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#151 Posted by floodiastus (1262 posts) -

I would be more pissed off if it showed some furry fucking cute anime-animal that is in 99% of all anime series!

#152 Posted by DystopiaX (5293 posts) -
@Catolf said:
" @DystopiaX said:

If I wanted to look at tits I'd look at real ones. If I'm watching an anime, I want it to be good, not for it to try and gain popularity by flashing a lot of ass.    I have nothing against you liking this anime, but again, it seems really weird to a. Have it as the banner page for your site, and link to an article that has nothing to do with it, and  b. Allow that shit to represent your site at all. Yeah it's a big part of anime, so I don't oppose it being in the wiki or whatever, and yeah the argument is made that different whiskey sites have different rules (no youtube here, no cursing in ComicVine), but at the same time flashing tits and ass to represent your site when that's not all it has to offer is really messed up, especially since some people (and sponsors/advertisers) are going to look at that and have it reflect negatively on not just Animevice but also on the other Whiskey sites as well. "
Actually High School of the dead is getting by for me.. cause you know.. zombies. I don't see how it reflects negatively on the other sites..at all. I just don't see it. They are ladies who've lost their clothing.. and aren't showing anything but a lot of cleavage. Nothing is showing but a little skin, in fact they are dressed more so than some game character's I've seen.. "
It reflects negatively on other sites because Whiskey media is frequently branded as a family of sites- that's why we see shit like the happy hour, the whiskey media website talks about all the sites in conjunction, etc. While some users just use one site or another, the multi-pass and Happy hour are just indications that they cross paths a lot, especially with podcast and video guesting. While this doesn't really affect anything from a user standpoint i'm sure advertisers look at this shit and see animevice tits all over the place and may be turned off. Basically, like it or not every site bleeds into the other, etc. 
 
also, the chick on the right has no top and is covering herself with her arm. Show me that shit in videogames. Also, the 1-2 minutes I watched had the girls tits bouncing everywhere, which only really happens in DoA, and even that is ridiculed by the gaming community as a whole. The only time I've seen that level of panty-flashing in games is when Jeff was playing Galgun, and even then they made creeper jokes on the Happy Hour because that shit is atypical for games.
#153 Posted by Hailinel (23905 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" @Catolf said:
" @Hailinel said:
" I love how people here accuse the Anime Vice community of being scum and then turn around and have discussions on how to hop in bed with the Dragon Age ladies. "
or mass effect ladies... mass effect BLUE ladies. "
I think its because the Dragon Age or Mass Effect stuff does not come with a naked picture of Miranda and Morrigan on the cover of a GB news story or on the Whiskey Media banner like some of the Anime Vice stuff.  Nor is that what GB is all about. "
No, this is what Giant Bomb is about:
 

Search your feelings.  You know it to be true!
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#154 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@DystopiaX:  I just did with Miranda, scroll up my friend. Also calm down, you act like it's your lifesblood on the line or something, if you want naked video game chicks I'll give them to you. it's not atypical, it's happening a LOT MORE lately..
#155 Edited by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@Catolf said:


It's not pathetic, it's a good show, for an anime about zombies when I came into it I thought I would honestly write it off cause usually anime's don't get that right or they do it and it's crap, but this one genuinely is a great anime, if you can't stomach breasts and a little bit of ass then you boy's shouldn't look any any more girls and change your teams~  Was that a gay joke? Yeah it was.. "

I'm sorry my standards are higher than yours, its not about being able to handle boobs (As Jeff put it "I love Boobs.") its about too much boobs and its about having some fucking class. I've watched High school of the Dead and it is not a good show, the art is okay, the story was pretty interesting at the begging, but they literally put a boob shot, and a pantie shot in the show about every 2 seconds even during a fight when the focus should be on the awesome combat they decided to show one of the girls jumping around and her boobs going everywhere. Theres no reason for it,  and the only reason why they did it because they know it will fucking sell it's called "FANSERVICE" for a reason, because that's what losers who like that shit want, I went into the show with good expectations I wanted to like it but the show defied me every step of the way, the boobs and crap got in the way... and I'll even admit that in small doses anime ladies can be kinda hot but this show takes it way too far and it is 100% shit.  
 
I love, fucking LOVE that you have the nerve to insinuate that I'm gay because I think that the show is "too much boobies to handle" grow the fuck up little girl, just because someone isn't okay with 100% boobs doesn't make them gay, it means they have fucking standards and understand what makes something good i.e. story, characters, and setting. Not how much fanservice they can cram into a 30 minute episode.
#156 Posted by DystopiaX (5293 posts) -
@Catolf: Again, that wasn't used by the Giantbomb staff. I'm not talking about what appears in the content- almost any of the sites other than Tested deals in some sexual content or another- there are hentai games, NC17 movies, outlandish comic book characters with oversized tits, and the shit on animevice. My point is that they're using those images to represent the site, which is weird. It'd be like Screened using movie nude scenes to promote themselves. 
 @MiniPato said:
" @DystopiaX said:

" @Hailinel said:

