Vic Mignogna is beginning to pay the price for his arrogance

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…I do feel like at this point, it’s safe to say we may be seeing the beginning of the end of Vic Mignogna’s professional career as an actor and voice actor.

 

Anime News Network’s January 30 article (a new window will open) sums up the situation better than I ever could and I urge you to read it if you haven’t yet. As noted in the article, they like everyone else was hesitant to run the story simply because of the man involved: Legendary English voice actor Vic Mignogna. Above are pics of him with 8 of his most known roles. He voiced Broly in the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie as well.

It’s pretty obvious from reading the article much care was taken by the author to keep their emotions in check and not appear to favor one side over the other. Clearly it was a story that they had been working on for years at least with the sources vetted for accuracy. While most of the allegations come from congoers and all of them come years after the fact, some have come from fellow voice actors as well. The allegations come from men as well as women.

Anime News Network provided an update here in which it was announced Vic has been removed from RWBY. The article also notes Vic’s appearances at 13 convention appearances were cancelled but he is still booked for five. Over the years, more and more conventions have been quietly blacklisting him because of the unsolicited inappropriate physical contact alleged by congoers backed by witnesses.

 

Speaking of conventions. I made a thread on Anime Boston’s forums last week requesting comment. Chris O’Donnell, who is Anime Boston’s Director of Public Relations responded shortly after I made the thread:

Mr. Mignonga has not been a Guest of Honor at Anime Boston since 2006. None of the reported allegations, as far as we are aware, occurred at Anime Boston. As such, we have no comment regarding these reports at this time.”

For reasons that should be obvious, he is not at liberty to say any more than that. Anime Boston does have actual experience in the area of invited Guests of Honor being the subject of allegations like this. A few years ago, longtime convention guest and voice actor Tom Wayland sexually assaulted a female convention staff member. The incident reportedly happened in the Sheraton Hotel, which is one of the venues used by the convention and it happened during the weekend-long event. He was a convention favorite alongside fellow longtime guest Greg Ayers and often brought his kids with him to the convention.

The New England Anime Society (NEAS), which is the parent company of Anime Boston banned him for life and the victim took him to court. That was the incident that made congoers realize they needed to be mindful of inappropriate conduct not just from other congoers or members of the public but people from the industry as well. NEAS set the standard for how all conventions should approach allegations involving people from the industry and public figures. You certainly don’t ignore or silence those who come forward.

Getting back to Vic’s indescretions. He did put out a public statement on January 21 which Anime News Network included in the first link from above and it is mostly in reaction to a Twitter thread from January 16. Here it is in full:

Most of it is the usual victim blaming and “They just want to ruin me” drivel you would come to expect from a public figure. In response to the allegations of inappropriate physical contact with Congoers and fellow industry members, he basically waves it off as “That’s how I interact with my family” and that’s the problem. You’re not meeting with family. You are meeting with members of the general public. Yes they’re fans of your work but that doesn’t give you a free pass to do whatever you want. He does say at the end he will change how he interacts from now on because of how much attention it’s been getting lately first and more likely his bottom line is being effected second. He let the fame go to his head in short.

This past weekend, Vic issued a public statement at a convention and was likely in reaction to the ANN article:

This should have come 10+ years ago.

For those who don’t know, he was approached about the allegations MANY TIMES by people in the industry. Fellow voice actress Monica Rial mentioned via Twitter she confronted him about it twice and complained to others higher up and she was silenced. Why was her voice, those involved and many others silenced or ignored?

Because it’s Vic Mignogna that’s why.

It’s clear in the video he finally got it and owns up to how he made so many people feel for almost 20 years. I don’t doubt the sincerity in the video at all and it’s clear he knows he hurt alot of people and let a lot of people down. I just hope he knows there is no one thing he could do that would make everything right.

I doubt everyone will forgive him but seeing as he did finally own it and apologized, his longtime fan club the Risembool Rangers needs to follow his lead and apologize for their part in helping to surpress the voices of those who spoke up over the years. Blind faith is no faith at all. No one is perfect and he has shown remorse for how he made others feel. His willingness do that shows me he is truly sorry. The thing those who insist on defending him no matter what need to prepare themselves for is more coming forward as well as civil lawsuits against him. Most likely he will settle as many of them out of court as possible. No one is perfect and when the people we look up to make mistakes, they should be held accountable. More so when they’re public figures.

