Posted on November 7, 2012 AT 06:38pm
I’m going to start this off with the statement here: Anime is great, it’s a fantastic style of art and a great form of entertainment. That being said, some of you fans need to perhaps re-evaluate your “everything”.
Why am I, the Noobwriter who’s supposed to be working on music news/reviews, talking about anime fans? The fact is, I’d like to say that I am one, but a lot of you are making it hard on me.
For example, just recently Kotaku posted an article on how a lot of you railed on once upon a time teen heartthrob Freddy Prinze. for calling anime “japanimation”, “japanime” and… wait for it… “cartoons”. That’s it, he just called it what it was and what it has always been. He didn’t say anything condescending or douchey about it, he just called it by it’s perfectly acceptable, but not quite as often used terms.
So why, Anime fans or Otakus, especially those of the hardcore variety, did you guys think it was such a great idea to whine about it and act as if he burned your DVD collections, stickers and plushies? If you don’t like the baggage associated with cartoon, then why not just be better? Stop being such… well… douchebags about it all. For a bunch of people that praise anime for being such a diverse medium with room for mature storytelling, you certainly don’t act like the audience it supposedly caters to. I mean, let’s be absolutely clear here: Anime is a cartoon, Japanimation/Japanime have been acceptable terms in the past and they’re still logically acceptable terms now. So, Freddie shouldn’t have had to apologise to any of the people who decided to be such mouth breathing dorks about the whole thing. If anything, you guys could do the world, and probably “otaku culture” a favor by apologising yourselves. I’d even go as far as saying anime forum/group/chat mods and owners should outright ban people for this behavior, only because it’s absolutely lame.
I mean, I love Anime, I’ve been watching it since I was a young derp of 13-14, but dammit, these kids are screwing up the game for EVERYONE. It’s not just this, it’s every other boneheaded thing the overzealous fans of anime do and I used to volunteer for deviantART at one point. So I kind of know what I’m talking about… you guys can be just plain “turrible” when it gets really bad.
What do you nooblets, especially you anime nooblets, think of it all? If you were mad about the terms “Japanime” and “Japanimation”, WHY?
Want to see the unnecessary apology? Have a look at this video below:
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