Fancy Frontier 17 “Taiwan’s Comiket”

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Taiwan’s substantial otaku population has been enthusiastically attending Fancy Frontier 17, Taiwan’s answer to Comiket, and despite the rain attendance seems to have been healthy, with a variety of seiyuu, cosplayers and companions in attendance alongside the creepy hordes.

The event itself is rather more official in character than Comiket, but otherwise the comparison stands – some pictures of the event:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:36 23/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Taiwan is an example of what the Chinese race can accomplish if they just unfuck their government.

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    Comment by john park
    07:09 23/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    become creepy otaku?

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    Comment by TNinja
    11:00 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If creepy, you mean awesome, sure.

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    Comment by Ben
    11:59 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see the image macro now...

    Become creepy otaku - emulate your heroes.

    Something like that.

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    Comment by Ichiro Ino
    08:50 23/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    More like Taiwan is an example of what the Chinese race can accomplish if they become pro Japanese

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:42 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Even better, that last picture further shows that they got the priorities right in regard to how it all should be. That little fucker needs to be munched and turned into poo~

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    Comment by Tateha
    11:08 23/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Or rather, Taiwan is what China COULD have been like, had not the communist's won and democracy was there in it's place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not bad Not Bad at all Nice

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    Comment by Kyon
    07:10 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Indeed.

    If China and N.Korea were democracies Asia would be like Europe, no much differences, but each one with their own distinct cultures. Like France, Spain, Germany etc. An Asian Union would be as great as the Europe Union is.

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    Comment by SOTER
    08:04 23/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    European Union is great? Holy fucking shit! I live in Europe and never heard of this. Please, tell me more. ^_^

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    Comment by ルーカス
    09:20 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    were awesome, haven't you heard?

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    Comment by zecks
    10:19 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The trouble is that if asia was more like europe is would lose what makes it unique. i think it is much more likely is that europe stops being like europe and asia stops being like asia, and we all just merge into a single homogenous gloop of internet retards.

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    Comment by Ben
    11:56 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe that's going quite a bit overboard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    more pirates!

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    Comment by Kuro'Base'Neko
    09:11 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    cough.. Taiwan is Chinese.. cough..

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    Comment by Oyashiro-Chama
    13:33 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    thats what they want to believe anyway (china)

    Comment by Anonymous

    Taiwan is the true China. People often forget that the Taiwanese government is the successor to the Government that ran China before the communists took over. Someone just needs to give them an army to invade the mainland and restore the rightful rulers to power.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Taiwanese government is pretty fucked up too with various scandals. They do possess a much higher level of freedom compared to China though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Taiwanese government is fucked up, yes. But really no more fucked up than say, Korean/Japan/US governments. And everything are being checked and balanced reasonably well.

    PPC government on the other hand... Let's not even go there.

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    Comment by Hellmen
    14:26 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Their parliament is not shy when it comes to scuffles, but hey, that and the aforementioned scandals being reported shows a good degree of media transparency. Try that shit in China and see how many men in green uniform and Kalashnikov that came knocking up your front door.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol what?
    The Taiwanese aren't the ones who slaughtered their own language.

    Simplified Chinese is a disgrace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, amerifags? Lrn 2 history.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    its so amerifags can learn how to write chinese, have u seen traditional chinese characters? i dont think most ppl could learn them that easily.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    right? I still need the simplified-to-traditional converter to read my wife's emails lol... getting better tho

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They were a colony of Japan for 50 years. Japanese culture IS part of their culture along with Chinese and Indigenous, moron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:31 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @14:15

    Actually, Hong Kong has quite a strong Chinese culture as well. People flocked there as well before, and during the Cultural Revolution.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:33 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @10:46

    I've totally yet to hear of mainlanders "thinking on [their] own".

    The propaganda there is crazy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to your fucked up logic, everybody on the fucking planet got their culture from Africa. Please, can you sound more retarded?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:15 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are compelling arguments to suggest that Taiwan is actually the true retainer of Chinese culture and that the communist mainland is actually just pretending to have culture.

    It's pretty much true, what little is left of Chinese culture is just skin deep and they wave it around in the name of their national pride but the reality is they are losers of the cultural revolution.

    The true Chinese culture can be found in Singapore and Taiwan. This Japan stuff you see is just one aspect of an open society that Taiwan has. They are very chinese in other areas if you actually lived there. Trust me, I know, I lived there.

    Taiwan having elements of Japanese culture in it is not much different from how Canada has american and french influence in it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    All cultures started with some other culture. Can you think which culture the Japanes culture started with? Hint: same as Taiwan

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's called being a melting pot.

    US of A is the same way.. Fancy a ballgame with some hot dogs? Said ballgame is just a variation on Bounders (an English game), and the hot dogs (German).

    How about a hamburger then? (German again)
    A Pizza? (Italian)
    Bagels? (Jewish)

    Take in a movie? (French)

    And the list just goes on an on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here is another Taiwanese weeaboo insisting the culture of another country is part of theirs.
    Seriously, haw bad of an identity crisis do you people carry?