It is important to know that there are no winners in a situation like this.

Vic’s reputation is permanently tarnished, alot of people who violated and many more people were silenced. Hopefully everyone involved can find peace. I don’t think this will destroy Vic professionally and more so now that he’s publicly apologized and owned it. I do think he should cancel his 5 remaining convention appearances for the year and take some time away from voice work though. He can make a comeback but first he should step away for a bit.

 

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I’m mostly caught up with my Crunchyroll backlog now; My thoughts on Goblin Slayer

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…With my laptop out of commission, I now use my PS4 to stream Crunchyroll at home and my iPad while on the go. I did alot of binging this week and thanks to that, I have caught up on or finished 8 Anime I started or was watching before my subscription expired over the summer. I already covered My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan in recent posts so I’ll give a rundown on some other Anime I caught up on:

 

  • Boruto: It goes without saying the current Team 7 is going through the same thing the previous Team 7 did during the end of Naruto and most of Shippuden: A team member leaves the village and the other two go after him. I imagine this is why Naruto is holding back so much or at least part of the reason. He knows all too well the pain of having a teammate going rogue and then chasing after them for answers. More than likely Naruto is holding out hope Boruto and Sarada can resolve the matter on their own and more so since they’ve crossed into the land of Earth, which has its own problems internally. I liked the fist-pump moment Cho-Cho got before the arc began and more so given how much women and girls worldwide are body-shamed.
  • Black Clover. Gonna give props were it’s due, things are getting real interesting. The rest of the Black Bulls getting development is awesome and more so for Finral, Magna, Lucky, Charmy, Vanessa, Noelle and Grey. Yami thinking the same thing well…EVERYONE was thinking regarding Vangeance was awesome. I loved how Fanzell Kruger was introduced and in my book, it set the best model for how to introduce an important character to viewers the characters met before without making it an arc: Spend an episode or three showing how they met, when, where, why and their relevance to the present. Asta meets him first but then Fanzell meets the Black Bulls at a later time. Now they cross paths again to find a way to fix Asta’s arms. They find the solution in the Queen of the Witches, who Fanzell’s fiance Domina and Vanessa both happen to be acquainted with. She reluctantly agrees to fix Asta’s arms to deal with invaders but once the battle is one, Asta learns the price he may have to pay. I kinda knew when Fana was first introduced she was the girl Mars fought when they were kids. With her being revealed to have the Fire Spirit Salamander, we have now seen two of the four elemental spirits (The other being Yuno’s Spirit of Wind). That leaves Earth and Water yet to be revealed.
  • Cells at Work!: This series was commended over the summer by a doctor in Japan for accurately portraying one of the sympthoms of Leukemia, which is sudden weight loss. The anime mostly covers how the body deal with bacteria, viruses and other conditions but the 2-part Cancer episode was something else. By the end of it, you couldn’t help but feel bad for the Cancer cell. Yes, your immune system does kill cells that may or are in the early stages of becoming cancer cells. Metastasis is no joke so…yeah. The finale involved the body suffering a head injury and having massive blood loss. A blood transfusion ended up preventing death.
  • Overlord: Whew. This year saw ALOT of anime with the RPG genre referenced. Overlord is a hidden gem in my book. The groundwork is laid in Season 3 as Ains reveals himself to the world for the first time as himself and not his alter ego, Momon. He wastes no time asserting his power and dominance, making it clear not even an army can hope to challenge him head on. With the way the season ended, Ains could easily wipe out all the countries and showed it but where’s the fun in that? There’s just something about watching someone look at overwhelming power, know they have no hope of challenging it and hoping it decides not to kill you on the spo that enjoy. Two such moments happen in Season 3 on two separate occasions when two magic users see the depths of his true power.
  • How NOT to summon a Demon Lord: The “Fan Service” and “harem” trope was a turn-off for me but not enough to keep me from finishing the series. The door was left open for another season–and honestly I’d like to see another season–but it seemed prettymuch done.
  • Kuroko’s Basketball: The Last Game: The one lingering question from the series is what would happen if the Generation of Miracles got together and played on the same team. We find out in the movie The Last Game, which closes the book on the series. The Generation of Miracles comes together to take on a Streetball team from the US. Each member of the legendary squad has their moment in the spotlight, which is no easy task even on paper. They had to make everyone look good while also facing a squad so stacked, they had to work together if they wanted to win. After their thrilling come from behind victory, Kagami reveals he is leaving for the US in preparation for his dream of playing in the NBA. This was clearly set as the end of the series and for the fans. I am hoping out hope we may see a crossover special set several years later involving everyone in the NBA. It certainly would be fun to watch!

