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#1 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -

It things like that that just made me never goto Anime Vice, where Giantbomb always seems to try to shy away from gaming stereotypes (at the very lest how the site is run, we have all seen how passionate Dave is on the subject) it's a shame to look at a Anime Vice and see zero effort, and just see constant pandering.
#2 Posted by ajamafalous (12129 posts) -

To be fair, they have no in-house staff.
 
 
But yeah, I agree with you completely. I've never been there, have no intention of ever going there, and I even turned off that ad section at the bottom of GB so I wouldn't have to see it.

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#3 Posted by GreggD (4510 posts) -

Noticed this, too. Prompted me to look up some hentai. Don't judge.
#4 Posted by Jrad (624 posts) -

So true. I only ever find myself clicking on over if they have some lolis. They never do, though, so I guess that's why it's my second-least used Whiskey site.

#5 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

I also saw this and also thought it was unfortunate.

#6 Posted by ajamafalous (12129 posts) -
@GreggD said:
" Noticed this, too. Prompted me to look up some hentai. Don't judge. "
Did you look it up on AnimeVice? If so, they were successful.
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#7 Posted by GreggD (4510 posts) -
@ajamafalous:
Nope, I just went to a porno site. So technically, I win this one. :P
#8 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

I am glad you posted this thread. I saw that a minute a go and it angered me slightly, then I pitied the kind of person who likes that shit, they have to be some kind of ruined in the head.

#9 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3114 posts) -

Unfortunate that they'd promote the anime version of High School of the Dead.  Probably should have used a different picture as an ad on the other whiskey sites.

#10 Posted by AjayRaz (12465 posts) -

the purple haired lady doesn't look pleased at all 

#11 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -

At least they've destroyed most if not all of the inappropriate/disgusting content from their wiki and they've eliminated the presence of their old, stupid logo. But I will admit that the ad is not very classy. Also, there's not much to their content. I wish to see it grow better one day. 
 
@AjayRaz said: 

" the purple haired lady doesn't look pleased at all  "

They're all pissed off, for some odd reason. They're all staring at me, too. I didn't do anything, though.    
#12 Posted by Lab392 (293 posts) -

OH NO! Boobs! How terrible! How frightening! How revolting! How discouraging!

#13 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11456 posts) -

I think they're just accurately representing anime.  
 
Which is to say that it's stuff that is for jerks. Except DBZ. But I never see DBZ in their thingy. 

#14 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -
@Lab392 said:
" OH NO! Boobs! How terrible! How frightening! How revolting! How discouraging! "
totally not missing the point at all, good work.
#15 Posted by GreggD (4510 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
"I think they're just accurately representing anime.   Which is to say that it's stuff that is for jerks. Except DBZ. But I never see DBZ in their thingy.  "

DBZ is for dumbasses, not jerks.
#16 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -
@GreggD said:
" Noticed this, too. Prompted me to look up some hentai. Don't judge. "
I won't judge.  I'll join.
#17 Posted by GreggD (4510 posts) -
@Kyreo:
Awesome. :D
#18 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

@AjayRaz said: 

" the purple haired lady doesn't look pleased at all  "

They're all pissed off, for some odd reason. They're all staring at me, too. I didn't do anything, though.     "
It's because you are expected to be jerking off to the naked ladies so they are all "Stop looking at us like that."
#19 Posted by BeachThunder (12305 posts) -
bulging
>_>
 
Wait, weren't they trying to reduce this kind of thing in the AV wiki?
#20 Posted by alternate (2719 posts) -

It isn't Hentai, it is what makes up at least 50% of the anime that makes it international and probably a much higher percentage domestically.  Not for me but I bet they know their audience.  It would be like accusing GB for covering so many shooters when a large proportion of games coming out are FPS.

#21 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Does it matter?

#22 Posted by JJOR64 (19052 posts) -

As much as I love the site, I miss the old AV.  Wish Gia and John were still there.   :/

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#23 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" Does it matter? "
Yea it does.
#24 Posted by GreggD (4510 posts) -
@alternate said:
"It isn't Hentai, it is what makes up at least 50% of the anime that makes it international and probably a much higher percentage domestically.  Not for me but I bet they know their audience.  It would be like accusing GB for covering so many shooters when a large proportion of games coming out are FPS. "

That's actually a pretty good analogy.
#25 Posted by FLStyle (4842 posts) -

I linked this thread to my comment in that article, thanks for bringing it to my attention.@Jeffsekai:

#26 Posted by Lab392 (293 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @Lab392 said:
" OH NO! Boobs! How terrible! How frightening! How revolting! How discouraging! "
totally not missing the point at all, good work. "

 
Honestly, I feel like this is completely innocuous. Maybe it's because I don't feel pandered to. It's just a stupid pun accompanied with a picture.
#27 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @CL60 said:
" Does it matter? "
Yea it does. "
Why?
#28 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
"I think they're just accurately representing anime.   Which is to say that it's stuff that is for jerks. Except DBZ. But I never see DBZ in their thingy.  "

This.  Except I include DBZ in the "for jerks" category.
#29 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:

" bulging >_>  Wait, weren't they trying to reduce this kind of thing in the AV wiki? "

They have reduced the number of tasteless images that were in their wiki, practically solving that issue. It doesn't mean that innuendos and whatnot are not tolerated. Those hentai wiki pages still exist there, but at least now you can actually seriously claim you visit them on Anime Vice for educational purposes rather than to see gross images and jerk off. 
 
