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What Is Fanservice And What Is Reality?

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I don’t hide the fact that I watch a ton of anime that people file under the subjects of ‘ecchi’ and ‘harem’, why would I? As I’ve said time and time again, I don’t feel like watching any of these shows does any harm to anyone who is able to distinguish the differences between fantasy and reality. If there are truly people out there who watch this content and bring those views into real-life, there’s already something askew with this person. Don’t look into the fictional content they consume, take a look into their childhood, their history.

But aside from the usual feminist and SJW bullshit thrown in the direction of content like this, there’s one specific term that I want to talk about and define it in the way I truly believe it should be defined, rather than how I perceive it to be viewed as in this present day.

That term of course for those familiar with anime, is fanservice.

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from Bakemonogatari

This is the definition of the term fanservice on Urban Dictionary:

“In general, fan service refers to scenes designed to excite or titillate the viewer. This can include scantily-clad outfits, cleavage shots, panty shots, nude scenes (shower scenes especially), etc. Some broader definitions also include things like cool mecha, big explosions, battle scenes, etc. Basically, if it has little plot-redeaming value, but makes the viewer sit up and take notice, it’s probably fan service in one form or another.”

Now the definition here extends to beyond sexual content, but that’s going to be where my focus lies, since no one really gets offended by mechs, explosions, battle scenes and more. I could also argue that people shouldn’t be getting offended by sexual content, but I’ve said my piece about this over and over again and that’s not the aim of this post, so let’s move on from that.

So essentially, the definition of fanservice is extended towards anything that is considered sexually enticing, exciting or titillating for the viewers, regardless of gender and sexuality. So this means things ranging from shower scenes and undressing/dressing scenes all the way to extremes like the various girls in a harem grabbing each others’ boobs and the classic girl falls on a guy so perfectly that her panty-covered butt is mere inches from his face. Now why am I setting one side of the spectrum the extremes like boob grabbing and the other side being showering and getting dressed?

This is where my own personal definition of fanservice comes into play. While I understand that the intention of a lot of these scenes is simply to elicit a reaction from the audience, my personal view of what is fanservice is just a little different. So here’s my version of the definition of fanservice, specifically for anime:

Fanservice in anime refers to scenes where the actions on screen cannot be perceived as natural or realistic to what could conceivably happen in real life. For example, in terms of scenes labeled as ‘ecchi’, a shower scene does not qualify as fanservice because it’s something that is a normal, everyday action in life. However, something like a girl falling on top of a male character in a compromising position such as her butt directly in front of the male’s face (especially when wearing a skirt) would be considered fanservice as it’s an extremely unlikely event that for the average person would not happen once in their entire lives, let alone every day. 

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from Keijo!!!!!!!!

A moment like the one pictured above from Keijo!!!!!!!!, where a “Vacuum Butt Cannon” strike from Nozomi causes the swimsuits of Sayaka, Non and Kazane to rip right off of them and rendering them topless, that’s fanservice, without a shadow of a doubt. Under no circumstances could a single girl’s butt be so powerful that she could create a gust of a wind so hard that it could rip the swimsuits off of other girls. Maybe if they were made of paper, but fabric don’t rip that easily!

And that’s where my definition lies with fanservice. Again, I’m not denying that a lot of scenes in anime that people consider to be fanservice, they are designed to elicit a sexual reaction from the viewer. What I want to do however, is separate the scenes that I think are plausible and realistic and separate them from the fanservice term, because I think there are moments in anime that yes they can be considered sexual, but they’re normal things that we all do in real life, there just happens to be a camera on it.

So just for some clarity, here’s three cases from the last two seasons that I consider fanservice:

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Here’s a scene from New Game! where initially I would not have considered this fanservice. In the very beginning, it’s just Kou expresses her desire of not wanting to wear pants when she’s alone and expresses this to Rin. The following morning, thinking she has some time before people show up at the office where the two stayed overnight, she does the same. But when Aoba shows up early, instead of doing the smart thing and hiding in her sleeping bag, she tries to shut up Kou and this is how they’re found. They’re both pantsless and they look almost like they were making out. It’s an unlikely situation, not because two girls making out is abnormal, but at work and in this state of attire, it is abnormal, thus I consider this scene fanservice.

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In this scene from Hundred, Claire after getting her battle suit all dirty during a fight, she decides to wash herself off in a lake nearby. Now normally, this wouldn’t be so abnormal, but there are factors that make this extremely abnormal. One, this is in the middle of a battle going on where friends and colleagues of hers are still fighting. Second, her battle attire got dirty, as far as we know that dirt didn’t get onto her skin. Third and most important, HAYATO IS THERE WITH HER WHEN SHE STRIPS NAKED AND TAKES A SKINNY DIP IN THE LAKE. For those unfamiliar with the show, at this time while there are hints that she’s attracted to him, she’s still very combative with him. Thus, another fanservice moment.

01Lastly, here’s a moment from the second season of Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma. In this scene, two of the judges during the Autumnal Elections tournament are subjected to one of the major gimmicks of the show, the food is so good it’s literally orgasmic. In this picture, I don’t think the outfits, while ridiculous and unlikely to ever be worn, they’re not fanservice-worthy, because it could just be a Monster Musume cosplay. However, because the scene revolves around these girls moaning and groaning like they’re having an all-night sexcapade by just eating a well-prepared food dish, this scene is extremely unlikely because the average girl doesn’t eat something and sound like she’s climaxing. Thus, it’s fanservice.

from Nisekoi
from Nisekoi

It’s a slippery slope and a tough one to nail down, but I truly think we need to be a little more specific as to what makes a scene fanservice. It honestly has nothing to do with the definition itself, the definition Urban Dictionary gives makes perfect sense as to what it actually is, the problem is that the term is now being used as a word feminists and SJWs alike can pull out of their back pocket to win an argument (at least in their opinion) whenever they’re losing on a logical standpoint. So regardless of what I said earlier where I gave a slightly different definition of anime-specific fanservice when it comes to sexual content, what I really want to do is separate the kinds of content that I think should be labelled with the term now, since it’s abused by feminists and SJWs in the present day.

Anything that we can conceivably believe could happen in real life, that in my opinion shouldn’t be labelled with the fanservice moniker that is used as a source of offense to various people who have become too easily offended. I don’t know what kind of word to use as a new label though, the term ‘ecchi‘ also refers to not just nudity and panty shots, but perverted situations as well, so that’s not an option. So here’s an idea, let’s just not call it anything but ‘real‘, because that’s what the content I’m fighting for in the article is.

from Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation
from Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation

Here’s a great example of the difference between what I’d consider fanservice and what I’d consider to be real. Here’s a scene from Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation. At the beginning of this scene, lead character Itsuki is just taking a bath in a hot spring, a classic scene in anime, except for once, we’re getting some boy butt instead of the usual 5+ girls comparing breast sizes. At the beginning of this scene, under no circumstance would I consider this to be fanservice and since this is a boy naked in a hot spring, I actually wonder if a feminist would consider this as such as well. Why isn’t this fanservice? Because this is normal, you usually get naked when you are in a hot spring, just like you’re usually naked if you’re taking a bath or a shower.

However, it’s when Aika suddenly appears in the same hot spring as Itsuki that the context of this scene changes. Now if this was the only hot spring and there wasn’t a set schedule for when the men/women use the facility, this would not be fanservice, because in that case you would have to expect there to be moments where both an attractive male and female could be together in the hot spring. However in this scene there are two separate hot springs, one for men, one for women. There is an expectation that males and females obey that and not mix together in either of the baths. By Aika disregarding this, by also being naked with Itsuki in the hot spring, the scene has transitioned into a fanservice scene, because this moment is no longer plausible. In my opinion, I almost feel like this scene was designed as if the creators wanted to be fair and have both naked male and female characters, but felt like having a scene where just having a single boy naked in the hot spring would be “too much” for their straight male viewers and opted to solve that problem by adding a sexy naked Aika into the mix to even things out. But that’s a conversation for another time.

from Izetta, The Last Witch
from Izetta, The Last Witch

So what should make a scene separate from the feminist version of the fanservice moniker? Like I said before, anything that could be considered a normal everyday action should not be looked at on the same level as scenes like Highschool of the Dead where the girls grope each other while bathing together, because how often in life do multiple girls not only share the same bath at the same time, but also decide to take the time to fondle each other? It really bothers me that a moment like a girl taking a shower or a girl undressing is considered as offensive and as sexual as a scene where girls are touching each other in a sexual manner. The last time I checked, a normal solo shower is not as sexual as two girls grabbing each other’s breasts and sliding their hands in between their legs.

