Saturday Evening Anime

 

I watched Sailor Moon R: The Movie in theater today. Twice. It’s my least favorite of the movies, but I did it. I will get into a review tomorrow about it, but when I went they gave me a black envelope. Suspicious. I was going to save it for forever, maybe under glass alongside the fliers they had for the movie, but said screw it. I dug into it, and had a friend record that part after the second viewing.

Apparently they aren’t okay with people recording outside of the theaters afterwords. Oh… hmm… well, it’s ads basically. It’s something, but it’s not like… a Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! card that was exclusive to watching those movies back in the day. Then again this movie did originally come out in 1993, so at least I got something?

New Year, New Waifu.

New Year, New Waifu.

The below defintion comes from Urban Dictionary:
waifu

So, who is your Waifu this year? More importantly, to me at least, who is my Waifu? Where do I start? Should I go for Cortana, or did Halo 5 break me enough to divorce her and replace her with a nicer one who wont *Spoilers* The Master Chief for *Spoilers* and *Spoilers*?

anita-sarkeesian-screenshot-0Well, I’m going to go with me favorite YouTube celebrity ever, Sarkee-chan! Many would claim that Anita Sarkeesian is a fictional character in a fictional world, and while I don’t know how I feel about it… just look at her!

She is such a womyn with her pink flannel, make up, and hoop earrings! All of these stereotypical gender identifying symbols designates her as grade A waifu material! With her ability to use her fat non-taxed-non-profit money, I’m sure me and Sarkee-chan can find some island in the middle of the ocean where we can be happy… without… internet… trolls… wait. No internet? Okay. That is a deal breaker. Sorry Sarkee!

spider-girlSo if not this woman, than whom shall I obsess over this year? Spider-Girl, like Sailor Moon, has not aged a day since I was 13… so things are getting pretty creepy between May Day and I. Hmm… Think man, Think.

Spider-Gwen? Not sure age and I reffuse to share her with all of the other neck beards. Fluttershy? No. Too predictable! Think man… THINK!

squirrelgirlSquirrel Girl! She might be a cop out, and I have no idea how old she is. She’s been on The Great Lakes Avengers/Great Lakes X-Men, and she has babby sat Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ child while going to New York University.

She might end up being annoying like say, Arana or Mattie Franklin Spider-Woman when they were all obsessed with Spider-Man. Another turn off would be… maybe the prehensile squirrel tail? Possibly?

Anyways, that is this… umm… weeks waifu? Here’s looking forward to more Waifu-Wednesdays everyone!

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.

Millennials are SO gay

sailor-uranus-neptuneI just read a report that can be found here that makes the clan that 7% of young adults identify as LGBTQ. Huh.

Something they do not mention is maybe it is due to overpopulation. OR, what if it’s due to more people going to college in general, considering that the survey was done by Ohio State. A lot of students are willing to give the gay lifestyle the ‘college’ try.

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Nah, I’m just kidding. It’s clearly due to all of that Sailor Moon they watched as kids combined with Ranma 1/2, both shows making people realize that wearing dresses can look and feel awesome. Yep. That has to be it.

Also, more people are identifying as things such as Asexual, Gender Queer, Agender, etc and that has GOT to increase that number a bit.

Anyways, that’s just my 2 cents on the issue.