I wrote about my thoughts on Cyberpunk in a paper back in 2007! http://animediet.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/cyberpunk-anime.doc , and I must say, I’ve become much dumber and can’t carry on an intelligent conversation like that. In addition, the entire article or parts of it = tl;dr. But after years of yearning, I can’t believe (Hallelujah), they finally made another hard core Cyberpunk anime…
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From The Diet 3 Daily –
Oct. 1st, Tokyo, Japan. Our sources have indicated that 3 of the biggest animation conglomerates have somehow contacted the right people in the National Security Department and shockingly, they have somehow reached Aramaki, the section chief of Section 9, in order to help them to crack down on raw uploaders in Tokyo.
As incredible and improbable as this is, it seems like somehow the National Security Section 9 has been monitoring the progress of fansubs for the past 10 years and our sources indicated that they’re not quite pleased with the way Section 9 has been portrayed.
“We’re merely a search and rescue organization.” Said Major Kusanragi Motoko. “It really bothers us when people out there think we somehow secretly arrest raw uploaders, interrogate them, and even put them in jails without proper trials. It’s very troubling indeed.”
It has been rumored that the government has been secretly keeping tabs on raw uploaders in Tokyo and other big cities. Also, recently the government has been tightening up their censoring and cracking down of illegal anime and manga related activities, including selling doujinshi outside Comiket and other conventions.
Our agency has received an instant message with a video attached. The message simply stated that: “Right Wing imperialism similar to Meiji Restoration is on the rise again. The electing of Fukuda instead of Aso is a ruse simply to lower the guards of Japan’s neighbors including China and Korea, and the United States of America.
“Japan is planning another world take over, not by military force or economic power, but something even more dark and highly sinister…”
The rather puzzling video displays footages of a young Japanese man wearing a high school uniform with glasses and surrounded by women of different races and hair colors, wearing different culturally specific outfits, including a US colonial-style blouse, a German beer maid outfit, and a Chinese Dress, walking on a non-descriptive Japanese high school campus with falling Cherry Blossom flower petals in the background.
“It’s the women! Our women…No…!”
The message ended abruptly there.
Our agency is still trying to determine the meaning of this message and the attached video. But what is certain is that the (Imperial) Japanese government is on the move, with American and Japanese corporate cooperation.
Of course, we are not ruling out the possibility that this could be a prank by the cosplayers in the States.
Reporter Shinsen Kumi also contributed to the story
Fukuda easily defeats Aso in party election
Sept. 25th, Tokyo 3. Yasuo Fukuda, who’s know for his moderate stance, won the leadership election of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party over nationalistic manga fan Tarō Asō on September 23. This means Fukuda has a good chance of becoming the next prime minister of Japan.
Although Asō was respected by anime fans worldwide and appreciated by Otaku in Japan for his statement: “Hey, I’m an Otaku, so I want everyone to fit in my world. Some may call that ‘Nationalistic’, I just call that ‘serve my desires or I’ll send Shinku to curse you before Golgo 13 takes your ass out. Get it? Oh hohohohohoho…” However, it seemed that some high ups in the government did not think his nationalistic stance sits well in today’s Japan, which unlike in the Tokugawa Shogunate era, has relationship ties with its neighboring countries.
Our sources discovered that he was forcefully removed at a nationalist rally by some members of Section 9 – Motoko K, Batou, and Togusa (we haven’t bee able to confirm the names of these people). Apparently his cyber brain was not hacked in, but he was taken some undisclosed location.
We have tried to contact Tarō Asō but he appears to be missing at the moment.
Having studied the patterns of Section 9, we are not entirely surprised at the outcome of the party election.
It appears that another teenager tried to kill his dad, but fortunately for the father, this attempt was unsuccessful.
In recent days, after watching Ghost in the Shell the TV series, a lot of crimes were committed.
However, there are no original crimes committed in the wake of these Ghost in the Shell episodes – just believed crimes. But there are copycat crimes that emulates crimes that are not there realistically.
Our agency is still trying to learn what exactly “Stand Alone Complex” is all about. But we speculate that Section 9 is already involved in the investigation.
Two real victims of these crimes are the anime “School Days” and “Higurashi”. Both had their latest or last episodes canceled.
Recently, the Diet 3 Daily has received a death threat, saying: “I AM GOING TO KILL THE BASTARD WHO KEEPS ON POSTING USELESS NEWS AND INFORMATION ABOUT SHOWS THAT NOBODY GIVE A F*&%K! BE AWARE, RAYMOND! DON’T MAKE ME PULL A STABBY STABB ON YOU!”
However, our news source and other new sources haven’t reported any stabbing crimes yet. We did report some people who used cyber paper fans smacking on other people’s head for memory stealing from cyber brain crimes, in which the only thing that the victims could remember is that the perpetrator screamed: “NANDEYANEN!” All the way down the streets after committing the crime.
We would like to advice the citizens to wear special purple safety helmets and watch out for Japanese folks with tattoos eating boxes of Takoyaki and speaking in Kansai-accent Japanese.
“I want to whack all these TV station guys,” said a male who appears to be 35-years old without wearing a wedding ring but wearing a “BURN IN HELL! MAKOTO!” t-shirt and a pair of greasy jeans. “One million gigaslaves up there in the arses shall do the job quite nicely.” He said with a Alucard-mockery-British accent.
More details are forthcoming.
Michael Huang also contributed to this story.