" I love how people here accuse the Anime Vice community of being scum and then turn around and have discussions on how to hop in bed with the Dragon Age ladies. "
Show me the giantbomb article where they had a close up visual of Morrigan's tits, and you have a good analogy. I don't have a problem with the forum people talking about fanservice or roleplaying or talking about who's hot, but having the actual site and authors post up that stuff to represent their site and corporation is a different story. "
You're implying that Anime Vice represents itself with sex appeal and I disagree completely. Sex appeal represents the show and Anime Vice is representing the show with its banner image. Like I said, it's a popular promotional image for that show and I can easily see someone using it as a header image without any hidden intentions.  Just because Giant Bomb has a Call of Duty banner image doesn't mean it's all about shooters. Just because Comic Vine has Captain America banner image doesn't mean it's all about Marvel or if it had a picture of Power Girl doesn't mean it's all about sex. "
AnimeVice is representing itself with sex appeal. Using that image as a banner is exactly that.  
Also, using it as a promo image for Highschool of the dead would be fine, but that has no relation to the community spolight article other than "YO that shit is getting dubbed" in one sentence- hardly the main topic of the article. Another problem is that it isn't the first time it's happened, or the only time they link to some weird sex-thing along with some kind of joke about sex.
#157 Posted by Hailinel (23905 posts) -
@DystopiaX said:
" @Catolf said:
" @DystopiaX said:

If I wanted to look at tits I'd look at real ones. If I'm watching an anime, I want it to be good, not for it to try and gain popularity by flashing a lot of ass.    I have nothing against you liking this anime, but again, it seems really weird to a. Have it as the banner page for your site, and link to an article that has nothing to do with it, and  b. Allow that shit to represent your site at all. Yeah it's a big part of anime, so I don't oppose it being in the wiki or whatever, and yeah the argument is made that different whiskey sites have different rules (no youtube here, no cursing in ComicVine), but at the same time flashing tits and ass to represent your site when that's not all it has to offer is really messed up, especially since some people (and sponsors/advertisers) are going to look at that and have it reflect negatively on not just Animevice but also on the other Whiskey sites as well. "
Actually High School of the dead is getting by for me.. cause you know.. zombies. I don't see how it reflects negatively on the other sites..at all. I just don't see it. They are ladies who've lost their clothing.. and aren't showing anything but a lot of cleavage. Nothing is showing but a little skin, in fact they are dressed more so than some game character's I've seen.. "
It reflects negatively on other sites because Whiskey media is frequently branded as a family of sites- that's why we see shit like the happy hour, the whiskey media website talks about all the sites in conjunction, etc. While some users just use one site or another, the multi-pass and Happy hour are just indications that they cross paths a lot, especially with podcast and video guesting. While this doesn't really affect anything from a user standpoint i'm sure advertisers look at this shit and see animevice tits all over the place and may be turned off. Basically, like it or not every site bleeds into the other, etc.  also, the chick on the right has no top and is covering herself with her arm. Show me that shit in videogames. Also, the 1-2 minutes I watched had the girls tits bouncing everywhere, which only really happens in DoA, and even that is ridiculed by the gaming community as a whole. The only time I've seen that level of panty-flashing in games is when Jeff was playing Galgun, and even then they made creeper jokes on the Happy Hour because that shit is atypical for games. "
Did you not see the whole Gal Gun segment on the live show a couple week's back?  Even if you take the whole "Creeper Cam Jeff" thing for the joke that it was, I'm sure that there are some people out there that found the whole segment lacking in taste.  And Anime Vice has no representation on the Happy Hour.
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#158 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

i enjoyed High School of the dead.  
 
that said a better picture would have been more approiate

#159 Posted by OmegaChosen (644 posts) -
@Jeffsekai:  I know what you mean(I never watched the show, only read synopsis' on a anime review site). I used to like the HOTD manga back when it first came out. I don't know why. Going back now, it's rather irritating seeing all the fanservice shoved into every scene just for the hell of it. I can take fanservice, I can take zombie killing(who can't though, right?) but having fanservice at the same time as murdering dozens of zombies is such a juxtaposition of differing realities that it just kind of irritates me to no end.
 
I don't hate Anime Vice though, jut kind of sad that it no longer seems to matter to Whiskey Media. Back when it still had two hired editors, it was updated fairly regularly and was fairly interesting. Now that only Tom is working on it in his spare time, it's just kind of turned into a forum for anime fans to talk about random stuff along with the occasional story.
 
I don't understand how you can hate an entire medium though. I understand hating genres within the medium such a fanservice-laden series but hating on the entire medium based on those specific shows is like hating on all of cinema because of porn movies or all of music because of sexist rap songs.
#160 Posted by B0nd07 (1697 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" i always wonder what it is in that shit that its fans enjoy what is it in that disgusting twisted scum cartoons that i cannot see ? why cant i see whats entertaining about it ?  its weird.. i mean who knows, maybe i'll like it if i could see what they like about it. all i see is a sick and sad fucking abomination of the human form..  though i doubt that i'd like it because its for sick emo-ish kids with a crazy view of life. (amazing how you can counter my claim by calling me a closed minded hater.. the hater-counterattack always works !)  anyway, here's my contribution :  hmm i cant find Soulja Boy's "Anime" song anywhere on youtube. what a shame ! "
Wow.  Just wow.
#161 Posted by m1k3 (1325 posts) -

High School of the Dead is awesome. interesting take on zombies.

