kLab has announced their new event. We have just finished the last hours of the Mountain Climbing event and now we are going on a world tour. The boys are going around the world doing a glamour shot for a travel magazine. In this first event they are visiting Spain and kLab has chosen matador as the theme.
Spain has so many other things to be proud of; their excellent food, music and dance comes to mind in an instant. Imagine Ren doing the flamenco. Now, that’s hot without the animal cruelty. So, why does kLab chose such a controversial subject as bullfighting? The only reason I can think of is aesthetics. I refuse to believe, as many has, on Twitter, tried to defend kLab’s choice, that they are somewhat oblivious to western culture. Maybe I am naive when it comes to Japanese games going west but I expect the game developers to actually do some sort of research before they decide what to chose. So again, I am thinking that looks over action is their choice.
You are of course free to feel and think what you want about that but I feel somewhat ambivalent. One part of me is raging; why do they want to further glorify bullfighting by depicting it in a way that romanticize it? Because that is exactly what they are doing. The other part of me just look at the pictures and think; oh yeah baby, hot! Because, I am shallow that way. Sometimes I just don’t care about the sad and horrifying story behind the picture.