2ch netizens have been touched by drawings from a Chinese netizen who adds his 2D girlfriend to pictures of his life.
Japanese netizens have been amazed at the pictures, which show a very different side to the way that they usually perceive their Chinese counterparts; their comments are generally full of praise at how tasteful and skillful these “moving” pictures are.
From CRI Online:
2D Girlfriend Trends Online
Hanging out with his “girlfriend” at Săng-huŏng-chék-háe̤ng, (a tourist spot in Fuzhou), she stays with him even though her “boyfriend” is buying clothes… But these pictures of a “lovers'” date published on Weibo by a manga/anime fan are not the usual kind — they are of a 2-D lover. The guy’s “lover” has been drawn in by hand, and they are so cute that they have captured the hearts of a lot of internet users, the Chinese newspaper People’s Daily reports.
Comments from 2ch.net:
She’s so white.
These are really tasteful.
These are of a much higher quality than the ones by disgusting Japanese otaku.
These pictures are really well drawn, aren’t they?
Hey, she’s pretty cute.
Well, these are more sophisticated than those disgusting otaku who just put a cake in front of their computer displays every year cos that’s all they know how to do.
I like these.
Umm, looks kinda ghostly…
So Chinese otaku like these kinds of pictures too?
The ideal for Chinese guys is also a girl with black hair who’s kind and gentle huh?
Brown hair is the colour of shit. I really don’t get it.
Chinese women are pretty strong-minded so the guys fall for gentle girls.
It must be strange for fist-fights between men and women to be the norm.
Kinda feels like we could be friends with the Chinese…
It’s lovely that they seem happy.
These are kind of touching.
So he imagines the place before taking the picture and then draws her in? That’s high-level stuff.
This makes me sad.
I’m moved by how original these are.
The artistic sense here is the same as a Japanese person.
Real Chinese women are pretty much the complete opposite of this.
So they’re finally catching up with Japan?
The Chinese are starting to understand moe!
I’m looking forward to what’s to come.
It’s really great that he didn’t draw her in full colour and put in captions.
So those guys have already come this far, huh…