#162 Posted by DystopiaX (5293 posts) -
@Hailinel: I mentioned Galgun on the last sentence of my post.  
It has no representation in Happy hour is my point; they seem to have been abandoned or something.  
The happy hour also isn't representative of any of the sites; Screened never shows puppies, Giantbomb never reviews those dumb games, Tested never does liquid taste tests or whatever. Having that in a members-only happy hour where everyone kind of understands the flavor of whiskey content is one thing, sticking that banner image up where everyone, even first time visitors, can see it is another.
#163 Edited by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@Jeffsekai:  Oh calm down it's a joke, no need to be so serious. I get people don't like the same things but again I don't see the issue with that image being down there, as put you can close that up so you won't have to look at it, yet you don't want too because you feel like your punishing another site or something.
 
@DystopiaX said:

" @Catolf: Again, that wasn't used by the Giantbomb staff. I'm not talking about what appears in the content- almost any of the sites other than Tested deals in some sexual content or another- there are hentai games, NC17 movies, outlandish comic book characters with oversized tits, and the shit on animevice. My point is that they're using those images to represent the site, which is weird. It'd be like Screened using movie nude scenes to promote themselves. 
 

For you. Catherine was posted by the GB staff..
 
@Hailinel said:

" No, this is what Giant Bomb is about:
 

Search your feelings.  You know it to be true!
"
#164 Posted by LiquidPrince (15843 posts) -

Are you implying that someone who likes ecchi anime is some how stupid, or that ecchi anime is stupid? There are a lot of shows that have massive amounts of nudity and fan service but are also great shows.

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#165 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

 No, this is what Giant Bomb is about.
#166 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
" Are you implying that someone who likes ecchi anime is some how stupid, or that ecchi anime is stupid? There are a lot of shows that have massive amounts of nudity and fan service but are also great shows. "
Agreed.
#167 Posted by DystopiaX (5293 posts) -
@Catolf said:
" @DystopiaX:  I just did with Miranda, scroll up my friend. Also calm down, you act like it's your lifesblood on the line or something, if you want naked video game chicks I'll give them to you. it's not atypical, it's happening a LOT MORE lately.. "
I always find this argument absurd whenever any people are engaging in discussion on the forum, you're only posting because you want to discuss the subject. If I didn't care, I didn't post, or I'd say something like "oh, that shit" or a "anime is for jerks" and then never look back. If I'm going to post seriously about something and present an argument, it's going to end up sounding like i'm trying anyway because everyone who posts anything that requires thought on a board, ever, takes effort. I'm not suggesting that this shit really offends me or anything, I just posted my opinion and am now discussing it with you. That statement is on the same level of the "lol tryhard" douches on xbox live after they lose a game- of course you're trying to win (or in this case, have a thoughtful discussion)
#168 Posted by DystopiaX (5293 posts) -
@Catolf: Again, a Catherine game cover was used in an article about Catherine. The highschool of the dead image was used in an article about...the community?
#169 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@Catolf said:
" @DystopiaX said:


If I wanted to look at tits I'd look at real ones. If I'm watching an anime, I want it to be good, not for it to try and gain popularity by flashing a lot of ass.    I have nothing against you liking this anime, but again, it seems really weird to a. Have it as the banner page for your site, and link to an article that has nothing to do with it, and  b. Allow that shit to represent your site at all. Yeah it's a big part of anime, so I don't oppose it being in the wiki or whatever, and yeah the argument is made that different whiskey sites have different rules (no youtube here, no cursing in ComicVine), but at the same time flashing tits and ass to represent your site when that's not all it has to offer is really messed up, especially since some people (and sponsors/advertisers) are going to look at that and have it reflect negatively on not just Animevice but also on the other Whiskey sites as well. "

Actually High School of the dead is getting by for me.. cause you know.. zombies. I don't see how it reflects negatively on the other sites..at all. I just don't see it. They are ladies who've lost their clothing.. and aren't showing anything but a lot of cleavage. Nothing is showing but a little skin, in fact they are dressed more so than some game character's I've seen..
 
 @DystopiaX said:
" @Hailinel said:
" I love how people here accuse the Anime Vice community of being scum and then turn around and have discussions on how to hop in bed with the Dragon Age ladies. "
Show me the giantbomb article where they had a close up visual of Morrigan's tits, and you have a good analogy. I don't have a problem with the forum people talking about fanservice or roleplaying or talking about who's hot, but having the actual site and authors post up that stuff to represent their site and corporation is a different story. "

No but I can show you a close of of Miranda's tits.. along with her ass if youw ant it which has spawned more than a few threads about 'DAT ASS"

 
 Miranda.. or actually known as DAT ASS lady..
"
If they used that picture for a community spotlight at the bottom of the header you would have a point, but they didn't Anime Vice did.  
So lets see, Mass Effect 2 has a strip club, and a sex scene that you have to work for.  High School of the Dead has boobs every two seconds, and pantie shots. 
 
