>>90775 Look. The man's a fantastic auteur and has made some of the greatest films the medium has ever seen. But Hayao Miyazaki has *always* been a crotchety old man. He was *born* a crotchety old man.
>>90768 >>90775 >http://bepsifucker9000.tumblr.com/post/109219706163/zuky-those-who-identify-as-otaku-i-e-anime >Attack on Titan, Ouran, even just the mere notion of the rising sun is imperialism propaganda
>>90791 Actually you could make a fairly convincing argument for Attack on Titan, especially as of late. It's no High School of the Dead, but the author is known for his vocal rightwing views and there's some Japanese supremacist undercurrents rising to the forefront. Though that stuff about Ouran is definitely making a big deal out of nothing, and a lot of the complaints about the rising sun imagery misses the fact that it's been around since Sengoku times.
Even if they're overreacting I am at least glad though that they're willing to call out Japan for its nationalistic bullshit when a huge swathe of Tumblr would prefer to sweep that under the rug or pretend they're the victims of white people who forced them into it because "muh POC solidarity".
I'm not going to say that Japan doesn't have a nationalism problem because it does, but that Hitler's Birthday March they're so upset about was literally forty people. That's not exactly a mainstream movement. You can throw a rock anywhere in Europe and hit more literal Nazis than that.
Also the part about 'Weebs' is fucking insanity, nothing they say in that section follows from anything at ALL.
>>90794 Ehhh, it's one crazy person on tumblr, waddya gonna do, amirite?
The mindset on display here is one that I think is common amongst humanities-student types when they reach the cusp of adulthood and get face-blatted by the realisation that All Culture Is Political. Usually (such as with yours truly) this is followed by For The Sake Of Your Blood Pressure Pretend That It Isn't a few years later, and when that doesn't happen you get one of those insufferably worthy types like John Pilger complaining about cinemagoers seeing some indie flick instead of a fifty-year-old documentary about the Algerian Independence War. Considering how much weeb stuff is plastered all over this poster's blog, preeetty sure this person hasn't reached that stage yet. They'll grow out of it, I'm fairly positive.
Still, speaking personally, much as being a contrarian killjoy makes you feel like a crazy person there does come a point where you can't help putting your foot down and saying "now HANG ON, general public!" Like with that American Sniper movie that's inexplicably making a bazillion dollars.
>>90795 Going by the crazy number of reblogs, it's probably not just one person. I mean, I kind of agree with the base sentiment to a degree, but the problem is Tumblr loves to spin things waaaaaaaaay out of proportion to the point that very good messages usually become twisted into distorted caricatures of themselves. and it's usually these louder and toxic variations that catch on over the more beneficial ones, often spreading harmful misinformation in the process (see: the big Frozen Sami POC debate, the argument that the atomic bomb and the entire Pacific theater were one big hate campaign waged by whites fearful of POCs becoming too powerful, etc).
>>90796 One of the most recent reblogs I saw of this post was by a user called "female-anti-feminist", so I'd wager a significant chunk of the reblogs were more "haha look at this crazy asshole" than "I Am Kim Jong Un And I Approve This Message". Not to mention the post itself is a reblog of a far saner post, so they may be liking/reblogging the original post rather than this one. That's a separate problem with tumblr, it's very difficult to gauge support or opposition to posts since all the likes of all the reblogs collate together regardless of whether the reblogs consist of a storming argument. The only reliable metric you can get is of a post's exposure.
Anyway, this isn't really the thread for these kinds of discussions, and this post is not gifs, for which I deeply apologise.