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Posted in: Fantasy sci-fi anime 'Sword Art Online' to become a live-action, U.S.-produced TV series See in context

Are we noticing a pattern yet? Just because these shows were popular, doesn't mean that the live-action adaptations will be likewise popular.

Hollywood Movie industry never learns from the past mistakes. They keep making the same mistakes. I can't imagine what the live action would be like when the anime is already terrible.

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Posted in: Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford joins BABYMETAL onstage for epic performance See in context

I say let them enjoy whatever music they like, be they Babymetal, Taylor Swift or Justin Beiber. As long as they don't act like nuisance on people, it's fine. Babymetal's not innovation but gateway to new metal fans perhaps, eventually they will come to know about thrash or death or progressive metal if they are open enough to new music.

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Posted in: Obama rejects Trump's depiction of U.S. in crisis See in context

Northernlife Jul. 23, 2016 - 08:37AM JST Here we go again Trump putting fear into the Stupid..Trump supporters will just eat any crap that he dishes out and if tasted like a dog turd they would still tell you it was fantastic..

So just bury your head in the sand and the problem will go away? Myopia is such a mental disease.

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Posted in: 'Star Trek' fan favorite Mr Sulu is gay in new film; Takei disapproves See in context

No matter the justification, it's just pandering and shoehorning for the sake of pandering. I'm sure Mr Takei didn't want Sulu to be remembered for what sexuality he identifies as but WHO he is as a character.

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Posted in: 'Ghostbusters' backlash brings out Internet trolls See in context

Please explain how a comment like this is not misogyny:

Original criticisms on that 1st trailer had substances and not mere one-liners but these Ghostbusters crews didn't take them well and dismissed the online critics as basement nerds and dweeps. And now we come to this kerfuffle. Own up to their faults rather than painting the critics to misogynist trolls with broad brush.

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Posted in: Electing Trump would be 'historic mistake,' Clinton declares See in context

Doesn't she support Trans Pacific Partnership? That's a reason enough to not vote for her.

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Posted in: Angry parents demand more daycare as Abe struggles to respond See in context

And these out of touch old foggies tell the women to get pregnant. It doesn't make sense.

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Posted in: 2,415 stalking, 1,143 revenge porn cases reported across Japan in 2015 See in context

Too many cases like this is saddening. What is more saddening is that this is the reason why the people are reluctant to get in the relationship not just the financial reasons and those old Japanese men in power don't seem to understand this. Japan can be depressingly bullheaded about certain issues.

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Posted in: LDP to tackle 'taboo' of expanding foreign labor force See in context

This is why Abe and LDP is such incompetent politicians. Why on earth do people keep voting for him? Are these voters all rich as hell, they don't have to live through the poor economy? Sometimes I wonder if they are so far in the right wing fringe, they can't even tell the country is being destroyed slowly.

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Posted in: 3 ways the Japanese entertainment industry keeps idol singers from dating See in context

djv124OCT. 21, 2015 - 09:19PM JST Please, not you too? Don't drink the kool-aid! In a recent documentary put out objectively about AKB, it showed Sasshi, the queen ace and arguably one of the most in demand and busiest idols in the entire world, going to spend time with her Grandma to eat with her and talk about old times.

Nobody drank kool-aid. We are talking common sense that perhaps the idols want sufficient time of privacy rather than being followed by the camera when she's taking a trip with her family.

And I swear people nowadays uses the word 'objective' too much, it lost its true meaning. Do Japanese documentaries ever show the ugly side of Idol business like sometimes how there is a lunatic at an autograph event trying to injure the girls with a knife? If there's one, I'd like to see.

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Posted in: 3 ways the Japanese entertainment industry keeps idol singers from dating See in context

I find Idol otaku like certain someone hilarious trying very hard to defend the indefensible while insisting he is not biased but to no avail. I may be an otaku too but even I feel discomfort with how idol industry works especially the consequence the idols deal with when they are found out that they were in romantic relationships.

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Posted in: Two cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine See in context

quercetum OCT. 18, 2015 - 09:00PM JST Just who exactly is the Japanese Hitler buried at Yasukuni? Equating the two is a stretch. Abe or any of the ministers go to remember all who fought for their country not for a particular soldier. Why isn't a visit to the Vietnam Memorial a big deal? Neither should Yasukuni.

Oh I don't know, Hideki Tojo? You are really going to compare Yasukuni Shrine to Vietnam Memorial? Really? Given American politicians don't deny the vietnam war or downplay the number of victims or trying to play victims that they are defending themselves portraying Vietnamese as brutal savages.

Even though the world war 2 ended 70 years ago, Japanese politics still uses NHK as propaganda piece. Until then they don't have any rooms to complain about the big stink raised over Yasukuni Shrine.

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Posted in: Two cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine See in context

At this point, I find it hilarious that LDP religiously keeps its status quo as flaming hypocrites.

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Posted in: Japan to offer $810 mil to support refugees fleeing Syria, Iraq: NHK See in context

I find LDP looking that desperate to be seen as "generous good guys" when they make unnecessary donations like this.