    But hey, it's not your fault! Maybe when your daddy is China, you really have no other choice.
    To the point you were willingly consenting to rape^^
    How did that Japanese dick feel in your ass btw? Apparently the sweet cum was too good to forget.
    Your island was just another stepping stone towards conquering Asia. The fact that your people willingly took in your new daddy Japan with the illusion you were not looked down on says a lot about the (lack of) so-called "Taiwanese culture."

    I'm no fan of China, but I have more respect towards a nation that is capable of thinking on its own and not leaning on other nation's cultures.
    Your lapdog country is a joke next to China. Oh wait, Taiwan is not a country, my bad.

    Comment by Anonymous

    When they nationalists ran away to Taiwan, they looted every single bank, store house, as well as museums.

    To this day Taiwan has more artifacts from the Forbidden Palace than the mainland.

    So yeah Taiwan is what China could've been if they had money to begin with.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:20 26/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or maybe they took the priceless artifacts so they could be preserved, instead of being destroyedby the culture revoulution fucktards.

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    Comment by Phuong
    06:25 23/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    The last pic made my day. :3

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    Comment by Yamaken
    06:28 23/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Indeed, and kyubei deserves that :<

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    Comment by dzodzu
    07:11 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah, indeed, wonders me how this cute little creature can be so twisted :D Die you little #%&*! for my Mahou Shoujous! Just kidding, who else would make this series so intriguing?!

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    Comment by Yamaken
    06:25 23/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    lol'd at the Minecraft guy and creeper.
    Easy to cosplay, but cool :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:36 24/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will be the first to admit it, my first reaction was to ready my lava bucket.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:47 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's the ero?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:48 24/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, fuck China! Right guys?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 24/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    cause any azn smart enough to read the english here
    probably also smart enough to not fall into an obvious troll

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 24/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised that Taiwanese readers have yet to rage on the previous comment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 23/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    This and many over aspects clearly show that Taiwan still belongs to Japan and Japanese culture.
    Most of the Taiwanese people (they aren't Chinese) would rather be a part of Japan than China.
    I'm one of them.
    So please don't say we are Chinese. The People of Taiwan dislike China, like nearly the rest of the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Go go harizu-san!

    Seriously, though, the thing I love about Taiwan is how it seems to have taken the best aspects of Japanese culture and the best aspects of traditional Chinese culture (which doesn't exist in modern China), and even a little bit of "Western" culture, and blended them into something new and better. It's like hybrid vigor or something.

    Taiwan has their own unique culture and history, and deserves to be recognized as its own nation. I do hope the Taiwanese people see that their future lies with their fellow democracies in Asia, and not with supposed blood ties to China. Kicking that idiot Ma out of office would be a good start...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm an ethnically Chinese Taiwanese, but I'll still say I'm Taiwanese (but speak Chinese).

    I'd rather say that we should be TAIWAN, and not a part of either :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I hope Taiwan not fall into the hands of autoctratic communist party under whose ruling there was no access to YouTube twitter or Facebook. The autocrats in china will block access to any site without a reason or permission by court, even site like dropbox was blocked. And the government can bulldoze anyone's home because officials-related real-estate company wants the land. If you don't obey they will hire gangsters to itimidate or harass you to force you out with pathetic compensation. These are real stories happening in china every each day.
    Let Taiwan be Taiwan. You guys just can't imagine how corrupted Chinese gov is as an outsider.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I hope you taiwanese stay safe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:38 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can imagine how corrupted it is. o.o

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    Comment by starsplash
    14:45 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Im Taiwanese/American born and now living in Taiwan. I would never say Im Chinese, but Taiwanese (no, not Taiwanese like DPP south Taiwan DPP. Taiwanese as in Taiwan).

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    Comment by starsplash
    19:11 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It doesn't have to be that complicated unless you want to make it that complicated. I live and I was born in Taiwan. I have a Taiwan passport and have a work permit and a drivers license. I am Taiwanese. If you wanna generalize, fine... Im Chinese, but thats not correct either because Im not ur China Chinese that you think I am.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hate to break it to you, but unless you're of aboriginal descent (and I doubt it, most of us who came to/were born in the States are Han), you're not real Taiwanese. My family was on the island since around the time the Portuguese were around, but we're still ethnic Chinese. Sorry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 25/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's the matter with "south Taiwan DPP"? You got it too emotional, man, just like the south think about the north. Every Taiwanese is calling themselves "Taiwanese" for regional statement. Don't forget Taiwan is just a part of R.O.C. and is never independent. So.. no, your Taiwanese is just the same as DPP claim to be. And, of course you don't call yourself "Mainland Chinese(中國人)", because we use "Ethnic Chinese(華人)" all the fucking time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yay ... i'm happy, i'm not chinese/taiwanese .. im a java-nese person well i'm not japanese tough

    Comment by Anonymous

    i hate it when taiwanese people don't get this. your ethnicity and your nationality are DIFFERENT THINGS! most people in taiwan are of chinese descent (i don't like the word Han because it's an ill-defined term) but i would hope they identify themselves as taiwanese (or from the ROC if you must) because Chinese means the PRC.

