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Anime is popular with all races. It's a worldwide phenomenon at this point. So why the fuck are the overwhelming majority of weebs that try to literally become underage anime characters of the opposite sex the white ones?? No other demographic allows hentai to warp their brains to this extent.

It's seriously ridiculous. Almost every white TIM wears thigh highs and cat ears and talks about literally being a teenage anime girl. A majority of white TIFs had a yaoi phase that never ended, and fetishize kpop boys like they're their favorite anime characters.

I'm white so this might be just my experience, but I've noticed that a majority of trans people with anime obsessions and a hentai addiction are white. Of course any person who watches a lot of hentai is highly likely to be a perverted weirdo, but it's not like hikikomori Japanese men are turning TIM at such high rates or citing the cat boy from Re:Zero as their transition goals. Am I going crazy or is this as weird as I think it is?

Anime is popular with all races. It's a worldwide phenomenon at this point. So why the fuck are the overwhelming majority of weebs that try to literally become underage anime characters of the opposite sex the white ones?? No other demographic allows hentai to warp their brains to this extent. It's seriously ridiculous. Almost every white TIM wears thigh highs and cat ears and talks about literally being a teenage anime girl. A majority of white TIFs had a yaoi phase that never ended, and fetishize kpop boys like they're their favorite anime characters. I'm white so this might be just my experience, but I've noticed that a majority of trans people with anime obsessions and a hentai addiction are white. Of course any person who watches a lot of hentai is highly likely to be a perverted weirdo, but it's not like hikikomori Japanese men are turning TIM at such high rates or citing the cat boy from Re:Zero as their transition goals. Am I going crazy or is this as weird as I think it is?

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[–] womenopausal 40 points (+40|-0)

I think it's the fact that white-people-culture is so tremendously individualistic and self-focussed. They're looking at content that's often created for escapism. People who are well-integrated into their communities and families know how to balance the occasional escapist fantasy with the demands of living within the social order. Western weebs who spend all their time in front of a screen, immersing themselves in escapist and sexual content to the point of obsession, well, not so much.

[–] Boudicaea 17 points (+17|-0)

I think that's probably the real answer here. White people of all income levels act like this, so it's not a disposable income thing solely. I think these are people who spend way too much time by themselves and online. Makes them very self centered.

[–] levitation [OP] 4 points (+4|-0)

That makes a lot of sense. I've also noticed that not many socially well-adjusted people transition, except in cases of group contagion with teenage girls.

[–] womenopausal 4 points (+4|-0)

Being a teenage girl is really hard these days. They're developing their sexualities in a hideously pornified society. And like you say, their closer social bonds have always tended to lead to contagion phenomena.

[–] Amareldys 37 points (+38|-1)

I hated anime when I was a kid. It creeped me out the way they did the girl voices so babyish. I couldn't articulate it then, but it felt so pedo. Maybe it's not that way in the original japanese, but it sure was in the french and english dubbed versions...

[–] Stealthygal 23 points (+24|-1)

I've only ever seen them with dubbing, and I was put off by all the screeching. People in anime seem to shout constantly.

I only liked it when I was a little kid - and that was the 60s, so we’re talking Kimba the White Lion, Marine Boy, Prince Planet and the like. Even then the huge “European” (I presume) eyes looked freakish. I don’t like those cartoons looking back now, and all the more recent stuff makes my skin crawl. Can’t stand the look of it.

[–] TervenofBitches 1 points (+1|-0)

Agreed. I 100% agree with Hayao Miyazaki that basement dwellers are ruining anime as an artform.

[–] volumeone 16 points (+16|-0)

I don’t think it’s anime itself, I think it’s just a coincidence that many autistic people seem to enjoy that subculture. Then again, I don’t watch anime nor do I think I’m autistic, so I could be wrong.

[–] womenopausal 14 points (+14|-0)

I understand that people with autism spectrum disorders can find facial expressions hard to read. The exaggerated faces which are shown in animation are much more clear what emotion is being expressed than real people can be.

[–] Stealthygal 15 points (+15|-0)

I was thinking about this the other day actually. There aren't that many TIMs in Japan, are there? Yet this stuff is made for them and they devour it.

[–] Hiru 5 points (+5|-0)

Crossdressing is pretty popular in Japan, but not the whole LGBT trans thing, very different culture

In Japan, you'll see a lot of feminine boy who crossdress into the whole maid / catgirl thing, but they will clearly says they are men just crossdressing.

Popular character like Astolfo or Felix, they're very feminine men but they are not trans. but yet trans community tried to change the story to appropriate themself as "trans model" and i find that very stupid, because again, they're not trans character. Trans isnt a widely spread thing in Japan, crossdressing is. Big difference between both !

