Blogs 4 Brownback

September 28, 2007

Anime Encourages Murder; Updates: More Murders

A Blogs 4 Brownback Investigative Report

Higurashi AxeWhat Is Anime?

Many of you are probably aware of Japanese anime (Japanese animation or Japanimation) because of popular kids shows like Pokemon, Speed Racer or Star Blazers. Prior to release in the west, these shows have been cleaned up from their original violent and sexually explicit hentai (perverted) form which most Japanese cartoons seem to take. Fortunately these shows are edited and redubbed without all the violent and sexual content when they are released in the United States.

Make no mistake about it though: unlike in America, in Japan cartoons aren’t just for children. Probably due to the high cost of big budget live-action productions, a number of programs are produced for Japanese adults in the animation format. Often these are shown late at night to keep them away from children, but even the cartoons shown to children are violent, sexual in nature and make numerous references to magic and demons with no mention of G-d or Jesus. That’s because most Asians do not believe in G-d, but rather in primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism (paganism).

NOTE: Be sure to see the list of terms at the end of this article.

Higurashi LogoHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (When they Cry) and Violence

Recently a couple of gruesome events took place in Japan which require the attention of parents in Japan and the world, including the United States. In usually peaceful Japan, violent acts mimicking an anime have rightly shocked the Japanese public and caused a number of television stations to suspend broadcast of the anime series.

Tokai Television Broadcasting Co. (Tokai TV) has decided to cancel screenings of the anime “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai” because of violent scenes it contains, it has been learned.

The broadcaster made the decision following an incident in which a Kyoto Prefectural Police officer was murdered in an ax attack by his 16-year-old daughter. The anime contains a scene in which a girl is pictured swinging an ax, and after Tokai TV received information about the anime from viewers, it decided to cancel the program.

Higurashi MangaI had read elsewhere that the girl was an aspiring mangaka (manga, Japanese comic book, artist). So it is pretty simple to conclude that she was heavily into anime and manga. The image on the right comes from the Higurashi manga – it’s quite similar to the crime (click the image to enlarge).

This troubling incident took place last week. It’s still newsworthy however, since it’s not an isolated case. Although another similar incident has occurred since then, it seems the series (24 30-minute episodes) is continuing anyway.

The 12th episode of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai murder mystery anime aired on TV Tama in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture, Sun TV in Hyogo Prefecture, and Chiba TV in Chiba Prefecture on early Tuesday morning, despite the episode’s earlier preempting on two other stations due to an axe murder case – and despite the news reports of a second axe murder attempt.

Here’s how they report the second incident, inspired by this horrible anime series containing gratuitous violence committed by children:

Officials in the Nagano Prefecture city of Tatsuno received an emergency phone call at around 2:05 a.m. Monday morning from a woman who said, “My child wounded my husband.” They found the 44-year-old husband bleeding from his head at the family’s residence. About twenty minutes later, the second oldest son, a 15-year-old third-year junior high student, voluntarily appeared at a nearby police station and reportedly said, “I struck my father with an axe.” Police arrested him for attempted murder.

What is Higurashi?

It seems the anime is based on a Japanese-only murder simulation computer game written by doujin (amateurs) group 07th Expansion and sold to ravenous otakus (obsessed anime geeks and loners) at Comiket (Comic Market, an unauthorized annual gathering of otaku, obsessed anime fans, and amateur artists in Tokyo, Japan). Here’s a brief description of the game:

Higurashi - Axe Hostage“The game is about a series of mysterious deaths in a mountain village. A young girl protagonist is suffering trauma from the divorce of her parents. She uses a hatchet to kill her enemies.”

That’s a great message to send, isn’t it? And its fans cite Higurashi (“When They Cry”) as a kewl show about “killer lolis.” Loli refers to lolita, meaning a very young and sexually active girl, inspired by the perverse and notorious novel Lolita written in 1955 by Vladimir Nabakov.

I have discovered through researching this article that there are a number of fans of this disturbing series beyond Japan’s borders. In fact, English speaking fans from all over the world were collectively crying about not being able to get their violence fix when a recent episode didn’t air (due to the axe murder).

How can this be? Hardly anyone outside of Japan has any reason to learn Japanese. Further investigation revealed an underground distribution network. Read on.

Anime and “Fansubbing”

Higurashi - CrowsIt turns out that there are a group of criminals, known euphemistically as “fansubbers” who routinely pirate hentai (perverted) and ecchi (adult) anime when it airs in Japan. Computer files containing the captured video, known by insiders as raws, appear on illicit websites immediately after broadcast.

Fansubbers quickly translate the dialogue into English and add subtitles using computer software. They then release this dangerous material, without permission, to the world on numerous clandestine websites which hungry anime fans (including lots of impressionable children) enthusiastically download and watch secretively.

An objectionable show can air in Japan and be available as a fansub (fan subtitled video) within 24 hours! Using “file sharing” (piracy) software such as BitTorrent (or BT), these fansubbed anime episodes can be downloaded in less than an hour. That’s a pretty impressive turnaround.

It can take months for a legitimate American company to clean up and redub offensive raw anime into a form more suitable for western audiences. But anime fans want “pure” and uncut material that would otherwise never be allowed to be viewed outside of the perverted otaku subculture in Japan.

Higurashi - ChanceThe reason this is important is that children have access to this material and may be collecting it and watching it without their parents’ knowledge. And for good reason. Anime often contains graphic sex, intense violence and rampant perversion involving young pre-teen girls. These cartoons are not suitable for children.

Check your child’s computer for anime and anime terms, TODAY. Your child could become an otaku, a furry and even a murderer if not a sexual deviant. Don’t let it happen to you!

The Otaku (obsessive anime fan) Problem

Otakus are not harmless geeks. Even the Japanese people look down on these losers who are mostly segregated to Akihabara/Akiba, also known as the otaku mecca. A number of otaku in Japan have turned to rape and murder as an outlet for their perversions. Many of these deviants are not able to interact with normal people and often develop obsessive and unnatural desires and interests.

Guinea Pig filmCase in point: Tsutomu Miyazaki, the otaku murderer. He was inspired in part by the Japanese snuff film series Guinea Pig and reenacted some of the repulsive acts depicted in “Flower of Flesh and Blood.”

WARNING: do not follow the Guinea Pig links above unless you have a strong stomach and no sense of empathy.

Conclusion

I hope this information, while not related to politics in general and Sam Brownback in particular, is useful to those of you with children and husbands who may find themselves seduced by anime. It may look cute or like kiddie cartoons, but there is sickness just below the surface. Like internet pornography, Japanese anime can be addictive and destructive.

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List of useful terms from this article:

  • anime (ann-ee-may) – Japanese animation (Japanimation)
  • Comiket (commie-keht), CM – Comic Market, an annual gathering of otaku and doujin artists in Tokyo, Japan
  • doujin (dough-jin) – amateur self-published works (esp. manga, novels, computer games, etc.)
  • ecchi (etch-ee) – lewd or naughty, shorthand for hentai (ecchi means h, the first letter in the word hentai)
  • fansub (fan-sub) – anime video with Japanese dialogue and unauthorized English subtitles made by fans and available for download
  • file sharing – euphemism for software piracy (including music and video files)
  • furry (fur-ee) – perverts who enjoy dressing up in furry costumes (similar to Disneyland mascots) and having sex with modified stuffed animals
  • hentai (hen-tie), hen, H – sexually perverted, weird
  • loli (lolly), lolita – young girl (4-12), usually in a sexual context
  • otaku (o-tah-koo) – obsessive anime and manga fan, usually a geeky loner, isolated from the world and human contact
  • manga (mang-gah) – Japanese comic books

Further Reading

  • Who Is an Otaku? a recent article in The Daily Yomiuri
  • Figure Moe Zoku (Action figure gang of budding fetishists), a term coined by Japanese journalist Akihiro Otani, who understands better than anyone else that otaku are potential criminals, based on several high profile crimes perpetrated by these misfits.

Update: The third anime-inspired crime occurred today!

a 15 year old student at a private high school in Kagawa Prefecture attacked a classmate with a 16.5 cm wide-bladed knife

Update 2: Another anime/manga related murder. But since it happened in Belgium nobody will notice, and if they do, they won’t really care much about it.

La Dernière Heure…reports that two identical messages linked to the Death Note manga were left near severed body parts that were discovered Friday afternoon in the forest of Belgium’s Duden Park. According to the newspaper, the two paper sheets both say “Watashi wa Kira dess,” an apparent misspelling of the Japanese phrase “Watashi wa Kira desu,” or “I am Kira (Killer).” This is a catchphrase from writer Tsugumi Ooba and artist Takeshi Obata’s Death Note suspense manga series, in which a high school boy discovers a notebook which allows him to kill people by writing their names in it.

Update 3: Higurashi’s 13th episode has aired and I viewed it as promised in the comment thread. I said I would apologize if fewer than three people were killed in the episode which was chosen entirely at random. I win.

NOTE: Do not read the next paragraph if you don’t want me to spoil it for you.

The body count: 5 children were bloodily gunned down in cold blood by a crazed girl/woman who really seemed to enjoy her work, 1 young girl was gutted like a fish, in a crimson splash of blood, while still alive, and a village of 2,000 residents were rounded up and gassed to death. A number of people were tasered, hit with a bat or struck by a rather large axe/cleaver. But it’s not violent! On the bright side Rena, the infamous axe/cleaver girl used the blunt edge of her blade this time. But it didn’t help her much in the end.

Make no mistake: this show is NOT for children. It’s probably not even suitable for adults. Just like Dokoro-chan, featuring an “angel” who clubs her friend to death, Higurashi is a show to be avoided at all costs.

Update 4: You can sample this series, Higurashi Naku no Koro ni for yourself, if you are curious, starting from episode 1 of the first series, which aired last year. It is in Japanese with English subtitles. I don’t recommend this for children, so if you are under 21, don’t click the link.

Japanese Anime Gang BangerUpdate 5: Anime also appears to encourage gang activity. The image to the right was sent in by a reader. Notice how the young lady is flashing gang signs? Apparently she is a huge anime and “say-you” fan. Those signs are similar to the ones you’d find in the hood.
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See also: A B4B Christmas warning about the Nintendo DS , a report on furries, and watch for the upcoming B4B Investigation into the evil inherent in video games. For now, see this expose on Video Game Perversion. It will chill you to your soul.

– Psycheout

1,266 Comments »

  1. i disagree with most of the things on this blog but yeah weeaboos and furries should be sterilized and imprisoned for the greater good

    Comment by VERY GAY MAN — September 28, 2007 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

  2. I just saw this Japanes movie, “Battle Royale”. It was really good, you should check it out. I think you’d approve of the government in it.

    Comment by Salmo — September 28, 2007 @ 11:03 pm | Reply

  3. Blogs4Brownback, my son recently decided to become a “scientist” and locks himself away in his room for hours at a time. I recently walked in on him and to my shock he was naked and pleasuring himself to this Darwinist Pornography!

    http://satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas.ytmnd.com/

    Please highlight this disturbing problem, let’s see the Helioleftists defend this filth!!

    Comment by Darwinism Opposer — September 29, 2007 @ 12:41 am | Reply

    • … You’re obviously an idiot.

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 5:50 am | Reply

    • I mean, seriously, what does that have to do with “Darwinism”? I propose that that site was set up either as a joke, in order to make “Darwinism” look bad with this kind of comment, or by another imbecile. I also Propose that you’re a liar.

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 6:27 am | Reply

    • 1. If scientists didn’t exist, you wouldn’t have your computer to post stupid comments on the internet, which also wouldn’t exist, or did you think that one day god sent cars, computers, the internet, airplanes, trains, medicine, etc. down from Heaven?
      2. Evolution has, at this point, been proven, there’s actually a nice documentary on how over a matter of years, the evolution of finches in the Galapagos was observed.

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 6:35 am | Reply

  4. I’m completely speechless how this blog entry could be so filled of prejudice about anime in general.

    let me tell you about something first:
    Before getting on your high horse of violence and such, if you actually read the comments and the like, Higurashi (and most “violent” anime), condemn violence by itself. Heck, the violent/gore content doesn’t represent more than 10% of the whole series. If you are actually convinced of this “malicious” aspect of this series, just because of some “killer lolis”, That pretty much proves the poor coverage of media, wich didn’t bother with other aspect, as favoured trust and friendship.
    That said, I felt your claim offensive, as people dontt cry because they didn’t get their “violence shot”. They “cried” because the media caused another prejudice. The series (and even the episode delayed) didn’t get much if not anything violent or graphic.

    “vicious and perverted otaku subculture” ? I’m wondering if “otaku” in general is “more perverted” than anything else. Do you actually know that “hentai” (since most people are going to classify animes with these) represent not even 5% of the whole anime culture?

    If you are outraged by “pirate”, think that it isn’t nothing compared to the sheer amount of crack, warez sites, offering easely movies, commercial softwares etc. Piratery is a core issue in internet, not something specific.
    I will also add that most fansubbers stop the distribution of their subbed series when a US company buy the license of this series.
    And also, if you actually pay attention on this market, fansubs also deal a positive effect on it, because companies don’t exactly have the time, nor the budget to advertize their licenses. Therefore, previous coverage on fansubs can lead to a stimulated effect for the market, as people are convinced or not, and then buy the official series.
    You are also outdated: most series are simply uncut in their standards. The only exceptions are prime shows for kids, simply because they are aired on TV.
    But that is exactly the issue why fans dislike it, because many things are cut down without any true reason (example: cigaret in One Piece turned into lolipop). Is that logic, compared to the sheer amount of violence nowadays?

    That is the issue if you ask me: why blaming anime, where even a kid can find porn and the such by himself? what about the horrible reportages, TV interviews, showing battlefield of Irak etc? What about the news about rapes, heavyarms assaults etc?
    This is ridiculous as you are blaming a sub media, while a much bigger one is much more graphic and REAL.
    Even young kid actually knows anime are FICTION. However, even movies are much more realist than any anime, leading to madfest etc.
    Remember the massacre of Colorado, because of Matrix? Well…?

    Oh yeah, another point: Miyazaki Tsutomu wasn’t an otaku. The “large collection of immoral and hentai anime collections” was an exaggerated fact created by tabloids, and psychologists concluded that his murders have nothing to do with his hobbies (which weren’t perverted)
    Unfortunately, the horrible coverage of the media just condemned the anime culture, such prejudice because of misinformation and narrow mindness.

    see the point?
    If you are that frightened of the impact of “bad anime”, I believe you should actually cut every media from your children, and live, casted away from society.
    Joke aside, you are condemning something you barely have any notion or knowledge, and you are just using bad points from many places from your “research” for your advantage.

    Comment by klashikari — September 29, 2007 @ 3:08 am | Reply

    • Thank you, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

      Comment by Zean — June 3, 2010 @ 9:04 pm | Reply

      • indeed. And I as an “Otaku”, as basic a term that this Politic chooses to use, am greatly offended by all his claims of Otakus being perverse and displaying violent behavior. In fact when I was a kid I was beaten senseless by the kids who watched nothing but American slasher flicks, and all because I liked Anime and Manga. All of the claims that have been made in this ‘blog’ are unfounded and nonsensical. I’ve grown up watching Anime, whether violent or not, and everyday that I go out into the world I do every thing I can to help the people around me. In fact out of all of the people I’ve met in my life, it is the Otakus that are the most kindhearted, friendly, and helpful people I know.

        Comment by Alexander Gregory Wehner — June 16, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    • *Claps*

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 5:57 am | Reply

      • well done…

        Comment by CielPhentomhive — January 13, 2014 @ 9:45 pm

  5. B4B people: Are you aware that the vast majority of people don’t care anymore? Your time in the limelight has passed, sorry to say.

    Comment by Linus — September 29, 2007 @ 10:23 am | Reply

  6. So on top of being anti-everything good in the world, this blog is trying to say Brownback is also an ignorant racist (never doubted it actually), and anti-anime. Is that one of the big issues plaguing the United States right now?

    Comment by Kaioshin_Sama — September 29, 2007 @ 11:26 am | Reply

  7. You’r right, Linus. They’ve just run out of believable atrocities to espouse. I mean, seriously: anime? Are you that starved for ideas?

    Comment by Adam Nelson — September 29, 2007 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

  8. Excuse me if i am going to be blunt, but i doubt my ability to stay calm after reading a long, misinforming rant, presenting statements that looks like borderline pulled out from somewhere where the sun doesn’t shine and brought across as actual facts, while in truth they are anything but.

    Your view on anime and people watching it (otaku) is a vast stereotype, and the basis for this stereotype has no roots in reality. All of anime contain hentai(18+ material) ? Sorry to shatter your wall of illusion, but that is so far from truth it is not even funny. I know where you got your ‘summary’ for Higurashi, and much like you, the person who wrote that has no knowledge about the title either. This is absurdly obvious the second a statement like the anime being about a girl named Rena who is going hack & slash on people is being made.

    Yes, the story has a character named Rena, but if you would actually bother to learn about the story, you would find out it has a large group of protagonists and she just happens to be one of them. The story is far from being about killing her enemies – this statement is absurd. It is about solving the mystery behind the murders, figuring out a time paradox and about frienship!! The show actually condemns violence, and the message it brings across is clearly that violence is not the way to go about solving your problems, as it only brings forth more misery and suffering. Not like you would know anything about that though.

    Second thing i find boggling is your religion references – i find them intelligently insulting. Personally, i am an European, 100% atheist, so have zero reasons to take sides in this. I will tell you this – you fail at debating the second you claim your opinion to be better with a reason ‘just because’. I find your statement about other religions being primitive and Christianity somehow being better laughable at best. Then again this is far from being a first time seeing comments such as these, and most of the time it is people like yourself making them. This just serves to prove the point you are heavily biased in your judgment regardless of actual facts. You are also making claims like being an otaku is equivalent of being a murderer, rapist and what not. In this case i will point you towards history and Christianity, and remind you how many atrocities (Crusades being the prime example) and murder have been committed in the name of religion. (Though somehow i wouldn’t be surprises if you would find those justified).

    Lastly, anyone who thinks anime, or any sort of media is the cause for violence should do a reality check. People are prone to violent acts because of their real life issues and circumstances, not from watching animated pixels on screen. Movies don’t make ‘psychos’ – society does.

    Sorry for being offensive, but i don’t think such a blunt pile of lies deserves much more. I really suggest you do some non-selective research and apply some unbiased judgment while processing it before getting on a high horse. Doing otherwise simply makes you look silly in the eyes of people who know otherwise. Reading this article it was painfully obvious you have little to no idea what you are talking about.

    Comment by Skyfall — September 29, 2007 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

    • “statement about other religions being primitive”, “heavily biased in your judgment regardless of actual facts”, & “atrocities and murder have been committed in the name of religion”

      Hit the proverbial nail right on the head; thank you oh so much.

      Comment by Delta — June 19, 2010 @ 11:51 pm | Reply

  9. klashikari and Kaioshin_Sama, thanks for at least reading the post before commenting. There are a number of folks who don’t bother to read before bashing away.

    Sadly Kaioshin_Sama suffers from reading comprehension as I clearly stated that this has nothing to do with politics in general or Brownback in particular. So where the “ignorant racist” and “anti-anime” in connection with Sam Brownback came from, I really don’t know. Not from this article. I will attempt to get Senator Brownback’s opinion on anime if I can and report it here. Also, since it was a friday night post, I decided to do a general interest story. I usually focus on politics but we like to offer variety here. So there!

    But I’ll make you Higurashi fans a deal. I will go that extra step and watch the next episode when it comes out. If it isn’t violent, I will apologize. In fact, I’ll sweeten the pot. If less than three people die, I’ll apologize. I’ll follow up this post with a brief review of the episode, just to be fair.

    How’s that?

    Oh, and Skyfall, I’ll take your style of offensive any day over the kind of potty language some of our visitors hurl. Thanks for keeping it civil.

    Comment by Psycheout — September 29, 2007 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  10. Are you aware that the vast majority of people don’t care anymore? Your time in the limelight has passed, sorry to say.

    Sure Linus. They’re all reading your site now. LOL!

    Comment by Psycheout — September 29, 2007 @ 2:38 pm | Reply

  11. “But I’ll make you Higurashi fans a deal. I will go that extra step and watch the next episode when it comes out. If it isn’t violent, I will apologize. In fact, I’ll sweeten the pot. If less than three people die, I’ll apologize. I’ll follow up this post with a brief review of the episode, just to be fair.”

    The problem isn’t concerning higurashi, but what you claimed in this blog entry, borderline propaganda for the sub media known as “anime”. Much like what Skyfall and I wrote, more than the 2 third of this article are based on false information or biased research.

    Using the fact “i will watch the next episode” is preposterous, as a matter of luck, you can end on “the gory” episode instead of the rest. If you are wondering about the cancelled episode, i would suggest you to check summaries of Episode 12, the one which was delayed on Tokai TV and KBS. They have NOTHING to do with the actual situation in Kyoto. (surprise surprise, there isn’t any death in it)
    Moreover, as i explained already on my article that you linked without taking the extra information i put, the whole deal “a girl killing her enemy with an axe” is ridiculously narrow, as it is from the first season and doesn’t have anything to do with the current plot. (let’s not mention this peculiar scene only happened in ONE episode among 26)
    And fun fact: do you really expect to grasp the full meaning and story with one episode? You are trying to get the story already en route, such like reading the chapter 7 among 10 of a murder mystery book.

    Let’s not mention the second incident happened while the series was delayed, proving the kid didn’t do anything but copy the first one, as a plain copycat.

    Using such series to claim animes are pervert and/or violent is irrealist, as it is like claiming “Seven” and other violent movies would turn the watchers into killers and the like.
    I’m certainly curious how can you actually argue the fact that the vast majority of “otaku” are far from your descriptions and there are minimal accurate and VALID points.

    Again, I’m wondering how you can state so much amount of wrong information, without any true statements or proof. (even Miyazaki Tsutomu example was false)

    Comment by klashikari — September 29, 2007 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  12. Vote for Hillary Clinton

    Comment by Jeebiz — September 29, 2007 @ 3:06 pm | Reply

  13. But I’ll make you Higurashi fans a deal. I will go that extra step and watch the next episode when it comes out. If it isn’t violent, I will apologize. In fact, I’ll sweeten the pot. If less than three people die, I’ll apologize. I’ll follow up this post with a brief review of the episode, just to be fair.

    How’s that?

    If you are talking about the next episode that will be airing soon then you have picked the perfect time to do so seen as this arc is coming to an end. Won’t place your bets on there being no body dying by the way.

    And I say, what has anime ever done to offend you? By making an article on such a one off thing it just shows that you have not done enough research. Like most people who come into contact with a new “thing” they obviously assume the worse and refuse (or rather ignore) the other side of the story just to make your point. It is obvious that you are being bias blowing things completely out of contect, I mean what are you trying to get at by saying and I quote:

    “It turns out that there are a group of criminals, known euphemistically as “fansubbers” who routinely pirate hentai (perverted) and ecchi (adult) anime when it airs in Japan.”

    Surely your aim here was to move the reader into thinking that “oh my god you are right! These criminals must be stopped!” without looking at the other side of the story. MEH what are you trying to prove providing such a “straw man” argument?

    In this wide world there are bound to be crazy people out there, don’t you think it is wrong to label the hobbies that they enjoy as being a direct cause of their actions to be a bit extreme? If that is the case then god forbid we should all bad violent computer games and movies then seen as they have such an effect on people. Haven’t you heard stories about crazy teens who think that they are Neo after watching the matrix and go on killing sprees? Then why don’t you just ban the movie then and label it as a bad influence as well?

    As you have already read above, not all otakus are crazy and in fact we are all a lot saner than what most people can be. We otakus can think logical and talk straight so grouping them all as “psychos” is insulting, we know what is right or wrong but like I have said before, crazy people do exist and it is not like we approve of their actions just because we share the same hobbies. Anime is not just cartoons of violence (heck i would feel insulted if people started to label anime as being the same as american cartoons or the whole lot is just hentai), if you look at a deeper level a lot of animes out there teaches people how to properly live their lives through a story telling format.

    If you were a bit more open minded then you will see this “art”. YOU are just picking on the darker side of the anime culture and ignoring the rest. Anime does not make people violent but growing up without a proper education in morales do…so you can all blame the parents for not smacking their kids when they need to.

    In fact, take a look here if you will.

    Russell Peters – Beating Your Kids

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    Comment by deathkillz — September 29, 2007 @ 3:18 pm | Reply

  14. Well, one anime fan stereotype is confirmed now. Mention it at all, and they’ll go on and on and on and on about it. And heaven forbid you get a fact wrong.

    God, I once asked somebody to explain the plot of Dragonball to me. I had to chew my own leg off to escape.

    Comment by Salmo — September 29, 2007 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

    • “And heaven forbid you get a fact wrong.”
      It’s not just one fact they got wrong, it’s that practically everything they said is wrong!!I’m an otaku, and proud of it– I’m obsessed with FMA in particular. Otakus are not loner geeks. I know at least three other people who are otakus and they are extremely popular, in fact. I have a bunch of friends and you’d better be sure I have plenty of contact with the social world. And it’s not a stereotype; I think that most people would get mad if someone went and made a blog determining something they liked based entirely on only a few animes. You know that saying, “All dogs are animals but not all animals are dogs”, or however it goes? This article is pretty much saying that all animals are dogs, only about all anime being gory. And even the gory, violent anime has deeper meanings than just about killing people and severed limbs and whatnot. Anyone who knows remotely anything about anime has the right to get angry at this post.

      Comment by Mysti — March 10, 2011 @ 10:54 pm | Reply

    • How did chewing your leg off help, did he realize that you were a freak and leave or something?

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 6:46 am | Reply

  15. you do believe you can confirm “such stereotype” with only those interventions?
    I’m wondering how you can pretend such things as it is natural for anything of that sort for any matter. (be it TV shows, literature, and so forth)

    People claiming “harry potter is only for kids” ? Yeah right, you got fans of it discussing and giving facts, and arguments against it.
    What about movies like “passion of the christ”, which got shafted because of “obvious violence” without actually thinkin of context etc?

    This has nothing to do with “anime”, but fandom in general.
    As a reader and spectator of many media, i don’t get what is abnormal to point up flaws in some misleading articles and such, where facts aren’t, and more likely false information and biased claim.

    now, as i can judge with your “experience” with a question about DB, i don’t think you can note this obnoxious one with your mention.
    It is too big to explain (as the story is very very too thick… that’s the usual issue with mainstream shounen in general, Like bleach and naruto), and fanboys tend to give too much details or go completely panzer for trivia.

    Comment by klashikari — September 29, 2007 @ 5:37 pm | Reply

  16. Listen, for all you moonbats who are defending the Japanese, let me show you how perverted they are;

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070927/od_afp/sciencejapanbiologyanimal_070927185409

    They are messing around God’s creation to make invisible frogs! That’s right invisible frogs. Probably some failed attempt to fake more fossils but what they are shooting for is clear; invisible Japanese porn stars! The Japanese are so sick and twisted that want to get off on not watching people have sex. That is lower than low, that is low. This makes the case closed as far as anime goes; it is all part of the anti-life sex cult they have turned into.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — September 29, 2007 @ 6:40 pm | Reply

    • umm thats most likley because porn is illegal in japan….

      Comment by Hexxus — January 7, 2010 @ 8:53 am | Reply

    • Your stupidity, it burns.

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 6:50 am | Reply

    • One anime will prove nothing out o the milliions upom millions of animes and genres. Sure there… Is some uhh cough adult material but thats only 10% at most

      Comment by Israphel — July 27, 2014 @ 12:48 am | Reply

  17. Okey mister Tabor, I tried to be nice and logical but YOU have pushed it tooo far!

    Frankly, you have never heard the word called: genetic engineering (fricking look it up in a dictionary if you have to before replying). What they have done here is no differnet from people messing around with clonig sheeps or breeding stem cells on a plate – in the name of science I beg you to at least get your facts right.

    As a matter of fact please take your time and read through this article on recombinant DNA

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recombinant_DNA

    Why are you picking on the Japanese? Is it because you are a racist? God sakes man NO race on this planet in perfect and to just label Japan as the land of never ending sex and pedophiles, you need to clear up some issues FAST! I cannot stand ignorance and you are a prime example.

    Comment by deathkillz — September 29, 2007 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

    • I’m afraid logic doesn’t work on this one, he hates science.

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 6:52 am | Reply

    • You know, Japan is pretty racist too.

      Comment by DracoRex — November 13, 2012 @ 10:31 pm | Reply

  18. i would suggest you to check summaries of Episode 12, the one which was delayed on Tokai TV and KBS. They have NOTHING to do with the actual situation in Kyoto. (surprise surprise, there isn’t any death in it)

    It turns out the episode was edited before being broadcast though, huh? From what I read, a bloody axe was removed from the episode, right? But that has nothing in common with an axe murder, right? Heh.

