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PSY drawn as a girl-raping gangster in Japanese manga

Ah, Japanese manga and otaku culture.  They are, if nothing else, interesting at times.  The weirdness factor is up to one’s opinion, I suppose.  The Japanese pop culture oriented “Rocketnews24″ give us the grisly details.

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(Image from Rocketnews24)

Oddly, this whole episode was inspired by a scene in a Japanese drama where the main character cooks a pot of samgyetang, drawing the ire of many Japanese netizens.  Ah, hating the Korean Wave.  짱 since 2005!

 

  • http://profiles.google.com/dcmusicfreak DC Musicfreak

    Eliminate the confusion/clunkiness in the title of this post with a hyphen: “girl-raping Korean gangster” or say “Korean gangster and rapist”

  • ChuckRamone

    It’s a ridiculously hilarious racial caricature. It involves said culture’s food, rape, a celebrity. It’s like something conceived by a child. 

  • wangkon936

    Thanks.  I’ve incorporated some of your suggestions.

  • YangachiBastardo

    Why the most exploitative manga seem to be stuck, style-wise, in th 80′s ?

    Now i understand that was otaku golden age but Christ…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6KFMIOLXZTCWEEJ3GF3YIAZIJ4 mightymouse

    I guess this is their way of showing that they pretty much ran out of ideas for manga. 

  • http://www.globalasianculture.com Liz

    So supposedly Japanese manga often depicts ‘rape as love,’ or ‘rape that turns into love’ quite frequently. I’ll take this comic strip to mean the Japanese feel a little violated by PSY’s YouTube success…but eventually they’ll just learn to watch the video on loop, and enjoy it for what it’s worth. 

    PS — many of you have pointed out PSY’s video is a piece of pop crap, which, on the surface it is, but if you understand the lyrics, it’s remarkably profound, a nice piece of commentary on neoliberal anxiety that is Gangnam, and its urban equivalents around the world.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FO7ZA6MFX4FILLIT3IVKRBONTU Nathan

    Can PSY get a heart attack and die already?

  • cactusmcharris

     No mention of the aesthetics of yoga booty on the river? Shocked is I.

  • bumfromkorea

    Whoa, where did that little vitriol come from?

  • ig5959292ee

     a little extreme eh?

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Sure. Sure it is. I think one needs to do a liberal arts major, followed by years of liberal arts grad school, followed by years of inevitable unemployment to read such profound meanings into what is essentially vapid, shallow pop. Fun? Yes, though the fun has turned into irritation as the song has been overplayed. But “profound piece of commentary on neoliberal anxiety that is Gangnam, and its urban equivalents around the world”?

  • keyinjpop

    Gan[ ]mu Sutairu. *procceds to horse dance*

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6KFMIOLXZTCWEEJ3GF3YIAZIJ4 mightymouse

    Japanese showing why they are a nation of 12 year olds.

  • Kibitou

    100% certain no one here gets the context.

    Here’s the thing:

    There’s an anime that currently broadcasts on a certain network in Japan that has a lot of Korean backers. This anime was adapted from a novel series, so there are certain expectations regarding sticking to source material.

    A few weeks back, there was a scene in the anime where the main character is taking care of one of the girls while she is sick. In the novel, he originally fed her porridge, but in the anime, it was changed to a Korean Stew. Naturally, the fanbase was very upset at the studio, due to the fact that there is some moderate dislike for Korea in Japan, and soon after the anime’s preorder status on Amazon.jp plummeted because it looked like it was the product of Korean viral marketing. PSY being attached to this doujin is just a sad coincidence.

  • Cm

     I’m not as disturbed with this comic, as what it sees to be a growing widespread notion in Japan by Japanese, that there is some kind of invisible Korean conspiracy to push Korean agenda on unsuspecting Japanese public.  Take the “Jewish” out of the Jewish Conspiracy theory, and replace it with “Korean”, and you get the Korean Conspiracy Theory.  The new bogey man in Japan, are the Koreans.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dcmusicfreak DC Musicfreak

    Oh, so it’s OK, then?

  • bumfromkorea

    … Pretty sure that the essentials of the context, “due to the fact that there is some moderate dislike for Korea in Japan”, was not lost on anyone here.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dcmusicfreak DC Musicfreak

    Conspiracy theories are by definition fringe ideas, and the anti-Korean sentiment you note is the province of the far right in Japan — although certainly LMB’s summer of stupid stunts spread dismay with Korea more widely. Korean media seem particularly bad at Japan coverage, so much nuance and perspective never reaches Korea. (For what it’s worth, Korean media also traffic in Jewish theories far more frequently than anybody should.)

  • pawikirogii 석아

    yes and the far right is now the pm.
    frickin little white guys always trying to defend the rapist.

    ‘THEY SAID SORRY! THEY APOLOGIZED!’ screamed lil excee

  • bumfromkorea

    I’m kinda losing faith in that argument, what with the recent election and all.  

    You can’t keep making the argument that the average Japanese citizens don’t think like that at all when a douche like Shinzo Abe is PM and appointing his fellow assholes to government spots.  It’s called a representative government for a reason.

    If it’s apathy, then it’s apathy in the face of the terribly far right-wing politics.  I’m pretty sure something like that went really badly for some country’s immediate neighbors in the past.

