Week in Review (Oct 2 – 8)

  • Anime News Network to Begin Simulcasting
    News: Anime News Network, which offers a streaming video service, will be streaming episodes of select series, like Oreimo and togainu no chi ~Bloody Curs~, which are currently airing in Japan.Views:  It’s nice to see a trusted source entering the simulcast business.  This offers yet another outlet to those who feel uncomfortable with watching fansubs to watch new series guilt-free.

    Source: ANN

  • Oreimo Criticized for Showing Minors Owning Adult Games
    News:  Anime columnist Maeda Hisashi tweeted her dislike of Oremio showing a teenage girl owning and playing multiple 18+ video games, which cannot legally be sold in Japan.ViewsOreimo in the news twice this week!  It’s easy to get caught in the conventions of thinking only at a surface level while watching anime and also understanding that in reality, the law is not always followed.  I think the more important conversation to have, though, is why Kirino’s parents in the show have no idea about her obsessive hobby; how much do your parents know about your anime habit (even if it’s not as deep as Kirino’s) and should they know?

    SourceMy Anime List

TWWK

Husband. Dad. Occasionally Korean. Enjoys Star Wars, ASOIAF, and Meg Ryan movies. Tweets before proofreading. Ghibli. Oregairuuuuu. Jesus is King.

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