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Update: Upon getting some info from mombot, I’ve learned that Tyson Rinehart’s significant other is fighting cancer. The GamerGate jab was uncalled for and you’re free to detest it. But on an act of humanity, please don’t attack the guy. You may be civil, but do remember real people exist behind Twitter avatars.

When you think of FUNimation, chances are you probably think of animé such as DragonBall Z—especially if you’re a 90’s kid. What you probably don’t think of when it comes to FUNimation or animé in general is GamerGate. The movement itself isn’t really a huge thing in the land of the rising sun as it is in the West.

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A writer for FUNimation by the name of Tyson Rinehart decided to name-drop GamerGate in an episode of the animé Prison School and was met with some criticism. What is Prison School? It’s a lewd animé. A very lewd animé. The basic premise is an all girl school that recently became co-ed—you can tell where this is going. After being caught peeping on the girls, the guys get sentenced to the school’s prison system in which they are basically at the mercy of dominate women with large breasts. Yes, this is an animé catered to horny guys with a dominatrix fetish. Not exactly safe for work.

I’m not that big on animé personally. At least not on the otaku level, but I do enjoy the Dragonball series sans GT, Initial D and Tokyo Ghoul to name a few. Regardless, what drew me to this mini controversy was the fact I’m against butchering source material—I’m also in a relationship with a Japanese-American woman who doesn’t like others disrespecting her culture. Not that you should consider animé as a stand in for actual Japanese culture, but to remove cultural references completely denies the viewer a window to another world. Case in point, that one time 4Kids called rice balls “jelly donuts” in a Pokémon dub.

From a purist standpoint, subs are preferable as they contain the least amount of deviation from the source material. If you don’t feel like reading subtitles nor care about alterations, you have dubs—some are actually pretty good. The purpose of a dub isn’t to offer a 1 to 1 translation, but to make the material digestible to the demographic it’s airing in; this is especially true when there are vast cultural differences. It isn’t unusual to add pop-culture references in these dubs for the sake of being relatable to the viewer.

Unfortunately, script writers can get carried away with this and come off as being culturally insensitive by whitewashing cultural references entirely or completely change the script to be something that was never intended by the creator. Only in some rare cases does a complete script re-write salvage the original. Ghost Stories is one of those animé’s that was so bad, the joke dub actually saved it. I haven’t watched more than 2 dubbed episodes of Prison School to get a good feel for it, but randomly inserting GamerGate into a line and using a dated Happy Days reference with Arthur Fonzarelli doesn’t give a very good impression. Happy Days was a great show, but how many people are even going to get the reference in 2015?

Here’s that now infamous clip of the Prison School dub which mentions GamerGate vs the actual dialog:

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Notice something missing in the original? GamerGate. This isn’t an instance of rewriting a line to make it appealing to the English speaking audience, it was a pointless insertion that shows the writer’s bias.

Being a fan of artistic integrity, I took to Twitter and responded to a Japanese GamerGate supporter who goes by the alias “mombot.” Big mistake not untagging Tyson in that tweet. I went from an outsider observing to being in the middle of the fray! It gets hilarious, though. I say my piece how it’s disrespectful to a creator to doctor their work in such a way that you speak through it and made a note how such writing causes my girlfriend cringe. His response? I’ll let this tweet from mombot speak for itself.

Yep, that really happened. Nothing quite says “Gotcha!” like doing your best impression of a junior high student. Keeping in mind this is a guy who writes professionally for a large studio. At least Rinehart was courteous enough to not call her a sock like a certain game dev. Moving up the inanimate food chain! During this entire exchange, my significant other and I had to fight back our laughter while a mini army of otaku tried to back this guy up to go against a woman with Japanese heritage. PS: her nickname is “body pillow” now, thanks Tyson Rinehart!

I wasn’t the only one Rinehart insulted over finding the out of place GamerGate mention to be pointless flame bait. As you would imagine, there were several tweets tagging FUNimation trying to get answers or at least an apology. This sentiment wasn’t strictly shared by GamerGate supporters. Even those who didn’t care for the movement at all were bewildered at the mention of GG—my girlfriend included.

FUNimation did take notice and have tried to distance themselves from Rinehart according to Niche Gamer. In a blog post posted by FUNimation Entertainment, this is how the studio responded to feedback:

Last week’s Broadcast Dub episode of Prison School generated significant feedback from anime fans. While the company is not able to answer each person individually, FUNimation does read and review all fan feedback, without exception.  

