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Anyone struggling to understand the response of seiyuu otaku to the scandalous revelations that seiyuu have boyfriends and may not actually even be virgins need look no further than the following manifesto – which, amongst other things, demands seiyuu be prevented by law from marrying or associating with men.

The screed in question:

Female seiyuu are 2.5D, they are angels.

So naturally they must be virgins, and it is out of the question for them to have anything to do with men.

It’s a given that female seiyuu be virgins.

Female seiyuu have to be treated as holy ground.

They mustn’t date or marry.

Ones like that must quit being seiyuu!

The law ought to ban female seiyuu from marriage or dating.

[...]

We need a licensing system for seiyuu.

Of course, being a virgin would be a requirement.

Compulsory virginity inspections of all female seiyuu should be mandated by law. Only those with virginity certificates can be allowed to be voice actresses.

Those who wish to date or marry ought to submit notice of their intent, be stripped of their license and then allowed to.

Those who date or marry men without permission need to be punished by the law.

Countermeasures like this are a given.

[...]

Elizabeth I said she was married to her kingdom and subjects, and resolved to live as an absolute monarch and organ of the state.

Female seiyuu must also resolve that “I am married to my fans,” and so devote their entire lives to all their fans as their idol.

If you cannot undertake this, you cannot become a seiyuu.

[...]

I think most of you will agree with my proposal.

Whilst some seiyuu certainly regard themselves as professional voice actors and are generally treated as such, those who choose to market themselves as idols in order to exploit the commercial possibilities of thousands of obsessive maniacs certainly have a fine line to walk, as evidenced by the response of otaku to those who break character.

As might be expected, the manifesto has some takers:

“Gross.”

“What the hell are you on about?”

“I agree completely. As a fan, the purity of my dear 2D characters is preserved, so there’s no excuse for a seiyuu to be engaging in romance however she pleases.”

“I agree. Idol seiyuu ought not to engage in romance until I tire of them.”

“Don’t forget to ban male seiyuu from dating as well.”

“If you want to play around with men you shouldn’t become an idol in the first place.”

“It’s not like they are doing it on the job. Who cares?”

“Whether on the job or in private, the mere fact they are playing around with men is what disqualifies them from being seiyuu.”

“If they are talented voice actors who cares what they do with their male friends in private? You lot just decide they are your girlfriends and then accuse them of betraying you, honestly…”

“What they do in private is their business. But they ought to try to hide it as far as possible from their customers.

If they can’t, they ought to quit. This is what the Taketatsu fuss is about.”

“If they want to date or be a slut it’s their choice. But trying to trick their fans and maintain a customer base through deceit is no better than some shady cult or Amway.”


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    Comment by Freight
    21:43 20/09/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Okay. This has gone too far.

    They're people, and people will have their own lives and will want to do stuff that others won't. As long as they're not hurting anyone (and that doesn't include emotional distress because you found out that they have a sex life), then it doesn't matter what they do if it's not damaging their voice work.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    04:28 21/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The only reason otaku rage about Seiyuu romances and having boyfriends is because those boyfriends are not them.

    Sweet Jesus, Seiyuu are not Vestal Virgins! Thank God those idiots will never add to the genetic diversity of the human race.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 24/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Miroku: Darwin awards? Otaku tries to reproduce with 2D girlfriend and ends up electrocuted...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 22/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I completely Agree... They're the ones who give good Otakus a bad name.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Amen, those guys are retards.

    I plan on going to Japan to mess around with cute, popular seiyuu and post pics of my antics just to make them rage. This is like my biggest source of entertainment on this site, now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    russians have a saying: a dog on hay . you cant get it yourself , so no one else should . a very sad mentality.

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    Comment by Astray Flame
    06:27 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Very sad indeed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please explain. Why is a dog on hay desirable? Is it for sex, for food, is the dog or the hay that is wanted??? I'm so confused about this proverb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    http://shininghappypeople.net/rwotd/blog4.php/2010/02/09/-366

    This should make it clear.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 23/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice explanation have to remember it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Vocaloid is the future.
    Take voice sample, let program do the rest.
    Soon we don't need bitches and whores to become seiyuu.

    Problem solved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 23/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget, the Vocaloid idols are also 2D so it's win-win for all creepy otaku out there.

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    06:17 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    *shakes head sadly at the above otaku statements*

    Deluded fools...

    You know what, I'm not even going to say any long-ass, fancy speeches this time since it's useless...

    Instead, I will leave my unadulterated piece of mind to the control-freak bastard side of otakus...

    Them voicing your favorite and beloved anime characters has NOTHING to do with their daily lives, and as long as they continue to breath life into said anime characters, you have NO F*CKING RIGHT to tell them how to live their life...

    It's one thing to admire them and support them, it's another when you throw it all away and condemn them like they f*cking committed genocide because you all CANNOT ACCEPT the bloody reality that they all have a LIFE that is beyond your control as a fan...

    They voice your favorite anime characters and they will continue to keep voicing others in the future...

    IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO THEY LOVE OR WHO THEY F*CK!!!

    As long as they continue being voice actors and actresses, that is ENOUGH...

    You are all fans...Not tyrants and dictators...

    Keep that in mind...And treat every seiyuu with the same respect, admiration and love that you treat their anime counterparts and personas with...

    Treat them not as seiyuus and 2.5D idols, but as the living, breathing human beings that they are...

    Ugh, and I still end up making a speech...