 

…Whew. I thought it would take me the rest of the month but I got caught up in a week’s time. I’ve started watching new Anime as well and that includes this one:

 

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…Whew.

Crunchyroll threw up two giant middle fingers to everyone who believes the groundless lie they censor anime or like to carry “tame anime”. The first episode alone I don’t reccommend watching if you just ate or are eating. Certain scenes in just the first episode are so disturbing, people actually COMPLAINED about not being warned in advance. Even those who read the Manga were shocked at how graphic certain moments in just the first episode were. They didn’t hold back in short.

…It would be fair to say Goblin Slayer is NOT going to make it to Toonami or at least not without being censored. There is an on-screen but brief rape scene, another sequence in which someone is dismembered and the most shocking is the anime’s main character brutally kills young goblins. It’s not like Attack on Titan where kills are over the top or the killing blows happen off-screen or out of focus. You literally see him cave in the skulls of defenseless child goblins after the rest are killed off. They could have just not shown it or changed in for the anime like they did in Akame ga Kill but the fact that they didn’t hold back is surreal. For those who don’t know, they opening sequence of the second episode of of Akame ga Kill was changed. In the Manga, a monster attacks and starts eating a pregnant woman alive. In the Anime, she’s not pregnant. If not for that difference, Akame ga Kill probably wouldn’t have made it to Toonami a few years ago.

Goblin Slayer…definitely not going to Toonami because of the depictions of rape and references to rape in graphic detail alone. “Crunchyroll censors anime” my ass. All they do is license and carry anime for streaming. The most they will do beyond that is the text warning “This program contains scenes some my find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised” and rarely. Case example: The uncut version of Senran Kagura. The difference between the uncut and regular version is nipples are included in the uncut version. Another example: The third to last episode of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord features a scene in which the main character fingers another character. I was VERY surprised there was no text warning as it was prettymuch a sex act being performed and Crunchyroll does not have a parental filter. On the one hand, every episode has overt sexual innuendos and Fan Service but on the other, that scene took things a bit too far. Sure, “you don’t see anything” but at the same time nothing is left to imagination.

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The season finale ended with Goblin Slayer revealing his face to everyone–except the viewer, of course–for the first time ever. It’s fairly easy to guess what Goblin Slayer looks like based on the shots of him without his helmet on. There will be a season 2, likely sometime next year!

 

…Anyways in closing. The upcoming year promises to be a very good year for Anime and Crunchyroll overall. Here’s hoping I am able to get stable income so that I can extend my subscription next December. I have already accepted the liklihood I won’t be able to attend Anime Boston for a variety of reasons. Not just because I need income but with other things going on around that time that I’m thinking about. Time will tell.

 

 

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Attack on Titan set to end in 2019; The story so far

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…It’s hard to believe it’s only been 5 years since Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin burst onto the scene and became a GLOBAL Phenomenon out the gate. Five years after it began, series creator Hajime Isayama (Also had a part in Death Note) announced over the summer during an interview the iconic series will end next year.

 

He allowed cameras to capture him drawing what will be the final panel of the series:

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The dialogue bubble says “You are free.” No context was given, presumably on purpose. The two leading theories from fans are it’s either Eren and his daughter or an unknown pair many years later.

As I mentioned in my previous post, Season 3 of the Anime is taking a 6-month hiatus and will resume in April 2019. The reason given is so that action scenes in the second half of the season can be properly done right but this may be the other reason: To give time for the Manga to wrap up. I have the Manga volumes up to 20 but plan to get the rest up to present once I have income again.

It is worth noting the Live Action movies did use plot elements from the Manga that hadn’t been approached yet. I’m specifically talking about the origins of the Titans and how the world was before the walled kingdom. The timeline including the events of the prequel Before the Fall series seems to be a few hundred years from the present. Researchers develop what we know as the Titan Serum, a special cocktail that will cause the person injected with it into a Titan. The first Titans unleashed on the world wiped out whole nations single-handedly and in fact, 80% of the world’s knowledge was lost shortly afterward.

