Culturally right now: This doesn’t mean that much, since so many fans will buy boxes of CDs to push them up the charts.
Commercially, and culturally in the future: This sucks, because labels and producers will probably put more effort into making more groups like this when most people probably don’t really want that. Kind of like trying to find anime that isn’t all moe and ecchi these days – the hardcore consume it enough to more than make up for the mainstream dropoff, so they dictate the direction it takes.
Recent comments by Imyou:
- Square Enix: Item Charges “Just Like Extra Topping”:
I have tons of stuff from the Apple app store that’s free and doesn’t need anything else. This is just the old screw-you game DLC model that predated it.
- Loli Manga “Should Be Banned As Hate Speech”:
Someone doesn’t know what “hate speech” means… I wonder if they throw around terms like that for anything they dislike? “Stupid racist traffic jam…” “Just because there is no direct harm does not mean it is not indirectly harmful, so it is harmful all the same.” Therefore, all things are harmful. If there’s no direct harm, it’s harmful all the same. They seem to have missed the whole step between “doesn’t mean it’s not indirectly harmful” and “therefore it’s indirectly harmful.” Give me a …
- Shingeki no Kyojin Mangaka: “I Dumped Its Shocking Ending”:
There’s also some responsibility taken by the author for the fallout too though. I remember hearing about fan suicides after “The End of Evangelion.”
- USA Orders Planes To Kowtow To China:
Well… yes… They don’t want to play a military game of chicken with civilian passengers at stake. Hopefully their military planes continue to disregard the restrictions.
- China Scrambles Warplanes Into Senkaku Airspace:
I wonder if this could end up significantly helping Jp-SK relations.