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DNA1 36 points ago +36 / -0

On the topic of Japan becoming fucked, here's another piece of recent news - https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2021/10/15/light-novel-illustrator-mel-kishida-discusses-reducing-fan-service/

“I think focusing on fan service and making it the main aspect [of games and anime] is really starting to change. Not just myself, but the dev team are really feeling that. Compared to the first game, we’re taking a different approach in terms of showing how appealing these characters are without having to rely on fan service. For Blue Reflection and other titles I’ve worked on, I’m seeing a change in how things are being perceived and the attitudes towards them. If you asked me, ‘Well, you’ve drawn a lot of sexy illustrations’ I would have to say that it isn’t because I like or dislike them, it’s that I’m creating things that fans and consumers enjoy looking at.”

Very few, if any, here will care about a niche game like Blue Reflection but it's the attitude shift that we've seen slowly but surely creep into gaming.

Again, idiots won't call this censorship because the developers decided to avoid the hassle altogether because to them, censorship is only changing a delivered product.

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anon12 44 points ago +44 / -0

This is fucking depressing as shit.

Its even invading the fucking niche spheres which should be immune to this shit

The west's impact on the world has become completely intolerable and I say this as someone who loves America utterly and dearly. Our current culture is a disgrace and the tolerance this country has for cancer has heralded the death knell for the entire world.

We can blame our enemies and they deserve much of the blame, but the fact that we were once strong and yet willingly made ourselves weak, vulnerable and susceptible to them, to be used like a puppet by them, that's on us.

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YouAreAPirate 19 points ago +19 / -0

Nothing is immune, only varying degrees of resistant. Welcome to 21st Century Imperialism, one built on "culture" and "morals".

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Knife-TotingRat 15 points ago +15 / -0

It's like the biggest gypsy switch in history. America sold us all on great stuff that was rivalled only by the best Britcoms and the best of NFB animation, and generally kicked ass, whether it was for the big screen or small. Growing up on the border, yeah, who wanted to watch the fucking Beachcombers when you can watch Bewitched?

And once everyone was hooked, they stepped on their product HARD, and now we're being offered shit that they insist on calling steak.

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Eldourado 11 points ago +11 / -0

The west's impact on the world has become completely intolerable

That's exactly the problem.

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onetruephilosoraptor [S] 30 points ago +30 / -0

Self censorship is still censorship.

This is terrible.

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Knife-TotingRat 16 points ago +16 / -0

This is exactly what one of my mentors warned me about. About checking yourself just to go along with the crowd - beware if you find yourself doing that, he said.

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MargarineMongoose 5 points ago +5 / -0

because to them, censorship is only changing a delivered product.

I just want to highlight this because I find it to be extremely insightful.

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RondoOBlongo 4 points ago +4 / -0

Tell them the Hays Code wasn't censorship and look at their reactions

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RondoOBlongo 2 points ago +2 / -0

If all they can say after getting fucked by Sony is "thank you very much, keep it coming", I hame no sympathy left for them, they deserve whatever is coming to them.

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FlauntandStraunt 2 points ago +2 / -0

Eh they'll find out the response soon enough when their fans locally get PISSED at them. Nobody that's normal wants woke shit.

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Johan_Liebert 17 points ago +19 / -2

talked to some Japanese right wingers and they aren't that concerned, they're taking a wait and see approach. Best scenario is he's just saying words to appease their independents and gain support, which is fairly likely but something does need to change since they've been in a recession since the 90s bubble burst. They've never been true capitalists though, always a planned with free market aspects economy.

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Lurker404 41 points ago +41 / -0

they're taking a wait and see approach.

That worked out so well for Europe and the US.

Maybe tell them the slippery slope is very real.

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Johan_Liebert 3 points ago +3 / -0

You're assuming they're a capitalist nation, even economics is tied to social cohesion and hierarchy, they're Institutionalists mixed with Keynesianism. 96% of their corporations are tied to old samurai clans that haven't existed in 200 years.