So like I did before with what should be considered fanservice, here’s three pictures that while look like fanservice moments, they shouldn’t be considered as such:

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Here’s a scene from Brave Witches where sisters Hikari (left) and Takami (right) are bathing together. Now granted, at their current ages (14 and 17), it’s not as likely that the two would be bathing together as they would be if they were younger than 10, but because the two are sisters, it’s not out of the question that they could still share a bath together, whether it’s at home, a bathhouse, hot spring, etc. Also, during this scene, at no point are they grabbing each other’s breasts, they’re not comparing their sizes, there’s nothing of a sexual manner going on. In fact, while the picture looks like Hikari is fixated on her older sister’s chest, it’s actually because of the scar underneath that she suffered in battle. This is plausible and normal, so it’s not fanservice.

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In this scene from Dagashi Kashi, Hotaru being Hotaru falls into a rice field and gets beyond muddy. When found by Saya, she brings Hotaru to her house so she can shower off while her clothes are washed. Upon exiting the shower, Saya’s brother Tou walks in on Hotaru while she’s still naked drying off. While Hotaru and possibly Saya are stupid for not locking the bathroom door and while Tou is a fucking moron for walking towards the bathroom and going on when if I remember correctly he could hear the shower running while he was walking down the hall, this scene still isn’t fanservice, no matter how ridiculous the situation was. Why? Because all that happened was Hotaru taking a shower, which is perfectly normal. The latter part of the scene was simply a matter of circumstance.

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This is a tough one to judge, but I think this isn’t fanservice. This episode from Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist pits the main cast in a building after being kidnapped and left in their underwear (minus Raiki, who underneath is wearing women’s underwear, cause the show is insane) upon waking up. Granted, there’s a lot of half-naked girls in this episode and girls like Kosuri (pink hair) and Otome (tiny black-haired girl) are wearing some pretty unique and skimpy underwear, but as far as I see it this isn’t actually fanservice, despite the show being large in part a show that revolves around sexuality and a lot of panties. Why? Because these girls are allowed to wear whatever they want and the fact they’re standing before us half-naked isn’t of their own volition, rather it’s been forced upon them. While yes, this isn’t a normal situation under any circumstances, this also isn’t a situation under their control like say a scene where you have several girls together undressing around each other and comparing breast sizes by staring and grabbing.

from Demon King Daimao
from Demon King Daimao

I think the key thing I want to stress out in this article is that I firmly believe that while yes, shows that are synonymous with being ecchi and fanservice contain a lot of scenes with girls changing, showering, bathing, walking around naked or in their underwear and all that jazz, I don’t think that scenes like these should be painted with the same brush as scenes where far more sexual actions are taking place. I don’t think that a scene of a girl showering should be on the same level as a scene where a girl walks in on a guy bathing and starts washing his back with her breasts, I don’t think a scene where a girl is undressing or getting dressed alone should be on the same level as a scene where a girl starts stripping in front of a guy or girl and starts to climb on top of him/her, trying to bed the person they’re on top of.

We need to start taking a different look at scenes like the one pictured above. The scene in question is from Demon King Daimao where Fujiko is undressing in a school changeroom. While again, yes this scene is designed to grab the attention of those watching who have an attraction to the female body, but when you really sit down and think about it, is a girl undressing in a changeroom really a sexual-related occurrence. If not for the camera being there, this is just a normal thing that happens every single day. Girls go to school. Girls have gym class. Girls don’t go to school in their gym clothes, so they have to change from their normal clothes into their gym clothes. That’s something that happens every day, why is this offensive and overly sexual? The same goes for shower, bath and hot spring scenes, what’s so offensive about that? The majority of us shower and bathe naked, that’s just something that happens. The only real difference between real life and what happens here in anime is that there’s a camera handy to record these moments so that we can watch them.

from World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
from World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman

The one thing I will concede to a little bit has to do with when the camera closes in on certain body parts, specifically breasts, butts and in some shows, a panty-covered vagina. In some shows this does happen to men as well, a focus on the butt and sometimes the bulge in their pants or underwear, but obviously this is more of an “issue” with it being used on female characters. Again, this is where I will make a slight concession to the fanservice moniker, however this still happens during scenes that I would consider a normal occurrence. Thus, when moments like this happen, I personally refer to them as “camera-based fanservice”, moments that normally I wouldn’t consider fanservice, but because the camera moves and/or zooms in on a specific part of the human body to emphasize how sexy the character in question is.

Camera-based fanservice is usually most specific to girls’ breasts, as there’s a common emphasis on cleavage and bouncing breasts when they’re larger than a B-cup. If a girl is leaning forward just enough, the camera zooms in to their cleavage, as if we’re the male protagonist taking a peek. Sometimes as well, the camera will just focus on the breasts when they’re real big, so we can be mesmerized as they jiggle. Other times the camera will focus on the butt, usually in upskirt shots and perfect views of a girl’s ass when she bends over or is adjusting her panties, just so we can get a great idea of the exact shape of that very butt. In a really rare case (usually only done in 18+ rated shows), the camera will decide to skip out on the two easy shots and go to the front of a girl’s panties, just so you can get the perfect view of the area where your fingers or if you have one, your dick will not ever enter into. But generally speaking the usage of camera-based fanservice is based solely on the boobs or the butt.

from And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?
from And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?

As far as I’m concerned, while I personally think all fanservice should be acceptable, because the idea that sexual content in non-hentai anime is offensive is absolutely ridiculous to me (granted there are cases against that *cough cough* Sword Art Online…), I think that out of anything I attach the fanservice moniker to, camera-based fanservice is the most acceptable, because the majority of the time it happens, it’s to scenes that are normally a realistic, plausible occurrence. What camera-based fanservice does is really the same thing that we all do with pictures we download online and zoom into with MS Paint or Adobe Photoshop. The scene isn’t harmful or offensive, it’s just someone behind the camera zooming in on that shot and focusing only on a specific body part than the actual normal scene going on.

So in summary, what do I consider fanservice, at least in a sexual sense? Anything that happens in the show that is beyond a normal everyday action we all take in life. Something like a shower scene, changing clothes and choosing to walk around without pants on, those are extremely normal, or in the case of the latter option, something plausible that could happen in real life. Something however like girls changing at school and starting a grope session, or a girl rubbing her bare breasts on a guy who she isn’t in a relationship with in the bath, those are situations that are abnormal, things that you don’t normally see every day. Those to me are considered fanservice. You can make the argument that panty shots and cleavage shots are fanservice, but I still think there’s some realism to them, it’s really just a realistic scene with someone zooming in on the specific body part they want to drool over.

from The Asterisk War
from The Asterisk War

We also need to keep in mind that there are scenes that blur the lines as well. The most common ones are when one or more characters are caught in a compromising position, whether they’re getting dressed, undressing, only in their underwear, only wearing a towel, or even naked. In a sense, the scene is fanservice because it’s an unlikely event, I can count on one hand how many times I saw someone of the opposite sex naked or in their underwear by accident and I can count on zero hands how many times that happened after I hit puberty and reached my teens, y’know the age of those who this happens to in anime. However, we also have to keep in mind that in reality, a girl undressing isn’t abnormal, so the character being half-naked isn’t what is fanservice, it’s the unlikely action of another character walking in on that character that makes it fanservice.

So to summarize that in the simplest terms, a girl in her underwear isn’t fanservice, the male character walking in on her and making her embarrassed is fanservice. Because a girl in her underwear is a normal thing, the reaction of her covering up her body with her face bright red, that isn’t normal.

from Black Lagoon
from Black Lagoon

I understand that there are some people who aren’t comfortable watching shows where girls are parading around in their underwear or they’re naked in a bathtub, shower, hot spring, whatever they’re looking sexy as all hell in. There is nothing wrong with being uncomfortable with sexual content, under no circumstance will I ever say that it’s wrong to feel uncomfortable watching any form of entertainment media where a man or a woman are naked. However, to say the content itself is offensive, insensitive and wrong, that is absolutely wrong of all counts. We need to stop getting in a tizzy about content that contains images of naked women, because apparently naked men is okay, you never hear feminists and SJWs getting upset about that! Especially when we seem to have almost no problem with content where innocent lives are murdered in the most grotesque ways possible. Can we get on the correct path and agree the act that causes death is maybe a little more offensive than the act that turns someone on?

