Anitubers are youtubers that review, analyze or discuss anything related to anime.
Of course with reviews come opinions, and with opinions comes youtubers with sticks up their asses about how their opinion is the right one. They all share the same traits: pretentiousness and shitting on Sword Art Online. Many anitubers will shift their opinions to follow the status quo even if they themselves do not believe in it, each of them repeating what everybody else is already saying, or accepting shady promo deals to make money. Some aren't as bad as others, others have had a hard fall from grace. This thread will primarily discuss the bad apples of the community.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE FLYING COLORS FOUNDATION / OTAKU COIN SCANDALS
VIC MIGNOGNA SEXUAL ASSAULT SCANDAL / #kickvic [thread]
AkiDearest & TheAnimeMan (Joey/Jobo) [thread]
Shady snowflake couple who make clickbait videos. They once had a friend circle that involved the two of them along with Misty Chronexia, and Nobel/LostPause. Sometime after Joey and Aki revealed they were dating, their friend group split apart with neither parties explaining why. Speculation is that Nobel didn't like being around Aki, and the relationship reveal made things turn sour. Both of them have come under fire for not giving credit to those who make fanart for them which they use for merch and spreading misinfo. Joey was more involved with FCF for trying to get the company to establish contacts in Japan. When the news broke out, he dismissed all of it as false and proceeded to delete his videos and tweets promoting it as damage control. Aki was paid to promote FCF, but she was more involved with Otaku Coin while it was still trying to get off the ground. She made videos promoting it in the beginning, but hasn't spoken about it since. Aki is more bearable, Joey is a totally authentic Japanese guy.
***Note from mod: Please only discuss these two in their thread
A French-Canadian anituber who mostly does Top Ten lists and some reviews all with clickbait hentai thumbnails. He and a small team attempted to kickstart their own anime "Chronexia and the Eight Seals" (based off of Misty's novel) in 2016. It went well as you'd think and was panned all around for having bad animation, lackluster story, generic characters and and bad voice acting all despite raising over 60,000$ in funds. The show was shelved even though it had planned more episodes to be released due to lack of funding, and remains in hiatus hell to date though it is safe to say the project has been cancelled. Recently revealed he doesn't know shit about animation.
Anituber known mostly for making cringe videos. He was snubbed by the entire community after the Aki/Joey drama and only makes vague remarks about it with no definite answers and no other channels addressing why. He refuses to talk about the issue to date, but through some tweets he's made the beef was between him and Joey. To date, he still remains ostracized from the community. He recently made a series of videos denouncing the #kickvic movement as SJW nonsense and refused to believe the victims.
Self-proclaimed anime pope and professional shitbag. Known for creating "What's in an OP?" series that analyzed anime openings. Slowly descended into pretentiousness once his channel started picking up steam, now he frequently pushes his opinions as fact on all analysis videos and furiously shits on SAO any moment he can. He made an entire video about how watching pirated anime is wrong while promoting CrunchyRoll aka another website that used to be an anime piracy site but now instead of scamming users they scam Japanese anime companies by not paying them enough money from licensing and royalties. He was also involved with the FCF scandal as a promoter. His uptight smugness prevents him from being proven wrong, ever. He is known for pushing Crunchyroll sponsorships and denouncing anime piracy websites.
A comedic anime analysis channel who descended into pretentious reviews. He was heavily involved with the FCF scandal and allegedly had ties with its CEO. He came clean about his endorsements with the company after the news broke out followed by him deleting all remaining evidence of it. His girlfriend was working for FCF at the time it was still open. While FCF claimed that none of their workers were taking pay, it was revealed that they were paying people like Gigguk and other anitubers to promote the company. He also pushes his opinions as fact. In the 2017 Anime Rewind, he supposedly "forgot" to include Noble despite the fact that Noble's channel had one million subscribers, far more than his, at the time. Reuses the exact same jokes in all of his videos.
Lolicon, alcoholic and all around douche bag, Digibro is the worst of the bunch for his subpar anime reviews/analysis videos, self-contradictory explanations, drunk rants, handling zero criticism, and controversial opinions for the sake of being controversial. He had a drunken rant about the community on his side channel DigibroAfterDark, calling out certain channels and basically annihilating any friendships he had left. Also endorsed FCF having paid them 1000$ and being paid by them to promote the company. He attempted to distance himself from the scandals, but his videos on it are often self-contradictory. He has many controversial opinions on various subject matters ex. consent laws, defending lolicon, and 'X is Garbage and Here's Why' 20 minute to an hour long videos shitting on anime and a fucking TWO HOUR LONG STEVEN UNIVERSE VIDEO.
Anime reviewer who similarly has the right opinion on all anime all the time like other pretentious reviewers and similarly descended in quality once he gained popularity. He was involved in the FCF scandal but to a lesser extent as a paid promoter. His personal bias clouds his reviews and it shows where he gives shows he likes better reviews than those he personally dislikes.
The Pedantic Romantic
Anime analyst with a smug attitude who's also friends with Digi despite the drunk rant video he made that also included her being shit on. She recently made a video on the Goblin Slayer controversy and equated the goblins to Jewish people and said the whole anime was subtext for white supremacy. The backlash was so great she disabled comments on that video and made a second video about why it was wrong, which basically was an excuse to dismiss all criticisms and save face at the same time. She relies on stirring controversy to stay relevant.
Anime America Podcast
A podcast made up of several users, they specifically make Top Ten anime videos. The channel is primarily run by Robyn (she's in most of the videos), Megan and Shannen. They're generally unfunny, disrespectful and have harsh opinions based on their personal tastes on anime which leads to heavily biased reviews. In the past they have cyberbullied and sent death threats to people who've commented on their videos for their different opinions. Most of these comments have been deleted since. They are #istandwithvic supporters and refused to believe the victim's accusations.
An anime reviewer with a huge ego in the same vein as Digi but surprise! They actually hate each other. He's also an elitist lolicon who says shit to stir the pot while harassing others on every platform he's ever joined (and being banned on every platform he's ever joined.) He hates when someone else disagrees with him, so he verbally attacks them until he gets kicked. His pseudonym on other websites is Roriconfan, because he's that much of a diehard fan of lolicon. He's edgy, he gives out unbalanced angry anime reviews and relies solely on controversy to stay relevant at all. His channel was terminated due to bullying and sexual content, so he moved to his backup channel. That's why his subcount is so low but he doesn't deserve any more than that.
This thread is a WIP, so please feel free to suggest more and I'll add to it!
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