In creating English dubs over the past 20+ years, FUNimation has always modified each Japanese script to appeal to Western audiences. This ensures that North American audiences can enjoy a high-quality viewing experience regardless of their familiarity with Japanese culture.  

Neither the dialogue in our shows nor the personal statements of our actors or writers reflects the views or opinions of FUNimation. Official statements from FUNimation are only released via company owned channels (i.e., website and social media profiles) or newswire.  

FUNimation will continue to pay close attention to fan feedback on Prison School and will take it into consideration in the future. FUNimation is committed to providing the highest quality entertainment possible.

It’s nice that FUNimation put out a response at all, but it’s all PR talk that fails to address the issue and seems more like a way to avoid any liability.

As mentioned previously, dubs are not going to be a 1 to 1 translation and are intended to get the viewer engaged no matter their knowledge of Japanese culture. None of that is an issue. What’s causing outrage is that a writer took a script, rewrote it, and worked in a completely non-related topic for politically charged reasons. Makes as much sense to replace a line about being a grade higher to “GamerGate creep” as it would for a re-dubbed Sailor Moon to talk about #cyberviolence.

A user by the name of “g-o” sums up the feelings of many on the FUNimation blog:

Yeah, after seeing the tweets from these guys, I’m done as well. I wanted English dubs of anime, I didn’t want PC-bro’s politics forcefully inserted. <- “that’s a joke because Tyson’s tweets infers anyone who supports gamergate advocates for rape” I’m I [sic] paying to be treated like this? Well I’m not paying anymore.

The reality is the vast majority of people don’t even know what GamerGate even is. Who is going to know about GamerGate? A small subset of gamers that typically frequent Twitter, Reddit and Chan boards—not mainstream animé fans. It wasn’t clever writing; it’s just confusing for everyone.

These are real people, the very same people that give those writers a job. Insulting your customer base is a common trend observed in GamerGate and one that ultimately hurts sales. Only this time, it’s not only GamerGate supporters that are upset, but many various parties with or without affiliations to any movement. End result will be more people torrenting for subbed animé and turning their nose to dubbing studios they don’t trust.

Are you an animé fan, a GamerGate supporter or a neutral who agrees? Even if you have your own take on this situation, we’d love to hear your take!


Anthony Lee

Gamer since the NES era, computer nerd since 2001. Happily in a loving relationship with a happa who has been a gamer since the Sega Genesis era. Who says Sega does what Nintendon't?



  • Ahmet Salih Bozdaş

    Wow, just when you think they can’t sink any lower.

  • Barış Ergün

    Makes you wonder how it gets approved to make the final release.

  • ParasiteX

    Yay! More reasons for me to hate dubs.

  • Best Mom Eva

    The real question is: does Tyson have a significant other, or is all of this body pillow stuff projection on his part? :^)

    Anyway, please buy subs.

  • Sergio Celi

    Good thing Anti GG are on the bottom in the power struggle. The defenceless and oppressed people who fight for a better future and equality… How do they keep posting their voice on mainstream media then?

  • Bear

    The thing is this part: “Neither the dialogue in our shows nor the personal statements of our actors or writers reflects the views or opinions of FUNimation. Official statements from FUNimation are only released via company owned channels (i.e., website and social media profiles) or newswire.” is all lies.

    That PR line only works for covering your arse when your doing an accurate translation as the lines are not ones you have created. How ever in this case Funi has indeed made up their own lines that have nothing to do with the original script and shows their political stance is on the side of censorship and are against ethical journalistic practices (which doesn’t surprise me). You put a product out there that was in this case made by your company(in that the line is not the original, but one made up by a Funi writer) you don’t get to turn around and say oh no that produced that we produced and has our name on it doesn’t reflect our company. You oked the product for production and print, you face the repercussions of your actions. Which in this case is a loss of sales and a lot of fath lost amongst your fanbase.

    You also terribly date a work with something like this.

  • Bear

    The problem is you cant really buy sub only DVD/BDs most of the time. Its all one package. Tho there have been some sub only releases over the years, its very much a rare thing.

  • Gigaknight

    I’ve been done with dubs–not just in anime (ever since I became aware of anime, I watched subs–dubs tended to fail at matching labial/oral movement, breaking immersion), but in games as well. I do not trust these people–their ranks now proving themselves to include ideologues–to provide accurate translation (e.g., Neptunia).

