Joan: Pikachu! Pikachu! Thomas: What is this? J: Pikachu? T: Pikachu, you’re evolving? J: Pikachu! T: Oh my gosh! *sounds of confusion from both* J: What’s happening to me?
T: Oh! *sounds of evolution pain* J: What the hell is happening?!
T: Aah! J: Holy sh*t! J: I’m– I think I’m dying! J: No- wait- no I’m not! J: Oh my gosh! T: Oh no.
*”Pikachu” yells in pain* T: Whoa!
Camden: Pikachu. T: Wait, aren’t you supposed to be Raichu? C: Uh… no, looks like I just got taller. J: CHARMANDER!
C: AAAH! *intro* T: What is up everybody? You have asked for it, and now we are here to deliver another episode of Real or Fake Anime. Many of you might be new to this video series. So let me give you a brief recap. A while back I had told you guys that I am a fan of anime. But there are a lot of anime out there that I do not know about and so I asked you all to challenge my knowledge of it by trying to stump me. This video’s theme: LGBTQ-themed anime, so I’m very excited about this. I have a personal vested interest in this particular genre, as many of you might guess, or many of you might not know because of my Instagram comments. Yes, I am gay! Uh- (*giggles*) There are apparently a lot of LGBTQ themed anime, and so I’m very excited to learn about more of these. Earlier on Twitter, I asked you all to send in plots to real LGBTQ-themed anime using the hashtag #TSRealAnime or plots that you just plain made up, using the hashtag #TSFakeAnime. And now it is up to me to guess whether they are real or fake. Fo. Sho. And seven years ago. If you’re interested in watching any of the previous Real or Fake Anime, you can click a link to this playlist right now. And once again, to help me play this game is… Dominic! Dominic: Hi!
T: Oh my gosh! D: How are you?
T: How the heck did you get there? D: Uh, shadow clone. (*laughs*) Dominic is gonna go through the hashtag and read out some of the prompts that you guys submitted to me. T: Dominic, are you ready for this?
D: I’m always ready. T: I love this outfit! This is fantastic. You always- D: It’s, uh… D: Junji Ito’s Uzumaki. It’s a raincoat. T: Explain. What is that? Is that an anime? D: Oh, it’s a horror manga. T: And you’ve got blue hair! D: I’ve got blue hair. T: You ARE an anime character. T: Also for this video, we have Joan here.
J: Hey. T: And also for this video, we’ve got…
(*punching noises*) J: Jesus, Camden.
T: … Camden. (*laughs*) T: So Joan has a specific role in this video. Joan… J: Which is delivering the prize… or the punishment. J: Whenever you get something wrong,
T: Mhm. J: You’re going to hear a depressing fact, a sobering reality, about our world, concerning LGBTQ issues. T: So we will be entertaining as well as- J: Just a smack in the face with reality.
T: Mm. J: But whenever you get something right,
T: Mhm. J: [suggestively] You will be rewarded handsomely. (*giggling*) T: With what? J: You’ll see. T: Does this reward have anything to do with that list of handsome men you asked me to provide? J: Maybe. (*even more cute giggling*) J: We’ll find out.
T: We’ll find out! I like it. So Joan will be our showgirl for this video. (*Joan wolf-whistles*) T: Let’s do this! Ooh. This is great. This is what everybody’s been missing the first six episodes. D: Yeah, this is what I’ve been doing the entire time.
T: Dominic’s just been over there… D: For all Real or Fake Anime.
T: …posing for everything. So I’m ready to be a little bit more woke. I don’t know- J: Woke? Unlike you–the– unlike– Let me start over. J: Woke? Unlike how you were when we were watching that horror movie the other night, and you kept insisting that you didn’t fall asleep, J: when you absolutely did.
T: I wasn’t asleep! J: Was he asleep, Camden? T: I WASN’T asleep. J: Camden, he was asleep. T: I wasn’t asleep. (*everyone laughs*) J: Talyn was comparing you to like, a grandparent who falls asleep and was like “I’m not asleep!” T: Alright, Dominic. Hit me with the first one. D: A prince on the way to his wedding gets KIDNAPPED by a pirate captain, and was forced to join him on a quest to find five keys, while falling in love with him in the progress. T: I… love that.