    And fun fact: do you really expect to grasp the full meaning and story with one episode? You are trying to get the story already en route, such like reading the chapter 7 among 10 of a murder mystery book.

    Well, the point was to take a random sample of the series to see if it’s violent or not. How many killings makes a particular story violent. I’m not sure. I’ll know it when I see it.

    You guys have challenged me on my assertion, so I’m going out of my way to look at the show. If it’s a wonderful show about friends helping each other out or whatever, that theme should shine through, right?

    Comment by Psycheout — September 30, 2007 @ 12:39 am | Reply

  19. Well, one anime fan stereotype is confirmed now. Mention it at all, and they’ll go on and on and on and on about it. And heaven forbid you get a fact wrong.

    God, I once asked somebody to explain the plot of Dragonball to me. I had to chew my own leg off to escape.

    So will you also be watching the next episode to provide some balance? I’ll see if I can find Battle Royale, just to be fair.

    Comment by Psycheout — September 30, 2007 @ 12:44 am | Reply

  20. It turns out the episode was edited before being broadcast though, huh? From what I read, a bloody axe was removed from the episode, right? But that has nothing in common with an axe murder, right? Heh.
    For starter, the bloody cleaver was only a still shot from the OPENING, absolutely nothing to do with the actual episode.
    Next, the similarities between a cleaver and an axe are ridiculous.

    and since when an anime cancelled will prevent a girl becoming erratic because of her situation? if you read the article, you can actually see that her situation generated isolation and psychological stress. These factors are alone are sufficient, and for the last time: there is NO “girl killing with an axe” murder in that season. we have nothing of that sort since the start of the series, so july 3th.

    Well, the point was to take a random sample of the series to see if it’s violent or not. How many killings makes a particular story violent. I’m not sure. I’ll know it when I see it.
    You guys have challenged me on my assertion, so I’m going out of my way to look at the show. If it’s a wonderful show about friends helping each other out or whatever, that theme should shine through, right?

    So in order for a critic to judge the content of a book, the fact they just can read one chapter among 10 is enough to define not only the genre, but also the rating etc?
    Sure… a story of “something peculiar” must demonstrate thta thing all the time huh?
    Oh whatever, just check the damn episode 12. if you want, the incoming episode 13 as well, this is going to be a headache.

    and you still didn’t comment about the rest of false information.

    Comment by klashikari — September 30, 2007 @ 2:49 am | Reply

  21. Klash, Deathie, Skyfall, don’t worry, it’s not like Brownback has a chance in hell of winning the Republican nomination, let alone the presidency. Whatever happens here, it won’t matter as Sam Brownback’s policies will never see the likes of the Executive Branch.

    And yes, Brownback is relevant to all this as this blogs main purpose would appear to be to support his policies and get his word out. Though since simply being part of the Christian Right automatically locks you rigidly into a certain position on the issues of the day (Anti Abortion, Pro Gun, Pro Life,Support Intelligent design, add in one unique [and I mean unique as in they're pretty much the only person who votes that way] position like NO on banning chemical weapons, dadada dadada and so on), I’m not sure there would be much surprise to what Brownback would think about anime. Last time I checked Pokemon was considered sinful in the bible belt because it featured monsters and had a hypnotic effect on children (as in it was a hobby for them) or something to that effect, so Higurashi would be Satan itself to the Evangelicals. Though, like I said, nobody will have to worry about any sort of anti-anime initiative in the U.S as Brownback won’t win.

    Oh and by the way, I am into the lolis in anime, and I’m also a perfectly mentally fit and productive member of society who wouldn’t dream of murdering somebody, let alone harming anyone, or of doing something so unthinkable as committing statutory rape. The term also has little to do with the character being sexually active and instead refers to the aesthetic design of a character.

    Comment by Kaioshin Sama — September 30, 2007 @ 3:12 am | Reply

  22. It turns out the episode was edited before being broadcast though, huh? From what I read, a bloody axe was removed from the episode, right? But that has nothing in common with an axe murder, right? Heh.

    No, nothing was removed from the episode. The axe (Ignoring the fact it is a cleaver, not an axe) scene you mention was ‘removed’ from the OP and replaced with another. The content of actual episode was never changed in any way.

    Well, the point was to take a random sample of the series to see if it’s violent or not. How many killings makes a particular story violent. I’m not sure. I’ll know it when I see it.

    You guys have challenged me on my assertion, so I’m going out of my way to look at the show. If it’s a wonderful show about friends helping each other out or whatever, that theme should shine through, right?

    Once again, you are jumping in at the middle of a second season, at the last episode of an arc (which is where things go bad) and expect to get a grasp and a measure on the story without any prior knowledge of the title, which is a full blown mystery/suspense. It doesn’t work that way. Tell you what – if you want a reasonable grasp on the second season, i suggest you start with episode6, as there is a brief explanation of the past events given at the start of the episode, and it is the first episode of the current arc, so it might make some sense… and continue from that point onwards (or stop there if you wish).

    That all aside, i still want to know why you believe this particular media is potentially more ‘damaging’ than anything else ? (Your misconception on what anime is about in general aside). Furthermore, you are drawing the axample from a show that falls under mystery/horror/suspense genre. Do you really think this is the dominating one ?

    Lets assume the only movie i have seen is Saw. (Or better yet – i have only read some comments about it from someone who didn’t like it and assume it to be the truth without actually bothering to find out anything else). Is it justifiable of me to, based on this alone, to accuse all american movie media to be made by sick and twisted people, said media promoting gruesome violence and containing nothing but gore, sex and immorality, asking the audience to take joy in brutal acts, therefore all of world should stay away from anything american as far as possible before they get addicted to these atrocities ?

    See – i can also make sweeping generalizations if i want to, it doesn’t take much effort and it certainly doesn’t take any actual research on the subject. What it says about the person making such generalizations is another matter though.

    The reason i personally watch anime is simple – i find it to be more entertaining than any other conventional media out there, due to the vast majority of genres available. I tend to watch any genre, be it sappy romance (and no, these don’t contain sex scenes. Opposite to what you might think, one would very rarely get more than one or two kiss scenes through 24 30 minute episodes), Science Fiction, Fantasy adventure or horror mystery. Surprise surprise – suddenly you have a selection of shows with as much difference in genres as the ones available on TV, only with more diversity in plot and much deeper characters and storyline, opposite to what we mostly get on TV, with end actually in sight, instead of the show going on and on and on simply because enough people are watching it. In the end the only major difference is the characters being animated and colored by artists/computers instead of being played by actors.

    Now tell me – does this make me strange, weird or otherwise prone to mental problems ?

    As for you, Mr BJ Tabor, i will tell you this. I abhor extremes, in whatever area. Since you come across as nothing short of a generalizing racist, i am simply not going to bother with you. People like you don’t listen to reason anyway and take whatever facts beneficial to their cause and twist them even more while ignoring the rest. (While being unlikely to be aware of the rest in the first place).

    Comment by Skyfall — September 30, 2007 @ 3:37 am | Reply

  23. Can’t you atleast bother WATCHING the anime before making false assumptions?

    Higurashi, while yes, can sometimes be violent, is as Klashkari said, it only takes up around 10% of the whole show; even more so in Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai. But it has themes or trust, friends working together to PREVENT things such as the murder you depicted from happening.

    The episode in question, as had been said has nothing grusome or sadistic in it whatsoever. In fact, this brings me to another point, I’m from England; and all the time I see things like this happening in American movies. Infact, most things I see on horror movies are much worse than on say, Higurashi. You just seem to be tageting a small minority here, when there are many other, much worse things going on in the world.

    There is no solid proof that the girl even did kill her father from watching the anime. You’ll have to wait for the trial before jumping on the media bandwaggon.

    I’m 15, I’m ‘suceptable’ to what I see on TV, I could go around raping people, killing people, etc. But I don’t. Can’t you see that this girl and the boy probably have somethign wrong with them? Have you noticed that they have been the only 2 out of hundreds of thousands to kill from watching an anime? and again, the second was a copycat murder of the first.

    I wish you’d watch Higurashi before you make any further statements about it. You picked 3 graphic pictures without even knwoing the reasoning behind them. And, might I add, the picture of the bloody naked girl was edited for broadcast on TV.

    So I’ll say to you, watch Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai and you will be hard pressed to find any blood, accept from maybe 2 out of 13 episodes. And if you watch the first more ‘grusome’ series, you’ll see that there is a REASON for why things go on, and that it’s not just senseless violence.

    And I’m not even going to comment on the “Your child could become an otaku, a furry and even a murderer if not a sexual deviant.” part, as it’s just ludicrous.

    Comment by Kazuki — September 30, 2007 @ 5:35 am | Reply

  24. Ugh. No offence guys, but your posts are unbearably long-winded. Salmo was definitely correct in his assessment of die-hard anime fans. Personal experience attests to that as well.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — September 30, 2007 @ 8:37 am | Reply

  25. again, it has nothing to do with anime, but fandom in general.
    i would suggest you to check discussions about football, politics etc.
    our posts look rather short/tiny compared to these 2 heavy examples. (and seriously, long posts, detailed with arguments are better than 2 liners of undetailed and/or baseless claim)

    Comment by klashikari — September 30, 2007 @ 8:46 am | Reply

  26. Personally, what I object to the most is the way Psyched has characterized the term “lolis” in this anime. It is true that there are some elements of sexuality involving Rika and Satoko (the youngest members of the nakama – meaning a group of friends close enough that literally anything can be asked of them, be it listening to dreams of bloody murders one hasn’t committed, or talking one off the roof of the school house where one has set a bomb because one is very ill and paranoid; wouldn’t want you to misinterpret that word, after all) however, the picture you included is not one of them. That picture is of the protagonist Keiichi rescuing Satoko from drowning after her uncle forced her to sit in a heated tub so long she overheated and was on the verge of passing out. There is nothing sexual about that scene. In fact, it’s proved many times throughout the series that Keiichi sees Satoko as a sort of younger sister. Satoko herself says that she began to think of him as “another nii-nii”, “Nii-nii” being her rather childish name for her older brother. The sexual tones I mentioned? They all have to do with Satoko and Rika, true, but they are more “crush” tones than the “perverted” kind, and they are with boys that are the same age as Rika and Satoko! The only true “Lolita” (in this sense meaning the Japanese fashion Sweet or Gothic Lolita) scenes in Higurashi all involve the characters wearing a costume, either for a “punishment game” or for work! Higurashi is not about romance. It is not about gore for the sake of gore, or horror in the Americanized “pop out and with a knife and go boo” sense of the word. It is about cause and effect, psychology, and human relationships. If you read the tips from the original game – yes, game, Higurashi the anime is based off of a computer game, funny how no one in the media realized that seemingly – you will read that Rena carries the hatchet not for “killing her enemies” but for cutting things free when she’s treasure hunting at the dump!

    Try actually getting to know something in depth before dumping all over it, please. By the way, not ALL anime is violent ect, ect. Try Angelic Layer, Gakuen Alice, Card Captor Sakura, or Miracle Girls. By the way, if you can’t handle violence, I wouldn’t recommend Battle Royale for you. It’s definitely much more violent a testimony to the human desire for survival than Higurashi is.

    Comment by Satoko — September 30, 2007 @ 10:08 am | Reply

  27. Never have I read something that was so blatantly wrong. Never.

    I suppose nobody has ever killed anybody with an ax prior to Higurashi? I assume nothing produced in America is violent? Certainly, this is all true. Tom and Jerry never involved whacking people over the head with sledgehammers. Elmer Fudd never shot a gun at Bugs Bunny. Are you seriously this blind?

    Comment by Benny — September 30, 2007 @ 10:20 am | Reply

  28. I hope this is a joke.

    If not, I have plenty of words for this post.

    Comment by Ice — September 30, 2007 @ 10:26 am | Reply

  29. It is a typical communist type view that religious fanatic conservatives would want to ban cartoons just like they want to squash all free speech. Pathetic.

    Comment by Spacebrother — September 30, 2007 @ 10:28 am | Reply

  30. The writer of this post simply uses anime as a scapegoat. Nothing different from Jack Thompson using video games as a scapegoat. Way to go. You just placed yourself on the same level as a world-class ignoramus.

    Comment by Wong — September 30, 2007 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  31. THANK YOU for posting this!! I saw SAILOR MOON once and they’re a bunch of LESBOS!! SICK!

    Comment by bdtb — September 30, 2007 @ 10:47 am | Reply

    • Please die in a hole.

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 7:09 am | Reply

  32. To all anime fans (or people who have enough clue to see when someone rants about something he knows nothing about)- why do you even bother debating with someone who:

    – Has absolutely no clue whatsoever about anime, yet feels entitled of bashing it
    – Doesn’t seem to know that there are American cartoons that are not at all aimed at kids like South Park
    – Thinks there is actually a game genre called “murder simulation”
    – Is primitive enough enough to call other religions primitive just because they are not his religion.
    – And so on, and so forth

    His points are already refuted, leave him to enjoy his misery and ignorance.

    Comment by Matrim — September 30, 2007 @ 11:08 am | Reply

  33. 6/10
    Almost got me.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:21 am | Reply

  34. This sure is a great joke article.

    Comment by Anthony — September 30, 2007 @ 11:40 am | Reply

  35. If anime encourages murder then christianity encourages retardation and you’re a perfect example of that.

    Comment by Anemia — September 30, 2007 @ 11:41 am | Reply

  36. Psycheout, I think you may as well be told in advance: Episode 13, unless they change something major, will feature the main antagonist (who, might it be noted, is not a ‘loli’) shooting five central characters to death and tearing out a sixth character’s intestines while she is still conscious. However, you will most likely not understand the message of “friends helping each other out” – yes, it’s present even in this gruesome episode – without the context of the entire series.

    You haven’t seen how the teenaged protagonists turn to murder as a last resort, terrified by the stressful situations circumstances have forced them into and the unfamiliar feelings inside them, nor have you heard the logical explanation – the setting of the show is affected by an an epidemic of a parasite that can cause psychosis in the right circumstances, and is being actively cultivated by the government as a biological weapon.

    You did not watch Tsumihoroboshi (“Atonement Chapter”), the ‘axe murder’ arc you posted a comic page from, and see its message. It ends with two main characters on a roof, having dropped their weapons from the final battle; the girl could have killed the boy, just as she killed that man earlier (by the way, that one was a small-time pimp trying to extort money from her father in cahoots with a woman, whom the girl had just killed in what was undeniably self-defense – after she revealed she knew about their con scheme, the woman grabbed her and tried to choke her to death.) But she didn’t. Instead, she hugs the boy, bursting into tears.

    “Why am I doing such dreadful things to my beloved friends?” she sobs. “Why did I have to go and destroy such enjoyable times?” The boy smiles at her, and replies, “You realized your shortcomings on your own. It’s a good thing you did something so simple, which anyone could have thought of.”

    “When something bad happens, or when we start doubting others, or through the hard times… You have to talk to your friends!”

    And lastly, you won’t understand how the brutal Episode 13 of Higurashi Kai is actually a victory. The heroine, after struggling through 100 years of the time loop she’s trapped in, has finally managed – for the first time ever – to keep her friends from going insane and resorting to murder, even in the very worst situation we’ve seen yet. Thanks to her friends’ sacrifices, she has drawn out the true criminal, rather then simply being killed by their henchmen like in every arc thus far. Normally unconscious during her last moments, she begged the antagonist to leave her awake through the torture – so that she may burn the face and the name into her memory, in order to put an end to things next time around, once again with her friends’ help, and without murder

    By the way, if it is faithful to the games, no one will die in the next plot arc.

    Well, enjoy the episode. I fear you will see only the blood and not the message behind it – the noble struggle to defeat fate and the power of friendship. But I’ve done my best to enlighten you.

    Comment by anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:58 am | Reply

  37. this is stupid keep talking about liberals again.

    Comment by 232332dfdffdsdfsdfsdfs — September 30, 2007 @ 12:24 pm | Reply

  38. Lol, you made me laugh. Your view is pretty f’d. Get a life, yeah? You sound so uneducated…. it is sad.

    [Ed Note: Please watch your language.]

    Comment by realbitches — September 30, 2007 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

  39. I LOL’d. 10/10 Troll is epic!

    Comment by Anon — September 30, 2007 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

  40. I for one am shocked and appalled, mostly because anyone is taking this blog seriously. Come on, the 4chan motivator picture and the barely above-average trolling should have clued you in.

    Comment by 殺人鬼ロリ — September 30, 2007 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

  41. “That’s because most Asians do not believe in G-d, but rather in primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism (paganism)”

    You closed-minded imbecile.

    Comment by fisheye — September 30, 2007 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  42. Wow, this is f’d up. You have no f-ing clue what you are talking about and obviously do not watch anime. You really think animated images of pokemon are affecting children, and not maybe, oh I don’t know… THE DAILY NEWS? There is so much to say about how stupid this article is that I don’t have the time to sufficiantly mock you. This post is stupid and wrong, end of story.

    [Ed Note: Joel, I bet you can make your point without profanity, ne?]

    Comment by Joel Yoder — September 30, 2007 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

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    Comment by annoy moose — September 30, 2007 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

  44. I stopped reading when you called Buddhism and Shintoism primitive. Not cool, man. Not cool.

    Comment by Queen Whinge — September 30, 2007 @ 12:35 pm | Reply

  45. Ok, there are a few ok points, but your bias and racism push this over the edge.

    Comment by Joel Yoder — September 30, 2007 @ 12:36 pm | Reply

  46. LOL INTERNET LETS BLAME EVERYONE BUT THE PARENTS LOL

    also Cocks

    Comment by LOL INTERNET — September 30, 2007 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

  47. Yeah, I am a socialist, so what? I like how conservatives always try to make it look like there is something wrong with that. Just the other day I believe I heard one of the U.S Senators speaking of the horrors of socialized medicine, like it was the devil’s work. May gods judgement be swift and merciful on my blasphemous left wing views; after all, according to another post on this blog I might be a lizardman.

    @bdtb: Yep, two of them sure are. May gods judgement be swift on the spawn of Lilith; and let fire and brimstone rain down upon the studios of Toei Animation. Oi Oi Oi.

    Comment by Kaioshin Sama — September 30, 2007 @ 12:40 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Koji Oe — September 30, 2007 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

  49. PLEASE DIE

    Comment by G-D — September 30, 2007 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

  50. Protip: Kids have tried to kill others with knives and axes long before Higurashi was released. You seem to suffer from delusions of a post hoc ergo proctor hoc fallacy, and you offer no proof to validate your claims.

    Comment by Desu — September 30, 2007 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

  51. BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    Who cares? Welcome to the Asian century, you can keep your morals and bullpoop while we superior Asians enjoy anything we want. It’s not our fault your primitive brains aren’t enough to control your urges. No need for a war, just send some of our media your way and you’re already on your knees.

    [Ed Note: Clean language is a superior thing to use.]

    Comment by - — September 30, 2007 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  52. Oh, and btw, just for this bit of insolence, I’m spreading more Asian media, Asian music, Asian TV, Asian games onto every American internet outlet I can find.

    Enjoy being culturally dominated.

    [Edit: It appears the war never ended.]

    Comment by - — September 30, 2007 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

  53. You have brought this upon yourself. Your ignorance, or maybe just your bigotry and racism and religious intolerance has called forth the waves of the Internet.

    You cannot run. You cannot hide. Your best bet is to take it silently. This is really your own fault. Freedom of speech is fine and dandy, but its better to keep quiet if you can’t say anything nice.

    LOL

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

  54. Truely awesome satire, its been along time since I laughed so hard. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by the critic — September 30, 2007 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

  55. In addition, how is removing anything an admittance guilt? Removing the cleaver from the OP is completely meaningless.

    Comment by Desu — September 30, 2007 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  56. Kaioshin Sama @ Yeah, I am a socialist, so what?

    Why don’t you brag about eating kittens for breakfast sicko? I am sorry, but I have zero tolerance for the anti-Christian bigotry that is the bases of socialism!

    Comment by BJ Tabor — September 30, 2007 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

    • Please, don’t have children.

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 7:21 am | Reply

  57. You guys just got trolled. This is obviously a parody website. He knows way too many otaku terms, knows way too much about Higurashi, and posted way too many 4chan images for this to be a serious blog.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 12:53 pm | Reply

  58. You’d better have a dog and some curtains…

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  59. Facepalm.jpg

    Comment by The Internet — September 30, 2007 @ 1:03 pm | Reply

  60. NICE BOAT!

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

  61. Nice Boat.

    Comment by Nice Boat — September 30, 2007 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

  62. Yes thank you for finally ackowledgeing the sinister ideas embelished in these cartoons!! My son is into this junk too, I caught him on the computer using websites for piracy, to get some oriental stuff. It’s finally time to ban these perverts forever! You call it anime? I know (and GOD KNOWS) these are nothing but Japanese rape cartoons. This hiragishi, whatever, (what a dumb language!!) sounds like the worst one yet. What sicko wants to watch a twelve year old girl gets crucified? I’m not having some asian, pagan junk about rapeable lolita in MY house!

    Is it just me or is it TIME FOR ANOTHER HIROSHIMA!!!!

    Comment by Lily Staunch — September 30, 2007 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

    • Here, let me spell it out for you:

      Y-O-U

      A-R-E

      A-N

      I-D-I-O-T.

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 7:24 am | Reply

  63. OMFG JOO LYK SO TOTALLY LYK CAPTURED DEH POINT OF OTAKUS YAH YAH YAH YAH.

    No, actually. Most of your article was completely and utter rubbish. Do you think anime is seriously the only violent media in the world, and that every crime that is commited is automatically based on anime? What about violent American media?

    Other than that, nice troll.

    Comment by EVIL OTAKU DEATH MACHINE. — September 30, 2007 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

  64. “otakus (obsessed anime geeks and loners)”

    Way to use exaggerated, ignorant stereotypes to further your own agenda! Go you!

    Your entire article is full of laughable and disturbing misconceptions about anime, manga, and the like. The minute you referred to Higurashi as a “loli” anime you proved to the world that you have no idea what you’re talking about. Attempting to portray it as some kind of gratuitous snuff anime rather than the story about friendship, trust, and preventing pain just further shows this.

    Thank you for reminding me what a world of ignorance this is.

    Comment by El Fonzo — September 30, 2007 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

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    Nice post.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  66. You’re a f—ing idiot.

    [Ed Note: And you're a freaking potty mouth. So I guess we're even.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  67. Just going to hint on a few things here. Next time get your facts straight I recommend wikipidiea

    Anime is an abbreviation of the Japaneses word for animation which is animēshon. As a Christian I am sickened by your blatant disrespect for others religions and beliefs. God tells us to except others no matter what you ignorant jackass. Just because they don’t believe in god doesn’t make them or their religion primitive. Also as a fansubber I would like to say that you are wrong. We don’t only sub Hentai you retard. I have never subbed hentai nor will I ever I have subbed shows that have no perversion in them what so ever. Anime is like normal tv you have the good the bad and the porn ok? Don’t just think that its all sex and mindless violence you close minded freak

    Comment by Basstax — September 30, 2007 @ 1:25 pm | Reply

  68. Pretty much only ignorance from Psycheout and BJ Tabor. And Tabor, I`m atheist and have no problems with socialism. Does that hurt you?

    Don`t spout ridiculous sentences like “Why don’t you brag about eating kittens for breakfast sicko? “, it doesn`t exactly make you appear intelligent.

    Comment by Schiljo — September 30, 2007 @ 1:27 pm | Reply

  69. Well, I always find it strange when someone is passing judgment without even knowing anything about what he or she is judging. A vast majority of the animé that is released in the United States is NOT censored at all, and a vast majority of the shows feature neither explicit violence nor sexual material. Animé is animé, and hentai is hentai. They have as much in common as a regular Hollywood-movie and a porn-movie does. (Less than 5% of the animé created is in fact related to hentai.)

    Anyhow… I was a bit curious about what was written about Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and the successor, “Kai”. I quote;

    “It seems the anime is based on a Japanese-only murder simulation computer game”.

    How did you come to this conclusion? The reason I’m asking is that it’s completely wrong and it proves that the author of the text has in fact no clue whatsoever about what Higurashi even is. It is in fact a Visual Novel, and some like to label them as games. It’s pretty much like a novel where you at some points get to decide what the protagonist (“you”) should do. You might get to decide whether to tell the truth when questioned about something or lie about it, and the way the story unfolds depends on the choices you make. Higurashi is in no way a murder simulation computer game. In fact, most games out there that simulate war and explicit violence are American or in some cases European productions, and that’s a fact, NOT a false statement on my behalf. What Higurashi no Naku Koro ni really is, is a story of young friends, desperately trying to prevent these murders from happening. It is in no way glorifying violence, and the violence is there to provoke and also to shock the viewer. In other words… it’s pretty much like any horror-movie/thriller, no matter what country it is created in.

    Okay, I always think that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion about pretty much everything, but when I read a blog where someone is lying, I feel like I should comment. Sure, some animé aims for a young target audience, just like American cartoons or kids-movies does. Some animé aims for an older target audience, just like American movies for grown-ups like you and me. It is also true that there are some animé out there that is really violent, just like American movies like Saw and Hostel are incredibly violent featuring explicit graphic violence. Violent movies and games have always been blamed for a lot of murder cases both in east and west, as if there ain’t any triggering factors that these murderers own lives throws at them. Movies don’t create psychos, though they might somehow make psychos a tad more creative. What should be blamed though are factors like parents, school, society… well, I can make the list very long.

    We obviously don’t think alike when it comes to what makes people commit violent acts, and I don’t really care about that to be completely honest. What rubs me the wrong way though is the fact that people propagating against animé, movies or videogames seldom knows what the hell they’re talking about. I thought journalism was supposed to tell the truth, not hide it. Or well… that’s what I thought as a kid. Today I know better than that.

    I’m from Sweden, and I apologize if this comment is sporting bad grammar or/and spelling. You should be able to comprehend what I’m trying to say though.

    /Andreas

    Comment by Sgt. Meatrose — September 30, 2007 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

  70. Loved you article.

    Comment by Wraths — September 30, 2007 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  71. Abortion sends babies ot god faster!

    Comment by Richard C. Mongler — September 30, 2007 @ 1:34 pm | Reply

  72. WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?

    Comment by Raptor Jesus — September 30, 2007 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  73. I’m still laughing at this. I probably will be for a few more hours.

    A: Buddhism and Shinto are somehow primitive?
    B: How has it been specified that the murders were anime-inspired? School murders have happened all the time.
    C: You are not well-informed at all about anime.
    D: How is it possible to grow cat ears and a tail by watching anime?
    E: You touch yourself at night.
    F: You’re the Jack Thompson of anime. Full of BS, and none of it is a valid point.

    Comment by SpacePope — September 30, 2007 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

    • Totally agree with you…also add this:

      G: Furries are just anthro fans, not perverts.
      :D

      Comment by Salamore0 — November 28, 2012 @ 2:00 am | Reply

  74. the Japanese arent perverted.theres porn in the U.S., hentai there.its the same.also, influence isnt a problem.stupidity is.she axed her dad.because she was stupid.thats thjer big problem now.

    Comment by Wintes — September 30, 2007 @ 1:39 pm | Reply

  75. Christfags. They reject true reality, and substitute their own.

    Comment by Anon — September 30, 2007 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  76. Obvious Troll is Obvious.

    Comment by Anonymous-117 — September 30, 2007 @ 1:44 pm | Reply

  77. Well played, troll. Well played.

    Comment by NoisyBastard — September 30, 2007 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  78. How come you cannot write GOD? Why are you instead writing G-d, like it is some swear word? I am very displeased that you cannot worship me properly.

    Comment by GOD — September 30, 2007 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  79. LULZ is a corruption of lol

    Comment by asdfgg — September 30, 2007 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

  80. I doubt this is real, and even if it was, it’s no big deal. Any retard can say they’re running for president, and it doesn’t make them important. People are like “omg how is someone so importent so stuped!!1″
    gtfo pissed off weaboos.

    Comment by Another Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  81. I like the part about how buddhism is a primitive religion….that does not believe in god OMG SOMEONE DOESNT BELIEVE WHAT I DO KILL THEM!

    lol@massive fail

    Comment by LIMECAT — September 30, 2007 @ 1:52 pm | Reply

  82. Well I am not an “hentai.” You have no right to call me that if I made mistakes. This site should have some rules about harrassments, threats, and name calling. I am still in the need of more help in that regards

    Comment by RedCream — September 30, 2007 @ 1:53 pm | Reply

  83. Yea, i just got done watching some My Neighbor Totoro, and now i want to kill my family. Listen to this blogger, he is a wise man.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

    • Actually, even though i think this blog post is kind of senseless, many Japanese people believe that ‘My neighbour totoro’ is based on an incident that happened just outside of Tokyo in 1960. (I think it was in Saitama? i forgot.)

