I think chubby people are cute I personally prefer super skinny Anime characters are super skinny. That’s a bit influence Hey guys and girls on Ask Japanese. Chubby VS VERY skinny this time we’re gonna go and ask Japanese people what they are more into and what they think is popular with the other gender. So that will be an interesting one. Let’s find out. Don’t forget beforehand hit the subscribtion button if you haven’t already. Give the notification bell a ring and give us a big like. So let’s go and find out more about chubby vs skinny culture here in Japan and ask Japanese. A bit chubby or super skinny, what is cute to you? A bit chubby is cute I think. – Why? I heard boys want a little bit of softness when they hug a girl cause boys here are generally skinny. They want the softness they don’t have. What do you think about that? I think skinny girls are cuter. When we say “She’s cute” we only say that about models and celebs. Boys won’t have to be embarrassed Embarrassed? – They want a girl that looks cute next to them I think. – So skinny girls look better? I think so. – What body type do you want yourself? – Just skinny I want to loose weight. – You ARE skinny. – No. I have muscles…. I admire the super skinny models. – You’re not allowed muscles? Muscles are ok but there are limits to how many Ladylike girls only seem to be slender, without muscles. When editing a photo everyone edits their photos just to look skinny right? Nobody edits their photos to look chubby. – If the boy is skinnier than me, I’d worry that I am too big That’s a problem. – You’d worry. – Yeah just taking pictures I’d think “I am too big. I need to lose weight.” I know that some people might still think that’s cute nevertheless I am one of those. Girls should not worry that much. Live more freely! – Like that. Have you heard of the word “chubby” – No. – It means podgy I see. – Overly skinny or chubby what’s cute to you? Cute? Well maybe chubby then. – Why? If girls are too skinny, I worry about their health. I’d rather have them eat food and be happy. The people with them enjoy that more I think. When both have fun eating. So chubby is cute I think. – What about boys then? – What? Skinny… no chubby I think somewhere there for boys. Haha. – Getting embraced by that warmth My view. – More body means more reliable. They won’t break easy I see. – If they are too skinny, you’re scared of breaking them? Would you date a chubby boy or would you not? – Once I fall for him it’s ok If I fall for him. – I don’t worry so much about the weight. – We are currently asking what you think Japanese boys like. – Chubby Japanese girls think being skinny is better but boys seem to like girls with a little chubbiness is what I have heard. – All our models are super skinny in general. So I vote skinny. Living as girl in Japan, being skinny or chubby what is harder in Japan? – Super skinny I want to diet right now, but I lose to my appetite Haha – So super skinny is your ideal? It is. – You say chubby girls are cute but you want to be super skinny? Why? – My favorite clothes are meant to be work in layers. So being skinny is better. That’s why. – I also think being skinny is better So you’re ok with chubby girls around, but you don’t wanna be? Yeah. Chubby. Japanese boys like a bit chubby girls. – I’ve heard that. Why? There has to be some meat… or we worry about the girls health. If there is some meat… we know she’s ok. – Healthy? – Yes It depends on HOW skinny. The ones that look like they might break are worry-some. But just super chubby is also not good No way. But boys can be chubby though. If boys are too skinny I can’t rely on them. – How so? They seem to be too female, and might not protect you properly They look like they’s run away soon. – Girls seem to want to be skinny but want others to be chubby? Why? – Think of it like a girl. If you are not confident in your body you are harder on yourself. If a girl has a cute face, she might have confidence. If she doesn’t have that either she won’t have confidence in her weight, her personality and other things. Personally….. I think girls be better chubby than skinny. Why so? – I think that fluffyness is cute. I think girls don’t have to be THAT skinny. Chubby or soft girls are cuter. – Yet you chose skinny Why? Whatever clothes you wear you’ll look pretty I like skinny girls personally more. All my favorite celebs are super skinny. It’s cute. I think. – What’s hard about being either in in Japan? – The type of clothes to wear are limited. I feel sorry about chubby girls. The waist and such…. won’t fit if you are too chubby. You can’t wear what you want to wear anymore. – Also those common one-size-fits-all in Japan – Yeah Skinny girls can get hurt easier, when stumbling breaking bones easier. Getting called a skeleton. So do Japanese girls want to diet a lot? My classmates are generally dieting all the time. “If I ate that I would get fat” they say and eat with caution. What do you want to be? – I want to be skinny then Why did you change your type? – I personally want to be skinny. But I like looking at chubby girls and think they are cute. But I want to be skinny. Why so? – I want to wear cute clothes and be called “skinny” or slender. I want to loose weight. Being skinny looks pretty. Being chubby is easy. Being skinny is hard. I want to be the type of super skinny that we admire. If we say “cute” then I think instead of super skinny, chubby has a cute roundness to it. – So what does a boy say? – The same. A healthy body. Why do Japanese diet so much then? – Japanese people have a stigma against people who are too fat. It’s not just about loosing weight but also… depending on how you gain weight, your skin might look bad And our models are our role models. Anime characters are all skinny. That influences people In Anime right now, all girls are only super skinny. We all think that’s what everyone likes though that. I personally think chubby is cute but in real life, others all like skinny girls Come on what’s cute, chubby or skinny? Super skinny. Why so? – Japanese models are incredibly skinny. I look at them and think they look cute. So super skinny is better I think. – Your ideal – I don’t wanna be THAT skinny. – No? Yeah. – Why not? – It’s unhealthy. You’d look like you break your bones. – Too skinny… might be too much. But if I was chubby I’d want to lose weight
You’d look like you break your bones. – Too skinny… might be too much. But if I was chubby I’d want to lose weight and try that. But that is hard too. But yet chubby is ok. – Would you get called out for having gained weight in Japan? – Not really but they would all THINK that. They won’t say it… If you were skinny your friends might praise you for it. But boys might like a bit of meat depending on. They don’t want the girls too skinny Why does everyone want to be skinny then? – For my own sake I want to be skinny and slender. But with boys being a bit more chubby is ok. – Those are our questions. Now, one thing I need to say straight away before we continue this discussion is that what is seen as “chubby” in Japan is not necessarily the same as “chubby” in your country. Do not be fooled. Many girls said “a little bit of chubby is fine” it’s still very different from what is chubby in other countries. As an example… when I was in Germany I was seen as normal weight. When I was in the UK people told me I was skinny for the 1st time in my life. When I came to Japan for the 1st time in my life people told me I was fast. Depending on the culture you body type will be seen as something else. So in Japan because the average Japanese person is very skinny, what is seen as chubby there might still be skinny in your country. There are different body types, a different starting ground from the start Generally curvy hips and such are not a thing here in Japan we barely see those. There still is a very big skinny culture in Japan and I see a lot of girls suffer from that because many are constantly dieting or trying to lose weight or not eating what they want to eat. It makes me kind of sad. I’ve seen a couple of models on instagram posting how they would love to eat something but won’t let themselves. And that is very sad. I think most important is that we’re healthy don’t listen to what other people are saying. Like I said it’s culture standards They are completely different in every country. Sport and healthy eating is generally good for everyone. But hungering yourself and making yourself sick, not good Also surprisingly many said that girls want to be more skinny than what the guys would like them to be. Another thing we should think about On that note what is your opinion? Chubby vs very skinny? Let us know in the comments down below. If you have not subscribed yet, please subscribe also don’t forget to give the notification bell another ring and give us a big like on the way out Hope you enjoyed this. This was CathyCat on Ask Japanese. I hope I catch you soon for another video from Tokyo. Bye.