T: Alright. Wait. T: I got the ability to… to draw waves. Right? ‘Cause it’s a pirate I drew the keys like… um…. D: Keyblades.
T: Like keyblades. J: Like lives.
T: Like a little mini Keyblade. I really like the concept. I think five keys — it’s a great mission. I love the idea that he was on his way to a wedding but then, you know, somebody got swooped up- It feels like it would be a Disney movie. T: Y’know–
D: Almost like Stockholm Syndrome, though. D: Seeing as he’s forced on the quest…
T: Okay. Well, he does get forced on the quest. I’m not sure. You’ve definitely made me rethink… It. (*laughs*) Just because I would like to see this anime, I’m gonna say real. D: Fake! T: Oh sh- That’s really disappointing. And that’s not a great way to start this video out. (*laughs*) Alright. Shoot. Who made that? D: That was Emma.
T: Emma. Well. Well done, Emma. D: Thank you though.
T: Yeah. Thank– (*laughs*) D: Dramatic zoom-in.
J: (*sound*) T: Alright, Joan.
J: Fact number one: Homosexual relationships are still a crime in 72 countries. T: Seventy-two?! J: Yeah. T: Right out the gate, I’m- I’m depressed.
J: (*laughs*) Alright, bring it on. Second one, let’s do this. D: Second prompt. Two boys fall in love in high school because one spent years stalking the other. One moves away after a few weeks of dating and ten years later, the stalker is now working for the other. The boss has promised to make the stalker fall in love again. And stuff happens. T: And stuff happens. Alright, so, wait- two boys. J: You should draw two arrows coming out of the corners of their heads so that we know for sure that they’re boys. T: Oh… Alright. So they’re definitely boys. One is stalking the other like that? So this person stalked this person, then the other person was like “That’s cute”, and then they started dating, and then that person was like “See you later, I’m moving” but then this person caught up with this person and now works for that person? J: This is the trope that’s known as “stalking as romance”. It’s very- it’s- it’s not a good trope; it’s very problematic. T: It’s weird, because it feels like it promotes that sort of behavior. Yes, Stranger Things, true. Okay, so the end of the prompt says “and stuff happens”. So I kind of feel like this is- what Joan said- this is kind of a trope that sometimes happens. I feel like if there were stuff that happened, they’d be a little bit more specific, so I would actually say they didn’t have the room to say the whole plot, So I feel like this is real. D: It is real. T: Oh my gosh. (*laughs*)
D: This one’s a little hard to pronounce. T: Okay.
D: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi J: Congratulations on getting your first one correct. T: I get a prize! J: You get a prize, it’s Zac Efron! T: Oh my gosh! J: It’s Zac Efron T: Aw! T: It’s a cute little bear. J: Yeah, so you can cuddle up to him. T: It’s adorable. I’m…half hesitant about this game because on the one hand, you get a little nice little stuffed animal like this, but on the other hand, everybody will kind of, like, know who I have crushes on. That’s gonna be a learning experience for everybody. I like this much more than sobering facts about the world. (*laughs*) All right, Dominic. D: An asexual girl and her gay friend set off in search of their missing trans friend. There are too many feels. T: Well, yeah, somebody’s missing. That’s not good for anybody in any sexuality or gender. We have an asexual What’s the whole cast? D: An asexual, a gay friend, and they’re looking for their missing trans friend. T: A- A gay friend, and they’re looking for their missing trans friend. Honestly, this is not a very creative…drawing. They’re just people J: That looks like they’re both questioning. T: They’re both questioning where their friend is. J: Oh, gotcha. T: I’m gonna say that that’s fake. D: It is fake! T: Is it? D: Yes. T: Whoo! D: It’s from Nightmare Eyes. They also said that they liked my cosplay so thank you. T: Oh my gosh! Good cosplay. J: You know what that means, Thomas! T: I get another stuffed animal! J: You get yourself the classy, the foxy, Idris Elba! T: Oh my gosh, Idris Elba, sexiest man alive! And it’s- he’s on a very cute fox body. He is pretty foxy. J: Yeah, he’s a foxy man. T: I like it. Thank you, Idris, I mean Joan. (*Thomas and Joan giggle*) T: I’m liking these prizes. This is fantastic. Look at those eyes. J: Yeah, no. T: Look at the eyes, Camden. J: You should put- Yeah, train it on him. T: I don’t have the royalties for that, Dominic. J: Play it for like a second. ♪Bette Davis Eyes plays for a second♪ T: Thank you. All right. D: An extremely powerful psychic aro/ace boy with social anxiety attempts to hide