Akebi’s Sailor Uniform – Episode 3 (ANN)

What I think this episode is trying to do with Kei’s selfies is demonstrate how young women engage with their bodies, identities, and growing up. But it does make me feel uncomfortable. It’s a mashup of pastoral innocence with a… kinda predatory voyeurism. A friend of mind put it this way: 99% of the time, Akebi’s Sailor Uniform would be a perfectly ordinary school story… but then the camera shifts, emphasizing the way clothes fall or the legs of the girls, and keeps amping up the jarring juxtaposition between the naivete of the middle school cast and their bodies.

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