24 Apr '13, 2am

//screw the twitlonger, this explained better

//screw the twitlonger, this explained better

Update : I keep thinking about pulling this post offline. I'm torn between agreeing with everything I wrote here and thinking it's all a big sexist mistake. Characters in Japanese anime favor iconic representations over realistic ones. Compare: That iconic approach extends to narrative. The lead character of Masamune Shirow's classic Ghost In The Shell franchise (three feature films, two TV series, and two video games) makes its lead character Major Motoko Kusanagi female for iconic purposes. Major Kusanagi leads a small team of Mobile Armored Riot Police (the literal translation of the show's name in Japan) - essentially, an epic SWAT team, or secret police unit. (In the manga, the totalitarian aspects of this got an interesting examination; not so much so in the other media.) Kusanagi only ever has sex with women, and never enters into any romantic entanglements with any...

Full article: http://gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2010/08/motoko-kusanagi-...

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