Sunday, August 20, 2006

A Brief Interlude

Sorry, but tonight's update will not be related to FFXI. Instead, there is a matter of grave importance that must be brought to light in order to save society.

Japanese cartoons are destroying children's minds.

There. I said it.

I know, I know. Many of you are now horribly offended, sitting there clutching your Naruto boxed set and acting like I just kicked your dog.

Calm the hell down.

I, too, enjoy Japanese cartoons, but have you actually talked to a kid lately? It's a little frightening.

If a kid can't tie his shoes, but is well versed in the intricasies of alchemy (Full Metal or otherwise), they're watching too many freaking cartoons.

Remember cartoons when we were kids? They were short and had no morals whatsoever.

None.

And they required almost no thought at all.

Hell, the damned things actively destroyed attention span.

Today's cartoons are destroying kids' minds.

Susan's sister has a kid. Really cool little kid, but all he watches is Japanese anime.

This wouldn't be so bad if the kid didn't stop every three and a half seconds to do an introspective monologue.

One time, he was playing a video game on his Gameboy, literally in the middle of a battle, and stopped to perform a soliloquy. He lowered his Gameboy, struck some odd pose, and melodramatically asked himself how he would handle his opponent.

Do you not understand how messed up that is?

Imagine trying that at work tomorrow.

Today, we made a quick visit to Susan's sister's house. Her name is Anna. As soon as we walked in, they started chatting.

Not talking. Chatting.

I immediately began to feel faint at the dangerously high levels of estrogen and decided to flee to the safety of the living room.

There on the floor was her son, whom we shall call Jerry, and a couple of his friends. They were playing Beyblade.

Before we go any further, that brings me to point number two.

Japanese cartoons are insane.

Beyblade is a show about spinning tops.

SPINNING F%^*ING TOPS!

I feel like I'm the last sane person on the planet.

Back to our story...

Jerry sees me walk in, runs over, and hugs my leg. At this point, I was unsure what to do.

When things like this happen, I find it best to just not do anything and hopefully the awkward silence will kill them.

Jerry finally removes himself from my leg and asks if I want to play. We sit down, he hands me a top and that's when the insanity starts.

Jerry>> LET 'ER RIP!!!
[GM]Dave>> What the hell was that?
[GM]Dave>> Why are you yelling?
Jerry>> It's what you do.
[GM]Dave>> ...
[GM]Dave>> Oh... Kay.

At this point, we're sitting on the floor watching our tops spin.

Well... I was sitting on the floor. Jerry was leaned forward, literally trembling with anticipation.

And then he started yelling again.

Jerry>> DRANZER!!!
Jerry>> BLAZING GIG ATTACK!!!
[GM]Dave>> Anna!
[GM]Dave>> I think your kid is having a seizure.
Jerry>> No, Uncle Dave.
Jerry>> You need to tell your top what to do.
[GM]Dave>> ...
[GM]Dave>> Why?
Jerry>> That's how you battle.
[GM]Dave>> Do you go to a special school, Jerry?
[GM]Dave>> Maybe ride a short bus to school?
[GM]Dave>> Do they make you wear a helmet?
Jerry>> Uncle Davvvvvvvve
Jerry>> That's how you tell your Bit Beast what to do.
[GM]Dave>> What's a Bit Beast?
Jerry>> See that sticker on top of your Beyblade?
[GM]Dave>> You mean my spinning top?
Jerry>> ... Yeah.
[GM]Dave>> So, you're yelling at stickers.
Jerry>> I'm yelling at my Bit Beast.
[GM]Dave>> Which is a sticker.
[GM]Dave>> You're yelling at a sticker.
Jerry>> Grown ups.
Jerry>> That's the spirit that lives inside my Beyblade.
[GM]Dave>> I think I'm developing a tumor.
Jerry>> I have to yell at that spirit.
[GM]Dave>> Let's just put the whole sticker thing to the side.
[GM]Dave>> Why are you yelling?
Jerry>> I told you.
Jerry>> I have to tell him what to do.
[GM]Dave>> But why are you yelling?
[GM]Dave>> Are these stickers hard of hearing?
[GM]Dave>> Is it less crazy if you're yelling?
Jerry>> That's just what you do.
[GM]Dave>> Words fail me.

