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Sesho's Anime And Manga Reviews

Rednecks in the Anime Aisle

Apr 2, 2008

Ok, I grew up and still live in the South, so trust me, I know all about rednecks, but my experience at Best Buy tonight took the prize. I had went there to buy the boxed set of Noein that was on sale for half price, and picked it up and was browsing the other anime dvds. These two guys with hick accents (its ok, I can say that, since I have a hick accent), came down the aisle and one chuckled and said "Hey, look, it's aniporn!" as he looked at the anime dvds. The other guy, in a similar hick accent replied "Huh? What du ya mean? Are those videogames or something?" Then Hick #1 says back "Nah, these are like porn stuff, they're aniporn". Then they walked off.

Suffice it to say I was amused by the whole thing, and actually ticked off. It was funny because they were such dumbasses. The thing that pissed me off was the fact that even after all these years, there are people out there that still think all Japanese cartoons and manga involve pornography. And I mean, come on, does anyone really think that Best Buy is going to be carrying porn of any kind? I'll have to do an dramatic reenactment of the conversation on my next podcast.

Best Buy is selling the box sets of the following series for half price through 4/5/08:

Complete Series Box Sets

Tokko $12.49

Elfen Lied  $15.99

Noein  $17.49

Mars Daybreak  $19.99

Evangelion Platinum  $28.99

Robotech $37.49

Samurai Deeper Kyo $29.99 (also includes GBA game)

Dragonball Z Season 4 $19.99

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 2 Part 2  $19.99

Elfen Lied is a great show and Fullmetal Alchemist is as well. I would definitely recommend those two.