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MagnumRabbits 30 points ago +30 / -0

We've all done the "wait and see" approach and now we are quite literally waiting for an "act of god" type event where large parts of the country literally fall into the sea.

This elevator goes much further down.

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Johan_Liebert 4 points ago +4 / -0

THAT'S the problem, too many waiting for Lancelot to come save them. He ain't coming so you gotta get out there, get pissed and save yourself.

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throwawayaccount2037 22 points ago +22 / -0

they're taking a wait and see approach.

The Japanese equivalent of "Just ignore them, guys. They'll go away."

I remember that being echoed in just about every community back in 2014 or so when that was paraded around in the Western entertainment sphere, and look where we are now.

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Johan_Liebert 4 points ago +4 / -0

Pretty much, the difference is that when the right there makes a fuss the politicians listen. Cultural values are making globalism slow as molasses there. Even their globalists can't shake the 'we are Japanese' aspects of their personality.

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Assassin47 5 points ago +6 / -1

They've never been true capitalists though, always a planned with free market aspects economy.

Exactly right! I was about to post the same thing, though it's not much of a silver lining. Especially since the bubble, they've been protectionist with special privileges given to zaibatsu and giant corporations too big to fail. Japanese typically don't want to run their own business. Everything is top down and consolidated. This is why they can never be as competitive as they once were. (unless they win by default when the entire western world cucks out) Even if the nationalists were to rise up, they wouldn't treat the economy much differently. We would only have a reprieve on the woke social issues.

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Johan_Liebert 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly. There's a reason they have the biggest commie party outside of China and NK, even if no one takes it seriously and they only have 11 of around 400 seats. Social cohesion, thinking of those around you and doing what's best for the group is part of their culture since the beginning. They aren't really capitalists and more Keynesian mixed with Institutionalism. Hell most of their big name companies are tied to the samurai era.

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RondoOBlongo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Complying to appease people is still complying

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Johan_Liebert 2 points ago +2 / -0

So....No politicians are trustable.

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anon12 13 points ago +13 / -0

Fuck's sake

And people thought Abe was bad.

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DrParnassus 12 points ago +12 / -0

Oh yeah because equity hires are working out well for the US. Let's hire a secretary of defense because he's black. Afghanistan disaster Let's hire a Secretary of transportation because he's gay supply chain disaster Let's hire a secretary of education because he's Latino school board disaster

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DrParnassus 10 points ago +10 / -0

And don't forget that Janet yellen lady who is hired simply because she is a woman. Inflation, spying on small business, you name it the economies in shambles

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DrParnassus 4 points ago +4 / -0

And the black vice president the list goes on and on

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censorthisss 7 points ago +7 / -0

I review RFP proposals several times per week and every single one has a diversity section and I get pissed every time I see it. That shit is ruining a once great nation.

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almond_activator 5 points ago +5 / -0

Indian, but your point stands.

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yvaN_ehT_nioJ 5 points ago +5 / -0

You'd have no idea she was Indian what with how the news covers her

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current_horror 2 points ago +2 / -0

I thought she was Jamaican? Schrodinger's minority.

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almond_activator 2 points ago +2 / -0

Genetically Indian, by way of Jamaica.

Slave-owning Jamaican citizens of Indian descent. What a heritage.

No wonder she pretends to be black.

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ThatsAlright 2 points ago +2 / -0

To be fair, decades of Afghanistan war worked out just fine for those supporting it.

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DoodyHowdie 10 points ago +10 / -0

Women can fuck anything up. Just put them in charge for awhile.

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dagthegnome 9 points ago +9 / -0

Fortunately, most Japanese Prime Ministers have a half-life of about 18 months, so he probably won't last too long.

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TeeBP 6 points ago +6 / -0

Every chance a new pm comes in though is a chance for someone worse as well

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yvaN_ehT_nioJ 7 points ago +7 / -0

Never thought I'd miss Shinzo Abe lol