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Military-Grade Moe-Anthropomorphism
October 19, 2008 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Military equipment drawn as anime girls. Probably SFW, but good luck explaining it to the boss. Wikipedia explains.
posted by mccarty.tim (34 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
what.
posted by The Whelk at 12:44 PM on October 19, 2008


oh god. 4chan discovered metafilter.
posted by dunkadunc at 12:54 PM on October 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


We've got to stop their rearmament effort before it gets out of hand.
posted by pracowity at 12:57 PM on October 19, 2008


Stephen C. Den Beste, white courtesy telephone, please.
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:03 PM on October 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


Shine on you crazy japanese diamonds.
posted by PenDevil at 1:04 PM on October 19, 2008


Well I got a good laugh out of that page, but I have to agree with Whelk...what?
posted by Chan at 1:05 PM on October 19, 2008


Related: [1] [2]

Same disclosure as original post, not nudies, but probably 'weird' for work.
posted by paisley henosis at 1:31 PM on October 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


Depends what you do for a living ..
posted by mannequito at 1:33 PM on October 19, 2008


Depends what you do for a living ..

My boss is okay with it, but I work for a secret organization of plucky schoolchildren who protect earth using a combo of telekinetic powers and improbably large robots.
posted by dubold at 1:41 PM on October 19, 2008 [18 favorites]


There was a line of figurines based on the mecha-musume fetish all of which were loosely based on WWII fighter planes. As a sweetener, some of the figurines included a DVD with an 8 minute animation about the girls, who were from all over the world and supposedly were all members of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, "Strike Witches".

Last summer it was turned into a full 12-episode anime series, and it was very popular. NSFW

Just to compound the fetishes, not only were all of them mecha-musume, but they were all witches and had animal ears and tails when they were flying. And they were all teenagers. And none of them ever wore pants, so their panties were clearly visible all the time. And there were at least three yuri couples among the group. I figure that Gonzo managed to cram about a dozen fetishes in, all told. Quite an achievement, really, in a perverse sort of way. Amazingly, it was broadcast and it wasn't classified as hentai.

I wish I could find it again; there was a cartoon I saw one time that someone drew of the Battle of the Philippine Sea (aka "The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot") which included a mecha-musume version of USS Enterprise, plus it had a mecha-musume version of the A6M Zero hovering in mid-air with her hands up. Behind her was a mecha-musume F6F Hellcat holding a gun on her. It was really cool, but I didn't save it. Rats.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 1:52 PM on October 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


Leave it to the Japanese to say what we never knew needed to be articulated about the sexualization of weapons...or the weaponification of sex.
posted by Xoebe at 1:52 PM on October 19, 2008


PUBLIC NOTICE: Bombing an island-nation with two nuclear bombs not only kills hundreds of thousands but also alters the DNA of all future generations. The Japanese people are now either all secretive superheroes, or their neurons have been permanently re-arranged so as to see possibilities no other nation can ever hope to imagine.
posted by pyrex at 1:56 PM on October 19, 2008


FREUD IS NOT A COOKBOOK.
posted by Free word order! at 2:03 PM on October 19, 2008 [8 favorites]


Steven C. - I've never watched the series, but here's a big ol' diagram of what planes the girls were, nationality, and.. well, not quite sure about all the other info listed. Anyone fluent in Japanese feel like translating any of it?
posted by pyrex at 2:09 PM on October 19, 2008


The only question I have been able to formulate seeing as everything about this leaves me flabbergasted is, why does the, ah, Mcdonell Douglas A-1 here carry... a toilet?
Just to up the weirdness beyond comprehension and meaning?
posted by Catfry at 2:11 PM on October 19, 2008


The only question I have been able to formulate seeing as everything about this leaves me flabbergasted is, why does the, ah, Mcdonell Douglas A-1 here carry... a toilet?

Is this really a question you want to know the answer to?
posted by Mikey-San at 2:21 PM on October 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Related: [1]

I get that these are airplane-ladies who combine the goodness of combat aircraft with the different goodness of hot babes. I get it, really.