[Edit]: Actually, kind of never mind. I guess a lot of the gross, sexual pages like 'futanari' has been deleted and just added to the big concept that is hentai, but there are still some images that are... rather uncouth.
#30 Posted by ajamafalous (12129 posts) -
@alternate said:
" It isn't Hentai, it is what makes up at least 50% of the anime that makes it international and probably a much higher percentage domestically.  Not for me but I bet they know their audience.  It would be like accusing GB for covering so many shooters when a large proportion of games coming out are FPS. "
I think it's more about the picture that they chose for the ad that's being displayed on the other Whiskey sites.
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#31 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

you could just not look at it.

#32 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @CL60 said:
" Does it matter? "
Yea it does. "
Why? "
Why don't you read what I said in the OP.
#33 Posted by Punk1984 (549 posts) -

I think they need to think about how they advertise a bit better, because images like that do play into an unpopular stereotype with anime fans.

#34 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @CL60 said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @CL60 said:
" Does it matter? "
Yea it does. "
Why? "
Why don't you read what I said in the OP. "
I did, that doesn't explain to me at all why it matters.
#35 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -
@FLStyle said:
" I linked this thread to my comment in that article, thanks for bringing it to my attention.@Jeffsekai: "
The thing that makes it super weird is that the article isn't even a High School of the Dead thing, its a community spot light so they could have picked anything but they actively picked the naked girls.
#36 Posted by XenoNick (1480 posts) -

Heheheh. Boobs.

#37 Posted by DonChipotle (2811 posts) -

I like anime.
 
 
I don't like Anime Vice.
 
 
Because I like different kinds of anime than Anime Vice. 
 
 
Also the forums are mostly RPs and shit.

#38 Posted by Yummylee (22297 posts) -

Took the words right off my keyboard, so to speak.

#39 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -
@Toms115 said:
" you could just not look at it. "
That's kinda hard when I have to scroll to the bottom of the page when I want to reply to someone. Like right now.
#40 Posted by FLStyle (4842 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @FLStyle said:
" I linked this thread to my comment in that article, thanks for bringing it to my attention.@Jeffsekai: "
The thing that makes it super weird is that the article isn't even a High School of the Dead thing, its a community spot light so they could have picked anything but they actively picked the naked girls. "
Exactly! I made sure to mention that. Pretty sad.
#41 Edited by Toms115 (2316 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:

" @Toms115 said:

" you could just not look at it. "
That's kinda hard when I have to scroll to the bottom of the page when I want to reply to someone. Like right now. "
well now you're just being unreasonable.
#42 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @CL60 said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @CL60 said:
" Does it matter? "
Yea it does. "
Why? "
Why don't you read what I said in the OP. "
I did, that doesn't explain to me at all why it matters. "
of course it fucking matters man you don't get it we hate pixel boobs and we won't back down to you commies
#43 Posted by ViciousReiven (821 posts) -
@alternate said:
" It isn't Hentai, it is what makes up at least 50% of the anime that makes it international and probably a much higher percentage domestically.  Not for me but I bet they know their audience.  It would be like accusing GB for covering so many shooters when a large proportion of games coming out are FPS. "
Agreed. 
And besides, HSotD was awesome! (pictured anime)
#44 Posted by zudthespud (3283 posts) -

  

#45 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -
@ViciousReiven said:
" @alternate said:
" It isn't Hentai, it is what makes up at least 50% of the anime that makes it international and probably a much higher percentage domestically.  Not for me but I bet they know their audience.  It would be like accusing GB for covering so many shooters when a large proportion of games coming out are FPS. "
Agreed. And besides, HSotD was awesome! (pictured anime) "
HSotD is shit, all it is is constant pantie shots and boob shots. It encompasses everything that is wrong with anime today, I think the word for it is Fan Fair. I stopped watching after episode 10 or something close to that.
#47 Posted by Mercy_ (261 posts) -
Shrugs. They know their audience.  
 
I think it's a little counterproductive to the clean up that Ethan's been doing of some of the concept pages and a lot of the galleries, though.  
 
"Hey! We're Anime Vice! Come here to look at boobs and suggestive poses!" 
#48 Posted by CaptainCody (1518 posts) -

I hate it even more when theirs anime threads on Giant Bomb even though it's off-topic, " HURR WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ANIME GUISE?" 
Off-topic or not, you have a fucking website for it, go use it. Anime is for jerks.
#49 Posted by Hailinel (25203 posts) -
@CaptainCody said:
" I hate it even more when theirs anime threads on Giant Bomb even though it's off-topic, " HURR WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ANIME GUISE?" Off-topic or not, you have a fucking website for it, go use it. Anime is for jerks. "
This is the off-topic forum, and not everyone that watches anime is interested in visiting Anime Vice.
 
Deal with it.
#50 Posted by Castiel (2704 posts) -
@alternate said:
" It isn't Hentai, it is what makes up at least 50% of the anime that makes it international and probably a much higher percentage domestically.  Not for me but I bet they know their audience.  It would be like accusing GB for covering so many shooters when a large proportion of games coming out are FPS. "