Free! “KyoAni’s Best Yet!”




Free!, Kyoto Animation’s homo-erotically charged foray into the world of a highschool swimming club, seems to have received a rapturous welcome from fujoshi and otaku alike, with the show’s lithely entertaining characters coming in for almost as much praise as their gorgeously animated and exceedingly frequent strip scenes…

































































The show is enjoying a positively rapturous reception even on 2ch:

“Everyone goes on about the homo stuff, but this was pretty damn good!”

“They are really going for the fujoshi. The quality is really high and I’m quite looking forward to it though.”

“KyoAni is really showing us what they’re made of this time.”

“Definitely great pacing, seems nice.”

“So this is their effort to capture the rotten crowd. I can’t believe I just watched this.”

“It makes me hot!”

“Surprising just how good this is. They strip too much!”

“It is addictive.”

“And it was a total homo anime as everyone said.”

“This is actually rather good.”

“Everyone is going to keep watching this I can tell.”

“It is good. It’s a continue for me.”

“It’s too homo for me…”

“I’m not really interested, but I’ll give it a try.”

“Just look at Twitter – the girls all love this, it’s a hit for sure. It might be a bit odd for guys, but it’s still worth watching for them too.”

“I’ll watch it just for the token female characters, they are ero-kawaii!”

“I watched it because it is KyoAni after all, but 1 episode is the limit for me. Enjoy, all you wet fujoshi.”

“What is with the loli boys in anime of late…”

“And male naked apron…”

“These guys are serious exhibitionists!”

“I don’t see why they are OK with nude swimming with the guys but not the girls.”

“The fujoshi aren’t going to give imouto-chan any piece, are they?”

“Imouto is super cute. Everything else is aimed squarely at the fujoshi though…”

“She’s just an omake character though.”

“It kind of made me want to go for a swim.”

“They way they just aggressively tear their clothes off at the drop of a hat and wear swimsuits underneath all the time just made me laugh.”

“The perfect summer anime!”

“Am I actually gay for having had so much fun watching this?”

“Finally, a homo anime both men and women can enjoy!”

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    Comment by Trombe Override
    11:54 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Instead of Full Metal Panic Season 3... we got this SMH

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    Comment by Shuubi
    20:41 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Seriously guys, if you dont want Artefact to report on Free then maybe stop reacting to it so much? He's clearly only doing it for your predictable reactions. Save the energy for watching some of the other nice new shows coming out this season. I just watched Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi, it has a cute girl, go see that. It's not the end of anime when a show you dont like appears.

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    Comment by Martial
    21:32 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    What I found really funny, was how butt hurt the female fans are about people complaining about this.

    Yes, guys are immature even as they age, but so are women.

    Yes, 99% of shows are directed for guys, girls should be able to enjoy their shows too.

    The girls whining about the whining do have a point. However, it is also in the nature of men to hate "pussy shit", that is the norm for all men.

    When you have a show, that is more "gay" than Twilight, hate is bound to happen; if you can't accept it, you're not very intelligent.

    You said it yourself 99% of the shows are catered towards male, because the otaku industry is obviously driven towards satisfying males (you're an idiot if you want to argue against this). No shit males are going to complain about some gay anime. (I actually found the show quite entertaining, exhibitionists and boys confused with their gender)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 09/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Just accept the fact that most men think of you as lesser creatures. You'll never be able to change it. Now get back in the kitchen and make me a sandwich!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:10 03/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:33 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I can't fap to this

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    if you do, then you are not straight LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:05 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    girls can fap too you know

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am fapping over this, hehe

    I am a guy by the way XD

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    Comment by fxc2
    10:38 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Everybody is getting trolled so hard even thought they frequent the site and know just what it is and who runs it.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    11:10 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Well, at least the fujoshi are happy...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And HOMOS

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 04/07/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    HOMOSAPIEN ? lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I fear you are right. I suspect our esteemed host Artefact is trolling us.

    Comment by Anonymous

    This site is run by NSA.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If anyone here thought they were not under NSA or FBI signals surveillance since they achieved the technology to do so, you have be pretty fuckin naive. Everybody got into that game and lied to their respective oversight committees as soon as they could. That's how the clandestine agency policies and games are played.

    I am still laughing my ass off at all the sensitive little fucks who are crying about 'invasion of privacy' and 'constitutional rights' when they understand neither of those things or their implications. NSA can listen to me and read my mail all they want - they will find most of it as mundane as anyone else's. As for my political views, they will find that I am probably more patriotic and pro-US than most of the people working FOR NSA (hint snowden).

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Oh great. Someone that is fine with others reading his mail, browse his mail.. and stare at him while his is masturbating to porn (kinetic)..

    Naive is not the correct word, pretty much everyone do not know this shaddy thing been going on until it was exposed, and now is the right time to fight back this privacy invasion.

