Anime, daily life and randomness

Quick update

@animucharts on twitter just released a Fall 2012 chart. I don’t wanna wait till tomorrow in case I forget about it. There are actually plenty of other chart makers out there, but this is the only one I’m following. Chart below, and as usual, click for a bigger view.


After going through the chart, these are the anime which I’m probably gonna watch next season.

  • Kamisama Kiss
  • Magi
  • Hidamari Sketch Honeycomb
  • Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
  • Hayate no Gotoku
  • Sukitte Ii na yo
  • Little Busters!
  • Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne-
  • Seitokai no Ichizon S2
  • Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai
  • To Love-ru Darkness
  • Urubochi Gen anime (it has no name lol)
  • Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
  • 2 Madoka movies: Eien no Monogatari & Hajimari no Monogatari

Kamisama Kiss: Girl becomes a god, okay. Godlike powers at your will and what would you do? I’m interested to see how it goes.

Magi: Re-imagined tales from 1001 nights (a.k.a Arabian Nights). I loved that book as a kid, and I’m interested to see what it’s gonna be like.

Hidamari Sketch: Wouldn’t miss it for the world. My favourite slice of life with 6 incredibly cute girls just sitting around the house enjoying high school life. Awesome.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: If I’m correct, this title literally means “Next door monster/animal-kun”. The synopsis implies lots of romance and possible comedy. Good enough!

Hayate no Gotoku: The remake of the series, not a 3rd season. Let’s see how they’ll adapt the manga.

Sukitte Ii na yo: Gives me Maid-sama vibes, I’m gonna watch it because romance and possible comedy, once again.

Little Busters!: Adapted from a VN with an incredibly cute main heroine: Kud. It’s produced by J.C Staff, which have left most people downcast. The production house has previously disappointed fans many times and I’m not on its good side either. However, I’m still hoping that they can still pull off something like Toradora.

Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne-: Gawd wtf is with Japanese people and their anime names? I’m watching this because, again, romance and comedy. O, and possible twincest.

Seitokai no Ichizon S2: A follow up from their first season, not really looking forward to it, but I’ll watch it anyway.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai: Synopsis has romance and comedy in it, but I’m skeptical about this one.

To Love-ru Darkness: I probably shouldn’t watch this one without the BD version, but I’m hoping that it’ll be like Highschool DxD or Dakara Boku wa H ga Dekinai and have uncensored straight off the TV airing. The manga has been known to push fanservice to its limits, definitely looking forward to it (unless it’s all censored)

Urubochi Gen anime: It really does have no name, but I’m probably gonna watch it. The only thing that would make me not watch it is gore and extreme amounts of violence. It’ll also probably be done by SHAFT, though I’m not quite sure.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo: Another romance comedy in the season, but has an interesting twist to it. From the display picture it looks like 2 girls, but yet the synopsis says there’s a guy. I love traps.

Madoka movies: Probably won’t get them during the season, but heck, I’ll just put it in the list.

Now let’s all clasp our hands and pray that the newly passed law in Japan don’t screw up the BD/DVD uploads and that we’ll still get our BD/DVD stuff. It’s not like I don’t wanna pay for them, it’s just that they don’t even ship it to Singapore and I can’t buy it online =<

Copy pasta about the newly passed law in Japan:

Japan has long provided us with Anime shows and funny television series and we will always go online to watch it. No matter whether it is on youtube or other video hosting sites. But that soon, will eventually come to an end.

Last week, the Japanese Parliament has passed a law criminalizing  people who upload content on their computer without the copyright holder permission. Which means this could be a big problem for people outside Japan waiting for the latest episode of an anime series. But let’s take a look at a bigger picture here.

What these people at the Parliament don’t realize is that they are killing their own economy. The thing is very simple, if you cut off the supply of anime online this means that nobody will watch latest anime series. If nobody watch, then nobody would buy figurines and anime merchandise from that anime series anymore. This means that figurine and anime merchandise companies would lose quite a lot of money because they have lost almost all of their overseas customer.

Losing overseas customer could be dangerous for these companies especially when the economy of Japan is weak and they are already in the recession since the 90′s. Their base of operation are huge, cater to overseas customer and local customer too. But without overseas customer, this means that their base of operation will shrink and there will be a huge loss of  jobs. Which only worsen the economy because unemployment rate will go higher.

There will also be a loss of culture influence, Japan are also well known to the rest of the world for anime. Without anime series online, the cultural impact of anime will start to weaken. It is almost like Japan shutting itself from the rest of the world.

So what’s the big deal? There must be some other way to get around right? Well, there is. You could find out the latest upcoming anime series and buy a copy of the DVD from Japan to watch it. But the problem is would anyone buy? Some Otakus don’t have the money to buy both figurines and anime DVD or Blu-ray. They can only do one. The another problem would be some anime titles that have a lot of ecchi scene like “Queen blade” or “Yosuga no Sora”  will have problem entering your country due to censorship and laws that forbids procession of such DVDs.

So how about asking local or cable TV to broadcast anime in your country? As far as I am concern, it is almost impossible. There are some anime series that could be broadcast overseas. But with the amount of ecchi and obscene stuff shown in the anime nowadays, you will never get approval by your government. Especially in the conservative society like Asia and the Middle East. Even countries like America or Europe also find some of the anime series disturbing because all the character are child like and are doing obscene stuff which people will criticize as virtual child porno.

How about online service that allows you to pay and watch anime? Well, this probably the best option so far. But with everyone mindset of finding it “free” on the internet. This could be quite a problem for those who love to download anime series.

The people in the Parliament should have seen this coming, they should have know that they will only cause more problem to their economy. The bill has passed and the law will go into full effect on October. So keep your finger cross guys. Let’s just hope those uploaders in japan are willing to take the risk and upload online for all of us.

Source (Warning: Contains NSFW posts, proceed with caution.)

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  1. Reblogged this on Just my guilty pleasure reblog..

    8 August 2012 at 1:17 am

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