  • Cm

     If one douche bag Korean does something stupid, it’s reflected as if it was done by all Koreans, reflecting entirely on its society.  But if one douche bag Japanese does something stupid, it’s always the “not every Japanese are like that, only the very tiny number of few fringe”.  

  • http://profiles.google.com/dcmusicfreak DC Musicfreak

    “If one douche bag Korean does something stupid, it’s reflected as if it was done by all Koreans, reflecting entirely on its society.”

    There are too many people with poor-to-no reasoning skills who will think like that, including the pathetic pawi and his white-man fixation, and most notably, the Korean media and the ROK ambassador over the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.

    At the same time, the biggest douche-ups in Korea of the past decade — the 2002 protests over the schoolgirls, everything involving Anton Apollo Ohno, boorish anti-US behavior at the World Cup and the beef protests — were mass affairs, perpetrated daily by the media across the spectrum and rather widely supported, even to a surprising degree in the Korean diaspora. (Of course I know cm criticized these)I’m no fan of Abe or the unreformed LDP, but his party got fewer votes this month than they did in their staggering loss in 2009. The story mainly was the decimation of the feckless Democrats, a good bit like the rejection of Chung Dong-young in 2007, on competence grounds, with an assist from China and the ROK. Is the LDP any further right or nationalistic than the New Frontier Party? Hell, cm, your waving away of Park Chung-hee’s brutal excesses puts you well into the LDP’s zone on the political spectrum.

  • wangkon936

    @ Kibitou, oh, that makes perfect sense now!  Completely justifiable…. :P

  • wangkon936

    That’s a good point cm.

  • Carl

    Remember when the Japanese accused Koreans of somehow altering the view count in Gangnam style? Saying how it was all fake or whatever?

    Guess what? Sony’s youtube music channel was found to have fake millions and millions if views on their account and a lot of their stuff has been deleted and the view count is back to normal now.

    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/48917/sony-universal-youtube-views-removed

  • pawikirogii 사백인

    ‘There are too many people with poor-to-no reasoning skills who will think like that, including the pathetic pawi and his white-man fixation, and most notably, the Korean media and the ROK ambassador over the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.’

    i’m just fed up with hearing creepy white guys trying to excuse the rapist. stop trying to support the criminal by telling us it’s just the right wing. the japanese people are complicit here. problem with the creep is korean and chinese folk have just been too polite. pawi not polite to creepy, drunk, and from the trash bin white dude.

    trailer trash.

  • Railwaycharm

    Now, now Pawi. Not all white people live in trailer parks.

  • wangkon936

    Yeah pawi.  I’d chill it down a notch if I were you.

  • http://www.gofundme.com/1k98a8 Jakgani

      If one douche bag Korean does something stupid, it’s reflected as if it was done by all Koreans, reflecting entirely on its society.  But if one douche bag Japanese does something stupid, it’s always the “not every Japanese are like that, only the very tiny number of few fringe”.  

    because Koreans all act the same as each other – everything has to be the same…   same… because “thats what Koreans do”

    Japanese are more individualistic. 

  • gafafweaefwa955929592

    Isn’t the internet great. It allows shitheads like yourself to say shit that would, in real life
    get your head cracked open.

    Hopefully you’ll suffer the same fate fucking cunt.

    Please turn to the loaded gun in your drawer, put it in your mouth, and pull the trigger,
    blowing your brains out. You’ll be doing the whole world a favor. Shitbag.

    I would love to smash your face in until it no longer resembled anything human, faggot.

    Die painfully okay? Prefearbly by getting crushed to death in a
    garbage compactor, by getting your face cut to ribbons with a
    pocketknife, your head cracked open with a baseball bat, your stomach
    sliced open and your entrails spilled out, and your eyeballs ripped
    out of their sockets. Fucking bitch

    I would love to kick you hard in the face, breaking it. Then I’d cut
    your stomach open with a chainsaw, exposing your intestines. Then I’d
    cut your windpipe in two with a boxcutter.
    Hopefully you’ll get what’s coming to you. Fucking bitch

    I really hope that you get curb-stomped. It’d be hilarious to see you
    begging for help, and then someone stomps on the back of your head,
    leaving you to die in horrible, agonizing pain. Faggot

    Shut the fuck up f aggot, before you get your face bashed in and cut
    to ribbons, and your throat slit.

  • RElgin

     I would disagree with you there.  I find the reverse to be more accurate.  Koreans can be quite the individual, unless barred by context. 

  • ChuckRamone

     Yes, because Japan has such an individualistic culture.

  • Silver Surfer

     That probably exists.

  • Silver Surfer

     Was it a lifetime of ranting and raving that led Hitler to develop Parkinson’s disease? Something you might want to think about.

  • Kloud Red

    “because Koreans all act the same as each other – everything has to be the same…   same… because “thats what Koreans do”Japanese are more individualistic.”Robert…please do yourself and everyone a favor and don’t let muppets like this contaminate your otherwise wonderful blog. 

  • wangkon936

    “Japanese are more individualistic.”

    Really?  You gotta be sh*tting me. (faceplam)

  • fe62555555sfe

    pretty funny stuff, rofl

  • wangkon936

    I’m gonna keep an eye on Jakgani.  Although Rob has a history of banning people for being uncareful, I don’t remember him banning anyone for saying anything idiotically stupid.