Ages ago I released a post talking about how anime is the worst thing ever created, giving ten reasons why. Well that post went low level semi-viral and I have some comments to reply too! You really need to read the original to understand this so I will link it here. There are also about three comments which I had to block because the person who wrote them has a link to their blog which is an automatic download which is probably a virus so I removed it to stop people clicking on it, I like the comment but I care about safety more than anything.
Alright you’ve read the original? Please read the original, you will hate me if you’ve not read the original because you won’t understand what’s going on, what I’m saying, why I’m contradicting everything I agree with already or you will just hate the opinions I express.
So let’s get into the comments, starting with the ones where I didn’t have to block everything.
Our first comment is from Anonymous and it says:
“You are same level of trash like those weebos that would suck all the anime.
Idk were you seen Miyazaki saind he hate anime. Probably you toke his words out of context.
About racism – there aren’t many blacks in Japan, you know? To who they will sell their “all black” anime? And why should Japan care for black peoples anyway? Blacks have all the freedom to make own content, and aren’t required to include whites or asians.About misogony – since you already mentioned Miyazaki, you should at least read the summary of his anime plots. Female protagonists. There are many animes aimed for girls, and ussually the MC there is female. There are many misandrist animes as well. Were is seen completely normal and moral for female cast to hit and behave ill with man. The fact you miss that point makes you misandrist too. Pedo and rape anime are fact, but they do not define the industry. And i think u have very wrong idea what borders to rape. Female character there aren’t real, so what of their bodies is shown to audience doesn’t make it rape. And for anime is not real – if that so – about what you talked in your whole shit article? Can already indetify you as bitter radical liberal, that hate everything, not just anime.”
A lot to get into here, let’s take it sentence by sentence. Also we’ll be fair and ignore the grammar mistakes.
“You are same level of trash like those weebos that would suck all the anime.” – We start with a biting personal insult which offends me so much. Also I didn’t know weaboos sucked anime.
“Idk were you seen Miyazaki saind he hate anime. Probably you toke his words out of context.” – Saying you “probably took it out of context” means absolutely nothing since you have no clue what you’re on about. You cannot dismiss something as probably fake if you’ve never seen the context in the first place.
“About racism – there aren’t many blacks in Japan, you know? To who they will sell their “all black” anime? And why should Japan care for black peoples anyway? Blacks have all the freedom to make own content, and aren’t required to include whites or asians.” – Ok so we have two contradictions here, how can black people make their own anime if there aren’t many blacks in Japan? Also I think at the time I was thinking about black and white people only, I guess there’s now a new colour for Asians now that I didn’t realise. Asians don’t get any representation in anime either, everyone is white so the point still stands.
“And why should Japan care about black peoples anyway?” – Maybe because they take up a huge part of the global population, you know, maybe.
“About misogony – since you already mentioned Miyazaki, you should at least read the summary of his anime plots. Female protagonists. There are many animes aimed for girls, and ussually the MC there is female. There are many misandrist animes as well. Were is seen completely normal and moral for female cast to hit and behave ill with man. The fact you miss that point makes you misandrist too.” –Trust the guy who thinks anime is a mistake to be the only person to change the trends, good job for bringing the worst example possible, the anime guy who disagrees with everyone else! What are these misandrist anime’s (misandrist means misogynist but for guys) then?
I’m having difficulty understanding the next part. So there are anime’s against men (which isn’t a good thing to praise by the way) if the anime thinks it’s normal to hit on and behave ill with man? I don’t understand how that’s against men; if anything it’s putting men in the better role. Are you trying to say that women can’t hit on men? That’s pretty misogynist if you ask me, let them do what they like as long as they’re not hurting anyone! So now I’m a person who hates men, despite being a man, just because I missed something, well that’s just great!
“Pedo and rape anime are fact, but they do not define the industry. And i think u have very wrong idea what borders to rape. Female character there aren’t real, so what of their bodies is shown to audience doesn’t make it rape.” – It’s true that not all anime are rape but depicting it is still disgusting, oh and it’s rape it’s rape, fictional rape but it’s still happening, it’s terrible.
“And for anime is not real – if that so – about what you talked in your whole shit article? Can already indetify you as bitter radical liberal, that hate everything, not just anime.” – Congratulations for being the most pedantic person out there, you know that’s not what I meant. Also I have no political views and don’t even know what a liberal is because I’m from the UK. You’re the one who sounds bitter to me though.
Alright after that lovely comment let’s move on to the next one, maybe someone will agree with me!
Here is a nice comment from Bonsai
“I agree with everything you wrote here. I am especially against the treatment of women and young girls (and boys). Regardless of what weebos/fans think, anime/manga generally has a tendency to normalize the objectification of “women” (looking like girls) and the idolization of girls generally. While this may seem like “no problem” as we have much clearer boundaries (under 18 no no) here in the US— this is not the case in Japan and has not been for some time. My life closely reflected the kawaii trends of the early eighties when I first lived in Japan in that I tried to behave a certain way in order to seem younger to please my Japanese husband. He told me that little girls were “far cuter” than women and naturally practically all men were attracted to them but that it was just fantasy art. Yeah. Well he is in prison now 11 years for taking his fantasy into reality.”
