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February 13, 2004

The Japanese are Weird

Cambrian QTs (pronounced 'cuties') is a new video game, where "the invertebrate fauna of the Cambrian are rendered as doe-eyed Japanese manga schoolgirls". For example, here's Anomalocaris:

doe-eyed Japanese schoolgirl with odd appendages

prehistoric creature

It's based on a manga, and you can see various bits of it in a web comic here. Originally I thought these were normal schoolgirls who have been bitten by radioactive trilobytes, but in fact I think the story is that they've been evolving in the South Pacific and are sworn to protect the tiny prehistoric creatures that surround them.

Posted by Alison Scott at February 13, 2004 08:43 AM


Bizarre. (Not as bizarre as the actual Anomalocaris, but still...)

You know what: I'll write a story where aliens invade Earth, but they all look like cute Japanese toons with huge eyes, so people just lay down their weapons and get killed...

"Surrender, Earthling!"
"Ooo, they look so cute..." ZAP!

Posted by: A.R. Yngve at March 2, 2004 07:12 PM

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