    Look, there are people from all over the world in some countries such as australia or the usa. people hold on to their heritage and culture and identify as of irish descent or italian ancestry for example, but they also identify with the nationality of the country they were born in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:19 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    this guy know his FACTS
    amen brother

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:33 24/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm Taiwanese (born there and raised there) and I couldn't disagree more.

    I like integrating all aspects of different cultures (including japanese), but fuck completely BECOMING them. That's retarded and just makes other people think we are sucking japan's cock/have no culture of our own.

    The Taiwanese don't want to become like China as it is TODAY. We want to retain the culture that China had before it was fucked over and became the shithole it is today. We have more in common with ancient China than we do Japan, though Japan did influence us significantly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't tell if you're trolling or just retarded. Taiwanese just wanna be Taiwan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Taiwanese just want to be left alone, thanks.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Haha, you are exactly the reason I find Taiwanese people repulsive.

    What kind of identity crisis are you people going through? Well I guess it can't be helped being brought up in a territory (not country) belonging to no part of history.

    Keep clinging to that Japanese dick though. Maybe you people will belong someday (read: never) since, you know, you gave up any chance at having your own cultural identity. Another reason Taiwan will never be officially recognized as a country.

    Island full of weeaboos.

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    Comment by starsplash
    14:36 23/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    There is no identity crisis. We are the total opposite of China. And Japan has given us a lot which is why we are still fond of Japan. And as for our history, I think you need to read up on Taiwan before you start spouting shit like you just did. Ur statement is not only retarded in so many aspects but it also shows you dont know the background.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol yes china which is pointing about 1600 ballistic missiles at us while going: "we just wanna be friends!!" and "we are brothers/of the same blood/from the same family."

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    Comment by Gitami
    21:13 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We had three masters, Imperial China, Imperial Japan, Republic of China. There was a try at independence around early Republic of China but that didn't go through. Japan in the interim did rule lightly on Taiwan bringing advancement for the island. And despite the draconian measures of RoC, the freedom we had was better than PROC.

    We do recognize the origin but other than that we don't want to be associated with the Proc in anyway.

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    Comment by starsplash
    19:06 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh... I guess ur anti Taiwan sentiment means that you are right? Oh ok. I guess ignorance is bliss if you never stepped foot in Taiwan or Asia for that matter.

    You do know ur hatred statmentr has no amount of evidence that proves we are backwards right? If you wanna talk about backwards, look at China. All you doing is spouting hate. Look up Taiwan. We are top 20 in a lot of economic and environmental indexes not to mention turning into one of Asias main economic, industrial centers of Asia (Asian Tigers). Taiwan has one of the best democracies in Asia. And we are on the same line of development as the US. So far, none of ur statments are even remotely true.

    Hate all you want, but before you do so like an ignorant asshole like ur doing now, do ur research and then get back to me.

    Comment by Anonymous

    omg!!! ur like so wrong, im not gonna say anything but ur totally wrong and ur post was retarded in so many aspects!!!

    Are all Taiwanese in as much denial as you?
    I've never seen someone so willingly take in a master's cock all the while rejecting any sort of connection to father China.

    No amount of delusional thought on your part will change the fact that your pathetic island was just another stepping stone towards conquering Asia. The so-called "Taiwanese people" were just another set of foreign barbarians that needed to be tamed in the interest of the Japanese imperial army.

    Apparently, what little original culture you people have includes willingly taking it in the ass by your new masters; so giving yourselves the illusion that the by-product of infrastructural and economic development was somehow done in YOUR interest must be pretty damn easy.

    The lapdog nature of your island is so pathetic it gives me shivers thinking about it. But hey, maybe someday new technology will allow you to pump out that Chinese blood flowing through your veins and replace it ^^

    Comment by Anonymous

    Retards like starsplash are the reason Taiwan will forever lag 10-15 years behind the rest of the 1st world, all the while carrying the burden of a severe inferiority complex toward their more developed Asian neighbors.

    We are not Chinese desu!!!
    We no suffer identity complex desu!!!
    Please accept us desu!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:37 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Imperial China didn't give a damn about the island. Taiwan was ceded to Japan at the turn of the 20th Century. The Japanese built most of the infrastructure on the island and almost gave all Taiwanese Home Island citizenship. The ROC, Sun Yat-sen, and Chiang Kai-shek didn't do shit for Taiwan until they got their ass beat by the Communists and fled to Taiwan. What do you expect?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But Taiwan is recognised as a country~ :D Even wiki and most governments say so~ We is not territory becuz we belong to nobody but ourselves~ ^.^

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.un.org/en/members/
    The United Nations repeatedly rejects any Taiwanese attempts at being represented separate of China, but you've got a Wikipedia link so you win!!! Hurray for Wikipedia and the so-called "most governments."

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    Comment by starsplash
    19:00 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    UN rejects Taiwan because of China. Nuff said

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    the U.N. rejects Taiwan because they want to join as "China" (read R.O.C) while the PRC won't have that. During the shift in recognition Taiwan was offered the chance to remain on the U.N. but change its name, but the fuktard KMT won't have that either. Most nations recognise PRC as China and as there can only be on China, Taiwan loses out by trying to be China too.






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