Beware the Kawii

By Shamus
on Apr 20, 2006
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Anime

Don McClane has a new anime blog.

And so another perfectly respectable blogger falls in with a bunch of these “japanimation” types I keep hearing about. What a shame.

It always starts small: just a few gateway shows on the cartoon network, or maybe watching a seemingly innocent anime with a friend, “just to see what all the fuss is about”. Pretty soon they’re running one of these anime blog things, learning Japanese, calling themselves otaku, and hanging out with girls dressed up like Beldandy.

Parents: Talk to your kids about the dangers of Japanimation today.

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  1. Hale Adams says:

    …. and don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys…..

    I don’t suffer from my 11-year-long addiction to anime. I enjoy it! :)

    On the other hand, I’ve also been kinda-sorta broke most of those 11 years. *sigh*

    And it’s too late for my parents to talk to me: I’m 44, so I can tell my mother where to go.

    On the third hand, I think I can get her hooked on Haibane Renmei….. [evil cackle]

  2. Eric says:

    do you live in her basement?:)

  3. Hale Adams says:

    Nope. I left home 25 years ago, except for a few years in the early’90s when I got caught in the post-Cold War recession of ’91.

    Yeah, I know. I need a life. :)

    On the other hand, it would be sooo nice to break Mom of her conviction that we should have done to Japan in 1945 what Rome did to Carthage. (Mom was in high school during the war, and can’t understand why I would like anything coming out of “that place”.) I think Haibane Renmei would be just the thing to convince her that the Japan of Generalissimo Tojo is long gone.

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