Why are people so dumb? The setting makes sense if you actually read the novel.
Aliens attacked in the late 60s which means all of the social changes since then are completely different. Japan didn’t become the technology heaven it is today. It stayed more traditional in it’s culture.
America is probably similar.
Humanity has been fighting a losing war for 30 years. The first to fight were all the men of course, but this late in the game all that are left to fight are women and children. All the men have already been drafted. Also, the world population is down to 1 billion or so and mainland Asia is more or less done as a human habitat. It is completely taken over by BETA. Japan is important because they are between the BETA and that side of the world.
As for the pilot suits, I think they explained it in the novel but I don’t remember. Besides, this was originally an eroge. As far as that goes, skintight suits are about the worst of it for the most part.
If I got something wrong I hope someone with more knowledge corrects me.
Recent comments by Alexeon:
- Toyota “Will Sell” Char Aznable Gundam Auris:
Why, Japan, why do you hate America? Sell us a Gundam-themed car too!
- New Year’s Delivery Terrorism, Madoka Style:
I thought the terrorism lied in the fact that Madoka is essentially dooming herself to a horrible life as a mahou shoujo in exchange for you to have a happy new year. I didn’t ask for this…
- PETA Condemns Pokémon as “Animal Cruelty”:
PETA is retarded… but I wouldn’t mind playing a Pokemon game where you have to fistfight Pokemon in order to subdue and capture them.
- Great Wall of China Collapses:
Wow, now they are destroying pieces of human history? Just because their distant ancestors built the thing doesn’t mean they have the right to let it fall to ruin. It’s a world historical site now. They should be more careful with such things.
- Chinese Samaritan “Left To Drown” After Rescuing Boy:
Human decency such as his is wasted on most of humanity. It’s really sad but that’s how it is.