What will the world America become? What will mankind become? A futuristic yet comical expression by VIEW's manga illustrates a quirky paradigm that we might have or will end up at - the country called america.
So basically we see a ordinary guy from Japan going to America just because his friend adviced him since he would "fit in" well with the country. The "Americans" in this appear to look like aliens and there's quite a few more reference scenes based on the country. I'm not gonna talk more about this as it would kinda spoil the whole thing.Worth the read but felt it was rather rushed...
It uses simplistic, silhouetty art. The Americans look unhuman, like bowling-pins or pieces of molded clay. In this world, two countries are placed in contrast to one another: Japan and America. Japan has the internet, America doesn't. Japan has normal biological functions, America doesn't. Japan uses money, America doesn't. The portrayals of America are vague and seemingly steeped in metaphorical observations, perhaps even critiques. There are two observations of America which I noticed. The first is the way that America instrusively helps other countries, burdening them and pressuring them to accept their generosity. This is portrayed by having the Americans spend all their time showing the Japanese around and going out of their way to help, and the Japanese only being able to relax once they are away from such coddling. The second observation is the individualistic and capitalistic mindset of success that is pervasive in America. This is portrayed by showing the nihilistic aftermath of a country disillusioned with that previous mindset, and the extreme rejection of all things monetary or individualistic. It's said, "Everyone realized there's nothing beyong things like monetary success." The Americans have gone so far as to no longer recognize death as occurring, because they only recognize the collective. It's got those cult vibes.
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