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I just don’t care.


Sorry if I haven’t been updating the blog lately as I’ve been quite busy the past year (art related, mostly).

This year saw a number of simulcast dubs from Funimation, with questionable uh, scripts. Basically they’ve been kinda pandering to the SJW mindset while dissing their consumer base. The controversy started last year with the simulcast dub for Prison School (Are you one of the Gamergate creepos?). Luckily this was changed in the retail version of the show.

This year saw more of that with Maid Dragon and just recently Hajimete no Gal. I SHOULD be angry over this but in all honestly…

I just don’t care.

I don’t know really why. Possibly because I’m too old to be caring what the western market does these days in an age where SO MUCH ANIME IS BEING PRODUCED AND RELEASED. But mainly, I don’t pay attention to dubs….like at all.

The number of English language dubs I enjoy over the Japanese is very, VERY small.

Also my opinion is that what Funimation decides to do with the script is ultimately up to them. As someone who cares mainly for the original Japanese language version, the dub has little to no value to me.

What I DO care is the video quality.  Hence why I was SO angry over the release of Lucky Star on Blu-Ray (don’t think I’ve forgotten that). Strike Witches the movie has crummy quality from what I’ve heard too. But their recent releases have been fine from reports, which is all I care about in the moment. There’s still some Funimation releases I do plan to get in the future because they’re show I really love.

Thanks for understanding my position on the matter.

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Enthusiastic for more Euphonium!


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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-10-31/kyoto-animation-sound-euphonium-gets-film-and-tv-series-sequel/.94866

Not only a sequel (I knew they’d do one) but a movie too. Sound Euphonium is one of Kyoani’s best IMO.

Edit: The movie is a compilation of the first season. Personally, I’m getting tired of those. At least there’s another season to look forward too.

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New year, new post.


Thought I’d just leave this here:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-01/report-japan-animation-industry-reached-record-high-in-2013/.82767

And the anime industry is doing badly how again?

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Marble Madness!


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-25/hidamari-sketch-theme-song-performers-marble-to-go-on-hiatus/.81425

As a fan of Marble (especially their Hidamari Sketch ED songs), this news is  bit disappointing but thing change and everyone needs to move on for certain things so I guess it is what it is.

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Rantantrum: Six things the western fanbase needs to stop doing ASAP!


Sh-Shut up!You tell them Aya.

1.Stop complaining about Aniplex USA’s pricing. You want stuff like Kill La Kill and Nisekoi the SAME YEAR they aired on BD/DVD? Well then you’re going to have a pay a premium. Expensive? Yes but it’s still not as much as it would be in Japan. I know we’re used to anime is way cheaper here but still. Speaking of which…

2.Stop badmouthing U.S. anime companies. While nearly all have had hiccups, for the most part the U.S. companies have been doing a stellar job with anime releases ever since they’ve been able to price collected seasons correctly. MOST thing are on BD now and nearly everything that comes out in Japan gets licensed. And stop saying that the companies are only in it for the money. Listen, they BARELY make it as it is. Put up or Shut up. Seriously. You people really need to support some facet of the industry. BD/DVDs,  manga, figures. Stop being silent fans who ONLY enjoy anime through piracy. Speaking of which…

3.Stop worrying about what non anime fans think about your hobby. Listen, if you proved yourself to be a rational human being, isn’t that all that matters? Who cares if your room is littered with BD/DVDs, figures, books, posters, etc. Are you that paranoid about what your friends think about your hobby? You probably shouldn’t be around people who judge you like that anyway. Speaking of which…

4.Stop it with the social justice crap. Oh this one gets me pissed SO much because while there’s always been a criticism of anime for being “fetishistic”,  “sexist” or “misogynistic”, it’s really been in just the past couple of years that clamoring for Japan to change their tastes to suit western morals because god forbid anime being too “dangerously Japanese”. Speaking of which…

5.Can we kinda stop worrying about what shows are selling well in Japan? I know I’ve been guilty of being focused on the Japanese side of the industry and seeing what’s big sellers if only to see what possible shows are likely to get continuing seasons. Still, some of my favorite shows in the past several years have been things that didn’t really hit big with otaku such as Kanamemo and Love Lab. Just enjoy what you like and then support it if you can (if the show’s not available, I tend to go after artbooks). Sales numbers shouldn’t always dictate what direction the industry is heading. Speaking of which…

6. Please stop being all chicken little like and say that the industry (Japanese or domestic) is going to collapse at any moment. Look, while there’s been numerous companies that have had to close shop (Geneon & Bandai) or some that appear they’re about to go any moment (I’m looking at you Media Blasters), the truth is the industry has been in a stable flus. Yes, the period between 2008-2011 has been quite shaky ( recession, Geneon going out of business and brick and mortar stores carrying less anime are to blame mostly). I think it’s great that for the most part, nearly every shows that’s been coming out has been getting a U.S. release and not only that but old stuff that we thought would NEVER come out has such as the original Mazinger Z or rereleases of things too.

Phew, that was a lot of writing.

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Concerned White People Saving The World!


http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/18/world/asia/japan-manga-anime-pornography/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

Ugh! I hate this shit! Blegh!

And OF COURSE they got to bring up someone who say “people are showing children this is alright” but who knows if that’s actually true. Why don’t they start criminalizing U-15 (and under) videos. That’s a fucking start. Leave manga alone!!

Now excuse while I go look at the latest issue of Comic LO. 😉

 

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NTR Radio Gaiden # 8: “This P***s Doesn’t Look Right”


http://sheslostcontrol.net/podcast/archives/243

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NTR Radio Episode # 26: Rollin’ Hard With Betamax


http://sheslostcontrol.net/podcast/archives/238

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Buying stuff you like is BAD!?


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Consumerism is evil! Am I right?

If there’s one thing I’ve encountered from the western fanbase that’s baffled me more than anything, it their anti-consumerist attitude towards it. It’s almost as if they think anime is produced in a vacuum that just magically appears for them to take but not give.

Unlike the Japanese fanbase, I’ve noticed the western fanbase has a complete aversion to the notion that what they’re watching is designed to sell them something. I bring up this topic because lately many have a disdain for Gundam Build Fighters because of its blatant gunpla product placement.  I don’t see how this is any different that the majority of mecha anime that’s been produced over the decades (especially that of TV anime). I’m loving Gundam Build Fighters for this very reason. It’s finally the type of robot show I enjoy greatly; the hyper commercialized product placement anime that makes you feel like you’re a kid again!

I just don’t see why a show being a  half hour commercial is necessarily a bad thing. Did these people not grow up in the 80’s when the majority of cartoons were designed to do just that. Was seeing Optimus Prime turn into a cool truck and then asking your mommy to buy you a toy of it so horrible? Now of course I know the show or its characters have to engage you more than anything otherwise in my mind it’s failed to sell you its product. Today’s anime is no different from that of the past when it comes to this. Instead of watching that cool robot do cool shit in which you then bug your parents to buy you its toy, you now seek out to buy a figure of your favorite moe character. Otaku seem to understand this concept very well. Still, there’s of course there’s that VERY vocal minority who think anime has to only be art with DEEP plot and COMPLEX REALISTIC characters because they so want there to be an anime equivalent of something like Breaking Bad. Right?

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“You kids with your fanservice and your pandering!”


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-30/miyazaki/the-problem-with-the-anime-industry-is-it-full-of-otaku

Why do you even care about the industry, didn’t you announce your retirement? Scratch that, do even actually care about people? Didn’t he once say he wished Tokyo were under the ocean due to the environment.

Go take your old man medicine, you senile loon.

The best anime will be for otaku, by otaku!

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