While there is a sad plethora of anime-inspired White Nationalist memes, it makes a lot of sense that Trump supporters would have a special affinity for this particular character.
In my research on the Japanese fan base of Neon Genesis Evangelion, I found very little evidence for an anti-Semitic interpretation of the series. Instead, I found something far more fascinating: A closer look at the origins of the Asuka “Make American Great Again” meme revealed a complicated nexus of both satirical and anti-Semitic anime memes that first surfaced on the internet earlier this year — a physical manifestation of white supremacists’ affinity for Trump and Japanese anime.
In the avalanche of viciously anti-Semitic tweets I’ve received came an unidentified female, catlike anime character wearing a signature Trump “Make America Great Again” hat.
Following the success of ‘Lucy,’ Scarlett Johansson looks ready to take on another action pic, this one coming from the world of Japanese anime.
Israel has launched an anime web series to encourage Japanese tourists to visit the Holy Land. It’s kind of amazing, Sigal Samuel writes.