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Nakroma wrote

Why is anime counter-revolutionary? Serious question

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

I'd argue that anime in general promotes fascism (at least from a westerner point of view. I can not talk about how anime affects japanese since they do not have the same culture). In anime you can find:

  • Meritocracy. Often, the only way of advancing plot is mc beating the stronger and taking theire place.

  • Hierarchied societies (for example the divisons in bleach)

  • Passive/unassertive women (+harems)

  • Seinen/Horror plot rely on people beign naturally evil

Of course there are good anime, and not all anime follow these points, and watching anime wont turn you fascist, but I would not be surprised that lonely 4chaners idolizing anime and living in virtual worlds got theire political opinions from them.

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DKv54 wrote

So you are saying that despite an anime having those themes and watching them, they won't make you a fascist? Is it okay to enjoy anime that might have problematic elements like that?

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GrimWillow wrote

Much of "western" media propogates bullshit too. Anime is like a medium for expression. It's not fair to blame "Anime" style for problematic messages just because problematic messages is what is distributed most.

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sudo wrote

Most anime is very sexist, and sexism is counter-revolutionary.