-Be less of a Chihaya and more of a Yayoi.
Lately, I’ve been really getting annoyed at the various “isms” that have been plaguing the western fandom.
The first is pessimism. This notion that the “sky is falling” constantly. They feel that everything they hold dear is one on the verge of collapse. Whatever it may be. The industry collapsing, the notion that “x’ is killing “y”, that lolicon will be banned in Japan. It gets highly irritating after a while and I feel people that say such things are usually the pessimistic type regarding life in general.
The other is cynicism. The notion that one has to not only NOT like anything that’s positive or NOT dark but that the industry is someone only in it to be cynical. I laugh whenever I hear the words “cynical cash grab”. This opinion that nothing is created generally because they happen to love what they’re doing is also pervasive in the western fandom, usually by those who can’t like anything that makes them feel good.
What I’m getting at is, I want POSITIVE THINKING!
Things haven’t been better than now IMO for anime. Just this week alone saw the following:
-Oreimo’s light novel got the ending I wanting
-Yuru Yuri finally got license and by the best possible company too (NISA).
-A certain show is rumored to get a 3’d season.
-Chu2 movie (even if it’s a recap, it still shows the success of the franchise).
Plus a whole slew of great shows are coming out next season (possibly the best of the year).
What more do you want people?