This painting is a perfect example of the kawaii iconography of Mr. The artist is a prot?g? of Takashi Murakami, and member of Kakai kiki, flat color fields are the trademark of his manner. His aesthetics are inspired by the world of anime and the cultural obsession around it, otaku. The depiction of a large-eyed girl in a Lolita pose, characteristic of his subjects, carries the ambivalence between innocence and the sexual appeal of exposing it in suggestive postures. While the artist's intention may not be to comment on the society he lives in, but rather an expression of his personal taste, his work is representative of a distinctive phenomenon and of its visual expression in Japanese comic culture.