Yo, super late to this thread. So I used to be a huge fan of Shine? Like...what do you call 'em...Shiners? I found him funny and cute, also since I was in my "weeaboo" phase of being an anime fan, I was addicted to his animated videos and anime stuff, also because of the fact that he was Japanese.
I stuck around for a few years because I still found him sort of funny despite me having sizzled down in the whole weeb hype, even though I sort of had the tryhard FilthyFrank vibe from him, and how he was getting subtly cringy and annoying (oH hOw i dIdNt knOw). Still watched and supported him though, up until he went inactive on his Einshine channel, then watched his vid about how he didn't like the people he doesn't collaborate anymore. I knew he was referencing to Joey (TheAnimeMan) who I found through Shine— I don't particularly like Joey that much either, but that's for another thread lmao— so I got sort of iffy about him and searched up some stuff, where I found the whole ShineIsAPedo situation. I still watched ShinePhD despite of this; until he went AWOL in June. Kat still posts though?? The only thing I can say now though is; Good luck to being a mangaka Shine, hoping your manga'll be better than your content woops
Oh, man, I'd love to see their genuine reactions to Rui. If they say something about her that totally avoids the fact that she's Noble's girlfriend, the comments would go crazy. And they'd know if they ignored the whole featured YouTuber thing, people would get bothered. If they ignored the whole Akibento for the month, then they really are high up on their horse to even avoid any trace of Noble in their lives- despite the fact that none of us really know what actually happened between them. Aki, Joey- it's all or nothing.
I've been lurking around these forums, either interested by all the goss, or just bored. So I decided to join in simply because I feel typing down my own opinion, cause the entire concept seems rather fun. I'm an avid fangirl of a million fandoms- anime, manga, manhwa, k-pop, musicals, otome games, classic literature, and so on. I hope to make your acquaintance! ^^
Honestly, when you see his early videos when he started doing YouTube, you can clearly see he was still the same elitist idiot who had a stick up his ass about being half Japanese back then. His whole butthurt attitude wore off a little after a few years, but he's still the same. As you can say, not everyone is perfect, not everyone can reach up to everyone's ideals, and not everyone can not not be cringy (did that even make sense)? But then, a few people- Aki and Shine - rubbed their cockiness and cringiness back on him, so he's just back to his original state. Calling himself an analytical anime reviewer when 90% of what he does is shit on SAO makes him fairly hypocritical, don't you think?
Well, I'm new to this thread, so hi. When I first started watching Aki, I thought she was pretty cool. I felt she was doing those cringy ass ahegao expressions ironically, and everything else too. But the more it came, it felt like an overused joke to me.
And then when Aki and Joey came out as a couple. Like every reaction, I shipped it. Found it cute. But there was always a contradiction with Aki's words. I'm fine with her size, because everyone's like that. But tbh, if her avatar is the opposite because she's trying to make some idealized version of her- hon, gym and healthy food exists for a reason. I began to realize that she started to seem so desperate and trying so hard to be part of the 'guys'. With her sexualized click bait-y thumbnails, where every item of clothing she wears shows off her cleavage. You know that never works out. and, GOD, how she acts like that know-it-all person you absolutely hate. Especially when it comes to Vocaloid. Like no. Stop. PLEASE. but hey, she got something out of that desperation in trying to be the main character of a reverse harem. That doesn't mean I solely hate her, though. If she wants to be like that, let her be. I still find her entertaining in a cringy-weeaboo aspect. 😂