    You are fine with it, the alright, but I am not alongside with many others, so, nope. We are not alright with our privacy being violated.

    Comment by Anonymous

    As much as I like my privacy and rights, both of those things are maintained by knowing you can uphold your responsibilities. In America, they are given to your as an opportunity at birth with largely full backing of constitutional foundation in this country. Being around a few dozen nations, I believe America really is relatively much better than any other places in terms of ultimately following through in that regard.

    However, opportunity =/= free ride. Many other places overtly or covertly denies certain rights for groups at birth, but at least in US by an large majority fights against oppression of basic rights and opportunity to exercise those rights from birth. However, although they are granted at birth, the CONTINUATION of those rights and privileges are dependent upon whether you can hold up yourself to a certain standards and responsibilities. For people who cannot even bother to vote in presidential and local elections, much less run a financially stable and responsible life styles, even those basic standards are never met. How, then, can they continue to claim they are strong and conscious enough to wield the rights and privileges of living as a free man?

    This is a land of opportunity. Opportunity. Not all rights, privileges, and lack of compliment responsibilities. There are no free lunches anywhere. In truth, our nature goes against all that US constitution stands for - it's only your continued and conscientious effort to man up to your actions and responsibilities that maintains and advances your rights. This is exactly the opposite of those who bitch about this NSA activities the most: Irresponsible, young and immature, all me me me and no sense of obligation or power befitting a real, established man with back bone.

    Your rights were not taken from you. You gave them away with irresponsibilities, forcing the law enforcement agencies to react against your excesses with this kind of activity that is considered almost common public knowledge in other countries, which I am sure spoiled, posh suburban kids in America can't even imagine. Fatal rot doesn't start from the outside. It begin from within. If you want your rights back, shut the fuck and grow a pair in regards to being a true free man, not a bitchy spoiled and naive fuck you are right now.

    Comment by Anonymous

    i fucking know right lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:42 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Meh, if there is a market for this i dont see why not make it. Isnt this like the opposite fan service of boobs and panties?

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    03:13 05/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    > Isnt this like the opposite fan service of boobs and panties?

    It's not the opposite, it's the very same thing, for a different market.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    not really, the male characters have no junk in the trunks - whilst if they where women. You still see their boobs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, junk and vagina is off limit in any non porn media.. boob otherwise is accepted.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 08/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think most people who like this stuff (even most of the fujoshi) don't particularly want to constantly be flashed male genitalia, at least nowhere near as often as otaku moetards want to see panty shots and oppai in their non-hentai anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "junk in the trunk" refers to a big butt actually

    no, if you said "junk in their trunks" on the other hand...

    Comment by Anonymous

    They can see their wet pecs and abs, tough.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is it weird that I found these guys pretty cool, not what I'd see as "homo" in my mind? I... wish I were one of them >.< I should star swimming more!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 06/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I didn't see it as homo either. I think all those guys calling it "homo" should be questioning themselves. I mean, if seeing seeing anime guys with swimmer's bodies when the show is about SWIMMING affects them enough for them to be thinking "homo," then I have bad news for them....

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:15 07/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Soo you mean to tell me that girls that bitch about boobs and fan service are really just lesbians deep down?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 08/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nope, anons above me
    People who get mad about girls being reduced to a bunch of boobs and fanservice are getting mad because we are being objectified. Learn the difference.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 08/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @20:15 - actually yes, if they're seriously disgusted at seeing something they themselves have it's a defense put up in their own mind to counter their anxieties about being gay. The same shit applies. I thought all those uptight feminists trying to put down sexual depictions of women are usually made fun of as dykes, anyways?

    Comment by Anonymous

    you shouldnt wish to be one of them, they have no penises

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    Comment by Akihito
    04:51 05/07/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Full naked guys splashing together in a pool.... yes you are weird, because it is obvious they are totally homo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 05/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Big deal I've been in all male showers before. It doesn't mean we all wanted to fuck each other.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:28 06/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If you see swimmers splashing in a POOL and start thinking homo thoughts, that's a personal problem. I just saw guys in a pool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:37 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @Akihito - no actually, I wouldnt. I've seen tons of anime where women bathe naked together and it takes a lot more than that for me to see it as "yuri", it takes sexual advances from one of the characters or something about the personality of the character that would make me think they're gay/lesbian. What you're suggesting seems the same to me as suggesting that all the girls in a change room scene are lesbians and that it's a yuri scene if they get naked.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It will be homo service if these boys will start grabbing each other butts (like moe girls do with boobs) or making each other be pantless. Or one could touch other's penis, blushing and saying "ohhh, I envy you so much, girls must be love this part of yours, sempai" (like in yuri fanservice again).

    But for now it's not homo at all,

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    Comment by Akihito

    What if the MC had been girls? girls splashing totally nude in the pool... you would have said that its totally yuri fanservice, right? well, that's the same. Totally homo fanservice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:13 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and harem... harem has to be included

    Comment by Anonymous

    Homos and swimming?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:31 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it's Swimming & Homos - get it right faggot.

