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    Japanese Wannabes

    If you like anime or manga you'll notice a group of people who think Japan is the best country in the world. They aren't Japanese they're non Japanese who think Japan is the greatest country on earth when it's not.

    They have this romanticized version of Japan that's not true at all. Japanese have not turned a blind eye to this apparently. I was watching this anime called color something and there was this white nerdy kid with classes talking about how much he loves Japan. The animators were obviously making fun of want to be Japanese people.

    Why I'm making this thread is that for a long time anime and manga were watched and read by smaller groups of people overseas then today.
    So the want to be Japanese people were tolerated. But now that anime and manga have become more mainstream I think we should do something about it. I think we should kindly educate them that Japan isn't what they think it is. What do you guys think?
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    Re: Japanese Wannabes

    Personally...I love Japan...but I also know that it's not the greatest place in the world...they have their troubles the same way as America has theirs. Japan for alot of americans is an escape into something different..just a temporary change I guess I would say. I am sure many Japanese people would love to visit the US for the same reason. I would want to visit Japan..I wouldn't want to live there though. I am american yet I watch anime and read manga. I get where you are coming from...I know many people like that who think Japan is a godsend. I am not one of them though. Eventually I know I would bore of it the way I have America.
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    Re: Japanese Wannabes

    Very true, the way people put Japan on a pedestal based solely on what anime-inspired versions of it describe.

    on that note, i congratulate Japan's tourism branch on that....

    Japan has its bad side, like...creepy camera people. oktakus, gropers, and the like.(though i cant really say since i havent been to jap,)
    Personally i dont think of Japan as a paradise, just another 'nice place', i do have enough common sense not to be tricked that easily.
    (hell i still think white cherry blossoms[a reoccurring symbol in alot of animes.] is totally made-up!)

    Its a little sad, but nice enough to know theres a more beautiful scene than where you are right now, is out there and is being constantly[vary on how much you watch] barraged into your face by anime.

    watch a Japanese film and you'll see its just another country and place, just with alot more electronics :P

    i still like Japan though, geographically its wonderful XD
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    Re: Japanese Wannabes

    Please don't use the word "Jap". It's a disparaging term.
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    Re: Japanese Wannabes

    aye, your right., *fixes*
    i didnt know anyone would get offended to that, so calling an amercian a yankee is the same?..

    i was referring to a generic film, not pointed to anyone, its just easier to type.(its the interest for christ sakes.)

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    Re: Japanese Wannabes

    Quote Originally Posted by SasuraiHell View Post
    aye, your right., *fixes*
    i didnt know anyone would get offended to that, so calling an amercian a yankee is the same?..
    Not really, it's like calling a a Chinese man a "chink".
    More in the line of greaseball, nigger, etc.

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    Re: Japanese Wannabes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hassun View Post
    Not really, it's like calling a a Chinese man a "chink".
    If I were to continue using the reason i did for shorting Japanese to Jap,
    I'd type it Chin.


    edit, ah i see. thank-you hassun
    Last edited by SasuraiHell; Aug 25, 2007 at 12:36 PM.

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    Re: Japanese Wannabes

    Quote Originally Posted by SasuraiHell View Post
    If I were to continue using the reason i did for shorting Japanese to Jap,
    I'd type it Chin.
    But you wouldn't. Nobody calls the Chinese "Chin".
    Jap isn't really the worst word you can say of course. It became popular during WW2 as the Japanese were the enemy.
    E.g. YouTube - POPEYE the SAILOR in "Your a Sap Mr. Jap

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