And no, it's not made for them, it's really just a huge difference of culture between the teenager in japan and teenager in the west

Also small funny thing that is always ignored in the west, but the anime culture is way more popular among women in Japan, Teenager men are more attracted to computer, engineer ( like train or plane ) more than anime and manga

[–] WholeGrain 13 points (+13|-0)

I imagine it may be the (rightful) criticism of this fetishization that drives them to escape via... becoming what they fetishize, because if you are a little kawaii uwu girl then, according to woke internet law, you cannot be criticized for whacking it to loli.

Most japanese otakus, while also looked down upon, usually react by hiding their hobby.

[–] RisingUp 9 points (+9|-0)

My half-baked theory is that it's because Japanese people are better at shame than we are. There's a whole thing about shame-based vs guilt-based cultures though it's probably very outdated and simplistic.

It does seem to me that a lot of TIMs and the more obnoxious variety of TIFs have a pathological absence of shame. Or given the relationship with narcissism, maybe they in fact have a lot of shame which they are incapable of handling so they dissociate into their trans personas.

[–] edieandthea 6 points (+7|-1)

I think there’s a racism element to it, like it tends to be white weebs who think anime is a factual representation of Asian women: big boobs and doe eyes, at once hypersexual, childlike, and submissive. Other racial minorities in the west probably at least have an idea “the people of my race on TV don’t necessarily act like me so this is probably not a true reflection of how Asian women are” as pornsick white guys think this is a realistic transition goal.

[–] levitation [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

Yeah a lot of those TIMs then go on to say that they're "better" at being women than real women... because they act like teenage anime girls.

[–] Ash94 1 points (+1|-0)

I don't think it has anything to do with white people specifically. I see black, hispanic, Asian men into hentai or women into yaoi turn trans. Twitter is my source. The common link I see with trans people is that they are autistic and I think these micro identities become a fixation. A lot of them suffer from abuse and dissociation so a new identity feels like a new start. The older heterosexual AGP men with a crossdressing fetish is purely from watching too much porn.

[–] z6iiab -5 points (+7|-12)

maybe because the majority of characters - if not all - in hentai and anime ARE white? makes it easier for lonely losers to indentify with and create an escapist fantasy.

[–] JLT 20 points (+21|-1)

in hentai and anime ARE white?

They're not. They're Japanese. The majority of characters created by Japanese people are Japanese. It is usually made explicit when a character is supposed to be white because the character will have a weird mix of caucasian stereotypes, possibly speak Japanese with an accent, and everyone will acknowledge that this is a foreigner. Most anime characters, no matter how they look, are Japanese. It's like how the Simpsons are yellow with weird hair but everyone knows it's a white American family.

[–] IAmNotACat 13 points (+13|-0)

caucasian stereotypes

e.g., the one white German guy in The Wind Rises stood out with an almost grotesquely big nose.

[–] z6iiab 3 points (+4|-1)

also I'm very aware of that "all anime is done by japanese people so they're japanese" but historically, they all been EXTREMELY white passing. so no. get that discussion elsewhere, the point here was figuring out why so many white people get influenced by hentai in such an awful way, not if the cleary white passing characters are supposed to be white people or not.

[–] JLT 1 points (+3|-2) Edited

they all been EXTREMELY white passing. so no. get that discussion elsewhere

No, they're not. They're how Japanese people view themselves- slight build, small nose, small mouth, thin eyebrows, and a heart shaped face. A western audience that is used to seeing white-as-default projects whiteness onto them because they are not the racist caricatures asians are limited to in western media.

have you watched hentai? or even anime in general

Have YOU watched hentai or even anime in general? The setting is distinctly Japanese- food, schools, homes, public transportation, urban/country landscapes, fashion styles, holidays, courtships, and convenient stores. You have distinctly Japanese features like shrines maidens, the Yakuza, gyarus (Japanese subculture), dialects (lost in translation) and small homes (unless someone is rich, then a very spacious home). White anime superfans (weebs) know anime isn't white, that's why they are known for behaving in fetishistic ways towards asian women.

[–] z6iiab -2 points (+0|-2)

have you watched hentai? or even anime in general. they are white.

[–] ellienoire 2 points (+3|-1)

This is so absurdly wrong it’s crazy to me. Anime characters are only white to narcissistic white people who’s anime selection is confined to Pokémon and never watched anything after age 10.

White people in anime are very easy to spot due to ridiculous accents, names, cowboy hats, and exaggerated height and jawline.

Honestly just really don’t understand how you can sit here and tell us that Japanese people writing stories primarily based in Japan for Japanese audiences are actually writing about white people. Unless you are one of those people who think big eyes and colored hair = white 🙄