Man, there are some dudes out there who will SERIOUSLY throw a toddler-style temper tantrum the moment there happens to be a piece of popular media for girls that they can’t or don’t have any incentive to appropriate.
Anonymous asked: When someone told Taylor about that, he went and said that Free! only got those sales because of a few crazy fans, like AKB. And then he said "High sales of free prove my point that the industry will start to curve to please women like everything else in life does and we men will have nothing left." I honestly kinda was hoping he was a troll, but he's just too dedicated...
Some people just hate being wrong and will be like NO BUT YOU SEE- no matter what proof they get to the contrary. It’s pathetic, really.
(Also LMFAO the only reason AKB sells is because of the idiots that buy a million copies to get the tickets to the handshaking events. These Free dvds didnt come with any freebies like that, there was no reason to buy more than one copy, unlike things like AKB which pretty much require you to buy multiples.) How exactly does people buying a show ‘prove that the industry is catering to them’? It only proves that theres a market (the existence of which was continuously denied) that should be catered to. This is basic shit here.
…Also do these people not realize that most of the people that bought Free! also bought SnK, therefore supporting it as well…? And loads of other unisex anime besides that…? Is Free’s high sales supposed to cancel out all the sales for everything else? Thinking logically is too difficult for such people though, it’s a shame, but it’s not unexpected. -modT
So, Free! is now winding down and will finish up next week, and the sales data of the first volume is out. So far it’s sold approximately 25700 units in its first week alone. Only Dragon Ball Z Kai outsold it in that week.
In other words, Free! has with its first volume alone sold better than both Hyouka (apparently averaging 10,000 per volume) and Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai (averaging 15,000).
Also, Uta no Prince-sama’s first volume sold over 27000, and Shingeki no Kyojin over 75000. Obviously, SnK is a seinen series but given the enormous popularity of SnK with female anime fans (who have also been targeted a lot in advertising recently, ridiculous bodypillows anyone) it wouldnt have reached that amount of copies without female fans buying it too.
But, you know. Women dont buy anime and its a man-only thing that women invaded (because obviously, if women like anything it’s ‘invading’) only very recently. These sales numbers were fabricated because theres no way Free! would ever be successful because women only buy makeup and clothes and dont have hobbies and making anything with women in mind instead of men is financial suicide. (This is sarcasm and I hope all the people whinging about how stupid KyoAni were for taking such a ‘giant financial risk’ are enjoying the taste of their hats right now.)
memoriescantwait asked: Are you gonna cover the related fuckery related to that "glasses boy" anime aimed at the same audience as Free!, giving all the stupid male otaku who think Free! is some evil matriarchal conspiracy raging hateboners?
Is there ‘related fuckery’? I think Meganebu is a different beast; its Studio Deen after all, and they’ve made fangirl-flavoured anime for ages. (They also have a tendency to suck, so I’m not particularly excited for Meganebu.) Free’s massive backlash was mostly due to it being KyoAni.
But I’m sure there will be people saying that its signalling the end times and that one day every single anime will be about hot guys, because apparently thats the only kind of anime girls like, or some nonsense.
gentenn asked: I wonder, when Free! ends and this blog eventually ends, if we couldn't make a general blog for manchildren who are fans of anime and their horrible sexist bullshit? the problem of blatant sexism in the anime fandom exploded when Free! came out, but it's still going to continue after Free! ends, and it'd be a shame to not collect some of it for public display.
I know what you mean, its like how ‘whitepeoplemadatfoodnetwork’ became ‘whitepeoplemadatthings’.
Sexism in anime/manga/comics/games fandoms is a pretty big thing and one giant terrible world absolutely full of idiots with persecution complexes, so posts definitely wouldnt be hard to find. Which is why I wouldn’t want to do it.
The amount of it is, of course, an infinite number of times more than just for Free! and seriously the Free! stuff alone is depressing enough so I wouldnt be able to stand paying attention to so much of it, not to mention all the people that completely misinterpret the point of such blogs (we’ve been called a ‘misandry blog’ several times. Which is funny because pretty much all we do is showcase the dumb posts, those guys made them, not us. You may as well call dumbdeviantart an ‘anti artist’ site).
I applaud anyone who wants constant reminder that people are idiots, though! It wouldnt surprise me if one exists already, actually. -modT
Anonymous asked: How long will this blog last?
You know, when we first made it, we didnt think it was going to last long. We thought it would be an amusing idea to just have what was basically an album in blog form of idiotic posts. Because the theme of the blog was so specific, it was just going to be one of those silly specific tumblr comedy blogs that only last a little while.
We never expected almost 4000 followers and even more notes (the info post explaining the blog currently has more than 25,000 notes and rising), nor the amount of submissions. That’s an awful lot of people getting real sick of manchildren’s shit. Basically what I’m tryng to say is this whole thing took off a lot more than either of us could have predicted.
However, due to the highly specific theme I can predict that this blog will taper off when Free! ends. Submissions have already slown down a great deal anyway; I mean the show is at the halfway point now.
If there’s a second season though we’ll be back, provided we can deal with even more stupidity.
mustyoshi asked: You know, I was referring to when you said straight female yuri/femslash fans. And yeah, I kinda do believe that the porn you consume relates to your sexuality.
And I disagree, as do a lot of followers on this blog. Just because something applies to yourself doesnt mean it applies to everyone, so maybe its best not to make blanket statements like that.
We’re not discussing this further because it’s not what the blog is for. -modT
Anonymous asked: I don't know why this conversation is happening because Free! is not a yaoi show. It is a show with some yaoi undertones. It's like saying Madoka Magica is a yuri show (and I say that as a major fangirl of it and its yuri pairings). The issue here is irrational, reactionary homophobia and misogyny.