The SNK Playmore vs Shinigeki No Kyojin Tumblr Tag Controversy

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The SNK Playmore vs Shinigeki No Kyojin Tumblr Tag Controversy

Post by BrenHans on Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:47 pm

On Tumblr, one of many fandoms that lurk around among the tumblr bandwidth is a little anime and manga series, called "Attack On Titan" known in Japan as Shinigeki No Kyojin for short. Due it's huge fanbase, it gets commonly tagged as "SNK", and there's a problem. There's already and SNK fandom, which is a video game fandom, now referred to as the SNK Playmore fandom

SNK Playmore had the SNK name since 1978, and for the longest time, SNK Playmore fans, referred to their favorite company as simply "SNK" especially they didn't always had the Playmore name, not helping that they rarely ever have their actual name stamped to any of their brands (Shin Nion Kikaku). So for the SNK Playmore fans on tumblr, being very small compared to the large size of the Attack on Titan fanbase, weren't very happy. We felt our tag was taken away, by a bandwagon of sorts, out of no where especially.

SO for a while, we all talked smack about Attack on Titan, poking fun of the fanbase. Now, we weren't aggressive, and neither as the Attack on Titan fanbase. And to be honest. It isn't like the Attack on Titan fanbase meant to steal our tag, and we could of just simply tagged our posts "SNK Playmore" at the end of the day. But at the same time, SNK Playmore isn't doing well as a company, and well, we did had that acronym first, and the Attack on Titan fanbase could just simply tag their own show as AOT.

Considering how small the situation is, it's not simple. The Attack on Titan fanbase isn't in the wrong, yet it's understandable for the SNK Playmore fanbase to get upset. It isn't a matter of claiming the ownership of the tag, it's the fact that it disrespects the great company that is SNK Playmore, and it hurts on how something so popular can overrun something with such great ignorance. It's not impossible for SNK Playmore to have relevance again and become popular, but it's going to be very challenging, and will be the only way to share the tag.

I made this thread because I find the situation interesting, and I want to hear your thoughts.


Last edited by The BrenHans on Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:26 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : seriously, Hatsune Miku is a filter XD?)
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Re: The SNK Playmore vs Shinigeki No Kyojin Tumblr Tag Controversy

Post by Adamska on Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:11 pm

Firstly, I gotta know...what does Meme on Titan have to do with my sweetheart Hatsune Miku? 

Secondly, Tumblr drama isn't my forte, but weebs should respect you guys' turf and just use the AOT tag. Attack on Titan is just an overhyped animeme that will (hopefully) die out eventually.
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Post by Compent on Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:49 pm

Adamska wrote:Firstly, I gotta know...what does Meme on Titan have to do with my sweetheart Hatsune Miku? 

Secondly, Tumblr drama isn't my forte, but weebs should respect you guys' turf and just use the AOT tag. Attack on Titan is just an overhyped animeme that will (hopefully) die out eventually.

Attack on titan WAS overhyped but it was pretty good nonetheless but anyway about the thing;

but yeah on topic; they should change the name to AOT instead of snk, because compare the amount of times someone says " Attack on Titan " to " Shinigeki No Kyojin"
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Post by Brimstone Behemoth on Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:45 pm

Attack on Titan was pretty good, until this show pulled the whole "ZOMG EVERYONE IS A TITAN U GUYS!!!11!!1" crap.
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Re: The SNK Playmore vs Shinigeki No Kyojin Tumblr Tag Controversy

Post by SkullDevil on Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:52 pm

Attack On Titan is one of the few anime I'm actually interested in seeing, and that's surprising 'cause I don't usually watch a lot of anime.

Though I hear that it's very slow paced. Is that true?
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Re: The SNK Playmore vs Shinigeki No Kyojin Tumblr Tag Controversy

Post by Brimstone Behemoth on Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:54 pm

SkullDevil wrote:Though I hear that it's very slow paced. Is that true?
It's a lot faster than most anime shows thanks to the lack of filler at the moment. Of course that will probably change once the anime begins to catch up with the manga, but that probably won't happen for awhile at least.
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Post by SkullDevil on Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:55 pm

Bleach Behemoth wrote:
SkullDevil wrote:Though I hear that it's very slow paced. Is that true?
It's a lot faster than most anime shows thanks to the lack of filler at the moment. Of course that will probably change once the anime begins to catch up with the manga, but that probably won't happen for awhile at least.
Ah, gotcha.
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Re: The SNK Playmore vs Shinigeki No Kyojin Tumblr Tag Controversy

Post by Recursive Sweatpants on Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:32 pm

Bleach Behemoth wrote:
SkullDevil wrote:Though I hear that it's very slow paced. Is that true?
It's a lot faster than most anime shows thanks to the lack of filler at the moment. Of course that will probably change once the anime begins to catch up with the manga, but that probably won't happen for awhile at least.

The anime is on hiatus specifically so it can give the manga time to get ahead of it. It's frustrating, but at least it's better than what Naruto did by adding whole seasons of filler or what Fullmetal Alchemist did by having the anime go on a completely different track than the manga.

However, even with very little filler, the anime is slow-paced at times--they spend whole episodes without a single fight scene just to move the plot along or show character interactions--but that doesn't mean it isn't paced very well. Said episodes contain crucial information or scenes that become important later on, and they're entertaining and gripping even when the characters aren't zipping around on their 3-Dimensional Why Are We Trying To Cure Cancer We Should Be Researching How To Make Friggen These Things In Real Life Maneuvering Gear (and it makes it all the more awesome when they are doing just that).

Anyway, as far as the acronym controversy goes, I'm kinda on the fence. On the one hand, I can understand having a name that has a far more popular thing attached to it than what you're thinking of, like SNK, but on the other hand, "SNK" rolls off both the tongue and the keyboard far more easily than "AOT" does. I can understand why the Attack on Titan fans prefer the former, as I sort of do myself.

But then again, it's Tumblr. If there wasn't drama over acronym stealing, they'd find something else to stir it up with.
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Re: The SNK Playmore vs Shinigeki No Kyojin Tumblr Tag Controversy

Post by Phoenix Brave Hideki on Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:15 am

Snk is one of my favorite fighting game companies lots of good underated games, however I felt Attack on Titan was overated.
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Re: The SNK Playmore vs Shinigeki No Kyojin Tumblr Tag Controversy

Post by The Villain of Scams on Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:20 pm

Recursive Sweatpants wrote:Anyway, as far as the acronym controversy goes, I'm kinda on the fence. On the one hand, I can understand having a name that has a far more popular thing attached to it than what you're thinking of, like SNK, but on the other hand, "SNK" rolls off both the tongue and the keyboard far more easily than "AOT" does. I can understand why the Attack on Titan fans prefer the former, as I sort of do myself.

But then again, it's Tumblr. If there wasn't drama over acronym stealing, they'd find something else to stir it up with.

That's the thing though, the only reasoning behind this is that "hurr SNK sounds better than AOT" and I think that's stupid. Besides you aren't even saying it, you're typing "AOT". Nobody in real life says "hey man do you watch SNK?" they say "hey man do you watch attack on titan".
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Re: The SNK Playmore vs Shinigeki No Kyojin Tumblr Tag Controversy

Post by Saffaur on Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:39 pm

im not gonna lie

i didnt even know this existed

but then again i dont tumblr

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