Kemono Friends Seiyuu Grovel For Kadokawa


Fans of Kemono Friends are convinced that the recent talk show live stream that featured the show’s numerous seiyuu apologizing for the controversial firing incident was staged by Kadokawa, believed to be a rather lazy attempt to rectify the catastrophe by shoving some pretty seiyuu in the faces of easily pacified otaku morons.

A NicoNico Douga video depicting the show’s seiyuu indirectly delivering Kadokawa’s apology:

Perturbed fans believe Kadokawa forced the seiyuu to apologize on behalf of Tatsuki and studio Yaoyorozu (the animation studio that has since resigned from the project), as some of the girls are relatively new to the industry and if they were to take any line other than Kadokawa’s, it would likely prevent them from ever getting voice work again.

The phrase “声優の盾” (seiyuu shield) had also begun to trend on Twitter as a result of the incident, though fans were unsurprisingly quick to accuse Twitter of defending Kadokawa after the tag vanished off the notoriously heavily censored trending page:



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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:18 28/09/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Haha twitter pushing corporate agenda once again. What's next? A chinese chairman?

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    Comment by Primus de Pedos
    19:30 28/09/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They have been doing that for a long time now. You're just seeing a rare, transparent case.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:45 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rare? Trump related some what positive-tags are always removed.

    Also, remember CNN Blackmail? Poof.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:42 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Twitter are always fucking around with trends, hashtags and shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chairwoman Pao you mean?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    First Konami, now Kadokawa?

    Never thought Japanese companies were the kind to steal people's ideas like that. They kick their creators out like dogs and then just take their ideas all for themselves. That's the worst thing that could happen to an artist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:03 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    They learned it from the masters, of legally stealing without giving a hint of credit or respect, domestically and internationally, historically till now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:12 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And they acted as if they made everything, are everything, without any faults or unearned privileges.

    It was okay because they represented good, which were handed to them by their greatest gen and by the fucking commies who did most of the heavy lifting against the nazis in war, as they do now in peace.

    Besides, this happenes all the time, even when mods turn to released games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:58 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Why would seiyuu need to apologize?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:58 28/09/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Because Kadokawa has their careers held at gunpoint.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Surely if they said no and Kadokawa fired them...

    ...well, it's just Kadokawa digging themselves an ever bigger hole at that point, no?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:28 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That doesnt help those poor seiyuu who can then never get a job again, does it now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They don't need to apologize. They did apologize, though. That's why everyone concludes they were forced to do so. Forced by the power-crazed executives for whom vivisection is too merciful an end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why should actors apologize? Are they stupid or what?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because many of them are new to the business and don't want to get blacklisted by not playing ball.

    It's not like big things were expected of Kemono Friends at the start, so there're no big name voice actors or anyone with any real clout in the industry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you have to ask? Are you stupid or what?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now, now, most people are in fact stupid. That some people even bother to ask a question shows they're brighter than a lot of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now now, you can go fuck off yourself. If some people can't ask a legit questions without resorting to seiyuu insults, they can expect the same treatment and get bent.

    And I don't know what your deal is, sucking the dick of some dick, being an shat behavior apologist yourself.

    How many languages or machine languages can you communicate in? Can you even communicate in other forms of English? Which real subjects from which top 50 or even 100 Unis did you finish? Or were accepted into?

    All you got are just snide insults, pretending to be iamveryclever. While others does not have to bother because they have objective proofs to know they are smarter than 99%+, but not really that smart either.

    And let us not pretend now, that no one knows exactly who you are. Troll postings for more troll comments for troll clicks, and yet selectively letting certain kinds of non-minority opinions slide, while withholding for a day or two, or deleting other minority opinions, as well as defending certain types of initiating shat behaviors hostile to otaku culture here, while chiding other responding shat behaviors in support of otaku.

    Get this, these seiyuu are minorities you can insult and belittle in your country, but they belong to the majority in their country. In their country, they don't go spit on or attack your people, like you do to them in theirs.

