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Has Japanese Pop Culture affected how you look at Your Country's Pop Culture?

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Posted 10/1/18 , edited 10/1/18
I know I'm basically asking "Are you a weeaboo?" here, but I honestly want to know from a rational and civilized standpoint.

As someone who's read manga, watched anime, and listened to a lot of anisongs I've been slowly shying away from my own country's (USA's) literature, film, and music (Don't get me wrong, America's had some of the best music and film in human history. But the key word here is "had").

Have you ever looked down on your own country's pop culture in favor of Japan's? (And this strictly applies to entertainment. I know that countries have their own issues that are better not to be discussed)
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No, I'm just mad they have the best arcade games.
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I enjoy animation, and like seeing more than superhero cartoon #394738 or yet another calarts regurgitation. So yeah, it's mostly japanimation for me.
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Have you ever looked down on your own country's pop culture in favor of Japan's?


Bits and pieces, I suppose. Mostly in regard to there being a greater popularity of orchestral music in Japan. That said; I don't particularly favor one over the other.
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I've been avoiding everything that has been coming out except for the select few gems I consider gems.

It all started with Disney, as they made the example that everything you cared about can be formatted to an endless repeating cycle of bullshit with no consideration for the people that truly care about something.

What do I think of Canada's pop culture? I don't care.

What do I think about Japan's pop culture, I don't care.

I believe Japan has a greater understanding of entertainment(more for the wow factor, clearly, because they define what it means to be extraordinary, but understanding that they can easily switch towards the Disney way of thinking, which in some cases is somewhat true, where people feed off of that extraordinary wow factor , but understanding it's just the same thing over and over again with no real hard hitting value that will send you through a loop time and time again. It gets old, like anything we expect more.

So what to take from this. Fuck Disney and I won't budge unless you show me something breathtaking and unforgettable.

And that goes for any country, not just Japan. You show me something amazing, and I'm going to be moved.

I'm not a weeb..... You just can't find better voice actors and actresses that have the same emotion like Japan does. It is very rare.
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28 / F / New Jersey, USA
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No!
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im surprisingly selective when it comes to music. i dont generally enjoy american songs, with the exception of notable classics such as Frank Sinatra from the 60s and Carpenters from the 70s. same goes with Japanese songs, though in that case, i only listen mostly to select artists and bands (or anisongs for nostalgia)
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Posted 10/1/18 , edited 10/1/18
I'm fine with American way of life, but I am drawn to Japanese way of life. religion and had many past lives there. otherwise, as for surviving in said country, probably not. it has more issues than American, and being born into the culture that I was well, I got plenty of my own history going for me so I'm good.

but there's nothing wrong with being more respectful, understanding and kind. food for thought weeb means someone who is ignorant of a culture (Japanese in this case) not those who are drawn to said culture and/or are interested, etc. I'm also interested in other cultures, the ones I'm not I don't go out of my way to really learn anything about them.

but I haven't enjoyed many American movies in a good long while, somewhere around the end of the 90s something started to go terribly wrong in the media and then the 2k rolled around and things literally started sucking big time. and no not all Asian movies are good either, but Asians sure do know how to do horror without having to bother to bring in sex, language, drugs and drinking. it's there in some, but you can make a great horror without them. British and other countries can and have (recently mind you). but if you're into cartoons and comics from another country then go for it. here lately I've turned to cartoons and comics from China and Korea.
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Posted 10/1/18 , edited 10/1/18
No.

I've looked down on our entertainment production because it's been of poor quality, period.

Sure, we have probably produced millions of Scandinavian thrillers to the delight of British consumers, and a handful of semi famous musicians over the years, but none of these genres or their quality ever caught my personal interest. It's not until quite recently that our music (El Caco, Wardruna) and movie production (Hodejegerne, Askeladden) have reached a quality worth paying attention to. TV-series are still shit, though, as they are now heavily influenced by American reality TV. Fortunately, I haven't bothered to own a TV in over 15 years, and I've never bred with stupid, so I haven't had to deal with Americanized bottom feeders.
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Posted 10/1/18 , edited 10/1/18
I've seen Japanese pop idols were using the "Hand Heart" symbol all the kids are making maybe 15 years ago. Not sure if Japan is it's place of origin but it sure didn't start with Taylor Swift who popularized the gesture.
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Posted 10/2/18 , edited 10/3/18
I just wish England liked food as much as Japan does.

Other than that I couldn't care less.
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Posted 10/3/18 , edited 10/3/18

hoiponpo wrote:

I just wish England liked food as much as Japan does.

Other than that I couldn't care less.


More oddly colored gruel and horribly named deserts sir?

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No but i never liked the pop culture here anyway. Especially if things are in dutch (doesn’t matter what it is)
(there are a few exceptions but i’m not going to bother typing them out)
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wat if im japanese
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Yes because it makes me jealous that Japan gets to have fun while America and Europe stagnate under the feelings police.
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