Atomic Panchira Cosplay Crisis

Atomic Panchira Cosplay Crisis

A storm has erupted over two girls who filmed themselves in a pantsu exposing dance (below), with Japan’s holy Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, the remnants of a building destroyed in the atomic bombing of the city, as a backdrop.

The controversy began when the girls upped the video, which we see below, featuring themselves dancing to the tune of an eroge (“Timeleap”), whilst cosplaying as schoolgirls and at times exposing their underwear (briefly), to their blog and to NicoNico Douga.

A deluge of comments soon followed, outraged over this desecration of the holy site of the demise of so many whose only fault was supporting the war-bloated empire of the Rising Sun as it rampaged across Asia and beyond. “You’re the shame of Japan!”, “How would you like it if someone danced to such a tune in front of your ancestral tombs?”

The parties involved in the video soon cravenly admitted their blasphemy, and deleted the offending video and article (though things are not so easily expunged from the Internet, as you can see above to their cost), expressing remorse at their insensitive disregard for the site and victims.

It emerged that the girls were in fact students at a Nagasaki university, raising more questions. So far the university has not been dragged into this, although this did happen in a rather similar case. We will have to wait and see if they are made into peace ambassadors

Interestingly, we get a much different reaction on 2ch, with the sentiments displayed being more along the lines of “Who cares?”, “Why’d they pick the dome anyway?” and “What’s all the fuss about?”, although there are some upset commenters. Also, if it were not for the controversy, the would be doing rather well, as the video has nearly 300,000 views on YouTube alone.

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    Comment by Adrian
    09:58 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    “How would you like it if someone danced to such a tune in front of your ancestral tombs?”

    I would like it just fine, thank you, and I'm sure my ancestors (the male ones, at least) would be rather grateful for the show :P

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    Comment by Onni
    15:04 20/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seconded. In fact this should be a yearly ritual to honor the dead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 04/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    heh, agreed
    even for a spirit, you wont want every passerby mourn at you rite? =P

    Comment by G4tsu
    06:51 30/08/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on, nothing vulgar here, it's great to be able to see happy things like this on such a place. Yes, if it becomes often it would be a little problematic but right now they're just having fun where others in the past would liked to do the same...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:28 12/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a shitty looking building. Fix that!

    Comment by Geeky
    00:17 29/08/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess I can't see the big deal. I don't believe in a whole lot so I don't get offended too easily.

    Maybe the people that were pissed equated them dancing in front of the memorial to dancing on people's graves or something.

    Comment by Pichara
    09:16 29/08/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Maybe the people that were pissed equated them dancing in front of the memorial to dancing on people’s graves or something."

    Well, some people were also "pissed" because they were just trolling and adding to the noise. The end result is the same though where it ends up garnering more attention. In this case, J-CAST news picked the story up which probably fueled the fire even more.

    According to this other report at http://www.nippon-sekai.com/main/articles/society-and-culture/hiroshima-mini-skirt-dance-draws-fire/ one of the girls who goes by the nickname "47" is a wannabe idol. She has several dance videos on NICO DOUGA which are pretty cute and entertaining.

    Comment by NeoCrisis
    13:18 28/08/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    there wasnt enought twirling and the skirts were too long

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    Comment by nekotails
    11:16 28/08/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think they mean any harm or dis-respect, I find it to be cute, in a way it shows that the new generation can actually sing and dance peacefully, move on to the future from the past war memories.

    Comment by c3-po
    13:21 28/08/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Okay ... two very talented girls dancing. the two guys that went by didn't seem pushed out of shape or didn't try to stop them either. maybe a little peppy music and a trip to the gift shop could cheer things up. like '911' here. too much history and not enough future. learn from the past so it doesn't happen again. that's the real lesson.

    Comment by Pyrus
    14:37 28/08/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is kinda like the Opie & Anthony radio show incident a few years back where the radio show hosts held a contest where contestants had to make out in public places while keeping in contact with the studio by cell phone. The couple that went to a Catholic church got caught and the incident got the show hosts banned from public radio for little while. People often don't like it when places that are meant to be for serious, thoughtful reflection & consideration are get used for silly stuff. They feel it impugnes the dignity & purpose of the place in question.

    Comment by Kaiden
    17:23 28/08/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    They weren't swearing, being violent, having sex, using drugs or anything depraved. They were dancing, was it really hurting anyone?

    I would welcome cute random schoolgirls to dance in front of anything related to me.



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