Most of the world’s survivor erected the walled city and hid from the Titans inside. As we know, there WERE other humans who lived outside but due to the country’s strict control of information and knowledge, those who lived within were ignorant of the world beyond the walls. If anyone knew how to kill a Titan before, that knowledge was lost by the time the Before the Fall series begins. The series takes place 100 years before the start of AoT and the Omni-Directional Movement Gear (ODM Gear for short) is introduced for the first time. The first known successful Titan kill is recorded during that time as well.

Anyone who knows the series knows a Titan’s one weak point is the nape of the neck. Using paring blades with the ODM Gear, humans could now kill Titans by attacking thir weak point. The main series seems pretty straightforward but then a curveball is thrown when it is revealed Eren and other humans have the power to turn into Titans at will. Even worse, there are traitors among them. In ousting the traitors, the Survey Corps becomes aware of a closely guarded conspiracy going back many generations within the government and both Erin and Krista are key.

It’s revealed Krista is really Historia, the illegitimate daughter of the last remaining member of the royal bloodline. To protect her life, her father arranged for her to live under an assumed name but times have changed. In the end, Historia decides to turn on her father and decide her own life on her own terms. She backs the military-led coup de tat and inadvertently ends up cutting down her father after he turns into a gian Titan. This allows the military to present their new Queen to the people as a Hero.

It’s revealed along the way that Mikasa, Levi and he man who raised him named Kenny are all from the Ackerman Clan. Their clan is one of two who are immune to the power of the royal family’s bloodline. By the time AOT begins, the three named people are the only known members of the Ackerman Clan still alive. Mikasa’s mother was a member of the clan but she along with Mikasa’s father were both killed by bandits. She was taken in by the Jaeger family after the incident. Levi was raised and trained by Kenny, who kept their shared heritage a secret out of convenience. Yes, his full name is Levi Ackerman. He had no clue until Kenny told him in the end. With Kenny dead (cue South Park reference lol) that leaves Mikasa and Levi as the sole known members of the Ackerman Clan left alive. The rest were killed off or went into hiding (which Mikasa’s mother did).

I am not up to date on where the story currently is–not yet anyway–but I do plan to own all the volumes of the Manga. I have plenty of space on my bookshelves. I do feel that AOT will be remembered as one of the most engaging anime ever. Its global reach goes without saying. I do remember hearing a few years back that Marvel approached Isayama about doing an AOT crossover. On that note, the spinoff series Attack on Titan Junior High was done with his blessing (Unlike in the US, Fan Fiction is protected in Japan and more so when you have the original author’s permission).

I can say for sure Attack on Titan is on my top 10-all time Anime list. I’m sure it is for alot of folks. It’s certainly one to remember!

 

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I now have Crunchyroll Premium for 12 months!

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…It took some time and effort but I made the money needed to get it. I made it official yesterday afternoon. I now have Crunchyroll Premium through December 7, 2019. I am already preparing to renew for another 12 months when the time comes.

It goes without saying I have ALOT of Anime to both catch up on and watch since my subscription expired at the end of June. A bit of news and updates on a few Anime I know of so far:

 

  • Attack on Titan Season 3 is taking a 6-month hiatus. The (obviously planned) hiatus is to allow time for the action sequences to be done right in the second half of the season. The story up to now ends with Eren, Mikasa and Levi about find out what Eren’s father had stashed in the basement of their home. The leading guess is a truckload of Weed. Season 3 is set to resume Spring 2019.
  • Ace Attorney Season 2 covers the events of the third game, Trials and Tribulations. The English Dub for the first season (the events of the first two games) recently became available on Crunchyroll so if you didn’t watch it subbed last year, you can take your pick. The Dub and Sub run as separate episodes just so you know. Some An Anime-exclusive case is currently ongoing. Before that, a flashback episode focusing on Miles Edgeworth makes reference to the spinoff game Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth.
  • The Persona 5 Anime is done “for now” though the plan is for the story to be wrapped up in a movie set to be released early next year. I own the game so I know the plot obviously. It’s a question of weather or not said OVA will get released on Crunchyroll. Korosuke’s Basketball got OVAs that focused on just the games so we’ll see. I hope it gets released on Crunchyroll but we’ll have to wait and see.
  • My Hero Academia is (wait for it!) taking a break until next year. Unlike Attack on Titan, this time it’s to allow time for the Manga to progress a bit further before they continue the Anime. This should be looked at as good news for MHA fans as this means there probably won’t be Filler Arcs like we saw in other Anime. Advance notice was given before the current storyline began. I assume the release of both the MHA Movie and video game were timed to help keep series fans busy while they wait.

