2ch Founder to Otaku: “You’re Gross, No Board For You!”


2ch founder and male idol Hiroyuki is no fan of anime otaku it seems, and wasted no time in insulting them in recent comments made on NicoNico Douga (of which he is the boss), calling them “gross”, “annoying” and “unable to communicate properly”.

His comments were made in response to continuing demands that he allow anime threads on the “New Housoku” board, which he dismissed out of hand in a forthright manner:

“There’s always people telling me ‘Allow anime threads on New Housoku, damn it!’, but I won’t!”

“Even if they tell me ‘Louise-tan is kawaii (´Д`;)ハアハア’, it’s still not on.”

“Amongst anime fans, it’s best to contain the ones with very low communication ability. You’re damn annoying and completely gross. If we let them loose, do you think they (non-anime fans) will think people who like anime are normal?”

The long standing practical reason for the ban is apparently that the kind of anime related “news” discussion generated is out of character for the board.

Of course, this incited a furore on 2ch:

“He’s right. Listen up anime otaku!”

“He’s probably not even an admin anymore.”

“Does he even still have any rights at all over 2ch?”

“It’s pitiful that he can’t understand how cute Louise is.”

Many of course referred to the uncertain situation surrounding the control and ownership of 2ch now that it has been transferred to the mysterious “Packet Monster Inc”.

I’m sure you can imagine how matters developed. Doubtless spectacles such as the recent Nagi virginity fiasco are foremost in Hiroyuki’s mind in condemning these maniacs…

Via J-Cast.

Perhaps he is acting responsibly in shielding genuine anime fans from a potential public misperception that they are all like the crazed and obsessive otaku found on 2ch anime boards?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That guy is just Tsundere

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    Comment by Kibate
    23:08 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    he's right, but that is no excuse to say it out loud!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well he technically has no power anymore, so why give a shit about what he says?

    Comment by Spoony Bard
    21:21 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it really so wrong to be an otaku? I obsess over anime- and video game-related media relatively often, but at the same time I still participate in a real social life, communicate rather well, take care of my appearance, and hold a job. It all comes down to the individual person, not otaku in general.

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    Comment by linkinstreet
    21:53 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you go out and RAAAGE when something trivial happen, well then yes. For example
    - Kannagi mango incident. WTF? she's just a fucking tree. Why go to the extreme?
    - Miyano Mamoru's revelation that he was married caused Fujoshi's on 2ch to curse his new wife and hope that she dies giving birth. Now that is pure hatred just because of what? He got a wife and became a father?

    There are many more examples, but these are enough to show some stupid behaviours that would make normal people sees these so called "otakus" as abnormals and stuffs. And it does not help when my fellow Malaysians went obsessive about Hirano aya the other day....
    I weep ;_;

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    Comment by ZippyDSMlee
    21:32 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mew thinks its more Anime fans are so so Hardcore anime fans are scary....hardcore nut case fans of anything is scary.....especially... of idols....

    Comment by Dark Mage
    04:34 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hardcore trekkies, starwars and western comic fans can be equally scary.
    But fan does not necessarily mean dead beat the founder of Spacex is a starwars fan I think the last Administrator of NASA was a Trekkie.

    b`v fan you insulted just may be a million or billion air and he'll buy the hosting company.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. Same thing with this 'Otaku Week' shit on MTV2. They show the most retarded bunch of anime fans and then people (who don't watch anime) assume that all anime fans are fucking retards.

    Comment by Spoony Bard
    09:21 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's an Otaku Week on MTV2? It's not in America, is it?

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    Comment by Ipsod
    21:22 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    “Amongst anime fans, it’s best to contain the ones with very low communication ability."

    How the hell did everyone skip over this sentence?

    Comment by MrIHateYouAll
    16:05 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh, I don't care really what 2ch founder or some random guy on the internet thinks of me. While I have some place to hang on and read news about anime and eroge, you guys could burn for all i care. And 2ch is good enough for that.

    "Acceptable lives"? Don't make me laugh. It's ok while nobody is hurt, then let me scream about how anime character xxx is such a slut and flood 4chan about it. The whole weekend.

    I have zero interest on those things you guys call "social life" and "relationships". And I pity those who think I should.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    04:29 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But 2ch likely wouldn't even exist now or at the very least be as popular if not for those otaku.
    Though he may be lumping Otaku,NEETs and lolicons all together which is an incorrect view.
    Oh well if he wants to bite the hand thats feeds him sure let him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol @ "normal"

    Comment by Furin Kazan
    02:39 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Life is short,why care about other's comments...if otaku's interest not hurting anyone....our own happiness is the first priority....otaku should not the adnormal group to be blamed or laughed but bias peoples always attack the minority just for fun...they should be blamed or God damned indeed........

