Things We Saw Around The Web is more than just funny lolz we see while browsing online; it’s a compilation of videos, news, and articles written by fans in the Japanese culture community. We would love to bring more focus to small blogs & YouTube channels and their creative works, so if you know a great article/video you would like to see in our next roundup, please leave a link in the comments below.
『 Interviews 』
Hi, I’m Atsumi Tanezaki, a Voice Actress [Industry Interview]
We interviewed Atsumi Tanezaki, who voices Chise Hatori (Ancient Magus Bride), Mizore Yoroizuka (Sound! Euphonium), and more!
Hi, I’m Atsuko Tanaka, Veteran Japanese Animator [Industry Interview]
We asked Atsuko Tanaka about her experiences working with animation directors, the state of the animation industry, and, well, food.
Rurouni Kenshin Manga Author Charged with Possession of Child Pornography
Crunchyroll reported that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department pressed charges against Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin mangaka) on November 21 for possession of child pornography. His charge is a violation of the law against child prostitution and child pornography, and the police have sent the case to the public prosecutor’s office.
Fundraiser Aims To Help Voice Actor Christopher Ayres
The voice of Frieza needs us!
On top of being an extraordinarily talented actor, Christopher Ayres is one of the most thoughtful, selfless people I know.
— Christopher Sabat (@VoiceOfVegeta) November 15, 2017
“Anime Twin Cities and the larger anime community have begun to rally around voice actor/director Christopher Ayres, who has been diagnosed with “End Stage C.O.P.D.” after being rushed to a Houston hospital earlier this year. To help Ayres with a needed double lung transplant and related hospitalization, testing, therapy and rehabilitation, a You Caring fundraiser has launched. ” – Crunchyroll
Voice Actress Hiromi Tsuru Passes Away at 57
Netflix released a trailer for its live-action series of Erased on Monday. It is an adaptation of Kei Sanbe’s manga, Boku dake ga Inai Machi. According to ANN, the series will premiere in Japan on December 15th, and is slated to debut in 190 countries this winter.
“It’s not perfect, at least not yet, but there’s a lot to love here if you are looking for a particular kind of… presentation.” – Arkada
RocketJump and Crunchyroll teamed up to create a short web series which is chock full of funny, otaku jokes and the long debate: subs vs dubs.
『 Quickfire Roundup 』
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