Popular Anime Actor Asks Fans To Wash Before His Concert

A young man is bathing in a large shower.

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cow traditions And concerts can be a lot of fun, a great way to meet like-minded people and share your love for something with others. They also have a reputation for smelling bad, as some of the attendees may not be taking care of themselves as well as you might hope… or even taking a bath at all in some cases. So, a popular singer and voice actor has decided to kindly, sweetly ask anime fans who come to his next concert to at least take a goddamn bath before they arrive.

The few conventions I’ve been to have been mostly fun experiences where I’ve bought cool artwork. i saw a great cosplayand I even took part in a few panels that I found interesting. But none of that could change the fact that, yes, nerds, geeks, anime lovers, actors, and other sweaty people piled into one space for an entire weekend, and that every place has a scent. This is not a new phenomenon. People have been dealing with this problem for years, with some people even writing survival guides on how to deal with smelly anime or game cons. So it’s nice to see someone with influence and popularity taking a preemptive move to tackle this stinky problem.

As first reported by inside informationanime voice actor and singer Rie Takahashi He tweeted a hand-drawn guide to help fans better enjoy his first concert, which took place late last month. 29-year-old actress—best known for her roles Genshin Effect And Seiyu’s Life!– reportedly gave some sensible advice, such as bringing a spare battery for your phone and storing valuables in a small, secure bag. However, he also added a section that politely asks fans to wash and clean themselves before coming to the performance.

bottom right handmade infographic, Takahashi drew a person cutting their nails and washing with soap and water. He explained that this would help avoid bothering other people with bad body odor. One fan responded by saying that due to the injury they would not be able to take a bath and would use perfume instead. Takashi pointed out that some people do not like harsh perfume smells, and suggested that they use wet wipes to clean themselves.

Now, you may be prepared for me to explain how a group of fans harassed him at the suggestion that he should take a bath and take care of themselves, but apparently that’s not the case. Most fans seemed impressed by his well-drawn guide and found the bathroom instructions amusing.

To be honest, most of his fans seemed happy to be performing live at the concert and didn’t take the guide’s advice as an insult. Also, many of his fans might understand that geek-oriented conventions and concerts have a history of body odor, which is an issue. So Takahashi wasn’t being rude. It could even help make her concert a little more fun for her fans. And if that’s the case, give this woman a medal.



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