    Now, I’m currently in the process of learning Japanese. No ideology-injecting middlemen to deal with, once I achieve literacy.

  • Luigi Savinelli

    Probably the editor had 0 idea of what GG (or maybe a superficial idea or he asked the writer). So he trusted the writer

  • hurin

    The bigger problem is entitled crybabyes who hate their jobs. Colleges are pumping out shit with no real skills, and some of them end up working in industries that services the wery people they bullied in school, such as Gamers and anime fans.

  • NightmareNear

    Someone should go to Rinehart’s or Jamie Marchi’s twitter and mention “Sarah” Nyberg (Previously known as Nicholas Nyberg), an AGGro (Anti-Gamergate Supporter), who got caught at being an admitted pedophile from her own site (Final Fantasy Shrine) on the site’s chat logs. Sarah admitted she was sexually attracted to her eight-year-old cousin a decade ago when he/she was twenty-years-old in those chats. There is even a hashtag on twitter about it #IStandwithButts for the AGGros.
    Would Funimation do the same for Scott Freeman? You know the Funimation Voice Actor who was convicted of possessing child-pornography this past July? No, they terminated his contract.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    As an otaku(anime and games), and a #GamerGate supporter, this really pisses me off. Can’t believe the guy went that far with the dub. It’s a good thing I don’t watch dubs anyway, they suck balls. Anway, case in point, it’s totally unrelated to anime and should have never been shoehorned in there just to get publicity and make headlines. Probably good I don’t sub to Funimation if they actually basically aren’t gonna address this, so no money from me to them. Subs all the way, and I really hope this sorta thing doesn’t happen anytime soon. Last thing we need is to very large cultures clashing over this just because one guy decided to force his voice onto others and act like his opinion is the golden rule. Smh.

  • Honestly, the GamerGate line was a bad idea, no matter how funny (or unfunny) it would be to some.

    I may not be a huge expert on localisations of dubbed anime, but I thought the purpose of it is to bring over content, make NECESSARY revisions/translations on the script and voice it as necessary. Granted certain things may not translate well between different languages, but there’s a fine line between changing things to make the context more appropriate and changing things just for the sake of staying “trendy”. This case with Prison School falls on the latter. The worst part? Not a lot of dubbed anime fans would be able to get the “joke” at GamerGate and it will fall on confused ears. And this wont age well years on.

    Now, I personally don’t care about whether a scriptwriter likes or dislikes the ideal of GamerGate, but when you start shoehorning blatant pot-shots for the sake of appeasing to a select few ideological allies who abhor GG and believe GG supporters approve of abusing and raping women, it may be time for you to take a big step back and re-evaluate what you’re doing. Nobody likes shoehorned pettiness like that. And it wont look good on you. And a good chunk of subscribers to Funi would outright cancel their subscription and boycott you for petty nonsense like this.

    Now EN dub voice acting over the years has been getting better. Hit and miss in some places, but in this case it seems… okay-meh at best. A shame that voicing talent is now overshadowed by retarded nonsense at the hands of some immature idiot. And now, more than ever, everyone will be saying “subs over dubs”, and with this petty nonsense, courtesy of Mr Rinehart, it would be easy to explain why. Anime fans don’t want shoehorned idiocy like this. And my word, it better be the last time someone tries shoehorning GG into anything where it’s not relevant.

  • The lead writer, Jamie Marchi, is a hardcore feminist and SJW.

    She knew. She’s been smugly mocking people who are upset. She’s as bad as Rinehart.

  • As a otaku, I fail to see how GG fits into the Anime world of Prison School at all.

    The more I try and connect it, the more it seems to not fit into that world at all. Prison School, while being a anime about a ‘school life’ is a anime centered around a couple of male students being in a school filled with females which think of males as a lesser gender because the girls which essentially run the school have major ‘daddy issues’ and as a result the males in the school receive very unreasonable and very unfair punishments. The father of one of the girls who runs the school is also the principle of said school. But due to his own issues, they allow their daughter and her ‘friends’ to run wild and do whatever they please, most of the time. The people outside the school are mostly unaware of what it’s really like in that school but they do understand that they student’s in the school get good grades and such.

    Anyway, long story short:
    Trying to fit GG into a anime like this just shows how poorly one understands the world which this anime resides in, and also how poorly they understand what GamerGate is about. Mentioning a issue about gaming journalism in a manner such as referring to another gamer in a arcade as a “gamergate creepshows” after the guy just said “I was just asked to run a couple of errands, not that it’s any of your business” after the female asked him “so, what exactly are you doing here at the arcade? I thought all of the school’s boys were suppose to be stuck in the schools prison system?” just makes no sense at all.

