Something’s rotten in the villages of Japan

Watching the two nobodies get slaughtered at the start of the latest episode of Kamisama Dolls got me thinking. The West has a certain conception of Japan, a conception that often obfuscate a very latent fear in anime: a fear of Japanese villages and the horrors they contain.

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¿Donde esta la biblioteca?

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Maids, butlers & anime: the need to serve

I was watching the third episode of Sacred Seven and it opens with Ruri buying a jewel for a ton of money. She immediately gets on a private jet to head back home. At this point, I start wondering how on earth can she afford so much free time? Isn’t she still in high school and doesn’t she have classes to attend? Doesn’t she have any other obligations to fulfill as the only remaining member of her family?

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