Mass Escapism at Hong Kong Ani-Com (Animation, Comics & Games Fair)

Is it that kid's lives are so dull in Hong Kong that they have to resort to this?

A lot of the show is thinly-disguised soft porn.

(Male) kids queuing up to hug a Japanese porn star.

Above-mentioned porn star.

Public housing hormones in overdrive.

Pervy stuff everywhere.

Could it be that fantasy dressing up and the immersion in the culture of animation is a popular way for young people in urban Hong Kong to escape the drudgery of daily life as well as the lack of opportunities offered by a society polarized by a widening wealth gap?

Or could it just be a bit of harmless (and horny) fun?

ALEX HOFFORD : HONG KONG CHINA ANI-COM PHOTOGRAPHER

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