We spent the next thirty minutes playing with spinning tops.

Spinning tops.

What are we? Cavemen? Get the kid a damned PS2 or something.

We sat there for thirty minutes of my life (that I'll never get back) and he spent twenty nine of those minutes yelling at his "Beyblade".

The other minute involved an elaborate victory dance I performed after absolutely destroying him.

Who's the sticker now, bitch?

55 Comments:

At 9:58 PM, Blogger [GM]Dave said...

First post, bitches. Preemptive strike.

Before we start with the comments, understand that I'm not bashing Japanese cartoons/anime.

I'm not.

I'm just bashing what it does to little kids.

So, if you came in here to argue the merits of your favorite anime/manga cartoon, do us all a favor and just shut the hell up.

Glad we could have this little talk.

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Siegtaru said...

Damn [GM]Dave you stole my first comment attack. /cry

Great entry today. I used to play with beyblades. xD My vietnamese neighbor fucking screamed at his sticker. It was crazy. I just watched my top destroy his. (b'-')*

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger azza said...

hahaha, bey-blade. I love the old japanese anime, Dragon ball Z, Full metal still watching Naruto.

It gets bad when actually try to power-up yourself or control your chakra/Ki or speaking in japanese randomly to hajumashi nani minasan.......Ok im turning my computer off for a few minutes I heard there is a thing called the sun out there.

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger azza said...

and you think yelling at a TV is bad, my ugg little brother died his long hair blond and stick it up in the air with a bottle of gel.

The leaders of tomorrow....were doomed

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger Dragon3185 said...

Hello [GM]dave,

I have been reading your blog since your third post and was always to lazy to comment. But any way this is the best post you have ever done. Keep it up this blog gives me a reason to go to work.

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger Flar said...

I have to agree COMPLETELY. Every day on my bus ride to school, there is this middle school kid who screams about Naruto the whole 30 minutes. Just picture it, 6:30 a.m., your tired, and then some kid starts screaming with a horrible attempt at a Japanese accent, "Believe it!!!! HEY!!! Did you watch Naruto over the weekend!?!? He was sooo cool!!!" Then he starts doing "hand signs" for one reason or another.

Now take that and repeat it over and over for 30 minutes. Now tell me, would you rather listen to that or shove rusted nails into your ears?

Well anyway, glad to see I'm not the only one who is bothered by this all the time.

 
At 10:31 PM, Blogger redkinoko said...

I dont know what's worse. Pimply-faced cartoon addicts who play beyblade or Nartard know-it-alls. I'd say kill em all.

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger redkinoko said...

And I dont get how plastic tops can ever really "dish it out". In the old country, we have tops that spin on sharpened nails, with the upper body coated in metal tacks and candlewax (so the nails of other tops dont dig into the wooden body of your top)

Used properly, you just might be able to kill a few living things with such tops without having to shove them down the throat manually.

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger Hawklord2112 said...

eeew beyblade ><

the problem here is that they are watching the *wrong* anime.

get him a copy of Urotsukidoji, quick.

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger Keith said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to wonder about this. Yu-gi-oh is the worst, though. Teaching kids that killing your opponet is an acceptable way to win a card game. Doesn't make any sense.

 
At 12:58 AM, Blogger Jota Be said...

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At 1:02 AM, Blogger Jota Be said...

Teaching kids that killing your opponet is an acceptable way to win a card game

Isn't that taught in many Westerns? ^_-

In any case, it's parent's fault. If kids act idiotically (no matter the immediate reason), it's because either:
a) Parents' bad genes
b) Parents' bad way to raise them up
c) Both.

 
At 1:11 AM, Blogger Hyperbeast said...

I love anime, but you can't argue with how badly they're killing our youth's minds.
It should be a law that one cannot show a child anime until they're able to diffrentiate between real life and fantasy.

And Beyblades is freakin weird. Even though I knew it was a completely horrible concept for a show, I watched it every day for about half a year.
Then the merchandise hit us. I actually bought one of the freakin things. $30 wasted.
Although a little late, I came to my senses and abandoned the whole thing.

I'm glad I did. Beyblades freaking sucks.

 
At 1:14 AM, Blogger Solid Squid said...

