Wednesday, April 18, 2012

newsweek:

Japan’s biggest pop star isn’t even a real person—she’s a hologram.

Ok, I know that there are deep sociological implications - not to mention psychological, philosophical, and anthropological - and, no doubt, many fascinating arguments to be made. But can I not make any of those, momentarily forget that I’m an anthropologist, be a bit juvenile just say:

Japan is weird.

Notes

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    Hahahaha, Vocaloid. “I like her a lot more than the other musicians nowadays, because she’s not a part of the latest...
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    #melissa what is this with you and your friends from that camp and intelligent takedowns of silly newspapers NOTHING...
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    Hatsune Miku is also representative of the perfect niche for foreign magazines to latch onto. because her fanbase is...
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    Welcome to the New Flesh
  12. kaybee-in-la reblogged this from baileyeverywhere and added:
    You know her name cause she’s TEH BIGGEST POPSTAR IN JAPAN. Let’s hope Newsweek takes the hint, as The Atlantic did. :)...
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    Japan’s biggest pop star isn’t even a real person—she’s a hologram.
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    Ok, I know that there are deep sociological implications - not to mention psychological, philosophical, and...
  19. gallifreygal reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    I guess this is in response to all the hoopla over the Tupac hologram at Coachella. Yes, yes, Japan’s had virtual idols...
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    Anybody surprised by this (Japan’s firstness) clearly doesn’t understand Japanese pop culture. Shit’s been happening in...
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