Once upon a time, there was a cynical anime meta blogger. He believed in the power of pre-2008 anime and was thoroughly convinced that Fall 2008 was the end of the Golden Age of anime. Even the Greatest Anime of All Time couldn’t satiate his desire for anime. He was picky, and criticized everything from garbage to cult classics to popular series. He wanted an anime that was perfect, a show that appealed to every one of his tastes and which left nothing to criticize.
And Nichijou ends tomorrow. This doesn’t seem like coincidence to me.
I have finally stepped across the boundary separating the boys from the men. Except I made a mistake and went back across to the boys side, and now the gatekeeper isn’t letting me through.
Earlier this week, Anime News Network reported that supercell had held a “contest” wherein “singers” competed to sing the new songs for Guilty Crown, an anime coming up next season. These prepubescent tweens apparently wanted the “fame” and “money” that came with the job, and were coerced into “auditioning.”
The “winner” of the audition is a mere 17-year-old. How can she be so young and still “sing” for supercell? This is unheard of.
And if that wasn’t enough, yesterday ANN blew the whistle again. Next in line is a nubile 15-year-old, an innocent little girl whose mind hasn’t been corrupted by society yet. Is it so much to ask supercell to stop “hiring” underage workers? This is clearly a violation of the United Nations’ child labor acts. If you want to help, sign this petition so we can get those girls back in their homes playing with dolls and shit. Just press the “preorder” button and send it to me when you get it. This is a very important step in helping these poor girls.
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- 17-year-olds suck at voice acting too, gosh.
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