Obviously yelling makes the beyblades highly efficient killing machines

Seriously, we used to sell those in a shop I worked at,and I have *no* idea why they seemed togain so much appeal, especially since you could get them free in cereal as well

 
At 1:59 AM, Blogger Sutaru said...

Eh. I always hated that show, but I was a Pokemon fan. Luckily, none of the other 11 year olds screamed at their pokemon cards, or tamagachiis. Amusing though. Kids have to believe what they have to believe, I suppose.

 
At 2:22 AM, Blogger Ristle said...

Gotta love anime, but I see what you mean Dave, the kids are taking it way too seriously.

Im waiting to walk past a kid in town shouting "Kage bushin no jutsu" just so I can hit them right between the eyes and dance as I tell them it didn't work.

And dear god don't get me started on how bad american voice dubbing can be.

 
At 3:47 AM, Blogger zralf said...

okay i gotta say that i like anime ,BUT as of late the "new" shows are becoming more and more stpid, beyblade , GMdave put it perfectly "spinning fucking tops" i thought the same every time i see the logo. i used to be a fan of poke-me-mon for a while ,but i got over it quite fast. ok back to the point. kids = need to/want to learn how to behave , kids try to find examples of behaviour, and since their dad sitting there watching tv or reading the paper isn't too much of an interesting example, they turn to the characters tha seem to be doing "cool" things, but tose things look "cool" (palusible) only on the TV. when i did my first (and last) crash bandicoot victory dance after killing a boss in-game i thought "oh shit what the helll am i doing". i come to my senses fast ...but i see i'm one of the few.

just one more thing, once a kid on rollerblades was standing in the middle of the sidewalk waving his hands screaming "kamehameHA" for ~~ 40 seconds, then i came out of the window and yelled "HEY KAMEHAM SHUT YOUR TRAP". the influence IS disturbing

 
At 4:17 AM, Blogger creature124 said...

Anime has advesrse affects on american children. Those japanese kids can handle it, but it does some freaky shit to others.

Now dont get me wrong. I LIKE anime. But....well, its kinda like alchohol. But without the drunk. it does different things to different people.

 
At 4:21 AM, Blogger CaesarsGhost said...

Anime sucks ass.

 
At 4:49 AM, Blogger Keilyn said...

I agree. However, I refuse to call that americanized cartoon crap anime or even attempt to relate them. Half of it is "anime styled" by..more americans. In any case, the thing is. Parents need to learn how to parent. Being shoved and completely immersed in tv so much you go around yelling,talking, and completely obsessed with it. Not good. This should be obvious. I never had a problem distinguishing reality from fiction and playtime was just that. Pretend. You didn't run around all day talking about whatever it was. You did it for half and hour to an hour and moved on. *shakes head*

 
At 5:42 AM, Blogger Kirip-san said...

Maybe SOME people like Caesarsghost should also do us a favor and keep their opinions to themselves.

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Gray Fox said...

"Surprise attack coming from above!"
Ok, enough with the preemptive strike..

Nice entry, though I must say the "SPINNING F%^*ING TOPS!" line was just awesome.

In all honestly... I never understood that anime... Never, no matter how hard I tried since my girlfriend has a liking to the lead character... At least I believe it's the lead, the blue hair guy. But yeah, I know how you feel, I've had my share of awkward moments with some kids too. x_X

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Killer Moogle-chan said...

How about showing him Elfen Lied? That way he can "pretend" to have vector hands and mercilessly kill people that way.

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Tarage said...

While I admit that Bayblade is a retarded concept intended to sell toys, its hard to blame the kid.

Every generation has some sort of retardation. Watch the 'I love Toys' thing on VH1, if you can STAND VH1 for more than 5 seconds... I can't. But back to the point... Lawn Darts? This is simply a form of retardedness that replaces throwing sharp things at people with using your voice as a 'sharp thing' on someone's ears.

I blame Power Rangers for this. Lord knows I was a Power Ranger kid. Then again, Tommy is a fucking badass, I don't care what you say.

It takes a level of maturity to watch anime. It ain't kid's stuff. Some of it is, but thats mostly the stupid stuff you mentioned. Show a kid Ghost in the Shell, and you can do some nice brainfuckery.

One last point. Who doesn't talk to themselves while playing video games? It's like a rule or something. The better you are, the more you talk to yourself.

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Tarage said...

