Aki Toyosaki “Internationally Hated”


Moeblob seiyuu Aki Toyosaki’s “blasphemous” rendition of “Hey Jude” has become the subject of worldwide opprobrium, with international exposure resulting in her performance being hated more widely than ever before.

The video and initial reaction were featured in the initial article:


Although it has witnessed a drastic increase in negative ratings, the ratio of negative to positive ratings does seem to have improved slightly, as does the ratio of ratings to views:


Online there is a certain amount of suspicion that the barbarian cohort is feeling more generous about her performance than the notoriously vicious Japanese fans:

“It was posted all over the place overseas…”

“She’s cute!”

“You don’t see videos like this getting such a panning very often.”

“Normally, people don’t actually bother to watch low-rated ones…”

“It was posted on Sankaku and Kotaku, so…”

“There are a lot more English comments now. This is getting pretty bad, in a worldwide way.”

“The low ratings have increased a lot, but there are more positive ones too. The foreigners don’t seem to think it is all that bad, do they?”

“Foreigners are battling away in the comments there.”

“This is sick, they’re just bullying her now.”

“I was at elementary school in the UK and I cannot understand a word of this woman’s singing. Is this an English song?”

“Only crazies care about this nonsense.”

“Who cares about the Beatles and other such garbage anyway?”

“It’s still too early for the whites to appreciate her moe voice.”

“Beatles otaku are as creepy as seiyuu otaku, truly.”

“This is just like the haters ragging on Aya Hirano.”

“It’s getting more and more negative ratings every day. Not that I’ve watched it once.”

“The heated battle between negreptards and posreptards continues apace.”

“Who is this again?”

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