CaptainBerryzGiraffe wrote:whoa, is that a thing? I've never noticed the "turn at neck and shoulders/slouch forward" thing.
Many Japanese martial arts train you to maintain posture and turn at the waist, for power and stability, and that has seeped into Japanese culture in general. Keep it in mind as you watch them and you'll see it. And once you do see it, the contrast with Americans is striking. Miki moves like an American, at least when she's relaxed and not thinking about it.