That is awful; this is what happens when anime gets out of hand. Anime can do some terrible things. It’s difficult to justify the terrible aspects of pedo and rape anime after hearing a story like this.
Here is the next comment from fajarmagsyar who isn’t very happy with me.
“anime is not real, so why are you wasting your time wrote this thing? why dont you take other “real” thing for your shitpost? yes their production sucks i hate it, but for rape and things you just put it out of context, watch the WHOLE anime, not just the scene that you think is a “rape”, just like those Miyazaki’s quote you got there, he never said something like that, and about the mc just male? what are talking about, theres PLENTY of anime with female mc. i mean you said anime is not real, why would you even bother to stop anime fans from wasting their times for those “not real” thing that you said, and calling all of them stupid and weaboos, dont you have better things to do? dont you have life? unlike us?”
So there are a few repeated things here that I will avoid talking about. I don’t think you need too much context to tell that a lot of anime is rape. In shows like Netsuzo Trap and Skirt was Kedamono (you know the one) the girl says “no” and the guy continues, if that’s not rape to you then you don’t know the definition of rape. It doesn’t matter if she ends up liking it later, the fact that it even happens where she turns out to like it is horrible as well.
The rest is just personal butt hurt insults. I understand experiencing dislike when someone tells you something you like sucks but this is pretty extreme honestly, it’s kind of sad in a way.
Then there was a follow up comment from the same guy:
“ps : oh and about the ads, you got virus just becuase an ads? whaaa- no offense, but you just straight up dumb, and they are ads, FKEN ADS, most of ads in internet is a scam, and not only in anime free site, its everywhere” – I gave you a way to dig yourself out of the mess your mind was in with this statement but you didn’t get it, oh well. I might need to change that because it definitely happened after I downloaded several episodes, I think.
The next one comes from a guy who has a virus as his blog page, I don’t want to shout him out.
“Oh dear god the pointlessness.
Reason 1: It’s getting Better
Reason 2: Making good anime doesn’t mean your a good person. That’s essentially my opionion on Hayow Mizaki
Reason 3:Now your decending into hypocrisy. Calling an entire fanbase bad becuase of like 20 or 30 people is wrong.
Reason 4:The racism is caused by an innocence. While that’s a legit point, it has more to do with Japanese culture. Whose the racist one here You or Anime.
Reason 5: Eh, It’s getting better.
Reason 6: Okay Pedo’s exist. But they do in america too. Japan is a different culture than the west.
Reason 7: Wow. You’re going for that explanation. There are other religions than Christianity you know. You’re calling anime satanic. What are you Jenny Parker
Reason 8: Anime is the Japanese word for cartoon. So technically Bible Man is considered an anime in Japan. How’s that for Loophole Abuse.
Reason 9: Eh, legit pont. But that’s two anime. THe clicke trope of Thanks for the Mammary is pretty wrong. Congrats You made 1 good point.
Reason 10: A website does not make a subject evil.
I’m guessing you’re a troll or a closet fan.”
The person got the list In reverse order but I was capable enough to work it out. So the answer to “the anime industry sucks” is that it’s getting better? It’s not getting better nearly fast enough and just because it’s improving doesn’t mean that it hasn’t stopped sucking. Still if anime is going to continue having the industry be “getting better” is better than nothing.
Reason 2 – good to know the creator of anime is a bad person!
Reason 3 – Oh if it were just 20-30 people, if only, I wouldn’t have as much to complain about!
Reason 4 – “Whose the racist one here You or Anime?” um anime, if racist ideals are embedded in Japanese culture then Anime is definitely the racists.
Reason 5 – Oh no this is not getting better, there are more fan service anime than ever. Go back to the old 90’s and 80’s show to compare the percentage of shows like this.
Reason 6 – Yeah Japan is a different culture, which makes anime a lot worse as a consequence. Just because Japan has a different culture doesn’t mean you can justify their paedophilic tendencies, it’s still disgusting.
Reason 7 – I don’t know who Jenny Parker is but she sounds alright if she doesn’t like anime. Also you clearly don’t know what Satanism is.
Reason 8 –You’ve just proved my point further, anime isn’t real.
Reason 9 – I don’t know what “THe clicke trope of Thanks for the Mammary” is but you seemed to think the point was good and correct so I won’t argue with it.
Reason 10 – “A website does not make a subject evil” Sure but I think the millions of people supporting the site says a lot about the fans who passively let this terrible business gimmick go unnoticed.
“I’m guessing you’re a troll or a closet fan.” – How about both?
The guy had two more comments but I couldn’t find them. I don’t think they were very big though anyway.
Also look who made it to the front page when you google “anime sucks”, that’s right, it’s me!