I used think real life wasn't like the plot of a bad anime. Then I found out that South Korea's President takes orders from a Mystic Mu-ist Shaman(!) who may be a member of the mysterious "8 Goddesses" - A shadowy council of female billionaires who run the country for their own benefit. The image that started my investigation: I went poking around to see if anyone was talking about this besides conspiracy sites, and found an article from the New York Times. It's the Times, but it confirms most main points of the above image. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/world/asia/south-korea-choi-soon-sil.html This TL;DR is from a Kotaku in Action post on Reddit: "tl;dr A few times over the past two years, various South Korean individuals have posted on KiA about how terribly SocJus their nation has become, especially in regards to the "Megalian" group and beliefs. Well, it turns out there's a very good reason for that; 8 billionaire women, known as the '8 Goddesses" have been pulling the strings of power from behind the scenes for roughly a decade now, imprisoning whistleblowers and male politicians (primarily, but some female as well) who try to call them out on their shit. People dismissed this all as a big conspiracy theory, until recently when someone provided hard evidence that ultimately led to SK president Park coming out and apologizing to the nation for what's going on. Impeachments are being discussed, and the near-entirety of the SK government has, according to what I've read, has lost all legitimacy. This shit is so important that it caused a reaction from Pyongyang within 24 hours, something that rarely occurs." May Kek be with us." "Megalian" group? Were they with SEELE or JENOVA? Turns out the South Korean government pretty much HAS lost all legitimacy, going by this Washington Post article: South Korea’s presidency ‘on the brink of collapse’ as scandal grows | https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/south-koreas-presidency-on-the-brink-of-collapse-as-scandal-grows/2016/10/28/7639a2cc-1700-4ef7-a3a4-661b3ff989c4_story.html "South Korea’s president is engulfed in a political scandal with plotlines straight out of a soap opera (ANIME): rumors of secret advisers, nepotism and ill-gotten gains, plus a whiff of sex. There’s even a Korean Rasputin and talk of a mysterious clique called the “eight fairies.”" "On Friday, Park directed all of her top advisers to resign en masse, with her spokesman saying a reshuffle would take place, the Yonhap news agency reported. Kim Jae-won, senior presidential secretary for political affairs, told a parliamentary session that Park’s chief of staff had already stepped down." Another link if you want it: Scandals Leave South Korean Gov’t In Peril, And That’s Bad News For America | http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/29/scandals-leave-south-korean-govt-in-peril-and-thats-bad-news-for-america/ In conclusion, anime is becoming real across the planet. And not just the good kind of anime. The weird crossover OVA stuff... where a Sith Lord from Star Wars battles the God-Emperor of Man from Warhammer 40k... to become POTUS. The stuff where the 8 Goddesses rule the land in shadow, until a group of mages from ASSANGE dispel their cloaking enchantments, revealing them to the world. If you have a stupid, far out plan that feels too insane to achieve, you'd better start it now. Anime may never be this real again.