No! No! Too much

No! No! Too much

Fans...sometimes you have to wonder.

Anime, Manga, Western Comics....they all have their fans. And anyone who has looked into- well just about anything has noticed that from time to time fans can get a little too carried away. Trust me in my line of work I have seen fandom go into some dark and scary places, and on the flip side I've seen some amazing talent and creativity come from it as well. I do have to site however that Manga fans can go to both extremes with ease, sometimes at the same time.

 

You can say that it's all due to the already “ hypercharged!” nature of the genre that fuels some of these things- however I tend to disagree. Some of the most disturbing things have come out of marketing ( or I should say a Nation with different protection laws) We are talking about “adult” toys, body pillow cases and bed sheets with people's favorite female characters laying on them life size, dojin with fan dreamed couples going at it in a way that would make cats, and a Saturday night queen blush. These are just some of the commercial things. Spend any amount of time on any of the user defined art galleries and you will no doubt see how crazy it can all get.

 

I don't exactly want to say it's a bad thing, But sometimes I just have to catch my breath and have a long, deep and mindful “ WTF!?!?!?!” moment at some of the fan bases imaginations.