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Japan is not a fashion label 2.0 by ditto9 Japan is not a fashion label 2.0 by ditto9
5) I DONT HATE ANYTHING (except cheese)

I've edited the stamp to reflect my opinion better.

The stamp does not mean I do not like anime, nor does it mean those who do enjoy it shouldnt like Japan. Please read the full description!

This isn't the place to debate whether Ghibli is 'anime' or not, thanks! I will debate about that, of course. I percieve it to not be 'anime' in the Western sense, but I am aware that the term in Japanese means animation.
Because of the quality differences in animation and originality between Ghibli feature films and weekly anime releases, I disagree with calling Ghibli an 'anime' in the way that most Westerners percieve the genre.

Created with Zilla's stamp template, as always.


I know we all hate those weeaboo fans who treat Japan like it's Nirvana and everything amazing and pure is from there.
Personally, yes, I love Japan, but I have done since before I knew anime was from there. I've been interested in China and Japan ever since I was very young (very young).
After visiting, I have a changed opinion of it. It was much cleaner, brighter and better than I could have imagined.
And what did I visit?
Yes, the Pokemon Center. I love Pokemon, so why not.
Yes, the Ghibli Museum. Ghibli is not anime as far as I'm concerned. It is animation from Japan. Anime is nothing like the standard and quality of Ghibli, nor is it as original.
Yes, a huge manga and anime store called Animate! because why wouldn't I?
BUT I travelled around the back streets, visited shops and saw buildings tourists aren't meant to see. I saw less of the commercial side of Tokyo in those four days than the rest of it. AND I LOVED IT.
As for anime, I could care less about it. Anime doesn't excite me as it used to. I get more excited reading up on Japanese history and art than I do watching an Anime.
I felt more complete being able to remember all Hiragana than I did watching the end of CardCaptor Sakura.
And I also recognise that there's other places in Asia other than Japan. I've seen Hong Kong, which was AMAZING, and I've stopped off in Thailand.

Basically, my argument is this.
If you want to be taken seriously as a fan of Japan, STOP WATCHING SO MUCH ANIME AND START STUDYING THE CULTURE.
And learn more than 'kawaii' and 'itadakimasu'.

Also, I hate how the anime and manga lovers have given us cultural fans a stigma. We can no longer justify our enjoyment of the Asian culture without someone calling us Wapanese.

And I know there will be people out there who agree with this stamp, and who are hypocritical about it, because I've not seen an anime/manga fan yet say they only like anime and dont like Japan '4 ITS CULTUR'.

Also to clarify: I do enjoy Japanese games, and most of my favourite games originate from there. But I dont like Japan just for its games.

Gawd, tldr: Japan shouldn't have the weeaboo stigma attached, but hey, what can you do. It's been ruined for those who do actually like it.

PS: I know there's other stamps like this, but I felt like making my own. :)

Comment, fave, use, whatever! :heart:
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RealLifeShirase Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah but that KPop asshole fan treated me in a very wrong way. That Kpop fan started to commented nonsense, he or she try to offended me, like she or he said I am a completely weeaboo and I am a completely ignorant but I was a top in the class. What a insecure nasty Kor Kor.
XxCandy-SwirlxX Featured By Owner Edited Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with every word written here.
chibiuverworld Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Japanese culture and anime/manga, kawaii, Japanese music (like J-pop, J-rock, Visual Kei, etc.) and video games are only some of the things I love about Japan. I really love the stationery products (their stationery products are so convenient especially the pens, mechanical pencils, and markers), traditional clothing, street fashion like lolita and gyaru, history, mythology, technology, language, and of course food.

