Another Mamoru Hosoda movie? Count me in - his works are always a treat. As usual, I'll go in as blindly as possible - so please don't reveal too much in future news
(joking, I know you guys are careful about any kinds of spoilers).Oreimo
and Eromanga Sensei
releases without English dubs break my heart ;(. Well, not exactly; there are numerous other shows I'm more interested in that I wish would get localized. Still a big shame. I guess these types of series don't draw a large enough audience to merit the extra effort.Sword Art Online
and Girls in a Dungeon
contituations are pretty sure to receive dubs eventually, though. I won't say no to those, but they're pretty low on my priority list.
season announced for next year throws a bit of a wrench in my plans. I'd figured I would watch the first two sometime in the near future; I remember Chiaki from the AAA podcast raving about it. While I frankly don't put much stake in the AAA hosts' opinions, the premise of the show did get me curious. Now, though, I'll have to contemplate waiting for another 1,5 to 2 years to watch all of it in one go.
Finally, oversexualization and rape rear their ugly heads again. Only in your discussion, of course
. It's a never-ending debate; some people are more 'sensitive' / likely to spot insinuations in certain scenes than other viewers are (e.g. your Erased
example). I can usually only shake my head at those responses, but every now and again I try to remind myself not to dismiss their viewpoint haphazardly. If you think something is distasteful, then there's no room for purposeful debate, because taste is something very personal and can't reasonably be argued about.
As for sexual abuse, I believe it's one of many potentially powerful storytelling devices. However, it seems to carry a stigma in anime, which (unfortunately?) has pretty strong ties with displays of gratuitous eroticism (and is, sadly, often associated with the hentai genre). I think we've all accepted by now that those who don't watch anime often tend to judge without a second thought, but when even anime fans start criticizing such scenes as sexualizing... I don't know. To me, it's an idea/perspective that's simply too far out there to grasp.
Edit: Oh, and of course I'm hyped about the Re:Zero
! I just recently read that some company or other had already confirmed that a dub was coming. I'm positively tingling with anticipation. Can you feel it? Probably not. Hopefully not. Because that'd be weird.