I'd also like to note that I blame companies like Funimation for kids under 16 watching Naruto. Yes, I know they aren't the company doing the dub, but they are notorious for taking an otherwise 'mature' anime and dumbing it down for kids. Again, most of the anime that has the dumbass hand signs and yelling will tend to be geared towards people old enough to know NOT TO DO IT THEMSELVES.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Calsetes said...

I like anime myself, but I must agree. Liking it and watching it is cool, but actually "living it" is a bit excessive. I don't run around going, "I'm Rick Hunter! Die Zentradi!!!" And the really sad thing is it isn't just limited to the 10 and under anymore. I actually know a guy who strikes poses and says stuff that he thinks is witty and cool. Usually he just makes an ass out of himself and we all harass him, and yet he still does it.

I honestly think half these people would stop doing that once they get laid, so on that note I propose starting a fund to pay for the cost of such a feat. Anyone wanna help? You could be a humanitarian and help rid the world of "Anime-Emo Madness," or AEM.

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger Calsetes said...

I just want to add that if those of us who watched the older anime did that, we would have had a bunch of kids running head-on into trucks going "I'm Optimus Prime! Die, bitches!"

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Zenomorph said...

An anime about spinning tops? Okay... How about no...

I'm sure there are worse, but it's just tops, there's nothing extreme... about... tops.

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Knyte said...

idk, dave, i have to disagree. todays animes dont destroy kids mind. DBZ did that.

my god, the amount of people i see actually trying to do a kame-hame-ha (omg i spelled that right...im gonna kill myself later...or drink heavily) is staggering. there is even a fucking website out there about the martial arts of dbz. it actually attempts to teach people to do a kame-hame-ha thingy (yes my brain hemorrhages as well). then there is combat chi...that is a lawsuit and a heart attack waiting to happen. all im gonna say about it is that the main guy who teaches combat chi is fat guy with a hairy lip fungus.

i used to hang around the martial arts boards of gamefaqs, and every 3 months the board would see an explosion of chi related topics (aka teach me to do a kame-hame-ha wave -_-). one of them was a challenge to a fight...which someone excepted and video taped it...god the embaressment. it showed some fat kid doing these supposedly chi attacks, the other guy just stood there. then the fat kid says it, "dude your shielding"...i mean wtf...anyway the challenger just slaps the fat guy and leaves. funniest thing i ever saw.

and can someone explain full metal alchemist to me...i got it all until after Alphonse became the philosophers stone, after that the plot and storyline seemed to take a face first dive into a pile of shit.

and pokemon, beyblade, any other "anime-styled" cartoon that involves a pet or a spirit trapped in some inanimate object along with some moral to the story is made by an american comapany (now referred to as cartoons, as they are not actual anime anymore in my eyes). anime is usually pretty mature stuff: blood, guts, cursing, some nudity.

any time you see a character in those cartoons go "Ah" or groan from getting up after a hit, usually they are saying damn or shit. but american censors...well thats all i got to say. and the dubbing, my god the dubbing. naruto went from sounding like a teenager (yes im aware its prolly a girls voice), to sounding like some old woman with a trachetomy. thank god for the people at [Dattebayo], japanese anime with subtitles. the only way to watch

i agree with the one guy above me, show a ten year old some ghost in the shell (the 2 movies, any of the Stand Alone Complex animes) and watch the trauma

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Knyte said...

yes i know, long post, but the shit i have seen...whew, enough to make even [gm]dave want to go into a mental hospital

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Skyline_Evo8 said...

This is getting weird. If you weren't American, I'd swear you know my family.

I have a sister named Susan. Your girlfriend's name is Susan. Okay, so it's a bit of a coincidence.

I also have a sister named Anna. Susan's sister's name is Anna. This is getting weird. Now, my last sister's name is Jenny. I swear, if I see a "Jenny" somewhere in this post..."

Jerry.

Surprised the hell outta me whan I saw it, then I realized it was two r's. What are the chances of that? If you ever introduce a "Steve", something funny's going on.

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger Karmakin said...

Long time reader, first time poster. Blah Blah Blah..

The problem isn't anime. The problem is little kids. Little kids are f'sking OBSESSIVE. It doesn't matter if it's anime or barbies or Dora The Explorer or whatever.