 

That’s some news as I know right now. I understandably stepped away from Anime after my subscription expired over the summer so…yeah. I have been keeping up with new popular anime that has been released since then but first, I want to get caught up what I was watching when my subscription expired. I expect that alone to take at least the rest of the month. Although my laptop is broken, I can still stream Crunchyroll using my PS4 or iPad. I have Viki and AsianCrush on my iPad as well so…yeah. Anywho, I will provide updates as I go along for those who I’m sure missed my updates. As before, I’m sure I’ll do more watching than writing!

Before I forget, I do want to explain AnimeKat’s absence. Her family has been dealing with financial issues for most of this year and understandably she has been focused on that. I can’t give a timeline for when she may return unfortunately but keep her in your thoughts.

 

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Crunchyroll and Funimation to end Content-Sharing Partnership November 9

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…Honestly, I saw this coming as soon as I heard Sony bought Funimation last year. I knew a split would be inevitable. Crunchyroll released an official statement Thursday saying in part “Funimation has decided to go their separate way”, meaning their new parent company wants to steer Funimation in a different direction. Crunchyroll’s parent company being bought by AT&T this past summer may be another factor to the 2-year partnership suddenly coming to an end as well. FunimationNow will be leaving VRV but will be replaced by HIDIVE, a new streaming provider that launched last year that provides Subbed and Dubbed Anime. Crunchyroll will continue to carry Anime it gained licensing rights to from the Funimation partnership such as Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia. Same for Funimation and Anime they gained licensing rights to from Crunchyroll such as Black Clover and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

I have been hearing rumors of uncertainty within Funimation since Sony bought the company last year. Funimation, which does English Dubs in North America for Anime recently got into streaming before it partnered with Crunchyroll. They also hold the license for the English Dubs of some of the most well known Anime over the last 20 years including Dragonball Z, Dragonball Super and Naruto Shippuden. Funimation used to also hold the license for Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood but when the license expired, they did not renew.

Funimation failing to renew the license for various other English Dubs this year they once owned is both concerning and an inconvenience for those looking to legally get physical or digial media. I think I mentioned this at the time but I planned to buy FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood during Anime Boston 2018 but couldn’t because the license expired a few weeks earlier so they could not sell it. If you bought episodes digitally, you can still redownload those episodes. You just can’t buy new episodes until the license is either renewed by Funimation or someone else buys the license and distribution rights are renegotiated.

Those with a VRV Premium subscription can relax: The only change is Funimation will be replaced with HIDIVE. That’s it. Presumably, your premium sub will be extended to HIDIVE once their partnership with VRV becomes official. For those who are wondering, Anime currently airing on Toonami and FunimationNow’s catalog are unaffected. Same with anime currently available in online stores for digital download or physical purchase. Those with just a Crunchyroll Premium subscription (Crunchyroll does have a separate Premium system if you don’t want VRV) are not effected at all. I will assume more info will come in the very near future from both Funimation and Crunchyroll or VRV so we’ll see.

…I will say the same thing I said in regards to my previous post about DramaFever’s sudden shutdown though. Folks need to pay attention to what is going on behind the scenes and at the corporate level and more so after what happened with DramaFever and Neon Alley. Change is constant so it’s very important that you keep yourself up to date on stuff going on.

 

Jump Force and My Hero One’s Justice announced at E3

Two games based on Mega Popular Anime were announced over the weekend, both fighting games.

…Once you’ve finished picking your jaw off the floor, note what wasn’t shown and what was shown. Goku, Naruto and Luffy were obvious. Same with Frieza as well. Light and Ryuk from Death Note appearingh at the end…HOLY SHIT!