The key term that people throw at anime that they have a problem with sexual content in is fanservice. As in “This disgusting anime is nothing but fanservice!” or “The story is good, but the anime suffers from too much fanservice.”. The idea that someone could possibly think that a half-naked girl causes a show’s story to “suffer” is pathetic to me, clearly you don’t actually like the show that much, because if a butt is enough to make you stop watching it, it must not have grabbed you all that well. I hate excessive gore in anime, yet shows like Hellsing, Highschool of the Dead, the new anime Drifters and especially Gakkou Gurashi!, a show where I potentially could’ve watched tiny schoolgirls die horrible deaths to zombies, yet I don’t have a problem watching them even with all the gore, because it’s that good to me. I cannot stand depressing anime, yet shows like Anohana, Your Lie in April and Charlotte were so good, I could look past that.

If you can’t look past an anime because of a butt or a pair of breasts, that’s just sad to me. If a show is as good as you say it is, a little sexual content shouldn’t be enough to tarnish the fantastic storyline and diverse cast of well thought out characters that the anime contains. But instead, you likely fabricate your opinions that the anime was really good, but the fanservice ruined it in order to hide the fact that you didn’t watch it with an open mind and you have a serious lack of comfort with either the human body or maybe just your own. I don’t pretend to be a psychiatrist, but is you’re bothered by a fictional character being naked, there’s something going on in your head that might need someone to help you out with.

from Monster Musume
from Monster Musume no Iro Nichijou

One of the greatest examples I can ever pull out of being a show that I could look past something I hated about it is Monster Musume no Iro Nichijou. From the very beginning when I saw this anime on the list of the Summer 2015 anime shows to be simulcasted, I looked at it as a show I was going to drop right from the very start. I assumed after the first minute of the show I’d want to drop it. Why? Because the concept of monster girls really doesn’t tickle my fancy, as still doesn’t even after watching the entire season of the show. The sight of Rachnera, a girl whose top half is human (mostly) but the bottom half is all spider, I was like “Fuck that!” upon the idea that I was going to enjoy a show with a character like that not only existing but being displayed in a show littered with fanservice, the kind I consider to be fanservice. Even worse, she’s a bondage lover, another thing that I am beyond against and do not enjoy watching. Then you have a lamia, a slime girl, a centaur, and many other monster girls, there should’ve been absolutely no way I was going to like this show.

And yet despite all the things I was against, when the show started and I watched the first episode…I loved it. Despite the majority of the cast being monster girls, despite there being a spider girl with a penchant for bondage, a slime girl who caused other girls to orgasm and a lamia with one of the most annoying voices I’ve ever had to listen to in an anime, I still enjoyed the hell out of the show and kept looking forward to the next episode. That’s how entertaining it was, despite all the things I was uncomfortable with, the humour was spot-on, the characters were all very unique (not counting their looks) and interesting and the absurdity of the show kept ramping up to the point I couldn’t help but laugh my ass off. There was stuff even by the end of the show’s season that I still hated, the image of Rachnera still doesn’t sit well in my brain, the voice of Miia will haunt me forever, but the anime itself was so good, it surpassed the things I hated about it. It didn’t matter how much I hated something, the anime trumped that hatred.

from Highschool DxD
from Highschool DxD

If simple fanservice turns you off of a show, just admit the show wasn’t that good. I can do that with shows like Highschool DxD, Queen’s Blade and Masou Gakuen HxH. It’s not specifically because of the sheer amount of fanservice that those shows do offer, rather the quality of the show beyond the fanservice wasn’t that good. When I think a show isn’t that good, I give legitimate reasons why, whether it’s things like the story doesn’t make sense, the characters are unlikable, the animation quality bothers me, or maybe I just don’t like the concept. I don’t enjoy magical girl anime and I don’t hide that, I don’t make excuses about it, I bluntly say it.

Just say to your viewers and those who come across your post, video, tweet, whatever it may be, just say you don’t like fanservice anime. Don’t say it’s disgusting, offensive, insensitive or whatever insults you throw at it, because it’s not those things, come up with a legitimate reason. Maybe you prefer more clean anime, maybe you prefer shows that are more story-based than comedy based, like most fanservice anime are. Or here’s a novel idea, just say you’re not attracted to women, so the majority of fanservice anime doesn’t suit you, because it depicts mostly sexual content with female characters and not male characters. I have no problem with you not enjoying extreme fanservice shows like To Love-Ru, Chu-Bra and Keijo!!!!!!!!, I have no problem with you not enjoying harem anime like Infinite Stratos, Rosario + Vampire and Date A Live, but what I have a problem with is you talking about it like it’s offensive, like it harms societal and cultural values and I have a problem with you saying that fanservice is disgusting and does not belong in media. That’s not your decision to make, you are not the arbiter of all things anime, everything is allowed to exist. I don’t like anime with rape in it, but Sword Art Online exists! I don’t like it, but I don’t think it shouldn’t exist.

I’ve said it a million times but if you want something to dwindle, if you want something to go away, don’t acknowledge it. By talking about fanservice anime, you inadvertently advertise it to your own audience. Someone who follows you will inevitably take a look at it and probably enjoy it, that’s one more viewer for that show and that kind of content. Even if they don’t watch it, they might talk about it too, which in turn exposes the show to even more people. If you think Keijo!!!!!!!! is truly disgusting and shouldn’t be a thing, don’t say a word about it. The chances of it disappearing increase exponentially if less people are talking about it.

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from Infinite Stratos

Fanservice is not a bad thing, nor should it be considered a slight against an anime. But because it is, I think we need to make an adjustment to what the term truly means. Fanservice should not describe something that we also do in our daily lives, just because a camera happens to catch Haruko from Maken-Ki! showering the same way we all shower, that shouldn’t be considered as dirty as a scene like in Freezing where Satellizer is being sexually assaulted by Cleo and Ingrid while Arnett watches on. They are not remotely the same, thus they shouldn’t be painted with the same brush. A girl showering is normal, a girl being sexually assaulted by two other girls is not, let’s not act like they are one in the same.

It shouldn’t be a dirty word to anime fans to begin with, but since it is, we need to make that distinction between what is truly designed to be nothing more than fanservice and what isn’t. Because I think it’s time that we stopped acting immature and getting all offended over a girl drying her hair and she’s just wearing panties.

We’re supposed to be grown adults, how about we start acting like one?

#AllButtsMatter

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It’s been no secret over the course of the near year now that this page has been up and running that I am a fan and consumer of ecchi content. I’ve watched a lot of harem anime and a lot of anime that will go out of its way to find room for a couple extra seconds of butts, boobs, sexual tension, underwear, showers, baths and anything else in between. What’s also no secret is that my level of fandom for this content in particular lies in that of a female persuasion. Take this current summer season for example, I’m watching shows like New Game! and Taboo Tattoo and they don’t shy away from showing off how drop dead gorgeous and sexy their female characters are.

But what may come as a surprise to some is that I actually have a problem with shows like these. However while most just have a problem with the fact it’s endless parading of half-naked girls and subjecting them to sexual objectification time and time again, my problem actually lies in a lack of a particular thing. And that very thing is something that few shows ever bother with and that’s employing the same principals on their male characters, having them be eye candy just as much as the girls are shown to be, having them put into similar situations that get them caught with their pants down (literally), have them wearing swimwear that shows more skin than the average person of the same gender would ever dare to wear.

Which is why through a play on words with a much more serious cause currently going on in the world (so please, don’t take this like I’m turning the #BlackLivesMatter movement into a joke, I am well aware how serious an issue this is and how much more serious it becomes every single day), I am fighting my own fight, specifically with anime:

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This movement is very simple. We understand that not every show out there should employ this, but for a large number of shows that have a male protagonist (especially harems) and contains a ton of ecchi moments specifically with the various female characters, the male MC and other male characters should also be subjected to the same level of sexual objectification as the girls are.

Now of course there are a lot of cliches with anime that make it far easier for women to be put in these kinds of spots rather than guys. Naturally, the camera will have a harder time finding easy shots to take of male characters, like boob and panty shots easily do for women, the average guy doesn’t have much to show off in the way your average girl does and men also tend to wear less revealing and tight-fitting clothing, so getting good butt shots aren’t as easy as the average girl who wears tight jeans, yoga pants, shorts, all that jazz. So from a realistic perspective, putting guys in the same light as women is not as easy as it looks.

But then again, this is anime and realism is thrown out the window right from day one.

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There so many moments in anime that I can think of that are easily reversible onto guys in the exact same shows that these moments will happen to the girls. A major number of these moments are simple “while they’re thinking/talking to themselves” scenes, take a classic scene where a girl is taking a shower after a major moment in the show that requires her some time alone to think things over, perhaps a confession, a fight, an argument, a loss, anything thought-provoking. It’s very common for these scenes to occur, the camera starting on the wall with the sounds of the shower echoing in the background. Then the camera starts at her feet, slowly moves up to catch her bare butt and then a little sideboob as well to really heat things up. But how come this rarely ever happens with the male characters, ESPECIALLY the male MCs of harem anime?! I know they’re usually thick-headed idiots, but they have to be needing time alone to think about something!