      The incident happened between two sisters in their teens. The younger one was kidnapped and the older one went out looking for her. She found her sister, but she was mutilated and dead, as body parts had been cut off. After seeing this horrific sight of her sister, she started going crazy, and in the end she died as well.

      So what’s this got to do with Totoro, except for the two sisters you say?
      apparently totoro is the thing that kidnaps the youger sister and takes her to the other side (when mei falls into the tree and finds totoro), a demon (shinigami?) if you like. And the catbus is what brings the older sister to insanity (another demon?). Remember the scene where satsuki finds mei sitting on a tombstone while she’s up overhead in the catbus? well, this supposedly symbolizes that they’re both reaching the end of their lives, as they’re in a graveyard and the sun is setting in the scene.
      Also, the mother of the girls in the 1960 incident had and illness, and was in hospital, just like Mei’s and Satsuki’s. In totoro, when the girls visit their mother in the catbus, they dont actually go in and say hello. this is because at this time in the movie they’re already ‘dead’ (as in, in correlation to the real story). Although /their/ mother gets better and lives with them in their new house in the country, the mother of the two girls in 1960 died from her illness.
      Another weird coincidence between the movie and the incident, are the girls names. “Mei” as we all know, sounds exactly like “May”, the 5th month. “Satsuki”, if written in Japanese Kanji, also inscripts ‘the 5th month’. And you guessed it, the incident happened in May of 1960.

      My knowledge of the actual incident or the similarities it shares with the movie is very little, (as it was told to me in very simple english) and many people choose to believe that Miyazaki did NOT base his story on this incident, as it’s such a dark thing, and comparing it to the nostaglic air totoro brings is almost like blasphemy. However, many of us know that Miyazaki is a little strange, and many wouldnt put it past him to (loosely) base totoro on this.

      Comment by Miss Beatrice — September 19, 2009 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  84. FAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAGFAG… (etc.)

    Comment by EBAUM'S WORLD — September 30, 2007 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

  85. Why is anyone commenting seriously on this post? Anyone who knows anything about anime at all (that they DIDNT read off of some FUD blog, hint hint) knows that violent/perverted etc anime makes up like 10% of the anime market. Compare with % of movies in USA that are porno….

    For every “higurashi” style anime this Brownback mentions, I can name 10 that promote heavy family values and morals. As for religion, the day GI Joe starts preaching god is the day i turn off my TV forever. I want religion, I go to church.

    Good lord I hope you never become president, lest you start denying people their constitutional rights to speak their mind, practice their own religion, and watch not even all that bad horror cartoons.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  86. I’m sorry that you’re insecure because you haven’t come to terms with yourself, relying on an “invisible man in the clouds” to make everything all better.

    Faith is the ability to believe in that which you know is false.
    Mental illness is to act upon that which you believe to be real which IS false.

    Do you see where I’m going with this?

    Comment by WT Snacks — September 30, 2007 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  87. HAH this man deletes posts that do not agree with his own viewpoints. And he wants to lead this country? Nice, mr defender of free speech. You cant even run your own blog without acting like a dictator.

    [Ed Note: Actually, like most blogs, the first time you comment, you go into the moderation queue. If you swear, you also go into the moderation queue. The response to this post was not anticipated and we don't usually do much here on the weekend. Sorry for the delay. You have not been deleted. So don't cry. Isn't Higurashi translated, "when they cry?" How appropriate!]

    Comment by Limecat — September 30, 2007 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

  88. ISH THAT SUM BULLSHIT?!

    Comment by Anon — September 30, 2007 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

  89. @BJ Tabor,
    Now really, what makes your religious/political views any better than other peoples? Just because Socialism and other religions do things differently, it doesn’t nessicarily make them in any way inferior to yours. Try opening your mind, and seeing the full extent of their arguments before speaking out. I’m sure that Kaioshin Sama has tried to understand your political views, so why not try to understand his?

    Praise the NHS.

    Comment by Dr. V. K. Pitt — September 30, 2007 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  90. I think its a little humourous that there have been like 10-15 post #30s so far, since you are unable to accept anyone elses views. Nice use of the delete button, I had best make sure I do not disagree with your ill-informed views here. Whoops!

    [Ed Note: When They Cry.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  91. JESUS WAS AN EXTRATERESTRIAL

    Comment by Richard C Mongler — September 30, 2007 @ 2:06 pm | Reply

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    [Ed Note: This kind of comment will get you banned.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 2:06 pm | Reply

  93. Yet another inflammatory and pointless argument by the ignorant to enflame the stupid for their own egotism.

    You should probably look to the American movie industry for real perversity and blood soaked madness.

    Comment by Miao — September 30, 2007 @ 2:06 pm | Reply

  94. Abortion sends babies to god faster!

    Comment by HAHA — September 30, 2007 @ 2:09 pm | Reply

  95. Put keyboard on head, then ask yourself, “Why am I such a f-ing moron for posting this blog?”

    [Ed Note: Go wash your mouth out with soap, please. Children read this blog, too.]

    Comment by BocesMan — September 30, 2007 @ 2:09 pm | Reply

  96. Anime makes murderers and rapists! PIGDISGUSTING

    Comment by mj black — September 30, 2007 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

  97. HA HA HA OH WOW

    I’m judging by the mention of furries this is a troll – if so, congratulations, it’s a particularly epic one, that has baited many of my fellow weeaboos.

    If not, then I despair for the world in general and the US in particular, become an hero and meet your G-d faster, faggot

    Comment by MODD!5JrU4QOlH6 — September 30, 2007 @ 2:14 pm | Reply

  98. Grow up

    Comment by Malthus — September 30, 2007 @ 2:17 pm | Reply

  99. LOOKS LIKE WE NEED TO NUKE THEM AGAIN.

    Seriously, go and take some .50 caliber aspirin.

    Comment by MOOT — September 30, 2007 @ 2:19 pm | Reply

  100. Nice job generalizing the whole situation and making yourself look like a complete joke.

    I wonder if he’s aware that most anime released in the US nowadays are unedited, and that if an anime has to be censored for TV, they usually have uncut DVD versions? I’d love to see his reaction to US releases like Gantz, Akira, Evangelion, Elfen Lied, Girls Bravo and Strawberry Marshmallow (dripping with loli-based themes), as well as the countless hentai titles that have been released in the US.

    He does also realize that the first season of Higurashi has been officially released (as in licensed and dubbed) uncut in the United States, right?

    Comment by grgspunk — September 30, 2007 @ 2:23 pm | Reply

  101. It’s a troll. I can tell it from the text and from having seen quite a few trolls before.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

  102. why dont you suck jesus’ tiny dong you slutf–k?

    [Ed Note: How very nice. Everyone is very impressed. Crawl back under a rock, why don't you? Kana, kana?]

    Comment by Joe SHmo — September 30, 2007 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

  103. DESTROY ATTACK DIE INTERNET HATE MACHINE!

    Comment by NO U! — September 30, 2007 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  104. (these are all my own opinions on the matter. my goal is not to offend. but I believe you have stigmatized “anime” in general because of single shows)

    I myself am a huge fan of higurashi

    sure watching episode 1-4 and/or episode 18-20 of the first season alone might leave a bad impression

    indeed I would have thought it was a terrible show.

    but, the story left me awestruck

    the term “loli” should not really be applied.

    the small looking characters is more based on the original art style (why they look like that is up for discussion but anyways)

    and higurashi is not something to be shown on a kids channel

    higurashi is for the more mature audience, maybe the age group 16+ might be ok

    but then again, you should not read crime novels nor watch horror movies if you cannot handle it

    there are many fans of higurashi. its not the show itself, its the person

    I myself am a pacifist yet I love the emotions and feelings higurashi gives you as a whole

    the history told through higurashi is an interesting story, much like a murder/crime novel,
    alas it should NEVER be shown to children

    to sound a little offensive. the fact that some people kill in the name of god, does not justify condemning religion

    off course there are sick anime shows, and stuff that never should exist,
    but you cant judge anime by one series,

    I think anime is as widespread as regular shows

    the connections between higurashi and the murders, were supposedly made on the net
    and higurashi was not canceled, it was merely sent some days later.

    an answer would be appreciated

    I do not want to offend
    I merely like discussing

    Comment by Hugo Halvorsrud — September 30, 2007 @ 2:27 pm | Reply

  105. Wow… Just… Wow.
    I had no idea that there were still people like you alive. I thought that God had cleaned the gene pool a long time ago. Just by looking at the titles of your horribly-articulated, outrageously-biased “articles” I can tell for certain that you are either a troll or a complete psychopath. But this… This so-called “article”, which more or less reminds me of a gigantic pile of textual mind arsenic, just swept the floor of all doubt that you are a horrible human being.

    I laugh heartily at all these conservatives in previous posts who once defeated (which isn’t very hard to do) have resorted to name-calling and picking sides. You people are weak and disgusting…

    @Kaoshin-ousama: Why does it seem as though we (non-Christfags) know more about Christianity than the actual Christians themselves?

    Comment by BFM — September 30, 2007 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

  106. and by the way

    in higurashi

    the fact that the main character killed someone.
    was called a sin that never could be undone.
    its not a show trying to make killing seem okay

    Comment by Hugo Halvorsrud — September 30, 2007 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

  107. The author of this blog is a furry otaku who enjoys having gay, interracial premarrital sex with his boyfriend.

    Comment by The Legion — September 30, 2007 @ 2:30 pm | Reply

  108. tl;dr

    Comment by Jimminy — September 30, 2007 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

  109. Just to note a couple of your arguments. On the subject of fansubbers, they are illegal once the material is licensed in the country they are fansubbing from, if someone from England is fansubbing a series and it’s licensed in the US, it’s far from illegal for them to do it, if anything its good to get coverage of material to an audience before it becomes licensed. There are always people who take things too far and not everyone acts with a hive mind.

    I’m not going to argue against anime being violent, and hey sometimes it might inspire some bored, lifeless sick bastard to do something radical, but it’s no different from hollywood film and those are even worse, but we are not all these people.

    I also must add that if you believe violence (or otherwise “inappropriate” material) in all entertainment should be eradicated, then I have this to say: human beings, no matter their religious following, all need that source of “chaos” in their daily lives, you yourself write this article wanting a reaction from the public, wanting individuals to feel your opinion and to cause conflict between 2 groups with different opinions, and also to sway the neutrals to your side, the people who “know no better” are likely to believe your well displayed argument over those of the Otaku who are quite introvert and mostly couldn’t care less.
    Entertainment is a way for the modern day world to feed people this “chaos” without harming them, we no longer have drafted world wars where soldiers butcher each other for years on end (not in comparison to the world wars), we no longer have the harsh lifestyles and living environments we might have had 100 years ago and beyond (and remember, the Japanese only became a “civilized” society in the past 100 years).

    If you honestly believe that getting rid of ‘exposure’ all together will cure the world’s problems, then I suggest you take a course in psychology stat. If anything, the amount of exposure people get to the elements of violence/sexual connotation that is in anime is more likely a good thing.

    PS. If you, or any of your supporters are hardcore religious fanatics, believe there is no other path in life than Christ or another western derived god, than your argument is already void, don’t bother posting it anymore.

    Comment by Otaku — September 30, 2007 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

  110. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    Go back to church and stay the f–k off the internet. People like you give christianity and religion in general a bad name.

    Also in the future, you might want to research what you’re talking about before printing articles that are full of inaccuracies. Lying is a sin you know. You’re going to hell now.

    [Ed Note: In the future, please refrain from the f word. Thanks.]

    Comment by M-M-M-MEGA FAIL — September 30, 2007 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

  111. Anime fans, this is a fairly obviously tongue-in-cheek “Landover Baptist Church”-esque spoof attack article written just to yank yer cranks, just like this Adequacy.org “article” from several years back or the Cutiepie “Ban Anime” petition that still gets mentioned in anime forums from time to time as though it was meant to be taken seriously, and, if you write long-winded, five-plus-paragraph replies to it defending your liking anime, you’ve swallowed his bait.

    Sincerely,
    an almost 33-year old Ichigo Mashimaro fan (who would actually vote Republican if he wasn’t Canadian).

    Comment by Steve Brandon — September 30, 2007 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Inex — September 30, 2007 @ 2:41 pm | Reply

  113. ATTN: COMMENTERS

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    Comment by yotsub& — September 30, 2007 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

  114. BJ Tabor: Why don’t you brag about eating kittens for breakfast sicko? I am sorry, but I have zero tolerance for the anti-Christian bigotry that is the bases of socialism!

    You’re grossly misinformed. You’re thinking of Communism. Socialism allows and tolerates different religions, whereas Communism hates it. Make note of Karl Marx’s quote: “Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”

    The three ideologies in the middle (Socialism, Liberalism, Conservativism) are all tolerant of religions. The other ones, Communism and Fascism aren’t. The fact that you have no tolerance for any other religion really shows where you belong in your posts, doesn’t it? (E.g., Fascism)

    Comment by Jase — September 30, 2007 @ 2:49 pm | Reply

  115. Amen brother. Anime is the feces of television. You can tell how sick and depraved animu is by the illiterate fans that come to this blog to dispute the obvious. These “otaku” are completely reactionary, and cannot stand the thought of their life long love of Japanese dog crap being all for naught.

    May all anime fans burn in the vast flames of hell.

    Comment by Ninja337 — September 30, 2007 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

    • You know what? I give up!

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 7:55 am | Reply

  116. I agree that the majority of Japanese anime and manga contain immoral content, but there are exceptions, such as Bible Black, an anime that promotes a favorable view of Christianity.

    [Ed Note: We will look into that. Thank you.]

    Comment by Concerned adult — September 30, 2007 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  117. My dear Psycheout please go and troll about horror films and games and all that Hollywood and Postal 2 crap and do not troll about things you do not know … Postal 2 is as easy to obtain as a Higurashi torrent ….

    Comment by Very Cool — September 30, 2007 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

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    Comment by |\|3\/4|)4-74|\|1(_)\/3|2 — September 30, 2007 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 3:17 pm | Reply

  120. What is a blog?

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

  121. Op is a Newfag, sage this poop DESU!!!!

    Check your child’s computer for anime and anime terms, TODAY. Your child could become an otaku, a furry and even a murderer if not a sexual deviant. Don’t let it happen to you!

    I hope we take down all the kids with our ANIME!!

    [Ed Note: Please refrain from profanity in our comment thread, Etna. Thanks.]

    Comment by EtnaIsMyWife — September 30, 2007 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

  122. lol, blog

    Comment by Sinocard — September 30, 2007 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  123. Damnit, I hate you f—ing Christians. Keep your beliefs to your damn self, and stop trying to make anyone who doesn’t follow that f—ing hippy seem like evil people.

    [Ed Note: Please stop trying to ram your potty language down our throats. Hugs 'n' kisses! Jesus loves you!]

    Comment by Charles D — September 30, 2007 @ 3:27 pm | Reply

    • Please, don’t associate us with this guy.

      Comment by Draco Rex — June 12, 2012 @ 7:57 am | Reply

  124. Hay guyz, der rite! Animeh iz teh bad, letz all wach amerikun showz lyk Jackass nd 24.
    Which are, by and large SO much more intelligent and less violent than Japanese cartoons. Jack Bauer biting off the caratoid artery of another man? Bam Margera and his buddies going to a sperm bank and competing over who can produce more semen? Much more tasteful than animated and stylized action sequences involving fictional characters set in an alternate realm.

    Oh yes.
    Your myopic post and comments sicken me to the core and give a bad name to Christians worldwide. Why else do you think other people ridicule Christianity? Because a small but blatantly and inherently asinine minority of Christians spout nonsense conservative propaganda against Japanese children’s cartoons of all things, but do nothing of what Christian doctrine actually teaches: which is to tolerate all views and live within the society you are put in to better minister to your fellow citizens.
    Please, grow a brain.

    Comment by gheysekz4christ — September 30, 2007 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  125. Let’s see. Having counted, I have 347 anime DVDs. A total of THREE of them have pornographic content. Considering that non of the anime DVDs I have are edited, that should show that not ALL of them are overtly sexual.

    [Ed Note: Keep trying, otaku. You might get lucky yet! By the way, how many of those 347 did you actually buy?]

    Comment by Charles D — September 30, 2007 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

  126. IT’S A TROLL

    Comment by ANON — September 30, 2007 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  127. This is probably one of the best trolls ever. The effort, hardwork, and concept are all gold.

    Thanks for the laughs and smiles, guys! Keep it up!

    Comment by nyoron — September 30, 2007 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  128. OK, I’ve just about had enough. I work (ne, volunteer as I don’t get paid) for a fansub group that subs Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai. This show has probably one of the most complex, intricate storylines that I’ve ever encountered. The series does come from a series of games by the same name by 07thExpansion. The anime is produced by Studio DEEN. 07thExpansion is a Japanese company that specializes in the creation of visual novels known as sound novels. They started out drawing for the trading card game Leaf Fight, but they are most famous for creating the dōjin game series Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. Their last release as dōjin makers was the fandisc of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, in December 2006. After that, 07th Expansion transitioned from a dōjin soft maker to a commercial organization. (taken from Wikipedia). In other words, they may have started out as dōjins, but they aren’t anymore. Studio DEEN is a long-standing (non-hentai) anime producer (for the LONG list of works, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_DEEN as it would be too long to reproduce here).

    The episode in question is the 7th episode in an 8 episode story arc. This story arc is mainly about how if everyone gets together and depends on each other, then injustice and bad “fate” can be averted. The particular injustice in this arc is about one of the main protagonists named Satoko, and how she is being seriously physically abused by her violent uncle. During one of the previous episodes, another character, Shion, gets so mad after hearing what is happening to Satoko that she momentarilly goes insane (there is a good reason for why the characters seem to act insane, btw.) and wants to go and murder Teppei, Satoko’s uncle. She gets talked out of it by ANOTHER main character (wow! so many main protagonists, not just Rena) named Keiichi who convinces her that violence isn’t the way to solve the problem. In fact, this episode (#12) and the previous 3 are about how everyone bands together and petitions the Child Welfare Service and the Police to protect Satoko from horrible child abuse. They end up succeeding in getting the Police and the Child Welfare Service to intercede and protect Satoko. Hmmm…. WOW! using non-violent means to solve a problem! Ok, sarcastic comments aside, this really is one of the main themes in this series – how to depend on each other and trust each other rather than doing everything by yourself and mistrusting everyone around you. Sounds like a pretty good lesson to me.

    Oh, and by the way, we, and many other fansub groups, stop distributing our releases when someone (FunImation, Geneon, ADV, etc.) licenses an anime – however inferior we think their subtitling/dubbing may be. Also, the “Motivational” picture of Satoko and Keiichi (http://blogs4brownback.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/higurashi-chance-large.jpg) was taken from an imageboard forum known as 4chan. The words are taken completely out of context as Keiichi is trying to help Satoko not do anything perverted to her.

    Psycheout, please hire somebody to do some factfinding for you. You will go farther as a journalist if you get your facts correct. As the old proverb goes, better to keep your mouth shut and let everyone think you’re an idiot than open it and remove all doubt. Seriously, factfinding is an important part in any journalism endeavour. It gives you credibility. I won’t bother pointing out the many fact errors and logical fallacies as others have done this quite well.

    P.S. Kaioshin-sama and bdtb: I see what you did there.

    Comment by Ichigo69 — September 30, 2007 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  129. If you want to see an anime that are made for children, look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arashi_no_Yoru_Ni or, Stormy Night as the English name is.
    Swedish television had an anime night where they showed a bunch of different movies, and this one were shown as the last movie for the night, starting somewhere at 4am. I had originally planned just to watch some of it and then turn it off, but it turned out to be quite cute and also had a depth to the story which adults can find interesting as well.
    Its quite similar to a Disney movie in a couple of points, but also deviates from their style, showing that the world isnt just black and white. Even the cute and cuddly goats are being hateful against their own kin for doing something they dont want.
    That’s something I think anime is great for, they can take up subjects that aren’t normally addressed in movies in western entertainment, especially in entertainment focused for children.

    Im 22, male, atheist, and cried a bit at the end of the movie.

    Comment by Spacecake — September 30, 2007 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  130. >These cartoons are not suitable for children.

    Obviously, sir. All of these shows are shown at late night, that is 12:30 am. Most kids are asleep, and never get the chance to watch these shows.

    >Check your child’s computer for anime and anime terms, TODAY. Your child could become an otaku, a furry and even a murderer if not a sexual deviant. Don’t let it happen to you!

    Otaku refers to someone whose life revolves only around manga and anime. Most of us consider ourselves fans, in the same way there are manga fans, trekkies, role players, and the like. We are mature enough to know what is good and bad.

    Comment by Rabid Otaku that will slaughter you with a big, sharp hatchet — September 30, 2007 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  131. helping to spread the word

    OTAKUS ARE MURDERERS ALL OF THEM! DONT LET YOUR KIDS TO WATCH ANIME!

    Comment by narutard — September 30, 2007 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  132. You’re an idiot. Why is it that whenever people like you see anime you automatically think OMG PORN MADE FOR KIDS. RAAAAAGGGEEAGTDEGJELGHJHJFGT! CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL!

    Comment by Brendan T. Buck — September 30, 2007 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  133. This is complete and utter lies. You’re basing your entire assumption of an entire subculture off your knowledge of the freaks of said subculture. Yeah, we have some freaks. So does YOUR subculture. Everything turns out a couple rapists and murderers to combine with it’s normal people. I enjoy anime immensely, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to murder people.

    [Ed Note: Are you sure about that? You might be a ticking time bomb.]

    Comment by Lauren — September 30, 2007 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  134. I’ve never gotten into anime. I don’t really understand why it’s so popular, frankly. They all look like they’re animated by the same artist.

    Comment by ChenZhen — September 30, 2007 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  135. Haven’t you realized that rape is like saying hello in Japan?

    Comment by Anon — September 30, 2007 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

  136. Whoops, accidently made a post that I didn’t want to quite yet. Anyways, not all anime is made for kids. To the same point, not all of it is Eroge based murder shows. What people like you often ignore is the crucial middle ground, shows that are made for the 18-49 age group, and for teenagers. In anime there are War Dramas (MS Gundam), Romance shows (Love Hina), Fantasy (Record of Lodoss War), and comedy (Haruhi). Only a small percentage of series are shows like the one you mentioned. And when that happens, the show is specifically made for adults, like one wouldn’t want to show their children an episode of Law and Order. In essence, anime is like any other medium for art and entertainment.

    Otaku, themselves, are equally layered. Sure, one of us goes postal every couple years, but what sector of humanity doesn’t? Not all of us are loli obsessed, and some of us even distaste Doujin. Heck, we aren’t even all that anti social, I dare you to go to an anime con sometime soon. We can be very social when we want to. Not all of us are the murderous Hikkimoris you’d like to potray as.

    Comment by Brendan T. Buck — September 30, 2007 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  137. Please tell me this is just an awesome troll. Otherwise, this post is so full of failure it makes me want to cover my face in palms.

    [Ed Note: While the article truly is awesome in its scope and grasp of the facts, you just might want to keep your palms at the ready....]

    Comment by ­ — September 30, 2007 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  138. Finally a person making sense! Animu is indeed a diesese upon the the non-Japanese public! If it was made for the Japanese, it is not culturally accepted elsewhere. My god, when these characters start killing in these animation productions, its not uncommon to see real life people take the actions of these so called “heroes.” May god bless your soul, finally someone who agrees with me!

    Comment by 4chan — September 30, 2007 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  139. I disagree entirely, I don’t know why people think they all look the same. Everyone I know can tell specific artists styles.

    Comment by Charles D — September 30, 2007 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  140. I’ve never nanodesu~’d but it seems pretty fun to do. I wouldn’t mind trying.

    Comment by Nanodesu~ — September 30, 2007 @ 4:57 pm | Reply

  141. Hilarious.

    Comment by Anon — September 30, 2007 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

  142. So basically, this is pretty lulz. Keep up the hilarious work.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

  143. THE EARTH IS FLAT
    JESUS RODE ON A DINOSAUR
    ANIME IS AN INSTRUMENT OF SATAN

    Comment by lolwut — September 30, 2007 @ 5:18 pm | Reply

  144. “How can this be? Hardly anyone outside of Japan has any reason to learn Japanese.”

    Wow. Fail.

    Try these people, moron:

    People who want to STUDY IN Japan
    People who want to TEACH Japanese
    People who want to LEARN Japanese for the pleasure of knowing another (and valuable) language
    People who want to PRESERVE Japanese culture and language
    People who want to conduct and/or participate in BUSINESS in Japan
    People who want to WORK in Japan
    People who want to COMMUNICATE WITH Japanese people (friends, business partners, pen pals, etc.)
    People who want to UNDERSTAND what Japanese people are saying, what Japanese lyrics mean, or what is being said in a TV show or movie.

    I am offended. I teach Japanese. There are PLENTY of people who have GOOD reason to learn Japanese, outside of Japan.

    I am not into anime, either, but honestly, your post is ridiculous. Why not try researching a little before you make ridiculous, vague claims?

    To add, I must mention that violence happens everywhere. Everyday. In every way. Religion, sexual orientation, political preference, favored TV shows…these factors can not always be a reason why people kill or don’t kill. There are Pagans who are bad people. There are Catholics who are bad people; murderers, in fact. There are Democrats and Republicans who are bad people. There are fans of The Simpsons who are bad people. There are fans of the movie ‘The Notebook’ who are bad people. There are gays who murder. There are straights who murder. There are people who even like the color blue…and yet…they murder! Shocking, I know!

    Try some culture and research next time, friend.

    Comment by Amy — September 30, 2007 @ 5:23 pm | Reply

  145. I particularly like the generalization; “Because Asians do not believe in G-d…”

    Which points out, A. That you know very little about Shintoism that you harass in your article. Perhaps you should edit that to read ‘The Christian God’. Which brings me to…

    B. The near two-million Christian people in Japan might disagree with you there. Which shuffles us along to point C…

    C. ‘Anime’, as you have defined it, is ‘Japanese Cartooning’. So, where along the lines of commenting on religion did you decide to include the ENTIRETY of Asia in your poorly-researched ramble about Religion vs. Anime?

    This is entire article is a disgrace, lacking in the very fundamentals of essay writing; IE. Citations.

    Please, if you intend to be a bigot, at very least do so wisely. If the very foundation of your essay lacks even the most basic facts, you’re hopelessly unfit to write more than one paragraph about it. Really. Spare people the fifteen minutes required to correct your pitiable mistakes, which could be cured by a trip to the library, or even a prace around Google’s circuit.

    Also: “How can this be? Hardly anyone outside of Japan has any reason to learn Japanese.”

    There is a HUGE reason for people outside of Japan to learn Japanese. This is for culture-interchange, and so that those who decide to pen despicably primitive articles on subjects relating to Japan can perhaps do more research about them first in the future.

    Comment by M.J.S. — September 30, 2007 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

  146. May your campaign fail harder than you do at understanding what you research.

    Comment by djfn — September 30, 2007 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  147. The blog is obviously a joke, f—tards. What pisses me off is comments agreeing with it.

    [Ed Note: What pisses me off is people who feel the need to curse on a family-friendly blog.]

    Comment by Mr.Pumpkin — September 30, 2007 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  148. Epic troll blog. Maybe you’ll be able to win the Bizarro World general elections in 2012 bibletards.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 5:51 pm | Reply

  149. I’ve read a book that contains violence, murder, genocide, bestiality, racism, sexism, multiple violations against human rights, rape, paedophilia, incest, torture, slavery and other kinds of sick things. In fact, some believe in this book so much that they sometimes blow up buildings, murder and/or oppress people who don’t live “right” and in some occasions invade countries! I’m looking at YOU christians. If we should ban anime for being “lewd”, “violent” etc then we should ban the bible too. But oh no! That’s totally different! Christians are fine people, anime fans are pure evil! Right? Why is violence, rape and other sick things fine as long as it’s in the bible? It’s YOU people who are the bigots, not us!

    This article is another fine example of christian hypocrisy and delusion.

    Comment by Marcus Udkip — September 30, 2007 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

  150. “I’ve never gotten into anime. I don’t really understand why it’s so popular, frankly. They all look like they’re animated by the same artist.”

    Just like all asian people look the same, you obviously haven’t seen much anime.

    [Ed Note: ChenZhen just might be Asian, Otaku. Well played. You may have just made a new friend today.]

