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Monday, 25 November 2013

Admin's Rants and Shits, Part I: Why I can't include the girls from KanColle to Korean Tour?

Welcome to Admin's rants and shits where the problems are shown into the blog. I, as the blogger for any moe-oriented Korean stuffs have the rights to tell the visible problems that occurred recently.

Kan-Colle or Kantai Collection (Eng: Collections of Battleships) is became viral in this season, where each of the characters are moe anthropomorphisms of World War II naval warships which are depicted as cute girls, known as "Fleet girls" (艦娘 kanmusu). These personified warships are based on real-life vessels which are explained in detail within the game; the physical characteristics, appearances and personalities of each of the girls correlate in some way to the real-life vessel (for example, ships with a larger displacement tonnage are often depicted with larger breasts, with the notable exception of a few aircraft carriers).

Seriously I want to say those fleet girls are based on Imperial Japanese navy Ships during World War II. I think this is hurtful for Korean Veterans who fought against Japanese Colonization since Emperor Sunjong-Yunghui was overthrown during the final reigning years of Emperor Meiji (1910). As a Malaysian, the Malaysians are sharing the same fate where Malaysia was invaded by the Japanese Colonists in 1941.

An editorial within the South Korean Hankook Ilbo, Kim Beom-soo/김범수 on 4 November 2013 accuses that the strong popularity of the game is due to a conservative political shift amongst young people in Japan following long-term economic recession and political instability, and that the game majestifies the wartime Imperial Japanese Navy.

With this extract, I WILL NOT include the Kanmusu of Kan-colle for my Korean Tour in order to preserve the Koreans' Sensitivity of Imperial Japanese Atrocities during colonization days.