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Blowin’ in Kamikaze! (Amagami SS)

The answer is blowin’ in the wind. -Bob Dylan

Kamikaze (divine wind). The divine wind that destroyed the Mongolian fleets and protected Japan from the Mongolian invasion back in the 13th century. Just like Boreas sunk the Persian fleets in Herodotos’ Historiai.

During WWII, the Japanese pilots made suicide attacks on the US battleships. Yes, that was called “Kamikaze.” When 9-11 happened, American news reporters called it “Kamikaze, another Pearl Harbor.”

And now the word “Kamikaze” has been reinvented by Otakus. Now it’s a divine wind that blows the skirts of school girls. That is a modern, or post-modern usage. And in Gothic-Lolita world, there is a cult film called Shimotsuma monogatari, and its English title is “Kamikaze Girls.” I don’t know where that English title came from… Anyway, Kamikaze exposes panties, yes, panchira, but if no-pan, the gold star! You know Japan is pretty windy, yes, they have typhoons. A typical kamikaze.

Going back to Japanese mythology, when the Sun Goddess hid behind the huge rock and the world went dark, Uzume the comedian goddess exposed her female parts and eventually the Sun came back to the world. Yes, in today’s sense, a girl flashing pantie by lifting up her own skirt is Kamikaze attack! So, panchira-kamikaze is historically significant!

Kamikaze attack

Ah, Sae-chan, the embodiment of divine moetical cuteness, at the rooftop. And, her skirt, moetical skirt! And her blown skirt will make the darkness bright! Only you, Sae-chan! Yes, the real purpose of panchira is to make the sun shine! She must be the direct descent of Uzume!

Ahh, Okujo no koi (rooftop romance), which I never experienced. The school board was f@ckheaded enough to ban it, and plus, no girl wanted to spend a lunch break with me. I knew the view from the rooftop was spectacular. If I had a girl having lunch together, my high school life would have been full of ecstasy, and I would never have dreamed of coming to the United States! You know, if you can flirt with a girl on the rooftop with a spectacular view of the city of Southern Cross (I mean Kibito, “east of the shining sun”), you feel like you rule the world. You rule 3-D (reality). You own it! Just like Shin dreamed with Yuria at his side!

Whenever I watch anime, especially showing a rooftop romance, I feel sad, totally saudade. Reminds me the pain. Thinking back, I had to escape from the whole nation that reproached me, so I had to come to the states. If only, IF ONLY there was a girl who agreed to spend a beautiful pastime of lunch break, and on the rooftop… This person, the Otaku, would never have been here.

It’s probably similar to how Obama felt when he lost congressional race in 2000, “no matter how convincingly you attribute the loss to bad timing or bad luck or lack of money, it’s impossible not to feel at some level as if you have personally been repudiated by the entire community, that you don’t quite have what it takes, and that everywhere you go, the word “loser” is flashing through people’s minds. They’re the sorts of feelings that most people haven’t experienced since high school when the girl you’d been pining over dismissed you with a joke in front of her friends…the kinds of feelings that most adults wisely organize their lives to avoid (Audacity Of Hope p107).” You see, girl’s rejection in high school years is as traumatic as losing election!

The etymology of the word “school” is schole, a Greek word. It meant “pastime, leisure.” So school should be the fun place where you get to enjoy youth, especially when you’re 17! Of course, school is a place to study, but prior to that, it’s the place to have fun! That’s the true form of school!

Government, corporations, religious institutions, education board, boneheaded PTA, all of them were responsible for my devastating school life. They ruled the reality I grew up in. So I crossed the Pacific! More courageous act than crossing Rio Grande! But found out America is still 3-D despite the historical election of the first black president. So I take refuge in 2-D, especially moetical anime! Moe is the real Audacity Of Hope!

I’m a moetical refugee, uu, baby set me free. Uuuu, I need a 2-D woman. Uuu, I need a 2-D girl.~♪

Ah, Nakata Sae, especially Sae-chan’s kamikaze!


How many girls must an Otaku get turned down

Before you call him an Otaku

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in Kamikaze!!!

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