    Comment by Otaku — September 30, 2007 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

  151. Wait, this blog isn’t a joke? Its so false & silly that anyone that actually believes it is mental. Guess thats how the internet is but wow…

    Comment by LR — September 30, 2007 @ 6:05 pm | Reply

  152. I’m fascinated to learn that “anti-Christian bigotry” is the “bases” [sic] of socialism. Here I was, reading the Acts of the Apostles (2:42-47), thinking it provided the perfect basis for at least some socialization in government:

    “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking break in their homes. They are their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”

    Oops. Guess I was wrong. Yes, now I clearly see that socialism is full of anti-Christian bigotry. The first Christians would be horrified to see people living in communities like this in modern times.

    Comment by Ali — September 30, 2007 @ 6:07 pm | Reply

  153. You know, using a 4chan macro automatically makes your argument look stupid.

    Comment by What — September 30, 2007 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

  154. ╤.╤

    Wow. You really DON’T know very much about anime do you?

    BJ Tabor: Jesusfreak. I’m Christian, but I absolutely positively cannot stand people that will jump off an airplane a couple miles above the Earth to prove that God is real.

    Because you don’t have PROOF.

    And that frog thing? They aren’t turning it invisible. They are converting the skin cells and making them slightly transparent so they can easily make research on its organs and muscles and whatnot.

    Comment by Tape Wad — September 30, 2007 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

  155. You forgot about the nig­gers

    [Ed Note: Do they even have any in anime?]

    Comment by Wilford T. Snacks — September 30, 2007 @ 6:14 pm | Reply

  156. Everything about this article made me ill. I havent seen such a terriblely informed article since the Fox new Fiasco.
    The shows brought over from Japan DO NOT have the maturity ripped out of them. are you Retarded?
    Do you thin kthat Pokemon is a giant Orgy then they edited it? You Fail Enjoy your Aids of lies.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 6:17 pm | Reply

  157. It’s amazing how ignorant people can be.

    This must mean that the Columbine incident happened because of anime!

    Comment by SUPIEROR RELIGION — September 30, 2007 @ 6:28 pm | Reply

  158. Joke article…?

    Comment by Madfoot713 — September 30, 2007 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

  159. It turns out the episode was edited before being broadcast though, huh? From what I read, a bloody axe was removed from the episode, right? But that has nothing in common with an axe murder, right? Heh.

    Yes, it was edited, but it was, like many stated above, only in the opening song. And before it was edited out, that picuture only lasted less then a second.

    [Ed Note: Aha! A subliminal message embedded in the cartoon urging viewers to kill, kill, KILL!]

    Comment by JohnNhoj — September 30, 2007 @ 6:49 pm | Reply

  160. I read it.

    I lol’d.

    Comment by Tora — September 30, 2007 @ 6:52 pm | Reply

  161. Thank god I found this article. My son was thinking of watching Pokemon and that show about Kirby in Japanese. I am very happy I stumbled upon this article before he viewed those explicitly violent and perverted works of Satan before they were cleaned up enough to be safe for him to watch.
    Amen

    [Ed Note: We live to serve Him and the public interest. Thank you.]

    Comment by Jonathan Wright — September 30, 2007 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

  162. I like how you don’t name anime that are acutally aimed at children, like Pokemon, or Sailor Moon. You’re entire basis is off a, truth be told, amazing show. And, funny, you learn why all these kids are killing and dying in the second season, which hasn’t even finished in Japan. As someone who’s played through all the games, let me tell you this: it’s not because they watched animu.

    [Ed Note: I think you'll find a mention of Pokemon if you actually try reading the article. I'm not sure why Psycheout didn't mention Sailor Harlot, but the heavily researched article is already pretty long.]

    Comment by Sarah — September 30, 2007 @ 7:02 pm | Reply

  163. BTW, BJ, were you aware when you were a tiny little fetus, had we been able to look at you, you would have had see-through skin too. Which reminds me, you’re saying they’re trying to make them completely invisible, while they’re actually just trying to make them have see-through skin. Yet another case of not reading into something. LOL.

    Comment by Sarah — September 30, 2007 @ 7:06 pm | Reply

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    Comment by desu — September 30, 2007 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

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    Comment by desu — September 30, 2007 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  169. We used to allow my son to subscribe to Anime (or Manga) magazines. One day he started pointing out his favorite comics. One of them basically gave the message that it is better to kill oneself (and this would be an honorable death) than fail. Many of the other comics he was drawn to was filled with mystic powers and violence. We decided he probably shouldn’t read such magazines again, and our children are not allowed to watch Anime on tv either. We’ve tried watching a couple episodes with our kids, and just don’t feel they are appropriate for our children.

    [Ed Note: Wow, what a story. Thanks for sharing that.]

    Comment by reallifeinsc — September 30, 2007 @ 7:32 pm | Reply

    • Might I point out that your son may have been reading manga based upon the way of the samurai, which practiced an honourable death by one’s own sword before dying in shame? It did not practice self-righteous suicide for something trivial. The people shown dying rather than failing probably knew that it would only shame themselves or were, in themselves, evil? If you stop them from anime and manga, you might as well stop them from television and mainstream media on the whole. In fact, get off of the Internet and go live in seclusion if you want safety from such influences.

      Comment by Kid with insight — April 28, 2009 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

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    Comment by desu — September 30, 2007 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

  172. DID SOMEONE SAY DESU?

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    Comment by desu — September 30, 2007 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  173. @ BJ Tabor: It’s not anti-Christian, it’s anti-religion, just like the internet. Get it right, now.

    Comment by theorangemage — September 30, 2007 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

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    Comment by boku — September 30, 2007 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

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    Comment by junk — September 30, 2007 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  176. I totally agree with this– what we need is to batten down the security, beat all of our kids who are into anything related to Japan until they bleed and see that violence isn’t something to be glorified, and instead of freeing the Middle East, we should “Free” the good lord in heaven above out of these yellow-skinned slanty-eyed deformed human beings!

    Praise the lord, pass the ammo, never approve of anything different, and NEVER question authority! While I’m at it, will you write why homosexuals are ruining the economy, and how Jews did 9/11? There has to be over nine-thousand ways to prove those to be true.

    Comment by Alex A. Ackbar — September 30, 2007 @ 7:44 pm | Reply

  177. DESU DESU DESU DESU … [x13000]

    [Ed Note: What does saying DESU 13000 times accomplish. Is that some sort of Japanese curse or something?]

    Comment by desu — September 30, 2007 @ 8:27 pm | Reply

  178. DESU DESU DESU

    Comment by desu — September 30, 2007 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

  179. Wow, the republicans will bring up anything to take attention away from the war in Iraq. I heard Brownie was in on the secret meeting to bomb Iran today.

    Comment by Bob Vila — September 30, 2007 @ 8:43 pm | Reply

  180. I’m proasting in your comments without a name.

    Comment by ­­ — September 30, 2007 @ 8:43 pm | Reply

  181. Sorry, it wasn’t the most long-winded thing I have ever written. I just got so into it that I thought it was really long.

    Comment by Not being revealed — September 30, 2007 @ 8:44 pm | Reply

  182. Get your facts straight. Not all anime is hentai, or excessively violent for that matter. Ever see any blood, boobs, or knives in Pokemon? Don’t think so. Many shonen and other famous types of anime and manga are directed at younger audiences, for kids ages 6-18. And who are you to say that Buddhism and Shintoism are primitive? Just because they’re not the religion that you have, or they don’t have God, they’re automatically primitive? Judaism is one of the first major religions out there, and Christianity is a branch-off of Judaism, since Jesus himself was a Jew. And sure, there are some anime out there that promote violence and sex, but it’s all fake. They’re cartoons, and shouldn’t be taken seriously. And you think you’re so high-and-mighty because you make fun of furries and people who obsess over anime. You obsess over putting things down, so you’re no better than any of them.
    And fansubs are just helping out the people who want to watch and read anime and manga that aren’t in America or the rest of the Western society. I myself look towards fansubs for Naruto, Dragonball, One Piece, and many other animes. And i read that someone says that all anime look like they’re from the same artist. That’s kind of like saying all Asians look alike. You obviously haven’t seen all the different types of anime out there. For instance, Pokemon looks nothing like FLCL, or InuYasha.
    Another thing. Anime is fiction, many manga and anime are fantasies, others are crime dramas, others romance shows. I happen to be a fan of shonen manga and anime, because the fantasy and fictional elements appeal to me. I’m 15 years old and shonen is made for my age group.
    And don’t be saying anime nerds are antisocial. Go to ComicCon and other anime conventions and see how social they are. I myself am wanting to go to one soon.
    Wow, this is the most long-winded thing i have ever written. Don’t bash things that you don’t know anything about. Self-loving prick.

    [Ed Note: If you would like to donate some funds and we can raise enough for the trip, we will send Psycheout to Comiket for some investigative reporting.]

    Comment by Not being revealed — September 30, 2007 @ 8:45 pm | Reply

  183. Oh, I see someone’s scared of replying openly

    Let’s get this straight then, shall we?

    You should consider yourself lucky an Asian even bothers talking to something inferior, it’s talking to a chimp, but hey, today is your lucky day.

    I don’t care if its anime, manga, Korean MMOs or Chinese music, you better revise your decision to talk shit about Asian culture.

    What’s this, butthurt about being culturally dominated? Your own cartoons too poopy and inferior? I thought so. Asians have beaten you to the stretch faster and better than you’ve ever imagined.

    I didn’t come to America to buy your trash or partake in your “culture”, the American people and the american flag aren’t even worth the effort it would take me to spit on. I’m here to make money off your gullible citizens, I’m here to take advantage of your wealth and your society to the max, then I’m taking everything I’ve earned straight back to China where someday I will use my abilities to supersede your inferior civilization. Just something to think about, white servant.

    [Ed Note: Ah, the truth comes out. We are so lucky, ne?]

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — September 30, 2007 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

  184. @ Marcus Udkip

    i c wut u did thar

    Comment by ­­ — September 30, 2007 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

  185. Dear Lord.

    I’m a staunch conservative, but it’s people like you who are the cancer that is killing /gop/.

    Rudy Giuliani. Vote for him instead.

    Also, DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  186. “http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070927/od_afp/sciencejapanbiologyanimal_070927185409

    They are messing around God’s creation to make invisible frogs! That’s right invisible frogs. Probably some failed attempt to fake more fossils but what they are shooting for is clear; invisible Japanese porn stars! The Japanese are so sick and twisted that want to get off on not watching people have sex. That is lower than low, that is low. This makes the case closed as far as anime goes; it is all part of the anti-life sex cult they have turned into.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — September 29, 2007 @ 6:40 pm”

    First of all BJ I think that if you read the post about the frogs that you would get the name right. They didn’t say INVISIBLE frogs they mentioned them as “see-through frogs” and the reasons behind them doing it was so it would let them observe organs, blood vessels and eggs under the skin without performing dissections.
    I wish people could read at times and not just make up what they wanted to.

    Second:
    Japans history goes back a lot further than Americas and I’m sure their religion has been around longer than yours also.

    I’m Australian and from what I read in Newspapers and see on TV these days with the War in Iraq and even going back to the Policing Action that was the Vietnam. Now are you going to justify that along with any War report or movie ever made in America? if anything stop the BS and learn about that which you know nothing about.

    Anime has been around now since the 50’s and 60’s starting with toons such as Astro Boy or Kimbo the white lion. There have been hundreds maybe even thousands of animation shows that have been made in America also would you like me to start with naming them and the horrors that they showed the kids back in the 60’s that Walt Disney or Hannar Barberra made back then.

    Now get off of your high horse and take your trash talk else where. You have no right to talk about that which you know nothing about. They put a halt on release also as a show of respect to the parties involved in the Murder in japan by not airing the episode of School Days. Now you can go and crawl back under your rock.

    100% Australian Atheist and proud of it

    Comment by RavensHate — September 30, 2007 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  187. Ah, doesn’t have the intelligence to form an argument so he tries to resort to censorship

    Well, here’s something you’d love to fix up

    I’m glad ASIAN “religions” are nothing like Christianity, congrats there on being so entrenched in faith. Can’t stand the truth? Can’t put reason before belief? Can’t justify it without your primitive sense of morality? Well, it’s quite a wonder the more intelligent of you apes haven’t rounded up the Christian filth and lead them into the gas chambers.

    You cry persecution, where there isn’t any. Come to China and we’ll show you Christian persecution. Any Asian caught being Christian is a traitor to the race and an ingrate to his superior genetics, and are therefore free game for beatings and harassment. The government practically encourages it. You’re welcome to join. Hell, at this rate, you’re not going to be safe anywhere.

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — September 30, 2007 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

  188. HELPING TO SPREAD THE WORD!!

    http://animenarutard.blogspot.com/2007/09/otakus-are-murderers-all-of-them-dont.html

    Comment by narutard — September 30, 2007 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

  189. You replied to my comment with sarcasm. I SAID I WAS FIFTEEN YEARS OLD! WHY THE HELL (yeah go ahead and be mad at me for sayinh Hell.) WOULD I DONATE MONEY SO YOU CAN GO TO A CONVENTION AND NOT ME?! I have better things to spend my money on. You didn’t even address my entire comment, can’t think of any sarcastic comebacks for THAT, CAN YA?!
    For this, I HADOUKEN you. Look that one up.

    Comment by Not being revealed — September 30, 2007 @ 9:18 pm | Reply

  190. Stereotyping? Irrational fear? A fake understanding of a foreign subculture? I smell a conservative who just lost favor with a quarter of the younger American populous.

    I see more violence and sexual motives in American television programs and movies anyway.

    Now, I could go watch CSI and see a hooker get murdered with realistic props and acting, or I could go watch gigantic robots blow each other up in an anime with animation and mediocre voice acting.

    Seriously, what the hell are you thinking?

    [Ed Note: We'll get to tv, but I don't think Psycheout even watches any. And I don't think that Sisyphus, with his hectic work schedule, has the time to watch either. We have to start somewhere.]

    Comment by You are controlled by your fear — September 30, 2007 @ 9:20 pm | Reply

  191. Hello, Reginald T Gibbons.
    Long time no see!

    Comment by Jim — September 30, 2007 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

  192. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    thanks B4B, I was having a poopy day till i read the responses to this troll.
    also on the topic of religion. I called the cops on some jehova witnesses a few days back for trespassing. the [KEEP OUT] sign is there for a reason, stay the freak off my lawn

    [Ed Note: Please watch your language, Richthofen. And aren't you dead?]

    Comment by Red Baron — September 30, 2007 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

  193. Awesome.

    When the Rapture happens and your body drops due to being vacated by the stupidity, the world will cheer a little harder.

    Comment by D. Samuelson — September 30, 2007 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

  194. I’m the “anonymous” who wrote what is currently comment 36 on September 30, 2007 @ 11:58 am. I have no relation to the other Anonymous who have posted comments on this blog entry, and apologize for their conduct.

    Yes, I broke rule #5. But I don’t care, I’m from iichan.

    Comment by anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

  195. It appears I have stirred up a hornets nest of lost souls. So many fursonas, so little time. And as Sam Brown suggested, we will take donations. I’ll report on Comic Market if y’all send in enough money! Perhaps I could even bring some of those poor otakus to Christ, in His glorious name. Please help up spread the Word.

    And I will keep to my word and review how wholesome the next episode of Higurashi really is, if it ever comes out.

    Comment by Psycheout — September 30, 2007 @ 9:36 pm | Reply

  196. you are insulting my country and my culture! f-ing psycheout lamer

    [Ed Note: Foul language alert!]

    Comment by asian guy — September 30, 2007 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

  197. Sorry, I don’t give money to lesser beings.

    Not to mention I go to a better university (filling up that spot so some American can’t get in), have a better job and a better future than you rednecks, enjoy bagging my groceries.

    Can’t complain, just thought you’d like to know.

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — September 30, 2007 @ 9:46 pm | Reply

  198. lol fag believes in God GOD GOD GOD GOD also god does not exist

    Comment by AmInE — September 30, 2007 @ 9:47 pm | Reply

  199. I find it utterly hilarious that the word “poop” was replaced, wordfilter’d, if you will, with “poop,” while “niggers” remains as is.

    [Ed Note: Watch it, buddy. You have been warned.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  200. “[Ed Note: ChenZhen just might be Asian, Otaku. Well played. You may have just made a new friend today.]”

    I’m pointing out the ignorance of all. Some say asians all look the same, that’s because they ignore the details and only look at the faint surface look of something, asian or not, it’s one of those generalizations, nice way to fail.

    [Ed Note: Backpedal, backpedal, backpedal!]

    Comment by Otaku — September 30, 2007 @ 9:53 pm | Reply

  201. I won’t say much, but if this article is serious, I must say I’m quite offended. However, I will keep my KOOL and be polite to you.

    Higurashi is indeed an extremely violent series, AT TIMES. It is not the main focus of the series and is certainly not portrayed as being the right thing to do. Higurashi is violent to show how violence is wrong, however, you need to follow the series carefully to realize this. (If you want to sample Higurashi, I suggest Episode 6 of the KAI series of it)

    Going to Anime in General, yes, hentai (anime pornography) exists, however it is certainly not all anime. Pokemon wasn’t edited that much in America, your claim to it being worse in japanese doesn’t go very far. From what I’ve seen of Pokemon in Japanese, it’s not too different from the english, child-friendly version.

    This is to say that there is anime for all types of ages, children, teens, and adults. Anime is an artform, not a single genre, so please don’t treat the whole artform like it’s horrid murder-promoting smut. That is seriously extremely far from the truth, and I hope you can accept that.

    I guess I did end up saying quite a bit.
    Anyway, I thank you for reading my input and I hope you reply.

    [Ed Note: Thank you for being civil. However, would it be necessary to show pornography to demonstrate that it's wrong? Perhaps a tastefully done sodomy scene to show that the bottom is for exit only? I don't think so. Nobody does!]

    Comment by Reason — September 30, 2007 @ 10:01 pm | Reply

  202. Ingenius propaganda

    Comment by sss — September 30, 2007 @ 10:09 pm | Reply

  203. Youre changing ike the weather.
    We cant be together.

    I go so low.
    Im not a Yo-Yo.

    Comment by JJJ JJ J — September 30, 2007 @ 10:09 pm | Reply

  204. What a laughable blog. I sincerely hope this is a big joke, because I found it elsewhere being used for laughs. I don’t know where to start in criticizing/educating people like this, so I’ll just say that you need to do a little more research before you attack something you don’t understand. It sounds the writer had some little fragment of a reason to hate anime and then intellectualized it.

    Like many of the people here, I am from 4chan. Feel free to visit if you want to see something that’s truly corrupting.

    Comment by Suiseiseki — September 30, 2007 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  206. O LAWDZ AM I IN HEVEN?

    THIS REALLY OPENED MY EYES TO WHAT A MURDERER I AM. now i will just watch cartoons that are really suited for the children of western civilization. You know, like all drawn together.

    Comment by nomnomnom — September 30, 2007 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  208. WHEN I WAS

    Comment by anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:11 pm | Reply

  209. A YOUNG BOY

    Comment by anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

  210. Uh oh, we’ve been linked to by a furry forum. And if the idiot who just keeps commenting with “DESU” over and over again, this thread will be locked and you will be banned. It doesn’t entertain anyone other than yourself. That includes pro and con sides, moron.

    Comment by Psycheout — September 30, 2007 @ 10:15 pm | Reply

  211. What’s there to apologize for? Anime and Asian culture is superior and they’re just in denial. Higurashi or whatever this is is violent, and Hentai is perverted and demonic. Wouldn’t have it any less. Guess what. All Asian kids are exposed to these elements you’re so scared of letting your kids see. Christians like to think they’re doing themselves a favor by putting their heads in the sand. Result? Weak, inferior minds easily shocked and turned by their emotions. Whereas ASIAN children grow up with a strong sense of reason, a firm grasp on reality and minus any of your moral trash. And we’re here to use it to our advantage.

    If you really wanted to “protect” your children’s innocence, why not just saw off their limbs and put them in a box? They’re not going anywhere, nothing to harm them, no need to risk it.

    We’ve got any kind of porn that pleases us, any sort of violence that entertains us. And it affects us in no way because we’re already desensitized and have far more control over ourselves. Your mainstream Hollywood brand of violence and sex are too narrow and limited. If Americans can’t handle it, that’s fine, turning into murderers and rapists great when it’s not on my own people.

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — September 30, 2007 @ 10:17 pm | Reply

  212. Nonsense commenters are being blocked out. Bye bye, DESU guy and anyone else who posts the same thing over and over. It makes the thread unreadable. Venting is fine. Spamming is not. Don’t make me lock this thread down, please. That would do nobody any good.

    Thanks.

    Comment by Sam Brown — September 30, 2007 @ 10:19 pm | Reply

  213. LOLWUT

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

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    Comment by VERY GAY MAN — September 30, 2007 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  215. lawl

    Frak you weeaboos, you all know anime is for sick pedos, furfags and social outcasts. If you say you don’t fap to lolicon, you’re either lying or a yaoi fangirl.

    Comment by Anonymous- Hacker Gang on Steroids — September 30, 2007 @ 10:23 pm | Reply

  216. LMAO… stupid people and their stupid blogs, repeating media’s coverage and trying to “sound” like someone with an above average IQ. If you actually cared so much about the subject, you would watch “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” or as it is being published in the U.S. “When They Cry”. Higurashi’s main theme is about avoiding violence, friendship, trust and mystery. The fact that it has “shocking scenes” like someone getting their head split open with a cleaver and not “an axe” has a reason for it and you would understand if you actually watched the show. But now you will give me that “bla bla bla, no one has the right to kill, bla bla bla” crap. If I started talking about american TV shows it would be much worse, since you are the kind of media follower that thinks that “anime is for kids”. Let me get this straight for you, there are anime for adults AND IF KIDS WATCH IT, IT’S THEIR MOTHERFREACKING PARENTS FAULT and if people kill each other because they played some videogame, they watched some movie or anime, that just proves that they were already fudged up and that they used as an excuse to kill someone.

    The rest of your article is even crappier, since christiniaty is poop, all blind christians deserve to be die in a horrible way and since you use religion as fundament for your acusations, it just shows how a flipping fanatic you are. You are no better than those faggots from the time of the Inquisition or those meanies from Israel and Palestine that use religion as a cause for killing innocent people, I just hope that you have a horrible life and thank your god for being the faggot that you are since you have to copy-paste someone else’s misinformed articles and fill them with religious crap just to relieve some stress from your crappy christian life. I will just continue enjoying Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and other anime when I actually care to watch anime, since you were trying to offend “otaku”, but I’m no fanatic, I can spend months without playing or watching anything, so your theory is feces.

    [Ed Note: Watch your potty language, you deranged and unhinged furson.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:24 pm | Reply

  217. Frak? FRAK? I DIDN’T SAY FRAK. I SAID FUDGE. Who cares about language when you have higurashi imagery on your blog? Pickles.

    [Ed Note: If you don't watch your foul mouth, nobody will hear any more of what little you have to say, cobag. This is a family-friendly website, vulgarian.]

    Comment by Anonymous- Hacker Gang on Steroids — September 30, 2007 @ 10:27 pm | Reply

  218. SAM MOTHER FreaKING BROWN, NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE PIECE OF poo OF A CHRISTIAN THAT YOU ARE, AND IF YOU THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE VENTING WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT BEING A CHRISTIAN IS A BUNCH OF feces THEN YOU ARE RIGHT. I’M VENTING BECAUSE I’M SICK AND TIRED OF MOTHERlovING CHRISTFAGS TRYING TO MAKE EVERYONE THINK LIKE THEM, YOU ARE JUST A BUNCH OF LOSERS THAT THINK LIKE 16TH CENTURY EUROPEANS AND YOU SIMPLY DIDN’T EVOLVE. YOU ARE THE CANCER THAT IS KILLING THE WEST AND THAT PUTS OTHER CHRISTFAGS LIKE BUSH IN POWER. CHRISTIANITY IS OBSOLETE BY SOMETHING CALLED SCIENCE, EVER HEARD OF IT? IT’S THE SAME THING THAT ALLOWS YOU TO KILL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD WHILE YOU ARE IN LUXURY TRYING TO PROVOKE OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR BELIEFS AND THE STUFF THAT THEY LIKE, YOU SHOULD BE ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE DYING IN THE WAR, YOUR GOD DAMNED WAR THAT “GOD ASKED YOU TO DO IT”, THAT’S WHAT YOUR MOTHERhamburger CHRISTIAN PRESIDENT SAID, ISN’T IT? JUST SHUT UP ABOUT RELIGION AND DIE!

    [Ed Note: Your caps lock appears to be stuck and your language on potty. Watch it, bub. Ah, I see you've posted this comment several times and then a few screenfuls of nonsense. You have been banned, loser. Enjoy. We're pretty much into having an open forum here, so why do apes like you have to try and ruin it for everybody else, huh?]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

  219. “This is a family-friendly website, vulgarian”

    *points to disemboweled girl at the top of the page*

    Comment by Anonymous- Hacker Gang on Steroids — September 30, 2007 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

  220. Comment by Anonymous- Hacker Gang on Steroids — September 30, 2007 @ 10:33 pm | Reply

  221. saging a blog.

    Comment by sage — September 30, 2007 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  222. Cowards, you call yourselves Anonymous?

    Notice how he doesn’t have what it takes to mess with me because I don’t apologize or try to hide anything, he knows anything he says will be slammed right down with Asian superiority.

    It’s alright, just read and tremble inside, one step closer to learning your place. Better lock the thread now before further humiliation, hm?

    [Ed Note: I am so afraid of you, I just wet myself. I wouldn't dare mess with your comments. They speak for themselves. Tremble, tremble. But I do appreciate that you are frank about what you have to say and don't hide behind a fake email address. Oh, oops!]

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — September 30, 2007 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  223. Wow! Wonder what’s gonna happen when he gets to something like Kodomo no Jikan…

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:36 pm | Reply

  224. DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU

    [Ed Note: Buh bye.]

    Comment by desu — September 30, 2007 @ 10:36 pm | Reply

  225. Reporting in!

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST #2 — September 30, 2007 @ 10:37 pm | Reply

  226. VIVA EL DESU

    [Ed Note: Wow, you really win with a compelling argument like that. Did I mention 'buh bye?']

    Comment by desu — September 30, 2007 @ 10:38 pm | Reply

  227. LOL EPIC TROLL

    Comment by gdf — September 30, 2007 @ 10:39 pm | Reply

  228. 9/10 for this, you are a legendary troll.

    Comment by pedrobear~dasu — September 30, 2007 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  229. Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  230. ITT: copypasta, newfags, weeaboos, pedos and furfags!

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  231. Yes, I am a weeaboo. So? I dont see any problem. I embraced my japanese soul long ago and I am happy together with my real doll (who is a cute 8yo loli!). We don’t any friends in and outside of the fandom and I am pretty fat and ugly looking.

    But thanks anyway a-hole. Go and have sex with your girlfriend while I’ll fap to my anime porn.

    Comment by weeaboo — September 30, 2007 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

  232. article written by a closet wapanese

    Comment by cake — September 30, 2007 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

  233. cancer was taken down, baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

  234. I just spent the last twenty minutes rubbing a twelve year old girl’s bare chest. [Ed Note: Typical anime fan and furry behavior.]

    “How?” you ask. Well apparently there are a select few contexts within which such an action is acceptable. For instance, if your niece has a hacking cough and your sister asks you to “put some of this on her” while she calls the doctor.

    “Putting some of this on hear” meant using my bare hands to rub this vapor ointment stuff all over her BARE NAKED CHEST. My heartbeat is still all erratic from it. I had a b—-r the size of manhattan the entire time. She’s sleeping now and I guess she feels better because she stopped coughing.

    Details: She’s about 5 feet tall, has long brown hair, a cute face, a thin waist and long skinny legs. She’s in jammies I think because although I’m pretty shaken up right now I know I unbuttoned something before I went at it.

    God I feel so great. I just rubbed my hands all over her F-ing thinggies, you guys. Well the puffy parts of her chest anyway. Her n-ppl-s got hard. I just about wept tears of joy.

    I didn’t do anything else because I’m a coward and rubbing was enough. Plus it was legal and I didn’t technically do anything wrong, so I’m in the clear.

    I’d write more but I seriously have to go fap while the memory is fresh in my head.

