An Open Letter to Funimation

Dear Funimation,

I’m concerned.

I’m concerned because it appears that Funimation dubbing staff have been permitted to “run wild,” so-to-speak with regards to the scripts in some of Funimation’s broadcast dubs. The fact that this has happened no less than three times in the past two years is alarming to me.

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Disgusting Fandom Hostility

Icon-Anime Icon-MOEIt sickens me how some anime fans treat each other. Whether it’s moé fans hating on fujoshi, people childishly retaliating against moé fans on behalf of fujoshi, or just the general, everyday disdain for moé fans from the Western fanbase, we have the capacity to be remarkably hostile to one another, and it’s doing damage to our community.

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Anime Review: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin I – Blue-Eyed Casval

A story with good worldbuilding leaves the viewer wanting more. When the characters and the setting have a compelling backstory, the viewer will have a craving to see that backstory, rather than just hearing about it. Universal Century Gundam has not only accomplishes this, but delivers on that desire for more.

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Why Yandere Girls Are the Best

This article is presented as a sample of what will be published in the first issue of NYAAN – The Magazine. You can read the full article in the magazine!

Kotonoha Katsura 3People call me crazy when I talk about yandere girls. I’ve gotten quite used to having to explain why they appeal to me so much.

They really are amazing.

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The Pitfalls of Politics in Criticism

I’m acquainted with several gamers and anime fans who’ve described themselves as “apolitical,” which I’ve taken to mean less that they don’t have an opinion on political issues, and more that they simply don’t wish to discuss politics. Honestly, I don’t blame them, especially when it comes to politics in the anime and games they consume.

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Why We Must Share The Things We Love

Icon-AnimeIcon-MOENot long ago, I saw a post questioning why people feel the need to share with others their pornographic preferences. While there’s certainly something to be said about keeping sexual preferences private simply due to their nature, there are many people in the anime fandom who are quite open about the kinds of fanservice, character designs, and even hentai they enjoy, and further, are eager to share that with others.

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How To End a Conversation

Icon-AnimeIcon-GamingMany will stand up and proclaim that declaring a work of art sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. is a valid criticism of the work, and they’re correct.

Barely.

These are criticisms that, though appearing insightful and reasoned on the surface, have more to do with the critic’s personal inclinations, preferences, and sensibilities than with the work itself.

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What is Anime? Why Does It Matter?

A friend of mine recently directed me to a Youtube video about the use of the term “anime.” Something I’ve seen a lot is confusion over what “anime” is, and that’s somewhat perplexing to me, because, for a long time, I didn’t quite understand what the point of contention was.

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C3-bu – An Airsofter’s Perspective

While it didn’t do particularly well, Stella C3-bu really resonated with me. As an airsofter, its presentation of the sport and of Yuna’s character was particularly strong to me, and while it went largely unappreciated, it had a good story to tell and a good message to send.

This article will contain spoilers for Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division, Class C3. Hit the jump and don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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