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Are anime critics really relevant anymore?

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Are anime critics really relevant anymore?
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>anymore
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They were relevant before?
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They were never relevant
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>>134534118
>>134534141
>>134534149
moefags detected
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>>134534141
How would the Japanese know what to like or hate without some one telling them?
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As relevant as video game journalists
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>>134534085
i want to hug and kiss tomoko in her lips
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>>134534206
Reported
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>>134534175
You mean the Americans bringing feminism into anime

http://wrongeverytime.com/category/essay/
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>>134534085
How do you mean?
I still like to refer to them instead of a bunch of faggots screaming at each other image board from some incite into shows I might have an interest in
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>>134534216
i regret nothing
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>>134534166
Have a (you) free of charge
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>>134534234
Read the manga
http://gospel.みんな/tag/watamote/
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>>134534266
what makes you think i dont do that?
the last chapter was pure gold
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>>134534220
That's like bringing up the taste of peanut butter in a discussion about the holocaust.
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>>134534322
not if you put peanut butter in your ass and let your dog lick it
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>>134534361
what meme?
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>>134534085
>anime critics
They're almost the same breed of retard found in "gaming journalism."
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>>134534085
Are you joking? I get all my good anime from pic-related. He has yet to steer me wrong.
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>>134534384
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti6n6TXoswI
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>>134534413
Why is he such a bro?
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>>134534404
>Women are not objects for Otaku amusement
OH NOW LITTLE THEY KNOW.

On a slightly unrelated note, pic related's common route got translated you fags, now who would you go for.
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How many anime critics have killed themselves and/or their families? I can think of 2.
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>>134534361
四百二十燃やせ!! ヾ(*´・∀・)ノ (_̅_̅_̅_̅_̅м̅a̅я̅i̅j̅u̅a̅n̅a̅_̅_̅_̅ () ด้้้้้็็็็็้้้้้็็็็็้้้้้้้้็็็็็้้้้้็็็็็้้้้้้้้็็็็็้้้้้็็็็็้้้้้้้้็็็็็้้้้้็็็็็
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>>134534404
It honestly would have turned out better if they'd just thrown a few Molotovs into Kotaku HQ
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>>134534085
critics were relevent in the time that people didn't have access to the actual content you were interested in. going to the video rental store and tracking down those rare series was not worth the hassle if it wasn't to your taste. the things like youtube and trailers/clips uploaded to the net brought the actual content to the consumer without the bias of the critic

critics are now for entertainment. you watch/read/listen to them to agree or argue with them.
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>>134534404
What is inaccurate about what they say in that picture?
I'm not siding with them, as I haven't seen the show. But I'm curious.
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>>134534530
>What's wrong with getting rectalravaged over chinese cartoons?
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>>134534521
>critics are now for entertainment. you watch/read/listen to them to agree or argue with them.

This. The Plinkett reviews were legitimately informative though, it'd be cool if we had something like that for anime.
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>>134534530
they should have been more gentle with their torture. the torturer should have been more sensitive to the fact that she had human rights. i mean killing is fine, but torture... that's not right especially for women
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>>134534670
>Norma
>Human rights
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I dunno. Ideally, I wish there was an articulate and entertaining anime critic with tastes similar to this board. Someone that would do features on anime history and recurring themes, like super bunnyhop does for games.

