Why is incest in anime so prevalent compared to western entertainment?
>hasn't watched Maps to the stars
It's literally 4chan the hollywood dream based satire.
>doesn't star Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Honestly as a whole its more of the incest subtext rather than flat out incest that is prevalent throughout anime/manga/LNs/etc. as opposed to our western media which has very little of either.
Unless there is a consensual romantic relationship involving the protagonist and at least two other females, it should not be considered a harem.
The meaning has warped in its application to anime and manga.
>Many visual novels also qualify as eroge, an abbreviation of 'erotic game'. These games feature sexually explicit imagery that are accessed by completing certain routes in the game, most often depicting the game's protagonist having sex with one of the game's other characters. Like other pornographic media in Japan, scenes depicting genitalia are censored in their original Japanese releases, only becoming uncensored if the game is licensed outside Japan. Certain eroge titles receive re-releases which exclude explicit content in order to be sold to a younger audience, such as ports to consoles or handheld systems where sexually explicit content is not allowed, and storylines referring to aforementioned sex scenes are often omitted from adaptations into other media, unless that media is also pornographic in nature, such as a hentai anime.
That's irrelevant, it's a device the author use when he doesn't want trouble.
Otome games doesn't count, obviously.
So you provided a whole one example so far.
I know there are more than a few out there, but from the oversaturation of the industry with harems, the great, crushing majority has an imouto/nee-san in it.
Sure, whatever, but the term is consolidated already m8, get over it.
>the term is consolidated already m8, get over it
Nah, I think I'll continue to use it in the manner which I find correct and explain to others my reasoning.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
Because we all want to bang our hot sister or cousin. Yet social norms tell us not to.
Though if you have an identical twin sister like I do. You should just go for it. It is basically really awesome masturbation.
I have an imouto, but the trick here is not self-inserting as the MC.
I know it's hard for some people, but if done, incest becomes an irrelevant tag.
Alfter all, it's not my sister that's being nailed over there, so I can fap to my heart's content.
--Keeping the genes in the family is occasionally necessary and honorable for high born families in order to maintain the integrity of blood lines. From this historical reality descends an atavistic desire to fuck ones sibling.
--The effect of social mores governing family and sibling relations in Japan is to induce sexual fantasies concerning incest more frequently than do Western social mores.
--The likelihood of incestual story lines in the West is proportional to the intensity of the moral upset incest causes. The Japanese just don't get that upset about the very idea of it like we do here.
I didn't I know I wanted this till now.
It's only prevalent in anime that's geared toward otakus.
What do otaku shitters love? Porn. Go to any porn site and you'll get over 9000 videos titled 'Sis blows Bro' or 'Brother takes it up ass, thanks Mom'.
The only reason you don't see Wincest in Western-cartoon is because there isn't a massive subculture that openly consumes porn.
the only exception to this are middle aged American women who love bondage
How much longer are people going to keep using this fallacy? Does comfort you to believe that the only people in the world who like incest have no relatives on which to practice it? I only like mother/son because I have no mother and was created in a lab? Incest wouldn't even be a thing if the people that did it didn't have a target. Or do you mean to imply that, if I did have a sister(I do), then I wouldn't like incest anymore after I fucked her? Elaborate.
Because they aren't told that their god hates it, and they don't listen anyway. Also Japan was a feudal backwater less than 200 years ago. Also Daddy isn't home much and Mommy is a depressed automaton.