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Well shit. Minors. Yikes. Do not want.

 

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And here I thought they just looked like the usual Japanese pop idols who look that age bracket but are actually legal. Now I feel dirty. Shit.

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Always thought Perfume were good performance singers. This video is 2008 but age here is still 19, 20ish. The group is still active. Here is "Computer City"

 

 

In a paradise made of perfect calculation
The only thing that is true is my love

 

Hey, computer, why do I have this pain?
What should I do in this odd Computer City?

 

Pierce through the clouds
To a place where no one can be seen
To a place I saw in a dream
Exceed the usual speed

 

The world will soon change

Something about us will soon change

 

This town was made with perfect calculation
I want to escape it, I want to break down
I wonder if the truth exists
In a paradise made of perfect calculation
The only thing that is true is my love

 

Hey, computer, why do I have this pain?
What should I do in this odd Computer City?

 

It's a complete breakdown, or should I say, it isn't likely
I won't be worried thanks to what you said

 

Follow the space between memories
To a place where no one can be seen
To a place seen in a dream
Exceed the usual speed

 

The world will change soon
Something about us will change soon

 

This town was made with perfect calculation
I want to escape, I want to break down
I wonder if the truth exists
In a paradise made of perfect calculation
The only thing that's real is my love

 

Hey, computer, why do I have this pain?
What should I do in this odd Computer City?

 

It's a complete breakdown, or should I say, it isn't likely
I won't be worried thanks to what you said

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It's probably a result of Japanese people having to often follow rules and suppress true feelings for the sake of harmony. So it's vented out with manga. A picture is worth a 1,000 words. It's also very accessible for any level of reader and the artwork can be eye pulling.

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That is the dangerous side in Japan. It is not violence. It is isolation and despair driven to acute levels by the machinery of capitalism. That for a person to fed on that material puts shame on them, a shame on their face that can't be hidden, as sub-cautiously, they know they consume dirty materials and wish to hide that. The isolation and shame acts as a catalyst and goes up and up. At some point, it over comes the will to survive. Hence a cause of the high suicide rate. I stand firmly against that filth as the industry size behind it is far beyond the point of a little societal wiggle for stress relief, reasonable level of freedom of expression, or exploration. Post it here if you must, but as it is greater than it should, you'll have to pardon my take on it as I won't hold my tongue and let it go without objection. It is disgusting and defiling, a true cause of almost inescapable despair. As a teacher (English) part of my job is quite the opposite, it is to inspire, to motivate, and even for some, to give hope.. along with developing the skill of English.

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