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Theme Song Singer of Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Spoils His Career By Insulting Horie Yui

by dtshyk
Dec 15, 2011 12:56 AM | 165 Comments
According to the official website, music band Jinkaku Radio has announced that they will suspend the activity due to the inappropriate remark of one of the members. The live stages and the release of the new CDs will be canceled.

Jinkaku Radio was initially selected as the ED theme singer of Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou. Yuki, the singer of the band, posted a picture of Horie Yui in his blog and insulted her.

I have been seeing interviewers from this kind of magazines since I began to work for an anime. (A picture of Horie Yui on the cover of Seiyu Grand Prix magazine was inserted.) All the seiyu have 'seiyu-ish' looking. They look "less than an idol" or kinda cheap if not deteriorated. They are like Universal Studios Japan if an idol corresponds to Tokyo Disneyland. I don't say it's good or bad. It's a matter of taste.

The post was immediately removed and Yuki apologized to Horie Yui, her fans and the people in the anime industry but Jinkaku Radio was dropped from the theme singer of the anime. Amesaki Annainin's song "Ohisama" was chosen for the new ED theme.

Sources: Jinkaku Radio official website, Archived entry of the blog in question, Amesaki Annainin official website

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Sarukah said:
Denmark-Chan said:
NyuuuuSaaaan said:
I don't see how this is so insulting or why anyone cares.
The one thing that bugs me here is that a voice actor's looks are relevant at all, but I guess that can't be helped.


this. Seriously..."ruining career" for attacking someone? Grow up people. And its just over who he attacked? What if it had been a lesser known person?


No one would have cared in the least if it was a lesser known person.
This thread is so full of hypocrisy and idiocy, I can't freaking take it.


I have to agree with you on this. Most of the people on this thread make me lose faith in humanity.

The consequences he and his band faced were far too extreme for a little comment. I understand that he should not of posted that considering his band's status, but to end the contract even after the apology. That's a bit childish.
I hope his band and himself can recover from this and that Yui has forgiven and forgotten about the incident.

Sep 14, 2012 12:11 PM by penguindrum264

This is great news, IMO. You can't beat Ohisama. Best jam of the entire season bby.

Babababaribaribabababababababaribaribaba, babababaribaribababa bababababababa!

Jul 10, 2012 4:44 AM by icantfeelmyarms

hah... wrong effing move... yui horie is one of most celebrated female seiyuu... dont fck with her or else suffer the anger of the anime otaku world. well they are still lucky because IT IS NOT AYA HIRANO whom the messed with... because if they do, that's their end of career

PS well try, insulting daisuke ono, and get fan girls angry at the band too...

May 1, 2012 7:30 PM by MasterPogi

Wow I like Yui Hori and she sounds nice (if that ispossible) but the insult shouldn't have been announced in that form.

May 1, 2012 6:10 PM by darkmar7

Err. Wtf? D8

Mar 25, 2012 9:28 AM by Hirieoshi

Necro'd?

I don't like Yui Horie, but that's a pretty dickish move on that dude's part. Steep price to pay.

Mar 20, 2012 10:56 PM by Ardamaeus

I wonder what the ending would have sounded like if this never happened? Although I think the current ending is awesome the "what if" always bugged me. xD

Mar 20, 2012 6:51 PM by Roloko

Butthurt.
Guess people can't have opinions.

Mar 20, 2012 10:07 AM by RickRoss-Sama

Japanese believe in accountability. Getting fired is better than what they used to do..Seppuku. This type of response is extremely normal in Japan. I'm surprised that the singer is dumb enough to make a comment like that, especially with the way social media is now.

Feb 6, 2012 9:18 PM by taj69

Uguu for him.

Feb 2, 2012 11:25 AM by TomoyoSakagami89

The punishment seems a bit harsh really.

Feb 2, 2012 3:28 AM by 09890

Aeyuin said:
"No one messes with Horie Yui and gets away with it! He got what was coming to him. Asshole."

Comments like this are disgusting.

It was immediately removed and he apologised. This was a post on his blog, somewhere he should be allowed to voice his opinion. The post wasn't made to insult her but to comment on how the looks seiyuu seem to affect their careers. 'I don't say it's good or bad. It's a matter of taste.'

Everything he said perfectly valid and understandable. The problem was using her picture and even that would've been fine if he hadn't used the word 'cheap' or somewhat ironically, a seiyuu that wasn't so big an idol. Removing it from his blog and his apology should've been enough. Being dropped from the anime was harsh but still acceptable. Anything more than that is stupid and unreasonable. Including the comments from people on here. Especially ones like 'he should die', even if they don't mean it literally.

A large amount of people on here seems far worse as people than this guy appears to be.


A million times this. I'm surprised to see how MAL users react so angrily over a minor remark. That guy's carrer is probably over, and you say that "he should die" and that "he deserves this"? You guys are more immature than I believed.

Feb 2, 2012 3:25 AM by Arashi89

neurogal91 said:
Who is 17? Horie Yui is 35 years old.

