Written by Otaku Apologist
I know this sentiment among certain portions of the anime community. This push to normalize very young anime girls in popular fiction. They say it’s an aesthetic, they say it’s not about attraction to minors. Yes it is.
The new anime everyone’s talking about is Cyberpunk Edgerunners, created by Rafal Jaki, released in 2022. Based on the IP of CD Project Red, the creators of The Witcher game series, Cyberpunk Edgerunners is an anime adaptation of Cyberpunk 2077. The anime has a character named Rebecca. Studio Trigger, who made one of my favorite animes, Kill la Kill, was recently revealed to have fought with CDPR about the inclusion of Rebecca.
This anime inspired a raid on Twitter that has lasted like a week now. For many consecutive days, this word has been trending. Usually I see around 15000 tweets trending, which reeks of an orchestrated effort. Either a segment of the anime community are coordinating this push to manipulate the algorithms, or Twitter’s staff are amplifying it.
I have dealt with hustlers and messy people my entire professional career in the western hentai industry. I know a liar when I see one, and the segments of the anime community who are trying to gaslight the public about their affinity to this subset of the art style not being sexual, are indeed gaslighting. Most tweets I saw about this were sexual.
My website will not even feature this word and I try to ensure that not one image on my site will feature a minor. And to clarify, I am not against fiction depicting this shit, because fiction is fiction, but it simply poses too many challenges for my company to provide content for fans of this niche. The gains simply do not outweigh the hurdles.
I know enough about sexuality, erotic entertainment being my job, that I can assert that water is wet. You’re not fooling anyone but the most gullible of people. Water is indeed wet. I detest the tactics that some anime fans have chosen to try to normalize their fetish. Lying is a dirty tactic.
If you enjoy this content privately, that’s fine. If you’re part of communities of this niche, you’re pushing it. If you try to make this widely socially acceptable, you’re crossing a red line. And since you are doing this, you clearly don’t know why it’s a bad thing, so I will argue why.
Many standards that feel restricting and arbitrary, are usually in place for good reason. You do not want to live in a society that is so free-for-all that anything goes. For a society to be socially cohesive, people must have certain commonly shared principles. Scaling up certain behaviors to be conducted by millions is not feasible, hence why morality exists.
You don’t always know the reasons why certain lines run where they do, because you didn’t live in societies of the past that did experiment and did collapse, leaving only ruins. There is a chance that something became taboo for valid reasons in the past, and it was argued through religion, because the complex mathematics and cause-and-effect chains leading to disaster were too difficult to explain to the average idiots. They just called it sin.
Adopting the attitude that nothing should be taboo ever is a very radical position to take. Asserting that this is “progressive” is laughable. Past generations experimented plenty. Retrying old ideas that were found wanting and pretending they could somehow become viable now is a bullshit assertion.
The many people that I’ve met through this work over these long years who had no limits were usually insane, in quite the literal sense. I’m talking actual suicidal people who had gone so deep, they had isolated themselves socially, reached a point where they could only derive joy from the most extreme content. Maybe this doesn’t apply to you, maybe you are stable and healthy, but in my experience, once you’re fapping to this shit, your life is close to falling apart.