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- Oct 25, 2017
This isn't that official, they almost don't use it. But the government do make many projects be it for tourism, militarism and other things with manga or anime art. About this project, you can read about the guy in wikipedia too, he's a foreigner living in Japan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_ChooBased on the wiki article , I found out that this Character Mirai Suenaga is an official mascot for Japan Tourism .
I never heard of her and I am not any expert on the Japanese culture and mange/anime .
As an outside/European I find this stuff somewhat cringy and that it is printed on official touristy stuff ???
Why and how did this get even made ???
In my perspective , it reinforces the stereotype of sexualizing minors and all that horny anime stuff of the couple prior pages...
Or am I missing something , then please help me out here?
EDIT: Even for touristy stuff in malaysia as a muslim country ???
here on a map :
here are some character highlights of ' her ':
and here is a bonus picture:
- get teased for her large chest
- shy but reliable
- she is 17 !!!
As far as Malaysia, you would be surprised (or not) to see the same on other countries. It's no coincidence that China is the biggest market of anime outside of Japan, with Malaysia, Taiwan and many asian countries being later. Same for manga outside of Japan, which they are behind France in that case. And of course, if you look at the own productions of manhua and manwha, you can see many like this as well, much like in the game production with chinese mobile games like Azur Lane or Korean mobile games like Epic 7. If you look outside of Japan in which there's so much focus, you'll see that it's not that different for Asia in general.
About the rest, what can I explain to you if not the reality that fictional minors are sexualized for decades from teenage to adult publications? The biggest manga magazine which is Shonen Jump had hundreds of romcom series in which the characters were naked and so on, with some censorship to not show the parts (but uncensored nipples are sold on volumes). I"s, 100% Ichigo, To Love Ru and the current Yuragi sou no Yuna-san are one of the examples. I'm not going to post it here because I'm not an idiot but you can easily find on google by the name of the series+manga.
And of course, that's only manga. If we go to real people and other industries, there's actually pre-teens and teens working as gravure idol (in their case, junior idol, which not necessarily means being a model) posing on swimsuits and bikini in magazines or DVDs. You can find more details here if you want, it's fairly complete from what I know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_idol
There's a reason for why the government is trying to hide many of those things that deal with real people in the Olympics. It's why many of those products stopped to be on convenience stores.