    I’m just glad that I don’t support Funimation at all, instead I use Crunchyroll for my anime needs

  • Reon

    people doing their job and hurting no one get fired when the sjw get offended at something random and trivial

    then this happens, this person intentionally does a bad job, insults fans on twitter and offends a lot of people over this bad job and funimation is ok

    funny how the world works

    I’d say boycott but seriously, who even watches those funimation dubs let alone buys them?

  • Jesus Zamora

    I wonder if the line stays when the show is eventually released to home video. It’s entirely possible they pull the line like “Derpy” in “The Last Roundup” (a controversy that, BTW, forever branded SJWs as an enemy of bronies. Yeah, SJWs aren’t good at making friends.

  • Jesus Zamora

    Assuming this line doesn’t get whitewashed out of future releases, I can see this hurting dubbing once more. Anime companies seem to forget that the “anime boom” of the 90s is long over. The diehard anime fans are, for the most part, all you have left, and they’re not keen on arbitrary political bullshit.

  • Timothy Riggs ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    Never been a big fan of anime. I have nothing against it, just not my bag really. That said, I am a big movie fan, and there are some fantastic Japanese movies. I’ve been a strong proponent of subs over dubs for a very long time (for any foreign language). You just lose way too much with dubs. The original tone, passion, inflection, etc in dialogue gets overwritten, often by badly voice acted or badly scripted dubs. Subs only please.

  • Jesus Zamora

    I know I’ll be torrenting Prison School dub-free. I should check, see if it’s on bakabt.me

  • Serathis

    Remember the good old times when the controversies were about jelly donuts and Sailor Neptune and Uranus being cousins?

  • Serathis

    wat

  • Kev Lew

    As an anime fan I prefer to keep online drama (irrelevant to the series and separate form the origin culture) away from translation work done on a piece of media.
    Translate it in line with the original intent/tone or let someone do the job that will.

  • Kev Lew

    That said, this is not the first time a “professional” translation studio has changed dialogue for the hell of it and I doubt it will be the last. Sometimes it is done to provide better context/relevance to a subject other times it is simply the personality of the translators getting in the way of the core work.

  • Kev Lew

    agreed, funimation has a poor past record with farming out dubs, anidb.net uses them as a warning sign in the discussion threads, some fan-subs are still made to replace funimation ones.

  • Kev Lew

    from the context of the clip the writer seems aGG so you would have thought any mention of it in publicly distributed hard-copy media wuld be the thing he would want to avoid, even used as a character insult it could get people to look it up online and see the s##t-storm that surrounds that particular word. Zero relevance to an anime show translation or not.

  • NightmareNear
  • Reon

    basically another loser that hates her/his job and lashes out of spite against the very audience they are supposed to serve

    why do companies even bother hiring and keeping this kind of people around?
    funimation already sucked, this is just making them look worse

  • Reon

    exactly
    they MADE UP the line, so it does represent them

  • Reon

    it’s always the worst people who point out fingers the hardest right?

  • Erthwjim

    Would it be wrong of me to post links to said torrent sites in the comments? I have quite a few that I know probably have subs, and I’ve always found group subs better than the official stuff

  • Eddie

    Check out Tokyo Ghoul episode 9 dub. Funimation changed to lines of a girl talking to a guy to “shut your mouth before I fill it with glass, you misogynist pig”, when in the sub, she said “Is that anyway to speak to your senior, you little shit”. Its around the 8 to 11 mark depending on your video player. I’m not sure if its in context or not, but its an observation that this political crap may continue in Funimation’s dubs.

  • Jonathan Litwinka

    Exactly. Someone signed off on that line. Someone said that it was alright. It didn’t happen in a vacuum.

  • BurntToShreds

    I will never subscribe to FUNimation now; just the services that provide me the actual good dubs they’ve made, such as Hulu and Netflix. I’ve also been subscribed to CrunchyRoll for a while now and will continue to do so because they at least are dedicated to providing accurate, quality translations through their subs.

  • butter toast

    on the other hand, i hope the gamedropping continues! its always so funny when aGGros shoot themselves in the foot!