Little kids are the most obsessive, single-minded creatures on the face of the planet. More-so than cats. And that's saying quite a bit.

As well, these shows should not be marketed towards children. They are not..not even CLOSE...to acceptable viewing materials. Either the show is way too mature for most 8 year olds to handle, or it's simply exploitation to try and sell toys/games to little kids.

It's the proverbial take the money out of your parent's wallet and send it to me.

(Looking through Toys R' Us website, I see two figures, higher end stuff for Naruto and none for FMA not bad at all)

In any case, the solution is simple.

No more little kids. This would have the side effect of allowing the human race to die off. This would not be the worst thing that could happen.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Kittos said...

O_O THE SUN BROKE! *gets out my anime*
... wait
*goes back to playin ffxi*
we don't need no sun <(><)>

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger Dread said...

Hm.

Defeat anime-obsessive children with this:

Put them in the military.

Defeat emo kids with this:

Knife to the eye. I swear, even goths have the balls to actually kill themselves.

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger Dread said...

Hm.

Defeat anime-obsessive children with this:

Put them in the military.

Defeat emo kids with this:

Knife to the eye. I swear, even goths have the balls to actually kill themselves.

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger Bitneko said...

I remember when I was little, I used to take carote or w/e (Self defence or something but... looks like it's spelled like carrot ^^;)

The teacher actually had us do that kame-hamee-ha thinger. Ima go back there one day and tell him to stop polluting minds. -.-

 
At 5:46 PM, Blogger Almorille said...

To bad, kid can't get any original toys. When I was a youngster, we called them Battleing Tops.
Next, we'll see Rockem Sockem Robots back as the Transformers.
Anyway Dave, you missed the real danger warning of your post.
"Jerry>> No, Uncle Dave."
Susan already has you in the family.
Alas poor Dave, we knew him well. :)

 
At 8:43 PM, Blogger WanderingJ said...

Blech... Never could stand Beyblade. Or Yu-Gi-Oh. Or any anime that has to do with a stupid game used as a cross-promotion opportunity.

 
At 11:45 PM, Blogger Tarage said...

One last 'note'. It seems american dubbing companies, atleast the crappy ones I talked about, don't understand what a 'dramatic pause' is.

If any of you have ever watched the dub of Digimon, you would understand. There is ALWAYS talking. That isn't in the origional.

 
At 1:03 AM, Blogger The Answer said...

XD


...beyblade..... wow, ok. i have to agree with you on that, wtf is up with a cartoon about spinning tops, moreso with the merchandising. As much as i love anime.... just some things... wow. its moments like this that i'm glad i was raised a single child.


...."spirits."

 
At 4:00 AM, Blogger Artos said...

Anime is the reason that gas prices are so high.

 
At 5:59 AM, Blogger J0eCool said...

I love anime, personally. I think it's (usually) great. I think that loving anime to the point where you act it out in real life is bad. Cosplay isn't bad, you're around a group of people who also love anime. But being an anime-tard all day is very bad. It means that firstly, you've lost the capacity to distinguish fantasy from reality, and secondly, that you're inflicting anime on everyone else. If you're sane - even if you also like anime - this will result in you being pissed off at this retard who won't shut up about Inuyasha or whatever.

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger Hyperbeast said...

Moogle-chan, while that would be quite interesting.. I think the psychological effects of a kid who can't tell the difference between reality and fantasy watching that show wouldn't be worth the humour. He'd probably grow up to rape cattle or something.

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Taeryunn said...

Forget the kids, I hate the f***ing teenage fanboys/girls. 17-19 year old Sailor Moons and Anime cat girls running around my college twittering "Nya!!"..

There is no rating for annoyance of that level. Shove some Ghost in the Shell down their throats and tell them to get a f**king life..

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Taeryunn said...

Forget the kids, I hate the f***ing teenage fanboys/girls. 17-19 year old Sailor Moons and Anime cat girls running around my college twittering "Nya!!"..

There is no rating for annoyance of that level. Shove some Ghost in the Shell down their throats and tell them to get a f**king life..

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger ~Mally~ said...

