Post by 𝕃𝕚𝕞𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 ℙ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 on Jan 7, 2019 3:11:06 GMT -5
Ew okay, Asobi Asobase is officially canceled. Which is a shame because the first episode was actually kind of funny (the Detective Conan reference at the end had me dead) but I have zero patience when it comes to anything transphobic or anti-LGBT+
Though I am curious, what exactly makes it transphobic? Spill the tea.
Well, the joke would probably feel different to different people. I can see most people being completely unbothered by it, but if you feel pretty strongly about transphobia (like I do) it might rub you the wrong way.
It's not very dramatic since, of course, it's supposed to be a joke. And I get that. But imo questionably offensive jokes should punch upward towards the privileged, rather than downward towards the marginalized. Personally I wasn't exactly offended, but it did leave a bad taste in my mouth that just kinda makes me not want to invest more time into the show, especially since it lost all its humor for me and got really boring anyway. Which is a shame cause the last 4 episodes were really fun! But I digress.
I'mma explain the crime but it'll be in another spoiler cause, well, spoilers
Olivia is disturbed because she thinks there's a 'boy' in the school, and tells the other girls about it. Apparently she overheard a conversation from a classmate outside her window, where this classmate admitted to having male genitalia to her boyfriend. So the girls start freaking out and going through the possibilities of who it might be. This part disturbs me for two reasons - one, they keep referring to this person as a 'crossdresser' (which, I understand is NOT to be confused with trans, but imo if this person enrolled in an all-girl school and generally refers to herself as a 'she' then she's probably a trans-female, not a crossdresser.) The 3 protagonists are literally just labeling her that way before they even meet her, which feels wrong especially since they seem quite obviously disgusted by it. Two, they immediately consider each masculine-looking female in their school as a potential candidate, which just implies the idea that you're somehow less of a woman because you don't look feminine, which is backwards imo. (There's been some pretty blatant sexist opinions revealed early on in the show, which I ignored then for the sake of comedy but now I'm just,,,over it)
So they go find this classmate and confront her about this, because that's TOTALLY their business to do so (/sarcasm). Turns out the classmate is actually cis-female afterall, and she was just saying that to try to get her boyfriend to break up with her (which,,,I don't want to explain why that annoys me too, but the silver-lining in that part is that the boyfriend was totally willing to accept her anyway so that's cool I guess).
Idk, I always worry that maybe I'm making a mountain out of a molehill but hey, can't really help that I get a little passionate when it comes to both LGBT+ issues and sexism.
Dude I can totally understand why that would set off your alarm bells, and if I had gotten to that episode then it would have definitely annoyed me to the point of dropping it. Transphobia is not really something to be joking about with the way things are right now, and unfortunately you and I both know how Japan feels about LGBT+ in general already. It's just not cool.
I did a little bit of research about the episode myself, just to see. If other people still want to watch the show despite that particular gag then I wouldn't be mad at them for it, especially since it was just one sketch. But it's also completely understandable to drop it if that type of humor rubs you the wrong way (because again, transphobia and sexism aren't cool and should not be considered normal. And on another note seriously, I wish people would stop using the term "trap" just, please don't).
But yeah, I don't think you're making a mountain out of a molehill here. The sketch is just...bad, and it's perfectly reasonable to find it offensive. And thanks for warning me about it in advance. At least dropping it will give us more time to actually catch up with the fall season lol.
Right! That one sketch might not deter people from the show and I understand, it's just,,,not my cup of tea.
And yes, getting Asobi Asobase off my list means FULL STEAM AHEAD INTO THE FALL SEASON. FINALLY.
In other news, I checked out the first episode of both That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime (I need a shortened version of that title) and SSSS.Gridman - Both were good, to varying degrees! Slime had a pretty good first episode, it was funny (and oddly enough, I was super sad even though I knew it was gonna happen???) and I just really enjoyed it and I want m o a r. Gridman's first episode was decent, though I have to say it's clearly inferior to Planet With. The characters so far are somewhat endearing, and the fight scene was neat, but the production values were kinda meh for most of the episode and the characters' reactions to stuff were like, weirdly apathetic. I'd say it's probably worth watching at least one more episode before I make a judgement call as a whole.
Post by 𝕃𝕚𝕞𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 ℙ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 on Jan 7, 2019 20:50:23 GMT -5
I've been wondering if I should watch both of those! Slime seems like it has good animation and Gridman also looked nice but I'm not really into mecha anime (Planet With was an exception) though idk, maybe I should give it a shot anyways. Let me know if it gets better!
So I tried to come up with a top 10 list of anime in 2018 (minus the Fall season since I've barely started on it)
...and I only came up with 6 to actually put on it ;/
In no particular order:
After the Rain Golden Kamuy Megalo Box Planet With Revue Starlight School Babysitters
I can't count MHA season 3 since I haven't gotten that far, and I can't count Ace Attorney season 2 for the same reason. I am excited for Slime, Honda-san, Run With the Wind, Tsurune, and Bloom Into You. And I'm interested in checking out Boarding School Juliet, Irozuku, Karakuri Circus, Bunny-girl Senpai, and Zombieland Saga.
I can't imagine yall would care but eh, I'm putting this here cause I wanna
Post by 𝕃𝕚𝕞𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 ℙ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 on Jan 8, 2019 20:55:14 GMT -5
Boop this is the Anime Club, you could literally post an entire essay here on why Golden Kamuy is the best anime ever and I would read the whole thing and reply to it. So don't worry about no one caring, because I do <3
Also did After the Rain really come out in 2018??? That feels so long ago lol.
Thanks bb <3 it's not that I'm worried about no one caring, I just don't want to come across as annoying or anything lol. Which really is something I should just not care about but that's off topic lol
Posting an entire essay on why Golden Kamuy is the best anime ever sounds EXACTLY like something I would do you know me so well
And yeah I can understand why After the Rain would feel that way, it was in Winter 2018. I distinctly remember watching it in February and using it to get over a nasty breakup so that one's personal lol. I wouldn't be surprised if everyone forgot about it cuz, well, it came out in January and it was pretty forgettable to most.
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