July 20, 2016

Fat shaming?

For the love of God, why is this a thing? So-called "Super Pochaco" is a companion to Super Sonico -- or at least she's part of the same canon. Sonico's attractions are obvious, but why, oh why, is anyone interested in this Pochaco? Ye Gods!

Whatever it is, there are a lot of expensive figurines of her, and they wouldn't do that if they didn't sell. What next, a Super Pochaco anime? (Super Sonico got one, and IMHO it's better than it has any right to be. I enjoyed it.)

The way I understand it, Pochaco is Sonico's fan and decided to try to emulate her. But unless she has an amazing singing voice it's apparent that Pochaco is completely unqualified for the role of model and rock musician. (Sonico is also studying oceanography in college, by the way.)

I suppose I should have gotten over being surprised by Japanese fans a long time ago, but this one still massively perplexes me.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 09:31 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 There's no accounting for lack of taste.

Posted by: Jeremy Bowers at July 20, 2016 12:50 PM (qPsU5)

2 ...why is this a thing?

Because not everybody has the same tastes as you?  That particular figure doesn't do much for me either, but that's mostly because the entire SuperSonico family looks weird to me.

Posted by: Wonderduck at July 20, 2016 09:19 PM (Hdexn)

3 Some people don't seem to have the "too much" off-switch.  A little is good, more is better, too much is best.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 20, 2016 10:30 PM (PiXy!)

What can I say? Too much of a good thing is awesome.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian at July 23, 2016 06:17 PM (g2A9v)

5 There's a 1:3 statuette selling for more than five hundred bucks, which counts as "too much of a good thing" in my book.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 23, 2016 07:42 PM (+rSRq)

6 A little more top-heavy than my first wife, But I did love her, for all that she turned out only to have married me as a get out of debt quick scheme. Personality makes a good deal of difference, and she was fun to be with in her manic phase.
But even if I were single I don't think I'd pay $500 for a statue of Super Sonico, let alone Pochaco.

Posted by: Brett Bellmore at July 25, 2016 03:49 PM (l55xw)

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