psychic powers while using them every day to get his friends out of predicaments. T: Oh, that sounds cool. Okay. Oh is this? Are we running out of purple? wE CAn’t bE RUnnIng OUt oF PUrpLE! C: Not on the gay episode! T: Not on the gay episode! Those are- That’s not that he smells – that’s just the telekinesis. Aro ace boy. D: With social anxiety. T: With social anxiety? That’s never fun. I don’t know how to depict that, that’s- Oh, no, I kinda do. This is Virgil hanging out over here, or whoever his equivalent of Virgil is. His personification of- of anxiety. He’s got his hand on his head. Just looming over him, and then- D: Attempts to hide their psychic powers while using them every day to get his friends out of predicaments. T: Right. D: Like That’s So Raven. T: But with telekinesis. That’s interesting. I like it. He’s got a lot going on. As much- I think this would be really cool but I still feel it’s a little generic so I’m gonna go ahead and say it’s fake. D: It’s real. T: That’s real? Oh, I’m so glad to hear that. Wait, what is it? D: Saki K. T: Camden- Camden just added the, uh, little antennae that actually exists in the anime. Wait, so this is bad because I got it- I’m glad that it’s a real anime, but now we have another fact that we have to deliver. J: Yeah. (*Thomas giggles*) J: According to a 2012 study, almost half of the 1.6 million homeless young people identify as being part of the LGBTQ+ community. T: Aw. J: A- A figure, which becomes a lot more alarming when you consider that LGBT youth only makes up an estimated 7% of the population. T: Oh my gosh. These are really succeeding in bringing the room down. (*laughs*) Gosh. J: Yeah, they- they make up for almost half of the (T: Yeah!) homeless youth. But there’s- They’re way, way less than half of the population. T: Alright Dominic, hit me with another one. I want to get another stuffed animal. D: Alright, two best friends in high school who feel they’re growing apart. They start kissing in secret as a way to express their friendship to each other, but realize that they like each other, and start kissing more often as a gesture of love. T: I mean… who hasn’t been there before, right? (*laughs*) When you start realizing that you, uh, might like your friend, you’re like, “Why don’t we just kiss each other? You know, just for fun?” Okay. So, I’m conflicted. Two friends. They start growing apart. T&D: (*singsong*) Five feet apart cause they’re not gay. T: (*singsong*) But then they start kissing and they might be gay. They’re growing apart, BUT they’re like “No, let’s bring each other back together with a nice kiss.” Kiss of friendship because, you know, that happens. But that’s- okay so but- the the kisses- the kisses started- they started realizing they like each other. D: Yeah. T: Right? Okay. My confliction originates from the fact, like, this totally could be an anime but it also could definitely just be somebody who is, like, “This is relatable” or maybe they, not to single out the person who tweeted this, but, like, maybe currently has a little bit of a crush on their friend. I’m very, very conflicted about this. I’m gonna I’m just gonna say it was something relatable that they felt and say it’s fake. D: It’s real! T: Oh my gosh! D: Sakura Trick. That was tweeted by the Fabulous Humanoid Cat. T: Well, they Sakura Trick-ed me, and here’s Joan. J: I decided I don’t like doing this. 🙁
(*Thomas laughs*) J: This is one that you’re all aware of, probably. In the spring of this year, the Department of Health and Human Services drafted a memo proposing to establish a legal definition of sex under title nine, defining it as “A person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.” The memo reads, “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate as originally issued shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.” T: We are gonna fight that sh*t. J: It’s not something that’s passed yet but there’s a memo that was written that was drafted back in spring and everyone really heard about it like a couple weeks ago. T: Right. Okay! Let’s freakin’ do this, I want another stuffed animal! D: An overzealous girl stalks her ex-boyfriend and his new male partner around trying to find out how to spot a gay man so that she doesn’t make the same mistake twice. The guys like video games, sports, and going fishing together, and she never considers he could be bi. T: Oh my gosh. (*laughs*) Wait, okay, so there’s an over-sell it- overzealous girl who’s stalking her ex boyfriend- All this stalking! Okay, frickin’, alright. Overzealous girl stalks the ex-boyfriend who’s now with another boy. D: And trying to find out how she can spot, like, a gay man so she doesn’t, like, end up with another one. T: Dude. (*laughs*) T: They like sports. This is a little ball because I’m- I’m sure that people use balls in sports. They have a video game- And fishing! Meanwhile, she’s fishing for men. (*all laugh*)
