By Saito Tamaki, Hiroki Azuma, J. Keith Vincent, Dawn Lawson
In Beautiful combating Girl, Saito Tamaki bargains a much more refined and convincing interpretation of this eye-catching and able determine. For Saito, the gorgeous struggling with woman is a posh sexual myth that mockingly lends truth to the fictitious areas she inhabits. As an item of wish for male otaku (obsessive enthusiasts of anime and manga), she saturates those worlds with which means whilst her fictional prestige calls for her ceaseless proliferation and copy. Rejecting simplistic moralizing, Saito is aware the otaku’s skill to eroticize or even fall in love with the gorgeous battling woman now not as an indication of immaturity or maladaptation yet due to a heightened sensitivity to the a number of layers of mediation and fictional context that represent lifestyles in our hypermediated world—a logical final result of the media they consume.
Featuring large interviews with jap and American otaku, a finished family tree of the gorgeous combating lady, and an research of the yank outsider artist Henry Darger, whose baroque mind's eye Saito sees as an incredible antecedent of otaku tradition, Beautiful struggling with Girl was once highly influential whilst first released in Japan, and it continues to be a key textual content within the examine of manga, anime, and otaku tradition. Now on hand in English for the 1st time, this publication will spark new debates in regards to the function performed through wish within the creation and intake of well known culture.
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Of course, we should consider the possibility that this has to do with how otaku deal with the society around them. Most of the objects to which otaku ﬁnd themselves attracted are “embarrassing” in one way or another. They can be very easily ridiculed for their infatuation with anime at an age when most people have moved on. 12 The Problem of Possession The next characteristic of the otaku is the way they go about possessing the objects of their attachment. We know that they enjoy animation. And they like special effects.
Let’s take a closer look. The statement “what seems like a lie is ﬁction and what seems real is the thing itself” is nothing more than a tautology. It is true enough, but it means nothing. The discussion gets confusing because of the intervention of the adjective “real” (riaru). “Fictional” and “real” are not opposites. If they were, an expression like “real ﬁction” (riaru na kyoko ¯ ) would be meaningless. Instead, it is ﬁction and reality that are opposites, which leaves us with the problem of how to deﬁne reality.
So sexuality is not excluded entirely. But what is important is that the acts themselves are seamlessly formalized and ﬁctionalized until there is no room for real (riaru na) sexuality to intervene. It is an arid sort of sex only possible in a world of toys drawn entirely with computer graphics. In this way Disney’s creations manage to avoid completely the danger of being consumed as sexual objects. The naive horror people feel toward the otaku is strongest when it comes to their sexuality. ”20 Hatred directed toward their sexuality has greatly biased our view of otaku.