It’s kind of funny that in a lot of different anime series, there’s a lot of time spent with girls undressing, showering/bathing and walking around their house naked with just a towel on, sometimes just on their head depending on the show’s rating. But at no point do these shows have their male counterparts doing the same thing. Do men never change their clothes? Do they ever take baths? How about walking around the house in various states of undress? As a fellow male, I’ll let you kids in on a little secret: We do wear different clothes which requires us to undress, we (thankfully) do take baths and showers (which by the way, showers suck, baths are so much better, comfy as shit!) and depending on the situation, we absolutely do walk around the house either naked or in just our underwear. I would more often in my own home, but since I have roommates, kinda gotta respect privacy and all that shit, y’know?

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Beyond that, there’s other little things that these shows rarely ever do with the guys. Whenever there’s a swimsuit episode, how often is the lone guy or two guys always in the baggiest board shorts while every single girl, including the shyest, most nerdy girl is still wearing a super revealing bikini that you know a girl of a similar personality in real life, she would never wear?! Of course, I’m not saying every single male character from now on in any anime should be solely wearing swimwear like speedos and fundoshis, but if you’re going to make almost every single girl regardless of their personalities wear extremely revealing swimwear, why do the men always have the state of mind to cover up as much as possible? Make some of them wear swimsuits that show off their butts just as well as the girls’ swimsuits do.

Because remember, while I said guys don’t have the easily noticeable “goods” that girls have like their breasts, when it’s pool or beach time and swimsuits are on, a lot of guys now have something to offer: their butts. While guys don’t have the hips girls have, a lot of us still have butts more than worthy of the eyes of those who are attracted to men. That’s why when the moment can call for such moments, there’s no excuse for showing off the men as well. Obviously the camera’s not going to be centering on a guy’s crotch, that’s for hentai, but when a guy’s in his underwear or a swimsuit, show off that boy butt! And if they’re well-built as well, show off those abs!

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And another thing. Like I said, anime throws all realism out the window from the very beginning. There are so many completely unrealistic moments that will happen to girls that lead to ecchi scenes. Obviously there are moments that are hard to write guys into, like falling over and exposing their underwear, guys don’t wear skirts so that’s not an option. But take something like the guy walking in on a girl changing, how many fucking times does this happen in anime?! It’s like in the anime world, there is no such thing as a lock on a door! Either that, or girls apparently don’t know how to use them, but I digress. How in the blue hell am I supposed to believe that this kind of situation will happen all the time with a girl being the one caught undressing, but it never happens to a guy? Why is it so hard for anime to think it’s possible for a girl (even a sister, since anime loves that implied incest so much) to open the door to his room and catch him just as he’s pulling his underwear up to cover the one part they’d have to censor? If it can happen so easily to a girl, in a lot of these cases it shouldn’t be that much harder for it to happen to a guy.

Now of course I understand that a lot of the shows that employ these ecchi scenes with girls are targeting a male audience, in particular those of a young adult age who are attracted to women, that’s a given. But at the same time, I’m not so sure I can accept that as a legitimate reason when you take something pretty key into consideration:

The majority of men who watch harem anime or any kind of ecchi anime specifically targeting them, they also watch pornographic material. What happens in your standard porn scene? A male has sexual intercourse with a woman. In order for such an act to happen, what has to take place? Take a guess. Yep, the guy has to be naked, or at least from the waist down. Make any excuse you want, that when watching porn you don’t pay attention to the guy. Bullshit! Try watching a full porn scene and not glance down just a little bit, good luck trying! So for these shows to try and hide the fact that men also undress and get naked at some points in their daily lives, it’s actually extremely unrealistic, not in anime standards, but in logical standards. To hide the fact that the male characters ever remove pieces of clothing, it almost dehumanizes them in a way.

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It begs the question: Is this just a careless oversight on the writers and producers of these various anime shows that fail to show the realities of human life, or could there be some homophobia going on here? As a heterosexual male, allow me to put my two cents in briefly on the whole homophobia issue. It’s one thing if you have a legitimate psychological condition that has you fear the naked male human body, but if you’re just an Average Joe and you have the opinion that if you look at the naked body of another man, you risk becoming gay or whatever ridiculous bullshit thought going through your head, you’re being extremely childish. Remember when I said right at the top of the article that I have no issue with shows that show off the female body? Well to add onto that, I have literally no issues whatsoever with the sexual objectification of ANY human body, regardless of gender, race or sexual disposition. It’s absolutely okay to be shy from seeing people in public naked, to avert your gaze from people, that’s a normal reaction. But to the idiots who genuinely think that seeing someone of the same gender will elicit the response of turning gay, you might want to do some soul searching, because you might be repressing some feelings that you’re not accepting or listening to.

Like I said, I’m a heterosexual male and I have no problems with any anime I’ve watched that does contain male nudity, I have no problems with watching porn where the male genitalia is out in full force. Why? It’s quite simple, actually. I know what I’m into in real life and watching something, especially that of fictional content, that won’t affect how I am in real life, or the kinds of people I look for in real life for an intimate relationship. And even if it did, would that bother me? No, because I’m comfortable in myself and my tastes, regardless of what they are and what they may evolve into. So seeing a male character in an anime completely butt naked, that doesn’t bother me in the slightest and it shouldn’t really bother anyone either, unless like I said there’s an actual deep-rooted psychological cause for a negative reaction to it.

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I truly do believe that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with an even playing field in terms of anime nudity and it’s really sad that the majority of shows can’t be bothered to play fairly with both genders because writers and producers of some of these shows believe that because their target audience is a young male demographic, that in turn there should never be a naked male on-screen because that’s not what they want to see. True, a heterosexual male wouldn’t turn on Queen’s Blade expecting to see some random guy’s bare ass, but does that heterosexual male not want to see it, period? That I think is up for debate, I’d really like to believe that the majority of anime watchers are mature enough and not so insecure that the sight of a naked male character in the same show as 5+ naked female characters would completely ruin the “sanctity” of the show.

The picture above of Itsuki from Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation is a great example of simple booking causing fairness in the nudity of both genders in an ecchi scene. The intention of this scene was clearly to have Aika show up completely naked and get all the boys turned on by her absolute beauty, which for me admittedly worked, she looked absolutely gorgeous in that scene. But before she shows up and gives us the closest look we’ll ever see of her naked body without needing a black censor bar, Itsuki had to be alone in the hot spring, after all it was the men’s bath. Normally, your average anime would just have him already sitting in the water, only able to see from halfway down his chest. Instead, the show takes the time to have him walking into the spring, bare butt and all before finding his spot to sit down in the spring. It only took at most 10 seconds, but in that 10 seconds the anime took the time to be realistic and fair to both genders, not just making it so the women are the only thing to ogle at.

And after watching that scene, did I go throw up or question my sexuality because I saw a FICTIONAL boy’s bare ass? No, of course not! You know what my reaction was to that scene? I thought “Whoa! They actually showed boy butt! How often does that actually happen in anime?!” and that’s it! I didn’t think about how disgusting it was, about how the show was not delivering what I wanted to see, or anything of that sort. In fact, I was happy to see that, not in a sexual way, but in terms of the anime actually having the guts (which shouldn’t be a thing I have to say about anime!) to show such a “controversial” thing. We seem to have no problem in real life showing off the female naked body, but men? That’s a different story and it’s really weird and stupid when you think about it.

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So in the future, anime truly needs to evolve and grow up a little more. In order to do so, it’s such a minor change to me, but for some it’s a tall order: Anime needs to accept the fact that if it’s going to throw realism out the window and have the women in their shows be overly-sexualized and wearing skimpy clothes, being caught undressed or naked all the time, focusing the camera on their bodies when either naked or damn near close too and in any other situation that is considered ecchi, it needs to start being applied to their male counterparts as well, wherever it can work in a reasonable manner. There’s absolutely no logical reason that at no point any male character in an anime is ever seen without clothes on, is not walked in on while undressing and is not ever wearing anything that could be considered a little more revealing than what the average person would wear in the same situation. This happens all the time with female characters, it’s ridiculous for shows to omit the exact same things from all their male characters.

