I guess if you want to prop your phone up in front of your desk (that hopefully only you have access to), you can enter to try to win one of these Onee-san Mobile Stands.
Japan is, uh, interesting.
Posted on Twitter and thought I’d share here as well. If you’re looking for an excellent manga to read, you should read Runway de Warrate. Very rarely do you see a manga execute well on art, characters, plot, and storytelling.
Try chapter one and hopefully you’ll get hooked like I did.
Last month’s figure giveaway was so popular that our friends at J-List are doing another one. This time, they’re doing a giveaway for a $100 figure. There are some pretty cute nendoroids in that range. Check it out! It’s free to enter so it doesn’t hurt to try. [ Link ]
J-List is having an amazing giveaway right now: link! The winner can pick any figure of their choice up to $200 value, which means it should cover pretty much anything. Definitely check it out before the next season begins! Don’t forget that we’ll get 50+ episodes of SAO Alicization :)
As you might’ve noticed, there are now J-List ads on the site. That’s because we’ve entered into a partnership with J-List. We used to run some old school display ads on the site, but they loaded slowly and showed annoying video/sound ads from time to time. We hated running them because they made your experience on HS worse. While J-List will technically be a downgrade in pay, we really value the fact that we can control what type of ads we serve to deliver a better experience for you guys (static images, no flashing/moving ads, malware-free, and hopefully relevant to you guys). We believe this is a good compromise.
If you see interesting products on J-List through the ads, do check them out (use the code: HORRIBLEJLIST for $5 off if you want to buy something). If you find the ads annoying, feel free to manually block them. We won’t feel offended :)
Finally, we’ve also tried our best to remove the glaringly obvious NSFW ads. Feel free to email us if you see anything that’s questionable. Cheers.
I feel like at the beginning of every season, we are all so hopeful… hopeful for shows that are worthy to invest our time into. Last season destroyed any hopes I had initially. There just wasn’t anything spectacular. However, a new season brings a new feeling of hope. I’m much more excited this time around. Perhaps it’s because there are a lot of pink haired princesses… Or perhaps it’s because Mari Okada is writing the new Gundam…
Anyway, let’s talk business first. Since it’s a new season, we’re holding another donation drive. The target amount I’m aiming for is higher than usual since we just upgraded our main servers. The storage has also quadrupled to 24TB RAID6, which should last a while (we add about 100~150GB of files each week!). It would help us a lot if you could donate to help HorribleSubs expand and keep running. If you’re not interested in donating for whatever reason, just sit back and enjoy the anime… which then brings me to this season’s recommendations. Thanks for the donations this season!
With that said, this season really doesn’t look bad at all. There might be other great shows that’s not listed above. Seriously, try everything for an episode if you have the time to do so.
Thanks a lot for reading and enjoy!
As per tradition, here’s the recommendation post for Summer 2015. This season is… interesting(ly boring). I’ve been pretty busy lately so I haven’t paid much attention to the shows, but there are a few that do catch my eye:
Of course, there’s your generic moeshit like Non Non Biyori, Hetalia, etc. There’s also your generic ecchi shit like To LOVE-Ru and Prison School for you horny people who like those things.
Donations are also open for this season. Once again, if you a few bucks to spare, consider donating to us to fund our operation. If you don’t, sit back and enjoy the animes. Thanks, all done now!
P.S. Funimation videos should have their colors fixed. Update your playback if you’re still seeing weird colors.
Lately, I’ve been noticing more and more anime fans being overly obsessive with their taste in anime. There are people who get shunned for liking and enjoying a show that the internet hivemind thinks is bad — to the point where they’re immediately dismissed from any sort of anime discussion because they enjoy a particular show (like Naruto/SAO/etc). What’s more concerning is that there are people who put on a facade and “stop” liking shows that they actually liked to maintain an image of being an anime connoisseur. It’s ridiculous.
I’ll still say this even though it’s cliche because it seems like a lot of you don’t understand it: Having “shit taste” doesn’t mean anything. Different people enjoy different things. Sometimes, you might even enjoy a show that the hivemind thinks is bad. For example, I enjoyed SAO and I also acknowledge the criticisms against it. It’s perfectly fine for me to like it even though I might be branded as “having shit taste”. Yes, that means it’s okay to enjoy Naruto. Or Bleach. Or SAO. Liking those shows doesn’t mean you’re retarded or you were born with some sort of defect. It just means that someone disagrees with you, so it’s okay to like those shows. Don’t let anyone else convince you otherwise.
The connection between you and whatever you’re watching belongs only to you. Don’t let others influence it so easily. Remember that the vast majority of animes are targeted toward the lowest of the low in Japan. Remember that animes are pretty much Japanese cartoons. Think about it. It’s really quite silly to be an anime connoisseur.
Happy anime watching.