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Anyone wondering why it is the hordes of creepy otaku photographers swarming about cosplayers every Comiket tend to have such large and expensive cameras need look no further than these images from the recent C81 – it would seem they are capable of photographing their hapless subjects in very great detail indeed…

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    Avatar of Cy
    Comment by Cy
    14:30 06/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ...And quite possibly the reason why 2ch goddesses have ordinary cameras.

    Avatar of Senjou
    Comment by Senjou
    14:36 06/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I see what you did there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:43 06/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I also see what you did there

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:08 06/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I saw what the both of you did there..

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 06/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    i see nothing

    Avatar of Gradius
    Comment by Gradius
    06:14 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Got a D5100, I guess I'm in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 07/01/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    lick my peepee

    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    19:18 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    LLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! If I got a camera(hidden of course) I will sure to shoot LOLIs in the school while in the pool, the beach and in the bath! Elementary and Junior high school is the best!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    and bad lighting conditions

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:18 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Though you gotta wonder...

    There are no real restrictions for the 'goddesses', but I thought Comiket management no longer allowed such revealing costumes at their events?

    And there they were dressing in bikinis, during winter no less.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:32 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It could also be that the organizers were forced to implement such rule but they don't really monitor or enforce it... And looking at the pics I'd say I'm propably right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:19 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well if someone really wants to wear something revealing, then let them.

    I'm not a huge fan of close-ups thought. Especially in porn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:03 08/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    3D porn? Ugghh, that stuff makes me puke.

    Avatar of shiroki
    Comment by shiroki
    18:21 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Interpretation. Legal practitioners been using it for ages

    Avatar of Shippoyasha
    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:31 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like anything that can be illegal in Japan, they find ways to circumvent it. I think they can reveal anything that is not technically underwear, but it could be a 'swimsuit'.

    Circumventing technicalities is a Japanese tradition!

    Avatar of Ihmhi
    Comment by Ihmhi
    23:42 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You'd think there'd be more Japanese lawyers in America... they'd be great at it. Or Japanese politicians...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:24 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i didn't see what you did there can you repeat that

    Avatar of Bakamoichigei
    Comment by Bakamoichigei
    18:37 06/01/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    "Now You Know Why Otaku Always Have Such Big Cameras…"

    So we can see just how cold these poor girls are?

    I swear, one of these years, I'm totally going to winter comiket just so I can try pick up lines about 'warming up' on scantily-clad cosplay girls.

    On a scale of Zero to Ten (Zero being 'deported', and Ten being 'harem ending') how far do you think a charming and funny gaijin photographer would get like that? w

    Avatar of Dia
    Comment by Dia
    22:40 06/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If you dress up as a blonde girl, I'm sure you could get at least 8.

    Avatar of Furiz
    Comment by Furiz
    17:14 06/01/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    big cameras are to compensate for something

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    for new fapping material?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:41 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm, I see what you did there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:34 06/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    As a guy, I still feel disgusted over the intrusiveness of these photos. I like cosplay - A LOT, to the point that I would indeed call it a fetish. But I think this really takes it a step too far and intrudes on them and common decency. I would have to agree with the group that you claim is all women, and say that this is truly objectifying these girls. Maybe that's just protocol in Japan for cosplayers, and as an American I don't understand, but these photos would get you kicked out of any convention here in the US.

    Avatar of Ryuhouji
    Comment by Ryuhouji
    22:57 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, I went to ColossalCon 10 this year, the cosplayers were begging to get their photos taken, unfortunately im too poor to have a neat camera, i only had my 20$ verizon phone, but every pic i tried to take, the cosplayers couldnt help but bust a pose, you havent been to enough cons, or any good ones. there werent many trying to get crotch-shots, but those that were, were looked upon as cute little children, so the cosplayers didnt think anything of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:31 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THESE ARE ANGLE PICTURES. Just nice camera with good objective and using program to zoom. The girl's objective themselfs, if you want to talk about it. I think it's just nerds having fun. If you go to con, what is so bad about taking pictures of cosplayers? That is what they dress up for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    You're a fucking idiot. Learn to read his post before commenting.

    Taking pictures of the girls isn't a problem. Is your reading comprehension really that poor?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:21 08/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So taking pictures of a cosplay crotch is a problem? That is what they dress up for.

    Is your reading comprehension that poor?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is a small handful of otaku doing stuff like this. Hell, with the small amount of pics here it might just be one really creepy one. Most western guys know better than to cross this line out of decency, and most Japanese guys don't have any decency but are too afraid of women to do this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And people didn't find it peculiar when the guy taking the photos is practically lying underneath the girl to get the best crotch shot? Happens every time on any con on this planet. And we all know it. I don't really see anything surprising here. It's one of the reasons why fans have a bad rep.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I agree that these photos are too intrusive. I also think that the girls should cover up more knowing that otaku do this.

    Comment by Anonymous

    White knight alert.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:34 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    cant see shit captain

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    Comment by Octopi
    02:23 07/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Jpanese Otaku are such sad people. they get excited over so little.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 08/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isnt that what you want, though? More sex drive FTW!

    Comment by Anonymous

    People like you sadden and disgust me more, you need to see a woman getting raped by 15 men then pissed all over and cut into tiny pieces just to get off, i'm fine with a panty shot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:01 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Funny thing was, i saw plenty of Otaku there at C81 without cameras. This guy is just making baseless generalizations like usual.

    Avatar of Octopi
    Comment by Octopi
    11:46 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    no, i don't share your taste for porn, my comment is because i have seen much better costumes and models in previous years or other events.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i dont need to know if cosplayers has goosebumps nor skin diseases.