    Comment by Taylor

    There isn't a market. Women care about their appearance way to much to publically present themselves as otaku and buy stacks of DVDs and display figures in their house, and put up posters and buy anime shirts and all the other shit that men do that keep the anime industry alive. The anime industry will die if more anime is made like this because men wont buy it and women will barely buy it because they have to look good in front of their friends. In addition to that, on the slim chance anime that caters to women does catch and on and women in droves become otaku the two otaku types cannot coexist together. The interests of men are always put after women and anime will turn into the shit that drama is for women, men will eventually be pushed out and anime as we know and love it now, will die. Not enough quality characters and men type anime to have waifus. And everything else that men love and enjoy will be destroyed. As women commonly are the harbingers of.

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    Comment by BE'
    20:10 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Is it that hard to google 女オタクの部屋 (rooms of female otaku)? Copy-paste and enjoy how painfully wrong you are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 05/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Taylor you're the biggest fucking bigoted misogynist on this site. Congrats.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.5)

    20:10 - you could literally paste in the high sales figures of a lot of 'fujoshi' type shows to prove there is a market (not to mention the fact that female-run doujin circles currently outnumber male-run) and Taylor would still not admit to being wrong. He's incapable of doing so.

    I'm interested in how well Free! sells because it'll be one of the first of these kind of anime with an actual decent animatioin studio attached.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:20 05/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.5)

    'yeah 107 and they violate copyrights and ruin peoples favorite characters make shit money for the industry and what little they make is cancelled out by their pirating which actually takes money away from anime.'

    >implying anyone here pays for anime

    also I feel bad for you if drawing male characters being gay 'ruins' them for you, every time I look for pictures of a female character on the channel I have to see her getting gangbanged by a bunch of fat ugly men and she's not 'ruined' for me, guess your love for characters isnt that strong then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 08/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Rofl at all these losers just downvoting every single one of Taylor's posts. I don't know what's popular in the industry, I don't pay attention to it since even though I watch a lot of anime, I am content to just casually pick a few to watch every season that look interesting.

    But it is interesting to think about the economical side of it. Television is a terribly stifling medium because of all the pressure to recoup the production costs. You don't "sell" a show like you do manga or movies, and either way, so much of the budget has to go towards things like marketing and promotional goods (though the margins are huge, I'm sure the production cost is a sizable chunk of the budget) instead of the production studio. More than most other mediums, anime has to sell well, not be critically acclaimed by the demographics in the minority (non-moetards).

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    All I got out of that was 'homophobes are fucking psychopaths and turn into serial killers'. Thanks for proving that you homophobes will always be shitstains.

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    Comment by Peter Barton
    06:55 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >Slam Dunk (117 million)
    >The Prince of Tennis (40 million)

    Thanks for proving yourself wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 14/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh Taylor my baby, I need you, I love you, you know! You're such a beautiful little asshole that just needs a bit of solace, I don't know, why not the calm of a bamboo forest for example? Or a field of flowers to calm yourself and be in peace with your mind? Hey Taylor, come to me and let me hug you. I won't mind if you cry in my arms.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's okay Taylor, we know you're sad because you'll never get a woman to love you while you live your misogynistic existence. Shhhh, ye of the mentality of a spoiled five-year-old, shhhhh.

    Also, if you're going to be so high and mighty about your self-proclaimed intellectual arguments, you might want to drop the metric fuck-ton of painful run-ons and awkward sentence structure. We realize your arguments are flimsy at best, but there's no need to butcher grammar for it.

    Comment by Taylor
    21:46 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    15:58 You make it sound like I want anime to have more female fans which means apparently after all I've said means you can't read and understand. If being all those random namecalling names you called me keeps more women out of anime then I will continue to be all of those names you ranted. Thus your emotional temper tantrum was in vain.

    Ps if you arguments lack logic and only resorts to personal attacks because you can't think of anything intelligent to say, as any debate class, or open forum, or really any conversation with people who are dumbassas would, the person in my position is considered the victor of the debate. Thank you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:16 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, I mean those actual otaku rooms that are not remotely glamorous, unless you want to argue that they are actually owned by men who just happen to like a lot of fujoshi anime.

    Theres also my room, my sisters room, and some of my friends rooms. Until recently I kept most of my stuff hidden in the closet because my brother was really judgemental about liking 'nerdy kids shows', but now I dont give a shit what he thinks.