  • Cerxi

    BakaBT tends not to host shows that’ve gotten Western dubs. There’s some exceptions, but that’s the general rule. You’re better off looking at nyaa.se

  • Cerxi

    That’s probably because the fansub groups do it for the love of the medium, while hacks like this do it for the paycheque and/or the platform. (Not to say that there aren’t professionals who love their job for its own sake, just that I seriously doubt this is one of them.)

  • Megamatics

    The Way Dubs are handled in the first place make them unappealing to me. Changing the source content so it can relate to a certain region just doesn’t feel right, and is why I prefer to watch subs. I can get the convenience in not having to read while you watch; but I would prefer to not have the material changed while I’m engaged in an interesting show.

  • Jonathan Litwinka

    I wouldn’t be surprised. It would be the smart thing to do. Just distance themselves from this as far as possible and hope everyone forgets. I also wouldn’t be surprised if internally their script writers now have a lot more scrutiny.

  • @NakkiNyan

    They don’t have an approval process in simultaneous streams, there simply isn’t time. I would imagine they spend the same with dubs so they can get the script to the voice actors as quickly as possible.

  • DariusQ

    The biggest irony is that anti-GG absolutely despises anime. Its something which flies in the face of everything they espouse and yet they can’t attack it like other things because of how culturally entrenched it is (ie.Japanese). Attacking anime culture head on would draw too much attention to their authoritarian biases which they work so hard to ignore.

  • DariusQ

    I’m disappointed by Funimation’s response but ultimately won’t be boycotting them. What’s one errant line of dialogue from a single show when Funimation produces hundreds of hours of fan service? One just has to watch Prison School to realize this content is about as far off the politically correct reservation as it comes. Ultimately Rinehart has only exposed himself as a hypocrite since Funimation will go on producing content which spits in the face of SJW propaganda.

  • @NakkiNyan

    We are talking about a company that can’t even English.

    > “Weren’t you a pop star, Ms. Kinoshita”*
    >> “No really”**

    *kids don’t use Ms, Miss, or Mr to refer to each other, just drop it or leave the -san/-chan.
    ** WTF the translator’s finger must have slipped from the [T] key to the [space] key.

    “B-Be g-grateful a-and e-eat t-to c-chicken.” /// nice try, you don’t eat to chicken you eat some chicken.

    Fuck FUNi, they just don’t give a crap. That said, here is the rest of the travesty: http://www.crymore.net/2014/01/21/funimations-no-rin-02-is-the-worst-simulcast-script-ive-seen-this-season/

  • @NakkiNyan

    Card Captor Sakura ( the real show, not the half season skipping the first 7 episodes called Cardcaptors) was subs-only way back when. It was the only way to see the whole show…

    I see it as no different with the over-localization and memes we get from FUNi, you don’t get to see the real show unless you go torrent fansubs of their shows since Crunchy does not also translate them.

  • @NakkiNyan

    Hulu/Netflix is usually Crunchyroll.

    “FUNimation, you should be fapping” Ya, that is my thought when I see that splash screen and how seriously I take them. I will ever subscribe, I would skip a show I have waited years for (yay delayed sequels) than pay those assholes.

  • Erthwjim

    Yeah that was the word that was missing from my statement, not group subs, but fansubs.

  • Nope Naw

    I like anime, though not this particular show. It doesn’t really suit my tastes. This whole debacle makes it clear why not supporting FUNimation is a good move.

  • Nope Naw

    Since it’s Funimation, it’s likely that it’s the same guy, no?

  • DariusQ

    On a side note, I do think its a shame about Scott Freeman. Certainly I don’t condone his actions but I really enjoyed his VA work.

  • GEhotpants101 .

    I wish drama websites like Vikki would pick up animes, since most shows are fan-subbed, and tend to be more faithful to the original source because of it.

  • GEhotpants101 .

    Jelly doughnuts are now an endearing lack of faith in an audience’s ability to understand things.

  • mariojuggernaut22

    Hey, I know you from youtube and Yes, I agree.

  • Blank Generation

    Love the doughy geek trying to look tough by scowling in his profile picture. Manginas are so pathetic.

  • Serathis

    Jelly donuts are traditional Japanese foods.

  • Eddie

    The script writers are Monica Rial and Aaron Dismuke.

  • Nope Naw

    Ah, ok. I tried finding some credits for the episode but was unsuccessful.

    So there are at least 3 of these people in there.

