In today’s thrilling episode of Guess What I Read And Who Are My Favourites.
De-stress doodle of Slaine Troyard from Aldnoah Zero (probably one of my favourite shows this season).
Slaine is absolutely a d o r a b l e, and I wanted to draw him with his dere/blushing expression, but the whole time I could only think of him being cane-whipped every episode…
too much feels for suga this week…
suga is soooooooo tenshi ///////
i wanna hug you sugawaraaaaaaa!!
karasuno girls watching the boys’ match!
At the rate I’m going I should catch up by the time I’m in my forties
if you’re into toriko please consider pirating it instead of giving money to the creator, who was arrested in 2002 for soliciting a 16 year old sex worker and prior to his conviction admitted to having done the same thing on two previous occasions (reported here on the website of a japanese anti-prostitution/pornography group)
his series that was running at the time was cancelled but the general consensus seems to be that, basically, eiichiro oda is his close friend and if the author of one piece wants jump editors to give his sex offender friend a second chance, well…guess what’s gonna happen.
anyway yeah. boys club sux
This came up again on twitter so yeah just…mentioning this again. I’m not demanding that people stop enjoying either series, but I personally can’t give money to either Shimabukuro or to Oda after finding out about this.
Viz and Funimation have licensed the Toriko manga and anime respectively for English language distribution, and a lot of people just don’t know about this since it happened in 2002 when Shimabukuro had a much lower profile. It was very unpleasant to learn, but I think it’s always better to know these things so you can make an informed decision about what you choose to read. I’m well aware that there is almost no chance that this will affect either of their lives, but I would like more people to be aware of it at least.
And, for the record, the girl in question was 16, and she made contact with Shimabukuro on a website that is often, though not exclusively, used for negotiating underage prostitution. He presented himself as a businessman during the encounter and after his arrest admitted to having solicited underage girls on two prior occasions. There is very little information available in English, but I personally don’t see any wiggle room for “maybe she tricked him about her age.” Two prior occasions is enough to establish a pattern.
(Also for the record: yes, what he did was illegal, hence the arrest and conviction. The popular idea that Japan’s age of consent is 13 is a misinterpretation. That is the law on a national scale, but every prefecture has laws in place establishing the age of consent at 18. There are further laws in place against soliciting minors for sex work, regardless of whether the minors in question seek out their “clients”.)
if it’s okay, may i ask why you feel uncomfortable with hiyoko? o:
it’s been a while since i last replayed so this is more a general vibe than anything else, but i feel like her treatment of the king was unproductive at best & potentially harmful at worst? & i did single her out but i don’t think she’s the only character that could apply to either, from what i remember. i guess it ties in to the narrative in general not handling certain issues in holistar as well as it could have but….. i’m not sure that’s a can of worms i want to be opening………………