USA: Colonizes the shit out of Japan, trying to cancel every track of its culture
USA: Sells Disney comics in Japan
Japan: Sees big eyes in Disney comics and creates manga
Manga: Arrives in USA
USA: Why big eyes.
USA: I don't like it.
Also USA: Burns sinful manga in pires
Also USA: We Love Japanese Culture
Japan: Sells more shit to appeal to what they see as western taste
@requrious i remember when my printmaking professor yelled at a neurodivergent classmate for drawing anime style saying she had to go all the way back and study hokusai and i was like nah dawg anime style is a result of american colonization of japan and shoving branding in their faces post-war and she just got pissed at me for correcting her
@requrious (said professor frequently used native iconography in her work despite being anglo white so i think she just doesn't feel concerned about colonization :/ )
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