October 3rd, 2003

A Revolution in Anime/Manga

Imagine you are a cartoonist. You are sitting around doodling Japanese-style cartoon characters. You think you are drawing a nose with a cute little triangle or semicircle, but really it looks more like a beauty mark or a blemish on a flat, nose-less face.

Do not draw eyeglasses on this character. Eyeglasses cannot be held up by a mole or a zit. It looks even more ridiculous with pince-nez. It simply defies gravity.

There must be a revolution in this anime or manga business. Respect must be shown for the laws of physics. Either the near-sighted get noses, or laser eye surgery.