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Posted 12/1/17 , edited 12/1/17
Someone didn't like loli in Kobayashi so she ragged on anime en masse:

https://kotaku.com/come-on-anime-1820848313

For me it was a really eye-roll-inducing read.

The article title itself is dumb, and probably purposefully dumb to bait clicking.

Ok, so I clicked the article. Congrats, mission accomplished... Double mission accomplished by me sending even more people to the article.

However, the author missed ONE THING which I had to point out to her-

The anime titles she talked about almost all air in a wee-hours, middle-of-the-night time slot in Japan.

Take a lucky guess as to the target audience.

I reminded her of that in a reply, and suggested that she avoid these wee-hour Japan time slot shows.

Guess what? The reply message was never approved.

Hm, I wonder why? I reminded her in a POLITE WAY................


The truth is kinda inconvenient sometimes, isn't it? Such as the inconvenient truth that you can't just blame the whole anime industry when you're watching titles that air in a SPECIFIC Japanese time slot. If you can't be arsed to do the research beforehand to just avoid those shows, then it's not the fault of the Japanese animation industry... It's either YOU, or the overseas outlets that don't make distinctions. In any case, blaming the Japanese anime industry in this case is barking up the wrong tree.
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Posted 12/1/17 , edited 12/1/17
Meh, Kotaku has always been garbage so I'm hardly surprised.
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Posted 12/1/17 , edited 12/1/17
Whatever. His or her opinion. To be fair, Richard Eisbein's praise of Sword Art Online relied on pretty poor reasoning and empty praise.

In regards to the article, I could see the "disturbance". Some anime would have been perfectly fine without the fan service element in general. Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is a pretty clear cut example. The point may have been that fan service elements are too ubiquitous. For example, Classroom of the Elite may have wanted to have a point, but it is dragged down by gratuitous fan service and lascivious camera angles. Shows that are basically soft core pornography do not bother me as much, since they clearly have their intent. It is when anime, especially legitimately great anime, have such elements that detracts from the show, often contrasting atmospheres and plot heavy moments.

Or basically, "I don't want tits in with a serious message".

I do agree that when it is present, it is detrimental. As to its prevalence? Hard to say.
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Posted 12/1/17 , edited 12/1/17
Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one and they all stink.
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Posted 12/1/17 , edited 12/2/17
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Posted 12/1/17 , edited 12/2/17
*shrugs*

It has all been said before, it will all be said again.
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Posted 12/1/17 , edited 12/2/17
Did kotaku crash? I can't click through.
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Posted 12/1/17 , edited 12/1/17
The anime community is shit. And so are like 99% of the "reporters, vloggers, and columnists"

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Posted 12/1/17 , edited 12/2/17
I saw that, Yamstarch.

1,000 replies already.

She has a point, but Kanna isn't the poster for it. It has its problems (Quetzalcoatl) but the "actually 700 years old" dragon acts like the child she is. (Her human friend may be a bit advanced--I don't remember what grade they were in--but not by much.)

Probably more common is the "actually 16 years old" high school girl that everyone thinks is younger.
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MadeDragon wrote:

I saw that, Yamstarch.





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nanikore2 wrote:

Someone didn't like loli in Kobayashi so she ragged on anime en masse:

https://kotaku.com/come-on-anime-1820848313

For me it was a really eye-roll-inducing read.

The article title itself is dumb, and probably purposefully dumb to bait clicking.
That type of article is typical for Kotaku and there is a reason that they now display their staff comments by default. Shitting on an entire medium because you dislike an element in a few shows is a stupid thing to do but it is not surprising since she has also written several articles against fanservice as well.



MadeDragon wrote:

She has a point, but Kanna isn't the poster for it.
That she can only listed a few shows from 2017 indicates that she was picking some recent anime shows that she remembered and there are much better examples of it.
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Posted 12/2/17 , edited 12/3/17

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Meh, Kotaku has always been garbage so I'm hardly surprised.


Kotaku and Polygon are both trash.
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Posted 12/2/17 , edited 12/3/17

HOOfan_1 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Meh, Kotaku has always been garbage so I'm hardly surprised.


Kotaku and Polygon are both trash.


Whats wrong with polygon?
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octorockandroll wrote:


HOOfan_1 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Meh, Kotaku has always been garbage so I'm hardly surprised.


Kotaku and Polygon are both trash.


Whats wrong with polygon?


the same thing that's wrong with Kotaku. Writers who like to stir up controversy, lie and sick their torch and pitchfork brigade on people they disagree with.
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Posted 12/3/17 , edited 12/3/17
Kotaku has 'otaku' in the name, shouldn't they be singing the praises of lolis?
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