Saotome Senshu, Hitakakusu

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Vol. 9 Ch. 108 - Saotome Senshu, Embarrassed
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all these comments about idol culture and I see none mentioning yakuza. they're smart nowadays, with company and all. these idol culture is just one of their modern product. google yasushi akimoto with yakuza for more info.
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The Japanese idol culture is very hard to relate to if you never see firsthand how this idol media is consumed by the "intended market". An idol means she is "everyone's idol", and that is, simply, how they are marketed. The customer base expect this, and the market provides. It's simple business transaction, which means the customer expects to get what they are "promised", and "unpure" idols are broken merch. Of course they want "warranty" back.

You don't agree with the moral implications? Well they don't care, money talks.
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Considering that they both heard the rumor going around and the first thing they try to do was kiss, makes me think there is still hope for this manga.
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@Acolytus
Gotta start somewhere
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@0takuDragonSlayer I highly doubt the people who actually do this shit or the ones who can change things will care.

It's not like this is something new. Nearly every anime/manga where the MC is in love with an idol brings up this issue and shows how fucking dumb it is and how it ruins an idol's life and yet nothing has changed and I doubt it ever will.

Fortunately, these sad fucks will never get to procreate so at least future generations won't be raised by people with such a pathetic mindset.
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@LysandersTreason
That right there is God damn gold LOL
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@mangamerchant
@Acolytus
Sounds like the writer achieved his goal.
Now everyone who reads this manga understands his point of view and why this part of their culture is just plain wrong
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@LysandersTreason

Didnt collegehumour or onion news cover this, the best part they were interviewing a gay athlete while they were fucking lol
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@mangamerchant

Basically, the principal and mayor (who are brother and sister) want to use her as an idol to promote their city and make money.

Because she's basically the only option they have for an idol.
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And now time for a bunch of cunts with inane bullshit logic and controlling behavior to join the story more prominently... Yaay...
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Trying to comfort a friend:
"This eraser smell's pretty nice?"

->Me<- XD
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Idols know beforehand that part of their job is at least pretending to be "pure'' for the duration of their contract. Which is completely fair. Saotome however is a fucking boxer, i don't understand why she shouldn't be allowed to have a boyfriend. I guess their reasoning could be that she is a representative of her school/prefecture or even her country, so she can't be allowed to do anything ''dishonorable''.
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@Acolytus Not to mention athletes like to fuuuuuuuck.

When they had the Olympics in London recently, there was an official condom sponsor that gave out free condoms to the competitors in the Olympic Village where they all stayed.

Soooo what happens when you hundreds of the world's most fit (and thus extremely attractive) people all crammed into one small area together in a vacation-like atmosphere? You get fuckin. Lots of fuckin.

The athletes went through 110,000 condoms - on average, 38 condoms each, over a two-week period.
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Next
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Kiss kiss ...
Shitty adults need to leave them alone
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The shitty adults need to stay out of it...
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Ok, fuck it!
The rumors were true it seems.
I made a BIG MISTAKE when this manga began, I didn't believe, got angry and dropped.
But it's a mistake that can be corrected.
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I'm pretty sure all they need to do is call there bluff.
You can't be a boxer and be in a relationship.
Ok I quit boxing club in this school and I'm joining a boxing gym.
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They really are dorks
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I usually try to be understanding with other cultures and how their way of thinking might be pretty different from mine but this obsession with idols being pure that Japan has is the exception.

This shit is probably the most stupid and cringey thing I have ever heard about and everyone who needs some random pseudo-celebrity to remain a lonely virgin just to they can fantasize about being with her or idolize her is a pathetic excuse of a human being. This is really one of those things that I wish were an anime/manga-only thing but there is enough evidence that there are people like that IRL.

Going back to mangaland, this particular case is fucking dumb because she isn't even a real idol, she is a fucking athlete, athletes getting a shitton of publicity and being turned into the mascot of a particular brand/place isn't that weird. I don't know why in this particular case they need to treat her like an idol and forbid her from being in a relationship, it's just dumb. These old fucks are trying to ruin her life just so she will be more appealing to the sad fucks who need her to be "pure" to fap to her.
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@Australis @Bekin

In addition Japan has a strange thing with idols to where purity means they can sell their brand. If they are not in a relationship there’s a chance that you might be the one they fall for.

In addition idols are forbidden from dating. There was a account where one girl shaved her head when it was revealed she was dating. I agree Japan is weird.

Just let them kiss.
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