And quite frankly, while feminists and SJWs alike would rather than ecchi content in not just anime, but mature and sexual content to be eliminated from video games and other forms of media as well, I believe the real solution lies in not the eradication of this content, but the addition of more of this kind of content, just on the male side. I believe in freedom and equality, so by that logic, the elimination of sexual content doesn’t fit that belief, but making male characters just as sexually objectified and shown off as girls are, that’s the best option for both sides. It evens out the playing field, it makes it so that everyone can enjoy this level of content, not just specifically those that are attracted to the female body.

Currently, the majority of anime is devoted to the many screenshots of girls’ boobs and butts, I think it’s time we started seeing more abs and boy butts on-screen and this is coming from someone who isn’t going to dream of Soma from Food Wars standing around in a fundoshi. Regardless of my sexuality, regardless of my tastes, it’s very obvious that in anime, all butts should matter, not just girl butts.

So if you agree, share this article and start getting the hashtag #AllButtsMatter trending in your circle of anime loving friends. Because we shouldn’t be reducing the amount of sexual content, we should be branching out further to include more people. Excluding is never the answer. Everyone should be allowed to enjoy anime butts!

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Saturday Morning Rant: Tekken 7 Swimsuits

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*sigh* Are we really doing this shit again, SJWs and feminists?

Tekken 7 will not be shipped to the West with the inclusion of extra outfits that are swimsuits. Why? Well according to a Tweet made by Chief Producer/Director Katsuhiro Harada, we need to “ask our country’s SJWs”. Naturally, the response got some attention and after a proclaimed “lifelong, identifying-female Tekken fan” got upset about it, he answered by saying that “the message is not for females” and then took the Tweet down anyway. Now people took this the wrong way, but it’s pretty clear that in this guy’s English as a second language, I’m willing to bet he meant that the message wasn’t directed solely at women, because SJWs are not just man-hating women, they’re also a ton of male cult-like followers who will fight for the side of women at the drop of a pin, regardless of logic, reason and the all-important facts.

Once again, I have to get annoyed with the way situations have been handled by both sides, but this time I’m super pissed off by the fact I can’t outright show you why this isn’t that big a deal, because through image searching and YouTube and such, I can’t find much on this game’s swimsuit content, aside from the girls, so leave it to Rooster Teeth of all people (not that they wouldn’t do this, it’s just sad they’re the only ones I found easily reporting this properly) to be the ones to actually have the journalistic integrity to show EVERYTHING about Tekken 7’s swimsuits. So here’s the video below:

Notice something peculiar about this content? EVERYONE HAS A SWIMSUIT COSTUME!!! EVERY SINGLE FUCKING CHARACTER!!! THEY ALSO DON’T HALF-ASS ON THE GUYS EITHER!!! WHY THE FUCKING HELL IS (almost) NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THAT?!!!

Ahem…once again we see how games journalists who are on the side of what we call “feminism” today will outright lie to people to push a certain narrative. It’s not shocking when feminists and SJWs do this, but if you’re supposed to be a fucking journalist, you have to have the integrity of reporting both sides of the story and it’s been very clear since the very beginning of these issues, stemming all the way back to #GamerGate, that journalistic integrity isn’t much of a thing anymore given the constant toxic battleground that is the Internet. No more do both sides get their fair say, now it’s just what gets you views with your audience, being click-baiting, all that jazz.

So of course, the majority of folks just hear the words “swimsuit content” when talking about Tekken 7 and they’re chomping at the bits to spring into action and cry misogyny and sexism, when the reality is that this specific game under the tiniest amount of research is actually an equal-opportunity offender, giving literally every character a swimsuit and most of the guys wearing just as revealing an outfit as the girls are.

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I whole-heartedly understand why some feminists get a little upset at a series like Dead or Alive, who really half-asses the mens’ swimsuit versions, having them wearing baggy board shorts and more normal, conservative swimsuits like that. While I’ve still defended games like Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 to be able to exist, at the very least there’s a little bit of ground for these people on the other side to stand on. But with Tekken 7, as far as I’m concerned, there’s no ground here, every single character not only has a swimsuit outfit, the guys are also being just as sexualized in speedos and fundoshis, there’s just as much boy butt as girl butt going on here.

So once again we have another situation where people on the feminist and especially the SJW side of the debate have done literally zero research and are just taking the two words of “swimsuit content” and just immediately assuming it just means all the girls are in skimpy bikinis and that’s it. I’m willing to bet at this point that a game with only male characters could come out and say they’re releasing sexy swimsuit content for their game and SJWs would still jump on this for women’s rights, because they don’t do the fucking research. So many of these idiots are lazy and single-minded, so their only objective is to fight anything and everything that is against their opinions and objectives.

Now I’ll give some of them some rope, a few of them will likely look into this male-only game and notice that it’s just boys in speedos or whatever sexy swimsuits this (for now) fictitious game is offering. But the even bigger problem is that I guarantee you these people who would cry sexism for anything “demeaning to women”, they won’t say a fucking word about a game that just sexualizes men. They won’t applaud the game for being fair and throwing men into the same things that women are “constantly subjected to”, they’ll just ignore it. You know what that does? Make companies think that there’s no point to that kind of content. I keep saying it all the time, if you want something to disappear, ignore it. If you want something to exist, talk about it, buy it, keep it relevant. That’s what these idiots suffer from, they believe that endlessly bitching about something will make it go away, but the reality is the more it makes news and the more people talk about it, the more likely it will stay and even grow.

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As I’ve said before, swimsuits are very common outfits. Most girls own a bikini and as compared to years prior, more and more girls are wearing more revealing bikinis than say 10, 20, 30 years ago. At the same time, guys aren’t exactly wearing speedos that often, so when a game like Dead or Alive has swimsuits, it does seem somewhat realistic that most girls are wearing bikinis and the odd girl in a one-piece, while most guys are wearing board shorts or swimwear that certainly doesn’t end any higher than halfway up the thigh. But again, I understand the gripes with DOA. However when Tekken 7 is going out of its way in terms of realism to the swimsuits each character is wearing (because the vast majority of men do not wear a speedo or fundoshi in the pool!), I cannot forgive the feminist and SJW communities for being lazy as all hell and not doing their fucking research.

Once again, to all the idiots out there…THERE’S NOTHING INHERENTLY WRONG WITH SWIMSUIT OUTFITS IN GAMES!!! Most games have a setting and tone to it that can allow for a break from the plot (pun intended) and give the characters a break and in some cases, sexy them up a little bit. Of course there are games that don’t work with this, I wouldn’t expect games like Call of Duty to suddenly have a Speedo-sponsored DLC out there that makes all the guys wear race speedos and swim caps (though it’d be fucking hysterical) or a game like the recently “remastered” Marvel: Ultimate Alliance games having DLC outfits so Captain America is sporting a red, white and blue speedo and Iron Man’s sporting an Iron Thong. But for a game like Dead or Alive, which is not realistic, for a game like Persona 4, which is not realistic, for any game that has a semblance of fictitious material and isn’t 100% bogged down in being super serious, it’s more than possible to think that at some random point in the game, they’ll be like “It’s fucking hot outside!” or “We’re near a beach!”, so they decide that maybe changing into swimwear would be a nice break to things. It’s not out of the realm of possibility! Stop assuming that in the world of video games an anime that no character ever has an interest in going to a pool, beach, lake, river, whatever they could swim in. And you know what you wear when you go swimming? Can I get a drum roll please?

…You guessed it! A swimsuit!

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So get off your high and mighty soapbox and do some fucking research before you open your mouths. Look into the content you’re about to shout expletives and false accusations at, see things from both sides of the story, open your mind to other opinions instead of shutting them out and insulting every single person who shares that outside opinion.

Here’s my best piece of advice relating to this specific case. Go outside, go to your nearest beach and just sit there all day. Look at the people there, take a good look at them, especially the women. I know it’ll be hard to see all that sexual objectification, but do this for your own good. After that, take a moment and understand that the swimsuits that people wear are the majority of time what they chose to not only wear, but to buy with their own money. So when you see an attractive girl sporting a sexy bikini that shows a little bit of cleavage and makes her butt look really nice, know that she isn’t wearing it because a man made her, she’s wearing that because she wanted to. Just like these female video game characters in Tekken 7, in their world, this is what they chose to wear. It’s not out of the realm of possibility, stop believing that they’re being forced just because they’re fictional characters and were designed by likely a male designer, but once again do not forget also that there are female designers and women in other roles with these games, don’t think they didn’t get a say in any of these outfits.

Wow, over 1600 words, this might be the longest Saturday Morning Rant to date. But SJW bullshit gets on my nerves so I suppose it’s not much of a surprise to me.

But yeah…can we stop crying about swimsuits like they’re the most sexually depraving things in the world. We all wear them, calm the fuck down, feminists, chill the fuck out, SJWs.