Here’s a few other names I’ll drop that I’m sure will make the cut:

  • Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Rukia Kuchiki
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Child and Teen versions as separate characters)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Child and Teen versions as separate characters)
  • Sakura Haruno (Child and Teen versions as separate characters)
  • Boruto Uzumaki
  • Sarada Uchiha
  • Mitsuki
  • Goku (Child and Adult versions as separate characters + All canon forms)
  • Vegeta (All Canon Forms)
  • Piccolo
  • Beerus (from Dragonball Super)
  • Hit (From Dragonball Super)
  • Kale (From Dragonball Super)
  • Caulifla (From Dragonball Super)
  • Jiren (From Dragonball Super)
  • Broly
  • Frieza (All forms including new Gold Form)
  • Eren Yeager (able to use Titan Form)
  • Mikasa Akerman
  • Levi
  • Asta
  • Yuno
  • Edward Elric
  • Alphonse Elric (Suit of Armor version)
  • Roy Mustang
  • Alex Louis Armstrong

…I know those are alot of names from just a handful of franchises but I’m fairly sure that it will be a large playable roster. I’m also sure many shows will be represented as well. Some of those names could very well be DLC Characters as well.

Jump Force will be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year. I intend to get it obviously. LOL.

…We knew a game would be coming sooner or later so…yeah. So much is revealed in this 2-minute trailer. The game uses the Unreal Engine just like Jump Force will so you know they went all in. The inclusion of Pro Heroes, Stain and Villains is icing on the cake. More so since it seems the game’s storyline will follow the Anime’s up to a certain point like most Anime games tend to. All Might vs. All for One in game will be EPIC, more so given their fight in last week’s episode.

My Hero One’s Justice will be released later this year on the PS4. I plan to get it as well. Time to go beyond! Plus Ultra!

Happy Mother’s Day to All Mommy’s Review

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Since today is Mother’s day I thought i would do a review on 6 anime mothers.

 

First we have Ryouko Fueguchi from Tokyo Ghoul.

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Ryouko was Hinami’s mother. Ryouko was a gentle woman, and though a ghoul, she preferred not to hunt or kill people. She loved her daughter, to the point where she told Hinami to run away so that Ryouko could stand up against Kureo Mado. Before the moment of her death, she wished for Hinami to live. As a result after Ryouko died Kaneki kinda became a big brother to Hinami. Kaneki however covered Hinami’s eyes so she wouldn’t see what happened to her mother.

In my opinion i would so totally do this for my own children. Ryouko sacrificed herself for her daughter so her daughter would keep living. I think any mother should want to do that.

 

Next we have Kushina Uzumaki from Naruto.

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More than anything, Kushina wanted to protect her newborn son Naruto. This was why she first objected to Minato’s decision to seal the Nine-Tails into him. She did not want to impose the hardships that jinchūriki had to endure during their lives, and moreover did not want to leave her son an orphan should Minato carry out his plan which would also cost him his life and as such, Kushina wanted to sacrifice her own life and reseal the beast into herself. Ultimately agreeing to Minato’s plan which would also protect their village, Kushina imparted her final words to Naruto by which he should live.

I myself think a lot of the mothers who will sacrifice themselves for there children. I know today is mother’s day but i think we should also remember the mother’s who have sacrificed themselves for there children.

 

Next is Carla Yeager from Attack on Titan.

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Carla Yeager also translated as Kalura Yeager was the mother of Eren Yeager and the adoptive mother of Mikasa Ackerman. Carla had been known to be protective of her family, enough to put them before herself when Eren and Mikasa were in potential danger for attempting to rescue her. However, once her children left earshot, she whispered that she did not want them to leave her alone to die and continued crying until she died.

Now I must say that Carla did what most mom’s would do but also in this anime you kinda see it coming when she gets picked up and eaten. I can say i might have cried a bit with this scene but not a lot.

 

Next is Hana Kirisaki from Nisekoi.

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Hana Kirisaki is a world renowned business consultant who keeps much of the world’s finances in balance, she is the mother of Chitoge Kirisaki. Hana is generally fearsome and isn’t afraid to speak out her mind. (kinda like myself.)

I don’t really have a lot to say about her but she is a very hard working mom. But Hana still retains her caring nature albeit to a lesser extent as shown when she constantly fails to give her gifts to Chitoge. So to me i think she is a real busy body person but she still cares for her family a lot.

 

Next we have Sanae Furukawa from Clannad.