The pop culture is not the same as the actual culture itself. Lots of people always get pop culture and culture mixed up. Anime/manga is created for entertainment purposes not to inform people that anime/manga are realistic depictions of real-life Japan and this is coming from a huge anime/manga fan. It's like saying American cartoons are realistic depictions of real-life USA. It's sad that people use anime/manga as a Rosetta Stone not realizing that they're not created to be taken so seriously. Fiction isn't meant to be taken seriously. That's why I often get annoyed when people assume I only like Japan solely because of the pop culture (anime/manga, kawaii, music, and video games). I've done actual research about Japanese culture so that I'll know what not to do if I travel there (obviously don't ever do what Logan Paul did in Japan).
MushPotatoes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Same here, i don't like it when people say " i LIKE JAPAN CUZ ITZ FULL OF ANIMUUU " like, it doesn't make sense. I like Japan because of its clothes, food..... all of that stuff.
Songs are very great too! I like the vocals and sounds, i just.. don't like it translated.
Minty-Eevee Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student General Artist
I love this stamp! ^_^ <3 
ShadougeJeanette Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I first thought it said "I love Japan because of tits." :XD:
VKei4Life Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"BUT I traveled around the back streets, visited shops and saw buildings tourists aren't meant to see. I saw less of the commercial side of Tokyo in those four days than the rest of it".
I read this part and thought you were going to say something negative and but then you said you loved it, and I was like "Yes, finally someone else that likes all expects of Japan just like me.
YoBro9000 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
mostly what i like about japan is the language and perhaps culture
ive been studying japanese for almost three years, and id go on and on about what makes it interesting. im glad it has been one of the things that made me so interested in lingustics :)
Millydissatisfied Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GoldenEmotions Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I wouldn't want to keep my page rather clean, I would use it. Honestly, I never even tell people I study the Japanese language. The treatment that follows is just, urgh... So I silently study by myself rather having people think of me as someone with no hobbies and no life. It's still better. ^^;

I am not too much into stuying the culture to be honest. Nice to know this and that about it, but for me the most amazing thing is the language. I love making up funny lines based on the kanjis to remember certain words, and I love how japanese people are not so monotone when talking, and how different the formal language and the slang are. I just honestly love the sound of this language to no end. <3

That's why I'll keep secretly studying it. I mean, I do this for myself anyway. :P
NinjaWoodpeckers91 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Japanese foods.
EarthboundAlexis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Morshute Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Gavin-The-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
The only thing I dislike about Japan is how they appearantly put mayonnaise on everything XD
InsetoSonhador Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
I was totally indifferent towards japan until i got into japanese games and their Soundtracks.
and i was amazed with how many talented game OST composers exist in japan.
then i become addicted to japanese hack 'n slash games
And then i discovered Hinoi Team and the Para Para dance,i fucking fell in love with it.
Now i found myself enjoying T.M. Revolution
There are so much epic stuff in japan

Insolent-Trash Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using  ^^
DeltashockOmnihorn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No cheese? but I love cheese. xD
Artsypickle Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist
:nod:I actually find Japanese culture interesting,someday I hope to Move to Japan so I can be more experienced with it though I like anime manga and the games that they make but it is fairly annoying whenever it's all people think about when the word Japan pops in their little minds cmon there's more to Japan then that people and I think they should be recognized for it :3 not just anime or manga or all the other stuff,they have a very interesting culture and in my opinion I think the Japanese food is amazing!:heart:
i wish others could see that Japan isn't all bout anime fashion or their games
JumpinJaggi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
私もそう思います。日本は楽しい文化です。日本人は優しい人です。^_^ そして、日本の食べ物が好きだ。Thankfully, where I'm from we have lots of exchanges with japan because Saroma is our sister city. So I've never heard of anyone being called a weeaboo before.
Daughter-of-Kabegami Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, this stamp needed to be made. I am called a weeaboo so often, yet my love for Japan originated from the culture, mythology, history, society, architecture, landscape, food, and language.
Just because I watch anime on rare occasions (mainly horrors, depressing stories, and emotional movies like Ghibli films, I am strict on my taste in anime), doesn't make me a weeaboo. Most people have seen at least two animes anyways (Pokemon, Digimon, Yu Gi Oh, One Piece, etc.), so that argument is very weak.
Just because most of my favorite video games come from Japan does not make me a weeaboo, most of the popular games out there are from Japan anyways! It is about what is in the game, not the country it is from.
Yoshiondiviantart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Though I do love japanese games and anime, some people need to realize there is more to japan then just those two things.
Vibri-Ribbon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I really love the language, I love the sound of it, I love how unique the way to write it. is I mean they use pretty neat symbols. Way more interesting then French in my opinion. (Also yes I know Chinese also use the symbols stuff in their language but still both are pretty cool in that case)
Natsu714 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
I absolutely love anime - the drawing style and animation makes me happy and I truly appreciate it.

