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Left-winger manga artists, anons. How many are they, and how

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Left-winger manga artists, anons. How many are they, and how much are their views on society and politics put on their works?
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Left-wing depends heavily on where you live.
European left-wing is very different from American left wing which again is very different from the Japanese left wing.
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>>133733542
Due to the politics of Japan most artists end up being left wing be Japanese standards. Generally speaking if they were right wing they wouldn't become artists, they'd do a job with direct, economic benefits. The only way you could be a right wing artist in Japan is by directly producing government propaganda. Preferably militarist, monarchist, racial supremacist propaganda.
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>>133733919
As opposed to indirect militarist and racial supremacist propaganda?
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>>133733969
As opposed to working within, but not for the government.
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>>133733849
educate me, is Japan more or less conservative than america?

and wasn't there some drama about an anime episode mentioning GG or something?
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>>133734046
> wasn't there some drama about an anime episode mentioning GG or something?
No that was from an American dub, it was added in garbage by the translator Japan had nothing to do with it
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>>133733849
I imagined classic socialist views, like class struggle, overbearing state and social well-being against unabashed profit. One can see those kind of themes very glaringly in western media, but perhaps due to a different perception of those values, japanese artists may show what they know.

I must admit, though, that I don't know much about how the left fared in Japan.
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>>133733542
Why do you care, and why would you ask /a/?
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>left-wing manga artists
It always ends up like this.
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>>133734046
>ducate me, is Japan more or less conservative than america?
Politics can't be described in one-dimensional terms like that.
Simplisticly: Japan is more socially conservative than the US on many issues, but that doesn't come with the same distrust of "big government" that the US has.
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>>133734203
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>>133734109
Japan is so far right that socialism isn't even on the radar. In Japan if you're left wing you don't support the restoration of Japanese Empire. If you're right wing you support initiatives to cover up any wrongdoing on Japan's part in the past, up to and including the denial of the Nanking Massacre.

If we take a look at the policies of the incumbent party we can see a number of incredibly conservative policies, such as:

The foundation of a the Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform, an organization that polices history textbooks and bans them for presenting accurate accounts of Imperial Japanese warcrimes, including phrasing the small paragraph in their approved textbook on the Nanking Massacre in a way that blames the Chinese civilians.

Prime Diet Shinzo Abe defending his censorship of a documentary about Korean "comfort women" (Women who had been forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese forces during the occupation of Korea), by claiming that people who refused to deny the existence of comfort women are terrorists. All non-Japanese sources support the existence of comfort women.

Despite economic stagnation as a result of a falling population Abe has refused to increase immigration quotas by more than a very small amount. In an interview one of his former advisers, Ayako Sono, praised apartheid era South Africa for the way it handled race, stating "It is next to impossible to attain an understanding of foreigners by living alongside them".

Abe's government has also sparked large scale protests throughout Okinawa and the other islands in the Ryukyus for his denial of warcrimes committed against the Okinawan people by the Japanese, and for his blatant disregard for them as an ethnic minority.

Prime Diet Abe as well as a large majority of Japan's political leaders belong to an organization called Nippon Kaigi, and organization of monarchists who seeks to restore the emperor as both the head of government, and the head of Shintoism
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>>133734955
Thank God, Japan's in good hands. Are you Korean?
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>>133735219
No, just smart enough to realize that ignoring concrete historical records in favor of what makes you look good is wrong. Factually wrong.
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>>133734955
What about artists/authors then? I've seen some anime criticize these very sentiments, so would that make a number of them actually left wing then?
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>>133735307
Yeah, really left wing. You'd basically have to be to be an artist in that environment. Hell, the idea that you should be yourself is left wing by Japanese standards. Most art is considered traditionally for children, since adults stop doing those "unnecessary things", so anyone that continues to enjoy or begins to produce art is going to almost necessarily be fairly liberal. It's just that Japanese liberal is American conservative a lot of the time.
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>>133734046
>>133734095
>intentionally distorting the work you're translating to insert your own political views
I can't think of a more unprofessional thing a translator can do.

Regardless of your views, that's simply not something you DO.
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>>133735219
>historical revisionism
>ever good
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>>133735453
>It's just that Japanese liberal is American conservative a lot of the time.
While I've seen some authors surprisingly attempt to break this mold, in general this actually makes sense.
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>ITT anons arguing about japolitics without knowing a shit
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There are tons. Most famously of course Osamu Tezuka
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>>133736905
2 tons?
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>>133737826
Jesus disapproves
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