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User Info: KamenRiderBlade

KamenRiderBlade
8 years ago#1
http://kotaku.com/5825475/when-kissing-a-dude-is-bad/gallery/1

Supposedly Hirano Aya gets caught kissing a dude.

Rumors have it that she sleeps around with alot of guys.

2ch Otaku and Hirano Aya fans go bonkers.

What is up with these folks and making their targets of obsession being pure, so pure that they have to act like nuns or monks and have no romantic lives?

That's the part of Japanese Otaku that I never really understood or liked. Their Idols that they worship, be it 2D / 3D must be pure and never have any romantic interest in anybody else?

This is BS. People have lives, they fall in love, they sleep around, it's human nature.

When Mamoru Miyano revealed that he is getting married and is having a kid with his fiance, the female Otaku-dom that idolize him started saying horrible things to him like:
- Get a divorce
- Hoping she gets a miscarriage
- Hope she gets in an accident

What is wrong with Japanese Otaku?

Do they not respect the hard working people who help bring their favorite works to life?

Are Seiyuu's not people with personal lives and free will to live it how they choose?

And it seems like most Seiyuu companies readily abandon or slowly abandon any Seiyuu who shows any remoteness of having a normal life.

Look at Saeko Chiba
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=3170

After the public finds out she gets married, she slowly stops appearing in new shows. What is up with this?


Look at Sayaka Ohara
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1376

The amount of roles and significance of each role pre and post announcing her marriage has dramatically dropped. She was the go to Seiyuu, then now she barely appears in anything, much less anything important.


Why is it that Seiyuu management companies can't or won't market Seiyuu that are normal? They have to be pure, with no significant other, or pre-established in the industry such that things like marriage wouldn't affect them.

Guys like Shinichiro Miki has been married for a while and with a kid, but he barely gets any roles now. Is it age-ism, is it hate against senior seiyuu who they don't want to pony up the money to hire?
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User Info: Intern3st

Intern3st
8 years ago#2
Because they are pathetic morons who believe that because they are virgins, that everybody else should have to be as well.
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User Info: Mat_Gila

Mat_Gila
8 years ago#3
It can't be helped

User Info: Rage of Thor

Rage of Thor
8 years ago#4
Quote:Because they are pathetic morons
@Intern3st
Pretty much.
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User Info: Uriel1988

Uriel1988
8 years ago#5
I can't claim to know much about Otaku-culture in Japan. But isn't it possible that some of these seiyu simply chose to retire?

Voice-acting doesn't exactly pay royally, so it'd be logical for certain seiyu (especially those who aren't that prolific) to quit when they can find a better-paying job. It's happened with American VAs so......
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User Info: Mac Arrowny

Mac Arrowny
8 years ago#6
After the public finds out she gets married, she slowly stops appearing in new shows. What is up with this?

It's more about how they're focusing on the personal life rather than their jobs.
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User Info: Armistice_Day

Armistice_Day
8 years ago#7
Because lonely, miserable people would like to see everyone else be as lonely and miserable as they are.
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User Info: FateStayAlbion

FateStayAlbion
8 years ago#8
Uriel1988 posted...
I can't claim to know much about Otaku-culture in Japan. But isn't it possible that some of these seiyu simply chose to retire?

Voice-acting doesn't exactly pay royally, so it'd be logical for certain seiyu (especially those who aren't that prolific) to quit when they can find a better-paying job. It's happened with American VAs so......


>comparing seiyuu to American VAs

wat. American VAs are bottom of the acting totem poll here, seiyuu in Japan are near the top.
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User Info: SA200

SA200
8 years ago#9
Sadly, the Japanese Otaku do not have enough common sense to realize that just because they aren't getting any, doesn't mean that the Idol they're obsessed with also has never had sex.
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User Info: FateStayAlbion

FateStayAlbion
8 years ago#10
SA200 posted...
Sadly, the Japanese Otaku do not have enough common sense to realize that just because they aren't getting any, doesn't mean that the Idol they're obsessed with also has never had sex.

I like how people never realize the real reason. Japan is a culture of "purity", and when people are viewed as impure, even among groups other than otaku, they lose a lot of respect. Especially if its with someone they are not married to.
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