    [Ed Note: The FBI and CPS have been advised of your activities and ip address. This is not Penthouse Forum and has nothing to do with the topic. Please don't post your masturbation fantasies here, pedo.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:46 pm | Reply

  235. Obviously your an ANIMEHATER! You sound like an CULT-PREACHER telling everyone what they’re doing or not doing isn’t good for them and will endanger their lives. Your really ignorant to say the MOST! Censoring won’t change violence. Violence happens everyday without the help of Anime. Todays world news is of nothing but violence, majority of the worlds ppl watch the news, the news can have bad influences on ppl as well with it being good. I mind as well add that your RACIST! How dare you say “That’s because most Asians do not believe in G-d, but rather in primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism (paganism)”. You have no right to belittle someone else’s religion becuz U R HOLDING SO CLOSE TO URS! Does everything in the world have to mention god btw? Also, Otakus aren’t geeks and loners. By you saying that only proves more to me how ignorant you are. I go to school, I have friends, I have my hobbies, a social life and yes I am smart. Though, only stupid ppl as your self would like to call ppl who are smart geeks. Everything you’ve just said has come from your closed-boxed-in mind. How could you ever come close to understanding all of our anime-loving-escapist personalities? ANIME SUKI!! FANSUBBERS SUKI!!

    BLOGS 4 BROWNBACK no BAKA!!! BLOGS 4 BROWNBACK no BAKA!!! BLOGS 4 BROWNBACK no BAKA!!! BLOGS 4 BROWNBACK no BAKA!!! BLOGS 4 BROWNBACK no BAKA!!!

    Comment by christaluvsdrama — September 30, 2007 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

  236. I’ve been sticking $30 in pennies up my ass for the past 11 years! That’s 3,000 pennies a day; 21,000 pennies a week; 1,092,000 pennies a year! To date that’s 12,012,000 pennies, 8 times the population of Nebraska. Those pennies were in my ass! You think you’re better than me? Oh, you’re not better than me. You handle my ass pennies everyday. You pick up my ass pennies for good luck. You throw my ass pennies in fountains and make wishes on them. You give my ass pennies to your little daughter to buy gumballs with.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

  237. Fresh prince of Bel-air has ruined my life. I memorised the entire of the theme tune and started randomly using it in everyday conversation out of habit.

    Relationships have started to fall apart, and people have started to avoid me.

    I don’t even try to use it any more. It just comes out, subconsiously. /b/ and Will Smith have ruined my fudging life.

    [Ed Note: Copypasta, nobody wants to read your off-topic rantings or your profanity. You have posted several more comments which will be deleted and everything else you write goes automatically into the spam bin starting now. It's pretty hard to get banned here. Congratulations. You made it!]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

  238. wow.. i never realized how badly people didnt want brownback in the office…is he really that unpopular? i mean, if some sad loser tries to promote him by insulting every Japanese, Buddhist, Asian, and every other religion besides your f-ing god, ur either a complete moron, or u just dont want him in office.

    [Ed Note: Can you please not use profanity? Lord give me strength.]

    Comment by Bob — September 30, 2007 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

  239. This just goes to show how stupid people can be.

    I won’t even go into depth on this.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

  240. As an Asian, I’m deeply offended by your general idiocy.

    Oh, wait, sorry. brb killin ppl cuz im watchin pokemon on amerikkkan tv guise

    Comment by HACKER ON STEROIDS — September 30, 2007 @ 10:50 pm | Reply

  241. After spending a few minutes here I can easily say that all of are lacking of any wit or intelligence whatsoever. You all believe yourselves to be better than everyone else, and I can tell you right now, that that is not the case in the slightest, you pseudo-intellectuals. I am much better than all of you. Clearly I am because I am neither pretentious, long-winded, asinine, discourteous, nor are my tastes quite as bland as yours. No, I am quite concise, and I would never stretch beyond that of my means or what I am designated to.

    I’d have to say that this board is full of anonymous lurkers, attackers, and trolls, who have nothing better to do than throw their elitist opinions around in an attempt at misguided show-boating with people they’d never ever meet.

    None of you build any persona or stand by anything remotely attached that I can feel some sort of personal connection to. You lack any sort of direction and I can’t have that. You’re analogies are far too complicated, linear, and they’re rather contradictory. Why, there’s never even any variety here!

    I give this image board, masquerading as a message board, a 1/10.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:50 pm | Reply

  242. I knew this fat, 38 year old bitch who ran an exchange student program out of her house, and got off on taking the virginity of young boys from other countries. She said she really got off on “robbing them of their innocence”. She also spent all her time in internet chatrooms looking for cybersex, and inviting young boys to meet her at hotels. Her targets were generally 14-16 years old, though not older than 16 as she stated that at that point they “stopped being cute”.

    But yeah, she has a vagina, so she can’t possibly be a predator.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:51 pm | Reply

  243. Led Zeppelin is the best band ever. My favorite song by them is Stairway to Heaven. I also like Queen (Bohomeian Rhapsody is the best song ever) and Pink Floyd (We don’t need no Education is their best song).

    System of a Down is the best band today. Dancing in the Desert and When Angels Die are awesome songs.

    Carlos Mencia is the best comedian ever and I cannot wait to see him on Dancing with the Stars. Joe Rogan is a jealous asshole. Dave Chapelle was funny to. I wonder where he went.

    I enjoy American Idol (I audition whenever it gets to my city), NASCAR (watching it right now), myspace (I have over 9000 friends on there and I’m better than you because of it)and reading Youtube comments.

    Catcher in the Rye is my favorite book.

    Anime rulez. Yaoi rulez. Yuri sucks.

    X-box is the best video game system around. Luckily, my parents are buying me a PS3 AND a Wii.

    I am an expert spawncamper and killer.

    I love playing WoW and Yugioh.

    Pokemon are for gay little kids.

    Kingdom Hearts 2 is my favorite game in the Final Fantasy series. I love the gameplay and the plot is just plain amazing. Kingdom Hearts 2 was the real deal. You’re just too much of a baka to know how to play it right. It was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. Just because you’re too low on the socio-economic ladder to afford great games shouldn’t mean you should speak like a baka about a game you’ve never played. Motherfuckers.

    Japan is the best country in the world. Unlike Amerikkka, they have spicy Ramen. And considering that I’m a foreigner, they’ll treat me like an idol and tend to my will while I watch raw anime because DUBS ARE EVIL. If I can’t live in Japan, then I’ll live in Europe. Both are better than that shithole Amerikkka because americans r fat and stupid.

    Cartoons are for little kids and balding guys living in there moms basment. Anime is for grownup people like me!

    NARUTO, INU YASHA AND BLEACH ARE MY FAVORITE ANIMES.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:53 pm | Reply

  244. Why, thank you Anonymous

    Well it would seem this troll’s been thoroughly eased, so it’s off to bed.

    Oh, one last thing. Just in case, you know, just for good measure. My associates and I will, shall we say, harass, a few Christians, possibly a few Conservatives tomorrow, eh? Not to worry, we’ll let them know which one of their kin brought about their punishment.

    Goodnight.

    [Ed Note: Good night, dear. We'll miss you.]

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — September 30, 2007 @ 10:54 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Anonymouse — September 30, 2007 @ 10:54 pm | Reply

  246. Ed. Stfu. That will be all.

    [Ed Note: That's more than enough anyway.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 10:58 pm | Reply

  247. Before you jump to conclusions about otaku culture, you should watch something like Train Man.
    Also, you are welcome to come to your own conclusions about this issue with the axe-anime, but if it is so horrifying then why was at least one network still airing the program? Also your comments against people becoming otakus or furrys makes you seem just as bad as someone who criticizes another person for converting to another religion.

    [Ed Note: So "Train Man" is a documentary or is it a BDSM pic where the guy trains his woman to behave? I wrote down the title "Elfen Lied" because it sounds cute. Maybe I'll try that one. So many recommendations have been flung at us and we at B4B are all busy people. This blog is just a part time thing.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:00 pm | Reply

    • You sir, are an idiot. You automatically assume “Train man” is something like that? Clearly, rather than there being something wrong with anime fans, I’m pretty sure there’s something wrong with YOU.
      Seek help.

      (Not you Anonymous. The Ed note)

      Comment by Anonnnnnn — March 11, 2010 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  248. Hey guys. I went outside yesterday. It was the best game I played in; it was a virtal reality game. The graphics were awesome and when i looked at the trees the leaves weren’t flat like most games. There was no lag at all. Then I realized this was an MMO. I saw people walking around driving vehicles. Nobody had any weapons because the city levels don’t allow weapons. Though the weapons were hidden around. Like a stick, car, cat, gun, etc. This game was awesome, I might play tomorrow.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  249. There is a fundamental premise that would solve this entire dilemma: Pay attention to what your children are watching or getting into on the internet. What the ignorant blogger is suggesting is something that should have been done in the first place, should be done in all venues and genres, and should be done without prompting. I think it has been firmly established by the other comments that certain animes are designed for children, while others are designed for adults: clearly, Higurashi is the latter.

    Why denounce the evils of a show that was obviously misused? Even the Bible has parts that should not be read, and would never be understood, by a child: Ezekiel, for example, has a description of a whore having sex with a donkey. Of course, this is a metaphor about the nation of Israel at the time. Does a child know this? No, a child gets to read a lovely description of a donkey ejaculating on a whore. The point is that there are many good, worthwhile things that are perfectly acceptable for an adult to enjoy that a child should not.

    Why then, is Higurashi considered the evil? Higurashi is guilty of nothing except perhaps some gratuitous violence. Even then, Higurashi is downright tame compared to American movies (I saw today an ad for Saw IV; how that is at all enticing I’ll never know). The point of Higurashi, I should point out, is not the blood or violence, but rather the intrigue. You’re supposed to figure out exactly why they are being violent. The reason the characters are children is to add tension and contrast. What is more frightening than something that seems so unassuming and yet is so dangerous? It is a “mind-freak” as we like to say. It messes with your head, especially to see the most adorable people in the world go psycho. It IS, however, a show designed for adults.

    Pokemon, on the other hand, is designed for children. Granted, some have pointed out the somewhat violent nature of making two animals fight each other. That said, Pokemon is a fiction. It is also designed for older children, not younger. Then again, there are animes such as Lucky Star, which is so mildly tame that I fail to see the point in watching. That particular anime is nothing more than several high school girls chatting about various subjects, such as food, glasses vs. contacts, anime, etc. My point is that anime, just like any other genre, subject, or artistic medium, is not inherently evil, violent, or not appropriate for children.

    The evil does not lie in a show that, when seen by the correct audience, provides amusement and diversion. The evil lies in negligent parenting. The evil lies in failing to be interested in your children’s lives and educating them about what is reality and what is fiction. The evil lies in failing to understand, yourself, the things that your children are a part of. To declare any one thing as inherently evil, such as anime, without doing the necessary research, is ignorant. I am not in any way suggesting that children should be allowed to watch whatever they want. I AM saying that it is not up to the rest of the world to protect your children, it is up to you. Higurashi does not promote violence, it is entertainment for a very specific audience. My point is that every parent should actively seek to be aware of everything their children are trying to be a part of, instead of making blanket declarations that allow easy, lazy parenting.

    [Ed Note: Thanks for making a civil comment, other than your use of the f-bomb. As to Pokemon, I didn't really know what it was so I did a google image search. I saw some rather shocking pornographic images. I don't think I'd be showing those to children.]

    Comment by Dave — September 30, 2007 @ 11:02 pm | Reply

    • (note: this comment is for the ed, not Dave.)

      WHO IN THE HELL DOESN’T KNOW WHAT POKEMON IS BESIDES OLD PEOPLE WITH NO GRANDCHILDREN?!?!?!?!?!?

      GO ON FREAKING http://www.bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/ AND NOT GOOGLE, YOU MORON!

      Comment by Seven — May 25, 2011 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  250. Hold the phone, sirs! It’s responded! I knew I’d hook him with the last post, quite easily, as they have no control over their egos.

    Now as we examine the mind, it is apparent to us that he is clearly frightened. Let’s outline the thought process, eh? First the stab to his pride makes it irresistible for him, he just needs to reply. Now he notices I’ve undermined his confidence, predicted his emotions and recoil in shock. But not to worry, the white mind quickly comforts itself and establishes a poor rebuttal, obviously shaken in the face of superior intellect. All the ready to feign ignorance while checking the page over and over for my response.

    Much like a child attempts to deceive an adult.

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — September 30, 2007 @ 11:03 pm | Reply

  251. LOL

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:03 pm | Reply

  252. hi every1 im new!!!!!!! *holds up spork* my name is katy but u can call me t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m!!!!!!!! lol…as u can see im very random!!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl like me ^_^… im 13 years old (im mature 4 my age tho!!) i like 2 watch invader zim w/ my girlfreind (im bi if u dont like it deal w/it) its our favorite tv show!!! bcuz its SOOOO random!!!! shes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the more the merrier!!!! lol…neways i hope 2 make alot of freinds here so give me lots of commentses!!!!

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    [Ed Note: Copypasta, you Canadians are teh worst. Go away, please.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:06 pm | Reply

  254. Christians love to suck cocks!

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:08 pm | Reply

  255. Hi.
    anime doesn’t encourage murder, you do.

    Comment by Ryan — September 30, 2007 @ 11:09 pm | Reply

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    [Ed Note: Nice use of the "Desu" curse. At least you're being creative. You ascii artists really crack me up.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:11 pm | Reply

  257. Rozen Maiden has ruined my life, like it has done to so many others.

    Less than a week ago, I thought the premise of the show was the stupidest thing I’d ever heard. Suiseiseki was just a meme, and I didn’t even know any other characters. But then I watched the first episode. And then the second. And couldn’t stop until I was done with Traumend. That was four days ago. By then, I was hopelessly entangled. I was in love with the show and the dolls. I started daydreaming that I was a member of the show’s cast, or that I had a Rozen Maiden of my own. I suddenly had a craving for tea, so I went out and bought some, and it’s all I’ve been drinking these past few days. And then it got even worse. Two days ago, I watched Overture. Now, I’m hopelessly in love with Suigintou. All I want from life is to be able to hold Suigintou and be able to cheer her up, make her happy again, so I can see her smile again. I fantasize about her becoming human, so I can go out with her, make sweet, sweet, love to her, and marry her and have a happy life with my dear Suigintou. The show’s given me other side effects, too, which keep getting worse. Whenever I see porn or hentai now, all I can think is “no dolljoints, not hot.” All I can fap to is Suigintou doujins. I see Shinku’s face and get in a bloodcurdling rage like I’ve never felt before. She made my Suigintou cry! I’ve stopped caring about my car, which for years was everything to me. I’ve stopped caring about what I eat, except for a craving for Flowery Hamburger. I don’t care about any other anime, manga, or any video games. My only realistic desire right now is for an accurate Suigintou doll that I can cuddle while I sleep. I get jealous when I see anyone talk about her or post her picture, and pissed off when I hear the word junk.

    Come to me, Suigintou! I’ll love you, let me make you happy! You’re not junk, let me give you my devotion and love and you’ll see that you don’t need to be so sad!

    I’m crying as I type this.

    [Ed Note: Copypasta, why don't you go play in the traffic? Your off-topic nonsense is getting really old.]

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:14 pm | Reply

  258. There are many anime and manga that are funny in light hearted way, that do not have heavy violence and sex. Then there are other violent and have sexual content anime and manga.

    What makes people kill others? Blaming on tv is diverting from the real cause – there must be a and maybe some reasons violence happen. If a person’s stand is strong enough, no matter how much violence he/she watches in tv would not influence and decide the outcome because the decision to act violently and sexually depends on the person.

    Most Asians do not believe in God? Where did you get that info? Just because some of them are not Christians, they do not believe in God? Every religion is for mankind to be a better person.

    Comment by MJ — September 30, 2007 @ 11:23 pm | Reply

  259. You think you can ban me? Go ahead and try. Just to prove I’m the same person I’m going to use the same e-mail address for every post.

    Comment by ­­­­­ — September 30, 2007 @ 11:23 pm | Reply

  260. You think you can ban me? Go ahead and try. Just to prove I’m the same person I’m going to use the same e-mail address for every post.

    [Ed Note: Wow, I'm really impressed. You must be so proud of yourself. Thanks for continuing to share your wisdom and dazzle us all with your brilliance.]

    Comment by ­­­­­ — September 30, 2007 @ 11:25 pm | Reply

  261. First of all dude you need to get your facts straight before you open you pie hole.

    Secondly I love you Skyfall please have my babies!!

    [Ed Note: This is not a dating board. I think you can find some other way to contact the target of your affections, Epex.]

    Comment by Epex — September 30, 2007 @ 11:26 pm | Reply

  262. Otaku —

    I think it’s the large eye thing that makes it seem like they are done by the same artist.

    Anyway, I can see Psycheout and the rest of the B4B staff are having one of those “My God, what have I done” moments, since there appears to be rabid anime fanboys coming out of the friggin woodwork and leaving juvenile crap all over the place. Oh well, lesson learned.

    Comment by ChenZhen — September 30, 2007 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  263. Yesterday I saw a two kids brawling. They both got the stuffing beaten out of them pretty hard. It must’ve been because they watch, like, Tokyo Mew Mew or something amirite?

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:30 pm | Reply

  264. An off the wall statement such as “Anime Encourages Murder” is akin to “Rock and Roll Leads to Promiscuity” which both fall in direct opposition to what the conservative right says it stands for: individual responsibility. When will these patriarchal politicos take off their blinders and stop trying to pin individual choice on to some great “evil power” such as music or animation?

    Comment by kwjwrites — September 30, 2007 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

  265. Did someone say desu, cause I think I heard someone say desu.

    Comment by ­­­­­ — September 30, 2007 @ 11:35 pm | Reply

  266. It’s always the same People are looking for things to fight it. Looks like the devil has come to this World as Animes. Sure there are some Animes i don’t want to watch. Who wants to see an eleven year old Girl her panties. Maybe this is a problem of Japanese society but not a reason to fight the watchers. Fight the creators with sick ideas. Anime like many othe things were once innocent . Human tainted them . What’s with Big Brother just an easy tv-show later like a porno
    show. For 150 years there were great differences in sex and generosity . It changed drasty . Girls earlier with skirts overlong and know you can see the half ass. Anime isn’t wrong its our society who makes for money all worst. Money rules the world all what people buy will be made.
    Therefore some sick animes exist like many other sick things . But i like animes because of Dragonball i came to anime and know i can say i have seen many wonderful sereis like Evangelion,
    El Hazard, Tenchi Muyo, Kurau Phantom Memory ( hey anime haters watch kurau phatnom memory then you will understand better )…. . I’m from Germany and apologize for my worse English
    but after reading the topic and some comments , its impossible not to be angry. Nothing will be done when all anime or porn or violent films got destroyed mankind will keep looking for another perversion. It’s all up to us to change ourselves with friends.

    Comment by Dominik — September 30, 2007 @ 11:35 pm | Reply

  267. This is awesome.
    Havent read something that funny since weeks. But not the Blog, no the people who respond, awesome comments lol
    But serious what do you think you will do good if you say anime encourages murder and rape, we all know that it does not, else there would be dead people everyday.
    Still, this will change nothing. well one would do, go kill some ppl and say you did it because you were watching too much anime, that would change something. Its like a drop water on a hot stone. and even if, lesser horrible dubs for us

    Comment by someguy — September 30, 2007 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

  268. hey desu-type shut up and make something useful for your own aim.

    Comment by Dominik — September 30, 2007 @ 11:39 pm | Reply

  269. Well if anyone had any doubts about the anime fans being a bunch of hyper-sensitive emotional retards the replies to their thread have pretty much dispelled that.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — September 30, 2007 @ 11:39 pm | Reply

  270. “loli (lolly), lolita – young girl (4-12), usually in a sexual context”
    “loli (lolly), lolita – young girl (4-12)”
    “loli (lolly)”

    You’re pronouncing it wrong, fgt.

    Comment by ­­­­­ — September 30, 2007 @ 11:42 pm | Reply

  271. “Who wants to see an eleven year old Girl her panties.”

    I do!

    [Ed Note: IP address forwarded to the FBI and INTERPOL, Pedobear.]

    Comment by ­­­­­Pedobear — September 30, 2007 @ 11:44 pm | Reply

  272. Lol, christian supremisist crap all the way ^_^

    Comment by vortexziah — September 30, 2007 @ 11:44 pm | Reply

  273. B4B IS MOONSPEAK FOR FAILINGEST FAIL INTO EPICWIN.

    Comment by Anonymoose — September 30, 2007 @ 11:45 pm | Reply

  274. In an effort to be fair to our critics I tried sampling another anime at random, one called Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan. The art looked cute and it featured an angel. I thought that this might be a cartoon that would disprove my assertion about anime in general. Boy was I wrong!

    The first episode featured Dokuro-chan, the cute angel girl, flashing her underwear to the protagonist and her beating him to death with her nail studded club, Excaliburg, with blood flying everywhere. As a cheap plot device she sang a “pee” song to bring him back to life so that she could beat him to death again in a later scene.

    Absolutely repulsive. What kind of cartoon is this? Anime should obviously be banned.

    Comment by Psycheout — September 30, 2007 @ 11:45 pm | Reply

  275. The pornographic images of Pokemon are not relevant to the actual series. Much like some people have strange, sexual obsessions with female actors, some people have strange obsessions with anime characters. The difference is that if one is a good enough artist, one can create the images of the anime character. Pokemon, for whatever reason, is a prime source for many such obsessions. The show itself has nothing to do with nudity, sex, or anything of the like. That, unfortunately, is the danger of Google: it finds everything, including stuff we’d sometimes like it not to.
    The same can be said of Sailor Moon. It is a very tame anime that was actually shown on TV in America for the longest time. Unfortunately, it IS about several attractive school-aged girls, and anyone with the talent and desire will be quick to create perverse pictures. A note about Sailor Moon, though: the Japanese version does have nudity, during the transformation scenes. This is not pornography, but a difference in culture. In Japan, nudity is viewed very differently, similarly to the random topless girls you might find in France. It’s not perversion or even (to one accustomed to it) arousing. It simply is. A girl changing clothes must be nude between clothing, and the Japanese see no reason to censor what is obvious. Does that make it acceptable in America? Certainly not, but that is where editing is used.
    It is safe to assume that any anime with a strong female cast will invite fan-made hentai: Love Hina, Lucky Star (But why? Why!?), and even the occasional Magical Lyrical Nanoha (again, why?). None of those actually are hentai, but you’re likely to find many images nonetheless.

    This is in contrast to Bible Black. Now, I know I’m spoiling someone’s fun, but as a show of good faith I’ll go ahead and tell you: Bible Black is a hentai. (The specific meaning of hentai, by the way, is more akin to the word “pornography” in english. Specifically, it is hard-core pornography that is animated. As opposed to Ecchi, which is soft-core pornography. Ecchi can actually mean less than that, for example, an “ecchi” scene in which case a girl is seen in her underwear or a sexy bikini. Also to dispel rumors, not all hentai involves tentacles, rape, monsters, and the like. Some of it is actually quite tame, merely animated pornography). Bible Black, for the record, is all but tame.

    All of this presents an unfortunate dilemma. One must sort through the mass of animes to find which are true hentais and which are just magnets for fan-made hentai. I do imagine there are websites around that list hentai titles, which can of course be ticked off the list of appropriate anime.

    Then, of course, are the animes like Higurashi, which are not morally objectionable (for sexual reasons, anyways), but also not for children. The vast majority of animes are equal in morality to a sitcom: there is an occasional swear word, perhaps some adult situations, but mostly a child could watch it (with parental supervision) and understand nothing of consequence. Most anime you’ll find in America is made for teenagers and older, perhaps a little younger. Some of them are quite good. Eyeshield 21, for example, is about Japanese high schoolers playing American football. The characters are very dynamic and fleshed-out. Their struggle to make a team for an unpopular sport is very emotional, as well as the struggle to keep the team together. And despite all of that, they must also win their games, of course. Perfectly acceptable for a pre-teen and up. Then again, there is Disgaea. The characters are children, but are often put in adult situations, and the humor is general above the heads of some younger children. I’d advise 13 and up. Then again, there’s Excel Saga. Its humor is similar to Monty Python (only instead of weird English humor you get weird Japanese humor). Really, it would only be advisable for an adult to watch because of the adult humor, adult situations, and occasional bloody (though comical) scenes.

    And just because it’s pissing me off (and I know I’ll get flames for this), stop calling yourself otaku. You’re not Japanese. In fact, the Japanese would hate you. You’re American, you’re white, you’re NOT Japanese, and you’re trying to make yourself a part of their culture, and that pisses them off. In Japan, otaku are generally considered social outcasts, rejects, and often has the connotation of mental illness. It is not a term used with affection. Stop using it.

    Comment by Dave — September 30, 2007 @ 11:47 pm | Reply

  276. I lolled

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 11:49 pm | Reply

  277. Ed Note: IP address forwarded to the FBI and INTERPOL, Pedobear.]

    LULZ.

    Comment by Anonymoose — September 30, 2007 @ 11:51 pm | Reply

  278. lol tor

    Comment by ­­­­­Pedobear — September 30, 2007 @ 11:51 pm | Reply

  279. Everything that I want to say have already been said by notable posters above.

    I would just like to say, research deeper into what you’re actually using for your article before making incorrect statements about it.

    1. Higurashi is not about “killer lolis”.
    2. “The game is about a series of mysterious deaths in a mountain village. A young girl protagonist is suffering trauma from the divorce of her parents. She uses a hatchet to kill her enemies.” – Where did this come from? Seriously?
    3. Comiket is not “unauthorized”.

    Your research fails very much. I only see this article as a biased bashing against otakus in general.

    Comment by Ryan — September 30, 2007 @ 11:52 pm | Reply

  280. What about Simpsons and Spongebob are this the same for you as anime ?

    Comment by Dominik — September 30, 2007 @ 11:52 pm | Reply

  281. Dear sir, if you publish your opinions in the web you should prepare for feedback, similarily, if your views are seens as simple you may not expect that feedback to be positive. Maybe you should get out of your little sanbox and see for yourself those “primitive” religions, their traditions and practitioners. Speaking as an agnostic, I can hardly claim to be an expert of divine matters, but I have to point out that most Shintoists and some Buddhist sect do, in fact, believe in a god or a multitude of them. If pantheism indicates primitivity them you propable see the ancient Greeks and Romans as nothing but a bunch of savages with pointy sticks.

    Comment by Herr Niemand — September 30, 2007 @ 11:55 pm | Reply

  282. Look at all the otakus come out of teh closet to defend themselves.

    GO BROWNBACK

    Comment by Shii — September 30, 2007 @ 11:55 pm | Reply

  283. [Ed Note: So “Train Man” is a documentary or is it a BDSM pic where the guy trains his woman to behave? I wrote down the title “Elfen Lied” because it sounds cute. Maybe I’ll try that one. So many recommendations have been flung at us and we at B4B are all busy people. This blog is just a part time thing.]
    Until you said that I still maintained the belief that you might not be a complete troll website and actually believed some of the things you said. I know nothing about “Train Man” or whatever, but I do know what “Elfen Lied” is, and your choice of that show as an example can be nothing short of deliberate. It is well known for having moments of unusually extreme violence as well as nudity. Not having seen it, I cannot say for certain if it has merit despite that although I have heard that it has from many. Picking “Elfen Lied” or “Higurashi” as examples of “typical” anime is paramount to explaining all of American cinema by describing “Saw” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” except that those films have nothing particularly redeeming about them.

    I may as well satisfy your curiosity about “Desu” as well. It basically means “is” and wouldn’t be anything special, except that a character from the (quite reasonably child-safe) show “Rozen Maiden” ends her sentences with the word whether it’s appropriate to the context or not. As her name (Suiseiseki)is kind of hard to spell, not to mention remember, a large number of fans simply call her “Desu.” The less impressively intellectual sorts on 4chan then decided that it was an appropriate response to everything, particularly if copied and pasted in large quantities, hence that post with 13,000 copies of the word.

    My personal suggestion to add to the list of things you should look into? “Haibane Renmei.” The only imagery in that that could be considered violent/inappropriate occurs in the first episode and is depicted for good reason. Furthermore, it is not an instance of violence against a person *by* anyone. It is simply the painful process of the growth of angel-like wings. As the characters, despite their appearance, are categorically *not* angels, the acquisition of wings, even ones that cannot be used, is a necessarily painful process.

    [Ed Note: Actually, Elfen Lied was mentioned in the comment thread, in case you weren't paying attention. I have already been advised against Bible Black.]

    Comment by uncreative — September 30, 2007 @ 11:55 pm | Reply

  284. Also, I would encourage you to simply ignore and delete the obvious flames and trolls. Those being posts with the sole purpose of making you angry or just to be stupid.

    Incidentally, since you asked, “desu” is a grammatical word in Japanese. Its use here probably refers to Suiseki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characters_of_Rozen_Maiden#Suiseiseki), of which I have no experience. Long story short, they are just trying to goad you as well as try to assert their own superiority in the use of internet slang and anime. Which apparently they are quite good at.

