akidearest/ The Anime Man


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AkiDearest and The Anime Man

Akidearest (Agnes "Usagi" Diego)

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Akidearest/Agnes is a Youtuber who makes videos about anime, Vocaloids, and other weeaboo-esque topics. She is an American-Filipino from Las Vegas.

Issues:

  • Doesn't research her videos properly; she frequently lifts texts from Wikipedia when giving information about a topic in her videos, highlighting how little she really knows about what she produces
  • Pissed off the Vocaloid fandom; see this post and this post. She essentially makes Vocaloid videos with next to no knowledge about the industry/ community/ anything.
  • Used to steal art
    • Edits it however she wants and gives no credit (nsfw):

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  • Begs for art, occasionally asks fans to draw stuff for free, and sometimes doesn't clearly credit artists that have drawn her channel art/merch

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  • Shota fetish (self explanatory)
  • Fan service
    • Disguises her lack of knowledge on subjects by sexualizing herself

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tl;dr - she's basically weeaboo who doesn't know what she's talking about.

 

The Anime Man (Joey Bizinger / Johnson)

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The Anime Man/Joey/Johnson is an anime Youtuber who makes videos about current anime trends/seasonal roundups etc. He is half-Japanese and living in Japan. For around half of 2016, Joey lived with Shine (Einshine/ ShinePhD) and Kat (Nyansai/Nyanafk). He moved out in September 2016. If you want to read about Shine and Kat, you can check out their thread here.

Issues:

  • Dating a weeaboo despite saying he doesn't like weeaboos 
    • Once trashed Venus Angelic with Shine over her notorious "How to look half Asian video"
  • Features Aki in his videos and appears in her videos frequently, despite stating that he "doesn't want to be that Youtube couple"
    • Frequently posts pictures of them kissing, and overall just continue to shove their relationship in everyone's faces

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Photo by: @sebastianoserafiniWaiting for our flight out to Finland.
Please enjoy this pic of Aki sleeping in the meantime.river.Sleepy selfie with my baby.
@akidearestHappy birthday to my bestest friend in the whole world. @akidearest ❤I bought @akidearest some kangaroo balls from Australia and she insisted we include it in this selfie.She's going home today.
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:'(Yep. It's official.
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  • Says he's "satire" and "self-aware," yet continues to do cringy things
  • Loli fetish
    • Likes characters like Shinobu from Bakemonogatari and Kanna from Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • Had a falling-out with his once close friend, Lost Pause
    • It is still unknown what caused this, though fans have speculated that it could be related to Aki
    • Still refuses to acknowledge it, despite it being very obvious that something happened
  • Recently started a Patreon where his $50 tier is just shouting people out

tl;dr - most of his problems comes from his relationship with Aki, but he has his own issues too.

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I occasionally watch her videos when they show up on my newsfeed. I'm not a fan of hers by all means, but I don't think her behaviour can be considered problematic. Yes, a lot of people may associate "otaku" with bad connotations but personally, I don't think it is at all. It's just another way of calling oneself a nerd. 

I'm not quite sure about the credit part since I haven't really thought or noticed it. 

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-Doesn't give credit to the artists who drew the fanarts she uses for her videos, or the songs' producers

I never noticed if she did this. Do you have the link to this? I've only watched a few videos (mostly the vocaloid list videos) but from what I've seen she always had proper links and credits in her description.

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I never noticed if she did this. Do you have the link to this? I've only watched a few videos (mostly the vocaloid list videos) but from what I've seen she always had proper links and credits in her description.

 

For example, one of the more famous videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROmWYMMhEyY she puts the links for the songs but still no mention of where the fanarts came from (sure they were just here for one sec before each video but since she used one as thumbnail proper credit should be given especially considering how famous she is. Most artists are very protective of their art and rarely allow others to reupload it especially without proper sourcing )

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she can be quite the tryhard sometimes but overall i like her enough to watch a few of her vids but not enough to actually subscribe

i don't find her problematic at all, though

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I heard of her. I used to watch some of her videos. Like what the others said, she calls herself an otaku and makes youtube videos about vocaloid, anime etc. She's also a Fil-Am (Filipino-American). I know because she said that in one of her videos about how her family accepted her as an otaku and spoke some tagalog. I think that she's just trying to be funny and entertaining even though she might look like a try hard or cringey to some (imo). I think she may have a connection to a youtuber, "The Anime Man" because she talks about him in some of her videos. I think they were feautured together in another video and I've seen them talk in each other's youtube videos but I dont really know much about them other than my observations.