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Posted in: Do you support Japan's new security legislation? See in context

Serrano SEP. 22, 2015 - 08:05PM JST "I do not support the use of Japanese troops in overseas military engagements" Even if they're needed? Remember, the world is full of wackos who would chop your head off witrhout hesitation or remorse...

As long as you don't put your nose where it doesn't belong, the terrorists won't notice you. They go for the easiest target typically like 2 Japanese journalists who went out of their way to land in the middle east without any protection.

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Posted in: Abe unveils 3 new arrows for reviving economy See in context

How many chances is he getting here? It has been long ago since Abe surpassed Hatoyama as the worst PM. Kick him out already.

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Posted in: Lawyers join opposition to controversial security bills See in context

nakanoguy01 AUG. 27, 2015 - 09:50AM JST Why should japan be stuck to the past? almost every country in the world has similar laws that allow for this type of military action. even switzerland has this defense capability!

Japan chooses to stick to the past by remembering the nuclear blast event. You don't deserve to be selective with the history. Either remember everything or forget all the events.

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Posted in: New Kyary Pamyu Pamyu video 'Crazy Party Night' makes Halloween cute and colorful See in context

I'm sorry there's just too much obsession with cute in J-pop. I'm sure there are a lot of good J-pop, yet the media is downright obsessed with too much style and less substance.

DaDude AUG. 23, 2015 - 02:45PM JST Well, talent has disappeared overseas too. Hip-hop is at an all time low where rappers are either singing, using auto tune or have ghostwriters.

Not if you listen to the underground music.

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Posted in: S Korea shells North after rocket attack See in context

tinawatanabe AUG. 20, 2015 - 10:05PM JST Why would Japan help SK? North Korea is far more nicer to Japan for a few decades.

North Korea is nice to Japanese government but not that nice to the Japanese citizens. After all, who knows how many citizens NK kidnapped secretly? So "far more nicer" is a meaningless hyperbole because you have emotional hangup against South Korea.

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Posted in: 63% say Japan should stop apologizing over war: poll See in context

I think most of people would prefer no more history revisions than dishonest apologies.

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Posted in: Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine See in context

tinawatanabeAUG. 19, 2015 - 04:55PM JST People did not say anything before about this shrine. China/SK started intensified Japan bashing and English papers covering, people other than China/SK also started criticizing Japan, which tells your level of education. it does not matter what college you went to, you are not really educated if you are so easily influenced by media.

You say the same thing every time it gets very redundant. Say something new for once. And as for Abe, hardly surprising move.

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Posted in: Support for Abe bounces back after war statement See in context

Japan doesn't seem to be fan of proverb, actions speak louder than words.

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Posted in: Draft of Abe's WWII statement includes 'apology,' NHK reports See in context

tinawatanabe AUG. 11, 2015 - 12:05AM JST Many Japanese are very tired of this apology thing and don't understand why the govt is doing this so many times every year even after 70 years.

They don't seem to get tired of going to Yasukuni Shrine every year though. If they stopped going there, they don't have to apologise every time, I bet.

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Posted in: Their claims are based on their self-centered and extremely egoistic thinking that they don't want to go to war. We can blame postwar education for such widespread selfish individualism. See in context

Their claims are based on their self-centered and extremely egoistic thinking that they don't want to go to war. We can blame postwar education for such widespread selfish individualism.

Now that is the epitome of selfishness right there. That level of grandeur. That must be the same state of mind for every members in LDP.

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Posted in: Official: Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others See in context

PM Abe and his cohorts could learn a lot from this guy.

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Posted in: Signs of the times See in context

harvey pekar JUL. 15, 2015 - 05:49PM JST And in my opinion, the Japanese people failed, and they've failed for the past few years when they kept strengthening Abe's party and thus giving him the power to do what he wanted, what he's never been shy about wanting, more power and a bigger military.

Seriously they had a real shot at booting out PM Abe last year. Too bad Japan didn't have too many strong candidates, which I feel is a cop-out excuse to me. Has he made any improvements in Japanese economy, gender representation or reputation since he was in power?

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea mark 50 years of diplomatic ties See in context

CajunH2O JUN. 22, 2015 - 05:50PM JST Don't see Japan and America still at each other's throats over nukes and Pearl Harbor do you? No. Because keeping past alive is pointless.

America may have caused brutal massacre like trail of tears and vietnam wars, I have never once seen any politicians denying and downplaying those incidents. Japan on the other hand has been well-known for revising the history for their own benefits.

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Posted in: Constitutional questions grow over Abe's military plans See in context

LDP is very aware that their first priority is controlling the budget spending but too bad their egos prevent them from doing that but stuck doing the least thing Japan needs right now expanding the military.

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Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers See in context

Cyrus Wu JUN. 11, 2015 - 11:18AM JST I imagine the every day tax paying japanese citizen would be happier if their money didn't go into wasteful, nonsensical whaling.

Like people in Fukushima. But I bet none of that money will. Pretty sad that money will be spent in the industry no one benefits from.

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Posted in: Tomita will not appeal guilty ruling on camera theft See in context

When it's basically a non-issue in Korea and in Japan it seems to have exploded out of proportion, then it's obviously clear who was the instigator.

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