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This is a site for anime fans, yet I just saw the massive banner advertising "Mighty No. 9". I can only assume the people choosing these ads aren't aware of it, but see here for some more details:

http://kotaku.com/mighty-no-9s-marketing-is-embarrassing-to-everyone-1778654467
http://www.pcgamer.com/mighty-no-9-trailer-promises-to-make-bad-guys-cry-like-an-anime-fan-on-prom-night/

Now, I normally don't care too much about this sort of stuff, but a marketing blunder like that reflects badly on the gaming and anime communities, and I think it's pretty insulting to be greeted with a massive banner of the very game that insulted an entertainment medium I love, and sullied another that I'm a part of (gaming).

The ad should be replaced with that of a different product. Is that an unreasonable request?
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Nope. Now you have to make the next move at some point and stop buying stuff from crunchyroll to make your point clear. Just being vocal won't get you shit most of the time.
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This's been sort of Old Stuff for a while, and it's been pretty much agreed that the problem wasn't "Persecution of Anime Fans", so much as gamers feeling painfully condescended to when companies overdo trying to adopt Red Bull-Fueled Slacker Bro-Dood-Speak to them to sell them stuff.

A problem SNL already classically parodied when cable TV tried it as a demographic sell:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/22/6-best-spoof-videos-of-the-emmy-nominated-period-drama-downton-abbey.html ("Fancy Entourage")
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I don't have a problem with crunchyroll at all. Really good service. I won't be buying Mighty no. 9 though. Not after all the dubious things that happened during funding and development of it. The trailer was sort of a final f-you to those that supported it. I don't buy the parody being an excuse. It was pretty ham fisted, so it was very obvious what they were going for. They were just not in a position to try that after the dodgy stuff they've done during development. There was no call for insult. They did it anyway. Ah well, was just curious to hear some replies, thanks!
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The phrase "trying to be cool but end up looking like a dumb ass" comes to mind...
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I don't think many people are going to be buying it anyway. This game is going to go down as a cautionary tale for future kick starters. That said bloodstained is going to be sick.
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Posted 6/22/16

pieter_sama wrote:

This is a site for anime fans, yet I just saw the massive banner advertising "Mighty No. 9". I can only assume the people choosing these ads aren't aware of it, but see here for some more details:

http://kotaku.com/mighty-no-9s-marketing-is-embarrassing-to-everyone-1778654467
http://www.pcgamer.com/mighty-no-9-trailer-promises-to-make-bad-guys-cry-like-an-anime-fan-on-prom-night/

Now, I normally don't care too much about this sort of stuff, but a marketing blunder like that reflects badly on the gaming and anime communities, and I think it's pretty insulting to be greeted with a massive banner of the very game that insulted an entertainment medium I love, and sullied another that I'm a part of (gaming).

The ad should be replaced with that of a different product. Is that an unreasonable request?


Seems like a pretty unreasonable to me, yeah.

Already familiar with the ad that ticked everyone off. I laughed at it then cringed because I realized the reaction it would get. The ad was stupid, horribly dated but also harmless. The only people who would believe it reflected reality are either too far gone to save, or so naive they need to be sheltered from a lot worse than silly stereotypes. So it mostly comes down to people looking for an excuse to be butthurt and oblivious ad execs giving them that excuse.

Unless of course it was intentional self-sabotage, since if the game does poorly they can try to blame any controversy the add generated for poor sales, regardless of the actual facts. In which case, you would be playing exactly into their hands.
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Posted 6/22/16
I don't care if it insults anime fans and I did in fact cry on prom night.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I don't care if it insults anime fans and I did in fact cry on prom night.


Hard not to when those fake nails start to dig in.
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Kavalion wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I don't care if it insults anime fans and I did in fact cry on prom night.


Hard not to when those fake nails start to dig in.


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But guys, you can have combos! Combos for breakfast!!!

(Goes to sob in a corner)

It was supposed to be good...

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OH THE IRONY,
ON HOW THIS SITE
ADVERTISED IT
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Posted 6/22/16
And I still don't care.
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I could care less about what they say about anime fans.
That commercial was terrible and cheesy
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