ローアングル[low angle] (*´Д`*)ハァハァ

July 19, 2008 at 1:24 pm (cosplay(コスプレ), otaku word)

 

 If you happen to be a photographer or love to take a picture, you might be sure of this. Well, although this term could be well-known among photographers, it started to be famous since the certain incident which happened in Akihabara a while ago…

 On Sunday afternoon, the main boulevard used to be blocked off so that just pedestrians can walk freely. This is what’s called 歩行者天国[hokousha tengoku] which means walkers’ paradise. We Japanese abbreviate this ホコ天[hokoten]. When this street becomes hokoten, some 地下アイドル[chika idol] 女装少年[josou shounen], or cosplayers are having fun. In such a time, some of them went too far, I mean, they (mostly girls) started to even show some nudity. Such skimpy characters like Yoko in Gurren Lagan quite attract a lot of photographers so that the cosplayers are surrounded by a bunch of them.

 There was a brave 地下アイドル(?) named 沢本あすか[Asuka Sawamoto] who claimed herself as a self-gravure idol. She climbed on the pillar on the hokoten, and stretched out her leg so that her underwear was clearly shown. Then a lot of photographers and spectators closed to underneath her and took pictures. Sawamoto said she did it for fans who like to take a photo by low angle. Yes, this is ローアングル[low angle] and people who love this are called ローアングラー[low angler]. 

 Needless to say, the good points in this are that you can get a shot of her pantsu(underwear). And even some cosplayers like this because ローアングル makes legs look longer than they actually are. But ローアングル is not welcomed in such a public place even if you can get a permission from cosplayers or idols.

 She got arrested because of her performance, and police started to patrol more strictly in Akihabara. They prohibited 地下アイドル to perform in hokoten and cosplayers to attract people. However, this incident was just a prelude for the upcoming nightmare

 Speaking of ローアングル, there are a lot of anime which show you bishoujos’ underwears by using this such as School Days, Negima, Kimikiss, or Ikkitousen. This kind of anime shall be called パンツアニメ[pantsu anime]. Don’t say エロアニメ[ero anime], showing her pantsu is still okay in 2D, but 3D is not good :p

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4 Comments

  1. w said,

    I’d feel ambivalent about low anglers, but pray tell what a law angler is ;)

    And I’ll never understand the minds of camera-kozous (was that what they’re called, or was it kameko?)

  2. bangin said,

    Either is fine. kameko is an abbreviation form of kamera-kozou.
    I wonder what they are doing with such a shot…

  3. Dan said,

    I saw the photos Asuka Sawamoto showing her underwear on a very popular Japanese blog, although they were censored (the face’s of the photographers were censored too).

    I agree with you, pantie shots and skimpy outfits are okay in 2D, but in 3D hardly…

  4. bangin said,

    w: Ugh, I did it again. また間違えちゃった…orz

    Dan: You can see the uncensored her on Youtube or elsewhere.
    Akihabara is an electric town as it is, so that they went too far.

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