Fanart of Happy Girlfriend at Saizeriya causes controversy on Twitter, so much crap on the internet that normal news sites have even posted about this discussion.
I want you to do one thing right now, look at the illustration below, which was done by an illustrator named Kureha, and tell me, what do you think is wrong with this illustration?
Can you figure out why this harmless fanart was the target of so much hate on the internet? Well, I’ll explain.
Fanart of Happy Girlfriend at Saizeriya causes controversy on Twitter
On February 8th Kureha published the artwork you see above with the caption: “Happy girlfriend in Saizeriya”, and this enraged many women on the internet, with some feeling uncomfortable with the illustration.
— クレハ＠新刊メロン委託中 (@KU_RE_HA) February 8, 2022
The complaint here is, the illustration shows a woman who has been invited by her boyfriend wearing an outfit that highlights her breasts and worst of all she is happily eating at Saizeriya.
I think you can even understand the complaints like: “Those breasts that cheer up the male otakus”, “No woman has breasts like that”, “They design to cheer up the men” etc. This part of complaints was done, but why Saizeriya?
Saizeriya is a chain of restaurants with very good food from what people say, the food is really good, but it is cheap, it is seen as a “cheap” place, good and cheap food should be seen as something good. But not by women when a guy asks you out for the first time.
You know that in Japan there is Universal Studios Park, right? That has the Harry Potter part there, for example, there, you spend 650 yen (5.63 dollars) for a drink like this one:
With 50 yen less, or 600 yen, you can eat this in Saizeriya:
So, it’s a very cheap restaurant, the women who saw this fanart went crazy because it represents the “male otakus desire” which is to have a pretty, busty girl who accepts that the guy takes her to a cheap place.
Then many women showed their frustrations with the art and a discussion started, many said they felt uncomfortable, others that you can’t invite a woman to Saizeriya on the first date.
The restaurant has a reputation for good food, but a reputation for cheapness, so if a guy asks you there, the girl already thinks something like this: “This guy doesn’t want to spend on me” or “He must be poor”.
One woman commented that:
“There are a lot of men who know shit, Saizeriya has good food, the illustration is cute, what is being criticized is about ‘girlfriend who is happy with Saizeriya’, it is about men who say: ‘Gwehehehe…. I prefer a submissive girlfriend who doesn’t complain about a cheap restaurant like Saizeriya,’ you should understand that now.”
“She doesn’t complain about cheap stuff, she has a childish face, easy to be fooled and her breasts are big. This shows the desire to dominate women with misogyny. This hypocritical and cowardly value is disgusting.”
And so it goes.
Cosplays based on Happy Girlfriend Fanart at Saizeriya Appears!!!
Just to throw more “fuel on the controversy”, some cosplayers started making their versions of the above illustration, making even more people angry, check it out:
“I cosplayed as Happy Girlfriend in Saizeriya”
— 狸山みほたん🍃 (@fukumoco) February 11, 2022
“Happy at Saizeriya”
— 花井美理 (@mirihanai) February 11, 2022
— 新藤加菜🤍かなちゃい🇯🇵🐶👸💕 (@kanashindo) February 10, 2022
— 🌹ディアナ🌹 (@_charisma_doll) February 11, 2022
“This is my wife who is very happy in Saizeriya because she can eat her favorite dish”
— いよし (@shohei_makkiiro) February 11, 2022
Anyway, now you can comment on what you think about all this controversy.
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