Up way too late Saturday Morning anime!

I have been watching a lot of Dragon Ball Super, and now that new episodes will be coming to Crunchy Roll, I could watch it there legally now. Awesome! I recently bought an awesome figure from Dragon Ball a few months back and got it on Thursday. Here’s an unboxing of it down below!

Unboxing: Megahouse Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Ball Gals: Bulma PVC Figure (Bunny Girl Version)

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A few days ago, Tokyo Comic-Con canceled it’s ban on crossdressing. Awesome, but now they will be issuing different colored badges depending on what your ‘true’ gender. Hah hah hah, and the controversy gets… worse? *sigh*

In August it was revealed that Viz is going to re-release the OVA’s and 2 movies of Ranma 1/2 in 2017, so yeah… I’ve already seen these, but hey… that’s pretty cool. Will they release the OVA from Rumeric Theater that happened 7 or more years ago though? Probably not, so watch the one for Ranma, Urusei Yatsura, InuYasha, and surprisingly not Maison Ikoku on… I want to say Youtube? Here is a video they made about Rumeric Theater that is awesome.

Besides watching some Sailor Moon S via Crunchy Roll, I haven’t been watching a lot of anime, hence the lack of Saturday Morning Anime on my blog. Sorry. What’s some good anime that I should watch?

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I’m officially boycotting Tokyo Comic-Con

You heard it hear first! NetSenshi Productions will never cover any content from Tokyo Comic-Con. Weird, when I never have, I know, but the reason is because they now have a ban on men dressing as women at their convention.

trick_or_treat_by_netsenshi-d31gtimCharacters who crossdress is a rampant trope in Japanese media, if not society. While crossplay is huge among women in Japan, and isn’t being banned at this show, men dressing up as women has. Let’s set aside gender nonconformity, people who are trans, etc. for a moment, and remind ourselves of some Japanese content that makes this ban really weird.

71kiwwkwqrs-_sl1500_Where does Bridget from Guilty Gear come into play? A male character dressed in women’s clothing but in all reality is still a male character? Not Japan enough? Okay.

pink-ranger-girls-of-power-rangers-22611440-500-375Power Rangers… err… Super Sentai… err… Tokusatsu in general, uses a lot of male stunt doubles for their shows. If you have one of them as a guest, and they are in their ranger uniforms, then guess what? You hypocritically have a guest advertising the very same lifestyle that you are directly objecting, all because you are afraid of there being ‘too many’ guys dressed as women. Awesome.

5c2d54990a8233506450b0555f41eeb9What about fans of JRock, or Japanese Rock music to those who are unfamiliar with the term. All of a sudden, fans can’t dress up as their favorite crossdresser from Dir En Grey and strut their stuff? Everyone knows that Shinya is a man, but now NUH UH, not happening. Guess they will have to use some extreme vetting on both actors and musicians for the foreseeable future. Well, as long as there is nothing else that promotes a lifestyle that the people running the convention apparently hates… oh wait… this is Japan.

fisheye-hands-cropAnime and Manga. I know that my references are really dated here. My main point though, hopefully, wont be lost.

So males cannot dress up as male characters who dress up as women, which really isn’t even crossplay but just normal cosplay. Awesome.

29228719f3510ce44f67569f85d9264dAnthropologists even have problems distinguishing between Asian skeletons. Under all of the wigs, makeup, masks, and frills… how are they really going to be able to enforce this? Westerners, wanting to ironically see Stan Lee, a WWII veteran in Japan, sure. That’s easier… but unless they are willing to role the dice and pull out people who might legitimately be women who look a little man-ish and thus make international headlines, I can’t really see this as enforceable on a large scale.

Disney Star upset about Mermade-ification?

demi-lovato-mermaid-fan-artRecently, a fan drew former Disney Star Demi Lovato as a mermaid, and told people it was cool to share the image around. She eventually responded by saying that the picture was pretty but that he hadn’t drawn her. What she meant was that the image was a thinner version of her and her boobs were wrong, etc.

The internet turned this into a whole outrage/kerfuffle, as the internet does. Here is the original exchange between Vlad and Lovato:

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bodycomparisonLovato apparently has body issues, which makes sense considering she is a you7ng woman who first gained fame by working with Disney. The idea that she was basically drawn with a more sexualized body can be considered offensive.

Artistically, I’m reminded of a panel I attended at a convention from Amelie Belcher, where she described one of her drawings of Benedict Cumberbatch as a characture, despite the fact that it looked realistically a lot like him. I’d argue that that is kind of what is going on here, and while some would be flattered about it, this particular celebrity was not and we need to move on.

Below is the Mundane Matt video where he goes on about this situation. It’s where I first learned about the situation, and is deffinately worth a watch. Happy MerMonday everyone!

Happy Birthday Kittyhawk

There’s two things that make me sad. Okay, there are probably a lot more than two, but one of them is when I discover something mermaid related on a Tuesday, and the other is when I learn that it is someone’s birthday the day after it happens. Well, I believe that I still have a few hours of Kittyhawk’s birthday… it’s hard to tell though, since she lives in the future continent called Australia right now, but damn it anyways…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KITYHAWK

sgvy-e1Kittyhawk is the creator of one of my favorite webcomics in the world, Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki, and apparently she did a webcomic before that called the Jar, which sadly the only thing I can find of it is the ability to buy it on a USB with SGVY over at her store.

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I do not know Kittyhawk well, although from the small interactions I’ve had with her while she made this mermaid fanart for me, she has seemed to be a nice, intelligent, and funny lady. Also, she draws some really sexy boys that have been turned into girls.

Anyways, Happy Birthday Kittyhawk!

The Search for Fem Flounder

smallerflounderA little while ago, I shared a picture that I commissioned Kittyhawk to do for me of a mermaid version of Flounder from The Little Mermaid. One of the main reasons that I had to request it, was because I had never seen it before, and could not find it anywhere. While searching, here are some of the things that I found.

Nippy 13What if Flounder….

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So close! This artist has a lot of really awesome Little Mermaid pics in their gallery that they have done, so even though flounder is a merman in this picture, it was totally worth discovering.

thedcontinuum – https://thedcontinuum.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/little-mermaid-gender-swap/ariel-gender-swap-copy
Princess Erica? I dunno. There are quite a few articles with shopped images of gender bent Disney characters. Deffinately worth checking out, even if Eric is no female mermaid Flounder.

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Not quite sure the original source on this one, but if I find out I will update this article. So Flounder is a little gay for Eric? Or is he imagining what Eric and Ariel making out would look like? No clue.

VivytheKiwi Ariel Flounder Cosplay Croatia
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Female flounder, but is she a mermaid? Sadly, while Shigeko_Kari makes a pretty flounder, something isn’t fishy with her outfit. Interesting take on Flounder’s hairstyle.

MimiReavesGuppy Scouts of Atlantica!
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Cosplayer Mimi Reaves makes a really cute Flounder.

LoserX2GodAriel and Flounder Genderbend Disney

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This one is a really adorable, but no mermaid.

daekazuThe Little Merman
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One of the things that is SUPER annoying about finding this piece during my search, besides how close it is to having a gender bent mermaid Flounder, is that I had never seen it before even though I already followed daekazu! *Sigh*

Maybe artists will pick up on Mermaid flounder eventually, as I can not afford to comission enough artists to completely flood the internet with her… yet. Happy Mer-Monday/4th of July everyone!