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Transvestite TV Anime 'The Midnight★Animals' by Gonzo to Start Airing in August

by symbv
Aug 3, 2013 10:27 PM | 90 Comments
The original CG anime series "The Midnight★Animals" started airing via the online and cable TV channel "Hikari TV" on August 3rd. The anime is 15 minutes per episode and revolves around cross-dressing animal characters who every night frequent the bars in Savannah Nichoume (a reference to Shinjuku Nichoume, which is well-known for its transvestite bars). The voice actors are drawn from transvestite TV celebrities like Hoshikuzu Scat and KABA.chan. Gonzo is responsible for making the anime.

Official anime website: http://www.hikaritv.net/hikaritvch/midnightanimals/

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This is an odd concept for an anime. Though I'm wondering if they are actually talking about 'Transvestites' which are cross dressers that usually see the act in a purely sexual manner rather than 'Transsexuals' who are people that are literally born in the wrong body or have a form of 'gender dysphoria'. To refer to the latter as the former would sort of be disrespectful.

Also if it is indeed the former I can't see this anime being about serious issues, it would most likely come off as some sort of over the top comedy or something.

Aug 8, 2013 1:48 PM by LayedBack

Pretty disappointed in the fact it's animals and not delicious cute boys along with the CG. Guess Gonzo likes them animals.

But, whatever. It made go "What the...", so I'm gonna watch it. I gotta see how they handle this. It's not everyday you see an actual transvestite anime.

Aug 8, 2013 12:42 PM by Sakarii

Rinshansan said:
RazielZero said:
My reaction:


This must be some kind of symbolic 2deep4u anime.
Honestly speaking, it might become something funny, but I really don't care :/


The Aku no Hana fanboys should be happy then.


Yep, we are.

Aug 7, 2013 2:46 PM by Canopus

IZEROII said:
rotoscope that shit


Ew no, rotoscoping doesn't belong in anime.

Aug 7, 2013 8:43 AM by Hoppy

Fai said:
Kawos said:
Depending on how this is handled, it may be a very pleasant watch.
I have a little hope considering they picked actual transvestites to play the parts, but I'll have to wait til I see it.


I would not be that hopeful, considering all the homophobia both in japan and in anime community(this thread is best example of that)


Well, this thread seems to have a bit more transphobia than anything else, but yeah I know what you mean.
I'm not too hopeful, but still I wanna look on the bright side of things.
It at least has the possibility to be good.

Aug 7, 2013 7:06 AM by marx-chan

I...don't know what to make of this........

Aug 6, 2013 9:51 PM by quietsnowfall

Kawos said:
Depending on how this is handled, it may be a very pleasant watch.
I have a little hope considering they picked actual transvestites to play the parts, but I'll have to wait til I see it.


I would not be that hopeful, considering all the homophobia both in japan and in anime community(this thread is best example of that)

Aug 6, 2013 2:45 AM by Fai

This anime is just weird.....I won't be watching it.

Aug 6, 2013 1:00 AM by Joelson

rotoscope that shit

Aug 5, 2013 7:44 PM by IZEROII

Depending on how this is handled, it may be a very pleasant watch.
I have a little hope considering they picked actual transvestites to play the parts, but I'll have to wait til I see it.

Aug 5, 2013 5:33 PM by marx-chan

RazielZero said:
My reaction:


This must be some kind of symbolic 2deep4u anime.
Honestly speaking, it might become something funny, but I really don't care :/


The Aku no Hana fanboys should be happy then.

Aug 5, 2013 4:21 PM by dratlam

Shuhan said:
Gonzo seems determined to go bankrupt.

haha good one
while the idea is unique it's just...unappealing

Aug 5, 2013 3:58 PM by renders

My reaction:


This must be some kind of symbolic 2deep4u anime.
Honestly speaking, it might become something funny, but I really don't care :/

Aug 5, 2013 3:08 PM by RazielZero

Seems quite refreshing, I'm going to give it a try I guess

Aug 5, 2013 1:13 PM by MrJoriz

Did I miss the shitstorm?

Aug 5, 2013 12:49 PM by dratlam

Villetta_Nu said:
Transvestite..........animals? Really? Um... Just what audience is Gonzo trying to appeal to with this?


Ask that after I figure on whether this is intended to support and portray LGBT community or insult and offend it.

Aug 5, 2013 12:47 PM by Fai

Shuhan said:
Gonzo seems determined to go bankrupt.

Jesus fucking christ i couldnt stop laughing at this comment

Aug 5, 2013 12:18 PM by Drzlink

Villetta_Nu said:
Transvestite..........animals? Really? Um... Just what audience is Gonzo trying to appeal to with this?

That's a very good question.

Aug 5, 2013 8:56 AM by tsudecimo

Transvestite..........animals? Really? Um... Just what audience is Gonzo trying to appeal to with this?

Aug 5, 2013 8:53 AM by Hannah_Ana

Why.

Shuhan said:
Gonzo seems determined to go bankrupt.
I didn't know they were even still alive.

Aug 5, 2013 8:22 AM by DraconisMarch

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