Within Japan, the media tends to show enjo-kōsai in a rather negative light.The typical scenario involves a girl desperate for money, so she decides to partake in enjo-kōsai.Typically, it is perceived as an extension of Japan's growing focus on materialism, much of which is what critics claim is the cause of enjo-kōsai.
In 2008 Anchang formed the band Big Bites, with Natchin (Siam Shade) and Annie (The Yellow Monkey).
Also in 2008, some footage of the band performing was featured in the film Global Metal during a discussion about heavy metal in Japan.
Sex Machineguns (stylized as SEX MACHINEGUNS) is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1989.
Their music is characterized by a heavy focus on bass as well as extremely fast guitar and bass solos.
Control over their bodies and means to support themselves is a new kind of independence for these girls.
Good women in Japan are supposed to be sensible, modest, nurturing and respectful, yet girls participating in enjo-kōsai clearly reject such virtues of female restraint and modesty in Japan.
Magazines began to run articles, and the "Hanabi-la Daikaiten" single sold steadily, skyrocketing the band's popularity.
In September they released their first album, which was another huge hit.
Feminists such as Chizuko Ueno point out that the accidental access of girls to this dating market was not a matter of ethics, but of probability.