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Posted 8/27/18 , edited 8/27/18

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The one thing about this show that actually doesn't sit right with me (and believe me, I love it and find it hilarious) is the recurring gags around Olivia's B.O. This falls very much into the old "Japanese people find foreigners are stinky" thing. Well, I guess we don't watch anime for the politicial correctness, do we?

Damn that's a new one for me. Interesting.

I mean, I knew we were loud and obnoxious ...
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Oh, yeah loud, obnoxious... and stinky.
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Hanako is clearly insane.
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greyhooter wrote:

Oh, yeah loud, obnoxious... and stinky.

Well, we don't have those fancy toilets that squirt water up your ***




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Hanako is clearly insane.

Really, what tipped you off? Was it the whole "sacrificing virgins to appease The Illuminati" spiel? Of course now next weeks episode will probably prove that to be true too, just like the Shogi thing.

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greyhooter wrote:

The one thing about this show that actually doesn't sit right with me (and believe me, I love it and find it hilarious) is the recurring gags around Olivia's B.O. This falls very much into the old "Japanese people find foreigners are stinky" thing. Well, I guess we don't watch anime for the politicial correctness, do we?

Damn that's a new one for me. Interesting.

I mean, I knew we were loud and obnoxious ...



I thought someone posted it here explaining this is a real thing not a stereotype but I can't find the post, but from wiki
East Asians (Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese) have fewer apocrine sweat glands compared to people of other descent, making East Asians less prone to body odor. The reduction in body odor and sweating may be due to adaptation to colder climates by their ancient Northeast Asian ancestors.
and it's apparent Olivia doesn't realize it herself and so doesn't use deodorant, or use a strong enough one (apparently the few deodorants sold are pretty weak).
These are apocrine sweat glands (not the ones that cool you off), if you remember the one episode when she smelled Olivia's armpits Hanako says "apocrine", this same genetic difference is also what gives east Asians dry ear wax, which is why q-tips and ear cleaning is such a big thing in anime.
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There might be a basis in reality for the smelly foreigner thing, but I suspect a lot of it is just part of the infamous Japanese xenophobia.
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There might be a basis in reality for the smelly foreigner thing, but I suspect a lot of it is just part of the infamous Japanese xenophobia.


Yeah because you always see cute European blonde girls portrayed so negatively in anime

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greyhooter wrote:

There might be a basis in reality for the smelly foreigner thing, but I suspect a lot of it is just part of the infamous Japanese xenophobia.


Yeah because you always see cute European blonde girls portrayed so negatively in anime



Japanese male fascination for blonde foreign females is wellknown. That doesn't mean a lot of them don't view foreigners in a negative light.
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kkmenchi wrote:


greyhooter wrote:

There might be a basis in reality for the smelly foreigner thing, but I suspect a lot of it is just part of the infamous Japanese xenophobia.


Yeah because you always see cute European blonde girls portrayed so negatively in anime



Japanese male fascination for blonde foreign females is wellknown. That doesn't mean a lot of them don't view foreigners in a negative light.


Based on what? Did you take a survey? Don't make stuff up then state it as fact.

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greyhooter wrote:


kkmenchi wrote:


greyhooter wrote:

There might be a basis in reality for the smelly foreigner thing, but I suspect a lot of it is just part of the infamous Japanese xenophobia.


Yeah because you always see cute European blonde girls portrayed so negatively in anime



Japanese male fascination for blonde foreign females is wellknown. That doesn't mean a lot of them don't view foreigners in a negative light.


Based on what? Did you take a survey? Don't make stuff up then state it as fact.



Japanese xenophobia is extremely well known. It's one of the hardest countries to get citizenship in if you weren't born there. But hey, if you want to act like you have no idea what I'm talking about, that's cool.
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These are apocrine sweat glands (not the ones that cool you off), if you remember the one episode when she smelled Olivia's armpits Hanako says "apocrine", this same genetic difference is also what gives east Asians dry ear wax, which is why q-tips and ear cleaning is such a big thing in anime.

However valid relative distribution of apocrine glands is in an individual, the only real explanation for having your ears cleaned on a lady's lap is 'perverted old Japanese men gag.'



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Japanese male fascination for blonde foreign females is wellknown. That doesn't mean a lot of them don't view foreigners in a negative light.

Yes, but at the same time only one of them has catshit on their face and Maeda on their thermos so ...
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greyhooter wrote:


kkmenchi wrote:


greyhooter wrote:


kkmenchi wrote:


greyhooter wrote:

There might be a basis in reality for the smelly foreigner thing, but I suspect a lot of it is just part of the infamous Japanese xenophobia.


Yeah because you always see cute European blonde girls portrayed so negatively in anime



Japanese male fascination for blonde foreign females is wellknown. That doesn't mean a lot of them don't view foreigners in a negative light.


Based on what? Did you take a survey? Don't make stuff up then state it as fact.



Japanese xenophobia is extremely well known. It's one of the hardest countries to get citizenship in if you weren't born there. But hey, if you want to act like you have no idea what I'm talking about, that's cool.


Yeah I remember when I visited there how bad I was treated, oh wait no I wasn't. And I saw no foreigners living there oh wait no I saw tons of them.
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greyhooter wrote:

Japanese xenophobia is extremely well known. It's one of the hardest countries to get citizenship in if you weren't born there. But hey, if you want to act like you have no idea what I'm talking about, that's cool.


Immigration policy is a bit different to xenophobia :blink:



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Give Olivia a break, she had to get a big wiff of that Hanako butt breath
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kkmenchi wrote:


greyhooter wrote:


kkmenchi wrote:


greyhooter wrote:


kkmenchi wrote:


greyhooter wrote:

There might be a basis in reality for the smelly foreigner thing, but I suspect a lot of it is just part of the infamous Japanese xenophobia.


Yeah because you always see cute European blonde girls portrayed so negatively in anime



Japanese male fascination for blonde foreign females is wellknown. That doesn't mean a lot of them don't view foreigners in a negative light.


Based on what? Did you take a survey? Don't make stuff up then state it as fact.



Japanese xenophobia is extremely well known. It's one of the hardest countries to get citizenship in if you weren't born there. But hey, if you want to act like you have no idea what I'm talking about, that's cool.


Yeah I remember when I visited there how bad I was treated, oh wait no I wasn't. And I saw no foreigners living there oh wait no I saw tons of them.


Oh, wow, so because of your anecdotal experience, I guess we can now safely assume that Japanese xenophobia doesn't exist! YAY!!! Of course there are foreigners living in Japan. Somebody needs to teach English and/or do the menial jobs Japanese don't want to do. However, unlike countries that are actually more welcoming of foreigners, virtually none of those people will have any chance to become Japanese citizens if they want to.
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