License This: An Otaku and Despair

Well, For some time I have been thinking of a new weekly article. I came up with License This. This weekly article is going to be about point out anime, manga, and video games that have not been licensed and why they should be. Today is sample post of what I'm going to be doing in the future. The format may change over time.

Sayonara, Zetsubou –Sensei is an anime series that I’m surprised that is has not been licensed yet. With three seasons and two OVA series under its belt, it is just jaw dropping. The animation is great, it has a fun cast of characters, and the comedy is intelligent. The only reason why it would not be licensed, it is because casual anime fans would find it “too” Japanese and would not understand some of the jokes. However, the manga is licensed by Del Rey and it is doing just fine. If it does get released, do not dub it in English. Most of the jokes are Japanese puns and it would not translate well in spoken English.

Otaku no Musume-san is nice slice-of-life manga that I truly enjoy. The story is about a 26 year old otaku who one day discovers that he was a 9 year old daughter. The thing is that she will be living with her otaku father until her mother gets out of debt. With Otaku no Musume-san, we see how it is like to be an otaku later on in life with the added responsibility of having a child. The main character does make mistakes with his daughter but he learns from them to become a better father.

So, what do you think?

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