THE KONOSUBA ANIME IS REMOVED FROM BILIBILI, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STREAMING SITES IN CHINA FOR UNFULLY KNOWN REASONS
In February of this year we told you that actress Ai Kayano, who plays Darkness in the KonoSuba anime, had gotten into trouble for certain statements she made.
That was in relation to visiting a well-known Shinto shrine in Japan, Yasukuni. On a radio show she commented that it was not a very good idea to visit the place on Chinese New Year. Some even accused this interpreter of making racist comments.
THE DARKNESS ACTRESS WAS SURROUNDED BY POLEMIC
All because in that place homage is paid to the Japanese soldiers who fell in World War II, and in that season it is very visited, especially by Chinese.
The point is that some cataloged what she said as xenophobic, and she had to apologize. Although the context of her words was never clear, some Japanese were angry that she did so. Since then it seems that things are not going very well for Kayano with the series.
Recently, it was revealed that KonoSuba was removed from Bilibili, a legal Chinese anime distribution site that is very popular. It is not entirely clear what the above was due to, whether it is temporary or permanent.
But some believe it is due to what this actress said. It would be very strange, since she has a long career in voice acting. If it were for her participation, then many animated series should come out of this streaming platform.
KONOSUBA IS ONLY ONE OF THE ANIME IN WHICH HE PARTICIPATED
There are those who believe that Ai Kayano has “fallen from the grace” of Chinese fans, to such a degree that any involvement of him has problems. Now, what explanation has the removal of KonoSuba from Bilibili?
Like any other work, there are rights associated with it. There is a possibility that this service has not renewed them, and that is why you decided to withdraw it. Others believe it could be due to negative consumer ratings.
Specifically, the Chinese, who may not like this actress. However, the only one who can clarify the situation is Bilibili. Everything else falls into the realm of speculation, at least for the moment.
What is Kayano doing today? She as she is dedicated to her career. 2021 has been a very busy year for her, and her work has not been lacking. She participated in various anime and will continue to do so. The same can be said for movies and video games.