Is stalking accpetable in Japan because it seems very common place in anime and everyone seems to act normal around stalkers.
Toradora based it’s entire premise around the idea of stalkers and not once did anyone question the morals of the stalkers in question. They just went about there daily business secretly tailing there victims and taking photos. At one point the stalkers even realise that it is beneficial to work as a team which is cute at the time as the two character are mostly just crushing of there respective targets and not hardcore stalking them. Both Minori and Kitamura realize at some point they are being stalked/crushed on but they just find it to be endearing.
Which brings me to Ringo from Mawaru Penguindrum and her obvious stalker attitude towards Tabuki. Her motivations are clear and she takes her actions to the extreme without becoming violent. At one point she moves all her stuff under Tabuki’s house and lives under the floorboards. I’d like to point out that these qualities are part of the reason that Shouma beings to like/love Ringo.
Is he drawn to these qualities in a women or is he more drawn to the idea that she is “damaged” and he can fix her.
I’ve avoided it for now but there is one obvious stalker I must point out and that is Yuno from Mirai Nikki. She is of the Yandere variety, a character type that is unappealing to me but some men (and probably women) crave. She is the step up from Ringo and is more then happy to cause bodily harm if that keeps her target in her life.
I guess the point of this is so I could make a statement. Stalking is bad and should be kept to anime.