(Artist: Mizu Asato)
Once again, the liberal media is up in arms over something else! This time, it’s the new X-Men’s poster showing some dude grabbing some chick by the neck. The liberal media is crying “VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!” Oh surprise-surprise, a series that depicts nothing but violence has a poster depicting violence. OH THE FUCK WOULD OF EXPECTED IT! This is another clear example of people being way too sensitive over something that doesn’t matter one bit. I’m not saying violence against women doesn’t matter, I’m saying that what is depicted in FICTION doesn’t matter.
If you do not like it, do not watch it. The woman depicted in the poster in question was fine with it(apparently), and that is all that matters. It wasn’t you being grabbed, the poster hasn’t resulted in women everywhere getting the living shit beat out of them by men, so what is the issue? Other than the fact that the people complaining are over-sensitive pussies that think too much? Nothing! I hate to point out the obvious but NO ACTUAL WOMEN ARE HURT DURING THE FILMING OF [insert name here]! I am starting to think we need to put that in the opening credits of every form of entertainment that involves women, in the same way that we use to do in films involving animals.
And why in the goddamn hell are some people saying the X-Men’s ad “promotes violence against women”? What drugs are you people on? Talk about a massive exaggeration. Apparently, the entertainment industry is no longer allowed to depict violence if a woman is involved unless the woman is the one inflicting the violence. The issue of liberals whining about fictional violence against fictional women isn’t new, not by a long shot. I’ve seen pieces written as far back as the 1970’s where people are complaining about this non-issue.
It is time for people to stop trying to make mountains out of mole hills and grow a goddamn backbone, or if that is too much for your whiny ass to do, make your own shit and depict women in a dominating manner….oh wait…there are already many movies and TV shows depicting that and the outrage about that has been almost non-existent.
Every few months, someone from within the anime industry will complain about today’s anime and it is almost always someone whose glory days have long since passed. Well, I’m here to explain how things are instead of how things should be so listen(read) up because I have a LOT to say…
The biggest complainer from within the anime industry is world famous anime industry legend, Hayao Miyazaki. Every now and then, Miyazaki will say something to put down the current anime industry but he said something that really needs addressing. In 2014, he said the biggest problem with the anime industry is that it is full of otaku and that “If you don’t spend time watching real people, you can’t do this, because you’ve never seen it.” ‘This’ is referring to the way he did his anime. Now, first off, since when is it a bad thing to have people that LOVE something work on that something? Is it better to have people that don’t care much for anime to work in the industry? That way we can see failed anime like Hato no Oyome-san by Kiminori Tagami, Mars of Destruction by Satou Yoshiteru or Pupa by Mogi Sayaka?
And about this “If you don’t spend time watching real people, you can’t do this, because you’ve never seen it.” This is coming from the guy that hasn’t made a SINGLE anime that could even be remotely considered “realistic”? This coming from a guy that makes anime that come off more as a drug-induced hallucination than a serious anime with a plot? An overwhelming majority of the anime made my Miyazaki are primarily aimed at families and children, so forgive me if I don’t exactly bow down and kiss the ground he walks on. Today’s anime market is a multi-billion dollar industry in multiple countries, the anime industry is doing just fucking fine without silly as anime like Mei to Koneko Bus, Pandane to Tamago-hime, and Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi.
Miyazaki’s complaints aren’t limited to a select few in the industry, former and some current long-time “anime fans” also have similar things to say about the current anime industry but instead of typing up every complain, I’ll sum it up in one sentence: “Anime isn’t as good as it use to be.”
BOO-FUCKING-HOO! I hate to break it to you, but nobody nowadays wants to see magical girls fighting bad guys or giant fucking robots battling. The anime industry today is focused mostly on realism, sex, and high school life. There have been more hits in the past 10-years in the anime industry than the entire 1980s and 1990s combined. Neon Genesis Evangelion, Inuyasha, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Pokemon, are all overrated repetitive garbage compared to today’s industry. The industry before the 2000s pumped out one hit anime every year or two. In today’s industry, you get 3-5 hit anime every year. Today’s industry is a LOT more diverse, in terms of genre/themes, than the industry many of us grew up in. I grew up in the 1990s but I haven’t let that keep me from moving on with the anime industry that I know and love today.
The industry isn’t exactly a 100% creative industry pumping out blockbuster series every week but I’d take today’s anime industry over the one from the 80s or 90s any day of the week, that’s for fucking sure.