Instead, what we're getting are "culture critics" who whine about shit nobody cares about like misogyny and violence. Outsiders who don't give a fuck about anime, but love stirring shit up for clicks
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>>134534404
You guys ever watch JesuOtaku? She was one of the early TGWTG people that reviewed anime. She was decent(for geeky TGWTG standards) but she turned into this. Now her reviews on Anime News Network are just yelling about soggy knees. Sad times.
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>>134534725
Can't be worse than Nick Creamer. Someone needs to shoot the piece of shit.
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>>134534530
If it panders to men then it's bad and you should feel ashamed for enjoying it. They keep calling the show misogynistic because it has fanservice and smut, nevermind the fact that homosexual women liked it just as much the straight male audience.
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>>134534461
Pink
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Green.
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>>134534927
>>134534461
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>>134534725
The western anime "industry" is a lot like the gaming media. It's a very small, secluded clique of people circlejerking with companies that license anime for the west. They've been pushing the "moe/ecchi is killing anime" narrative for years at places like ANN because they know that stuff turns off the "mainstream" audience. It's all about trying to repackage anime for normalfags so places like Funimation can make more money. The ultimate goal is trying to convince Japan it will be worth it to pander to a western audience again. Fortunately that is highly unlikely, at least for now.
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>>134534413
I wish the way he talks wasn't so annoying so I could actually watch his videos. He seems pretty legit otherwise.
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>>134534220
I don't like Nick Creamer's writing/critiquing style. I find it redundant and barbed.

>The first thing you need to know about Monogatari is that it's actually several shows in one. The most basic description of the show would be “Araragi Koyomi is a very unusual high schooler. He's a pervert, yes, but more importantly, he's a half-vampire, permanently bonded to a sullen vampire who once attacked his town. But even this isn't enough for Araragi; no, he apparently has to go and get himself caught up in all manner of other supernatural nonsense, as he finds himself acting as chief exorcist for a long line of spiritually troubled young girls. Over the course of many arcs, Araragi and his companions will deal with cursed monkey paws, angry snake gods, and any number of other spiritual-psychological phenomena, maybe learning a little bit about themselves along the way.” So you've got the “snarky high schooler as exorcist” hook, and you've got the base harem nature of a series of arcs dedicated to different girls. That's a fine premise for a show, but for Monogatari, that's only where it starts getting weird.
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>>134534530
If a character in a show is a pedophile, does that mean the show endorses pedophilia? If a character in a show is a murderer, does that mean the show endorses murder?

Just because a work of fiction is about misogynistic characters/plot doesn't make the work itself misogynistic.
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>>134534997
this is true

I remember they would publicly bash aria back in the day
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>>134534997
>The ultimate goal is trying to convince Japan it will be worth it to pander to a western audience again
When will Japan listen to them?
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>>134535198
When it becomes profitable.
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>>134535155
ANN gave Madoka bad reviews, then Aniplex ran ads for it and ANN pulled the reviews and replaced them with "A+" scores. There's no doubt it's run by shills.
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>>134535217
>When it becomes profitable
So never?
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They were never really relevant in the first place. Most reviewers and critics are 100% terrible by the way, either they barely watch anime but have an extreme political bias they're and they want to push an agenda orthey barely watch anime and are obnoxious fucks about whatever mainstream series they watch touting as the most epic thing ever. There are a handful of decent reviewers who have a real passion but even then there isn't much to say other than you watch the videosand find them informative/entertaining. I assume the people who want to discuss these E-celebs haven't left high school, at least not mentally
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>>134535198
Never, because most of the anime industry is fueled by otaku money. I don't know why anyone would want mainstream appeal in anime. Look what happened to comics and video games when they became "popular."
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>>134535091
He's clearly writing for word count and hooking people who are browsing. I can't see a single useful thing being said there.
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>>134534612
They're butthurt about a character literally being butthurt.
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>>134535291
Yes, the less mainstream faggots that like anime the better. Luckily Japan does not give a fuck about its non-japanese audience. With the exception of a few studios, Trigger, Madhouse, ..I think thats it. And Trigger still makes ridiculous, violent, sexual stuff anyways.
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>>134535308
wew
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>>134535092
If a character in a show was a a pedophile, and the show included lots of lovingly detailed shots of little kids getting sexually abused, then yeah, the show seems to be endorsing pedophilia.
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>>134535291
I'm too much of a casual at both of those to know, but I like anime the way it is.
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>Anime reviewers are as irrelevant as videogame reviewers
I hate to be this guy but videogame reviewers are not irrelevant and in fact, at least in the west, have the industry by the balls. It says something when Japanese companies would rather not release things here because they will have to be censored until it's unrecognizable or they will have to deal with SJW's endless bitching.