Also, my friend just pointed out Elfen Lied in which the main character is naked for like the whole first episode and many episodes after that but it's not a focus of it, its just there, her boobs aren't always being zoomed in on and focused on it's done with class like any M rated subject matter should be treated. High School of The Dead does it wrong, and is shit end of story.
#170 Edited by MiniPato (2721 posts) -
@DystopiaX said:


" @DystopiaX said:

" @Hailinel said:

" I love how people here accuse the Anime Vice community of being scum and then turn around and have discussions on how to hop in bed with the Dragon Age ladies. "
Show me the giantbomb article where they had a close up visual of Morrigan's tits, and you have a good analogy. I don't have a problem with the forum people talking about fanservice or roleplaying or talking about who's hot, but having the actual site and authors post up that stuff to represent their site and corporation is a different story. "
You're implying that Anime Vice represents itself with sex appeal and I disagree completely. Sex appeal represents the show and Anime Vice is representing the show with its banner image. Like I said, it's a popular promotional image for that show and I can easily see someone using it as a header image without any hidden intentions.  Just because Giant Bomb has a Call of Duty banner image doesn't mean it's all about shooters. Just because Comic Vine has Captain America banner image doesn't mean it's all about Marvel or if it had a picture of Power Girl doesn't mean it's all about sex. "
AnimeVice is representing itself with sex appeal. Using that image as a banner is exactly that.  Also, using it as a promo image for Highschool of the dead would be fine, but that has no relation to the community spolight article other than "YO that shit is getting dubbed" in one sentence- hardly the main topic of the article. Another problem is that it isn't the first time it's happened, or the only time they link to some weird sex-thing along with some kind of joke about sex. "
I'd like some counterpoints as to why using that banner image is considered intentionally using it for sex appeal and a counterpoint to my example of other sites using provocative images. If comic vine had an image of power girl are you saying that Comic Vine is representing itself as a whole with sex appeal or just representing the article? Same with Anime Vice.
 
Why is constant swearing, violence and broadcasting themselves drinking alcohol on the internet and their userbase, whom a good percentage is underaged acceptable, acceptable, but an image of anime chicks and cleavage not? Because those are the norms YOU have accepted because you play video games and go to Giant Bomb all the time. The stuff you see in the Anime Vice banner is tame shit compared to the stuff you'll find in other shows. Fanservice is ,sadly, the norm in Anime and Anime Vice is a site about anime and you just have to accept that whether you like it or not.
#171 Posted by DystopiaX (5293 posts) -
@MiniPato said:
" @DystopiaX said:


" @DystopiaX said:

" @Hailinel said:

" I love how people here accuse the Anime Vice community of being scum and then turn around and have discussions on how to hop in bed with the Dragon Age ladies. "
Show me the giantbomb article where they had a close up visual of Morrigan's tits, and you have a good analogy. I don't have a problem with the forum people talking about fanservice or roleplaying or talking about who's hot, but having the actual site and authors post up that stuff to represent their site and corporation is a different story. "
You're implying that Anime Vice represents itself with sex appeal and I disagree completely. Sex appeal represents the show and Anime Vice is representing the show with its banner image. Like I said, it's a popular promotional image for that show and I can easily see someone using it as a header image without any hidden intentions.  Just because Giant Bomb has a Call of Duty banner image doesn't mean it's all about shooters. Just because Comic Vine has Captain America banner image doesn't mean it's all about Marvel or if it had a picture of Power Girl doesn't mean it's all about sex. "
AnimeVice is representing itself with sex appeal. Using that image as a banner is exactly that.  Also, using it as a promo image for Highschool of the dead would be fine, but that has no relation to the community spolight article other than "YO that shit is getting dubbed" in one sentence- hardly the main topic of the article. Another problem is that it isn't the first time it's happened, or the only time they link to some weird sex-thing along with some kind of joke about sex. "
I'd like some counterpoints as to why using that banner image is considered intentionally using it for sex appeal and a counterpoint to my example of other sites using provocative images. If comic vine had an image of power girl are you saying that Comic Vine is representing itself as a whole with sex appeal or just representing the article? Same with Anime Vice.  Why is constant swearing, violence and broadcasting themselves drinking alcohol on the internet and their userbase, whom a good percentage is underaged acceptable, acceptable, but an image of anime chicks and cleavage not? Because those are the norms YOU have accepted because you play video games and go to Giant Bomb all the time. The stuff you see in the Anime Vice banner is tame shit compared to the stuff you'll find in other shows. Fanservice is ,sadly, the norm in Anime and Anime Vice is a site about anime and you just have to accept that whether you like it or not. "
If the article was about Highschool of the Dead, then I'd agree with you. That picture was used on the Community Spotlight. At that point, they ARE presenting themselves with a sexual image, since the article has nothing to do with that anime and is meant to represent the COMMUNITY, not girls with big tits.
#172 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@Catolf said:
" @Jeffsekai:  Oh calm down it's a joke, no need to be so serious. I get people don't like the same things but again I don't see the issue with that image being down there, as put you can close that up so you won't have to look at it, yet you don't want too because you feel like your punishing another site or something.

