Mass Escapism at Hong Kong Ani-Com (Animation, Comics & Games Fair)
Is it that kid's lives are so dull in Hong Kong that they have to resort to this?
A lot of the show is thinly-disguised soft porn.
(Male) kids queuing up to hug a Japanese porn star.
Above-mentioned porn star.
Public housing hormones in overdrive.
Pervy stuff everywhere.
Could it be that fantasy dressing up and the immersion in the culture of animation is a popular way for young people in urban Hong Kong to escape the drudgery of daily life as well as the lack of opportunities offered by a society polarized by a widening wealth gap?
Or could it just be a bit of harmless (and horny) fun?
ALEX HOFFORD : HONG KONG CHINA ANI-COM PHOTOGRAPHER