Valve's censorship policies are questionable, indeed. However, if we accept that's how they've designed their guidelines for games, I think it's perfectly valid for them to request companies to remove links to uncensor patches. At least if I understood you correctly, this only pertains to the official Steam site/shop, right? In that case, consumers can still get what they want via a quick Google search, and Valve saves face by visibly 'enforcing' their policies instead of turning a blind eye.
I've already downloaded the Fruit of Grisaia
patch ahead of time, anyway, for whenever I decide to reread it. Still gotta look for one for Labyrinth
So, Angel Beats!
is going out of print, eh? I did buy a copy, but I don't remember whether it was the Blu-ray or just the DVDs. Better re-check, maybe I'll cough up the bucks for the BD release in case I haven't already. Being a Key adaptation series, albeit one of my less favorite ones, I guess it's worth it.
Harassing an artist until they decide to close their Twitter account is just despicable. Of course, you could turn it around by saying that anime fans are simply very passionate about the products they consume and want them to look great in their eyes. But beauty is subjective, and passion doesn't give you the right to be a dick on the internet. Stories like this make me glad that I barely use social networks at all.
Thanks for racking your brains on my account once more
. While you might encounter the problem of not having seen all of the shows I have, this episode reminded me that some of these I watched so long ago that my recollection of their characters is hazy at best. For instance, even though I brought up Azumanga Daioh
, I barely remember any of the girls aside from the Osaka airhead (Chio?) and the athletic tomboy.
I totally should've seen that Minoru x Gendou coming – Andrew, you truly are the punishipper of doom
As soon as I read Kyuubey's question on the corresponding forum thread a while back, I immediately knew what Chris's answer would be
. I can't say I have any such series, myself; I don't think I'd watch Grave of the Fireflies
a 2nd time, but not so much because it emotionally wrecked me rather than because I simply didn't find it entertaining enough. I suppose the closest candidate for me would be Saikano
(or She, the Ultimate Weapon
, which I recently learned is another official English title) – the depression is real with that show.
It's a shame to hear that Andrew has no inclination to revisit Baka and Test
. I'd say you're missing out greatly, but then again, we all know how subjective comedy is. Some people loved No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular
while I wouldn't want to touch that with a 10-foot pole ever again – no anime has ever made me cringe so hard, period (except maybe for Green Green
, that's a close call).