground, just big somewhere else lol. It's something new...fresh.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:57 PM Reply

I agree.
I like Japan and its wacky culture, but all these Easterners who seem to pray to Japan and curse their non-Japanese heritage is just maddening. As fun as Japan is, saying everything in Japan is better is going overboard.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:58 PM Reply

I like anime and manga for it's own merit, but most of it is very cookie cutter and cliched, repetitive and predictable, not the creations of genius god-men that walk the earth. I just like the entertaining gems I can find sometimes.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 11:00 PM Reply

I will never understand why white people like Asian shit.

The best stuff to come out of Korea, Japan and China is food. That's all.

Games? Suck

Movies (except Godzilla)? Suck

TV shows? Suck

Movies? Suck

The list goes on and on and on and on.

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 11:03 PM Reply

Just tell em Disney inspired anime that'll fire up them weeaboos.

Anyway the people who say this 9/10 don't what the hell they're talking about.This mentality of "better cause different" applies everywhere.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 11:04 PM Reply

Whoo poob wast.
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Then we fnd oot. Whoo poob last


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 11:09 PM Reply

The thing about it is, it's generally a case of ignorance is bliss, because much of American entertainment nowadays range from mediocre to utter shite, some of us had to look elsewhere for quality entertainment, and Japan seems like a natural choice, considering all of the weird and wacky things that come out of there. {whether or not you would consider it quality or not is up for debate.}

As for J-pop, K-pop or whatever, it's more or less the same thing. Partly due to anime OP and ED themes, people are going to have much more leeway for J-pop than the American counterparts, which has gone down the drain for so long. People tend to gravitate more towards something exotic when the normal mediums of entertainment aren't what they used to be, or simply to stand out in the crowd.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 11:47 PM Reply

At 5/2/12 11:00 PM, Shade wrote: I will never understand why white people like Asian shit.

The best stuff to come out of Korea, Japan and China is food. That's all.

Games? Suck

Movies (except Godzilla)? Suck

TV shows? Suck

Movies? Suck

The list goes on and on and on and on.

Girls? Yum.

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 11:47 PM Reply

At 5/2/12 11:10 PM, IAmSapphireBlvd wrote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in_Japan
Rail companies will charge the families of those who commit suicide a fee depending on the severity of disrupted traffic.[18]

Haha, oh man. That's some fucked up shit Japan.

Anyway, the only thing I like from Japan is their food. Everything else is pretty horrible.

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 2nd, 2012 @ 11:51 PM Reply

At 5/2/12 11:00 PM, Shade wrote: I will never understand why white people like Asian shit.

The best stuff to come out of Korea, Japan and China is food. That's all.

Games? Suck

Movies (except Godzilla)? Suck

TV shows? Suck

Movies? Suck

The list goes on and on and on and on.

It makes me very thankful i'm half japanese, at least I have an excuse.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 12:15 AM Reply

I'm not as bothered by people obsessing with Japanese media as I am by Japanese porn. None of their women shave "down there" and it's always censored.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 02:39 AM Reply

I think people just like something different.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 02:44 AM Reply

Don't worry, you aren't alone, you're just in the wrong part of the internet. A lot of people on newgrounds and associates do like japanese culture, I personally prefer american comics and even come european film (I just watched A Town Called Panic and OSS 117: Cairo) and television over Japanese genre. It really just depends on what things you like if you want people to relate to. So what is it? Are you a movie guy? Comics? Video Games?

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 03:33 AM Reply

At 5/2/12 10:49 PM, bgraybr wrote: Am I the only sick of people fawning over Japanese media?

No- I'd like to see tech shows from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea on American TV.

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:03 AM Reply

ALL THIS WEABOO
FUCK


I be down with Mozart mother fucker! I've been banging out jives since I was a dickworm
Slags and hoes.
Oh shit king kong what are you going

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 11:27 AM Reply

At 5/2/12 11:00 PM, Shade wrote: Games? Suck

Id accept that you could dislike the others, but this isnt right. You have to be trolling, either that or you just hate everything japanese because other people like it in an attempt to look like a hipster. Those old Japanese video games and consoles are classics.

At 5/3/12 09:58 AM, Rummy0 wrote: J-pop is mainly focused on being cute.
Where as American pop is mainly focused on annoying ugly whores whoring off black cocks.

true, true

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 12:36 PM Reply

I fucking hate Japan with a passion.

I am glad I live in America, where I play my Nintendo games with Mario and Zelda. Japan could never do anything that epic.


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 02:26 PM Reply

I hate anime, and I hate all the sexual perversion they got there.

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 02:33 PM Reply

At 5/3/12 02:26 PM, ngman7 wrote: I hate anime, and I hate all the sexual perversion they got there.

Even hentai? Because it's in the bible that Jesus loved hentai.

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 02:33 PM Reply

At 5/2/12 10:49 PM, bgraybr wrote: Am I the only sick of people fawning over Japanese media?

Not really, there are those who are so obsessive that they deserved to be labeled a "weeaboos". Especially when they tried to justify what they did in WW2.

Not to mention in the anime industry, the fandom can be insane to the point in which the VA or seiyuus would get in trouble for certain things (ask orangebomb for more detail).

When comes to that, they're not any better than anyone else. I mean, 2chan is still as bad as every other "chans" out there.


A lot of people seem to love J-Pop (and C-Pop, and K-Pop) and insist that it's "better" than American pop even though 90% of the bands were invented by huge entertainment companies. It's not really original either. Same thing as above, cultural dissonance. Perhaps they just like it because it's different and mistake different for better.

Well to be fair, they are pretty catchy, it depends on the songs though. I grew up with Cantopop so...


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 02:35 PM Reply

US ain't even half as kawaii

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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 02:35 PM Reply

At 5/3/12 02:24 PM, ih8dude wrote: Desu.

Is the guy on the bottom right corner from Saint Seiya?


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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 02:40 PM Reply

Yeah, it annoys me whenever people say that anything American is garbage while Japanese stuff is god-tier. But trust me, the only people who really say this are weeaboos who only pay attention to Japanese media and ignore anything not Japanese.

Though it annoys me just as much when people say anything Japanese is garbage while anything not Japanese is god-tier.

Wow, I think I just book-ended my post.
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Response to Everything's Better in Japan May. 3rd, 2012 @ 02:40 PM Reply

At 5/3/12 02:33 PM, ih8dude wrote:
At 5/3/12 02:26 PM, ngman7 wrote: I hate anime, and I hate all the sexual perversion they got there.
Even hentai?

YES - stop TROLLING. I HATE PORN.