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Why are the Japanese obsessed with panties
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Posted 6/28/15
ive always wondered this. its in anime alot so i just wanna know why
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Posted 6/28/15 , edited 6/28/15
making generalizations almost always result in a false statement.
your post is not an exception to this.

only a subset of the anime fandom in Japan are 'obsessed' with panties, and they're looked down upon.
the anime that shows such content is referred as 'ecchi' anime, which translates to 'lewd anime', and target perverted males.
it's worth pointing out that not all anime are ecchi, and there's a significant number of people in Japan who would rather watch something other than ecchi.
Posted 6/28/15
better to be obssessed with nobra

Tho nopantsu is a step above, i might not be rdy
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Posted 6/28/15 , edited 6/28/15
I think it has to do with the school uniforms.
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Posted 6/28/15 , edited 6/28/15
A lot of anime however does seem panties obessesed or at least has a character that is so. Other anime defies physics to prevent panty shots I guess it's all in what you watch.
Posted 6/28/15

namealreadytaken wrote:

making generalizations almost always result in a false statement.
your post is not an exception to this.

not all anime series show panties and the like. those are mostly ecchi or 18+ anime series which target perverted males.
and not all anime are ecchi.


While the topic title wasn't technically correct, they backtrack in the content of the post.


Anyways... My bit on it. A lot of humor seen in anime is rather lowbrow. Not that all scenes with panties being flashed are for humor (since we know we have a anti-generalization person in the house today) ------- quite a bit of the moments are for the gag humor. In shows that try to be serious, but have "hot" girl A in a mecha sweating, so she strips some clothes off to reveal her panties, that can fall into lowbrow territory.

I could be wrong though. I actually don't mind them in shows that don't hide the fact they are suppose to be an ecchi (hence I didn't mention it above). I like to believe all the characters (if they were real) would wear panties, ect. It isn't far out there for it to be present. It is just, I can drop a show the moment they have an underwear gag because I have to assume their humor is still in the 1980s-1990s of anime. Other people, can accept it as the norm and keep watching. In the end, sex sells --- having those moments are a lazy way to keep the attention of an audience and it works for the industry right now.
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Why shimapan?

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They're cute.
Underwear is cute.

They say striped panties are the most popular because they show off the curves of a girls butt.
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Posted 6/28/15
Japan's Panty Fetish


I really miss that show!!
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Posted 6/28/15
fanservice -.-
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Posted 6/28/15

namealreadytaken wrote:

making generalizations almost always result in a false statement.
your post is not an exception to this.

only a subset of the anime fandom in Japan are 'obsessed' with panties, and they're looked down upon.
the anime that shows such content is referred as 'ecchi' anime, which translates to 'lewd anime', and target perverted males.
it's worth pointing out that not all anime are ecchi, and there's a significant number of people in Japan who would rather watch something other than ecchi.


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Posted 6/28/15
It looks nice on a female, really.
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Posted 6/28/15

anzn wrote:

They say striped panties are the most popular because they show off the curves of a girls butt.

Wait, really?

I've always wondered why striped panties were so popular in anime.

I personally prefer frilly undies.
Posted 6/28/15
Indeed
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38 / M / Maniwa Japan
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Posted 6/28/15
I think a better question is... who isn't?
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