When the next Zelda game comes out and Princess Zelda exclusively wears a bikini the entire game and the game isn’t set on a beach the whole time, lemme know. I’ll be happy to fight your battles. But not today, today you all just need to shut up for a little while. Please. For my sanity.

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The Real Apocalypse: X-Men Billboard Censorship

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I guess we should just stop making movies where women get hurt, folks. From here on out, let’s make every movie about a female lead or a female villain where she kills and attacks nothing but legions of men and we’ll have every poster be a picture of a female either choking, punching or pointing a gun at a male counterpart.

You know what the funny part about that is? No one would bat a fucking eyelash if that’s what happened. No man would be crying to the nearest reporter about how dehumanizing this is to men, no one would be demanding that the studio in question take down the advertisements, not a god damn thing would be done about it.

But when Rose McGowan decided to make a fuss over a X-Men Apocalypse advertisement where the villain the movie gets its name from is choking female lead Mystique, a picture from a scene that actually happens in the movie, it’s not like they went out of their way to make this happen…Fox actually listened and are taking steps to take the advertisements down! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!!!

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First off, who the fuck is Rose McGowan?! I’ve never heard of her in my entire life and after a Wikipedia search, I still don’t recall her at all. I hate to use this, but seriously Rose, good job finding a way to insert yourself into the spotlight for a moment, cause lord knows you were never in it to begin with. Well done, mi’lady! Who knew all you had to do in order to get your fifteen minutes of fame was to cry SEXISM at an advertisement that the following would have applied:

  1. No one would have said a word about if it was a man being choked, whether by a male or female
  2. Anyone who knows what the source material is would’ve thought nothing of it
  3. The movie is a pure fictional universe, no “real” women are being hurt in this setting
  4. The character being choked is not being choked just because she’s a woman
  5. The character being choked is actually the “strong female lead” that you women are constantly bitching about never having in various forms of entertainment

I could go on forever, but those five reasons are the biggest ones when it comes to anything that can easily debunk the feminist bullshit and rhetoric that’s being spewed out over this simple advertisement. At the end of the day, all you have to do is research the movie for five seconds and you’ll understand that this isn’t a film about being violent to women, it’s not a film about demeaning and dehumanizing women. In fact, given some of the roles in this movie like, oh I don’t know…Jean Grey, women are actually at the front of this film and not the men.

So let’s further criticize what this idiotic woman is saying, shall we?

“There is a major problem when the men and women at 20th Century Fox think casual violence against women is the way to market a film.”

Yes Rose, 20th Century Fox, a company that has produced films like Joy and The Other Woman think casual violent against women is how to market films to people. Do you truly think a multi-billion dollar company in this day and age is stupid enough to try and test the resolve of women when we’ve seen over the last five years how much trouble feminists cause because they can’t take the time to research and use common fucking sense before screaming their arguments at unsuspecting men in public? No, I’m pretty sure Fox isn’t that stupid.

“There is no context in the ad, just a woman getting strangled.”

Well, I mean…there’s the fact that they’re both obvious fictional characters, y’know with the blue skin and everything. Also, y’know…there’s the X-Men in the title. Anyone with half a fucking brain knows who the X-Men are and if you don’t, Google’s pretty good for helping you learn that this is a comic book series and not a representation of real live. I’m actually surprised though that she didn’t rip the “Only the strong will survive” tagline to the film. If anything, that’s the one thing I can understand being misconstrued by people.

“Imagine if it were a black man being strangled by a white man, or a gay male being strangled by a hetero? The outcry would be enormous.”

Actually, I highly doubt that. Why? Because when it comes to men being attacked in cinema, we can tell the difference between reality and fantasy. A black man being strangled by a white man? Sounds like an action movie. A gay man being strangled by a hetero? How would we know that from looking at a poster, Rose?! Now you’re acting like it’s easy to spot a gay man. So unless the movie is named “Gay Killers”, I think that no one would notice. We’re more concerned with what happens in real life than on the silver screen.

“I’ll close with a text my friend sent, a conversation with his daughter. It follows: ‘My daughter and I were just having a deep discussion on the brutality of that hideous X-Men poster yesterday. Her words: ‘Dad, why is that monster man committing violence against a woman?’ This from a 9-year-old. If she can see it, why can’t Fox?”

I call bullshit on that. Unless this girl’s parents are constantly telling her every day that women are not to be touched, ever, I cannot imagine a nine year-old girl taking note of that. If anything, I’ll believe she asked why that monster man is choking that woman and nothing else, but not to the point of taking it like this is a feminist-level issue. She’s curious like any other child would be, she knows violence is wrong. It has nothing to do with the victim being a woman, I’m positive she just doesn’t understand why she’s looking at someone being choked, not understanding that it’s just a silly superhero movie.

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Another woman in the article I saw, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, who’s a director at the International Center for Research on Women, which immediately activates my “Overwhelming Bias Alarm” says that the ‘striking image’ of Apocalypse choking Mystique is a reminder of how violence against women is used as a default and ‘seen as sexy for all the wrong reasons.'”, because y’know in 2016 we are still a bunch of caveman who think bashing women over the head with a club is sexy. Y’know, I totally understand the whole women’s rights and being against violence to women stuff, I truly do, I’m for equal rights and women not being abused, what sane person isn’t? But when you pull out the “men think violence against women is sexy” argument out, you’ve lost me. Stop that, we don’t think violence against women is sexy, under no circumstances whatsoever. If you want to keep pushing the misogyny issue because we (men AND women, you ignorant feminist fucks!) like looking at attractive women, go ahead, but don’t be so fucking ridiculous by adding in the “sexy violence” argument, it holds zero water.

Lastly, this time a man, Devin Faraci, editor-in-chief of the blog Birth.Movies.Death said this nugget:

“Images of violence against women are pretty common in the X-Men universe, which is a pretty violent universe. The problem is taking this one image out of context and having it be an image that is not fantastical in nature. Setting aside that Apocalypse and Mystique look like Smurfs, it’s just an image of a big guy choking out a smaller woman.”

Are you fucking kidding me?! I mean let’s not talk about how men are constantly beaten to either death or near-death in these comics as well, let’s not talk about how women beat the shit out of men too in this “violent universe” that’s totally not fictional or anything and doesn’t have any impact on how we act as human beings, cause we’ve already proven time and time again that violent video games have zero correlation with violence in real-life. Once again I will make this argument to all you feminists out there who claim to fight for equal rights for women. If you want equal rights for women, then we either have to agree that this kind of material is okay on both sides, or it’s wrong on both sides. You can’t have it lean to your side only, if you can complain about women being hurt in fictional material, then we should be able to do the same when the opposite happens as well. Because I know for a fact that if say a remake of the classic film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest came out and we made a stink about the things Nurse Ratched did to the men in the film, you’d call us a bunch of retards and that our fight has zero weight.

You can’t have this both ways, feminists. Either pick one side or the other, you can’t have both.

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The only thing I will say in favour of the feminists here is that Fox did a terrible job not having a single other variant of the advertisement where another X-Men member is being attacked. The other billboards I’ve seen from Google searching are just pictures of other characters using their powers, at no point is Professor X, Beast, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Quicksilver or anyone else being attacked, it’s just Mystique. That’s a terrible oversight on Fox’s part, no question about it.

But when it comes to the advertisement in question, it’s nowhere near as bad as everyone’s making it out to be and only proves just how fucking ridiculous feminists are getting with everything nowadays. I’m not against women’s rights or anything they “support”, but I am against the constant censorship they demand, while ignoring all the violence against men, how men are sexually advertised in some forms of media, anything pertaining to men in general.

I sure as hell saw no one complaining about how Zac Efron’s role in Neighbors 2 was basically the hot guy who takes his shirt off to attract all the women away from the weed they’re selling. SEXISM!!!

#SocietyIsStupid – Tanktops Are Offensive!!!

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So apparently a gym in Ottawa decided to ask this woman (Jenna Vecchio) pictured above to cover up her breasts as other customers were complaining about her attire. She’s wearing in the picture what she wore to the gym at the time. Now clearly with my vast knowledge of anime, video games and other awfully sexist and misogynistic content, I’m an expert with cleavage.

And I gotta tell ya…she looks as uncomfortable looking as a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

What the flying fuck is so uncomfortable about her? She’s wearing an actually pretty conservative sports tanktop. There’s almost no cleavage at all. So it’s blatantly obvious that one of two things happened here:

  1. A couple old or overweight or smaller (or any combination of the three) women saw her, looked at her bust size and freaked out because how dare she look so beautiful. Cause I gotta say, she looks fantastic and badass as fuck with the tattoos.
  2. A mixture of easily triggered women and SJW men saw her and after one women got jealous of this women, the men white knighted with her.

