Submitted by Romudeth 1063d ago | opinion piece

Whiny Anime Fans Offended That Freddy Prince Jr. Called Anime “Japanimation”

STFUandPLAY's Romudeth writes:

"As you may already know if you come to this site regularly, there’s a Mass Effect anime coming out soon. Freddy Prince Jr. reprises his role of James Vega and is naturally doing the rounds promoting it. During one of the interviews he used the terms “Japanime” and “Japanimation” when talking about his favorite anime from back in the day. There’s nothing wrong with that right? Well, apparently there is because this sent anime fans into a tizzy." (Anime, Culture, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost)

futurefrog  +   1063d ago
anime fans for the most part are very fickle especially when it comes to naming things, I've been attacked for using english names for characters instead of the japanese name
hkgamer  +   1062d ago
wasn't japanimation the original way westerners called anime?
I remember that term being thrown around alot in the 90's.
I also remember people calling anime "manga" because of that company manga videos.

Some anime fans are just crazy and being picky.
Veneno  +   1062d ago
Back in the 90s the term japanimation was used to market anime to westerners, and freddy is definately a child of the 90s, as was I. Its a totally forgiveable offense.
Archaic  +   1063d ago
Given that the terms he used were in common usage when he was our age, and are even still in common usage by companies such as Amazon, I find it hard to be angry at this. Sure, it's a bit silly, and he should have known better, but this was just a single time. It's not like it's a protracted thing with people telling him he's wrong that whole time.
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1063d ago
Well obviously you can't get angry at this. It's stupid that he felt the need to apologise, people are too touchy.
Xof  +   1062d ago
It's not really an offensive term, either. I mean, unless you really, really hate puns.

I could see some outrage if he'd called anime "kiddie toons" or something like that... I wouldn't share it, but I'd understand it. But this? You've got to be kidding me.
hazelamy  +   1062d ago
i remember some of the anime publishers using that term back in the day.

lucky for him he didn't call them cartoons, he'd have lynch mobs after him.
Smashbro29  +   1062d ago
It's funny because anime is just another cartoon art style.
wishingW3L  +   1062d ago
what's so bad about "japanimation" anyway?
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   1062d ago
im guessing they took it as jap animation since jap is a racist word there. Other than that i dont know. I dont see a problem with it.
Lord_Sloth  +   1062d ago
Nothin wrong with Japanimation. It has Japan in it, after all. People need to shut up.
ExCest  +   1062d ago
I am sooooooo disappoint in my own people.
256bit  +   1062d ago
people get mad when i say rock lee instead of roku ree
Veneno  +   1062d ago
WitWolfy  +   1062d ago
Iss just word play "JAPAN-IMATION" I think its creative.. Dan anime lovr always moaning about anything!
Romudeth  +   1062d ago
It's nice to see that the people in this comment section realize how absurd it is to get offended over what Freddy said. If more anime fans were like you guys this community would be a lot stronger.
momthemeatloaf  +   1062d ago
Anime fans are 90% pedophiles

And it's Prinze not Prince
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