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    Comment by BE'
    21:14 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, I see, so it's like self-hypnosis. He keep repeating himself things and feels better because he gets to believe what he says. It's like when fujoshi want to believe that X and Y are lovers, then. They are on the same level of delusion. It's kinda funny.
    To me, Free would be the second anime that 'dared' after Tiger and Bunny. And I can already see the increasing sales as people start to hear about it. I hope they will use that money the right way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fujoshi draw doujin and get off to half the stuff on your list there, Taylor.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well if you think women are so evil, Taylor, then why not just stick to boys? If you did that, then you wouldn't have to complain this much - it's a win/win for all!

    Comment by Anonymous

    @17:44 - people aren't downvoting your copypasta'd list, people are downvoting what your reasons for posting that list and what you're trying to say about it. They're also just downvoting it in general because it's by you, because it's quite likely impossible to find a good post by you anyways. How is this so hard to understand?

    Comment by Anonymous

    you know, maybe there isnt alot of fujoshi and girls in general in the otaku group because, idk, MAYBE MOST ANIME IS FILLED WITH FUCKING FANSERVICE FOR MEN AND ONLY MEN? MAYBE ALL THE FUCKING GIRLS ARE PRACTICALLY NAKED AND HORNY FOR THE MALES ALL THE TIME? I mean, if there were more animes directed to a female audience, such as Free!, im pretty sure there'd be like, bajillions of more otaku girls everywhere and being more proud and public of it. not only that, but the majority of the otaku group is filled with stupid ass misogynist asshats like you, and that usually makes us not want to associate with the otaku group at all because hahah wow who the fuck would want to hang out with narrow-minded pieces of shits like you, Taylor? only other otaku misogynist asshats. im sure plenty of women avoid you, and its sad that you think because of that there's hardly any in this otaku group.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And yet when other people out dick you, you go to the corner and pretend you 'won' the argument...

    You've shown your true colors so many times and got fucked for it but you don't even want to think about that. Thank the hell you are hiding behind an anonymity or you just can't handle what's coming your way to put a train on your virgin ass ^^

    Comment by Anonymous

    @22:33 - I don't see anime pandering to EITHER sex there, it's all "normal" anime. Maybe kyoani should stop pandering to anyone and try to make masterpiece anime like Miyazaki's.

    Comment by Taylor
    22:33 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    "you could literally paste in the high sales figures of a lot of 'fujoshi' type shows to prove there is a market"

    I hear alot of shit talking. I don't see alot of facts. Let's see these numbers compared to other anime. That's a weak argument anyway because look how much akb "sells". - To male otaku btw.

    "(not to mention the fact that female-run doujin circles currently outnumber male-run)"

    (citation needed)

    also men don't really give much of a fuck about doujin, and the sales numbers are shit compared to actual titles. and why would you use doujin as an example instead of just manga? Is is because if you used manga you would have to say ALL the top selling manga of all time, and of any year, ever, are all titles that are aimed at MEN and each out sell all doujin combined?

    Dragon Ball (350 million copies sold)
    One Piece (270 million)
    Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo (155.3 million)
    Naruto (135.5 million)
    Slam Dunk (117 million)
    Bleach (78 million)
    Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (77 million)
    Captain Tsubasa (70 million)
    Fist of the North Star (60 million)
    Hunter X Hunter (60 million)
    Dragon Quest: Dai's Great Adventure (50 million)
    Rurouni Kenshin (50 million)
    Yu Yu Hakusho (47 million)
    Rokudenashi Blues (43 million)
    The Prince of Tennis (40 million)
    Dr. Slump (35 million)
    City Hunter (35 million)
    Bastard!!: Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy (30 million)
    Yu-Gi-Oh (28 million)
    Death Note (27 million)

    I don't see any fujoshit there. Nice argument. Tell me more about this fujoshit market. Or shall I post anime stats as well and make you feel worse?

    Comment by Taylor

    Oh you mean those rooms that are usually decorated by management or a production staff and then insert a random cute model girl who knows little or doesn't give a shit about the anime surrounding her for her to take idol pictures in to do what so many other opportunistic women do and use anime and otaku to promote their own careers?

    Yeah I know about those. What was your point? By the way that "otaku girl" in "her otaku room" has an album coming out soon. Make sure to get it cause shes kawaii !!

    Here is a better test, how many real life girls do you know with rooms like that buying up anime shit like crazy? How many otaku guys in Japan would you guess know otaku girls just like them? How common is it vs male otaku? Enough to support an industry? When the hokago tea time train opened why was just about ever single person standing in like from like 1am male? I don't remember seeing one female standing in that line. You speak Japanese right? Why isnt it common to see real life cute girls with otaku rooms posting on 2ch just like in those pictures you told me to google? If I showed you a picture of the president riding a dolphin would you believe that too?

    Women are casual anime fans.
    If you're trying to argue the anime otaku world is not 90% supported and dominated by men then you're going to have to take that argument to

    Comment by Anonymous

    Homophobes? Like jeffrey dahmer?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I think you need help with your searching more then anything else because you don't find yaoi unless you go looking for it saying how they're going to see that and be turned away from anime forever or whatever and turn into a serial killer. Honestly, you really don't find yaoi unless you're that side of the internet.... or go searching for it.

