I’ve lived in Japan for awhile now. And although I often go to game centers (To play WMMT4), I find absolutely NO appeal whatsoever to the crane games.
I see my friends, and they all drop 100 yen coins like they’re skittles into these machines. It can cost quite literally, 1500-2000 yen for one of those little action figure things, depending on how lucky you are, that I can buy for 400 yen in a store somewhere else.
Not only is it a waste of money, but it’s a waste of time, and the cute little Japanese girls monitoring the game center will be the first ones to tell you behind closed doors that the crane games are geared to lose (I should know, as I slept with a game center employee awhile back).I’ve watched my friends go in and out and spend 5000 yen or more on these dumb things. And all they walk out with is a pillow, and a couple small action figures. Maybe it’s just Japanese culture or something, but I don’t get it.
My current girlfriend doesn’t like to even go to game centers, let alone play crane games.
At least with her I feel like I’m dating a grown up.
To all those who compare kyary with lady gaga &co- the whole concept of kawaii, which kyary represents differes a lot from western pop culture. Lady Gag in fact is the typical western, oversexed, semipornographic, shapeless, aimless, accumulation of “breaches of taboo”.
The japan concept and discourse of kawaii is a real ideal of beauty, that can stand alone for itself without the permanet, vulgar presentation of ones genitals. In fact this is true erotic.
Boycotts are busywork and nonsense, but what can’t continue, won’t. If otaku had actual families and businesses and obligations, then they wouldn’t have as much surplus wealth which could be wasted on nonessential nonsense like figurines and BDs and so on.
Anime thrives in the penumbra between societal despair and disposable income.
On average, otaku are like homosexuals - they seem richer than they are, because their lack of a future leaves them with an unusual ratio of expenses to disposable income.
Now I know #TV-Nihon take a lot of flack for leaving too much Japanese in our translations, but remember that this is just another tool in the translator bag and a translation can only be better for having more options.For me, it’s very important that translations evoke a certain feeling or reaction. I don’t always accomplish that since I make bad decisions or mess up. Y’know, being human is accepting that you’re going to make mistakes or that there’ll be consequences to your decisions that you don’t foresee. But if you guys are still here, then you must have faith in us as translators, so I’ll have faith in you guys to trust our decisions when we explain them.
So here’s why I don’t like “Space is awesome.” It’s basically dumb as a catchphrase. It’s not unique; I’m sure the Video Games is Awesome people have the “X is Awesome” thing covered.Thus, it’s not very memorable. And it’s not a catchphrase in that it doesn’t work in any other situation that it appears. If we kept the translation consistent, we would have things like “Meteor is awesome!” (True) or “Oosugi is awesome!” (False). The fact that Kitaaa has the dual meaning of “to arrive” and “is awesome” probably meant that we should have left it in Japanese in the first place.
The original reason that I didn’t leave it in Japanese is because Uchuu doesn’t sound cool. It’s weird looking and just isn’t a very fun word.
Translations should be fun. And Kitaaa is fun.It’s fun to say (especially when it’s done elatedly) and it works with the extra a’s. “Space Kitaaaa!!!” “Cancer Kitaaaa…” that works for me and fits with Gentarou and Yuuki’s personalities. I know it’s a mid-series change and I know that people don’t like change, but I’m hoping this works for you too.
little girls use boku to sound cute. I think, coming from higurashi where Rika was using boku all the time
Im saying these two things just to be honest.
First off, if the people behind Mega were shady, the people behind Crunchy are equally as shady.
Second, and this is a matter of personal opinion - you have very little if any “rights” outside the right to think for yourselfs. Besides that - the Mainstream NEEDS a God or “Providence” or “Creator Spirit” in order to stay alive just one more day because if it didnt the majority of the world would become austistc - not better as many Atheists would say.
The Mainstream is so infirm and drugged up (Not Only just The Pharma and the illegal drugs as well, but if Time Magazine is to believed, rasing a kid is just as addctive as cocaine) that as soon as something threatens there world view that makes sense to those who are living honest lives not in the mainstream - the Mainstream will call it evil, always.Thats why people go to Church/Mosque/Temple - why Tim Tebow can get so many fans over Cam Newton even though the latter is a better player - because they dont want to go crazy once they see how life really is and how the goverment has screw them over so many times and unlike other times where people could start again and migrate to other nations (and then become just as bad as the people they left behind) there is no where to go.
Beserk Chapter 83. There is a reason why it never was published in the states,. I pretty much here stated why.
Why does it work over there? It’s gouging! We anime fans are not the top 1%! There’s no valid reason to make anyone pay so much for a single disc of any TV show!
No wonder we need to go back to the good deed that was imperialism. If the elevens can’t do business the correct American way, they need to be shown how to through conquest.I should have been born a century earlier, because the fact that we’re not knee-deep in Eurasian countries sickens me.
I think people are confusing and conflating two different and distinct genres. “Magical Girl” is meant to be like Card Captor Sakura, Sailor Moon, etc and all aimed at girls who just happen to have a vaguely interested periphery demographic in young adult males.
What Nanoha did was to codify a new subgenre of Magical Girl, ie “Magical Girl Warrior”where it is about exploiting the whole Bad rear end Waif Joss Whedon thing where you have it aimed at males, having emphasis on fight scenes, responsible and intelligent use of powers and a general lack of that annoying angst when what the audience wants is mental maturity to go with their powers and responsibility (and in a pinch, an exploration of the consequences when they don’t such as in Madoka Magica and its deconstruction).
I wouldn’t call or consider it a paradigm shift any more than Moore’s Dark Knight shifted Superhero comics into the dark and gritty and grey deconstruction binge for a few years; it’s a an inherent part of the industry, it’s a cyclical rotation of how they play with the primary backbone tropes of the genre in question. Sure Madoka did something awesome, and it will have its effect on the industry for a while, but we’ll see it shift again probably in a year or two when people get tired of things being overly grimdark (assuming that’s the industry direction).