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Japanese Fruitiness

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Oracsbox, Nov 6, 2018.

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So why do Japanese games depict men in such a feminine looking way ? is it

  1. The Japanese are all faggots

    19.8%
  2. So into hot chicks they even make the men look like chicks

    18.7%
  3. They're confused

    8.8%
  4. Never confused it's art

    5.5%
  5. This poll is racist

    8.8%
  6. All of the above

    9.9%
  7. It's a cultural thing "I blame boy bands"

    30.8%
  8. Two Nukes Weren't Enough "Kingcomrade"

    31.9%
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  1. Oracsbox Educated

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    So what is it with the Japanese making dudes look like strange ladies
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  2. Zed Duke of Banville Arcane Patron

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    They're appealing to Japanese women, whose distribution of tastes in men's appearance differs considerably from that of American/British/French/German/Russian/whatever women.
     
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  3. laclongquan Arcane

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    I blame both Japanese and Korean Pop culture, in which boys bands still present and exert heavy influence. Also the manga's shoujo genre is contributing its own heavy influence, with women's preference for girly men.

    Shoujo genre is important because its artists and readers also affect the games' artists. So they like to draw/make girly men characters.

    Compare that to US culture where boys bands fade, and no equivalent to shoujo genre in comics.
     
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  4. HanoverF Arcane Patron

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    No Two Nukes Weren't enough kingcomrade option. Gaijin I am disappoint.
     
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  5. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    It's the same in China et al. Their definition of a "well-groomed" or "sharply dressed" man would seem thoroughly homosexual to us. I will say that the "grizzled" masculinity of today isn't quite the same as the depiction of masculinity in, say, the 1950s and 20th-century pulp novels.
     
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  6. sullynathan Magister

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    #not all
     
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  7. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Masculinity goes through phases, like everything else sold for fashion today. Wait a while and gruff unwashed truck drivers will be in again and every JRPG protagonist will scratch their balls proudly while you watch the unskippable cutscene
     
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  8. oscar Tacticular Staff

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    Some women are attracted to slim, moderately muscled, clean-looking men (alright I won't make apologies for the hairstyles). Our roided out, buzzed hair protagonists with a permanent five o'clock shadow and all the emotions of a brick stem from 80s action movies.
     
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  9. laclongquan Arcane

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    Bitch please~ If we are listening to women's preference we would be a flatchest girl body with a dick. Havent you noticed?
     
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  10. karoliner Savant

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    You didn't even post the best one.
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  11. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    These really can't be overstated. Since Raiden was mentioned before, it does bear mention that part of the creative process behind Raiden was making a second protagonist appealing to the (Japanese) female demographic whose response to Snake could be summarized as "who is this unattractive scruffy old man." This is a pretty sharp contrast to the West, where if you look at Sexiest Man Alive sort of contests which are dominated by older men of the silver fox variety.

    Additional note in case of Japanese is that the aforementioned roided out man look is nowadays more associated with homosexuality over there.

    Not like it's only women either, we are talking about a country where the classical metaphor for masculine warrior ideal is the cherry blossom. It's a pretty long-running preoccupation (perhaps even obsession) with youth.

    Dunno about it being a cultivated thing entirely. I mean, chicks everywhere are super-into yaoi when they discover it. It's like the female equivalent of:

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  12. Jacob Obviously Arcane Patron

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    I personally don't understand what's feminine about these guys though. Do they wear skirt? No. Feminine colored clothing? No. Are they docile, stay-in-the-kitchen guys? Nope. They even have well-defined muscle that in real life can only be achieved by regular workout. Of course old men who doesn't clean their excess body hair are ugly. Why would women want them?
     
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  13. Oracsbox Educated

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    You don't have to wear a dress and be making a sandwich in the kitchen to be feminine and those pictures above show very feminine "men".
    Why is it some of you think the only other option is old ugly men or roided out cavemen ?
    Also why was my thread moved ? I'm not just talking about JRPG characters.
     
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  14. Vlajdermen Educated

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    No wonder their birth rates are in the toilet
     
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  15. Hyperion Magister

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    Looks fine to me.
     
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  16. mustawd. Magister

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  17. mustawd. Magister

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  18. mustawd. Magister

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    This thread is starting to feel gay now.

    No homo.

    Ok that’s better.
     
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  19. Endemic Arcane

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    Depends on the game in question.

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    It's a pretty good SRPG in gameplay terms too, occasional RNG fuckery aside.
     
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  20. Jacob Obviously Arcane Patron

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    1. Gross beards & body hair
    2. Abs muscle looks pretty soft
    3. Manboobs

    The smile is p.cute though.

    -Jacob's sister

    Also, the second image didnt load
     
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  21. abnaxus Arcane

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    Wapanese games are for phags.

    News at 11.
     
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  22. deuxhero Arcane

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    That's just Nomura being a shitty artist.
     
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  23. Modron Arcane

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    Last one looks kind of fruity to me, he is even wearing a bra that whole armor not protecting the midriff trope in weeabooo stuff needs to end.
     
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  24. Vorark Savant

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    Cloud, eh?

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  25. Oracsbox Educated

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    Ok at the risk of this thread going down a very strange path.These old actors Jack Palance,Clint Walker and Ron Ely are what I think of as masculine men not roided out or feminine.
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    Or Jack Elam
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