    Comment by Taylor

    I understand my more opinionated comments being voted down, but when you vote down clear and obvious statistical facts and vote up factually proven incorrect statements just because they're in opposition to me it only proves me right about women being uneducated butthurts who's emotions override their logic and are just senselessly argumentative and dont want to face the truth admit being wrong and live in denial. That's the beauty of me saying thing in the jerky yet factual smart way that I do because it forces people into a corner because they cant prove what I said wrong they just dont like that I said it and that causes them to abandon logical thinking and act out and you get to see their true colors.

    Comment by Taylor

    First of all you're singling out 2 out of 20 which is fail.
    Second of all prince of tennis and slam dunk are both shonen.
    Thanks for proving yourself stupid.

    Comment by Taylor

    yeah 107 and they violate copyrights and ruin peoples favorite characters make shit money for the industry and what little they make is cancelled out by their pirating which actually takes money away from anime. Thanks Women/fujoshi.

    Comment by Taylor

    You mean those otaku rooms they put a cute girl in to take pictures of?

    Comment by Taylor

    And in the first place I never even said they ruin the character by being gay. They can do that with poor writing. So thanks for jumping to conclusions and assuming just like you kind typically does. So I will write about them ruining character by making them gay just to spite you.

    Comment by Taylor

    I didn't say they ruin it for me. My 2d love cannot be tainted by the vile acts of women. But think about that new up and coming 11 year old boy anime fan who just bought his first manga with the money he saved delivering newspapers. He reads it, love it, picks a character to be his role model, then he has to come online and stumble upon fujoshit and see his fav character with sparkles all over his head acting like a bitch and getting fingered. That little boy never returns to anime again and grows up bitter and becomes hitler. All because of fujoshi. Now on the other hand he can come on sankaku and see his character plowing the female main character. The he grows up to be a man with good role models and becomes the first black president. Thats what anime is all about. Even I learned some lessons from Ichigo. But if I would have seen him fucking chad online my first week watching bleach Id probably be a serial killer by now or something. Fujoshi must be stopped.

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    Comment by God
    07:00 05/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    What a moron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    lol @ dumb fuckers not getting the sarcasm by a guy with a screen name 'satan'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    swelling ego, yes

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    Comment by Satan
    08:52 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He seems like a swell guy to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:25 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    weak, frail ego that can be dragged around by the mouth. Like a good whore.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Any takers on how many times we can get Taylor to say 'facts' or 'factual'?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It is funny that you mention "Prince of Tennis" since after watching the first episode of Free! I noticed many similarities between the two shows. I wouldn't be surprised if I see more and if that guy that wears the glasses makes protein drinks I will call this a ripoff of "Prince of Tennis".

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Prince of Penis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 06/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Who the hell chose these animes in this season?
    70% of them are animes for girls ........
    Should not compare to prince of tennis .........At least the guys did not walk half naked the whole episode!!
    I know why it is called FREE .. free underpants .........

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    19:13 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Okay seriously?! While Taylor usually blesses us with out of the line, and presumptuous arguments which I find usually pointless to reply to(if I may add, which I just did) the guy's totally has a point here. No discussion needed if women were as serious about this as men were, there would be, the current market for fujiyoshi/female based goods would at least be have to be 300% or more of it's current state, instead we end up with a majority being just half-assed about their favorite shows with the most hardcore ending up ruling fanfic sites and fewer still simply opting for cosplay(which doesn't really sell well since last time I saw they were making their own costumes mostly atleast). While I support their rights, the least they could do is be a LOT more proactive about their hobby especially when Kyonani is making such an incredible effort.

    Oh and Taylor is blowing his points out of proportion, no matter how valid they are =-=

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @Taylor- I used doujins as an example because thats one of the easiest ways to tell the popularity of a series. If there are people making and buying doujins, they constitute a fanbase.

    Also, I never said that fujoshi anime sell -better-. They dont, because they tend to be shit and poorly animated. That's why so many people are glad to have an actually decent company working on one for once. But the shows definitely sell. Utapri and Hetalia wouldnt have gotten the shitload of merchandise, not to mention mutliple series, if it didnt sell, and I'm pretty sure most of the people buying it arent men.
    You said there isnt a market, but there is, and its a market tired of the same shitty animation studios all the time. Let us have at least one show by a good studio and see how it goes. If Free is a a bellyflop that doesnt sell, then you'll have made your point, but its too premature to make such claims right now.

