Posts Tagged ‘rant’

Piracy Wars: AstroNerdBoy, Viz Media, TV Tokyo, and the DMCA

On December 27, 2006, I decided to delve into the world of blogging about anime, manga, and things Japanese. Prior to that, I wrote reviews (and still contribute on occasion) to Community Anime Reviews, starting in 2002. In all that time, my only real concerns about bothering publishers & distributors were my Negima! spoiler images

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Shocking News: Japanese Idols’ Job is Making Male Fantasies

It has been a while since I did a post that some will see as controversial. I figure I’ll be in the minority on this one. (Can I blame my time living in Japan and coming to understand the culture and mindset? ^_~ ) Nevertheless, a recent incident involving AKB48 idol member MINEGISHI Minami and

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Hayate the Combat Butler: Illustrating Failure of U.S. Anime/Manga System

I’ve been an anime fan for a few years now, going back to 2002, and a manga fan for nearly as long, going to 2003.  As such, I know how the Japanese anime, manga, and light novel markets work to an extent. Depending on the series, an anime adaptation of a light novel or manga

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Dark Horse: Teasing You With With Manga Release Schedules We Have No Intentions of Keeping

Dark Horse: Teasing You With With Manga Release Schedules We Have No Intentions of Keeping What I’m about to write is probably the most difficult thing I’ve written when it comes to my opinion.  That said, recent events have compelled me to get up on the old soap box, grab the megaphone, and then preach

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Piracy Wars: Fractale — Defeat Piracy By Removing Legal Streaming!

Piracy Wars: Fractale — Defeat Piracy By Removing Legal Streaming! Fractale.  I’d heard of this anime but to be honest, I just wasn’t that gripped by what I read and since I already have a ton of anime I need to watch, I gave this new show for the Winter 2011 season a pass.  However,

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Great, Another Japanese Honorifics Debate

You know, I’m really getting sick of this. Here it is the year 2010 and thanks to MX Media announcing yesterday that they will stop leaving honorifics in official subtitles, now the “Japanese honorifics debate” over the retention of Japanese honorifics in subtitles roars across the Internet again. One would think we are stuck in

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Piracy Wars: The Customer is Wrong! (or "How Dare You Want Something Other Than What We Graciously Give You?")

Piracy Wars: The Customer is Wrong! (or “How Dare You Want Something Other Than What We Graciously Give You?”) Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. –George Santayana This quote has been on my mind of late. It seems that folks in the anime and manga business cannot remember the failures

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“Negima!?” is NOT “Season 2”

“Negima!?” is NOT “Season 2” With the announcement that the first part of Negima!? will finally be released on DVD this December, FUNimation has officially stepped up its campaign to call Negima!? a second season of Negima!. It is not and I’m left to wonder why FUNimation is trying to call it so. The Negima!

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