    *sweatdrops and leaves angrily*

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:27 23/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trolled hard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:08 26/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What? No, not really. Otaku's like the above taken from 2ch are DEAD. SERIOUS about this shit. DEAD. SERIOUS. Seriously, have you been here long enough to see all the shit these Otaku's do if their 'precious seiyuu's' aren't virgins, haven't had contact with anyone [I imagine any contact with the same gender is also meant with equal contempt as opposite gender], are married, or otherwise.

    Yep. Dead serious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps anonymity for voice actresses would ease the problem.
    The otaku are only concerned with their 2d counterparts anyway; some level of disassociation (?)would prevent the actions of one from decreasing the appeal of the other (i can't help thinking it must be quite daunting to date someone when their legion of attendant otaku are staring daggers at your back).

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:41 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just started reading the manifesto rules like someone who was intentionally joking, and saying it in an overly exaggerated Steven Colbert-like voice, and made it be an intentional over-the-top exaggeration, and suddenly it was an enjoyable read. Especially some of the comments as well.

    Wrapping this in the package of Harvey Birdman-esque absurdity really goes a long way to give me hope that at least many of them are in fact joking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They want the AKB treatment for every seiyuu. May as well just make AKB do voice acting as well and monopolize that hunk of weirdos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 24/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are hurting their feelings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:03 20/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brooo i totally agree..

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:20 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Take it easy, those rules are jokes to act funny in 2ch threads...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not funny. It's sick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:32 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's fucking funny. It might be sick too, but really, who gives a shit about this stuff IRL? Only seiyuu otaku, that's who.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    its no fun at all ..

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:52 20/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.9)

    And i thought Shintaro Ishihara was bad ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:14 20/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    With these guys around Shintaro will actually look more like the hero now

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 21/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    See, the thing is, they've always been around, you just didn't know of them. THIS is why "otaku" is such a vile epithet in Japan. When they hear otaku, they think THIS, and they're right.

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    Comment by Kitsune-kun
    13:08 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's why i call myself a fan not otaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 23/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Virginity worship is a recent thing. I guess it really began around 10 years ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No worse than any crazy american group.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG i'm driven to tears now, i hate so much being an otaku now

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sometimes I forget just how petty and immature the members of my demographic can be... >_<

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    00:05 21/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    It's no wonder why Ishihara manage to stay in politics for too long.

    Also, the only thing I can think of why they don't want seiyuu to date is that they (seiyuu otaku) are all jealous of the male partner the seiyuu have.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:15 21/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    NEWS: Ishithara appies new OTAKU-Laws!

    1.1 In case a Anime Otaku is single he has to Date a woman at least every second month.

    1.2 Relationships with 2D woman or similar are invalid.

    1.3 The Date also has to be a 3D woman.

    2.1 Every anime Otaku has to leave his residence at least once a day for at least a half hour.

    2.2 A trip to the next anime Shop doesn't count.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 24/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ishihara is an otaku!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop self-mastrubating Achiu. We are not ONE heterogenus group.
    I wouldn't touch 2ch with a tweetzer unless I had to.

    YOU on the other hand are either:
    1. Stupid.
    2. Ignorant.
    3. Trolling.

    Pick your poison.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well duh. The whole reason they don't want them to date others is because they dream up their own form of relationship since they can't possibly get a real relationship themselves.

    Be it with the voice actor her/himself or the character he/she voices.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ anon 00:49
    He may like anime as we all do but that doesn't mean he is a overjealous, butthurt, virgin worshipping idiot like them.
    Therefore no hypocrisy.

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    00:58 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was never in 2ch, they would have kicked me out the moment I join there.

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    Comment by Achiuakuna

    Speaking as if you're not in the same group of 2ch otakus. What disgusting hypocrisy.

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    Comment by OTIKA
    12:10 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ishihara may be a bastard extremist, but he's not completely wrong either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck I hate how bastards like these exist who aren't considerate of their own image as well as the image of their own god damn brother/sisters in arms. Motherfucking dumb asses god I'm so pissed.

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    Comment by MK 7 DUDE
    16:18 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    SHIT!
    As much as I hate that old ass, this is making his shitty crusade more "holy"!
    Goddamn it all! Why is thing hitting the fan these days?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 21/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Ishihara should protect the seiyuu instead of banning LOLIpop.

    if he does , he is my new hero

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    Comment by Mauvais
    01:53 21/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Speaking of a certain malevolent politician, I haven't seen any articles on him in a while. That stuff makes me rage way more than scandal foolishness. Bring the rage back!

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    Comment by zeniselv
    13:47 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    no, HE IS BAD... he just was rigth when he said otaku are defective, but the problem are the otakus not the industry, rhou it seems there are some reasonable in the lot.

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    Comment by Tonny666
    11:43 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This guy is really bad but these fans are crazy!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:06 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    With rules like that a new era of silent anime will begin...
    I doubt any girl above 16 will get past the virgin restriction.
    Or maybe there will be only ugly voice actresses without any talent.
    Well Otakus, you'll get what you want.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just watch as suddenly all seiyuu disappear. Delicious BAWWW-ing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:17 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean any girl past 11. This is Japan we're talking about, people. Enkou for gucchi bags starts in 6th grade.

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    Comment by zeniselv
    09:06 22/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    experience talking?

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    Comment by Benoist
    22:07 20/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    indeed, a new kind of extremist moralfags =)

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    Comment by ntbxp
    00:44 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And still is.(I don't want to see my anime drawn like american comic.)

    But seiyuu otaku is bad too. They are same as the girls and boys what buys celebrity tabloid.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah right. They market themselves as pure virgins. You reap what you sow.

    Sieyuus who just did the voice work had no problems with this, because they didn't invite the problems by selling their face/bodies. Don't come in the kitchen if you can't take the heat. It all comes in the same package as money and fame.












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