Sloth Mom @CaseyExplosion Internet sloth, and gigantic nerd. Profile pic by @Skutchdraws and banner by @LiquidAzalea. She/her. Streaming Wednesdays at: twitch.tv/caseyexplosion May. 09, 2019 1 min read

Thread. Ignorant people trying to claim Japanese media isn't political getting taken to task.

I'm increasingly convinced that Garth Marenghi was right all along. Writers who use subtext are cowards.

It's also straight up insulting that right wing weebs are suggesting Japanese media isn't actually *about* anything, in spite of how rich and in-depth the political and social commentary can be. The very idea shows just how little they understand about, well... Anything!

Some of the most enduring films in Japanese horror are commentary on the role of technology in Japanese society, essentially technophobic parables. There's a dismissive idea that media from Japan is just "weird" but it's far more than that.

Look at Kiyoshi Kurosawa's entire career, the commentary on social isolation in Japanese society is prominent.


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