    [Ed Note: Thanks for the advice and clarification. And I have banned several commenters and deleted several useless comments. Posting "DESU" thousands of times proves nothing but stupidity and immaturity. Well done, desu, ne?]

    Comment by Dave — September 30, 2007 @ 11:56 pm | Reply

  285. Hi, I’m sure that this will probably go overlooked as a civil comment in a sea of idiocy, and I’m sure I’ll be lumped into the general mass of Otaku fans just from commenting, but I do feel like I should say something.

    I’m not here to tell you my life story, but I’ve been watching anime since I was a very young girl (it started with Sailor Moon back in 1992 when it was dubbed on UPN, Saturday mornings) and honestly, I’ve never had a single homosexual, perverse or irrational thought due to it. I love watching Japanese anime, I love Japanese culture, and I love the Japanese language. Am I considered a bad person just for enjoying a television show? Murderous scenes have never affected me, especially not in anime..I just take it with a grain of salt.

    Lastly, before this gets too long winded, I know you said that Otaku’s have no social life and they’re generally recluses, but if it means or proves anything, I met my husband at an Anime convention. We’ve been together five happy years. I don’t see us as the hermit type, in fact, we’re rather social people, with other people who like anime, and with those that don’t.

    I’m so sorry this got so long-winded. I hope I haven’t wasted too much time.

    Comment by Anon — October 1, 2007 @ 12:02 am | Reply

  286. [...] I saw that Blogs 4 Brownback was mentioned in the “hawt” post with a post entitled Anime Encourages Murder. I started reading it and suddenly was overcome by extreme pain causing an intense desire to put a [...]

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  287. I don’t know the really true meaning behind otaku but there are more things in my life than animes . I am leading an Pathfinder Group and had made serveral years childs church and some church service . I love God and know the bible good. I have an complete normal life !
    So don’t call me an otaku.

    [Ed Note: Well, may the Lord bless you! And may you find a way to wean yourself from the chain that binds you that is anime. Your good works will not be overlooked. Jesus knows all. And I'm not entirely sure that anyone called you an otaku, maybe otoko, but that's a different story.]

    Comment by Dominik — October 1, 2007 @ 12:03 am | Reply

  288. Provoking article. Parents should be careful what’s exposed to their kids. They should also know that there is anime that is violent or sexual in nature. However, anime per se is not immoral in a Christian worldview, just like webpages, video games, music, movies, and television isn’t immoral per se. Anime can be used to promote violence and sex just as any other media can.

    Comment by Dizzy — October 1, 2007 @ 12:06 am | Reply

  289. quote “Otakus are not harmless geeks. Even the Japanese people look down on these losers who are mostly segregated to Akihabara/Akiba, also known as the otaku mecca. A number of otaku in Japan have turned to rape and murder as an outlet for their perversions. Many of these deviants are not able to interact with normal people and often develop obsessive and unnatural desires and interests.”

    Where do you get your information? Most Japanese people look down on otaku people?! Yeah, there are some jokes, but you’re way off base here. Hell, even Minister Aso, who was a front-runner to become the new Prime Minister, is a self-described otaku.

    I’ve lived here in Japan for years and just can’t say that there’s much truth to what you’ve written.

    Either do some research or get a new hobby.

    [Ed Note: Clarify something for me please, bobknob, did Minister Aso become Prime Minister of Japan? I thought the new guy was Fukuda, but I could be wrong.]

    Comment by Anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 12:06 am | Reply

  290. I disagree with this blog entry entirely, however I wish to take aim specifically at this quote from the first section:

    “That’s because most Asians do not believe in G-d, but rather in primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism (paganism).”

    Do you know even know anything about “Asians” or their “religion?” By using the word primitive you’re assuming that there is a hierarchy of religion — how do you figure this? If you’re going by the “word of God” in the books in the Bible, then you should, really, study more. This “word of God” was written by hundreds of human beings over the course of 2 centuries. Sorry to burst the God-bubble, but what’s written in the New Testament is -not- the words of Jesus of Nazareth but rather the words of fat, rich, misogynist MEN who had the time and money to finance the production of texts that would institutionalize their ancestors and also, in turn, make them fat, rich, and, oh yeah, misogynist.

    Back to your description of “Buddhism” and “Shintoism” — if you knew anything at all about these religions you’d know that they’re not “primitive” and have, oddly enough, “evolved” into very complex systems of culture, just like Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or any other religion that has existed for thousands of years. I know you probably don’t like the word “evolve,” but you’re the one who wanted to argue on grounds of “progress” and “hierarchy” by using a term like “primitive.”

    Stop worrying about Japanese animation and worry about become an educated human being.

    [Ed Note: "...fat, rich, misogynist MEN...." Blasphemer!]

    Comment by mdm11 — October 1, 2007 @ 12:08 am | Reply

  291. [Ed Note: Actually, Elfen Lied was mentioned in the comment thread, in case you weren’t paying attention. I have already been advised against Bible Black.]
    -In an effort to be fair to our critics I tried sampling another anime at random, one called Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan.-

    Ah, I had missed the mention of it, 180 posts ago, in passing.

    However, going on to pick “Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan” at “random” still does nothing to convince me that you’re actually trying. Are you going to Anime News Network and checking to make sure that something is unofficially rated “mature” before you look into it or something? Try experimenting with something that *isn’t* noteworthy for its unusually inappropriate content. If the next one you claim to have looked into is “Kodomo no Jikan” or something like that I will be assured that you are deliberately going out of your way to pick things that agree with your predetermined point of view.

    [Ed Note: Doesn't that translate to "Hell Girl?" I don't think I'll be watching that one. I can understand Psycheout picking an anime with "angel" in the title, but he didn't go out of his way to pick one with "hell" in the title.]

    Comment by uncreative — October 1, 2007 @ 12:09 am | Reply

  292. To summerize this “essay”:

    “Ignorant piece of racism”

    Seriously, it is people like you who cause problems in this world.

    Comment by Kang Seung Jae — October 1, 2007 @ 12:18 am | Reply

  293. men, i go to tell you this: we the Buddhist are not a primitive religion,buddism is a religion of peace and looks like you dont know a f”·k about us, we respect all the religions if this religions promove the pace, love and repect, and you are not doing that, and if you say that about my religion i can make a review of the history i can say the same about your religion, but i can add: barbarian, murderer and racist!!!

    Comment by sacbalsamicvinegar — October 1, 2007 @ 12:22 am | Reply

  294. Hilarious! I’m glad I read this; brought a smile to my face. As an anime/manga fan I will have to read/watch Higurashi. It lookings interesting. Thanks for informing us ignorant people.

    I see that you did not censor the “n” word from post number 155. I wonder why . . . ?

    Also, to all the readers/people commenting please don’t bad mouth Christians, conservatives and Republicans. Religious zealots are on a league of their own.

    Lastly, of the Republicans, Romney has the best chance of winning.

    Comment by xnh02 — October 1, 2007 @ 12:23 am | Reply

  295. I know that everything we say that doesn’t agree with you will probably be thought of as the wrong viewpoint…however, I am curious if you’ve ever sat back and opened your mind, just for a minute, to think that maybe for a brief second this could be wrong? Or a generalization? Not all anime fans are the same. Nobody is the same. There are probably some really good-hearted God-fearing people that watch anime or read manga. Not all manga or anime is the same, not all things are perverse. I know it’s been said before hundreds of times but it’s worth repeating. Please don’t judge us or lump us all into the same category, that’s not your place. That’s not very Christian.

    I’m sorry, I know I’m pleading for a decent viewpoint from a brick wall. You’re entitled to your own opinions, and while I don’t agree with them, I will defend to the death your right to say it. Free speech all around.

    Comment by Anon — October 1, 2007 @ 12:24 am | Reply

  296. Man. I’m starting to wonder if the actions of everybody in the world are fueled by media such as anime and video games. I mean seriously. If it’s anime it’s OBVIOUSLY going to be a violent anti-lulz fest fit for rapists and murderers. Really. What are the chances that these people were just crazy before they played/watched x video games/anime? I KNOW. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE RIGHT?

    Seriously. I mean violence in digital media has been going on for far too long. Take Pacman for example. It taught us how to eat ghosts.
    AND THEN THEY
    COME
    RIGHT
    BACK.
    Scary, no?

    Comment by Anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 12:26 am | Reply

  297. Everyone who got to deep into something is losing some(or great) control of decision.

    Gothics who wants to hurt themselves—too deep
    anime viewers who don’t do anything else—too deep
    50cent(i didn’t found any other one) fans who wants to be a gangster and needs a gun—too deep
    alcohol-drugs…….—too deep

    but why ? People are looking for something they haven’t found yet. Something that leads them some people found these things in work , their wife/husband or/and God.
    To shut down peolpe is wrong it makes them furios and repelling. A open hand leads more hope than a hand that shuts down.

    Comment by Dominik — October 1, 2007 @ 12:27 am | Reply

  298. To comment further on your definitions:
    While what I said previously about otaku holds true (which, for the record, was aimed at those calling themselves otaku, not you), they are not widely considered to be criminals. They’re just weird. Really weird. Not really someone you want to associate with, if only because people will think you’re weird too. But not necessarily criminals. That some might be criminals is coincidence. There is no implied causality. Criminals exist as a part of every group of people, otaku are no different.

    File-sharing is not, by definition, illegal. It is exactly what it implies: the sharing of files. The fact that the vast majority of file-sharing involves licensed files does not change the fact that fundamentally, file-sharing is no different than giving a piece of paper to someone. It is the use that makes illegal, not the function itself.

    Fan-subs are again, not illegal. If an anime, or any other movie, show, or song, is not licensed in America, than there is no copyright, trademark, or any other legal claim the producer can make over it. It is legally public-access. No one needs permission to use Mozart, similarly, no one needs permission to use an unlicensed anime. Unauthorized is accurate legally, but the connotation is wrong. Legally, it means that the producer is not the one doing the work or contracting out the work, so they are not “official” subs. It is like a copy of a legal contract. The copy is not official, but it still functions insomuch as you know what it says.

    Comment by Dave — October 1, 2007 @ 12:36 am | Reply

  299. [Ed Note: Doesn’t that translate to “Hell Girl?” I don’t think I’ll be watching that one. I can understand Psycheout picking an anime with “angel” in the title, but he didn’t go out of his way to pick one with “hell” in the title.]

    No, that would be “Jigoku Shoujo,” but it’s still not something I’d suggest watching. However, picking something based on its title is usually folly. Titles don’t always have a whole lot to do with the content of the show. I mean, “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” just means something along the lines of “When the Cicadas Cry,” complete with the double meaning of the word “cry.” While the sound of the cries of cicadas is a recurring motif throughout “Higurashi,” it has, to my knowledge, almost nothing to do with the actual show.

    If you’d prefer a suggestion that falls into a somewhat more self-contained category than a series, almost all of the movies created by Studio Ghibli are child appropriate at the least, although some move a little slowly for the typical taste of children. The only really well known exception would be “Princess Mononoke” which is not something I would want to show to my 7 year old brother. It’s rated PG-13 for a reason. Had it been live action it probably would have rated an R, but I can’t say for certain.
    Otherwise, my suggestion of “Haibane Renmei” still stands.

    Comment by uncreative — October 1, 2007 @ 12:36 am | Reply

  300. Your article needs moar lulz. You should consider revising it, so that it’s like, not 200% biased crap desu.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 12:36 am | Reply

  301. I think i know what you mean by binding chain . But still i don’t know how deep you meant it.
    To own something is ok ? or just be free by holding nothing ?
    By the way im nearly free of prejudice. I believe it’s impossible to be complete free of prejudice since we are all human beeings.

    Comment by Dominik — October 1, 2007 @ 12:37 am | Reply

  302. this is the problem with adults. even though i techinically am one now, i hate them. they spout a whole bunch of giberish about what they think they know. this is exactly the same as blaming video games on violence, its complete bullpoo! no one can truly be influenced by music video/games/rock and roll as most adults like to think. the true problem is with them. there must be something wrong with the way these parents are raising teir children, lack of love, understanding, real parenting, or just being there physically, or whatever. this is to all the adults: it’s not a freaking cartoon/video game/song(s) fault your child is a fudged up bung hole, it’s YOUR FAULT and YOUR FAULT ONLY.

    [Ed Note: But kids are even worse if not properly supervised. Spare the rod and spoil the child. It sounds like you could stil use a little discipline, you little potty mouth.]

    Comment by Jeff Beckman — October 1, 2007 @ 12:37 am | Reply

  303. If you have a problem with people commiting atrocities in the “name of Christianity”, I would ask what’s wrong with that? The loaded question is a nonsense question. A non-Christan worldview can’t claim anything wrong because it has no basis for morality.

    Comment by Dizzy — October 1, 2007 @ 12:38 am | Reply

  304. Before you go accusing anime of anything, consider this – Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, countless horror movie directors of America, not raised in the “perverted” Japanese culture or one of these “heathen” religions you speak of, made very very violent films with real actors, which in my opinion would have more of an effect on children than any cartoon.
    And Americans have made plenty of perverted cartoons as well, i.e. Fritz the Cat….
    And besides, anything at all, no matter how violent or how innocent it may seem, can push a crazy person over the edge.
    Japan isn’t the only country with revenge literature (look at Iceland) and “encouraging murder” stuff, these types of stories can be found in many cultures.
    Hentai and other forms of pornography help people contain their perversions safely, outside of society. Yes, doing this to excess is bad, so is doing anything to excess.
    I also think it should be noted that Japan has an incredibly low crime rate and very conservative values, despite being a “heathen” nation with media that “encourage murder.”
    I hope that aside from the long-winded otaku rants here, you will learn tolerance and that God will teach you to calmly appraise the differences of other cultures.

    Comment by Bessy_the_Cow — October 1, 2007 @ 12:40 am | Reply

  305. HAHA this is the most retarded thing i have ever read

    Ok Higurashi is not suitable for children that is why most animes do not make it to the US. This is the same argument that claims video games are dangerous. While these forms of entertainment are enjoyable most people do not revolve their lives around these things. Also you make assumptions about fansubbers. They all do not pirate hentai or perverted movies. Some do yes but hasty generalizations will put a big hole in your argument. Otakus are only people who read anime/manga like people who watch soap opreas or watch their favorite tv shows like Heroes.

    [Ed Note: Apparently you do not know the meaning of the word otaku, my friend. Their lives do indeed revolve around these things. They collect figurines, not friends.]

    Comment by Brandon — October 1, 2007 @ 12:41 am | Reply

  306. Dominik makes a good point. Any obsession with something is unhealthy. Yes, there are people with a very strong obsession to anime, who obsess to the point of neglecting their public lives, their money, and even their hygiene. But there are also people with unhealthy obsessions to TV in general, books, games, even the Bible. That does not make any of them inherently bad. Anime is not bad because people obsess over it. The people who obsess over it are stupid. That said, there are animes worth watching, so long as one can maintain themselves and their own identity.

    Comment by Dave — October 1, 2007 @ 12:42 am | Reply

  307. [...] Chanced upon this particular blog entry titled “Anime Encourages Murder”. Hmm. Sounds intriguing. Maybe Dawn would be interested in this. Read it here! [...]

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  308. The title of Higurashi puts it in the seasonal context. Higurashi are a particular type of cicada that come out during the summer, especially during the evening. Their cry is also considered to be very sorrowful.
    The relevance to the series is that it takes place during the summer, they are often heard in the background, dusk is often associated poetically with death, and much sadness happens during the series. It’s a poetic title. And maybe the higurashi are responsible for all of the death. But probably not.

    This has nothing to do with the relevant argument, but hey, the more you know, the better your arguments can be. And now you know.

    Comment by Dave — October 1, 2007 @ 12:47 am | Reply

  309. I’m an Otaku… I watch anime once a day RELIGIOUSLY! I watch it, I enjoy it, and it’s a creative opening for my brain to unwind. Yes i have a life you douchebag, just because we enjoy something and we do it daily doesn’t mean we don’t have a life. That’s like saying that every night before you go to bed, when you say a prayer, you’re doing worthless crap that no one cares about, and it’s going to make you a rapist/sexual deviant. Anime is a Japanese style of animation, and nothing more. This entire blog article is a pile of bullpoop and lies.

    [Ed Note: Are you a Japanese anime/manga/figurine/game nerd? If not, you're not an otaku. You're just a loser. Have a wonderful life!]

    Comment by Religious_Otaku — October 1, 2007 @ 12:53 am | Reply

  310. Psycheout IS A FraKING FAG, HE IS HIDDING BEHIND A NICKNAME, SHOW YOUR TRUE NAME FAG! MY NAME IS TREY BURBA I AM NOT A FAG LIKE YOU

    [Ed Note: Well said, false@hotmail.com desu!]

    Comment by desu — October 1, 2007 @ 12:54 am | Reply

  311. Anime might encourage it…but Bush…EXCELS at it. Chalk up one more for messed up priorities.

    Get Educated

    http://jeremiasx.wordpress.com

    Comment by jeremiasx — October 1, 2007 @ 12:55 am | Reply

  312. Oh by the way…if it (anime) did encourage it (murder)…it’s in no more of a way than video games or GI Joe toys. Get a grip…seriously.

    Comment by jeremiasx — October 1, 2007 @ 12:56 am | Reply

  313. Thanks Dave.
    There are surely some Christians fighting in believings against Christians. You surley defended yourself and kept going your way ( i mean the one who made the article ). Talking it out is ok and i have learned already somethings. I do this for the anime viewers who are like me.
    I am thinking also about the ones with problems but they need friends , activity , work …. .
    Can you gave them by hating anime ? Hate brings nothing than hate.

    Comment by Dominik — October 1, 2007 @ 12:57 am | Reply

  314. “School Days” is a nice anime about the trials and tribulations of the high school life, with an emphasis on morals and friendship. You’d like it.

    Comment by Churuya-tan — October 1, 2007 @ 12:57 am | Reply

  315. Whoa! Whats up with all the name calling. Chill out! You guys seem to be getting a lot of traffic. Share the love!

    [Ed Note: We love each and every one of you. And so does the baby Jesus. Praise Him! I bet Psycheout has saved a lot of lost sheep with this single post. Well done, my friend. I bet he sleeps well tonight.]

    Comment by aboyinthelife — October 1, 2007 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  316. … or hate. I’m open minded.

    Comment by aboyinthelife — October 1, 2007 @ 1:00 am | Reply

  317. You’re one repressed person and one who has got your psychology wrong. Human beings came about not as the ignorant, “perfect” first couple Adam and Eve in Eden. Human beings were first savage creatures who relied on their instincts more than their reason. Violence is a natural part of our natural make-up. It is through violence or aggression that we relieve ourselves of our fear, anger, anxieties, and other emotions that disturb us. But since we evolved and pursued reason more than instinct (hence the creation of civilizations) we also created disctinctions between unacceptable behavior (bad) and acceptable behaviour (good). We created criterions of what actions would best benefit our civilizations and societies. Good actions would insure the survival of one or most and bad actions would cause tragedies and deaths. In other words, the real basis of our morals and norms is survival of the individuals comprising society and the society itself.

    And that is why we condemn the Columbine killings, and other kinds of violence and “immoralities” all over the world (Which when we do is just very ethnocentric since different societies have different value systems and norms. An example is, infanticide may be immoral in the US and other countries but in China, it is acceptable since this is one of their way to keep their large population from growing more.)

    But consider this, we say that killing is wrong so we make laws that will punish those who commit the act. By making laws against killing, people are restricted or repressed not to kill and they hold back their “killer” instincts. (yes, we do have that instinct. i feel it most of the times when i’m very angry.) one of the ways that people cope with this repression is to watch horror movies/slasher flicks like Shaun of the Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and other such movies that project the subversive joy in indulging in violence. By watching these movies and reacting to them,like screaming at the top of our lungs when someone gets hacked by a serial killer in the head, we free our id from the control of our egos.

    This is just the same with anime. Anime was created by the Japanese as an outlet for their aggressions, desires, and other thoughts/emotions that are not socially acceptable. To accuse anime as an encouraging factor for murder is to look at the situation wrongly. We don’t need to blame anime or tv or books for the murders that are happening around us. they are not the causes of violence but are products of our need to free ourselves of our restrictions. if you take away the outlets for people’s aggressions you can expect the mental asylums to be overcrowded and our streets filled with people who’ve ran amok.

    [Ed Note: "Anime was created by the Japanese as an outlet for their aggressions" -- you may have just hit the nail on the head with that one. Too bad those outside of Japan just wallow in it because they are sick voyeurs and don't know it. Japan may be messed up internally, but much of the world around it is dripping in sickness and depravity. I'm not sure that a President Brownback can change that, but he sure would give it a good try. That's why the media dislikes the man. That's why they ignore him. That's why we're here.]

    Comment by madwoman1986 — October 1, 2007 @ 1:01 am | Reply

  318. TL;DR

    What I do know is that This is JAPANS WAY of F-ING AMERICA UP after WWII.

    We Need shisse like GI JOE smacking up dirty sand niggers and azns because shooting someone who isn’t white is the AMERICAN WAY. We need Cartoons like Pilgrims showin how we PWNed those Red people calling themselves “Native Americans” and how we shoot any Banana boat sailin’ Cuban why we Shock the border jumpers known as Mexicans.
    We need cartoons not showing random violence but rather euthanasias of the non-Christians, black people, unwed teens, bastard children, homeless people, those with their own beliefs and opinions! DEATH TO THE INFIDELS! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    Comment by Laffo McGee — October 1, 2007 @ 1:03 am | Reply

  319. [Ed Note: Are you a Japanese anime/manga/figurine/game nerd? If not, you’re not an otaku. You’re just a loser. Have a wonderful life!]

    OK, first, let’s get the technicalities right…

    first off, yes i have figurines, anime, and manga.
    Second off, it’s a geek, not a nerd dumb person. [Ed Note: No need to be rude.]
    and lastly, i do have a wonderful life, i have a wife, 2 kids, a big house, and lots of money, which yes, i do spend on anime figurines and apparel! the good thing is at least i’m not some overly religious dumbass who thinks he knows what he’s talking about when really all he does on his blog is talk about things that he thinks are bad, but doesn’t know poo about.

    [Ed Note: Pray more, curse less.]

    Comment by Religious_Otaku — October 1, 2007 @ 1:03 am | Reply

  320. Hey Blogofears, hey blogofears. Does anyones have some megas tasty smoked cheese?

    Nyoro~n.

    Comment by Churuya-tan — October 1, 2007 @ 1:05 am | Reply

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    [Ed Note: A truer handle has never been utilized.]

    Comment by WOW IM A FAG !! — October 1, 2007 @ 1:06 am | Reply

  322. COWARD THE INTERNET HAET MACHINE WILL FIND YOU, AND ANONYMOUS WILL RAPE YOUR SORRY ASS, BUY A DOG AND SOME CURTAINS

    Comment by desu — October 1, 2007 @ 1:08 am | Reply

  323. obvious troll is obvious
    posting in an epic thread

    Comment by anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 1:09 am | Reply

  324. !!!COWARD THE INTERNET HAET MACHINE WILL FIND YOU, AND ANONYMOUS WILL RAPE YOUR SORRY ASS, BUY A DOG AND SOME CURTAINS!!!!

    [Ed Note: Twice is better than once!!!one!!eleven!! BTW, your CAPS LOCK is stuck, moron.]

    Comment by desu — October 1, 2007 @ 1:10 am | Reply

  325. [Ed Note: Pray more, curse less.]

    HAHAHAHAHA! CHRISTIANITY OH LAWD!

    Comment by Religious_Otaku — October 1, 2007 @ 1:12 am | Reply

  326. “with no mention of G-d or Jesus.”

    GET YOUR RELIGION OUT OF MY INTERWEBZ.

    Comment by Niggerama — October 1, 2007 @ 1:14 am | Reply

  327. [Ed Note: Are you a Japanese anime/manga/figurine/game nerd? If not, you’re not an otaku. You’re just a loser. Have a wonderful life!]

    That was uncalled for. Responding to flames and trolls with more personal attacks is not a good way to attract people to your side of the argument. By doing that you only polarize the audience: those that are with you were those already with you, and those against you are everyone else. You will never win anyone to your side by attacking others, you will only reinforce ignorance on both sides.
    Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
    ~Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau~

    Take this to heart.

    [Ed Note: You may be right, but you're not seeing all the deleted comments and the bile thrown our way.]

    Comment by Dave — October 1, 2007 @ 1:16 am | Reply

  328. [Ed Note: Twice is better than once!!!one!!eleven!! BTW, your CAPS LOCK is stuck, moron.]

    CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL!. LURK MOAR.

    ALSO COCKS. ~Uguu

    Comment by Churuya-tan — October 1, 2007 @ 1:23 am | Reply

  329. Dave understand better than you who just attack the different site.
    People are just people barking against eacht other without aim.
    I feel fighting nearly a loner site , strange but i know i do the right thing.
    Words in the internet are powerful when rightly used but i see too many stones
    in my way up. Unlike some kids and freaks i have a aim. But not the time for it.

    On my work . Good Luck and have fun for a understanding.

    Comment by Dominik — October 1, 2007 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  330. If you’re moderating all this so much, do you think you could do something about post 84? It’s doing stupid things to the horizontal dimensions of the page, and accomplishes nothing at all.

    [Ed Note: Thanks for being uncreative. Fixed.]

    Comment by uncreative — October 1, 2007 @ 1:26 am | Reply

  331. ENJOY YOUR AIDS

    Comment by Anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 1:26 am | Reply

  332. [Ed Note: You may be right, but you’re not seeing all the deleted comments and the bile thrown our way.]

    That excuses you? Others are attacking you, and therefore you have the right to attack them back? The right, you have. But morally, you shouldn’t. As well, why bother? If they are ignorant, and you know it, be content in the knowledge that you are not. If you feel you must point out their ignorance, say the truth in love, as the Bible teaches. Saying the truth in love means saying in the way that will best serve THEM, not YOU. That means saying it with humility. True humility, not the fake humility that people use in arguments to gain the moral high-ground, but true humility, remembering that we are all sinners, and that makes no one, not you, not I, any better than anyone else. Your comments and bile are no more righteous than theirs. In fact, it is less so, because you know better. If they refuse to change their minds, nothing you can say make a different, so why be upset? They have made their choice, you have made yours.

    As well, keep in mind that every one of the people who have commented here believe just as strongly as you do that they are completely right, and have every justification to say the things they say. That does not mean they ARE correct, but it does mean that you need to understand their point of view. To many of them, saying every otaku is a potential criminal is the same as someone saying to you that every Christian is a terrorist. You must choose your words very carefully if you want to accomplish anything.

    Comment by Dave — October 1, 2007 @ 1:27 am | Reply

  333. your blog entry has made me aware about the possibility of people like you existing.

    I feel a little sad now.

    Comment by Hugo Halvorsrud — October 1, 2007 @ 1:32 am | Reply

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    Comment by DESU — October 1, 2007 @ 1:32 am | Reply

  335. Dave, you’re wasting your time. They won’t listen, after all, What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk, have at you!

    Comment by Churuya-tan — October 1, 2007 @ 1:32 am | Reply

  336. Abortion: it’s AWWWWW-Riiiiiiiiiiiiight!!!!!

    Comment by DESU — October 1, 2007 @ 1:34 am | Reply

  337. Obvious trollblog is obvious. For criticism, see:

    1. There was no axe in the higurashi series, just a cleaver.

    2. The whole story is about going for a happy ending, in the end, nobody dies, and all the atrocities to that point are undone.

    3. Why am I posting in a trollblog? You’re an obvioustroll… and I’m just feeding you… ah well, nothing better to do, I suppose.

    4. Anime is a cartoon, there are different genres. Just like you can’t compare Tarantino to Disney productions, you can’t compare say… Higurashi to *shiver* Sailor Moon.

    5. WHY OH WHY AM I FEEDING OBVIOUSTROLL?!

    Night obvious troll, sleep tight, don’t let the bridge bugs bite.

    [Ed Note: Well thanks for spoiling the ending for everyone, you killjoy.]

    Comment by Memetics — October 1, 2007 @ 1:37 am | Reply

  338. Anime no more encourages violence then any other medium for art. Would you ban action movies for violence? Would you control ever thought that exists like the fascist you are?

    [Ed Note: Yes and er, uh, sorta. You might want to make yourself a tin foil hat, Sean.]

    Comment by Sean — October 1, 2007 @ 1:40 am | Reply

  339. well… my point has been made, good night, and next time be sure to think in depth about the topic BEFORE you type it out.