Anime reviewers are totally irrelevant though, I can agree that much. I just hope nothing happens during the goddammed Olympics to ruin everything .
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early internet reviewers/bloggers were only of any relevance. Around the time when you had to know people or spend hours downloading a series.
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>>134535291
B-But if they started pandering to the west I'm sure they would make 100000000 times more money than if they pandered just to the otaku moefags who are the cancer killing the industry!
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>>134535337
I don't think Madhouse gives a fuck about the Western audience, actually. I think they just make whatever they feel like or are approached with and try to keep some semblance of a profit margin.
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>>134535375
Video games are fucked because their audience is full of retards. Kotaku and Polygon are two of the most visited websites on the internet. Anyone that can spend more than 10 seconds at those places is mentally defective, and those are the people buying games. The two most popular games right now are Undertale, a pixelshit hipster faggot game, and the censored and memed-up localization of Xenoblade X. That trash isn't even worth pirating but plebs buy it up anyway.

SJWs aren't helping, but gamers can only blame themselves for fucking up video games.
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>>134535375
This.
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>>134534404
>blood pouring out of her anus

I will never not find this funny.
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>>134535591

>Undertale
>pixelshit hipster faggot game

For someone complaining about memes you're memeing it up quite a bit yourself, friend.
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>>134535408
>I don't think Madhouse gives a fuck about the Western audience
I disagree since Madhouse makes cartoons for western TV.
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>>134535375
are we just going to act like Elizabeth's breasts aren't humongous still?
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>>134535375
Are japanese people the most honest about their desires?
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>>134535720
I mean for their anime. Trigger clearly has to think of the West as a potential sort of profit that they can tap, what with that Kickstarter, but I don't think that's true of Madhouse.
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>>134535699
Looks like someone wandered out of the faggotale general.
>>>/v/
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>>134535364
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>>134535773
Not him but /v/ doesn't have generals. You're thinking of /vg/.
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>>134535773

Whatever bro, if you need to hate popular things and parrot the "h-hipster!" meme to make yourself feel special that's cool.
Stay mad tho ;)
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>>134534085
I genuinely like Brent Newhall.
His Lain analysis was pretty great.
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>>134534461
>drawings on paper
>not literal objects
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>>134535773
You're the one who fucking brought it up, and now you're redirecting him? For all that /a/ hates /v/, faggots here sure love bringing up video games and the industry in every possible conversation.
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>youtube reviewers
>>>/v/
Sage and report.
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>>134535942
You're not on /v/. Keep that shit on /v/.
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>>134535991
/a/ hates /v/, not vidya. Know the difference.
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>>134535942
>Bawww anon doesn't like my favorite 8 bit skeleton game!!!
Undermeme fans are rather sensitive folk, apparently.
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>>134534085
I watch some anime reviewers for their jokes only not their review.
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>>134536070
Go away demo
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>>134536052
Shitposting about indie games and the decline of the gamer crowd or whatever doesn't belong on /a/, though.
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>>134535991
To be fair you derailed the thread by getting assblasted over an opinion about a game no one on /a/ would give a shit about.
>>>/v/
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>>134536163
How the fuck does complaining about a five-reply chain of off-topic video game shit derail the thread? It's already derailed thanks to you and the faggot defending the game. It was a shit thread anyway, though.
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>This fucking thread
Are we invaded by tumblr or something?

sage and report
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>>134536113
Now that you that person I think demolition D is only anime reviewer I watch.
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>>134535991
>/v/ermin spergs out over undertale
>Hurrr why does /a/ hate /v/?
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>>134534404
I just don't understand how this type of thinking can get any real support in present day and age, the age of Internet and intercativity.

