Goblin Slayer is graphic and that’s alright, right?

*UPDATE*

CrunchyRoll recently added a viewer discretion advisory to the beginning of Goblin Slayer. As previously discussed in the post below, this is a solution that informs viewers of potentially disturbing content, but allows them to decide for themselves whether or not to continue. They could specify that the advisory is for violent and sexual content if they wanted to take it a step further, but that isn’t really necessary.
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Original Post

Just about every season, there’s at least one show that stirs up a bit of controversy for some reason or another. This time around, White Fox Studio’s Goblin Slayer is shaping up to be that point of contention. One episode in, the series follows Onna, a young priestess intent on becoming an adventurer. The RPG-esque premise and appearance is common enough, but the show’s graphic portrayal of sex and violence is causing a bit of an uproar within the anime-viewing community.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the controversy. This post contains images and subject matter that some readers may find disturbing and/or Not Safe For Work. Also, Spoiler Alert.

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Unique Blogging Personified

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I was nominated for this by Brother Yomu. As expected, he is wise to recognize and understand my uniqueness. I’m happy to receive this nomination.

  • Display the award!
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. (Try and include a little bit of promotion!)
  • Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
  • Nominate bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!

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Brotherhood of the World Bloggers’ Award: Super Deluxe Edition

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I did one of these a couple weeks ago following a nomination from Cactus Matt, but I’ve been renominated twice since then with some pretty interesting questions.

So here’s the new Super Deluxe Edition of Brotherhood of the World Bloggers’ Award Post. The original one is listed below the new questions. Get ready to learn a whooolleee lot about me.

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The Story of the Ore To Shore: What Happens When a Regular Nerd Tries to be an Athlete

Every summer, there’s a mountain bike event that begins in the rolling hills near the birthplace of iron ore mining in Michigan, and ends along the pristine shoreline of Lake Superior. The event is known as the Ore to Shore. The true race is the 48-mile long “Hard Rock” (77 km for the international readers).

I was not part of that race…. Still, I had a title to uphold. This is a story about one otaku’s effort to repeat a 1st-place age group finish in one of the shorter races.

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Brotherhood of the World Bloggers’ Award

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Man, it sure would be nice if WordPress would consistently give me pingback notifications. Anyway, thanks to AnimeQandA for the nomination. If it is additional nominations you seek, Cactus Matt, feel free to crash the Create-A-Story Tag with me. I don’t know exactly how you guys would do it over there, but I’m sure you could think of something.

Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the questions sent to you.
3. Nominate around 10 others.
4. Create your own set of questions for your nominees and display the rules.

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The Best Animated Series That Aren’t Anime

There are so, so many good shows out there, so many of which are animated. Most of us are here because we think anime is the best incarnation of it. Still, there are several other animated series that are not Japanese anime. Let’s take some time out here to count down some of the best of ‘em.

This list will consist of series that are intended for the adult or young adult demographic. There are plenty of “kids’ shows” that are great, but they’ll eventually get a list of their own.

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Gunning for The T.A.P. Tag “Tanka Master” Title

Shout out to my man Yomu for the nomination. I’m not much of a poet, but how could I turn down such a unique challenge?

Rules of the tag:

  1. Headline your post with “The T.A.P. Tag!” and put “tanka” as one of your tags.
  2. Make sure to link back to the original post that started the tag.
  3. Make sure to mention the person who introduced the tag to you!
  4. Pick 1-3 anime.
  5. Write your tanka about the anime you’ve chosen.
  6. Tag at least 3 or more bloggers you know, and get their creative muscles flowing.

Simply put, a tanka follows the haiku 5-7-5 syllable format, but adds two more lines of 7 at the end making it 5-7-5-7-7.

Aight, here we go straight no filler, baby.

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Summer at the Warped Tour (ft. No Home Address)

This past weekend I took a trip to the Vans Warped Tour.

See, when I’m not blasting weeb music through my head phones or car speakers, there’s a good chance I’m listening to either classic country/rock, or angsty late 90’s & early 2000’s alternative rock. The Warped Tour is something I’ve always wanted to attend, as it showcases many of the great 90’s and early 2000’s bands that I listen to.

In the past, plans to go always fell through for one reason or another, but not this time. Knowing that it was now or never, one Weeabro set out to see the show he had put off for far too long. Thus begins the tale of Derek’s summer at the Warped Tour.

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