But can someone please explain to my why Madam Skyraider is holding a crapper?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:27 PM on October 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


And, yes, I am brave enough to face whatever the answer is.

Even if it is "Two mechanical aircraft women, one toilet bowl."
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:28 PM on October 19, 2008


*looks at his watch, then looks crossly at the sky, tapping his foot*

Aaaaany day now, you genocidal space aliens. Take your time. No hurry at all.

It's just getting a bit ripe down here, what with the dragons having sex with cars, the furry airplane girls, the ninja-unicorns dressed like sugary off-brand cereals having sex with hypercute pirate-robots dressed like witch-nuns that fight crime with their shitting dick nipples.
posted by loquacious at 2:36 PM on October 19, 2008 [9 favorites]


Sweet Gods what did I just write?

*explodes into millions of thrusting tentacle-penises*
posted by loquacious at 2:37 PM on October 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


but here's a big ol' diagram of what planes the girls were

Nationality, historical basis, outfit and ....panties.

Excel spreadsheets, After Dark.
posted by The Whelk at 2:42 PM on October 19, 2008 [4 favorites]


Okay, I was more or less down with this until I realized from pyrex's link that each mecha-musume is modeled on a famous pilot who flew that kind of plane. I didn't need to know that those were Chuck Yeager's giant boobs, bunny ears, and/or panties.
posted by hattifattener at 3:21 PM on October 19, 2008 [6 favorites]


Why, Japan, why?

Also, is stuff we produce equally weird to them? And why don't other countries have weird shit like this? Maybe the US and Japan are the only two really media-focused, culturally salient nations, but you'd think other countries and cultures would have their own quirky media phenomenon. I can't think of 'em, though. Just Japan.
posted by Jon_Evil at 3:44 PM on October 19, 2008


~ But can someone please explain to my why Madam Skyraider is holding a crapper?

Because a Skyraider dropped a toilet on the North Vietnamese.

What did you think, it was some sort of weird, sex thing? Pervert.
posted by paisley henosis at 4:24 PM on October 19, 2008 [4 favorites]


paisley, you have no idea how relieved I am to know that. Seriously, I had this bright flush for a while... I felt tanked.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:32 PM on October 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Why, Japan, why?

Also, is stuff we produce equally weird to them? And why don't other countries have weird shit like this?


I always thought this was a problem of the internet and of context. We, the average USian Mefite, have no idea what constitutes normal media context in Japan. Yet are given access to the strangest, oddest, back alleys of Japanese culture via the internet.

It's like if Pink Flamingos came out via Youtube and we all wondered if Americans actually adored drag queens eating dog shit. There is no context, no reference, nothing to put it in some kind of place. Do nice housewives in Tokyo wonder about the panty shots of animated airplane women? Is this odd? unusual? criminal? useless? Typical trash or weirdo pervert stuff? We can't know because we're divorced from the thousand and one factors that create context and a media sense.

God help us if we ever discover an alien civilization.
posted by The Whelk at 6:06 PM on October 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


As if this weren't strange enough... What's up with the whale in there?
posted by mervin_shnegwood at 6:19 PM on October 19, 2008


MetaFilter: pirate-robots dressed like witch-nuns that fight crime with their sh...

ah hell I can't even meme it! damn you, internet!
posted by cavalier at 6:45 PM on October 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


What do you think the Japanese think of LOLCats?
posted by Class Goat at 8:38 PM on October 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


I for one am glad the Japanese can come out with as weird shit as possible. Makes me wish I lived there. Interesting foreign culture beats our shitty pop culture any day.

I fear more that they look at our culture and judge us as if we were all Sarah Palin.
posted by fungible at 9:01 PM on October 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Rule 34 strikes again!
posted by jeffburdges at 9:20 PM on October 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Obligatory link to OS-tan info: here
posted by knowles at 5:27 AM on October 20, 2008


weird, but not interesting.
posted by ryaninoakland at 5:34 AM on October 20, 2008


Steven C. Den Beste, this is the most awesome thing I've ever seen you write here. You know these things so we don't have to.

Just don't tell me how you knew.
posted by JHarris at 9:20 PM on October 20, 2008


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