Hey Crunchyroll, hire me.
Love it or hate it, the Fate/Stay series has become one of the biggest hits in Japan in recent years with the series consistently displaying record sales numbers of dakimakura and blu-rays. So it comes as no surprise that Takashi Takeushi, a well-known Fate/Stay dev and artist would be interviewed at one point in his life by someone in the media.
Recently, Japanese entertainment site Kotaku interviewed the author and tried to get his viewpoint on why the Fate/ series was so popular. While he danced around the success of the sales numbers in an attempt to be modest, what caught most people off guard was his response to the mounting criticism of his most popular work as being poor in comparison to other visual novels, to which he responded to with the following statement:
“those stupid fucks didn’t like my new Tsukihime designs!”
Of course, knowing that most of the criticism is coming from the part of the Japanese internet that likes to crap on anything and everything that is explosively popular, he has to know that no one will actually respond to his anger. So while he sits back and writes all the way to the bank and the anime adaptations are experiencing the same level of popularlity despite being polarizing, I have to ask, was his response warranted, or was he better off just shrugging it off?
In related news, tripfag Yui Claus has resolved to post Yui in a Santa outfit at least once a day until Christmas. Only time will tell if this intrepid soul will meet his goal.
Dark_Sage is the Editor-in-Chief of Crymore.net, 4chan.org’s /animes/ board, and an occasional writer for GaiaOnline. He can also be found masturbating to 2D girls at @feedmeyourtears.
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