I just watched this and I don’t have enough faces or palms to express the amount of facepalming I wanted to perform, if facepalming can be quantified by some amount.
There are some core misreads, and the end result was just a dogpile of irony upon itself. It’s like, no seiota who actually cares about Girlish Number probably could have put up with the 24 minutes of emotional torture to hear Digibro “go wrong” regurgitating the show in his own words. It’s not like hearing nails-on-chalkboard, but it simulates a similar experience on an emotional level.
One key misread is the self-satire on the light novel author. I mean how can anyone say these things about light novel authors in light of our own self-sacrificing Watarin? Wolf of Wall Street and people being cut? GYAHAHA. No clue on how the seiyuu biz works? Or the point of Nanamin and how the second half is just as cynical as the first half, and it’s only because people don’t know what the show was making fun of anymore that they think differently? This is such a misread…
Nobody understands Girlish Number, I guess. Brisk and light? LOL.
“If you haven’t seen this show yet and somehow made it this far in the video” ROFL. It’s true. He makes more money than the blogging and analysis from real industry pros and people who actually knows what they’re talking about. It’s another form of the ouroboros where we can culturally borrow (or in some cases plain appropriate) something else and make more money. Like, all the poorly paid animators, versus, say, the money J-List makes from selling witty t-shirts. Or how much Digibro makes from Youtube.
Thankfully, all Digibro needed to do is make videos his audience likes, not actually do real research or read interviews or actually obtain some real understanding of the things he reviews. Thanks to the same broken, cynical system that perpetrate these silly light novel adaptations (not like Girlish Number is one though…).
Let me be clear, it’s not his fault for the system to be so silly. But both Chitose and Digibro can get better at it, and it’s up to them to do what they feel needed doing. It doesn’t take a charming comedy or actual time inside a seiyuu academy to know what newbie voice actresses in Japan needed to do, or what work is put into the performance. All it takes is a few hours on Google, actually. (Or maybe there’s more to Sore ga Seiyuu than Digibro has taken for granted?) Or any seiota worth their salt and gets their info from Japan or from translations of the numerous interviews out there. But hey, that’s not what kids are looking for, they just want something playing in the background while they grind away at something else. Such is how it goes.
March 28th, 2017 at 2:23 am
Sure is nice the way you love to point out when you think I’m wrong, but never to explain why or help me to understand what I’m missing. It’s very helpful.
March 28th, 2017 at 7:24 am
Does anyone tell Chitose what’s wrong with her? LOL.
It’s not something I can just tell you “what’s wrong,” although I can probably spend a couple hours writing it up. But if it’s professionally important, then maybe you should take it more seriously.
March 28th, 2017 at 4:34 pm
Hey fuccboi, how about making a coherent argument next time? Yeah I thought not.
March 28th, 2017 at 4:49 pm
Digibro responded, for anyone keeping score.
March 28th, 2017 at 10:10 pm
This did not add anything to my understanding of Digi’s video. What do interviews or research have to do with an opinion piece? I don’t even know what argument you’re trying to make, what is this even about?
March 29th, 2017 at 1:01 am
What the fuck did you even say here? All you did was criticize this dude for getting his facts wrong but you didn’t even present the correct facts so why the fuck would any reader believe you? I’m pretty shocked you’re such a popular blogger, but not at all surprised that you make less money than anime youtubers. Write something valuable next time fuck face.