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    23:47 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Okay first Tiger and Bunny loved the show, I honestly have to ask was it REALLY targeted females or showed any signs of being specialized to them??? Not trolling here, cause I loved the series but it gave me nothing of the vibes No. 6 or even Free does right now. What I felt was Kotetsu's obvious friendship towards Barnaby but it never once felt forced to me and the show gave us a lot more variance like the love from Pepsi girl and the Kotetsu's love for his daughter all felt natural and smooth to me. If I had to categorize T&G, would love to put it in the general category definitely a must for anyone but to keep flailing it as a fujiyoshi marketed title makes me think that Harry Potter might as well have been, considering that more than half the people I personally know who liked it are Women.

    You just have to see the ratios and Anime and Manga Industry (Including everything else) is a business cruiser if you will, it's gonna float best in waters and sell best, ergo if Fujiyoshi/Women were as supporting as some of the people's reactions here convey don't cha think there would be a lot more of it in the mainstream. Why are seasonal show so over populated with harem titles than shounen ai if the market was that big? why does there seem to be a whole LOT more merchandise targeted to males when as some of you people say "there are always as many females as me". I never said that the market didn't exist OR that it's miniscule but companies are business oriented first before entertainment, there is a reason why 20:46 you are able to name those 2 alone, not saying that there aren't anymore but there's also a reason why when we think of female stores those 2 usually pop up but when it's about the male demographic what pop's into your head are tons of stores that can just be shuffled(Why some of you may ask, because their more scattered.Why? Cause society can supply them with the demand) Hey don't look at me look at Sankaku how many women do you think have come out in this site? Do they number even closely as the men? Look at the ads around this site who are they targeted to? Jlist is known for catering to both men and women after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i dont want you on my back Taylor, I'll be fine.
    I'm quite confident that my penis isnt going to fall off from a little ladies about the place, but you little boys who insist on turning everything into some battle of the sexes while screaming about cooties can have fun in the sandbox by yourself.
    -chuckles to self and returns to reading newspaper-

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    To people who think there is no female anime market...lmfao. Why do you think Tiger&Bunny sold as well as it did? It wouldnt have become half the hit it was if it didnt catch on so much with the female fans.

    Also Taylor doesnt seem to realize that in his manga list is nothing but titles that appeal to both men and women. Of course they're going to be sell better if both genders are buying them as opposed to just one. Meanwhile 'Wet Panty Neko Imouto-chans' isnt going to sell as well, because its probably something only male otaku would buy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 13/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh Taylor.

    You won't have any other place to go because you would be rejected wherever you go. So that implies you to question yourself. If you were born a girl, what would you have thought? If one day… I dunno, let's say it's a fantasy scenario… if one day you wake up as a girl, how would you feel and what would you think? I'm curious of your reply, because for the moment, your tears are delicious as fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:39 08/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @21:46 - Keep women out of anime? Fucking sexist bigot, from what I read from you I wouldn't be surprised if you started calling for a genocide or jihad against all women. Female concentration camps too. You heartless bastard...

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    Comment by BE'
    20:46 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.1)

    Oh really, then explain me why there are always as many females as men at the Mandarake and Tora no Ana stores?

    Comment by Anonymous

    You can just say 'final say' and post a bunch of bullshit, homophobic fear-mongering. Thanks for the laughs though.

    Go burn your K-ON collection like the overreacting, sad otaku you are. That's the hobby of you guys when you get mad, isnt it? Fucking pathetic.

    Comment by Taylor

    I see alot of back and forth on the male comments vs fujoshi.
    I like to thank the real men out there for not letting sankaku be taken over by fujoshits and feminazis. This is our last stand. We have no where to go if they take over this too. Even if we;ve fought in the past and will fight in the future, I got your back on this one men. Stay strong. Don't let them take down our stronghold!

    Comment by Taylor

    Ok this very long reply should deter anyone from mentioning @taylor again. Should be the final say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    A bit sad but true...women harbingers of destruction.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 06/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Tell me about it. Everything they touch dies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 14/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am sure there are some women who wrote amazing seinen or ecchi stories that you enjoyed without even knowing.

    Oh, the taste of destruction…

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:15 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you retarded or what?
    I`m a girl and I have a room full of anime related posters, games, DVDs... I`m a well known otaku in my class, but I still care about my appearance -.-"

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any amount of minority must always be ignored, sweeping generalizations all around is required to live a healthy life of hatred!

    Comment by Taylor
    20:02 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you retarded or what?
    For every one of you there are 15,000 male otaku and 15,000 non otaku females making you feel stupid for being a female otaku. Which of these do you think make smarter business sense to carter to?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 10/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess anime really does make you retarded :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:24 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You average female fan could write a Yaoi Fanfic about this Managa.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:46 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Being a female, I'm quite proud of my tastes actually... my room perfectly translates them too btw...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 14/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh my poor Anon 09:07, didn't sex.ed teach you that relationships don't work like that? :3

    Comment by Anonymous

    Who wants to fuck you? Ew.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You live in a pig sty?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well if you really a female like you say you are lets just do each other a favor and fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Is this comment a joke? Satire? Please? OP, come on. No market for lady Otakus? -coughs and points to Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tokyo MewMew, All of Shojo, Madoka, Yaoi and BL manga- Like seriously. Anime isn't a boys-only treehouse.