I imagine it’s more the first than the second, but honestly it really pisses me off to read that some people out there actually looked at Jenna and thought “Ugh! That’s deplorable! How dare she show herself off like that around us!”. This sounds like some real posh bullshit going on here, some holier-than-thou kind of crap.

I want to fault the gym for this too, but I really can’t, after all if a few customers are complaining about one customer, you side with the few and lose the least amount of business possible. But at the very least they should’ve had the decency to say “Look, we don’t see any problems, but we are getting complaints so we have to treat them accordingly.” to her. However it does read like they sided with the complaints as well and if that is the case, then fuck them too.

There is not a goddamn thing wrong with how Jenna looked and if that’s really a problem to some people, do yourselves and the rest of the world a favour and lock yourself in your house and never go out into public again. We’d be a far better place without your idiotic shit.

Once Again, The Internet Proves How Childish They Are (Calvin Klein)

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So as the Internet collective tends to do, something that shouldn’t have been a big deal has become a headline story, proving for the umpteenth time that when you put on your anonymity hat, you check your logic and common fucking sense at the door.

This Calvin Klein advertisement features 22 year-old model Klara Kristin with the camera positioned underneath her to show off her underwear underneath. Naturally, the Internet freaked out, the SJW alarm went off and the overreactions began.

Now at face value, I can semi-understand one thing and that’s the angle of the shot. It is an upskirt which honestly isn’t a sight that the majority of the human population will ever experience, in fact probably 99% of the population will never see a woman from that angle. Who does? Perverts of course, the people I will never defend for going such a heinous route in life.

But at the same time, I doubt the angle is meant to imply it’s someone’s bird’s-eye view of them creeping on a girl to see her panties. After all, the advertisement is for underwear, the intent in clearly there. Could they have gone with a different angle? Absolutely. They could’ve gone with a top that hangs down a little less, so you could see about half her underwear, something to that extent. But honestly, the angle doesn’t bother me (as it shouldn’t), however I do understand the angle itself is not exactly associated with something positive.

HOWEVER! What I will not tolerate is the completely idiotic overreaction of the Internet when calling this advertisement out for supporting “pedophilia” and other absolutely heinous acts. Do you understand now why I bolded the text with Klara’s age? SHE’S 22 YEARS OLD, NOT 12! How fucking stupid do you have to be to look at this photograph and think “Yep, he’s looking up the skirt of a child!”, are you that fucking far gone?!

If that’s pedophilia to you, then why aren’t you getting upset with Sears, Walmart, Target, any retail store that has catalogues and advertisements of underage girls in bikinis or even their underwear? Why isn’t that an issue to you? You can’t just pick and choose what you want to get mad at! Either take it all in, or take none of it!

Where does anyone get the idea that this photograph is sick and disgusting? It was clearly consented upon by the model, otherwise she wouldn’t have done it. The dumbest comment is the last one in the cover picture. “Isn’t this kind of photography a crime?”, NO IT’S NOT UNLESS IT’S NOT CONSENTED BY THE INDIVIDUAL BEING PHOTOGRAPHED!!! If that was the case, wouldn’t all nude selfies be illegal? Hell, any pictures taken of a girl in her underwear, that must be illegal, right?

Holy fucking shit, Internet. Get your shit together, I’m getting sick of this bullshit!

Another Top 10 Anime Girls I’d Sleep With

Very early on when I started this page, I had a couple Top 10 lists having to do with fictional girls I’d easily take the opportunity to share a bed with and enjoy the perfection that is their beauty. Nearly six months later from the last anime girl specific Top 10 of these lists, it’s time for round two!

So to review the rules for this kind of list, first off, anime’s weird when it comes to ages, so if any girl on this list happens to fall under the “not of age” range, assume that they are now old enough to be of age, I’m not trying to being a pedophile here. Secondly, these girls fall onto this list for a multitude of reasons whether it’s their personalities, the danger of being around them, anything that would make me think “Y’know…I think I’m good if I just get one round in!”.

Anyways, let’s get started!

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To start off this list, we go to a girl that I have to admit is attractive as all hell, but holy crap is her personality difficult, to the point that I even wonder if I’d be able to last long enough around her to get to that sexual encounter. In the beginning Aqua (Konosuba) did catch my eye and yes, a lot of it had to do with the realization that this goddess looks like she doesn’t wear underwear at all…like at any point in the series. But then she kicks in her “useless goddess” attitude and slowly but surely becomes one of the most unlikable girls I’ve ever watched in anime. If not for her beauty, there’s literally nothing positive I could say about her. She’s the kind of girl that I’m pretty sure that if I was talking with for more than five minutes, I’d have an aneurysm from sheer stupidity (TeamFourStar joke, ha!). She’s absolutely insufferable, talks like she’s the most powerful goddess in the universe and simultaneously begs constantly for assistance because she’s so lazy, I’m amazed she walks on her own two feet. But she’s drop dead gorgeous, so maybe I could put up with her long enough for one night…

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From one side of the spectrum to the other, Myucel from Outbreak Company falls into the so perfect and proper that it’s annoying section of girls I could never see myself hanging around with for very long. Like Aqua, Myucel is drop dead gorgeous and carries the added effect of being an elf girl, which pretty much makes my eyes lock on her and never leave. And while she is a real sweetheart throughout the show, she just comes off as extremely boring to me, which is a real shame because she seems like she should be the kind of girl you would lovingly hold hands with and hold closely for long periods of time. But anything beyond that doesn’t sound interesting to me, I can’t imagine having a ton of interesting and funny conversations with her.

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Holy crap Sylvia’s hot as hell! But this woman from Schwarzesmarken is a war-experienced soldier, I’m not so sure I’d want to fuck with her…for too long that I’d overstay my welcome. I mean of course I have no idea what she would be like if the war never happened, but at the same time what I do see from her personality gives me the idea that being around her for an extended period of time may not be something I’d be up for. She comes off very distant and quiet and when she does speak to you, she comes off very tough and dangerous. She’s the kind of girl that you don’t want to piss off. But I will admit I’d absolutely love to have the opportunity to see beyond that beautiful cleavage she displays throughout the show.

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In a show where I can’t find anything damaging to say about any of the female characters like Gargantia, Bellows still ends up as one of those girls that I’m convinced an extended relationship would not be in my best interests. She’s easily the sexiest girl on the show, her superior Ridget a close second. And she checks off a number of boxes that I constantly use with female fictional characters, she’s got red hair, she’s got a bit of a tan, she’s great with her hands, in this case being a mechanic/engineer, there’s a lot about her that I enjoy. But she also carries that risky business kind of attitude about her, being a salvager on the show, constantly diving deep underwater for stuff. I’m not a big fan of anything overly risky and in the case of a relationship, the knowledge that during any one of these dives, she could be seriously injured or killed does not go over well in my mind. But after watching her in the swimsuit episode of the show, I’m more than willing to at least say hello to her and maybe become friends…with benefits.

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All right, all right, all right. Let’s all get the joke out of the way right off the bat, shall we? At least you won’t have to worry about buying her sweets on those special occasions. Huh? What’d you think I was going to say? A dirty joke? Something about oral sex? Come on, get your heads out of the gutter, what do you take me for?! Anyways, Hotaru from Dagashi Kashi is a great selection for this list. She’s absolutely stunning (albeit maybe a bit too much in the breasts department), has a super wacky personality and come on, she’s the heir to a major sweets manufacturer, that’s a huge bonus, man! The downside with Hotaru is her super wacky personality, I don’t think I’d be able to listen to constant history lessons about various snacks, followed by a ton of sexual innuendo with said snacks.

…And god damn she must be good with her mouth given how she handles various snacks in the show! I’m sorry, I couldn’t make it the whole way without blurting it out. I tried!!!

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Holy shit was Episode 8 of Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai a massive catalyst on getting Ikaruga on a list like this. Originally if anyone was going to be on this list from the show, it’d have been Usagi. But when Episode 8 showed us the absolutely stunning beauty Ikaruga hides underneath that lab coat she always wears, the decision wasn’t difficult at all. In the personality category, Ikaruga makes the list because she straight up doesn’t have a personality, she’s essentially a lab creation and not a fully fleshed out human being. Her voice doesn’t exactly have much in the way of excitement and her sense of humour is extremely dry and sometimes harsh. But holy shit is she gorgeous, I certainly would’ve accepted her offer that of course Takeru didn’t, cause the MC isn’t allowed to get laid logic of anime.