    He gave a "conservative" insult, I gave a "conservative" response, you wanted a "liberal" excuse on a "conservative" insult, I have you a shat "liberal" answer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm still a bit lost, why exactly they fired the director? I know the article talked about unauthorized use of the character, but what he did especifically?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:30 03/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    they thought KF was going to bomb HARD but they already bought the timeslot so they had to make SOMETHING. so they gave it to a throwaway studio and gave it only the minimum budget possible, then gave that studio and its director free creative control over the whole IP. When it then became the biggest success of 2017, suddenly kadokawa wanted that control back, especially when the studio released a free episode without getting paid to make it (which kadokawa could've used to push bluray sales) which was completely within their rights. The director didn't want to play ball with kadokawa insisting that they relinquish the control they were given just so kadokawa could make an extra buck on a project they swore would fail and hardly invested in in the first place. So kadokawa threatened to fire the director, but he showed he actually had a spine and said 'fine, go ahead and fire me'. And the studio left with him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:28 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Afaik, he made and released an additional episode of Friends for free without consulting with Kadokawa.

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    Comment by Enfield Mundo
    02:35 29/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.4)

    ...Is the excuse that Kadokawa made. They've been debunked, FYI.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He didn't make as much money for Kadokawa this week as he did last week.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I havent been able to watch it either, only thing of fame i like is the zoo pinquin who fell in love with a cardboard cutout.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Grovel? more like demanding.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still worry for grape kun. ;-;

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Things went to hell so fast, Kemono Friends may turn from been one of the most beloved to one of the most hated shows.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:34 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Nobody who liked the show before hates it now. That's the problem to begin with. Fans aree siding with Tatsuki and that's pissing Kadokawa off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think he means it will be hated a Tatsuki-less version of Kemono Friends

    Comment by Anonymous

    Fuck those who don't like the anime due to Kadokawa's BS. It is one thing to hate on Kadokawa again for the BS they pull, it is quite another to hate an anime because of it, as an otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 29/09/2017 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    The guy made a mistake and now he is gone. Move on and don't drag other people with you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:25 28/09/2017 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    I don't get why you guys liking Kemono Craps in the first place lmfao, weebs

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:42 28/09/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Why do you normalfags keep doing this? This makes as much sense as spending all your time on gay porn sites calling people faggots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:55 28/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I don't get why you like your shitty, normal faggot soulless shows in the first place "lmfao", retard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 30/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >dislikes kemofure
    >supports mediocre crap harem shit with awful story

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't get why you're here or need to comment.
    Troll in the first place lmfao, douche.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    21:32 28/09/2017 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    double that bro. fucking retards gobble up that pile of crap like its crack, so it just proves that they're all retards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 28/09/2017 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Why do people like this shitty anime? It's mostly poor-looking cheap CGI and proves otakus will eat up any shit regardless of quality as long as there's bunch of cute girls in it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 28/09/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You really haven't watched it so stfu.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:03 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)


    But 21:05 have watched a bunch of live actions, so he or she would give live actions more chances than US cops to majority-looking folks with no "actual privileges".

    But when it comes to anime, he hates CGI and almost every other anime, yet here they are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:41 29/09/2017 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    The first 10 out of 12 episodes lack any story or character development. It's just a waifu-bait trash anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So you didn't pay attention while watching it, good job, you certainly showed us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:10 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The first 10 out of 12 episodes lack any story or character development. It's just a waifu-bait trash anime."

    How do fucking retards like you even have the intelligence necessary to keep breathing?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:43 28/09/2017 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    does he really need to watch it? it's clearly not a good anime anyway. it might work well for kindergarten kids though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 29/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.8)

    No, he doesn't need to watch it. Clearly, judging something you have no knowledge of is enough.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Obvios bait is obvious

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:11 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >muh otakus

    It became a huge mainstream hit in Japan and was shown to children in early timeslots. It's also exceptionally well written and directed but you'd have to get over your childish moephobia to notice that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:29 03/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like MLP. A show meant for kids but that as a cancerous adult fanbase

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 29/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cuteness is justice.

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