    Comment by Taylor
    21:19 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is the conversation about female anime fans or fujoshi. Learn to read please. Yaoi and BL manga don't sell shit. Go look at the numbers in comparison to popular manga and calculate how much is costs to run a anime/manga studio and speak to me again after you've educated yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous

    LOL, yet women make the target market for soap operas. Women may not buy posters and figures, but they end up watching this stuff on TV - like the many South American and Western soap operas all mainly watched by WOMEN.

    Comment by Taylor
    21:21 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dude for every one of you theres 5 million girls who dont give a shit about it and laugh at your for having it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, whatever. I'm a girl and my manga/DVD/wall scroll/figure/plush/key chain/100 yen figures/merch collection rivals anyones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:00 08/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @21:21 - and you help that situation oh so much!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Agree, and I think the people downvoted you are some woman that can't handle the truth a.k.a feminist

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    Comment by Anonymous

    This is the first time I agree with you.
    I think you are downvoted because, you know you are Taylor, but this time you are 100% right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 05/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Some people don't register on this site because it would be a career ending move.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 04/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Taylor, I'm disappointed! You always talk about how you have the unpopular opinions and go against the crowd, so I was excited to see you tell everyone who opposes this show why they suck. But instead you just act as much as a sheep as they are and follow the popular opinion. Guess you really are all talk when it comes down to it.

    Comment by Taylor
    21:33 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    39 ad hominem with no counter argument to prove your point. Thanks for being a moron.

    38 its about knowing your audience and what will sell. Thats all there is to it. Its a business. Business is about profit not idealism.

    By the way I don't know what movie channels your trailer park gets, but two of the top 5 actors in the world are black males. Google will smith and denzel washington. With denzel arguably topping the list over brad pitt in opinion and certainly in awards. Thanks for being stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Completamente deacuerdo con Tylor

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @Taylor thinking all forms of media cater to females: HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    tell me more about how hard it is to be a straight white male. -puts head in hands-

    Comment by Taylor
    00:56 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I don't oppose all popular opinion just because its popular. I oppose popular opinion if its stupid.
    Its stupid to think that all popular opinion is stupid which is why I see you came up with that conclusion, because you are stupid.

    If you notice all my comments are voted down as they should be regardless of what I say, so I am still true to my Taylor self. If I wanted to be accepted by you people I'd simply make a new name and make nice posts. But I am still the one, the only, @Taylor.

    You anons should be happy I even acknowledge your existence. Usually the dumb shit you says gets ignored and people dont reply or even bother to even vote you down. But making a anti-taylor post is sure to get you positive attention no matter how stupid and ordinary it is and you are, people will actually agree with you and reply and talk to you on the internet making you feel happy. You should be thankful for me. You're welcome.

    Comment by Anonymous

    dooo wop
    dupe dupe
    dooo wop
    dupe dupe
    dooo wop
    dupe dupe
    dooo wop

    Well she sneaks around the world
    from Kiev to Carolina
    She's a sticky-fingered filcher
    from Berlin down to Belize
    She'll take you for a ride
    on a slow boat to China,
    Tell me...
    where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

    Comment by Anonymous

    More fujoshi anime arent made because theres no market, its because they dont want to take risks.
    Its the same reason you never see any popular action movies with black guys in leading roles. Or rather, giving the leading role to anyone who isnt a white male. Studios in all forms of media are afraid to do anything different, and I respect KyoAni for having the guts to try this. It'll look bad on them if it fails, but we dont know if it has.
    If it wins, dont worry. Your penis isnt going to fall off.

    Comment by Anonymous


    LOL explains why taylor would register. He has no 'career' to speak of unless his parents buy it for him. They are probably tired of cleaning up after his mess everywhere since he can't keep his mouth shut.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I belive they'd buy it, just not at retail. Look at ebooks, which have generated an 81% gain in the sales of raunchy 'romance novels'. This sudden spike in 'romance novels' is because women no longer have to feel embarrassed waiting at the checkout counter. The same count hold true with online retailers, like Amazon, with stuff like this.

    Thou I believe Japan would need a shift to digital to really spur on a market gain in that area, just like the western world did. After all, when the files are hosted on a remove server or hidden away on your harddrive, no one is going to take note of it on your bookshelf.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Dude Fujoshis don't have friends...

