I’ve lived in Japan for awhile now. And although I often go to game centers (To play WMMT4), I find absolutely NO appeal whatsoever to the crane games.
I see my friends, and they all drop 100 yen coins like they’re skittles into these machines. It can cost quite literally, 1500-2000 yen for one of those little action figure things, depending on how lucky you are, that I can buy for 400 yen in a store somewhere else.
Not only is it a waste of money, but it’s a waste of time, and the cute little Japanese girls monitoring the game center will be the first ones to tell you behind closed doors that the crane games are geared to lose (I should know, as I slept with a game center employee awhile back).I’ve watched my friends go in and out and spend 5000 yen or more on these dumb things. And all they walk out with is a pillow, and a couple small action figures. Maybe it’s just Japanese culture or something, but I don’t get it.
My current girlfriend doesn’t like to even go to game centers, let alone play crane games.
At least with her I feel like I’m dating a grown up.
To all those who compare kyary with lady gaga &co- the whole concept of kawaii, which kyary represents differes a lot from western pop culture. Lady Gag in fact is the typical western, oversexed, semipornographic, shapeless, aimless, accumulation of “breaches of taboo”.
The japan concept and discourse of kawaii is a real ideal of beauty, that can stand alone for itself without the permanet, vulgar presentation of ones genitals. In fact this is true erotic.
There are no framerate issues. It’s a deliberate choice to simulate the look of traditional 2D animation.It’s nothing new, really, just watch pretty much any super robot anime with CG mecha and you’ll see. It was this way in the first two Love Plus games and it will be like this in the next twenty they make, no matter what console, unless they decide to go for another style.
Yeah, that’s pretty much why I don’t go to anime cons –
I might enjoy it if they were attended by a bunch of reserved, demure intellectuals getting together to help financially support + spread the word about artists who work in an art form they like.Instead, it’s a fucking circus sideshow, filled with not just with freaks, but with inconsiderate, obnoxious freaks.
Sad that people, thinking like you exist, who only wants to destroy/change things outside their understanding. Seriously, no reason for all this hatred towards NK everywhere, be it East or West.