T: I kinda see it happ- is this real? D: Is that your final answer? T: Yes. D: It’s fake. (*loud groan of frustration*) D: Ligua- LinguaPhilliax. T: That’s the Twitter user? D: Yes. T: Well you guys are really good at stumping me this time around. And I’m – I’m loving – I’m loving it. All right Joan, come on. J: Here’s the next fact. Approximately 8% of lesbian, gay, and bisexual Individuals, and nearly 27% of transgender individuals report being denied needed health care outright. T: Oh my gosh, that just makes me mad. J: Yeah. T: Frickin’- Let’s do something about this sh*t. Alright, next up. D: A young college boy moves in with his brother’s best friend who has been in love with his brother for a long time. Then his brother gets married, and while the boy consoles his new roommate, romance ensues. T: Oh my gosh. Wait. There is a guy. He has a crush on his friend’s brother, right? This guy is in love with this guy’s brother. Let’s- Let’s say that he’s older. And this guy gets married. This guy consoles this guy and then in the process of that, they develop a little bit of relationship. I- I’m just gonna trust my instincts and say this is real D: Real anime! T: YES!
J (off-screen): Yay! T: YES!!!! Oh my gosh! Thank God! (*giggle*) Thank God. J: You get Ezra Miller! T: AAAA!!!! Yes, thank you. J: Look how cute he is! T: That’s adorable! On a rainbow- D: Alpaca. T: Alpaca? J: Alright, let’s hear about the anime. D: I don’t have any information. It’s just called Junjo Romantica. J: Oh.
(*Joan and Thomas laugh*) T: Camden is over there cradling the Zac Efron teddy bear right now, and Idris Elba. Those aren’t yours. I won them. T: Next week, we’re gonna be joined with a different camera person. No! No, I’m gonna hold onto it for at least the prompt. D: A noble prince had to choose between 18 princesses, all of which were beautiful and kind. T&D: But(?) (*laughs*) D: But his eyes were set on someone different. A simple servant boy with the heart of a sweet child and the looks of the most handsome man alive. Will he get the boy of his dreams, or not? T: Okay, here you go Camden. Here’s Ezra. You hold on to Ezra for a second. Here’s a princess times eighteen. Here’s the prince That’s not a crown. He’s just he’s got really wacky bed hair right now. How did they describe the boy? D: The boy? A simple servant with the heart of a sweet child and the looks of the most handsome man alive. T: The heart of a sweet child? J: That’s kinda weird. T: You have the heart of a- of a small child. Okay, but then he’s got rugged good looks. And then he’s got like a strong, rugged chin. (*deep voice*) It’s I, the simple servant with the heart of a child. (*interrupts Joan with laughing*) (*more laughing*) T: His eyes are for- whoop- go right between the number and the princess to that one. Wow, wow, WOW. Alright- (*Camden is laughing offscreen*)
T: … for my servant? Listen! That, in medieval ages, is a very, very refined looking uh…handsome man. I’m gonna go ahead and say 18 is so specific. I feel like there could be a little bit more- It’s not weird enough. So I’m gonna go ahead and say this is fake. D: It’s fake! T: YEAH! MMMMMMM! I get another stuffed animal! Are my pits sweaty? J: You get Manny Jacinto! T: Oh my gosh! That’s ador- You picked a great picture of Manny. That’s… adorable. Thank you for this one. I’m really glad I got Manny. Who’s the user? Trinity Harris. Thank you, Trinity. Manny says thank you, too. Just ignore these eyes. Those are Manny’s side eyes. (*giggles*) Alright, Dominic. Next prompt. D: Next prompt! Psychic teens in a pansexual society, (T: Ooh) face a school where violating the moral code of conduct means death by demon cat. Also, rat people start a slave rebellion. Also, also, murder monsters outside town might be just people who fled demon cats. T: We’re done? D: Yes. J: If that’s not real, I’m so disappointed. T: So different psychic teens- psychic teens. I’m gonna use the antennae from the previous anime to denote that they’re telekinesis. In a pansexual society, so just- T: I don’t have yellow. So this just denotes the society. And love- Love is love. They love who they want to. Here’s the demon cat, just peering out from beyond the school. We have these rat people. J: So they’re tiny like rats. T: Yeah. Okay, this is a shadow. And, you’ve got tiny little eyes peeping out from the shadows. I think this is one of my best masterpieces. I took the time- – and I did the crime.