It's a well-known running gag started by Inoue Kikuko. She would always joke that she's still 17 years old, and many other seiyuu have joined in on the joke and declared themselves forever 17 as well.

Jan 19, 2012 8:19 AM by jmal

Sury said:
ddiddo said:
He just "stated the obvious"
but sometimes you can be screwed by just "stating the obvious" depending on your position.
And although it is obvious that seiyuus look less than an idol, he should've chosen a much younger seiyuu(at least under 25) as an example for a fair comparison.
There might be some idol stars whose moms are born in the same year as Horue Yui.

What? Even younger than her? She's just 17!


Who is 17? Horie Yui is 35 years old. Not much of an idol at that age, I agree if he want an idol seiyuu to compare he should take the young seiyuus like HanaKana or Yuuki Aoi.

Jan 19, 2012 12:33 AM by neurogal91

Lasciel said:
She looks absolutely creepy based on her pic on here. But then the angle does seem to have a big difference with her... she looks like a cutie pie from some but at other times she's definitely a double-bagger...

I find her fairly cute for her age, but the way her mouth is tightly closed in every image I've ever seen of her comes off as a little strange. It's something you expect to see once in a while, but not all the time (and I follow a couple seiyuu image blogs/tumblers so I see a lot of Hocchan images, she's one of the most frequently photographed seiyuu alive). Not sure if she's lacking confidence in her teeth (I've never seen them so I wouldn't know!), or if it's just a habit no photographer has pointed out, or what.

but it escapes me why the looks of a voice actor or a musician should matter at all...

When they're purely in the realm of voice acting, it doesn't. Most minor seiyuu will come and go without any of us knowing what they look like. But big seiyuu are usually also doing photobooks, live concerts, magazine spreads etc., where for better or worse good looks are valued, and part of the path to success. With so many aspiring seiyuu and a limited number of prominent roles, self-promotion is important. Gather fans, and roles will follow, because everyone wants to cast a Toyosaki Aki or Yuuki Aoi or Hanazawa Kana or Taketatsu Ayana.

While I do appreciate a good looking seiyuu (I'm a straight guy who appreciates cute 20-something Japanese girls, what can I say?), their performances always come first. Sawashiro Miyuki is my god, and she's... well, not unattractive, but she's not exactly Hanazawa Kana or Kotobuki Minako either. Doesn't matter though, because she's the most incredibly talented individual I've ever had the honor to be a fan of.

Jan 16, 2012 1:57 PM by jmal

Sury said:
Sure, everyone may have his own opinion, but when it comes to insults, you should, when to keep it for yourself. Not only did he insult everyone in the business, but posting a picture of one of the most famous ones, was simply an act of disrespect. The punishment may seem harsh, but honestly he can be happy, if he still can walk the streets without getting beaten up by millions of angry fans.



mrghost_00 said:
I admit Yui Horie doesn't really have good looks, but... this is just too far, Mr. Singer.

I think you need better glasses, she's an absolute cutie.


She looks absolutely creepy based on her pic on here. But then the angle does seem to have a big difference with her... she looks like a cutie pie from some but at other times she's definitely a double-bagger... but it escapes me why the looks of a voice actor or a musician should matter at all...

Jan 16, 2012 1:44 PM by Waspscreama

NyuuuuSaaaan said:
I don't see how this is so insulting or why anyone cares.
The one thing that bugs me here is that a voice actor's looks are relevant at all, but I guess that can't be helped.

i totally agree to this. honestly, i've never cared how the seiyuus look in real life..
well, "cheap" might be insulting to someone but hey- that's life, just get over it. not everyone's going to like you or your looks. and well, i think it's perfectly fine that way. though i have to say i value respect a lot and calling someone "cheap" isn't very wise. well, he "learned it the hard way" now but i still think it's y too much..

Jan 16, 2012 1:03 PM by Vanessa

ddiddo said:
He just "stated the obvious"
but sometimes you can be screwed by just "stating the obvious" depending on your position.
And although it is obvious that seiyuus look less than an idol, he should've chosen a much younger seiyuu(at least under 25) as an example for a fair comparison.
There might be some idol stars whose moms are born in the same year as Horue Yui.

What? Even younger than her? She's just 17!

Jan 16, 2012 12:32 PM by Sury

He just "stated the obvious"
but sometimes you can be screwed by just "stating the obvious" depending on your position.
And although it is obvious that seiyuus look less than an idol, he should've chosen a much younger seiyuu(at least under 25) as an example for a fair comparison.
There might be some idol stars whose moms are born in the same year as Horue Yui.

Jan 16, 2012 10:04 AM by ddiddo

Literally saying, his comment wasn't a personal attack at her and being a prick shouldn't vary in its reception by how popular the victim is. I didn't really go into whether I thought it was an ok or bad thing for him to do because that was beside my point and thus according to your logic, that means I'm saying it's acceptable? You're fallacious argument aside, I think his opinion was his own but using specific people as an example wasn't as it could be quite upsetting.

Jan 14, 2012 11:47 AM by Aeyuin

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