 

Haha fuck you, no need to be serious when you all in here being serious. Don't say something if you don't mean it..
Why should I stop my self from seeing content from Screen, Tested, and Comic Vine because Anime Vice made a mistake? Doesn't seem like that right choice here.
#173 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5112 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

" @SethPhotopoulos said:

" @Catolf said:
" @Hailinel said:
" I love how people here accuse the Anime Vice community of being scum and then turn around and have discussions on how to hop in bed with the Dragon Age ladies. "
or mass effect ladies... mass effect BLUE ladies. "
I think its because the Dragon Age or Mass Effect stuff does not come with a naked picture of Miranda and Morrigan on the cover of a GB news story or on the Whiskey Media banner like some of the Anime Vice stuff.  Nor is that what GB is all about. "
No, this is what Giant Bomb is about:
 

Search your feelings.  You know it to be true!
"
Wasn't this the picture used by the news story. 
Proto-NA Catherine Site
I would not have known what the picture was on Anime Vice so it looks like sexual pictures just for the Hell of it.  At least with Catherine there seems to be a purpose. 
 
EDIT:  I'm not trying to argue wether it is right or wrong.  Just that its not the same thing.
#174 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I think people who watch hentai are weird but to each his own.

#175 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@Catolf said:

 
@Hailinel said:

" No, this is what Giant Bomb is about:
 

Search your feelings.  You know it to be true!
"
"
Also, thats the fucking box art what are they suppose to do? Not show the game because it has a sexy lady on the front thats silly and a dumb thing to dwell on. Now if the box art was Cathrine standing there fully clothed just hanging out, but the Giantbomb staff went out of their way to find a sexed up version of it then it would be the same thing as whats happening here with Anime Vice. There are plenty of High School of The Dead pics where the females aren't naked they could have used that, but no they went and found the picture where they were all naked I'm not seeing it.
#176 Edited by X19 (2304 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:

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

Why did they get fired? 
 
I thought Gia's 3 minute expert videos were good. 
#177 Posted by Brendan (7687 posts) -

To me images like that show the worst stereotypes of kids who like anime.  That they're all socially maladjusted, underdeveloped and spend half their day wanking to cartoon pictures. 

#178 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@Jeffsekai:  We won't come to an agreement, I like the anime, you didn't, we stand as we are, no changing that. In the end, sex sells, a little skin brings the masses, as sad as that may be all that skin won't shake me that I enjoyed the anime for what it was, zombie killing. GOOD zombie killing.
 
@DystopiaX said:
" @Catolf: Again, a Catherine game cover was used in an article about Catherine. The highschool of the dead image was used in an article about...the community? "

An image is an image, don't matter what it's talking about, you said it's reflecting poorly on the community as a whole, no matter WHAT the article is about they used the image. I don't think the people you feel won't want to deal with Whiskey media are going to bother to click and see if that is what it's REALLY about or they are just using the image for the lulz.
 
In the end I still think your taking it too personally, I'm not trying to be a douche, I'm saying look at the wider picture here, only speaking of an image shown giant bomb as just as guilty for showing catherine, yes or no? And the header Jeff used? For bother when it's release to NA was announced to when they first found out about it? I mean come on.
#179 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -
@DystopiaX said:
" @MiniPato said:
" @DystopiaX said:


" @DystopiaX said:

" @Hailinel said:

