I had so high hopes for this series, but it just gets worse and worse with every new episode.
I like Nanami and you can't do anything about it.
Talk about desperate for ratings and BD sales.
Which wakuwaku girl wud u fuck?
So Yamakan is doing the Shaft method of success, huh?
Is this the dark side of the idol industry? Bunch of wide eyed hopefuls try to aim for the stop and end up getting getting tossed around the adult entertainment industry? Please say yes.
Yamakan bit off more than he can chew, or better, dropped a way too massive workload on his animators with too little time to finish. Copy/pasting will intensify in the next episodes, they only just finished episode 3 and Yamakan is tweeting for help.
I agree with OP. I kinda hated this episode, it started off so well with this really unsettling vibe. I mean it was fan service galore, or least it would have been, if I didn't feel so bad for the girls. I kinda wanted it to get worse, like ok you want to be idols this is the kind of shit you have to put up with early on. Ok so some of them were 13 years old and thats a little out of line, but they could have turned this around and shown that, hey if you want to be idols be prepared for people who treat you like this. The owner guy whoever was a slimeball but wasn't necessarily evil or even wrong, the fucking producer should have read the goddamn contract if he though that maybe his group of adolescent girls might have not been ready for this. But no crazy cartoon lady just comes in and beats up the big bad pervert so the audience can cheer and so she can advance the plot with a complete off screen asspull. Honestly I don't like this show very much, yes its a much more cynical look at the idol industry, and it's characters act more like people than wacky cartoon caricatures but more serious doesn't mean better.
Is it me or WUG is the most discussed anime of the season?
We all know Miyuu quit only because the guys were giving the other girls more attention.
I'm a little bit surprised that episode 2 had such a negative backlash with online otakus. In a way, it was actually complimentary of idol otakus.
Consider the two big scenes in Episode 2 - The first was the disturbing one where the girls get treated like sex objects by a random group of adult men that don't care about their music. These were just everyday guys going to some sort of hotel/inn establishment. There's no reason to think that they're otakus.
The second big scene was the one at a maid cafe. So the audience/customers here are at least a step or two closer to otakus than the first group was. The second group (the one at the maid cafe) is presented in a very positive light, unlike the first group (random men at a hotel/inn establishment). The second group are "true fans" in that they not only care about the music, they even have a rapport with the idol star and kinda respond to her music in a sing along way.
So is this saying that your average Idol Otaku is more respectful of girls and women than your average adult man is? Is it saying that the real corrupting influence on the J-Pop idol industry is actually the casual mainstream, and not the hardcore fandom?
>I had so high hopes
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Yamakan tried. He made an anime with an imaginative world. Despite what people say about Fractale, it didn't rely on pandering. It wasn't the best anime in the world but it deserved more than it got and it didn't get anything because the industry is already deep into a whole.
Now he's making an anime because he's a fan of the material. But at least he's making something he's a fan of and not just shitting out whatever he knows will make the most money.
I agree, the old manager coming and saving their ass was lame and made the producer look like a spineless boy.
That said, I hope this episode inspires some doujins.
Haven't you learned your lesson? Having high hopes will always set you up for disappointment.
How old is the one on the far right?
Why does this look like muh hentai?