Manga Ad in Newspaper Sparks Controversy, Deemed "Unacceptable" by UN
One of the first rules of marketing is to know your audience. Manga publisher Kodansha thought to advertise their fanservice mangaTawawa on Monday's fourth volumewith a full-page spread inThe Nikkei, the world's largest financial newspaper, on April 4. The reactions to this ad got a lot more heated than Kodansha probably intended.The ad is simply an image of the manga's main character Ai wearing a school uniform, with the text reading "I hope this ...
Sega's Next Live-Action Project is Streets of Rage
It was only a matter of time afterSonic and its sequel did fairly well at the box office that Sega would attempt to give another of their classic IPs the live-action treatment. But other thanSonic, what else do they have? Yakuza? That already had a movie in 2007.Shenmue? That's got an anime in the works, but no-one wants to watch a guy drive a forklift and play with gachapon machines for two hours. What about the classic Genesis beat-em-upStreets ...
Sonic 2 Speeds Through the Box Office
Some people thought there was no waySonic 2 could recapture what made the first arguably the best video game-based movie yet. Those people were wrong, seeing as reception to the sequel has been mostly warm so far. It currently sits at 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, compared to the first movie's 63%.Everything that made the first movie great is also present here: Sonic's buddy cop relationship with Tom, shout-outs to the fandom and games, Jim Carrey being ...
Leia's Minifig Tits Nerfed in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The term "fanservice" is almost always used in reference to scenes in anime where a female character has her clothes removed for the benefit of the typically male, typically straight audience, but the phenomenon exists outside of anime as well. Probably the most famous example of this kind of fanservice is the metal bikini worn by Carrie Fisher inReturn of the Jediafter Princess Leia gets captured by Jabba the Hutt.I may or may not have beaten off ...
Nekopara's Doggirl Spin-Off is No Joke
April 1 must be a great day for businesses. A lot of 'em like to make an announcement that day, usually revealing a product wildly different to what they're usually known for, then they can gauge people's reactions and base their next step on that. If the audience love it then they'll double down and say it's for real. If not, they can always fall back on April Fool's and pretend nothing happened.So far, Nekoworks are two-for-two when it comes to ...
April 2022 Hentai Releases
What's up hentai lovers? Here are some of the titles you can look forward to seeing this month:Inkou Kyoushi no Sai Seikatsu Shidouroku – Episodes 1 & 2Anehame: Ore no Hatsukoi ga Jisshi na Wake ga Nai – Episode 2Otaku ni Yasashii Gal toka, Kyonyuu no Osananajimi toka - Episode 1Cosplay Change: Pure-kei Joshidaisei no Kiken na Seiheki - Episode 3Doukyuusei Remake The Animation - Episode 1Eroriman: Junjou Meikko o Loveho ni Tsurekonde Yaritai Houdai ...
Kingdom Hearts IV Steps out of the Shadows
After the release ofKingdom Hearts II in 2005, fans had to wait until 2019 for the next main installment in the crossover franchise. There were a bunch of spin-offs in the meantime, but 14 years is a long time to wait for a sequel. So I think it's safe to say nobody saw the announcement of the next game in the series coming so soon.The surprise reveal came during a livestream by Square Enix to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series, but not ...
Why Some Fans Believe Berserk's Opening is Non-Canon
The 41st volume ofBerserk will officially be released in English this November, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. Sadly, this'll most likely be the last we see of the legendary dark fantasy manga after author Kentaro Miura passed away almost a year ago. Before it comes to an end, let's revist the very first scene that's still controversial to this day.In Black Swordsman, the manga's first chapter published inAnimal Housein 1989, the titular black swordsman ...
Mommy Domme Malenia and her Rotten Scarlet Pussy
Having beat and platinumedElden Ring, I can say with confidence that the hardest and hottest boss in the entire game is a crippled redhead with her tits out. She may be easier on the eyes than any of her vile relatives, but Melania hits harder and faster than most FromSoft bosses to date.Malenia and her brother Miquella are the cursed twin offsping of gods Marika and Radagon. Miquella was doomed to stay a child forever, while Malenia was host to the ...
Jamie Lee Curtis Wants to be Kureha in Netflix's One Piece
It's always cool to see celebrities geek out over anime, but I never would've predicted that Jamie Lee Curtis of all people would be a weeb. Turns out the 63-year-oldHalloweenand Knives Outstar is a big fan ofOne Piece in particular, even attending the LA premiere of theGold movie a few years ago.More recently, she spoke about the series at the recent Academy Awards, hours before the fateful Slap Incident occurred. On the red carpet, she told hosts ...