#introductions Hi all, decided to join even though I haven't been active on tumblr for about 2 years or so. I drift in and out of fandoms somewhat regularly, but I'm fond of Mawaru Penguindrum, Touken Ranbu, Aria, otome/josei drama CDs and Tolkien.
I'm sloooowly making progress on my anime backlog - finished Infinite Stratos (man, Uchiyama kinda sucked back in the day but it was only his 3rd MC role so he's improved a lot) and Kyou Kara Maou is next. I don't remember anything but I'll watch it just for the voice actors. You don't get to hear most of them regularly in seasonal anime anymore.
This is the first time I've seen someone include skincare goods with their doujinshi/zine. Usually it's something like stickers or a tote bag, haha.
can't wait for whatever else anime news network has in store for the rest of the year
so far we've gotten: promoting a propaganda movie for a dangerous cult, platforming a nazi, naming victims despite official pleas not to before funerals, and CEO collabing with another nazi to form a new cryptocurrency and playing stupid when called out on it. (I refuse to believe anyone would be dumb enough to jump into business with someone before at least googling their name)
@viridiian on the other hand, there's plenty of anime with basically the depiction of blond or red haired blue or green eyes large breasted white girls. The glorification and the cross appropriation between the whites and the Japanese is obvious. A lot of East Asia is anti-black, and although some cultures are admittedly straight-up xenophobic across-the-board, there are plenty of places that are just anti-black but except white people.
all these men so PRESSED at news sites mentioning that kyoani valued women and intentionally made itself a place to provide them opportunities.
these types would've been the same guys years ago who raged at free existing, crying that "fujoshit" was ruining the industry (a lot of them still do)
‼️KyoAni sells high-res digital images online for 216yen each. ‼️
The money directly goes to kyoani, since it's downloadable picture, they dont need to spend time ship real stuff out. ‼️It's a great way to directly support them financially.‼️ https://kyoani.shop-pro.jp
fic on pixiv, nsfw mention
I'm seeing a recent(?) trend of pixiv fanfic authors putting "ero is fantasy" disclaimers for unrealistic sex scenes. did jp fans go through their own drama of ppl shitting on eachother for writing anatomically incorrect porn fics. i still vaguely remember wank about that during the LJ days
kakuriyo no yadomeshi anime
Finished. I should read the actual light novel volumes sometime but I remember manga!Aoi being more assertive at the beginning than how she was portrayed in the anime.
There are moments where characters are noticeably off model (and not for sakuga quality cuts so i'm guessing staff were struggling) but considering how bad animators have it and we have an example airing this season showing what a trainwreck is truly like, it's not a big deal.
ensemble stars, anzu drama
I actually had no idea about the sizable amount of players who actively hate Anzu - thought people just ignored her character if they wanted to self insert or ship the boys together. But I'm reading here and there that Happy Elements started catering more to those people and reduced her presence in the game as time went on. So we get the end result of crazy fangirls posting hate and passive aggressiveness about her voice actor because they hate the character. (sigh)
The oldie super veterans always talk about how the youngsters don't have enough life experience and always give generic performances by the books, but I wonder how much that counts now when standout roles are even harder to come by compared to the old days and when you take into account most of the big names in the wakate crowd nowadays are exactly the ones who started early