Originally Posted by CarleyGee
Japan is just more widely known for being "different".
The other countries just might not being getting as
much as the same publicity as Japan. Though they
probably have just as much weird stuff too.
Because the idiot hacks over at Salon.com write a new article every month about how "different" and "crazy" Japan is. Writing about how Japan is the home of weirdness is a cash cow, because people are stupid enough to believe it
It is no more different or unique than any other country in this world. It's not more colorful.
I have to laugh out loud at someone saying anime and manga is "modern, defining culture". They're cartoons, people.
If you ask me, the weirdest and most different thing about Japan is its hilarious followers and defenders. There is truly nothing else like it in the world.
Oh! I wish I was in the land of Ramen
Otaku there are not downtrodden
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