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Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 10:11 am
"If I commit suicide with someone, I'd like it to be you"

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(Anonymous)
Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 11:08 am (UTC)

One major difference between the two films is the time gap of forty years.

Subtle and unsubtle prejudices exist in all cultures, and it might be hard to take the prejudice of a Japanese film with the title, "I Married a Foreigner!!!!!!!" seriously in some ways, because it's all very kawaii, etc., but speaking personally, I do at least find it annoying.

Having said that, the Western media still manages to get away with stereotypes of the Japanese that would be considered outrageous in relation to other races.

(PS. I'm not reacting purely to the title of the film. I've read some of the original comic strips that it's based on, and they revolved around cute petite Japanese girl whining that her boyfriend doesn't understand Japanese things, and that it's so hard when your daarin is a foreigner. Not exactly ultra right wing nationalism, but, still, irritating.)


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