Uma Musume is back. Following a nearly three year delay after the anime, the Uma Musume game is out. With it, the fanart has returned, along with a contentious policy.
Lonelier (or just hornier) fans might be familiar with Tenga. The infamous sex toy company has become ubiquitous in the culture. No doubt their marketing is a big reason why.
Vtubers represent an interesting paradigm shift. To some extent, they can be seen as an extension of idol culture. But on another level, they’re something new entirely.
What do you do when you hit it big in Anitube?
You get invited to live and make content in Japan on a work visa.
We say we should support the industry, but what does that mean?
The anime industry has a complex business model. Through it, we get anime, and we know there’s a studio involved somewhere, but there’s more that that.
It’s my belief that Crunchyroll and Funimation are heading for eventual disaster if they continue on the path they’ve been on.
An odd trend of the past couple months is that of gimmick accounts breaking character.
If you’ve witnessed any of these themed accounts suddenly dive into political declarations, you know what I’m talking about.
Quite frankly, it’s some of the worst marketing I’ve seen on Twitter by a long shot. That might seem like a weird take, but bear with me.
For many, it seems Twitter (AniTwitter, especially) is not much more than a tool for repeatedly running game on themselves, and that’s depressing to see. Most people probably shouldn’t even be on Twitter. There’s no reason for it. Who cares about your thoughts? Nobody did until Twitter, and most people still have no reason to.
Unless you’re out to provide value for people.