D: You did your time and you want out.
(*Camden laughs*) T: I’m gonna be upset if this is not real. Is it real? D: It’s real! T: Holy smokes! It’s real and we’re watching that one! D: From the New World. T: From the New World is the name of it? D: Yes. T: Oh, that sounds fun. J: You get Oscar Isaac! T: Ah!!!…YAY! On a panda.
J: Yeah. T: I like this. This is doubly cute for both reasons. J: Pandas are closer relatives to raccoons than brown bears. T: Joan is just loading us up with good knowledge. (J: Yeah.) I feel good. That anime exists and this exists. What? No! Not yet, Camden. Not yet. (*mighty Dad sneeze*) If you damage Ezra…I see the face falling off. J: Zac’s face is falling off. T: Camden, if you can’t hold them correctly, I’m gonna have to take Ezra, and Zac Efron, away from you. J: Yeah, there you go, his face was all pressed up against your arm.
C: I’m sorry, (*Thomas laughs*) J: I want his face pressed all over against my *** ****!
(*all laugh*) T: I’m having a lot of fun with this video. Anyway, Dominic, let’s go. D: Two step-sisters meet in the worst possible way. Only to later realize they live together now. They share intimate moments before eventually falling in love. T: Okay, wh- Oh- oh- oh- oh- oh- oh. Wh- Okay, okay. So there’s two stepsisters, BUT they meet under unfortunate circumstances, right?
D: Yes. They meet and they clash. I’m gonna give one of these stepsisters short hair to vary my artistic style. So this is- this is a nerve, cause they struck a nerve. Not- they’re not telecommunicating to each other. But then they’re like, “Uh oh!” They’re living in a house together because, I believe, one of each of their parents fell in love. This is the gay version of Clueless. J: Yeah, gay Clueless! T: Gay Clueless! The last one was real, the one before that was fake. I’m trying to play game theory on this. I can see this happening. So I’m gonna say real. D: It’s real! T: Oh my God! Anyway- D: I’m actually familiar with this one. It’s called Citrus. T: It’s called Citrus?
(D: Citrus.) Oooh! J: Well guess what you get! You get another Star Wars boy, John Boyega!!! T: Oh my! Yes! Heck yes! And on a really big ol’ fluffy dog. J: Look what he did to Ezra! Look what Camden did to Ezra! T: Camden, you don’t get any more of my guys. J: You can’t have them anymore! T: How dare you? (*Thomas giggles*)
J: Yeah!….Yeah! The best one! T: That’s one too many. J: Shut the f*ck up!
(*Thomas giggles*) T: Camden? J: Give me Idris! C: NOOO!!!! J: I’m gonna Idris Elba you in the face!
(*Thomas giggles*) C: I just killed one! D: Actually, I think having them all in the couch back there is probably the- T:I do like that. Look at all these handsome men on my couch. D: A boy who fights robots and angels- T: This guy! Not ro- not angels, but robots. Sorry. We get so off-track in this video. D: So a boy who fights robots and angels is also dealing with his sexuality and his messed-up relationship with his father. T: Oh, wow. D: Hold up, think about it. (T: Here, Let’s go ahead and place-) Can you guess before Thomas does? Real or fake? T: Okay, let’s see here. It’s a boy and he’s fighting robots. Boop boop be boop. Oh gosh, I smudged. T & C: Bo do do bo ba do do do. Robots and angels? What did this dude do to like make both of these things mad? And he’s struggling with his sexuality. There’s Ezra. T: Aw. T: Here’s the boy’s father over here, which I definitely left enough room for. He’s got a disapproving look on his face. He’s just like, “What are you doing over there questioning your sexuality and battling angels and robots. I mean, come on. When I was your age-” J: “When I was your age, I was just b****** my d*** to my mom’s Cosmo magazines.