    Comment by Religious_Otaku — October 1, 2007 @ 1:40 am | Reply

  340. your blog is stupid. before you try and complain about anime, experience from several points of views. Anime doesn’t encourage murder. There are just people in the world with messed up heads that has something thrown on them as an excuse for their behavior. Blame murder on anime in front of a bunch of anime fans, which is becoming the majority of cartoon watchers, and see what happens. And Higurashi was a good anime. But if you start acting crazy after watching it, then you’re just off.

    Comment by Altiryoko — October 1, 2007 @ 1:44 am | Reply

  341. [...] the WordPress blog, located here, it stated that horrible murders have been commited, and they are related to anime.  This is [...]

    Pingback by Problem with Anime in Japan? « Daquine’s Blog — October 1, 2007 @ 1:46 am | Reply

  342. In all honesty, can you back this up?

    Because a show is violent, it somehow brainwashes a person, causing them to kill people?
    Not to be offensive.. Or maybe so.. But here’s my opinion on the subject;

    I have watched anime for more than ten years. If it was aired in the United States, I have seen it. You name it, I’ve ‘fapped’ to it. However, I have no such mindset. That does not make me bad. In fact, I am incapable of harming someone ‘irl’. Just because something implies something doesn’t mean go and do it; especially if it’s animated. I theorize that the parent should teach the child to understand that cartoons/other shows on air are not real. Yes, including Fox News.

    Sure, I may not be as intellectual as some who have posted long-winded comments here, in the hopes of bringing light on these subjects, but I feel this to be the truth. If a child understands that anime, cartoons, etc, are not real, but fictional, and/or biased, they will learn to not act so stupid.

    As far as primitive religions? That’s narrow-minded as well, in my opinion. For fear of taking up too much space, I will not post my intentions for disagreeing with that.

    I’d explain more, but it’s nearly 4 o’clock A.M., here.

    Oh. And also; posting a failed post on an epic thread.

    [Ed Note: What is this fapping thing you're talking about. You're not the first to bring it up. I may not want to know....]

    Comment by Some Dewd — October 1, 2007 @ 1:51 am | Reply

  343. Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance: and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron : and break them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings : be learned, ye that are judges of the earth. Serve the Lord in fear : and rejoice unto him with reverence. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way : if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

    That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation. The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Amen.

    I enjoy psalms about the righteous smiting of the wicked, as well as the persecution and lack of forgiveness towards the heathen. I can quote around half of the psalms from memory, your blog makes me think of them.

    Much love <3

    Comment by Freetime — October 1, 2007 @ 1:51 am | Reply

  344. Hmmm starting to think that the morons in power just want to ban anything that the kids listen, watch or play.
    In the past they tried to ban Ozzy Osbourne and Judas Priest, then tried to sue him for causing a kid to commit suicide that didn’t work. Next they pick on Video games saying that is the reason teens go out and kill people. Now it’s anime. Hell these days the way society is don’t you think there is enough crap in the news and on tv to drive people over the edge? Anime, Music and Video Games don’t cause these problems.

    Just wish that the freaks in power would grow up.

    [Ed Note: One cannot get rid of the news, however bad it is. It's real. Sometimes. But anime, music and video games are all fictional. The bad ones can be erradicated with the stroke of a pen. It's time we think of the children. It's time to save them from this blight of pestilence like Higurashi and Dokuro chan.]

    Comment by RavensHate — October 1, 2007 @ 1:52 am | Reply

  345. Haha @ Salmo (#2). Great point ;-)

    How can you call Buddhism a primitive religion? They don’t “believe” in Jesus? What does that mean?

    Please explain your views. How can you be so patronizing towards people who would never do the same unto you.

    Would Jesus call Buddhists primitive?

    Comment by Bas — October 1, 2007 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  346. Congratulations on being the most horrible thing I’ve read in a long time. :3

    Saving the HTML for future generations, this is priceless.

    Comment by Delicious — October 1, 2007 @ 2:03 am | Reply

  347. found this, it compairs sexual content in anime to american tv.

    http://anime.miao.us/archives/2006/01/29/568/

    Comment by anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 2:09 am | Reply

  348. [Ed Note: What is this fapping thing you’re talking about. You’re not the first to bring it up. I may not want to know….]

    Fapping is a reference to something that.. yeah. 18+ material.

    Comment by Some Dewd — October 1, 2007 @ 2:11 am | Reply

  349. Heck all I thought it was funny that he said Pokemon was a Hentai…

    So I didn’t read through all 300 plus comments but the blog alone is a clear and concise proof that God has a sense of humor. He places self righteous folk like on the planet to show us that the platypus wasn’t his only cosmic joke.

    Extremists of any variety lessen and diminish this world. Whether they are Right Wing Ultra Christian Nut Jobs, or the WTF Crazy Looney Liberals, its people like this that take good things and turn them on their ear.

    When the original poster can actually form a consice and clear argument and take the time to actually learn about Anime, and not judge it on the off shoot hentai, then maybe just maybe there is hope in this world for bigots to learn and grow as Jesus wanted them too. Honestly I am not holding my breath, because you can’t teach an old worn out crusty rife with hate dog any new tricks.

    Comment by lyoncage — October 1, 2007 @ 2:12 am | Reply

  350. your blog entry has made me aware about the possibility of people like you existing.

    I feel a little sad now.

    Comment by edtajchman — October 1, 2007 @ 2:19 am | Reply

  351. crap

    Comment by koenrens — October 1, 2007 @ 2:21 am | Reply

  352. You are a complete MORON.

    PS: Would you like to see some Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse porn? It exists… there’s more out there than what you’d think. And guess what? It’s all done by Americans!

    Comment by LOL — October 1, 2007 @ 2:30 am | Reply

  353. I for one hate anime… although if there is one thing I will enjoy more than a bit of anime bagging is a bit of ‘moronic blogger bagging’

    1. Religous views: If you are going to make a point, make sure your arguments actually in someway relate to the point.
    “That’s because most Asians do not believe in G-d”
    a) Good for them… I don’t see how that makes it your responsibility…
    “but rather in primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism (paganism).”
    b) correct me if I am wrong (just an expression… I never plan on looking at this pile of horse hockey ever again) but religion is basically an unscientific method for people to account for the existence of everything.
    c) Now, it could be theorised that creation (of some form) happened at the very start of a hypothetical timeline correct?
    d) and as such, a primitive time would be earlier than a non-primitive time
    e) If you witnessed an event happening, your account would be far more likely to be correct than someone who pieced the information together several days later
    f) the theory in e can be extended when combined with c and c to say that a primitive (ie, earlier) religion is more likely to have the correct story than a non-primitive religion.
    g) Because of f) your entire argument is void and you are a pile of crap on the face of the earth who needs to look at what you are achieving with your life by posting your unjustifiable, and completely biased religious views in a blog

    I didn’t read past this point… I recognized that you are a moron and I shouldn’t waste my time reading your crap. I have no idea why I posted this, except that if I hadn’t you would have had your rant without be getting mine…

    For the record:
    i. I do not watch anime, I do not appreciate it. However I will not hold someone anime watching against them.
    ii. I am not religous and my view on different religions is exactly the same: They don’t interfere with me I won’t interfere with them…

    Comment by Lapse — October 1, 2007 @ 2:33 am | Reply

  354. this post is merely an analysis on a specific subculture of anime much as it is when someone talks about video pornography as a subculture of cinematography. there’s no point in being angry at b4b. he isn’t worth the time. he is one narrow-minded guy who thinks he’s a self-righteous expert with regards to anime.

    i suggest you search for highly-rated animes, watch them and do a counter review rather than targeting anime generally by basing it on dark-themed anime and it’s alleged effects on people. after reading his post, i had reason to believe he only viewed or looked at dark-themed animes like hentai and ecchi because HE LOVES WATCHING THEM too. takes one to know one. =p

    [Ed Note: I guess 8.7/10 from a site called AnimeNfo isn't good enough. So what is a highly rated anime, majuro?]

    Comment by majuro — October 1, 2007 @ 2:41 am | Reply

  355. “no mention of G-d or Jesus. That’s because most Asians do not believe in G-d, but rather in primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism”

    I don’t say this often, so you know I’m pretty pissed:

    FreaK YOU.

    You have NO RIGHT to call anyones religion “Primitive”. Why don’t you take a look at your own religion once in a while? You wonder why everyone is starting to hate Christianity? THIS IS WHY. You’re all so freaking arrogant.

    This is JAPAN. They don’t believe the same crap you do, so why the hell would they mention Jesus?

    You just hate Japan because Christianity has failed there. I think the figure is something like 0.1% of Japan is Christian. Oh, and Japan has one of the lowest crime rates in the WORLD. Why don’t you focus on your own country. You know, like those abortion clinic bombings, and hate crimes against Homosexuals.

    And if you’d actually watched Higurashi, you’d know it has a deep storyline, that goes well beyond the violence.

    Comment by Derrick Pollock — October 1, 2007 @ 2:47 am | Reply

  356. Psycheout,

    Though I find it commendable that you’re willing to watch something that you obviously have no real desire to ingest, and are willing to apologize based on that episode, I think you’re missing the point when it comes to people telling you that the episode you cited isn’t indicative of the entire show. The broad strokes you’re using in condemning an entire method of television/movie-making based on aspects of a particular genre found within that method is like condemning the entire concept of live-action television and films made in North America based on some aspects of the horror genre (or, closer to your accusations — the “Adult” genre) that makes use of the method known as live-action film-making.

    The way you’ve gone about it, you’ve essentially accused anyone who watches “Old Yeller” of also having “Debbie Does Dallas” on their movie shelf. Or, to bring it closer to home, you’re saying that Brownback shouldn’t be elected because there’s another politician out there who shouldn’t be elected and all politicians are the same corrupt creatures.

    With your initial comment that anime is just cleaned-up hentai, you’re wrong. I’ve watched a fair bit of good, clean, moral, uplifting anime that was uncut and didn’t have the slightest bit of sexual content and had less violence (with better messages surrounding it) than your average Disney movie. As for your assertion that Japanese cartoons are different from North American cartoons in that they are not for children: I challenge you to watch Shrek and think of how appropriate for children the abundance of sexual references are.

    I think if you’re willing to apologize (which you seem be), you should do so to the wider audience of anime viewers that you’ve just called perverted by association. If you still feel the need to watch the episode, then by all means, do so. But please remember that just because I talked to a North American supporter of Clinton last week doesn’t mean that you, as a North American, are a Clinton supporter.

    Comment by beardedmonkey — October 1, 2007 @ 3:04 am | Reply

  357. It has come to our attention that the publisher of this website has been participating in the ILLEGAL act of downloading licensed anime. The rights of the anime series Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai as well as Killer Beating Angel Dokuro Chan are owned by Geneon Entertainment (USA) and Geneon Entertainment respectively. It is respectfully requested that you discontinue these actions immediately. We do not intend to take legal action presently, but if further evidence is brought to our attention that you continue these criminal actions, this is a possible consequence. Furthermore, we request that you e-mail the given mailing address the locations of the sites that are hosting these illegal downloads.

    [Ed Note: We will be happy to comply. But don't you feel a little guilty spreading this filth to American audiences? Shame on you! Dokuro-chan was found here. So you might want to take it up with Google. Nobody downloaded anything, so you can back right off. Thank you, info@rightstuf.com. And if you're so stupid you can't even defend your own intellecutal property by doing a simple web search, your perverse company deserves to fail.]

    Comment by Geneon Entertainment — October 1, 2007 @ 3:10 am | Reply

    • Pay no mind to the negativity in the Ed Note…I for one am glad you are here to say this.

      Comment by Salamore0 — November 28, 2012 @ 2:04 am | Reply

  358. You need to better understand the Japanese culture before you judge them. They, like any other culture are completely different. You don’t understand how they could allow their children to be so desensitized, they don’t understand how you can be so protective of them. These things aren’t just in anime, their everywhere in the world. In books, movies, tv shows, newspapers, protecting your child is a good thing, but you can’t keep them ignorant forever. They’ll find out eventually and while you may try to stop them, eventually they’ll be out of your control. My mother raised me with a fear and realization that the world isn’t always a warm and fuzzy place.

    Some of your comments such as calling Otaku’s or whatever “lonely losers” are very ignorant and lack a lot of intelligence. If you want to make an intelligent argument try not to use high school cliche terminology to describe a person. Being made aware of these things early on in life, and being educated by my mother helped me. You’re one of those people who says video game violence should be abolished. What should be abolished is people who can’t tell their children “no” people who can’t say “no, I’m sorry sweetie maybe when your older.” Instead they buy their kid the game or they let them keep watching the show while they’re on their computers bitching to the internet about the gorefest their kid is playing. Walk away from the desk, turn off the damn tv, and ground your kid for goodness sake! Take some initiative stand up to your children! I may have hated my mom when she punished me, but guess what I know the difference between reality and fantasy. When I was young and would see something violent on a movie, she would tell me “there are bad people who do things like that in the world. And it’s wrong, this is only a movie, but sadly it does happen. Just remember what’s real and what’s not.” People need to make an impression in their children and educate them on reality and fantasy.

    Comment by Confessions of a Fashionista — October 1, 2007 @ 3:24 am | Reply

  359. And I just realized this was a troll blog… that’s it no more late nighters for me.

    Comment by Confessions of a Fashionista — October 1, 2007 @ 3:27 am | Reply

    • …figures…

      Comment by Salamore0 — November 28, 2012 @ 2:05 am | Reply

  360. Wow, Im amazed how ignorant you are!
    Ive grown up in a town full of narrowminded pseudo-nazis, but compared to you they are like saints…

    dont get pissed about violent content just because you got your asses kicked back in school, and dont get pissed about sexual content only because youve never seen the naked body of the opposite gender

    And calling other religions “primitive” is probably the most arrogant thing to do. what are you? jesus’ homeboy jerking of thinking about maria magdalena?

    Being in church on Sunday wont save your ass if youre a total idiot…

    btw, your GOD wouldnt be that amused if he knew that a pooface like you belongs to his followers. eventually, your big love brownback dies in an accident…will of god? lets hope so

    what a waste of skin you are lol

    Comment by flawless!? — October 1, 2007 @ 3:28 am | Reply

  361. I feel that certain part of this blog is true concerning the addictive nature of anime. I know because I am addicted but I’m trying to control. It can really separate you from the society if you dive too deep ino the abyss of this form of art. I can only say that I wouldn’t have started if I knew it was this addictive. Anyway, if you’re interested in Anime or Manga, consider Death Note. Really interesting!.. Let’s be addicts together! lol..

    Comment by keith — October 1, 2007 @ 3:29 am | Reply

  362. haha, troll got trolled.

    Comment by — October 1, 2007 @ 3:31 am | Reply

  363. 1) Stop doing “G-d”… God is not God’s name; you CAN say God without taking God’s name in vain. If, however you were going around saying JEHOVA, that would be another thing, since saying JEHOVA is punishable by stoning (but not until I blow this whistle even if they do say JEHOVA)

    2) “otaku (o-tah-koo) – obsessive anime and manga fan, usually a geeky loner, isolated from the world and human contact” You know, this definition quite likely make YOU an otaku; you seem VERY obsessed anime, and your apparently supressed rage lead me to believe that you are indeed isolated from human interaction. I do not think you’re a geek, though… You do not seem intelligent enough.

    3) The furry community is not connected to the Anime community in any way, much like how American 60’s cartoons have nothing to do with anime.

    5) True, all forms of anime are not suitable for children. But, then again, neither are American movies like Die Hard, Halloween, A nightmare on Elm Street and so on. There is NO difference.

    6) Cartoons are NOT automatically for children just because they’re drawn. This is true even for several American cartoons (e.g. Family Guy). You shouldn’t and can’t bunch drawn material as children’s material.

    7) Buddhism and Shintoism has been around largely unchanged for much longer than Christianity; realise that what you think is the ULTIMATE FAITH OF +5 REDEMPTION is actually a rather novel idea. Does this mean they are correct? Not necessarily. But that does not mean you are correct.

    8) We don’t ALL dress up in costumes and go about “having sex with modified stuffed animals”, much like you probably don’t go around blowing people up like most RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALIST A-HOLES, but then again, what do I know? You terrorist.

    [Ed Note: You missed 4, you stupid furry. I doubt that Buddhists and Shintos want your defense. If you doubt me, go to your nearest shrine and confess your sins. They'll probably drive you from their temple. But please do enlighten all of us what a furry who doesn't dress up in a fursuit and have sex with other fursons or draw his fursona with oversized genitalia or have intercourse with plushies does. Because it doesn't sound like you're a furry unless you're in denial.]

    Comment by A furry! :O — October 1, 2007 @ 3:41 am | Reply

  364. Someone without toleration and understanding like you makes me ashamed to be a Christian. And I even don’t watch anime…..

    Comment by wes — October 1, 2007 @ 4:18 am | Reply

  365. You are right. I missed four, silly mistake.

    4) I did not defend Buddhism or Shintoism, I simply mentioned them as alternative faiths with more ‘experience’ than your own, since you had used them in your article (Keeping it relevant, you see). The only religious place that has ever refused me entrance was a Greek orthodox (or catholic or some other Christian branch) monastery in Crete. Not because I’m a furry or what not, but because my knees weren’t covered. Such an affront to God.
    Granted, they may not have realised that I am a furry, and may have refused me entry anyway.
    I should also add that Shintoism doesn’t have confessionals (to my knowledge, at least), and confessions in Buddhism is not the same as confessions in Christianity.

    Additionally, I don’t think it’s called being in DENIAL when you openly admit to something. I admit to being a furry, and I wish to make it known to you and other misguided people that there are furries outside the giant genitalia/fursuit/plushie minority.

    In conclusion, I find it interesting that you chose not to defend yourself regarding the – if I may use the term loosely – accusation of you yourself being an “otaku” or “religious fundamentalist asshole”. Admirable though it is to take accusations and feeling secure enough to not having to defend oneself, that is very much ruined by a counterattack with the seeming intent of drawing attention away from these accusations.

    Comment by A furry! :O (again) — October 1, 2007 @ 4:29 am | Reply

  366. That’s because most Asians do not believe in G-d, but rather in primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism (paganism).

    I stopped reading here. If believing in God justifies what Hernan Cortez have done. I am glad to be primitive.

    Comment by Sheba — October 1, 2007 @ 4:33 am | Reply

  367. You only write about the sick Anime, clearly you have not seen the normal anime. Anime which is also shown in the US. What most Anime is about is friendship. One Piece, Naruto, Bleach. Those are the most popular ones right now. Anime is just like normal TV, just animated. You think murder in Anime is any worse than CSI or Criminal Minds? It’s just the same! Most don’t show people’s intestines getting ripped out, they show friends fighting together or just school life in Japan. You clearly have not watched any normal Anime. Sure, there’s blood but kids get hurt and bleed everyday. It won’t cause psychological problems or anything.

    Comment by D — October 1, 2007 @ 4:35 am | Reply

  368. Its not just anime and manga, what about Hollywood and American comics. And even the news for that matter. Today’s world has a culture of violence, and the Japanese just make it more pronounced, as they do with all things.

    Comment by janusis — October 1, 2007 @ 4:36 am | Reply

  369. Well, I for one, am glad that an American is showing us all how violent and corrupting foreign entertainemnt is. Thank God – THANK THE LORD – that there is no American media using violence and murder for entertainment. Certainly not CSI, Law and Order, 24, Criminal Minds, Navy NCIS…

    Comment by colin — October 1, 2007 @ 4:37 am | Reply

  370. this entire website smacks identical to the kind of tripe that (the late) jerry falwell was so good at spewing to the church(like the teletubbies issue).
    i’ve been a christian for over 30 years and never once have i heard any good come out of organised religion. and this idiotic website smells of extreme legalism via so called christianity. (as though the bible is a manual of things “we can’t do or go to hell if we do them”

    scare tactics and ficticious legalism

    there are tons of good examples of anime.

    this idiotic site seems to generalize all anime as being some kind of satanic force out to get your kids. i can smell that kind of ‘made up’ legalism ten miles from anywhere. the author of this site should be doing something other than attempting to damage the art of anime.

    bowling is a good alternative.

    Comment by dennis teel — October 1, 2007 @ 4:38 am | Reply

  371. Other people have already mentioned numerous ridiculous errors and misrepresentations contained in this entry, and highlighted how small minded your entire blog is. So I will just say this: almost anything can be said to incite murder and violence these days. Probably people are just disturbed by nature. I will go ahead and say that the “higurashi” series mentioned herein is indeed filled with violence but at it’s heart there are only some existential aspects to separate it from any other murder mystery. Perhaps there is something to be said that the most popular tv dramas in the US like CSI all deal with violence and murder.

    And by the way there’s no way that Brownback will even get the GOP nomination and it’s precisely because the average person sees the things that people like you say and is repulsed. I remember hearing a joke once that if KKK members would support things they’re against rather than protest them then people would be against them simply because of KKK association. The same can be said of those from the extreme “right” or “left” and Christians in general. It’s pretty amusing that we’ve reached a point where the most hated people in the country are those proclaiming morality.

    By the way, where are those numbers coming from on that abortion button? The number of procedures in that time? That’s a matter of public record? Then why the hell can’t I seem to get a hold of lighting information in my neighborhood? hmph….

    Comment by Reunald in USA — October 1, 2007 @ 5:03 am | Reply

  372. Anime encourages murder… huh…? True enough…

    Comment by mihari — October 1, 2007 @ 5:19 am | Reply

  373. apparently, you have the tendency to notice and exaggerate the violent aspect of today’s subculture, while the viewers just ignore it and focus on the bigger picture.
    Don’t worry, it’s a very common mistake to make as you are truly ignorant.
    I would like to see you to post an article regarding to the American culture of porn and violence.

    (P.s. in the section where the cleaver-girl kills off the guy, I wouldn’t accept her behaviour, neither would the fans and the writers. Have you ever count how many were dead in that arc? only 2. Would that make the story classified as violent? hardly, as the cases in CSI has possible more dead bodies than in that arc).

    Also, if you want to support your argument, don’t just select the violent ones that not many people had heard of. You clearly had mistaken the content of Higurashi (probably due to the improper description in the media). If you haven’t watch the whole series, don’t try to make comments, because that would make you look very stupid.

    Comment by jrz — October 1, 2007 @ 5:47 am | Reply

  374. You deserve every flame you get, guy.

    Seriously. Do some damn research.

    Comment by Anon — October 1, 2007 @ 6:10 am | Reply

  375. Hmmm anime kills people… No People kill people….

    [Ed Note: One cannot get rid of the news, however bad it is. It’s real. Sometimes. But anime, music and video games are all fictional. The bad ones can be erradicated with the stroke of a pen. It’s time we think of the children. It’s time to save them from this blight of pestilence like Higurashi and Dokuro chan.]

    Then why not get rid of religion then. How many wars have been started through either religion or money?

    Now with the stroke of a pen NO more RELIGION.

    Comment by RavensHate — October 1, 2007 @ 6:16 am | Reply

  376. Very Good, but Pokemon???? Nothing!!!

    The start was Saint Seyia, ok????

    Comment by miguelmartins — October 1, 2007 @ 6:30 am | Reply

  377. Ok I am a Christian, but lets get one thing straight Buddhism or Shintoism are not primitive religions. Your prejudice is showing there. And Shintoism is not pagan. Yes I think that most Anime is too violent, that doesn’t mean that you need to down their religion.

    Comment by Trailer Thoughts — October 1, 2007 @ 6:31 am | Reply

  378. You said “That’s because most Asians do not believe in G-d, but rather in primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism (paganism).”

    I am an American, non-Asian Buddhist and I find that comment hurtful. I would like it if you took some time, maybe just 5 minutes, and did some reading about the history, beliefs and practices of Buddhism. I would like to stress that I do not aim to preach or convert you away from your religion (which I assume is Chrstianity). I just believe that you could learn something, and draw parallels with the teachings of Buddhism and your own faith. It is when one allowes himself to be ignorant that hate is seeded.

    Comment by engelfluglen — October 1, 2007 @ 6:43 am | Reply

  379. My company recently attended a home show/convention in Atlanta. They were having a anime convention in the same building as us. I have never seen anything like it!!!!! Word was there were over 10 thousand kids in attendance. It was a mess. These kids were dressed in all kinds of strange costumes. They were everywhere, sitting on tables, just hanging out. It was a nerd convention if I have ever seen one!!!! I thougt…”I would never ever let my son do this”.

    [Ed Note: You sound like a wonderful parent. Good job! It's hard work, but well worth doing right.]

    Comment by Traci Morreale-Strub — October 1, 2007 @ 6:45 am | Reply

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  381. I should not say it, but well, that’s all hilarious.

    It is truly American to debate about “Bad Animes” and not about the fact that you have more or less the same number of psychos of Europe (to be really fair, you have a lot more psychos) but your psychos are allowed to carry a gun, go to a random school and shoot.

    That was a huge waste of time, in my humble opinion: if your children are well-educated, they won’t care about animes or guns.

    Comment by sevencapitalsins — October 1, 2007 @ 6:52 am | Reply

  382. The Reason of this case is a lil’ bit easy. You know that Anime is not always anime; they are from into a different categories, and the categories takes a different rate of age. (i.e. Hentai and Ecchi is capable for Adult only).

    And so, this is not the case of Anime encourages murder. The case is “Adult Anime encourages Murder”. Why ? Because they are watched by someone who aren’t old enough.

    Comment by Mihael "D.B." Ellinsworth — October 1, 2007 @ 6:55 am | Reply

  383. Basically U stereotyped all anime to be sick, violent and pornography. All those negative points that u pointed out, only a very small percentage of anime titles possessed them. Either u have been checking out those titles in particular and decided that all anime titles are like that, or u are just biased against anime. Anime have and can be used to tell history and stories for our entertainment, and sometimes to highlight real life problems. How bout those films that glorify violence, having multiple sex partners etc? Also, those kids or ppl who committed those unspeakable crimes always have some other causes that lead to the problems. No one watch an action flick, and decided that they want to eradicate the next door neighbors John Woo style. Next time, get hold of more facts before u post such biased nonsense.

    Comment by welsper84 — October 1, 2007 @ 6:56 am | Reply

  384. Um, do you even know what you’re talking about? I’ve seen the REAL stuff IN Japan and on Japanese DVDs unedited, ALOT of the stuff really isn’t bad, you’re looking at stuff that’s ridiculously bad. But there are SO many good anime out there, like Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Meow Meow Taruto, Tokyo Mew Mew, Prince of Tennis, Bottle Fairy, MoonPhase: Tsukuyomi, Doraemon, all that stuff is suitable for all ages and there’s nothing objectionable about it and that’s just off the top of my head in a few minutes. So, clearly you have no idea what you’re talking about. Sure there’s the whole “otaku” thing, but it’s really looked down upon in Japan. And as far as Funsubbers goes, yeah, it’s illegal, HELLO! People do that with American films too! *gasp* because heaven forbid that non-Japanese people are evil!!! And if you had ANY idea about the whole Anime thing, you’d know that “Comiket” I’ve NEVER heard an anime person say that, you’re probably thinking of an Anime Convention. And as far as the whole not believing in God or whatever, I actually know quite a few Japanese people who are strong Christians. And seriously, do you live in a dark black hole where anime is evil??? Honestly, if you even saw POPULAR anime, then you’d know that they all have strong morales that everyone can agree with! Such as Karma (If you’re good, then good things will happen to you,) or Team Work, etc.
    Also, if anime was Evil WHY IN HELL DID THEY CANCEL IT, because remember “all anime is the same, and all anime is evil” so clearly this shouldn’t be anything new, right? Clearly, they don’t encourage this stuff otherwise they wouldn’t have cancelled it over ONE INCIDENT!!! And do you even KNOW Japan? Because there are constantly kids killing their parents (and lots of wives killing their husbands) Next time do some research because and use some common sense…you can’t lump everything into one category. Oh, and as gross and creepy Otaku can be (Yes, Otaku, because it’s a singular and plural word, you’d know this if you knew Japanese) they DO have friends (they just also tend to be gross and creepy other Otaku)

    Comment by Ryou — October 1, 2007 @ 7:05 am | Reply

  385. Kill yourself because I’m too lazy.

    Comment by you suck — October 1, 2007 @ 7:20 am | Reply

  386. My son has recently came aware of anima since he started dating a girl from his school
    she is really in to manga,But on the bright side though he is doing less slacking off with video games and doing alot more reading.

    Comment by darthscarab — October 1, 2007 @ 7:23 am | Reply

  387. GOOD MORNING! ME AGAIN. Hope I didn’t keep you up.

    Now tell me this, why all the hate for violence and sexuality? I, like any Asian, crave these things in new forms. The sheer level of perversions we can take without being affected is testament to our supremacy. To the superior specimen they are nothing more than entertainment, but they seem to have this… this effect, on innocent Christian minds. Then again, where is the relevance in all this? They’re Christian. Why do they expect something to be done for them?