BUT... I fell deeply in love with Japan in many other ways, and if anime suddenly stopped being produced - I would STILL love Japan. I love the language and culture, and the beautiful locations in the country itself, and many, MANY things besides just "anime".

I've been there, and I had a wonderful time, and had a wonderful host family, and the best memories that came from that trip weren't visiting the Pokemon center or buying manga (I had done those things), but instead, my favorite memories were times bonding with the members of my host family and exploring the more "real" feeling parts of Japan. :)
Suchacommotion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Dylan-the-dude Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it for the same reason too. I love countries for their own reasons. My car (my first) is from Japan. I learned a lot about the country from immigrants and from people who traveled there. I did some of my own research. In the same way, Native americans (I am from Amercian, but have European dissent) had amazing lore. They lived with the wildlife. Not taking more than needed. They were among the first to accept LGBT folk. 
Germany was home to many scientific revolutions. 
Italy was host to some of the most influential people in history, like Leonardo de Vinci. 
Its amazing what you can learn by doing the research. 
queeryuki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is so true <3
Animefanfoever08 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
I totally agree! I mean, I am in fact a huge Anime/Manga fan, but I am also highly interested in it's culture. :)
Hella-Rad-Smashie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
CuteYandereNeko Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
I know, and btw Do I have to fuck you?
ToastyBrain Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've started studying Japanese culture, because I find it really interesting. :)
ABYSSxLIGHTYEAR Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read about the Japanese in WW2. I also read a book about a Japanese-American girl called Kim/Kimi. The storyline was based on what happened during and after that era. But yeah, I draw anime for laughs, and because I'm practicing different drawing styles.
cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The only time I draw anime is for deviantart XD other than that, I've been studying Asian cultures since I was about 9 or 10, and as surprising as it sounds, I started off with China, then began studying Japan. I plan on taking a trip to Osaka and Kyoto in April; I've never been on a plane before but I'm excited to see the cherry blossoms!
ABYSSxLIGHTYEAR Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hear the Japanese gave the US cherry blossoms as a peace offering after WW2. I went to the cherry blossom festival in DC twice.
cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! That's what I heard about! That's what I wanted to go see in Japan; the peace festival or something. I thought it sounded pretty interesting :nod: and a great way to learn about the historical backgrounds of the country as well :)
ABYSSxLIGHTYEAR Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cat2999 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for proving my point!
Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
me too!
my-pretty-nightmare Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I love Japan! :heart:
Knight-commander12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Japan because of everything you listed there from manga and Anime to food and culture. :D
marcia-mayflower Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I really like Japan, most especially the sushi! :)
YureiMari Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Japan is sooo overrated these days...
Words like "I ♥ Japan" are freaking everywhere.
It only gets annoying and more and more annoying day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.
And the worst is that even the ones that say that dislike it, actually like it at some point, it's common to see a stamp saying "Japan is nothing special" and then on the description say "Don't get me wrong, I like X and Y, I don't hate Japan at all".
Seriously, it just make clear that it's like a sin to hate it.
Many people say that don't love it for just the anime and manga, but say that they DO like it, making the whole argument pointless...since most of them are just trying to don't be hated by the others that don't like it.
Yeah, I'm done with this.
PDGZandRDBZluver Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I realllllyyy love Japan. Itd not just the technology, but the mythology and culture. Plus, the movies are amazing. (Though, I do love Anime and Manga.)

Though, China and Italy also peak my interest. I love love loooveeee Italian culture and history. I love their language, its so amazing. I want to visit there one day and Take a course to learn Italian.

But I listen to German translated songs and songs because I care for their language too. WW2 Peaked my interest and so did WW1.