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Sanae is the wife of Akio Furukawa (who runs a bakery named Furukawa Bread with) and is the mother of Nagisa Furukawa. Normally she’s very childish and a cry-baby, especially when someone insults her bread but when needed, she can be very strong-willed and dependable. ( I can be a few of these myself lol). One of the series’ frequent gags consists of Akio making a negative comment on Sanae’s bread while unaware of her presence, causing her to run off with tears in her eyes, and Akio stuffing his mouth with her bread and saying he loves it, as he chases behind her ( This just sounds like something my husband would do to me.).  She’s also quite proud of the way people often mistake her for Nagisa’s older sister because of her youthful appearance.

Sanae plays a larger role in the After Story arc, often coming to Tomoya’s aid when Nagisa is ill and needs to be accompanied, especially during Nagisa’s pregnancy.  Well I don’t want to spoil too much for you so i will stop here.

I tend to be a lot like Sanae as well. When my kids are sick or cooking myself, I tend to get hurt if someone criticizes my food or doesn’t eat it. When any of my family is sick i will drop everything just to help them.

 

And our Final Mom is Yasuko Takasu from Toradora.

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Yasuko is Ryuuji’s thirty-three-year-old mother, though she refers to herself as eternally twenty-three. Though she tells Ryuuji his father died before he was born, the truth is they were never married and he left her before Ryuuji was born and she raised her son by herself. She is also klutzy and is never entirely in this world as she is usually half asleep. ( Now this is definitely me. I swear I always stay in an asleep state lol).

Despite her childish, air-headed behavior, Yasuko proves to have a rather good insight of other people. She cares deeply for Ryuuji and sees his potential. To support his dreams, she took on two jobs so that he wouldn’t need to work to support himself through school.  (Not a lot of moms would do this). When he starts working at the bakery, she gets upset because she wanted him to focus on studying rather than working.

To me I think she wanted him to have complete concentration on his studies and not work so he could reach his full potential. I myself can relate to this and I bet a lot of you mom’s out there can relate as well to what Yasuko was trying to do for Ryuuji.

 

Now as I have come to the end of my little reviews of anime mom’s i want to throw out there a little of myself and me being a mother.

I have a pre teen son and an almost pre teen daughter. My son and daughter both can be a handful at times and all I can think of is that I’m glad I have them. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know where i would be now.  My pre teen son can sometimes get on my last nerve through out the day but the one thing that never fails is at night right before bed where he comes to me and gives me the biggest hug and a kiss on the cheek and says
“I love you mom”. My soon to be pre teen daughter can always find that one little thing that can irritate me more than her brother and she can usually get me to the point of almost snapping but the one thing that never fails is as the same with her brother. She will come up to me and give me a hug and kiss before bed and then of course be like her mother and forget she has already done that so she comes in for a second time and gives me another hug and a kiss and says “I love you mom”. I think these are the things we should treasure the most just these little memories.

 

BEWARE Possible TRIGGER word ahead.

Now since I have said a little more about myself and my children I want to add in. No matter if you have had a miscarriage, delivered a still born or you have your children, YOU ARE THE BEST MOM and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. The strongest out of all of us though would be the mother’s who have went through miscarriages and delivered a still born but you wanna know something they still have that faith of trying for another child but it would never replace the one they lost.

~ AnimeKat

 

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Aurabolt’s Edit: 

As the Admin of the Blog, I have a responsability to support my Co-Editor as much as possible. I say this not to put her on the spot or to garner pity or anything like that. What I’m about to say is because I want you all to understand how much I respect her not just as a member of my team but as a personal friend as well.

The two of us have talked about this privately but you guys have probably noticed some glaring grammar and punctuation errors in her posts right after they go live. Since it’s my blog I do go back and take care of it (which she is aware of), usually right after it’s posted. Knowing her situation aside, her passion for all things Anime is why I asked her to give blogging a shot. I can’t help but be impressed. She left this out but AnimeKat was a teen mom and didn’t finish high school because of that. She sacrificed much for her family and continues to now but one of her goals in life is to finish her education.

Last week, we launched a Fundraiser. I am calling on folks who are able to do  so to please consider hitting the donate button. It doesn’t have to be much but whatever you can give will go toward bringing you a better experience.

~ Aurabolt