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Going to Otakon alongside COVID-19 anti-vaxxers is dumb

Going to Otakon alongside COVID-19 anti-vaxxers is dumb - Bent Corner

Otakon, the annual convention dedicated to celebrating Asian pop culture, is this weekend, August 6 – 8, in Washington D.C. Organizers aren’t allowing a little thing like a deadly, highly contagious virus to get in the way. Asian culture isn’t going to celebrate itself damn it! Masks will be “required,” and a “no contact, real-time, …

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Sony in talks to buy Crunchyroll for $957 million

Sony in talks to buy Crunchyroll for $957 million

Sony Corp is in final talks with AT&T to buy U.S. anime streaming service Crunchyroll. The offer is reportedly for 100 billion yen ($957 million). That’s a lot of money for an American based anime streaming service. Sony already owns a U.S. based streaming service. Funimation is a competitor of Crunchyroll and Sony owns 95% of …

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Kyoto Animation arson attack kills at least 33 people

Kyoto Animation arson attack kills at least 33 people - Bent Corner

A lone arsonist targetted Kyoto Animation, an anime studio in Kyoto, Japan. Authorities believe the death toll to be at least 33 people, with another 36 injured, some critically. 

Virtue signaling is always a giant waste of time

Virtue signaling is always a giant waste of time - Bent Corner

Funimation, a Texas-based company specializing in dubbing and distributing anime for an American audience, went to Twitter on Saturday and engaged in a bit of virtue signaling.

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