Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oh Those Wacky Japanese....

"What does it say about the mental state of modern otaku that a book entitled The Manga Guide to Psychosomatic Illnesses" is climbing the bestseller lists? Created in association with a Tokyo mental clinic, the description reads, "laugh as you learn about all sorts of psychosomatic issues, from depression and erectile dysfunction to hallucinations and pedophilia!"

Intriguingly, the latter chapter (which is available online), builds its case not on Japanese but rather on Western psychology, specifically the DSM IV diagnostic manual. And that case seems to be, "as long as she's over thirteen, it's okay!" It ends with an image of unjustly accused lolicon lovers being led off to re-education camps. Make of that what you will..."

Thanx You, AltJapan!

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