Personally, I still like some Japanese shows. Gotta be watched in Japanese though. If it's not American in origin, don't watch it in english. That's just wrong.
Course, I don't think kids should be watching much tv anyways, cartoon or no. Fucks 'em up as is.
Hm...Though...they could play old cartoons from the late 80's and early 90's. That stuff was funny as hell. All kids should be forced to watch it, because most wouldn't have the patience for subtitles.

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Bothari said...

Hey Dave.. stop using disclaimers. It spoils your post.

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger Nightwing said...

Yeah, as much as I like anime, I dont like what America has done to it, or what it is doing to kids. My little brother is a freaking naruto-addict, even though he is way too young to be watching it. He freaking begged my parents to get him all the naruto video games, a costume of some obscure character, and a bunch of toys and shit.

Oh, and did I mention he screams BELIEVE IT!!!!11one1 at the top of his lungs while he watches the show?

Seriously, naruto was cool. Until they made the american version on Cartoon Network. My friend has the original first season of the show in JAPANESE, and it doesnt have any of this "Im so fucking cool I can pull uber lazer things outta my ass, BELIEVE IT" shit like the american version does. Leave that to DBZ, nothing more.

Oh, and another thing. All of the middle/high schoolers running around going OMG POKEMON!!! WANNA TRADE CARDS!!! because they think its funny to see peoples reactions. They need to be fed to Jormy oh so badly. And get a perma-ban from life.

Other than the kiddie ones like all of the above said (and more), anime is cool. It is not meant for little kids. It has violence, blood, suggestive content, and is sometimes an excuse to throw in shitloads of nudity and sex (Mouse, greatest excuse for lots of sex to ever exist). If you are reading this, and you are a parent who lets your children watch anime, get up at 2 AM, stab everyone in your house, then drink bleach. It will do the world a lot of good.

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Nightwing said...

Oh, and one more thing. Whoever the fuck did the american version of One Piece needs to be wiped from the face of this planet. The theme song gives me seizures and brain tumors. It NEEDS to die a slow, painful death.

 
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At 11:20 AM, Blogger Ben said...

gm dave: you are a fucktard. goodday sir.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Mei said...

I do enjoy watching anime, but some anime has a really bad influence on kids. I mean, I watched ONE episode of Naruto, but I didn't scream "Believe it!" over and over the next day. Some kids even showed our science teacher a hand sign, and she thought he was trying to flip her off. XD

Anime that DESTROYS brains:

-Naruto
-DBZ (Not as bad as Naruto, though)
-Beyblade
-Yu-gi-oh
-A shitload more.

 
At 2:57 AM, Blogger Chirri said...

I think most anime aired in the US (and dubbed for American ears) is being shown to the wrong age groups. American companies think that Animated = Kids shows, and Comic Books (manga) = Comic books for little kids.

This is totally not the case. Although I'll admit that the manga publishing companies have very good age ratings on their covers, we all know that Americans don't bother checking those when they buy "picture books" for their kids.

That said, as far as I can tell ALL of the stuff that they aim at the children is horribly translated, and the stories altered to fit American broadcast standards.

I'm proud to be a Narutard - not the dubbed kind. Watching that after the original makes my ears bleed. It's like turning Joan of Arc into Strawberry Short Cake.

That said - plastic tops, vs couch potato. Hrm, not so tough a choice. ;)

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger Xatticus said...

I agree, the "anime" (note the quotes) that's aired in the United States is utter bullshit.

But the stuff in Japan? That's where it's at.

Case in point:
Some jock-fag at my school kept saying how anime is for pussy's and what-not. So I uploaded an episode of Death Note (from Japan) on my iPod and showed it to this kid.

He never came back to school. Something about going insane over the horrifying images he witnessed.

Sure it's nothing big.

Anyways, the point I'm trying to make is that there's the real anime that's raw and uncut that's only allowed on Japanese stations, and then mindless cartoons on American TV we all know and love.

The Japanese cartoons that are aired on American TV...I don't think that can be called entertainment. It is warping kids' minds.

I feel like I should make a group, "Keep Anime in Japan" that way we don't have 12-year olds running around screaming "BANKAI!" and think they're cool.

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger KaitouNala said...

oh god... yes there is a great deal of anime with... questionable basis.

and the other 50% of anime that's actually good in any sense gets mercilessly butchered in the dubbing process, between cutting out various scenes and bad voice actors and script rewrites (eg naruto and bleach)

 

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