I've watched this twice on GJM and I still can't figure out what happening. To quote Mike Nelson: "Scientists labor to find out just what the hell is the deal with Japan".
If you, Jowski and Mr. X want some good Nagai-inspired material, try Mazinger SKL.
For some reason, I really crave an ice-cold refreshing bottle of cow piss.
I for one am not going to be visiting GJ anymore due to the recent parting of Josh Hadley.
...just kidding :) Actually now I'm inclined to visit the site even more without FJ's stink on it.
Aw, I was hoping for an impromptu "Brad Tries" with Calpis.
Seriously, what is Japan's hangup with panties?
If I recall right, western undergarments were not traditional to Japan. But when Japan increasingly opened up to international trade, they adopted more western practices and dress. Prostitutes would often wear western lingerie because it was considered salacious and naughty. Flashing one's panties would then become an extremely base, but sexy act. Panties then became a symbol of naughty and/or loose women who didn't adhere to the ways of old Japan.
My memory on that is pretty hazy so don't take this as total fact.
To clarify. It was western culture that opened up Japan to wearing panties and undergarments. And being the Meiji era and Japan wanted to do whatever it could to please it's new Western allies, panties became a cultural mandate. Then there was a huge economic turmoil and the only women that could afford to buy panties were prostitutes and other lewd professionals. So the only concept panties had upon introduction were an erotic one.
Beyond that, panties ARE fun. You can't deny the fact that you didn't try to glimpse up a girl's skirt in grade school. Hell, just look at the fun we all had with Molly Ringwald's panties in "Sixteen Candles". It's the same thing as side boob... naive eroticism. Japan has simply acknowledged the fact that young boys like whatever glimpse of femininity they can get. It's why we still giggle about a girl having her period. We don't have a word equivalent to "ecchi" but It's teasing at sexuality without actually breaking any taboos. That's why I get a thrill of pantsu... because of the way it glorifies the fact that women are different than men, the fact that it can be erotic without actually being erotic.