March of the Magical Girls, SPY X FAMILY, and Season 4 | Bulletoon
Hey there! Figure a bit of transparency is key, here, to make sure the show runs smoothly. So! Here are a few little updates on what’s to come with the show in the coming weeks, months, and beyond. First and foremost, let’s talk about the currently active event on the show, March of the Magical Girls.
The event is off to a rocky start. The Kill la Kill episode put a pretty hefty strain on my computer, so the edit took longer than anticipated. But the episode did get released on the promised day. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend you give it a watch. It’s amusing, if nothing else. A lot of good work went into it. That said, that isn’t the main update to give you guys about it. The main update is that the next episode – the feature on Cardcaptor Sakura – is being delayed. A scheduling conflict with one of our voice actresses means I won’t have the lines for that script until after this weekend. So you can probably expect that episode around the middle of next week. This shouldn’t effect the release of the final two episodes (Symphogear and Yuki Yuna, in that order), but we’ll see.
On a much smaller note, I will be compiling a single-post playlist of all four episodes from the event upon the time of its completion. So if you just want to binge them all at once, you’ll be able to do that with ease from a single post, provided you don’t watch on YouTube, where you can just view that playlist directly. Speaking of YouTube, let’s next talk (again) about their BS copyright system that’s just… just plain stupid.
So. Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to continue covering SPY X FAMILY. I have zero desire to do written posts about it and because YouTube’s system is entirely slanted against creators, both SPY X FAMILY spotlights have been taken down. Luckily, it was a nested takedown, so it only counts as one strike. But I’m gonna be honest. I’m bloody tired. And I just don’t care anymore. I’m done. I’m done trying.
Oh, I know I’m right, but sitting here arguing with people who don’t grasp how Fair Use works is no longer worth the time or energy. I likewise just don’t want to deal with the risk. If I decided to fight it and they (wrongly) chose to disagree, things could get litigious. While I’m confident in my ability to win such a case, I likewise have zero desire to waste the money on a lawyer for something like that, especially on a video that, itself, was never going to make any money anyway. It’s just. Not. Worth it.
That said, just go read SPY X FAMILY. It’s an awesome manga that deserves all the attention it gets. As for other manga, will this impact spotlights, moving forward? What about My Dress-Up Darling? Or the promised manga coverage on Medaka Box? Yeah. So we’re going to continue with that, of course. But if this yields even one more problem, I don’t really know what we’re going to do. It’s entirely likely we just give it up altogether. Not on the show, but on YouTube, itself.
Thing is, all of our (current) video content is commentary-based. Anything gameplay-related has basically moved to Twitch, on the occasion we actually decide to Stream. Bulletoon is a show focused on producing anime-based video essays with a comedic, semi-satirical edge. That’s it. We’ve got nothing else, currently. So there’d be no point in pursuing YouTube further if these bogus practices persist. Vlogs of people holding up books, staring into cameras, and just talking bore me to tears. More power to them and their audiences, of course, but it ain’t me. I have no desire to pursue that avenue. We have some ideas for other stuff, but it’s really far off.
So what does that leave us? It’s a good question since YouTube has basically a monopoly on video hosting. So there’s not really anywhere else to go. Which is why we’re sort of getting a head start on something we didn’t really plan to start looking into at all for quite some time. But the scare kinda got us looking into the potential for a home grown media player, so we can post our own videos and stuff, removed from YouTube’s mass stupidity. It’s not likely to happen for a long while, if ever. But we’re exploring all our options.
As for looking to the future, let’s switch gears and go back to what’s to come.
If I’m honest, I’m not entirely certain I know what Season 4 is going to look like, or even when it’ll air. I do know that there are a handful of episode features I definitely want to run, including the aforementioned Medaka Box return, as well as a piece on Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken. There is one episode I’m looking forward to doing on Mob Psycho 100 and One-Punch Man (and I assure you, whatever you’re guessing in terms of its content, you’re wrong) but I don’t know if that episode will be out next season or later. I already know it’s going to be a lot of work. I also want to try having the show tackle some anime that are running alongside it (provided I’m watching anything, that season, that I’d want to talk about). So we’ll see.
Hey, there’s a potential question for you guys. What shows coming out in the Spring would you guys want to maybe see talked about on the show? Let us know, down below. And that’s all for this little update. Thanks for reading, as always! Keep up the Awesome!