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Wed, Oct. 29th, 2008 11:12 am
Toshiki Okada and Japan's "lost generation"

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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, Oct. 29th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)

Well, I was a little more impressed than you seem to have been; Marxy has often been accused of leaving the economically (if not culturally) vibrant sector of anime, manga and computer games out of his accounts of Japan's stagnation, skewing the whole picture. Getting together with Macias allows them to cover fashion, marketing, "the cool Japan brand" (yuk!), pop music, and otaku stuff.

And there's a priceless moment when Macias interrupts Marxy's tirade about how little Japanese youth have achieved culturally by saying "And what exactly have you achieved, Mr Marxy? You're working in marketing, at the heart of the Death Star!"

That said, the dialectic needs to be a trialectic -- there needs to be coverage of out-there indie unpop, Japanese creators overseas, the fine art scene, theatre and film. And that's where I (and others, of course, including you, Kuma) come in. We all have a little corner of the truth, nobody has a monopoly.


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pay_option07
pay_option07
Wed, Oct. 29th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
nobody has a monopoly.

"Eye On Tokyo" definitely needs one of those floral fifties background theme songs. Dreaming of Maid cafes and Sapion cakes with tea. MMMmmm...


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Nov. 1st, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)

I thought the particularly priceless moment came when Marxy started espousing the rather momusarian line of it being a western concept to judge the intentions of another's actions. He didn't sound too confident trying on this new philosphical hat...


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