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This is a simple case of Shimei could whip my ass and break every bone in my body in an instant if she wanted to, so taking this blue-haired girl from Ikkitousen out for anything more than a one time only encounter would be severely dangerous for my health, as if the one time wouldn’t be dangerous enough. Shimei even though she’s from an anime that was made in 2003 (the original anime that I’ve watched) is still one of the prettiest female badasses I’ve come across in anime. I’m a sucker for smaller girls and on top of that she’s got a vibrant hair colour, she’s the first eyepatch wearing girl I ever saw (didn’t realize how many of these girls I’d be attracted to years later) and for her to be as athletic and fit as she is, that’s a major plus. But again, the idea of me making one false move and resulting in having my arm broken in an instant kind of makes this girl not the easiest to approach.

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Holy shit, the amount of risks I’d be taking by even giving this Shimoneta character even a taste of sex! But anyone who watched that memorable encounter in Episode 4 has to admit that they were A, turned on and B, suddenly far more attracted to Anna if they weren’t already. The girl’s got an incredible body, there’s no denying that, but there is so much baggage with this girl that the risks are extremely high with allowing her a first sexual encounter. Just for those who haven’t watched the series, Shimoneta is an anime about a Japan that has banned all pornographic material, dirty language and even changed the story they tell kids and teenagers about where babies comes from. So when Anna, who’s the daughter of the family really behind this insane cultural change and is as pure and pure can be, when she has her first kiss (accidentally) with Tanukichi, she’s sent into such a sexual rage with all those pent-up hormones that she constantly stalks Tanukichi and eventually gets to the point where it’s implied if she ever got a second chance alone with Tanukichi, he’s leaving with a broken hip and a broken…something else…*shudders*! Who knows, maybe giving her that first time might calm her down, but at the same time, it could also make her chase me to the ends of the Earth and back.

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Like Ikaruga, Aika from the Phantasy Star Online 2 anime is a personality-less character and also a creation, this time from inside a video game, an NPC if you will. However, there is no character in any anime I’ve ever watched that isn’t a fully-fledged human being that is hotter than Aika, holy shit she’s gorgeous! Which is even crazier to me cause of her blonde hair, a colour I find much lower on the totem pole of hair colours in anime. But it works perfectly with her and with that perfect fit body of hers, it’s just too much. But like Ikaruga, that expressionless voice and that dry sense of humour just doesn’t flesh well with me. But unlike Ikaruga, Aika at least seems to have a bit more emotion in the end and perhaps could over time change and become someone I might be able to hang around for an extended period of time. Until then, I’ll stand in a hot spring and wait for her to just randomly show up without a towel on, like nothing’s wrong. Which for me, since I’m not the typical anime MC, wouldn’t be wrong to me either.

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The shining example of someone for this list, I’m actually mad at myself for forgetting about Rico. Then again she was in an easily forgettable anime in Sky Wizards Academy. I had her as the sexiest anime girl of all of last year’s anime, but also as a nominee for the worst female character. She’s just so unlikable to the point that the only character that could be more unlikable than her that year was a lamia girl who shouted “DARLIIIIIIIING!” over and over to the point my ears hurt. She calls herself a goddess, which in looks she absolutely is, she looks like she was sculpted to perfection, even down to her brain which made the decision to wear the perfect lingerie set to show off that perfectly sculpted body. But her personality makes her so easy to hate, she is the poster girl for narcissism, going as far as thinking she’s so beautiful she doesn’t have to train with her fellow teammates for battle, something that has nothing to do with her looks. But taking all that in, if you think I’m going to turn this girl down if she existed in real life and asked if I’d be down for a quickie, you’d be so far off your rocker, you’ve not only fallen right off it, but you’re halfway to China.


Hope you enjoyed the list! Don’t forget to leave your favourites from the list as well as your own in the comments below!

“Misogyny” Causes The Ghostbusters To Become The Most Hated Trailer of All-Time

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It’s only been two months since the first trailer for the Ghostbusters remake was released. Feels like it’s been much longer than that, but sure enough, March 3rd it came out. Man, I feel like I had another birthday since then. But I still remember exactly how I felt the moment I finished watching that trailer for the first time:

“What the fuck did I just watch?!”

Fast forward to today, the trailer has 29.5 million views and the thumbs up, thumbs down ratio is to 3:1 in favour of thumbs down. At the moment I’m typing this out, the trailer has 590,000 dislikes and 210,000 likes. That’s made the trailer the most hated trailer of all-time on YouTube. Normally it wouldn’t go any further than that, just the old “Man, that’s crazy!” kind of writing. But ScreenCrush decided to take a different stance on why the trailer has had such a negative reception as seen in the article here:

excerpt from the ScreenCrush article
excerpt from the ScreenCrush article – http://screencrush.com/ghostbusters-trailer-most-disliked-movie-trailer-in-history/

Yes, ScreenCrush, every single one of those thumbs down is ONLY because the remake is an all-female cast. Bravo, ScreenCrush, bravo! You’ve cracked the code! Congratulations!

…SERIOUSLY, ARE YOU THAT FUCKING RETARDED?!!!

Do you truly believe that the negative reception of this film is solely on the shoulders of a misogynistic, sexist mindset?! How did you come to such a short-sighted conclusion?! Let’s put the girl power stuff aside her, let’s look at the trailer as if the cast was actually all men and how people would react to it.

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First of all, every joke in the trailer is not funny. The only time I even cracked a smile was the moment Kate McKinnon was hiding in that shelf of mannequin heads with that crazy face, which I admit I’m a sucker for. But aside from that moment, it was all dull, the ghost puke was childish, the Hurst car joke fell flat (pun completely intended), the slapping of Melissa McCarthy, all of it was dull and unfunny. The animation and special effects are also childish, looking more like they belong in those live-action Scooby-Doo movies than a 2016 Ghostbusters remake. The original 1984 special effects still hold up today and I’d argue the look better than what the remake is offering. The music in the trailer was terrible, dubstep needs to stop being remixed into classic music tracks, just stop it!

Oh! And most importantly…for a movie that’s supposed to be progressive…WHY ARE ALL THE WHITE CHARACTERS SCIENTISTS AND THE BLACK CHARACTER ISN’T?!!! Racist, much? And don’t give me the “Well the non-scientist character was black in the original!” bullshit, they changed the cast to an all-female one to be progressive, what would’ve been stopping them from having one of the scientist be black? Hell, why can’t we have an Asian or Latino character in there too? Seems like we only wanted to check one box and high-five each other for being so progressive while simultaneously ignoring everything else.

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I could go on even more about it, but that’s the biggest problems I have with the film. Now here’s where I put the final nail in the coffin, the reality of how fans would truly react to a trailer like this: If the cast was all-male, instead of the likes/dislikes being 210,000 to 590,000…it would be more like 50,000 to 750,000. Don’t act like if the cast was male that people would be nicer to the film, I guarantee you the majority of those thumbs ups are from feminists and SJWs trying to defend a movie solely on the basis of an all-female cast.

This happens constantly in entertainment, if something that’s mostly female driven fails, the sexism and misogyny excuse gets brought up. I mean, let’s not bring up how both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rogue One both have very little dislikes in their respective trailers and you know the fan base for that film series is far more harsh than Ghostbusters. Those two movies have female leads, hell the two main characters of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are a woman and a black man, yet the dislikes are extremely low. You think that fan base wouldn’t have hesitated to slam the film if they thought it was bad? And you know if they did, the sexist card would’ve been pulled out for that too.

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The Ghostbusters film isn’t hated because the cast is female. It’s not because women aren’t funny (though I personally think Melissa McCarthy is super overrated, but I love Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon), it’s not because we wanted the remake to keep the all-male cast. Honestly it’s very simple: We didn’t want a remake at all! The 1984 original was perfect, it’s why movies like Back to the Future shouldn’t be remade, they were perfect, why fix what isn’t broken? Why change what’s already loved? Ghostbusters is a movie no one wanted to be remade, if anything they wanted Ghostbusters 3 and that’s no longer possible now with Harold Ramis’ passing in 2014.

But most importantly, we hate the trailer not because the cast are all woman, BUT BECAUSE THE TRAILER IS SHIT!!! The jokes aren’t funny, the special effects are childish, the movie just isn’t going to be any good!

Stop trying to find alternate reasons to suit your cause, to check off the boxes that start your SJW crusades. Just accept the fact that a movie that maybe had good intentions and maybe tried to create a faithful re-imagining of an 80s classic…failed! And when people see something they don’t like, they’re more than happy to show it.