    Avatar of Dia
    Comment by Dia
    22:38 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This reminds me Little Red Riding Hood.

    "Onii-chan, why is your camera so big?"

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The first one is a trap you knnow = p

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And I am reminded of the shoe store episode of Colorful.

    Avatar of cpc65
    Comment by cpc65
    06:33 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Big cameras = trap detectors?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:14 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They do have to make sure its a girl after all.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    14:58 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Zooming in on the armpits section? I approve your fruit of effort, cameramen..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:02 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    its not zoom, its at 100% in the computer full body shot

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    what has science done...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:15 08/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sure is white knights around here. Those girls wear skimpy clothes because they're comfortable with it. They know they are going to a convention full of nerds, and some of those nerds will obviously have cameras.

    Your eyes will naturally go to the places they zoomed onto anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Are your guys insane ? We are men, right ? We love the photos of girl but it doesn't mean that we look at the girls as an object.

    Come on, just have fun watching those nice pics. Why so serious ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Y SO SERIOUSSSS MAN?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:03 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    because we are all studs behind the computer and will acknowledge only the best. now move along tubby!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:32 06/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    This kind of sucks. Sure the girls might want their pictures taken, but I'm pretty sure most of them don't want creepy otaku zooming in to their crotches.

    This is pretty much the definition of treating women like objects and not people. Then again Japan is full of weak beta males so I guess they don't know any better. Stay classy Japan!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 06/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Also makes you wonder how many female otaku were zooming in on guy's junk.

    ............................Okay probably none.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 06/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    They'd need the Hubble Space Telescope for that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 06/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    you mean microscope

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 07/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The Hubble Space Microscope?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 08/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You guys are mean XD

    Comment by Anonymous

    'most of them don't want creepy otaku zooming in to their crotches. '

    See, here's the problem:

    Girls want to be looked at.

    Girls want girls to look at them.
    Girls want most guys to look at them.

    But when some of the guys look a bit too closely, most of the girls say, "Creepy!"

    And if all the guys go away, the girls strip naked and scream, "Pay attention to me."

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 07/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    That doesn't doesn't mean they want someone to zoom into one part of their bodies as opposed to admiring them as a whole. I agree about the attention part for these girls, but there is a line. Leave it to creepy otaku to cross it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the horror of estrogen

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    Comment by Achiuakuna

    Treating women like objects? Oh please. Beta women are just being jelly. How come women have a holier than thou, fully justifiable defense mechanism like "objectification of women" when they are jealous of other women but when a beta male is jealous of another man, he's nothing but a loser?

    Women "objectify" men all the time in real life. It's just that most men don't feel the need to talk about it like the way they don't like talking about most of life's problems. Your reliance on mainstream media talking heads has blinded you and you are not even able to make everyday observations on your own?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Achiuakuna, you're so blinded by bitterness that you didn't actually provide a defense. All you did was give the tired, "WAH! But women do it too!" offense.

    I agree that both sides are objectified and objectify. That doesn't mean that things like this are okay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:26 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's usually men who tell other men that women would get jealous over this sort of thing, while with most women jealousy never enters the equation.

    The reason why women get so disappointed over things like this is because it's disappointing to see how a lot of men view us. Just a set of body parts or as sex objects and not people.

    No one has a problem with men admiring women's bodies. But when you take away the whole person and just start focusing on tits and vaginas, that's where the problem is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 25/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree you should treat women with respect and they should do the same. Its better to think that everyone is different and can have there own ups and downs but you have to learn them by talking to them. or something like that.

    feedback is good but know when to back off or say it in a way they wont get to mad.

    im not Asian btw but i still think like one because learning is the key.

    This is a reply to all!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Because we (most) men think women are the most beautiful beings in the world, want to see them nude all the time, fuck them all the time without making a commitment so they think they're closest to whatever all powerful being they believe in since women like cuddling and having relationships that don't involve making their pussies feel weird all the time. Also all the issues women have with their bodies and how we men don't want to be anywhere near it (bitch time of the month, fishy smell, any type of excrement).

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:21 07/01/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    women ARE objects. deal with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:48 07/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    So are men and all living things on this planet, well anything within the relam of 3 dimensional space and beyond as well..

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 07/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dude you're trying WAY too hard to sound cool.

    Comment by Anonymous

    How is admiring girls' costume/body equals to treating them like objects? It's because of people like you that we have stupid censoring laws.

    There is nothing bad about even zooming in to their crotches. Embarrassing - maybe, bad - no. And the cosplayers themselves know it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 07/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    No, YOU are the reason there are censoring laws. If you really think there is nothing about bad zooming in to intimate body parts without treating the women as a whole person just because you want a to get off, there is a huge problem.

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    Comment by rumblingsauce
    05:51 08/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Treating the woman as a whole? So we have to get to know each and every cosplayer to fully understand them. I agree with both of your points, but neither of you are the reasons for censorship laws. Cosplayers dress up to make themselves the character they want (or just get paid to do it). They go to these places to have others look at them. Whether it's to show off how great their costume looks or for the personal feeling of being "in character". Either way, they put themselves out there, whether revealing or covered head to toe in heavy clothing, to be looked at. It's completely absurd to think that if a guy was wearing a speedo that not a single person would stare at his junk. I'm sure both men and women would look at him as a whole and completely avoid the speedo. It's not "objectifying" if all you are doing is taking pictures of a female or male body, who is on display to allow you to take pictures. Face, ass, toes, whatever. It's the female form and it is beautiful. I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem if somebody went around and took pictures of just the left eye of each cosplayer. Then it would be "artistic".






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