Kokoro Connect bullying causes anime to bomb?

Topic started by Petiew on Aug. 31, 2012. Last post by Elfenlied1012 2 years, 4 months ago.
Post by Petiew (244 posts) See mini bio Level 14
I couldn't find a topic for this already, sorry if I've just missed it.
If any of you haven't heard about this there's a link herethat explains it in good detail.
Basically, a relatively small voice actor thought he had obtained his dream breaking out role as an anime original character in this series. The whole audition was set up and faked, a fact which wasn't revealed to the actor until he was on stage at a special event where his audition tape was spliced up and edited while the staff laughed at him.
They handed him off a menial job, Publicity/Promotional Chief, where they basically humiliated him and played punishment games if he didn't meet targets.
News only surfaced recently, but preorders have quickly been cancelled and showings of the anime on nico nico recieved a 65% bad rating with 2ch taking to twitter and other sites to rage at all those involved.
It's a pretty horrible situation, I feel terrible for the guy. What do you guys think?
Post by PenguinDust (1,008 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Sounds pretty bad. I still need to catch the show. The prank reminds me of those fake lottery ticket people buy for their "friends" and then film them getting excited about winning 50 grand only to later discover it was all a ruse. Comedy isn't always pretty.

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,438 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Why did they think it was a good idea to prank someone?

Post by Halberdierv2 (1,302 posts) See mini bio Level 17

that's just...... i mean, really, in a (buisness sense) no-nonsense country like Japan to be doing crap like that? that's beyond shameful. I smell a court case.

Post by Elfenlied1012 (557 posts) See mini bio Level 15

I heard about this, from what I heard the situation was bloody awful. Something that, if the details I heard are true, this whole thing made a lot of people go through hell. More so it seems that the 2ch went after the wrong people and made it worse if the details I received are correct.

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