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    Comment by Grace

    Excuse me, but I believe Hetalia is one of the most popular anime out there currently. It may not have sold the most, but it's a lot younger than the ones you mentioned and has a huge fanbase with tons of merchandise being sold online and fanmade merchandise all over Etsy. I went to a con last year and the only things that really sold out was all the (official) Hetalia merch. Personally I think doujins and fanfictions are a more creative way to spread the word about your favourite anime - plus, some people just don't have the money. But don't you dare say that women don't contribute to sales of anime and manga. I own a whole stash of manga volumes and anime DVDs alike, which is pretty much littered across my room in draws, or on bookshelves - on display or off doesn't really matter. And it may not be an anime, but I contributed $105 to the Homestuck Adventure Game Kickstarter last year and this year I bought 2 more Homestuck shirts, each costing me $30. I wear them whenever I can and I love to talk about my fandoms with my friends and try to get them into the anime, manga and webcomics I like. I'm 15 years old, unemployed, a female and a student and I contribute to every single one of my fandoms with my own allowance. Not to mention the fact my walls are completely plastered with video game posters. There's not much official merchandise that caters towards me. Everything's covered in loli girls with big tits, and I don't really want that merchandise, sorry? But I still do my best to contribute. Not all girls are fujoshis. If there was more merchandise aimed at girls who generally just wanted tote bags and the like with their favourite characters without panty-shots and eroge art, maybe there'd be more shit for the female demographic to buy. You're a misogynist bastard and just taking one look at this site tells me you're a yuri-loving, homophobic, sexist prick.

    Comment by Taylor
    21:17 07/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I can't believe I wasted my tine to ever argue with you. I'm embarrassed with myself

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:08 14/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least Grace has more arguments than you, Anons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Homophobic and sexist, yes, but nothing wrong with loving yuri, lol.

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    Comment by Grace
    05:21 08/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering this is the first time seeing you back down in any way Taylor, I'm thinking that's not the reason why.

    There's something wrong with being yuri-loving when you're hating on yaoi.

    "Can't take what I dish out"? Excuse me? This was my first comment on here ever. I hardly believe that's me not taking what I dish out when I hadn't even dished anything out in the first place.

    There's a blog dedicated to you guys and your whining. It's so funny I wanted to get involved. c: Thanks for proving you're all idiots!

    Comment by Anonymous

    You mad, Grace? Awww, can't take what you dish out? Typical, bitch.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Your tears are delicious , Grace. Keep 'em coming. You bitches are all the same. Hahaha.

    Comment by Anonymous


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    Comment by Romeo Capriotti

    Not even going to touch how fucking misogynistic you're being. I look at your writing and can only think "There but for the Grace of God go I."

    KyoAn aired the damn commercial to show they could do something OTHER than Moe--they milked that thing for how many years? You try eating the same fucking thing for 4+ years. So they jumped ship and are aiming for that Fujoshi-Money. Moe's had a good run of a couple years, but maybe now it can be someone else's turn to play with the dolly? And soon enough it'll be another someone's turn. Chill the fuck out, it's not personal--it's just business.

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    Comment by Relm

    So many of these manga have huge sales because of the huge fujoshi fanbase. Haven't you heard the typical otaku complaints of "fujoshi are taking over Jump"? D.Gray-man, Reborn, lalala?

    Haven't you ever been into a game center? Girls are lined up trying to get Zoro or Sanji figures, and the immense popularity of Chopper is entirely due to women.

    Haven't you ever been into a Mandarake, or an Animate? Especially Animate, omg, it's full of mostly women. All their special events for newer shows like Blue Exorcist and such are just full of women. Most of the merch at Animate is targeted towards women/they sell stuff for shows fujoshi like (Black Butler or Magi or Sengoku Basara or what have you).

    Haven't you ever been to comiket? So many fujoshi!

    I can't even believe you put Prince of Tennis on that list because I've never met a single male fan. It's common knowledge that the entire series has been fujoshi bait for years. It's homohomohomo. And Then there's Reborn. Shezus. That manga hasn't legitimately been "shounen" for ages.

    It's pretty clear from your posts that you've never actually been to Japan and have no goddamn idea what you're talking about. Hell, it looks like you've never even been to a convention in North America either, because if you had you'd realize that there's a good majority of women at any convention.

    You just have your eyes and ears plugged. I guess you're bitter because your misogynistic attitude is keeping you from getting laid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:11 14/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can just applause Relm.

    Comment by Anonymous

    One thing is evident from Taylor's comments: He doesn't KNOW any actual women. Everything he THINKS he knows seems to come from his puerile imagination.

    Comment by Taylor
    21:35 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but using logic instead of 7th grade insults will surely hurt you.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It's probably best not to mind a megalomaniac like him, but it's hard not to because it's actually such a rare occurrence.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Either that, 11:48, or he's just got mommy issues. LOL

    Comment by Anonymous

    Nah, if you actually have a life this type of gayassed uppity act is pretty much common. Which makes their individual frail ego all that more funny to watch since each of them are convinced they are unique.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Agreed. KyoAni can make shallow anime for other demographics tool, even if the premise is a bit on the nose.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 04/07/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    I want traps

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