" I love how people here accuse the Anime Vice community of being scum and then turn around and have discussions on how to hop in bed with the Dragon Age ladies. "
Show me the giantbomb article where they had a close up visual of Morrigan's tits, and you have a good analogy. I don't have a problem with the forum people talking about fanservice or roleplaying or talking about who's hot, but having the actual site and authors post up that stuff to represent their site and corporation is a different story. "
You're implying that Anime Vice represents itself with sex appeal and I disagree completely. Sex appeal represents the show and Anime Vice is representing the show with its banner image. Like I said, it's a popular promotional image for that show and I can easily see someone using it as a header image without any hidden intentions.  Just because Giant Bomb has a Call of Duty banner image doesn't mean it's all about shooters. Just because Comic Vine has Captain America banner image doesn't mean it's all about Marvel or if it had a picture of Power Girl doesn't mean it's all about sex. "
AnimeVice is representing itself with sex appeal. Using that image as a banner is exactly that.  Also, using it as a promo image for Highschool of the dead would be fine, but that has no relation to the community spolight article other than "YO that shit is getting dubbed" in one sentence- hardly the main topic of the article. Another problem is that it isn't the first time it's happened, or the only time they link to some weird sex-thing along with some kind of joke about sex. "
I'd like some counterpoints as to why using that banner image is considered intentionally using it for sex appeal and a counterpoint to my example of other sites using provocative images. If comic vine had an image of power girl are you saying that Comic Vine is representing itself as a whole with sex appeal or just representing the article? Same with Anime Vice.  Why is constant swearing, violence and broadcasting themselves drinking alcohol on the internet and their userbase, whom a good percentage is underaged acceptable, acceptable, but an image of anime chicks and cleavage not? Because those are the norms YOU have accepted because you play video games and go to Giant Bomb all the time. The stuff you see in the Anime Vice banner is tame shit compared to the stuff you'll find in other shows. Fanservice is ,sadly, the norm in Anime and Anime Vice is a site about anime and you just have to accept that whether you like it or not. "
If the article was about Highschool of the Dead, then I'd agree with you. That picture was used on the Community Spotlight. At that point, they ARE presenting themselves with a sexual image, since the article has nothing to do with that anime and is meant to represent the COMMUNITY, not girls with big tits. "
Then what picture should they have used? Clip art of people holding hands? There was a blurb that the show was  getting an english dub and maybe the author liked high school of the dead and wanted to put an image of it on there. Same way of thinking with a Netflix article on Screened. Should they just have a picture of the red Netflix logo instead of a picture of the movie Moon? Well the author really liked Moon and decided to use it as a header image to say, yo you should check out Moon since it's coming out on Netflix. Same with High School of the Dead. Maybe the author wanted to show, "Hey High School of the Dead is a getting an english dub! Check it out!" And he used an image of the show to show that there is news about High School of the Dead in the article he wanted people to read about.
#180 Posted by JTHomeslice (238 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
"
 No, this is what Giant Bomb is about.
"
This thread is now about this.
#181 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

For a site full of gaming enthusiasts you guys sure are turned off by a pair of tits.

#182 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@Catolf said:
" @Jeffsekai:  We won't come to an agreement, I like the anime, you didn't, we stand as we are, no changing that. In the end, sex sells, a little skin brings the masses, as sad as that may be all that skin won't shake me that I enjoyed the anime for what it was, zombie killing. GOOD zombie killing.
   
Except that's where you're wrong, I love "good" anime and I hate bad anime like High School of The Dead because it treats the viewer like a retarded 16 yr old that just discovered porn for the first time. 
 
The name JeffSekai is from an old anime clan I was apart of during Starcraft: Brood War so don't start that shit with me.
#183 Edited by waitwhat (251 posts) -

you realize anime vice was created so you painfully clueless weebs would leave, right?

#184 Posted by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -

PURITAN ATTACK FORCE GO! 
 
I find this whole thread funny as hell. The anime in question is simply the anime equivalent to a splotation movie from the 70's/80's, but because it's drawn it's held to a different standard? Most of these same people bashing it are the same ones that wouldn't have a problem if it was a half naked photo of Bayonetta, or Lara "Huge tits" Croft bouncing around instead.

#185 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

I really can't believe how many people are riled up by that image. Are you guys worried some saavy entrepreneur will see Whiskey Media as a family of Nerd sites? NEWFLASH, WE GOT A GAMING SITE A COMIC SITE A TECH SITE AND A MOVIE SITE. If you think Anime Vice is what people need to see to finally decide Whiskey Media is full of nerds, you need some serious rethinking.

#186 Posted by OmegaChosen (644 posts) -
@crusader8463:  I'll withhold comment(for or against) on the second half of your post but I do concur on the point that HOTD is basically an anime exploitation film.
#187 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2051 posts) -

 I wish so much hate didn't exist. Why can't we all just get along? 

#188 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5112 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @Catolf said:
" @Jeffsekai:  We won't come to an agreement, I like the anime, you didn't, we stand as we are, no changing that. In the end, sex sells, a little skin brings the masses, as sad as that may be all that skin won't shake me that I enjoyed the anime for what it was, zombie killing. GOOD zombie killing.
   
Except that's where you're wrong, I love "good" anime and I hate bad anime like High School of The Dead because it treats the viewer like a retarded 16 yr old that just discovered porn for the first time.  The name JeffSekai is from an old anime clan I was apart of during Starcraft: Brood War so don't start that shit with me. "
Just because he likes an anime you don't doesn't mean you have to be a dick.
#189 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @Catolf said:
" @Jeffsekai:  Oh calm down it's a joke, no need to be so serious. I get people don't like the same things but again I don't see the issue with that image being down there, as put you can close that up so you won't have to look at it, yet you don't want too because you feel like your punishing another site or something.
Haha fuck you, no need to be serious when you all in here being serious. Don't say something if you don't mean it..Why should I stop my self from seeing content from Screen, Tested, and Comic Vine because Anime Vice made a mistake? Doesn't seem like that right choice here. "
So I was being totally serious and raging on you? Like you are now? I never cursed at you, though I did playfully say those who were complaining about the breasts would rather see other types of skin. You have the ability not to see it and you choose not to, simple. This is all a non issue. I should go over and tell them some oiled up hot guys this time.. then have a spotlight on the advantages of crisco.
#190 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@Catolf said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @Catolf said:
" @Jeffsekai:  Oh calm down it's a joke, no need to be so serious. I get people don't like the same things but again I don't see the issue with that image being down there, as put you can close that up so you won't have to look at it, yet you don't want too because you feel like your punishing another site or something.
Haha fuck you, no need to be serious when you all in here being serious. Don't say something if you don't mean it..Why should I stop my self from seeing content from Screen, Tested, and Comic Vine because Anime Vice made a mistake? Doesn't seem like that right choice here. "
So I was being totally serious and raging on you? Like you are now? I never cursed at you, though I did playfully say those who were complaining about the breasts would rather see other types of skin. You have the ability not to see it and you choose not to, simple. This is all a non issue. I should go over and tell them some oiled up hot guys this time.. then have a spotlight on the advantages of crisco. "
Fine lets get back on track. 
 
