1. Equality Now – Also known as “Rage Against Eroge,” the feminist organization set off a campaign that precipitated questionable legal revisions across the globe, including a proposed act in the UK, a new law in the Phillippines that failed to distinguish between hentai and other forms of anime, and a new set of voluntary restrictions in Japan itself. Chilling effects were seen in the US as well.
Presumably legitimate businesses were far more important targets than actual criminals, as it took months for EN to go back to things like attempting to bring justice to rapists.
2. The FCC – Taking a step closer to its future role as the GOTT, the FCC proposed sweeping changes to blogging, and the huddled masses could do naught but obey.
3. Kyoto Animation – With the infamous Endless Eight arc, Haruhiists were forced to cry, “Why have you forsaken us?” “Kyon-kun denwa” became a hissing, a byword, and a song. At least some took comfort in it:
7. Otaku Elimination Game – Whether you reacted to them with love, hate, amusement, or scorn, there’s no denying that OEG made a big splash this year in the anime blogosphere.
9. Koji Oe – At great personal cost, he kept it real.
Is ‘passage’ an acceptable word to use for a guy’s bum hole in erotic writing?
11. Michael Pinto – Well known for his different takes on events that often cast light on issues that threatened to slip into obscurity, the proprietor of fanboy.com maintained a dignified status as mentor to up-and-coming sites. Most recently, he was called out for his rampant fanboying.
Truly, we give thanks for our dorama generators, for without them, the anime blogosphere would be a much more boring place.
Credit to CCY for starting the “12 moments in anime” movement.
Disagree? List your own top twelve below!