  • Smoky_the_Bear

    He’s a perfect 1:1 representation of one of those PC-BroDudes from the recent South Park episode tbh.
    You can tell he’s a bit of a bellend just from his Twitter picture. I think the Joker put it best………..”Why so SERIOUS?!”

  • Smoky_the_Bear

    To be fair it’s far worse in live action movies because you lose the actual actor who was shooting the scene. A voice actor can never replace that fully whereas replacing one voice over with another is a lot less jarring imo, although the issue is voice acting in english dubs of anime is usually such poor standard compared to the original because they aren’t willing to pay for decent talent to do it.

  • Smoky_the_Bear

    Yep the problem is these sorts of people are in control now. Once they got in control they showed their true colours because they knew they could ram their political agenda down everyones throats with impunity.

    “why do companies even bother hiring and keeping this kind of people around?”

    Because the companies in question are run by exactly the same kind of people, they hire people like them because to them their political agenda is more important than doing their job properly.

    It won’t last forever, they are slowly pissing off their customer bases bit by bit, pretty soon they won’t have a job because they won’t have an audience and then these people can happily be ignored once they’ve relegated themselves to writing for some tiny little hug-box audience or simply yelling crap on Twitter.

  • Smoky_the_Bear

    Hehe, Sarkeesian being a dumbass as usual. Yes of course Japans lack of Feminism is the BIG problem in the world. Inexcusable.

    Notice how you don’t get a peep out of these internet feminists in relation to the Middle East or India or any of the other countries of the world where womens rights are actually an issue. But lets say something about Japan because they refuse to conform entirely to the social constructs they have in the US. Well, not even the US, more like the bubble surrounding San Francisco, which is where all of these dipshits seem to live.

  • Smoky_the_Bear

    Just find some way to watch it illegally and screw them tbh.

  • Mr Snow

    I won’t buy a funimation product as long as he works there.

    And I’ve bought a lot of stuff from them. That’s on them.

  • Ebola-Chan✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

    Dubs are usually shit. Seeing this made me realize that this time will be no different. It’s not like I’m going to buy it anyways.

  • Ebola-Chan✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

    Not only that but this is the kind of show which has tons of fan-service in it. It’s not likely to be enjoyable to people that hate GG.

  • Ebola-Chan✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

    Crunchyroll usually has Funimation subs and dubs on it. You’re better off going to fan subs if you want to avoid stuff like this. Fan dubs are also fine but only if it’s an abridged series.

  • Ebola-Chan✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

    If something won’t make sense to a certain audience, it’s okay to change it. Changing a few of the jokes won’t be an issue in a dub most of the time. The problem here is that they have just put in a reference that people won’t understand in the future unless we’re all unlucky. The only way people will get this joke in the future is if game journalism doesn’t change and GamerGate lasts forever.

  • Ebola-Chan✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

    “You got a problem, bro?”

  • phillip martin

    I don’t what politics in my highschool prison cartoon, that’s all this “controversy” boils down to. You can try and dress it up by saying its about respecting the original author work. But we all know its about real life references ruining your highschool prison cartoon, lol.

    Shit like this is why no one in the real world takes you gamergate guys seriously. Your are a bunch of grown ass men demanding an apology from company or a writers termination over one word in a highschool prison cartoon, smh. This article reads like Comic Book Guy wrote it.

  • Nanya

    Them being cousins made it extra “spicy”.

  • Serathis

    You can’t edit body language, after all.

  • Nanya

    They also didn’t edit any of the subtext.

  • Dagoberto Alfredo Borja

    Seeking to pin the Anime Community vs gamers through slander; Via a line dimensions away from the actual content. Is the reason why I’m pissed. #PrisonSchool. #FUNimation. #Episode07.

    Specially since gamers actually watch Anime as well.it backfired ceremoniously!.

    For the record #GamersGate seeks to keep political influence out of their entertainment outlet. Just how we are now pissed! They fought and sent feminist crawling back to tumblr. This happened on 2014!.

    Gawker Media sought to bully alongside feminist against gamers. They lost millions because of it. What we are seeing now is the attempt of an simpatico to use his position to pin community vs community.

    #GamersGate is now slandered through false claims and accusations. Tyson’s line was meant to separate the anime from gamers, a tactic of alienation.

    Knowing the real story is the reason I myself is pissed.
    #NoBullyingOnEntertainment
    #ProtectEntertainmentOutletsFromPoliticalViews

  • I’m just amazed that a fan of “40,000 acts of noncon BDSM and no laughs” can be offended by anything, let alone a petty jab.