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User avatar #50 - blacklite (01/23/2013) [-]
A few fun facts about japan.

Outside of Tokyo, most places don't have technology more recent than **** from the 90s.

Also, most of the time anime is considered stuff for children over there. Iunno where the **** all the more "mature" **** goes, but it's sure as hell not on TV. If it is it's on late-night television.

It's basically like saying you love a children's cartoon here. You're guaranteed to get some weird looks.
User avatar #337 to #50 - kyotolover (01/24/2013) [-]
I'm half Japanese and I've been living in Japan for more than 18 years.
I live in the country side of Kyoto, and the technology isn't that bad. Trains come punctually, public lavatories are clean and they have built-in washlets.

Since internet has widely spread in Japan, there are more and more people who enjoy anime. Some people might think it's weird, but who cares. Many high school and university students are fans of anime.
User avatar #147 to #50 - buttgauges (01/24/2013) [-]
Stop ruining people's dreams of flying over to Japan and being engulfed in a crazy life full of porn and extensive anime watching on their high-tech devices!
User avatar #100 to #50 - gameshredder (01/23/2013) [-]
and Asians can read minds.
User avatar #70 to #50 - lyuun (01/23/2013) [-]
yeah, i call ******** . technology in japan generally, is rather a good deal more advanced than that. i know i haven't been to all of japan, but i did live there for two months, and traveled to some rather rural areas, so i believe i do have some data to base my dispute on. Rural Japan may often not utilize much technology, but the technology that is used, is more often than not, rather new.

And i also have to disagree with your claim of the public opinion on Animé in japan. I certainly do not know all japanese, (nor do you, i assume), but i do know people from most audiences. Japanese people do not, generally, think that animé is a thing for children, in my experience, that is. And besides, if people generally thought that animé/manga was for children, then there would not be enough financial ground to purpose such a blooming industry in the field, which further more publish animé/manga in different categories/classes, according to what audience is intended. The most popular is shounen, with an intended audience of roughly 12-18.
User avatar #99 to #70 - lavitts (01/23/2013) [-]
Where's that Cracked article on living in Japan when I need it!
User avatar #116 to #99 - whycanticaps (01/23/2013) [-]
pssst

his post practically is that cracked article
User avatar #122 to #116 - lavitts (01/23/2013) [-]
That's why I wanna reread it!
User avatar #126 to #122 - whycanticaps (01/24/2013) [-]
lol ill find it for you

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There you go
User avatar #128 to #126 - lavitts (01/24/2013) [-]
Thank you.
User avatar #131 to #128 - whycanticaps (01/24/2013) [-]
no problem
+1
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#57 to #50 - nerdforlife (01/23/2013) [-]
Other people use Cracked.com too you know.
#56 to #50 - ownubycake ONLINE (01/23/2013) [-]
You... really don't know what you're talking about for the most part do you? Japan in general is one of the most technological countries in the world but much of japan is rural due to its mountainous nature so those places might not have as many modern day amenities as elsewhere perhaps. Also, a very large amount of animes are geared towards teeneagers and adults, with there being plenty of ones specifically for children as well. A large amount of animes have sexual innuendos (like american dad for example) so they would not be meant for children. And anyway, if anime was something that would get you strange looks if you said you liked it over there, then why would they bother putting it on Windows 8 CDs if only a small amount of people would bother purchasing them?
User avatar #66 to #56 - blacklite (01/23/2013) [-]
Most of Japan's modern image if from Tokyo from what I've seen. Outside of that yes, it's mostly very rural. But they still use walkmans and fax machines and **** .

Japanese companies develop a lot of modern technology but that's mostly for export.
User avatar #53 to #50 - screamingdemon ONLINE (01/23/2013) [-]
I don't know much about anime or japan. But when I searched some words of genres in anime. I found that some animes are specifically aimed towards young men. Basically there seems to be a genre for every age. Not just kids.
User avatar #54 to #53 - blacklite (01/23/2013) [-]
I didn't say anime was for kids. I'm saying that on average, most Japanese people tend to see it as a thing for kids. Mostly because on normal TV they often only show anime MADE for kids. Like...Bakugan and that kinda **** .

There's a reason "Otaku" is a word. That's a person who enjoys anime, which is often considered taboo even there. Not extremely weird, but western culture has generally adopted it to a fuller extent even though most of it is produced there.
#58 to #54 - legendofzeldafreak (01/23/2013) [-]
Are you japanese?
Are you japanese?
User avatar #62 to #58 - blacklite (01/23/2013) [-]
A friend of mine lived in Japan for about...2 years or so. I asked him this stuff and he confirmed it. I assume it's somewhat accurate.

Why, are you?
User avatar #98 to #62 - yusay (01/23/2013) [-]
Going by what actually airs there, no, the **** that airs is not all for kids.
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