(*Joan and Thomas both laugh*) T (quietly): Oh, my… T: So, here’s what makes me think it’s fake. These are two very conflicting things even though that would be really cool to watch, but also I feel like the sexuality thing was tacked on at the end. So for those reasons I’m going to guess that it is fake. D: It’s real! T: Re- Really? J: Aw sh*t! D: This is Neon Genesis Evangelion, and I (T: It is?!) I never thought of it in this way: towards the end of the series, they introduced a character and there is some homosexual uh, tensions were- T: Really? D: Yeah. J: Well, here we go. In December of last year, all of the members of the presidential advisory council on HIV AIDS were fired by the Trump administration. T: Yeah. No, I definitely knew about that one and that pisses me off. J: Ah, yeah.
T: I don’t know what else is – could – could be said about that (J: Yeah.) other than it’s Unreal. Alright!
(*Joan laughs off-screen.*) J: Here we go! T: Here we go! J: Hit me with another anime, Dominic! T: This is- probably the tone of this video is so conflicting. (*laughs*) D: Okay, next prompt. An uncommon love between a human and a vampire (T: Oh boy!) Where the vampire is a bottom. (*Thomas giggles*) This is uncommon in the realm and all vampires are tops, and any vampire that isn’t is a disgrace. T: Obviously he’s talking about the- the fangs are on the bottom of his mouth. Most vampires the fangs are at the top of their mouths. T: Clearly.
J: They’re like “You look like a f*cking orc!” (*laughing*) T: I will choose to go with THAT definition when I’m drawing. There’s my vampire with the the under-bite. And all the other vampires are just like “Come on, now.” Now, I don’t know because anime can be really strange and there’s a lot of vampire anime out there. (*exhales deeply*) I’m gonna say real. D: So- It is real, but it’s a manga. And I thought I’d throw in- T: That’s. Not. AN ANIME! (*glass breaking sound effect*) T: I guess I gotta say that it’s right and also I don’t really mind getting another one right because- Because I get a stuffed animal. J: It means you get Ryan Gosling penguin! T: Oh my gooosh! J: Look at his little tummy! T: Look at that. I would think that he also can do that lift from Crazy Stupid Love. J: Oh my gosh- do it- Record it, Camden. T: (*singing*) I’ve had the time of my life, and I owe it all to you. C & J: Give him a kiss! Give him a kiss! *kiss* T: And it’s called, what? D: Blood Bank. T: It’s called Blood Bank. I just love it ’cause that’s so weird. The vampires are like “You cannot be a bottom. We are Twenty One Pilots only.” T-O-P, top. J: Oh okay. T: I think that every time I see their- their band name abbreviated. (*Joan giggles*) It’s like, that band is a top. Okay, well, we learned something about a manga. Well, everyone, believe it or not, we’ve only reached halfway through the events of the night we recorded this, SO, be prepared for part TWO of Real or FAKE ANIME?? – LGBTQ+ EDITION! coming at you very soon. What other handsome stuffed animals will I get? What other sobering facts will we learn? Who knows? But in the meantime if you’re interested in my previous videos, click over here. If you’re new to the channel and would like to subscribe, click down here. And if you’re interested in becoming a Featured Fander, click down here. That is it, and until next time, Take it easy guys, gals, and non-binary pals! Peace out! I wasn’t asleep. (*laughing*) J: Look, I didn’t make the movie, Thomas, I’m not offended that you fell asleep during Animal Creation (maybe). No, but I remember everything, I’m half joking but also half, like, I didn’t- I didn’t fall asleep! I remember that movie. J: That black portion during the middle 30 minutes was weird. J: I thought it was weird when I peed my pants at the school in the movie. T: Getting roasted for five minutes on the camera.