Shelter – Anime or not?

Sister Post: Anime is NOT a style or art form.

Is Shelter by Porter Robinson an anime? That is a debate now popping up after the short music video was worked on by A-1 Pictures and Half H.P Studio.  The creator isn’t Japanese but the rest of the staff that worked on it sure as hell is. So is it an anime? As someone with +500 under my belt and over a decade of anime obsession, I can say with no doubt that YES, it is an anime.  And before you complain about me trying to join the idiots in redefining anime, keep in mind that I do not believe RWBY, Teen Titans, Totally Spies, etc are anime. They were all exclusively western-made creations with little to no Japanese staff.
 
If you wish to not call it anime, then let me ask you this: Do you count No Game No Life and Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi as an anime? How about the upcoming anime series, Clockwork Planet? You do? Did you know the creator and Original Character Designer for those anime is a Brazilian named Thiago Furukawa Lucas? Still not convinced? Do you know what those ANIME and Shelter have in common? They are listed on the top 3 anime encyclopedias(MyAnimeList, Anime News Network, & Anime Database). Do you see any cartoons on their database?
So if you want to argue about what is and isn’t anime, see my sister post on what anime is. But odds are, I have experience and numbers over a majority of those arguing about this crap so pardon me if I snicker at rookie anime fans trying to define anime…. 

Anime Dubs or subs: Your argument means NOTHING!

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(Artist: Jarakin)

For fuck knows how long, most English-speaking anime fans have fought over what is better or what they prefer; Japanese voices and english subtitles(subs) or English language voices dubbed over the original voices(dubs). So, which one is better? Contrary to popular belief, there is no one single answer. There are good dubs and bad dubs. There are good originals and bad originals. There are times where the dub is better than the original and visa-versa.

Now instead of making a long-winded rant about why this argument in general is fucking ignorant, I’ll just state the following: If you do not speak Japanese fluently, then your opinion on the Japanese voice acting is null and void because what sounds great in one language may sound like shit to a native or fluent speaker of the Japanese language. I didn’t realize that until I bothered to learn the Japanese language and what I thought was good acting started to sound pretty mediocre at best.

 

Sorry, but your ignorant bias for Japanese actors and against english actors is fucking ridiculous so spare everybody your bullshit because nobody that understands Japanese wants to see it.

How to date a Yandere

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(Artist: Marugoshi Teppei)

(Original post from: MegaTokyo)

When obsession wins over love and you’ve got yourself an immensely affectionate stalker instead of a girlfriend, you have a yandere on your hands. These are the kind of girls that break into your house while you’re away, hide under your bed while you’re at home, schlick directly under you while you sleep, come out when you’re gone again, schlick again in your bed while licking and humping your pillows, and then proceed to check your messages to see if you’re involved with another girl. They usually don’t have any kind of higher ideal or ethical policy; they sometimes don’t even view themselves as people so much as an entity made out of the impulse or desire to be with their man. A yandere is awesome because it’s outwardly impossible to tell that the girl is completely insane; she has just enough presence of mind left over to maintain a convincing facade, and God help everyone around her if she decides to drop it. If you don’t react well, things could get messy, so in the off chance you don’t want to enjoy the fruits of your yandere’s darker exploits, here are several things you need to take into account.

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