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  1. AWESOME! You guys actually got Albedo (and Nagato)! Elizabeth Maxwell is a superb english dub actress.
  2. Jamie Marchi's Tweets were very disappointing.
  3. What I don't understand is how this was going on for so long without anyone coming forward sooner or the issues being addressed. The anime dub industry is small and closely-knit and doesn't in any way resemble a large-scale Hollywood power structure that would protect someone like a Kevin Spacey or Harvey Weinstein. I know there were rumblings for years about how his behavior was "misrepresented" at best and he seemed to have dropped off the con circuit for a number of years. I'm not sure if its a glowing recommendation of the industry if other VAs knew that innocent people, their fans, were experiencing this and did or said nothing about it to Mignonga's team. Maybe the corporate side of Funimation wanted this downplayed. Maybe they did, maybe they didn't and we just don't know. There are some socially/politically vocal VAs within the dub industry that were unusually quiet up until now. I'm surprised Jamie Marchi wasn't shouting this thing from the rooftops earlier judging by how outraged she is on Twitter. Who knows. Maybe I need to "take his [Vic Mignonga's] d**k out of my ears so I can hear reality" as Marchi suggests. This whole thing has left a sour taste in my mouth from both sides. I've unsubbed from Funimation and am going back to CR subs. As soon as I give western anime localization/adaptation a chance, this sort of thing happens. I'm curious if this will be brought up by attendees at various industry or VA panels during the upcoming convention season.
  4. I guess what bothers me is where or what exactly is the truth? The social media war is muddling this thing so much, with numerous YouTube videos coming out in defense of him, people claiming it's just a MeToo witch hunt, allegations of photoshopping by alleged victims, the Todd Haberkorn thing and plenty of awkward and extremely uncomfortable stories coming from people's firsthand experiences of Vic at cons. Where do we go to find out the truth? Is it somewhere in the middle? It makes me want to completely disengage and go back upstairs and watch Dagashi Kashi and forget about the mess our current social climate is.
  5. If this is all correct then it seems we have another case of an industry knowing full well that these inappropriate actions were taking place for over a decade with very few people coming forward to address them. Now suddenly we are buried in an avalanche of accusations, thoughts and prayers and hurt feelings over something that should have been confronted long ago, especially with the sheer amount of veteran VAs that knew something was going on. I knew Vic was under fire for some time considering he had seemingly vanished from the con circuit until recently, but I wasn't aware of the severity. As a side note, my wife and I met him a number of years ago and he gave my wife a great big hug and thanked us for coming to the panel. I didn't get any particularly strange vibes from him although he did appear rather gregarious and energetic when we met him. From what I remember, none of his interactions with the fans seemed particularly out of place, but again that was a tiny glimpse of a much broader picture.
  6. If there is evidence to support the rumors and accusations then appropriate charges need to be filed. Until then it's mostly speculations and rumor. The flurry of information on social media seems to make things even more unclear.
  7. KyoKyo

    Most looking forward to thing at Otakon 2019?

    I hope they do a "best of AMVs" segment for the last 25 years (or however far back they had the AMV contest) for all the best in shows. I know they did something similar for the Baltimore years.
  8. I'll believe it when I see it. High-speed rail isn't particularly profitable in the US and the logistics would be a nightmare.
  9. Kira Buckland, Alexis Tipton and Jamie Marchi for dub VAs. For the musical guest I'd love Goose House. Not sure how feasible that is though....
  10. KyoKyo

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Mine came in this afternoon. Thanks Otakon for making this a smooth and painless process. I'm liking the clear plastic badges this year. They feel "official"
  11. KyoKyo

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    There's bound to be a few hiccups here and there since it's a new system. Otakon does a lot better job with this sort of thing than most other cons that's for sure.
  12. KyoKyo

    Guest Request: 2015

    I concur. It's been years since Steve Blum was at Otakon and I've never seen Lex Lang. On a side note, Origa coming to Yomacon was a flop- apparently the TSA wouldn't let her into good old 'MURICA so she had to live stream her concert from across the Great Lakes in Canada. 'MURICA. That means Otakon should try for her....
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