Y’know… the Japan that isn’t over-run by mechs and magical girls?
Actually, these days the magical girl does seem kind of endangered…
Anyway, as you may or may not know, PM Taro Aso, a.k.a. that Japanese politician who liked manga, is out… and Yukio Hatoyama, cheerfully nicknamked ‘Alien’ (a step-up from Aso’s nickname – PM Asshole), is in by a landslide. But, hey, let’s be honest – none of us really give a shit about that. Instead, what matters at all is his wife, Miyuki Hatoyama.
“But, Day, she isn’t a hot loli… why do we care about her?”
Because an alien took her to Venus in her sleep. Why do I get the feeling that Michelle Obama wouldn’t ever claim/admit to something like that? Jimmy Carter, one of America’s previous presidents, has claimed to have seen a UFO, though; he’s the only one who ever has. Go, Carter, go!
Actually, what is more interesting about Hatoyama is that she was in Takarazuka for six years. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Takarazuka, it is an all-female acting troupe that has been around since 1913. Takarazuka has had a heavy influence on shoujo, as it heavily influenced the seminal Rose of Versailles, which itself, of course, had a great deal of influence on the fledgling genre in the 1970’s.
OK, SO MAYBE I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS COOL THAT HATOYAMA WAS IN TAKARAZUKA AND WANTED TO FORCE YOU ALL YOU KNOW THAT.
Yeah, and, ok, so maybe I was feeling a little guilty because I haven’t posted in a while… which sounds a little silly, but I feel somewhat beholden to my readers, particularly as I’m bummed when my favorite bloggers don’t post for a while. Sad, isn’t it? In my defense, my room-mate going psycho on me has kind of taken away all my free time – I tell you, its realllly fun to have to counter accusations that you’re trying to kill someone in their sleep. A total party, really.