Why is Japan so obsessed with watching women eat?

Glamador

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It's a moderately common practice in Japan for a young girl to refer to a father or brother as "husband" in Japanese. It's supposedly indicative of wanting to marry a person very similar to their male family members, but not meant to indicate such a relationship TO the family members themselves.

It's one of those cultural things. But obviously people take it a certain way. The amount of fiction and manga artwork depicting incestuous sister/brother relationships is just overwhelming at times.
 

JFC

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It's supposedly indicative of wanting to marry a person very similar to their male family members, but not meant to indicate such a relationship TO the family members themselves.
And it's not limited to just girls wanting to marry guys similar to their fathers...
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shingamyeonblack

Back in Black
It's a moderately common practice in Japan for a young girl to refer to a father or brother as "husband" in Japanese. It's supposedly indicative of wanting to marry a person very similar to their male family members, but not meant to indicate such a relationship TO the family members themselves.

It's one of those cultural things. But obviously people take it a certain way. The amount of fiction and manga artwork depicting incestuous sister/brother relationships is just overwhelming at times.

That is so freaking weird.

Do they say that they would like to marry someone like their father, or do they straight out say call their fathers and brothers "husband"?
 

Ziginz Zegell

No Fear, No Pain.
That is so freaking weird.

Do they say that they would like to marry someone like their father, or do they straight out say call their fathers and brothers "husband"?

Depends on the manga-ka...:redface2: Still weirder things. So much weirder. Incest is tame compaired to some of the things I have seen. :nooo:
 

shingamyeonblack

Back in Black
That last comment was just Glamador's comment. I wasn't asking about what happens in the sick manga. I was asking about the general idea of referring to a family member as a "husband".
 

Ziginz Zegell

No Fear, No Pain.
Japan shin...the two go hand in hand.


The ideals of a culture can often be found in their art work and literature. True there will always be extremes, but it doesn't change the fact that you can often find out as much about a culture from what they produce en masse as you can by talking to them directly. Or at least that is how it registers in my mind. Remember though that I am a weird ass guy who often looks to a culture's history, legends, and lore to better understand their mentality and how they developed into their current state.

I'm not saying they are all incestous, but like my own European ancestors, incest existed in their history and may still echo in their culture today.
 
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Painted_Outlaw

The new Tendou Souji
The amount of fiction and manga artwork depicting incestuous sister/brother relationships is just overwhelming at times.

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kuroihikari

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That is so freaking weird.

Do they say that they would like to marry someone like their father, or do they straight out say call their fathers and brothers "husband"?

The common trope is a cute young girl telling her father/older brother that when she grows up she'll marry the guy.
 
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Dr Kain

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They do what now?

There is a manga series called Usagi Drop, about a guy that adopts his grandfather's baby daughter when he abruptly dies. At the end of the series, the girl marries the man who adopted her. It is creepy as freaking hell.

Then you have Angel Sanctuary, where the siblings are in love with each other because they are really two female angels who were in love with each other, and the brother of the main angel is in love with her as well.

Next up is Cardcaptor Sakura, which has Sakura's older brother having a crush on her.
 

Toku Prime

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There is a manga series called Usagi Drop, about a guy that adopts his grandfather's baby daughter when he abruptly dies. At the end of the series, the girl marries the man who adopted her. It is creepy as freaking hell.

Then you have Angel Sanctuary, where the siblings are in love with each other because they are really two female angels who were in love with each other, and the brother of the main angel is in love with her as well.

Next up is Cardcaptor Sakura, which has Sakura's older brother having a crush on her.
Rei, the secondary Makai Knight in the Garo franchise. His backstory heavily features a relationship with a woman called Shizuka. She was an orphan under the care of Rei's adopted father, and while I don't think it specifically stated that he had also adopted her, it really comes across that Rei's basically an item with a woman who's legally his sibling. I know that's not an actual blood relation, but it was close enough to squick me out and I'd love to see them try and find a registry office that would agree to marry them.
 

shingamyeonblack

Back in Black
The common trope is a cute young girl telling her father/older brother that when she grows up she'll marry the guy.

That is weird. Where do they get those ideas? It's not like it's a natural thing in all cultures, so it must come from somewhere within the culture.

There is a manga series called Usagi Drop, about a guy that adopts his grandfather's baby daughter when he abruptly dies. At the end of the series, the girl marries the man who adopted her. It is creepy as freaking hell.

Then you have Angel Sanctuary, where the siblings are in love with each other because they are really two female angels who were in love with each other, and the brother of the main angel is in love with her as well.

Next up is Cardcaptor Sakura, which has Sakura's older brother having a crush on her.

His grandfather's baby daughter? That makes her his aunt. :sick:

I don't think that I understand the Angel Sanctuary part. Is it like Black Blood Brothers with Jiro's "brother" actually being the incarnation of his "mother" and girlfriend? Well, Black Blood Brothers isn't as weird as that looks. The "mother" is the first of the line who converts someone into a vampire and that also becomes his "brother" because they are of the same bloodline. There's nothing weird between the two after she dies and she becomes a male.

Cardcaptor Sakura was dubbed for kids in the United States, right?
 

Painted_Outlaw

The new Tendou Souji
CCS was dubbed however... the dub removed, among other things, almost (if not all) the romance angles in it. It's not worth checking out, at all.
 

Ziginz Zegell

No Fear, No Pain.
But Sakura was adorable, and one of my first outings in the Magic Girl genre. A genre for which I now search for in respects to hard ass girls beating up monster like they owe them money. I should really watch Cutey Honey.

Anyway another example is the anime "I can't believe my little sister can be this cute." It pretty much turns the normal situation around with the younger sister, Kirino, being a massive siscon while secretly wanting to be with her older brother. Now to hide spoilers!

The games give you tons of other female options, but the main story line has them ending up together and producing alternate color palette versions of themeselves who go through the same thing. I didn't finish the series...but I did buy two of the figmas. How could such a cute series be...well...that?

*sigh* Anytime I hear Onii-Chan in an anime I feel like any second something will happen that I am going to regret...speaking of which Fate/Stay Night even had a nasty bit of incest in it. I mean really nasty. I mean makes you want to kill somebody nasty. Though the fate series has produced a worse moment then even that one. How can something so good make me want to punch myself in the face so much!?
 

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