Why are there no anime stoner/drug comedies when it's a pretty popular genre in the west?
I thought maybe people in Japan didn't do drugs, but over there was a very blatant big weed culture and I learned Psychedelic Mushrooms were perfectly legal and sold in stores until very recently.
So why no stoner comedies?
Only time I ever saw weed in anime was Cowboy Bebop in that lawless space station. So it isn't completely absent
>Little girls get baked and go on psychedelic drugged out adventures
Drug references in anime I've picked out:
Cowboy Bebop had an episode on magic mushrooms.
There are some in Samurai Champloo I can't remember precisely what they were.
Psycho Pass they mention "Therapeutic tripping" is now what people do instead of drinking.
I remember really trippy shit happened in that previous manga by the Mysterious Girlfriend X author, stuff that you would feel/see due to taking psychotropic drugs.
Coincidentally, he wrote it around the same time Japan decided to outlaw hallucinogens.
There is one "Stoner Comedy" and it's Welcome to the NHK.
Too bad the animated series doesn't show the drug use age though.
Huh, I only read the novel so I didn't know the manga left in his drug abuse.
I don't look down on a person for using drugs in of itself, but Satou was a fucking addict man. He needed help.
Might just be me looking into it too much, but I'm pretty sure Mushishi has some pretty thinly veiled tripping references. (the episode where the Sake maker drinks the golden Sake at the end of the episode instantly springs to mind as very similar to my first psychedelic trip)
Though Mushishi is a pretty surreal and psychedelic show to begin with.
Japan's drug laws are actually hundreds of years old and the majority of them passed in reaction to Japan seeing how the Europeans pumped China full of opium.
So you can blame the Europeans for why Japan and the majority of Asia have no drug culture.
I got 'coke' once that was actually bath salts, I don't know what it was, maybe mephedrone. It burned the fucking worst out of anything I've ever put up my nose, brought tears to my eyes. That was like the second time I ever got coke in my life though, so I didn't know what I was doing.
I guess it depends what they're doing. If you work doing manual labor, in the oil fields, or do something physically taxing every day, it could help you work harder. Obviously that's not the main goal though, it's just a side benefit, the main goal is to get fucked up.
I would assume it's Government censorship more than anything.
Nobody who has been to Shibuya can say Japan doesn't have a massive drug culture. The place is literally xX420 BLAZE ITXx tye die central.
They have Psytrance parties in Yoyogi park ffs.
because like people have pointed out, drugs (especially marijuana) are incredulously illegal in Japan.
First offense for possession of marijuana, even a single fleck the size of a pinhead you're looking at 10 year's jail and $100,000 fine. If you're foreign you have to serve out the time in their only prison fit for foreigners which is a Maximum Security prison. After which you're deported back to your home country and banned from Japan for life.
Japanese prisons are fucked up too by the way. I'd sooner go to a prison in detroit than one in Japan.
The ironic thing is though that Japanese were actually a stoner culture up until the 2nd World War. Many temples still use legal variants in their ceremonies in incense and the kanji for weed turns up in family names occasionally.
Naturally the US kicked their asses in the pacific war and forced them to change their laws. Japanese are too goody-goody (like >>120809249 points out) to go back. The Japanese media usually blatantly ignores the legalisation of weed in the US and other countries and people generally consider it "he injected 3 whole marijuanas and died" level of evil.
Japanese are pretty easy to brainwash. They are raised in such a good, safe society that they literally find the idea of governments or people lying about things preposterous. To give you an idea, I'm a teacher and while kids were working on stuff in class I was flicking through their PE Textbook and stumbled upon the drugs page. Next to Marijuana was written "worst drug of them all" and a massive list of side effects that the drug simply doesn't do. Not to mention they list it as being more addictive than heroin.
At best you'll find 1 or 2 doujins and I think that NHK series is about the only one, apart from Bebop that dabbles with un-named drugs as a side thing occasionally.
tl;dr Weed is super bad in Japan and they'll never legalise it. As such there's fuck all anime/manga/doujin about it.
>get high on weed
>is suddenly horny and down to fuck
If they said that she was down to fuck because she felt less inhibitions against saying no, then sure, I'd believe it, but I've never seen it make a girl actively horny.
I never said I snorted that.
I used to do coke, and not cheap coke either. It's why I don't do it anymore, too expensive a habit..
I miss doing coke, but I'm in New England, so it's not a great area for coke. Good coke usually runs $100 a g here, but if you're down in FL or TX or somewhere like that, you can get a ball for $150.
Some of my fondest memories involve laying out fat lines of coke and h/oxy, then putting one of each up both nostrils. I spent obscene amounts of money though, makes me wanna throw up now when I think about how much money I wasted.
>Can notice all my aches in my body more
>Start to focus on my breathing and have to manually breath.
I wish weed didn't make me an anxious trainwreck these days, back when I used to do it more often, it was the shit.
>Fapping on Weed
once you've tasted perfection, nothing tastes the same.
Exactly, that's why it makes me sick thinking about how much I spent. Granted it was great coke, but $100 a g is insane. I've shot it a handful of times and it's hands down the most intense feeling I've ever experienced. The first time you do it, you feel like you're about to die for the first couple seconds, then you feel like a god for about 2 minutes. Fucking insanity, not for the faint of heart.
Oh yeah, MDMA fapping is my absolute favourite.
A good way to have a great MDMA roll is to fap during the initial come on. Once you cum the roll becomes so much better and you get so much energy.
Sure you were on MDMA?
The only "bad" rolls I had on MDMA is where I got really fucking extreme swings in the rushes of energy and feeling and then it would crash, then it would rush, then it would crash, then it would rush, then it would crash.
It's happened twice and it's really fucking awful.
I feel like k-On! is weed-inspired, especially given that the characters were all named after P-Model members.
I don't know man, maybe it was laced with something. I was young and stupid back then. I used to do a lot of different kinds of drugs.
I've been clean since I was 25....not by choice mind you, it just got too expensive to maintain.
For me I always am just embarrassed the next day at how baked and silly I was in front of them. I'm downright goofy when I'm around people but when I'm on my own I'm the most chill and relaxed I get. That's why I prefer to smoke alone and only a little bit at a time. My goal is mostly to be okay with being in my head, not get out of my head.
No, it did it by being fed millions of dollars from the world's largest economy and getting lucky with a tech breakthrough that was subsidized by their aforementioned sugardaddy.
It's no coincidence that the only states in the asian sector that matter at all are all fed a steady supply of money from the US. That entire hemisphere's economy runs on the US dollar.