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I've always wondered about this but is she and Joey (TheAnimeMan) in a relationship or just at that friend level where they are comfortable calling each other bby and what not-? :Alpacaconfused: their relationship really confuses me 

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I've always wondered about this but is she and Joey (TheAnimeMan) in a relationship or just at that friend level where they are comfortable calling each other bby and what not-? :Alpacaconfused: their relationship really confuses me 

 

I think they're just friends but they flirt with each other online to try to make their fans ship them (like what Joey did with Shine by making a video dedicated to kissing each other :beardo:). It's a bit cringey to me how these anime vloggers are pushing the shipping onto their fans. Usually things like that happen naturally. You don't have to give constant "fanservice" and make the fans ship you; the fans will decide by themselves whom they are going to ship.

As for my opinion on Aki - We get it, you like tentacles. No need to tell us about it every chance you get :hmm:

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I think they're just friends but they flirt with each other online to try to make their fans ship them (like what Joey did with Shine by making a video dedicated to kissing each other :beardo:). It's a bit cringey to me how these anime vloggers are pushing the shipping onto their fans. Usually things like that happen naturally. You don't have to give constant "fanservice" and make the fans ship you; the fans will decide by themselves whom they are going to ship.

As for my opinion on Aki - We get it, you like tentacles. No need to tell us about it every chance you get :hmm:

 

really-?!

That's kinda ridiculous :alpacaworry: I kinda get that it can boost their popularity but what if they get actual partners-? Their fans would most likely attack them for breaking apart their ship. Plus, I kinda find that it's Aki who's actively showing it (unless I'm wrong because I'm still a bit new to Joey's channel) and it seems too excessive--

 

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I personally like Aki, I think she is quite smart in how she markets herself (perverted, dorky, quirky, flirty yet informative enough) and the click bait/objectification of herself is working wonders for her the growth of her channel, I commend her for it. Power of a woman. 

As for her and Joeys relationship I think they are just both flirtatious, perverted people who are two peas in a pod. I also believe they may sext--weird thing to assume, I know--as one time Aki bought a skimpy kitty keyhole outfit and as she tweeted out about having purchased it, Joey tweeted her saying "I know." which could allude to a sexual exchange between the two via text, skype, whatever, which is a scandalous thought, just me reading between the lines though, may or may not be so. They tend to flirt openly online often, but I unfollowed Joey a while ago and haven't kept track since.

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Here is said kitty keyhole outfit: image.thumb.jpeg.e44f0d85b3cdb91a392feb9Because of how openly perverted the two are I wouldn't put it past them, which isn't to say a bad thing. It's some juicy goss, though! 

What are your thoughts? 

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Knowing that this forum will close soon, I'll just let all my crazy thoughts and theory out then.

As for her and Joeys relationship I think they are just both flirtatious, perverted people who are two peas in a pod. I also believe they may sext--weird thing to assume, I know--as one time Aki bought a skimpy kitty keyhole outfit and as she tweeted out about having purchased it, Joey tweeted her saying "I know." which could allude to a sexual exchange between the two via text, skype, whatever, which is a scandalous thought, just me reading between the lines though, may or may not be so. They tend to flirt openly online often, but I unfollowed Joey a while ago and haven't kept track since.

 

That's what they want everyone to think. They're doing all this flirting to make their fans think that there's something going on between them, when in reality there is actually none. They know how the anime/YouTube fandom works and they know how to fish their fans to start shipping them. It probably went a little something like this:

A: Hey, since shipping works so well on YouTube, why don't we insinuate that we're dating so that our fans will start shipping us? I'm sure that will work well for both our channels because it will make us both more relevant!

J: Good idea! Hi-five fam!

J & A: *high five each other while watching their fans squeal in glee at their "romantic" tweets*

 

 

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Pics from lolcow because this thread is v low in pictures haha

 

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(lmao her shoop skills tho)

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^ According to lolcow (even though I'm pretty sure they are right) she cosplayed le anime man's obv fav girl

Body pic in spoiler omg holy shit

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sorry that the pics came out huge..

 

 

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