If I hate boobs, explain to me why I love Elfen Lied and think its done with class, but hate High School of The Dead.
#191 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" Different strokes, different folks.  Don't really see the point of this thread aside from trying to rile anime fans (again) though.  Oh, wait.  This is a Jeffsekai thread. "
Oh Jeffsekai, you always be trollin' on Giant Bomb. I agree with what Hallinel has been bringing up about the lethal double standard that exists on Giant Bomb. It's easier to overlook because graphic images usually don't accompany these things here, but the content is similar, and since Anime Vice is one hundred percent community run, puts it on the same playing field as the Giant Bomb user content. And beside, has anybody bothered to read that post? It's a simple wiki update. Have you listened to the GDC'11 podcasts talking about dildos and gay masturbation jokes and shit? This is the fucking Bulletstorm fiasco all over again, about how people, "aren't thirteen years old anymore, durhurr." Seriously, shut the hell up of pandering to the lowest common denominator. You don't know what the hell you're talking about, and you can take your bullshit double standard and shove it up your twenty year-old tight virgin ass.
#192 Posted by JTHomeslice (238 posts) -
@InfiniteGeass said:
"  I wish so much hate didn't exist. Why can't we all just get along?  "
#193 Posted by DystopiaX (5293 posts) -
@Catolf said:
" @Jeffsekai:  We won't come to an agreement, I like the anime, you didn't, we stand as we are, no changing that. In the end, sex sells, a little skin brings the masses, as sad as that may be all that skin won't shake me that I enjoyed the anime for what it was, zombie killing. GOOD zombie killing.
 
@DystopiaX said:
" @Catolf: Again, a Catherine game cover was used in an article about Catherine. The highschool of the dead image was used in an article about...the community? "
An image is an image, don't matter what it's talking about, you said it's reflecting poorly on the community as a whole, no matter WHAT the article is about they used the image. I don't think the people you feel won't want to deal with Whiskey media are going to bother to click and see if that is what it's REALLY about or they are just using the image for the lulz.  In the end I still think your taking it too personally, I'm not trying to be a douche, I'm saying look at the wider picture here, only speaking of an image shown giant bomb as just as guilty for showing catherine, yes or no? And the header Jeff used? For bother when it's release to NA was announced to when they first found out about it? I mean come on. "
Your engilsh randomly became incoherent, but from what I gather you're arguing that GB is guilty for showing Catherine, but that article mentioned is relevant, and they used the gamestop poster posted above, not the huge boxart itself I believe. The GB image is therefore much more relevant, because it is where the story broke, and also is the game boxart. That image used is a promo image or screencap of the anime, not the same thing.  Also it does matter, because for that article the image doesn't represent what it's about. You're arguing that it doesn't matter what it's used for, the image would be up regardless- I'd have a problem with that no matter what it is for. It's slightly less offensive if used for Highschool of the Dead yes, but at the same time you could do just as well with a nonsexual image. It's like if you're hosting a discussion about murder. Would an image of a disemboweled person be topical? Yeah, but it doesn't mean that it would be tasteful or wise to use that picture as an advertisement for what you are doing.
 
Again, taking it personally? What do you want me to do? We're having a discussion here, I'm representing my opinion. I'm not taking this personally at all. I'm not crying or butthurt because they're using that image, I'm simply saying that that shit reflects poorly on AV and WM as a whole. The whole "you're being emotional" argument is incredibly dumb and annoying because you're assuming that I'm "taking it personally" one, I don't even know what that means in this context, and two, I'm not. If you want to actually discuss what's at hand rather than saying "you're being a woman" over this, then go ahead. If that's the only thing you can come up with you're not worth my time 
@MiniPato: Again,   that article the image doesn't represent what it's about. You're arguing that it doesn't matter what it's used for, the image would be up regardless- I'd have a problem with that no matter what it is for. It's slightly less offensive if used for Highschool of the Dead yes, but at the same time you could do just as well with a nonsexual image. It's like if you're hosting a discussion about murder. Would an image of a disemboweled person be topical? Yeah, but it doesn't mean that it would be tasteful or wise to use that picture as an advertisement for what you are doing.
  
