Post-Modern Analysis of the Visual Culture
I originally started this post to be sort of a look into how we perceive anime today. I know a lot of people from all angles of the chinese cartoons have different opinions about them. Many old-timers refuse to touch the new-age moe-revolution. Fresh meat know who Kugimiya Rie is, but have no idea who Hayashibara Megumi is, or what she was in. But then I started giving less of a shit about it.
But as I try to slog through Genshiken Nidaime, trying to survive fujoshi days in my otaku circle, I’m finding that even though I have played indifferent to the years-passing view of the weeaboo ecosystem, I can’t help but feel a little bit like a hipster when it comes to something that was neat-and-balanced going the completely different direction to appeal to a different crowd.