It just doesn't make sense.
No one gets hurt by existence or production of such (and similar in other extremes) content but those people who are hating on it.
They are either enjoying it themselves or just are incredibly stupid and unable to understand the idea of their personal freedom.
They don't live in North Korea where it's not up to you to decide what you'll be watching.
Not even in USSR behind the Iron Curtain where the stuff you like can be extremely hard to get.
They live in American-like culture of apparent freedom of speech and self expression.
And what do they do?
They search for something they don't like and go hating on it for it's very existence, trying to drag along people who didn't even know about such things.

If you don't like something - drop it for Blood God's sake. For the glory of Satan. For whatever twisted belief you might have. For that weirdo next door. For that cute girl eating ice cream in the park. For your own enjoyment and well-being.
It won't go knocking back at your door, sneak up on you in the darkness of the night or assault you on the street.

I think I'm gonna join Kenji's campaign if that stuff continues.
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>>134536349
>>Hurrr why does /a/ hate /v/?
I don't see that in this thread.
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>>134536349
/v/ is aids its basically /b/ now
Cant start a thread without getting bombed with dumb fucking memes
A BOMB JC, ITS A BIG GAME 4U, STILL SUMMER IN HERE?

Just remove the entire board please
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>>134536349
what's with the board wars and message board wars?
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>>134536417
Nobody posts JC A BOMB in random fucking threads for no reason unless it's
You can't ban /tv/ shitposters on a board that doesn't have ban or self moderate a board that big and fast and I know for a fact that those big guy joke threads get made on /a/ too and people run with it.
Summerfags is used on /a/ too along with its derivatives.
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>>134536554
>You can't ban /tv/ shitposters on a board that doesn't have ban or self moderate a board that big and fast
So basically you're agreeing that /v/ is shit.
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>>134536456
Fresh off the boat from leddit I see.
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>>134536600
No, I've been here for a couple years now. I just never understood the mentality.
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>>134534725
The only reviewer allowed on /a/ is Grumpy Jii-san.
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>>134536648
I don't believe you.
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>>134536591
As shit as people can make it yes. I don't see /v/ coming to /a/ to post HEspam but I see plenty of /tv/fags dumping GoT and suicide squad threads and /r9k/ making stupid frog threads.
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>>134536676
That's your problem.
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>>134536648
>a couple years

Whoa we got a genuine oldfag around here.
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>>134534085
萌え豚 should be directly translated into moefag.
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>>134534085
I don't mind some anime reviewers as long as they don't take themselves too seriously. If they come off as pretentious or if they try too hard to have unpopular opinions about anime they are normally shit. Sadly a lot of them do this, I think the worst offender is bobsamurai, guy knows next to fuck all about anime and how the industry works but tries to lecture people about their taste or how they are enjoying anime wrong. And to add to the pretentiousness he wears a suit in every fucking video thinking it makes him look more mature.
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No. Whether you get it illegally or not, you don't pay for each anime or each episode. Reviews are pointless when all you need to do is watch a single episode and decide for yourself. if its good or not
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>>134534085
Only guy I've ever liked for any kind of tv-related review was the SF Debris guy.

If only because it's amusing watching him try to work out the first NGE Rebuild movie not knowing a thing about it. And his Voyager jokes about Janeway and Neelix make me laugh.
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>>134534404
Think Anime Vice had an episode on KlK where it was titled something stupid like "And YOU shouldn't watch it!".

Apparently the comments section weren't having any of it.
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There were anime critics?
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>>134534725
She only likes dubs you know.
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>>134536940
About what I would expect from a female reviewer
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>>134536886
Anime Vice is still a thing? Last I remember it was reduced to a glorified Naruto blog.
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What are anime critics? Can I eat those?
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>>134537076
I dunno, only just heard of them the other day due to this whole thing. They've got a youtube channel.
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>>134537114
Several years ago their only decent writer was a British lolicon that ended up getting paranoid about being v& for watching Needless and quit. Ever since then it was all just articles on shonenshit.
I figured it faded into obscurity by now.
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