I'm a proud fan!
TheJennyPill Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the culture of Japan and because of it- I became a bit of a kimono snub* like being picky on its authenticity and how ppl wear/draw it -- I even started learning the language and gotten quite far with it!

-- only problem I run into is my friend calls me a weeboo because "I'm trying to be Japanese" because I don't "stick to my own culture" and "don't bother learning more of my cultures language" - I do love who I am,
but setting up kimonos, tying the obijime, trying out new obi styles and learning to make the food is so much fun and I love it to death!
I actually haven't watched anime as much*or even at all for the past 8 years

- after cons- I saw how obnoxious ppl were and those fncking girls who try to high pitch talk to me with their broken ass Japanese - the "nyan!" And DESU parades

- I just quit the cons and only attend the Japanese Festivals -- still hate ppl thinking "otaku" is a compliment and Japan is a "safe haven" for them.
Angel-of-Deceit Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I might absolutely love their games, anime, manga, and all their "kawaii desu" stuff, but honestly, I love the culture, their language is interesting and pretty, and their food is awesome. You honestly cannot properly love a country just because you like the shows or games that come from that place.
Eternities22 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Japan, but fuck anime. JUST FUCK ANIME. Dear God is it awful.
Dat-Jojo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dam your so right. I really hate people like that, they just dont know anything and they 
create a bad look for all the truly Japan lovers. I thinks its just not fair :I
Its okay to love animes I do too but its not the thing that makes Japan. Thers 
much more about Japan *-*

So thank you very much for made this stamp i really gone use it Komari Kamikita-01 (Happy face) [V7] 

[Sry for my bad english >-<]
seadoq Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
what I hate is people who DO use it as a fashion label and barely know anything about it.
I remember once in my anime club, a friend of mine used to always shout out random sounds / words / stereotypical anime girl noises ( sighs, squeals, grunts, shouting random words that 'sound' japanese but aren't, and etc. ) and then told me that learning Japanese is "healthy" and "good for you," and that a doctor told her that. Then she starts calling everyone "onii-chan" and "nii-san" ( which, I think, is the suffix for 'older brother' ) incorrectly in this weird high pitch voice. Then she just started making up random things about Japan like "it was the first country to seperate from Pangea" or something like that, and plenty of other bullshit. THAT'S what I call a "weeaboo." I had never met one in my life, until then. I know she's my friend, but her new habits are really annoying and now I know what people mean by a "weeaboo." Now I know why people bitch about them so much, and how annoying they can really be. Now I know what people mean by "STFU you're not Japanese!"
I just don't like it when people use that word for EVERYONE who loves Japanese culture for what it is. ( like me. )

I mean, it's okay to love anime / manga and not know very much about Japanese culture, ( because that's how everyone starts out; knowing barely anything to nothing about something ) but when you make stuff up just to sound like you know something, it makes you look stupid.

thanks for making this stamp!
ditto9 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Holy spiders I couldn't deal with that for long, but I know the type you mean entirely. I love anime conventions but you can HEAR THOSE TYPES A MILE OFF and I'm on a table shrinking down thinking 'please dont call my shit kawaii'

I was at a Japanese convention last year and I was sat doing a commission at my table and I heard these girls (I hadn't looked up) go 'KAWAIII' at my art and I nearly face bombed the table I swear but then I looked up and saw three Japanese girls LOL.
It's so sad their actual language had to be ruined :T

It's absolutely fine to enjoy manga and anime without knowing much about Japan but like you said, it's when you take it too far or pretend to 'act Japanese' or do shit like that it's just bringing us Japanophiles (what a rank word, but true, right?) down to the 'weeaboo' level. 

seadoq Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I went to anime expo 2013 and I passed like 3-4 weeaboos calling things "kawaii" and basically doing those things I just listed off.

don't even get me started on cosplayers who stay in character too much. a few hetalia cosplayers hit someone in the head with a frying pan as a joke or something.
i get that cosplaying and pretending is fun, but still, you have to recognize that you're still around real people and some people don't want to play around with you.
KillerKitty115 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why do you hate cheese?
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