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Japan is not a fashion label 2.0 by ditto9 Japan is not a fashion label 2.0 by ditto9
5) I DONT HATE ANYTHING (except cheese)

I've edited the stamp to reflect my opinion better.

The stamp does not mean I do not like anime, nor does it mean those who do enjoy it shouldnt like Japan. Please read the full description!

This isn't the place to debate whether Ghibli is 'anime' or not, thanks! I will debate about that, of course. I percieve it to not be 'anime' in the Western sense, but I am aware that the term in Japanese means animation.
Because of the quality differences in animation and originality between Ghibli feature films and weekly anime releases, I disagree with calling Ghibli an 'anime' in the way that most Westerners percieve the genre.

Created with Zilla's stamp template, as always.


I know we all hate those weeaboo fans who treat Japan like it's Nirvana and everything amazing and pure is from there.
Personally, yes, I love Japan, but I have done since before I knew anime was from there. I've been interested in China and Japan ever since I was very young (very young).
After visiting, I have a changed opinion of it. It was much cleaner, brighter and better than I could have imagined.
And what did I visit?
Yes, the Pokemon Center. I love Pokemon, so why not.
Yes, the Ghibli Museum. Ghibli is not anime as far as I'm concerned. It is animation from Japan. Anime is nothing like the standard and quality of Ghibli, nor is it as original.
Yes, a huge manga and anime store called Animate! because why wouldn't I?
BUT I travelled around the back streets, visited shops and saw buildings tourists aren't meant to see. I saw less of the commercial side of Tokyo in those four days than the rest of it. AND I LOVED IT.
As for anime, I could care less about it. Anime doesn't excite me as it used to. I get more excited reading up on Japanese history and art than I do watching an Anime.
I felt more complete being able to remember all Hiragana than I did watching the end of CardCaptor Sakura.
And I also recognise that there's other places in Asia other than Japan. I've seen Hong Kong, which was AMAZING, and I've stopped off in Thailand.

Basically, my argument is this.
If you want to be taken seriously as a fan of Japan, STOP WATCHING SO MUCH ANIME AND START STUDYING THE CULTURE.
And learn more than 'kawaii' and 'itadakimasu'.

Also, I hate how the anime and manga lovers have given us cultural fans a stigma. We can no longer justify our enjoyment of the Asian culture without someone calling us Wapanese.

And I know there will be people out there who agree with this stamp, and who are hypocritical about it, because I've not seen an anime/manga fan yet say they only like anime and dont like Japan '4 ITS CULTUR'.

Also to clarify: I do enjoy Japanese games, and most of my favourite games originate from there. But I dont like Japan just for its games.

Gawd, tldr: Japan shouldn't have the weeaboo stigma attached, but hey, what can you do. It's been ruined for those who do actually like it.

PS: I know there's other stamps like this, but I felt like making my own. :)

Comment, fave, use, whatever! :heart:
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The only time I draw anime is for deviantart XD other than that, I've been studying Asian cultures since I was about 9 or 10, and as surprising as it sounds, I started off with China, then began studying Japan. I plan on taking a trip to Osaka and Kyoto in April; I've never been on a plane before but I'm excited to see the cherry blossoms!
Cat2999 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for proving my point!
Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
me too!
my-pretty-nightmare Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member
I love Japan! :heart:
Knight-commander12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Japan because of everything you listed there from manga and Anime to food and culture. :D
issa098WOOZ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really like Japan, most especially the sushi! :)
EpicMarioPlayer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Japan is sooo overrated these days...
Words like "I ♥ Japan" are freaking everywhere.
It only gets annoying and more and more annoying day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.
And the worst is that even the ones that say that dislike it, actually like it at some point, it's common to see a stamp saying "Japan is nothing special" and then on the description say "Don't get me wrong, I like X and Y, I don't hate Japan at all".
Seriously, it just make clear that it's like a sin to hate it.
Many people say that don't love it for just the anime and manga, but say that they DO like it, making the whole argument pointless...since most of them are just trying to don't be hated by the others that don't like it.
Yeah, I'm done with this.
PDGZandRDBZluver Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I realllllyyy love Japan. Itd not just the technology, but the mythology and culture. Plus, the movies are amazing. (Though, I do love Anime and Manga.)

Though, China and Italy also peak my interest. I love love loooveeee Italian culture and history. I love their language, its so amazing. I want to visit there one day and Take a course to learn Italian.

But I listen to German translated songs and songs because I care for their language too. WW2 Peaked my interest and so did WW1.

I'm a proud fan!
TheJennyPill Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the culture of Japan and because of it- I became a bit of a kimono snub* like being picky on its authenticity and how ppl wear/draw it -- I even started learning the language and gotten quite far with it!

-- only problem I run into is my friend calls me a weeboo because "I'm trying to be Japanese" because I don't "stick to my own culture" and "don't bother learning more of my cultures language" - I do love who I am,
but setting up kimonos, tying the obijime, trying out new obi styles and learning to make the food is so much fun and I love it to death!
I actually haven't watched anime as much*or even at all for the past 8 years

- after cons- I saw how obnoxious ppl were and those fncking girls who try to high pitch talk to me with their broken ass Japanese - the "nyan!" And DESU parades

- I just quit the cons and only attend the Japanese Festivals -- still hate ppl thinking "otaku" is a compliment and Japan is a "safe haven" for them.
Angel-of-Deceit Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I might absolutely love their games, anime, manga, and all their "kawaii desu" stuff, but honestly, I love the culture, their language is interesting and pretty, and their food is awesome. You honestly cannot properly love a country just because you like the shows or games that come from that place.
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