Wow...I thought the reaction to the first episode of this series on AS and a few other places was rather silly...on 2ch, it was downright ridiculous. Many of them were in agreement with the negative Western reactions, i.e. "guys don't talk like that!" "guys don't brush each others' hair!"...but you know...I've met some students in Japan that I think could conceivably have done those things. They're not common...but they're there.