HS of the Dead got ONE sentence in that article, and it wasn't the main point. It's as if I was writing about the American Legal system and then titling the paper as if to suggest it's only about tax law; sure that's part of the subject, but that's not really what the article is about. If the article featured was "Hey HS of the Dead is getting a dub!" then an HS of the dead image would be relevant (and even then I'd keep it tasteful, no need for that shit), but since the main body of the article is about wiki points and cool shit the community has done this is in no way relevant.
#194 Posted by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @Catolf said:
" @Jeffsekai:  We won't come to an agreement, I like the anime, you didn't, we stand as we are, no changing that. In the end, sex sells, a little skin brings the masses, as sad as that may be all that skin won't shake me that I enjoyed the anime for what it was, zombie killing. GOOD zombie killing.
   
Except that's where you're wrong, I love "good" anime and I hate bad anime like High School of The Dead because it treats the viewer like a retarded 16 yr old that just discovered porn for the first time.  The name JeffSekai is from an old anime clan I was apart of during Starcraft: Brood War so don't start that shit with me. "
The guy who made the series has been quoted as saying that he designed it from the ground up to be everything that the horny 14 year old kid in him would have loved to have watched growing up. So that's why it looks like it's made for someone like that. Because it is. 
 
I agree to a point though. I personally haven't watched any new anime in years because everything I see is all just Moe/harem/slice of life/high school crap that is filled with nothing but up skirt shots and the exact same characters that have been in a million other anime's, but with different hair colours. I don't have anything against nudity if it makes sense in the context of what's going on, it's a personal pet peeve of mine in shows where characters run through explosions and have every bit of clothing but the parts covering their gentiles destroyed, but I just don't care for fan service for the sake of fan service.
#195 Posted by Lotus (204 posts) -

Highschool of the Dead is a walking cliche and fanservice, pic is accurate, deal with it.

#196 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

Judging without knowing. It's getting all Fox News up in this.

#197 Posted by DystopiaX (5293 posts) -
@MiniPato said:
" I really can't believe how many people are riled up by that image. Are you guys worried some saavy entrepreneur will see Whiskey Media as a family of Nerd sites? NEWFLASH, WE GOT A GAMING SITE A COMIC SITE A TECH SITE AND A MOVIE SITE. If you think Anime Vice is what people need to see to finally decide Whiskey Media is full of nerds, you need some serious rethinking. "
It's not about the nerd part, it's the fact that you're flashing tits up everywhere to represent an article and site where that' not necessarily the most relevant.
#198 Posted by Mikemcn (6955 posts) -

If they have no in house staff then why the hell should they even have the site, it doesn't contribute to Whiskey media as a whole and im sure it has a fraction of the userbase of the other sites. If you want one dude at home to tell you about anime then go on youtube.

#199 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@Napalm said:
" @Hailinel said:
" Different strokes, different folks.  Don't really see the point of this thread aside from trying to rile anime fans (again) though.  Oh, wait.  This is a Jeffsekai thread. "
Oh Jeffsekai, you always be trollin' on Giant Bomb. I agree with what Hallinel has been bringing up about the lethal double standard that exists on Giant Bomb. It's easier to overlook because graphic images usually don't accompany these things here, but the content is similar, and since Anime Vice is one hundred percent community run, puts it on the same playing field as the Giant Bomb user content. And beside, has anybody bothered to read that post? It's a simple wiki update. Have you listened to the GDC'11 podcasts talking about dildos and gay masturbation jokes and shit? This is the fucking Bulletstorm fiasco all over again, about how people, "aren't thirteen years old anymore, durhurr." Seriously, shut the hell up of pandering to the lowest common denominator. You don't know what the hell you're talking about, and you can take your bullshit double standard and shove it up your twenty year-old tight virgin ass. "
Again, I love everything I do being labeled as a "troll" I posted this thread because the footer at the bottom of the page is disgusting not to make all the anime fans rage and get all pissy if I wanted to do that I would have posted it on Anime Vice and it would have said anime is for jerks in the title.  
 
Again...and please fucking read this. I do not have a problem with anime, or at the end of the day do I have a problem with Anime Vice as a whole, but what I have a problem with is them using that image to depict a community update, if the article was only talking about High School of the Dead then you know what I prolly would have been fine with it. But it is about the community accomplishments, and they are using that image to get clicks, and at the same time they are painting the community of Anime Vice as people who like that image and think it's something that represents them. This is not about trolling. Once again I will cite the Cathrine box art, that is the Box Art of the game giantbomb has to show it, and they have already stated many times how weird it is for it to be that but they have to post it, they can't censor the box art that's dumb. If they were posting fan art or something that was worse then the box art then sure it would be bad. Finally, with BulletStorm if every article of BulletStorm had a picture of a dick as the main image it would be the same thing.
#200 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@crusader8463: Only blame yourself for glossing over popular anime and blaming that it's full of tits and panty shots, when there is always and will always be obscure, underground anime that is vastly different from the shit you mentioned.