Hey guys! Here’s a sweet Otakon primer video from our friend Jose we thought you might enjoy.
Full backstory on this video. Originally, I had created a package for HLN and CNN, but due to (rightfully so) bigger events in the world they passed on it. But thanks to my good friends at Toonami helping me spread this video out, I think this video has a greater chance of reaching the core anime audience.
Here’s the original HLN package that did not make it to air:
Radical police state formed in Ferguson, Missouri USA. It’s 2014, and mankind is so ignorant. When I did this piece I included America is Dying. I believe now that this was the wrong message. America was never alive. It’s a lie we all like to tell ourselves. We really don’t know anything. Assuming that there is this magical kind of freedom granted to all of us in this country is a horribly misnomer. I’m not saying freedom doesn’t exist, we do have freedom. We have the freedom of choosing how to die. Which things in life we are willing to fight for, and why we should go the extra length for that belief. Make yours count.
A plucky character from a movie I LOVE once said. “Damn the man, Save the Empire!” Well let’s alter that a bit. “Damn the Empire, Save the man!”
Always reblog the work of people you have the pleasure of working with, especially when it’s of important civil (and journalistic) rights.