    Comment by BuggyBY
    08:33 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's a surprisingly ignorant bastard for the founder of such a great communication tool. Doesn't he realise that Louise's cuteness trumps any counterargument in the universe ever?

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    Comment by Tommy
    15:41 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sorry to say this but his comment is actually right. He did make some good points if he let it loose it could give the wrong idea for people.

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    Comment by dmil666
    15:38 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hee hee hee! Too funny! Sic 'em, idol boy!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:45 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This would have never happened if Louise wasn't such a ten rupee whore.

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    Comment by linkinstreet
    21:48 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's less than that

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:24 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You take that back right this instant!

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    Comment by Keigami
    16:30 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trolls continue to troll hard~

    Comment by loldongs
    16:36 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    or if the Otaku knew how to propose an idea with actual arguments instead of "Louise-tan is so cute"

    Honestly, if this proves anything then just that their social awkwardness is going too far in both real life AND the on the Internet.

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    Comment by metatron
    16:10 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Perhaps he is acting responsibly in shielding genuine anime fans from a potential public misperception that they are all like the crazed and obsessive otaku found on 2ch anime boards?"

    Could be...

    There are indeed a lot of extreme-than-usual fanboys out there that needs to be weeded out...

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    Comment by snakechimera
    18:32 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    seriously, there's a limit between living in the real world and not really living much at all.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    15:24 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ow...really...ow D:

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    Comment by raikentb
    15:01 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I doubt his actions would help fight the stereotypes that already plague otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think his actions would just worsen the situation

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    Comment by exia
    00:51 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    his actions are just like putting fuel into a fire...."DYNAMITE EXPLOSION!" -basara

    Comment by trygle12
    15:00 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go Packemon!!

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    Comment by Jashin
    15:11 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is nothing wrong with being an anime fan... Though I have to agree with him saying that some otakus sound annoying... Not all in general but some people in cosplay conventions here talk like they have their own world and their own language. It sounds really annoying because of the way they talk. As for other anime otaku activities... I approve of them. play ero games, watch anime, collect figures, cosplay, take pics of cosplayers, read manga... There is nothing wrong with that...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But isn't that the same with just about any fanatism? You can take fandom of a band too far and way over the edge, or you can merely like listening to their music.

    And as for sounding annoying, isn't that to some degree their right as well? Heck, I can't stand the way politicians talk, that annoys me, but they still get regular screen time on the news! ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hate to make the comparison, but what do people generally do about fangirls of bands?

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    Comment by iapfah
    15:22 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is to someone who doesn't watch anime.

    Comment by Freeter
    15:12 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LMAO @ random Louise hate. That guy must have a warm Louise dakimakura in his bed.

    Comment by Shinn Agami
    19:47 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Warm AND wet i reckon... *facepalms

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha well said man! XD

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    Comment by mark
    15:19 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe it was because he's fed up with all the anime things and that was why he transferred 2ch to packet monster...

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    Comment by stewie
    15:12 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Im not a big fan of all the whatever-chans, wonder if something like this could ever happen to 4chan though :p

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    Comment by ToastCrust
    16:01 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moot's a weeaboo.

    Comment by Jen Igma
    16:24 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And thank god for that.

    Now if they'd just allow more loli in /e/ ...

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    17:26 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And he wish he was a little girl too

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    Comment by Keigami
    16:28 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hoping his comments were aimed more at the overly extreme otaku who wanna be able to marry 2D chars and literally flipped the fuck out over Nagi having a boyfriend~ even though it was never said that she had sex, etc etc.
    Yeah, those type get on my nerves and give off a bad image of otaku that simply enjoy their anime/manga as well as set a poor outline of stereotypes.

    World! Stop generalizing and lumping all otaku into the same horrific category that you hear and see on 2ch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it's always a matter of degrees, but the media are never good at differentiating those.

    Comment by Reikaze
    14:49 17/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then out there are... anime fans, anime otaku, and scary anime otaku, well meaby they are "insane otaku"?

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    Comment by Artefact

    Anime fans and anime otaku are two different things.

    Comment by nckl
    01:26 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd like to think so, but the problem is, some anime "fans" think it cool to call themselves "otaku" (to this day it still confounds me why they think this way), so that means ... they're the same after all? I'm so confused. =\

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe it's because many westerners dont *really* know what that word truly implies. Most think it's kinda "cool" or just means "a big fan of anime" or something. It's a totally different thing in japan though.

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    Comment by Keigami
    01:45 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In all honesty I still consider myself an otaku, with my amassed anime/manga collection, growing fig collection, posters and semi-rabid obsession over some characters. I live in a hikikomori apartment only leaving as needed. Spent most of my life out of HS as a NEET, never really contributing to society.
    Does that not at least fall under the definition of otaku?

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