    You see, Mother China has the right idea. Our government will block anything it deems a bad influence to Chinese culture. American movies, music, books, don’t get the chance to infect ASIAN youth. However, it is perfectly understandable that America would want to replace its own cultural void with something better, and who can blame them? Perhaps the Americans should take a lesson in etiquette, and thank the Asian sphere for our cultural blessings.

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — October 1, 2007 @ 7:29 am | Reply

  388. I would say this blog is right in saying anime is bad, but I really suck at lying. Anime doesn’t cause violence or suggest that you should commit murder. It is a form of entertainment. Why are you bashing on anime for it’s violent content? It should be the parents responsibility for monitoring what their kids watch. Parents are mostly to blame for their childs behavior because they buy and let their children play violent video games like Grand Theft Auto without once looking at the rating label. I have personally seen a parent buying God of War for their child who was at least 7 or 8 way under the age of the recommended 17+ rating. Parents let their kids watch movies such as Saw, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Hostel without caring if the child wasn’t old enough to be watching it. The fact is that some of these children already have violent tendencies, which may reflect on what the parent is like. So to all you buttholes out there trying to lay the blame on someone or something else for your own mistakes I must say this GROW UP!!! YOU ARE A ADULT!!! Which means you have responsibilities that include monitoring what your kids are exposed to. You people are so pathetic, may mercy be upon your sinful souls for acting like politicians and blaming someone else for your own flaws and harbouring a inept concept of parental responsibility. Shame Shame What would your mothers think.

    Comment by Nine Tailed Fox — October 1, 2007 @ 8:04 am | Reply

  389. “Hardly anyone outside of Japan has any reason to learn Japanese.”

    yeah, that has to be an american statement. you could also say that hardly anyone outside english speaking countries has any reason to learn english.
    -think about it!

    Comment by Chad Kroski — October 1, 2007 @ 8:16 am | Reply

  390. This is either a genuinely idiotic, or satirically epic.

    Comment by Some Guy. — October 1, 2007 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  391. your ‘article’ is kind of racist dear author or what do you call this: “never be allowed to be viewed outside of the perverted otaku subculture in Japan”?

    Comment by Chad Kroski — October 1, 2007 @ 8:22 am | Reply

  392. and wouldn’t it be better to raise your children in a way that they are able to realise what is reality and what is not, protect themselves from disgusting shit?

    Comment by Chad Kroski — October 1, 2007 @ 8:34 am | Reply

  393. If the very fact of the hundreds of comments against your article don’t show you just how wrong you are in your immoral and unjust statement, then I don’t think you should even be running for a political office since that means you CLEARLY cannot see the big picture. And just for the record, Otaku are no more dangerous than the kid getting picked on by bullies at school.

    Of all the anime I have seen (including such violent and your loose meaning of “perverted” series like Higurashi, Elfen Lied, and Gundam Seed Destiny), I can say I have seen exponentially more violence and gore from the daily news on CNN and Popular Science (pictures of the guy who’s arm was bitten off by an alligator remind you?), and I’ve seen more “perverted” material in an episode of scrubs and just glancing at the front cover of Cosmopolitan every time I’m at the grocery store!

    Maybe instead you should be focusing on censoring and condoning MASS media like the news and magazines first? And why don’t you shove the bill of rights into a shotgun while you’re at it?

    Comment by David Hanson — October 1, 2007 @ 8:46 am | Reply

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  395. I agree with you to an extent and I disagree with you to an extent; I do think that the perverted overly-graphic animes (and mangas) should not even be made much less aired to the public, and that certain animes as well as mangas should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES be made available to kids, I disagree with the gerenal tone I felt your post has that all anime is evil. It’s true most tend toward Buhddist and Shinsto beliefs, but it is also true that some do not, or at least not entirely. Of course shows such as animes and novels such as mangas are going to carry the influence of their culture in them, but not all of them are very harmful.
    having said this, though, I do think that no matter what kind of anime or manga it is, parents and adults need to very carefully monitor them before letting their children or nieces/nephews/young cousins/etc. watch or read them. Anything left unchecked can perhaps breed a kind of evil or an unhealthy obsession which can lead to dangerous things. Even those who watch regular TV broadcasts have to use caution in what they switch the channel to; as I said before everyone’s views and beliefs come out in what they create and say. Regarding the mentioned topic again, though as I’ve said not all anime is bad… no matter what type you watch or how innocent you may think it is, much wisedom and discretion must be used in choosing what anime you watch.

    Comment by hayatekaze — October 1, 2007 @ 9:44 am | Reply

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  397. oh dear – better start playing those ipod tunes backwards the devil might get a mention.

    Narrow minded ‘christians’ have no point in discussing anime, or Japan, the earth isnt flat in some places.

    Happy ipoding now

    Comment by bananasfk — October 1, 2007 @ 9:53 am | Reply

  398. For the record:

    I’m a Christian, have been since as far back as I can remember. I also enjoy anime. I have the sense of mind to distinguish reality from fantasy and enjoy a good story with or without violence (Sopranos, anyone?). To imply that humans cannot distinguish between reality and a cartoon is kind of insulting, I think.

    I also work at a TV station, so I might be a bit biased. ;)

    The moral of the story? Not all Christians have to be so closed minded, but everyone is entitled to their belief…but try to look at both sides of the coin just a little.

    Oh and Sailor Moon Rocks

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    Comment by verdouxkai — October 1, 2007 @ 10:04 am | Reply

  399. “no mention of G-d or Jesus”
    Actually, the reason you think this is because you’re watching the ‘purified’, ‘westernized’ version you seem to prefer. In many anime, scenes appearing inside Christian churches, images of crucifixions, and even Bible passages are removed from the english version. Also, in reference to them being ‘pagan’, in Japanese culture, christianity is considered magic, (what with the miracles, demon summoning and exorcisms) in other words, in their view, you are the pagan one. That’s usually the context in which most of the ‘magic’ and ‘demons’ you’re thinking of are from. For example, the story “Hellsing” is about the Catholic Church secretly fighting vampires, and the story “Witch Hunter Robin” is about a witch who works for the Church, and can light people on fire with her mind.

    And I’ll admit, the reason I like the raw versions of anime and manga is because they’ve been censored for the english versions, or in some examples the better parts are taken out when children start liking it. For example, in ‘Pokemon’ the Elite 4 originally planned to destroy the human race for polluting the earth, whereas in the anime and games, they were simply gym leaders. The entire storyline was completely changed, as well as the point.

    But whatever, I could make a long post, intelligently criticising your blog entry, and only get crap about anime fans being long winded as a response. So I’ll just point out this: what did you grow up listening to? Remember what the media said about Elvis, the Beatles, or ACDC? In fact, Elvis was more widely criticised than Marilyn Manson was at the top of his popularity. TV was criticised when it first became popular, not just japanese cartoons, but all TV was considered harmful. You watched TV back then, didn’t you?

    I’m just gonna finish by saying you should watch “Lucky Star”. Not because it’ll disprove your point, or as an example to bolster my point (in fact it’s got a lot of sexual humour that you’d freak out about) but just because it’s awesome and everyone should watch it.

    Comment by Bob — October 1, 2007 @ 10:16 am | Reply

  400. huh??????nu-uh wat u talkin bout willis???? jkjk

    Comment by s8626984 — October 1, 2007 @ 10:27 am | Reply

  401. I just can say…USA LOL.

    Comment by lataxx — October 1, 2007 @ 10:27 am | Reply

  402. Maybe you should check your facts before putting this slander on the internet. Seriously, did you do ANY homework before writing this?

    Comment by Lee — October 1, 2007 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  403. Well, this at least gets your name out, even it’s not in a positive way. :/
    Good job?

    Comment by TheBigN — October 1, 2007 @ 10:31 am | Reply

  404. how anyone could take such a racist post seriously is beyond me.

    Comment by joshuakahnrussell — October 1, 2007 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  405. Old cartoons in America where the characters have guns and shoot each other is okay though, right?
    Not everyone is going to go out and murder someone because they watch a cartoon. Not everyone has problems. Even the ones with problems are fine, as long as they have some amount of common sense.
    Therefore, there is no other reason for this post besides to generate negative thoughts towards the writer. Either that or it has something (AKA a lot) to do with religion. If that is the case, please don’t get me started.

    Comment by Lady — October 1, 2007 @ 10:33 am | Reply

  406. I disagree with you all the way. I am an otaku as you would like to say. However I have no problems interacting with other adults. I have no reason or desire for that matter to preform what is depicted in the anime.
    And since Japanese and other Asian cultures do not believe in god does not mean they are wrong. Their religion is older that Christianity, maybe they are right and you are wrong. Stop judging others. So I say Christianity causes murder. So many wars have been fought in the name of god. Well god does not want war fool.You need to get your head out of your book and look at the world with untainted eyes.

    Comment by teammoney — October 1, 2007 @ 10:40 am | Reply

  407. So many people have left some excellent replies to this ridiculous article I feel I can’t do better, but I will add my voice:

    Anime encourages murder? Yeah, I’d love to see the double-blind controlled studies to back that up!

    Once again we see mass generalisations of something the author doesn’t like because it clashes with his narrow fundamentalist bigoted Christianity (as if there is any other kind).

    I could point out that those who murdered hundreds of thousands in the Crusades weren’t prompted by entertainment, but by Christianity. I could mention the Ku Klux Klan, the genocide in Rwanda, the Roman Catholic Adolf Hitler, who did nothing in the name of anime, but rather Christianity… but I imagine the intelligent reader will grasp the point I’m making.

    Life must be so harsh and unwelcoming when you see the hand of Satan in everything, but it sure gives you plenty of material to splurge vitriolic bile over. For the rest of us who live in the real world, things don’t seem quite so black and white!

    Comment by evanescent — October 1, 2007 @ 10:43 am | Reply

  408. I was thinking of typing out a real response about the specifics points in question, but I noticed others have already done so, only to be mostly ignored.

    You break the window and then run away. How appropiate.

    So how about this: get off your soapboxes and monitor exactly what your children see, buy or play on a case by case basis, instead of lying, making horrible generalizations and misleading representations about an entire medium, be it anime, TV, movies, comics or the news.

    That might actually help you, you know. Otherwise…enjoy the attention.

    Comment by Caldor — October 1, 2007 @ 10:57 am | Reply

  409. Haha, oh god.
    This article (and the person who wrote it) completely proves how retarded Americans really are.

    “It turns out that there are a group of criminals, known euphemistically as “fansubbers” who routinely pirate hentai (perverted) and ecchi (adult) anime when it airs in Japan.”

    I practically fell out of my chair laughing after reading this sentence.
    You guys are too much.

    Comment by Sander — October 1, 2007 @ 10:58 am | Reply

  410. wow, thats a lot of replies.

    with all due respect, I use to watch the most violent of animes, movies, tv shows, I play the most violent of video games, and read the most violent of books. am I a murderer? nope.

    what I think the argument lacks is the fact that, not just violence in entertainment, but love, peace, comedy, all of it, entertainment as a whole, it all detaches us from reality. its sort of like the invisible handcuffs that keep us from uprising against corrupted governments.

    now..onto religion. uhh…not even including all the wars that have been fought over it, but the trials that lead to death penalties such as the salem witch trials. theres more blood on religion than there are of entertainment, as entertainment, the such they we look at these days have only been around for a few decades. religion, a few thousand years. a few thousand years with blood that could of been avoided, yet arrogance, ignorance, and the close minded, intolerance prevailed.

    now, as video games and shows and movies show us spins and conspiracies relating to religion, and creating a broader questioning of whether the bible is true of fake, now the religious right are all scampering around like donut dough about to be fried, in order to find a way to get us bad under there control.

    its not gonna work much longer. we the people will rise up against the selfish controllers, and the men behind the curtains.

    Comment by unlikesociety — October 1, 2007 @ 11:22 am | Reply

  411. David Hanson@ If the very fact of the hundreds of comments against your article don’t show you just how wrong you are in your immoral and unjust statement, then I don’t think you should even be running for a political office since that means you CLEARLY cannot see the big picture. And just for the record, Otaku are no more dangerous than the kid getting picked on by bullies at school.

    Listen if everyone does it doesn’t make you right. Countless thousands have followed the teachings of The Bible since the time of Christ’s earthly ministry so proves we Christians are right on this. The bottom line is anime turns our kids into blood thirsty homicidal maniacs who run down the street waving knives screaming about their “pocket monsters”. You anime fans need to quit being so selfish and learn to think about the bigger community.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — October 1, 2007 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  412. See my comment above BJ Tabor, you don’t know what you’re talking about. You might as well be talking about the Easter Bunny. You have nothing to support your ridiculous assertions. Grow up and join the real world, your god and your childish little bible stories are myths.

    If you want to attack anime and other things, fine, do so by logic and reason. Don’t appeal to the Jewish bronze age tribal god Yahweh. You might as well be talking about Allah or Zeus.

    Comment by evanescent — October 1, 2007 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

  413. “The bottom line is anime turns our kids into blood thirsty homicidal maniacs who run down the street waving knives screaming about their “pocket monsters”.”

    Err…not exactly, but I guess facts and details are a little too much for you.

    Comment by Vicious — October 1, 2007 @ 12:16 pm | Reply

  414. Yes the Christians must be right if they say they are. Remember no-one else counts unless you’re a Christian.
    Just remember this though, Christians caused how many wars and what for DOMINATION.
    Murder in itself just under the name of war. Now do we ban religion, NO they would never let us. So why in hells name do they think they have the right to take anything away from anyone else. Yeah I’ve had enough of this Christian BS. BJ Tabor you couldn’t even get your facts right when you said INVISIBLE frogs they mentioned them as “see-through frogs” and the reasons behind them doing this is so it would let them observe organs, blood vessels and eggs under the skin without performing dissections. All this proves is that you can’t read and should just crawl back under your rock or back into your cave.

    Comment by RavensHate — October 1, 2007 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

  415. We should’ve finished the job with Japan. Now they’re repaying us for Hiroshima by warping our childrens’ minds. It’s not too late to punish them, though. Let’s kee our military options on the table.

    Comment by Sisyphus — October 1, 2007 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

  416. Oh and BJ Tabor I would like proof on your statement of “Kids” blood thirsty homicidal maniacs who run down the street waving knives screaming about their “pocket monsters”. Show me one time this has ever happened.
    Don;t you think that people in general have made America what it is today? Think about how many times that things have been shown on TV that well Out way the amount of Violence that any anime has in it’s total. Hell I can name 2 things I have seen in the past few years that showed more death and destruction than any anime I have ever seen. 1: 9/11 2: Bali 3: How about the Tsunami 4: The Gulf War parts 1 and 2. Now go crawl back under your rock.

    Comment by RavensHate — October 1, 2007 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

  417. Are you for real Sisyphus? Pathetic, inhuman, and disgusting. Well done, you represent Christianity perfectly.

    Comment by evanescent — October 1, 2007 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  418. Typical American answer for everything. More War. Sisyphus I congratulate you in your inhuman Christian ways.
    You are the type of person that should have stayed in the bucket instead of being born. You are the very type of person this thread is about…. Murderer

    Comment by RavensHate — October 1, 2007 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

  419. You sir, provoked a heavy sh-tstorm there.
    Your blog shall not be any more popular after it calmed down, and your lovey-dovey Brownback shall not become President either.
    Many hackers on steroids are not amused and you are better off buying a dog and closing your curtains.

    Comment by Internet Hate Machine — October 1, 2007 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

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  421. I don’t understand how you can’t be disgusted with yourself for how horrifically closed-mined you are. Instead of blaming violence and any other problems children/anyone have on the media, why not blame the parents who don’t actually PARENT their children. You cannot control the media, but you can control what you tell your children is acceptable or not for them to watch or have an interest in.

    Comment by Chesh — October 1, 2007 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  422. Dave, you’re wasting your time. They won’t listen, after all, What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk, have at you!

    Comment by Churuya-tan — October 1, 2007 @ 1:32 am

    *Dodge* *parry* *thrust* En guard!

    Indeed, but I do hope to spread some intellectuality around. Just because the initial post is moronic and the creator a fool, it does not mean that intelligent opinions cannot be voiced despite everything.

    And yes, psycheout, you are a fool. I warned you that being agitated and angry towards your audience will win you nothing but animosity back, and you have ignored me. If you are no fool, you are blind, and could not read my warning. The only other explanation is that this is nothing more than a pathetic attempt at trolling and you believe none of it yourself. You are a fool, a blind man, or a liar. Perhaps a bit of all three.

    Comment by Dave — October 1, 2007 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

  423. A fool? Ouch. What have I done? I only commented a couple of times and was quite civil. Maybe you’re confusing me with someone else.

    Comment by Psycheout — October 1, 2007 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

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    Comment by lol — October 1, 2007 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  425. Okay, I seriously have read like…over half of all the posts and arguments, and I have to say. They’re pretty dang good, and most have points that are seen. But, I did see something that I didn’t see a comment about. Although, I’m not one hundred percent no one gave attention to it, but I would like to state a small point.

    Psycheout, you have made this comment here: “Make no mistake about it though: unlike in America, in Japan cartoons aren’t just for children.”

    Which, right now, I can clearly state. That is a lie, unless families actually let children watch shows such as: South Park, Family Guy, King of the Hill, Futurama…etc. Seriously, there are some cartoons here in America that is NOT meant for kids.

    Also, if you want to go and blame a cartoon/anime about a teen killing someone, then I HIGHLY suggest you also blame movies and the media. Look at what they write about, make movies about, etc…

    Tom and Jerry for example, although a classic and one of my favorites, they are violent. Although, you don’t see them murdering, they STILL pertain to violence. Hacking people over the head with hammers, throwing them in a cannon, and even using fireworks are something that shouldn’t be seen through children’s eyes if you want a non-violent Utopia.

    Also, I think you should really look up your facts about Anime. Not all of it is as you stated and even then, it’s not the anime in particular that causes the crime, but the PERSON doing the crime that causes it. Hell, you can even look at….Wars, rage, hate…all of that and still it wouldn’t matter, I suppose.

    Heck, I’m a Role Player on yahoo, and a BIG anime fan. Anime, to me, is more thought out with a plot than anything in America. I THANK the Japanese for making the shows they do, because, let’s face it. America…SUCKS at things like that. Can’t even find a good horror movie anymore, and when you do, it’s from JAPAN!

    So, get your facts straight and THEN post a blog and maybe you’ll make a good point. But you can’t blame a fiction for a child’s actions. It’s stupid and very low rated.

    Oh, and one last thing before I go, if you want to check out “Eflen Lied” I suggest that you watched the edited version of it, although it still does show gore an’ such, but not as bad. But then again, I could be mistaken and they took most of it out. I haven’t watched it in a while, and if I am mistaken, I apologize to those who watch it.

    Here are some anime’s you might want to check out if your prone on hentai and the like…

    Better yet. Here’s a WHOLE site with free, non-dowload anime that you can check out. I’m sure it’ll give you something to argue about, but LEARN it first that way you don’t look like a total idiot.

    http://www.tv-links.co.uk/listings/3

    –Nyu!

    Comment by Nyu! — October 1, 2007 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  426. Oh, one more thing. I wonder why School Days is only mentioned a couple of times here. Just curious.

    Comment by Vicious — October 1, 2007 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

  427. “you stupid furry”; “And if you’re so stupid you can’t even defend your own intellecutal property by doing a simple web search, your perverse company deserves to fail.”; “you killjoy.”

    These are “quite civil”? As well, you continue to use harsh, destructive vocabulary: “pestilence” and so one. Regardless of whether or not you are correct, you must be very careful in the use of your words.

    You are trying to make others believe your point of view through brute force. You are trying to beat it into them, scare them, and trying to make them give up their point of view. You are going about it backwards. You should never try to make someone give up their beliefs. Much better is to show them the beauty of your own. That way, they can come to believe at their own volition, at their own pace, and at their own leisure. Showing them their own faults makes them angry at you, which makes them less likely to listen or care about what you have to say. Instead, show them the correctness of your own beliefs.

    You are failing in this because your argument is full of errors and flaws. You have not done the necessary research to prove yourself correct, and instead you are using scare tactics to beat people out of their ideas. You are being condescending and arrogant. Instead, be humble. Be gracious. And when someone makes a smart comment, give them the credit they deserve for besting you intellectually.

    Comment by Dave — October 1, 2007 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

  428. Apparently you are quite uneducated on anime, but I’m just going to comment directly towards your comments first.

    Firstly, in Bokutatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan, you weren’t watching a subbed version, meaning you only understood what you were seeing, which would be deceiving. She is an angel sent from “God” (whomever religion he belongs to) because she was supposed to kill the boy because in the future he finds a way to make the “fountain of youth” but for some reason he has a messed up mind and uses it on the world to turn all women int0 10-yr old look-alikes. The scene you saw she was changing clothes when the boy walked in, she got embarrassed, and as a reaction she simply whacked him with what was in her hands. It’s only natural that she does so to her, it’s similar to you going into a girl’s locker room and they smack you, only Dokuro-chan was holding something. The “pee” song you mention has nothing to do with pee, it’s actually spelled Pi, because in japan, E is pronounced Eh, as in Erick, while I is pronounced EE, like the letter E; the whole song is just a bunch of nonsensical sounds, like “scat” singing while singing the blues/jazz except with a single sound, Pi (or as you haphazardly described it as, Pee).
    To go along with your blatant hate for all things not American (which includes other religions apparently; I mean look at me, I think ALL religions are stupid, but you don’t see me bashing on religion, although I just might if you, blinded by your faith, attempt to somehow “save me” by “informing me” based upon these statements inside these parenthesis) it shows how you don’t hate shows like South Park or Chappelle Show or Mind of Mencia (which are all offensive to the general media, but is funny; hmm! that sounds like anime [when, unlike idiots like you, it is watched subbed so that the sequence of events don't seem random]). Worst of all none of the shows i listed above actually try to help you about family, sure South Park tried, but the general message became jammed as the show got more “funnytarded” (a combination of funny and retarded generally used to describe something that is so stupid, that it is funny), while many animes show courage, loyalty, bravery, and many other good moral things (and you, being a Christian man, and apparently very religious, should know about) while still having humor (unlike the three shows i mentioned, whom don’t give any moral values at all in any way or any manner or any shows similar to that broadcasted in america that didn’t originate from another country.

    Oh, and yes, i found the Desu funny, because it originates from a show called Rozen Maiden, where a character says Desu after almost everything, and has become an internet meme, but seeing from what you know about what you showed in the article about the subject, you probably already know everything already pointed out, but like any other metaphorically blind person you don’t actually give both sides of a story.

    Expect another post from me, but at the moment i feel sick so i won’t continue.

    Comment by E.S.H. — October 1, 2007 @ 2:33 pm | Reply

  429. …You aren’t serious right? Please tell me you aren’t… my faith in humanity suffers enough as it is without having to add these ramblings to the equation.

    Comment by Sakura — October 1, 2007 @ 2:34 pm | Reply

  430. [Ed Note: Clarify something for me please, bobknob, did Minister Aso become Prime Minister of Japan? I thought the new guy was Fukuda, but I could be wrong.]

    Well, he didn’t get elected because he was overtly racist.

    Kind of like you.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

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  432. First off you’ve got quite a few facts wrong leading me to believe you didn’t actually resource this topic very much.
    “…popular kids shows like Pokemon, Speed Racer or Star Blazers. Prior to release in the west, these shows have been cleaned up from their original violent and sexually explicit hentai (perverted) form which most Japanese cartoons seem to take.”
    Pokemon was never violent or sexually explicit, most sexually explicit thing it had in it was cross-dressing which also takes place in many American cartoons. It was also no more violent then an average American cartoon for kids.
    Pokemon was a show aimed for all ages even in Japan.

    I’m a big fan of Higurashi myself, the show is not about killing. The question arcs in the game/ anime/ manga do feature violence but throughout all of Higurashi the main characters are trying to stop the violence not create more of it. This is explained more in the answer arcs but it still exists in the question arcs.

    “The game is about a series of mysterious deaths in a mountain village. A young girl protagonist is suffering trauma from the divorce of her parents. She uses a hatchet to kill her enemies.”
    This is a major flaw on your part, this is not all the game is about, in fact this only happens in one of the arcs in which the young girl kills two people taking advantage of her father, using him only for his money. She kills these people to protect her family.

    Higurashi is also not the first violent anime ever either, though the murder case is similar to a seen in Higurashi, i’m sure there are many other shows with similar scenes that are just as violent or more violent. Also these shows are aired late for a reason. They’re not for kids, if a kid watches these shows its not the anime’s fault.

    “…unlike in America, in Japan cartoons aren’t just for children.”
    You make it sound as if all American cartoons are for children. What about South Park, Drawn Together, and such. They are all aimed for adults and depict violence, sexual themes, and the like. Its not just Japan that has “adult cartoons” as you make it sound.

    As for the murder case, it was never actually stated that the girl even had anything to do with Higurashi. Also her wanting to be a aspiring mangaka was only ever stated in one acticle wrote by a journalist I believe, i’m not sure that it was a reliable source. Becoming a mangaka is a popular dream amoung young Japanese though so its not a uncommon thing.

    Everytime murder involving a young child as the killer takes place video games, anime, manga, etc are almost always blamed. Though it might seem these are the cause at first glance the reason for the murder is usually more physiological then anything.

    Mostly I recommend if you’re going to write a article like this I’d suggest getting your facts straight first, as so many have said before me.

    Comment by Shi — October 1, 2007 @ 3:08 pm | Reply

  433. If anime encourages murder, then so does the news, the newspaper, magazines, TV, movies, books, and pretty much everything else. Seriously, WTF is it with people thinking everything under the sun encourages bad behavior? Anyone with half a brain and a little common sense won’t be easily influenced by a stupid cartoon. If someone has a hard time differentiating between what’s real and what’s not, blame their parents for not raising them right, not a made-up story.

    Comment by Aaron — October 1, 2007 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

  434. I am pretty sure that using your imagination to make up tales about slant-eyed killers is NOT what makes the baby Jesus happy.

    In fact, I’m sure these flickering images of sin, fornication and death make the baby Jesus CRY!

    Why do you hate Jesus?

    Comment by Happy Clam — October 1, 2007 @ 3:31 pm | Reply

  435. The hackers, sinners, and general all-round maniacs posting on this thread have served no other purpose than to prove Psycheout’s original point. And mine. Bombing Japan is the only way to permanently solve problems like these. It would make us better friends with China, too, and then maybe if we gave them Kyushu they’d leave Taiwan in peace. Maybe we could trade them Honshu for a few trillion dollars.

    Personally, I think we need to keep this option on the table.

    Comment by Sisyphus — October 1, 2007 @ 3:36 pm | Reply

  436. As I was reading this, I started to get extremely upset at this mostly baseless Slander.

    Then I noticed you saying something about Praying?

    What ever happend to “Judge not, Least ye be judged”? And all that good stuff eh?
    Things of the past I suppose.

    If I were to chose a religion, I’d probably have to go with one of your primitive ones.

    Anyways, Thanks for wasting my time.

    Comment by Anon — October 1, 2007 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

  437. “Anyways, Thanks for wasting my time.”

    I will pray for you, atheist.

    Comment by Sisyphus — October 1, 2007 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

  438. Bombing Japan is the only way to permanently solve problems like these.

    So, your loving Christian humanitarian answer to a political situation is: MASS MURDER. Brilliant! Just brilliant!

    If I really believed this bile you were ejecting I’d be offended and shocked. But as it is, I don’t believe you believe it. I believe you’re either a very sick person deluded by ancient myths, or you’re a con-artist and a troll. Either way, you are an example of the very worst humanity has to offer.

    Keep up the good work though: you are putting people of good conscience off religion and faith for ever! Which can only be a good thing! ;)

    Comment by evanescent — October 1, 2007 @ 3:52 pm | Reply

  439. You just lost the game.

    Comment by asdf asdf — October 1, 2007 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

  440. evanescent: You’re not very good at recognizing a troll, are you?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

    Live and learn, then get tired of it and use your knowledge to piss people off.

    Comment by lolwut — October 1, 2007 @ 4:29 pm | Reply

  441. Oh yeah, and another thing: You’re taking the series completely out of context.

    Long story short, learn to trust those close to you and you will have a happy life. If you’re paranoid about it and do not confide in your friends, you become paranoid, detached, and violent. Sometimes so much so you cast away those close to you and begin to see things different than what they really are.

    Trust your friends, cherish them, and help them, and in turn, be trusted cherished and helped. You can not solve all of life’s problems by yourself, no matter how hard you try.

    Okay, so, now that the sap filled dribble has come completely out of my mouth, I’d like to say that this is quite possibly the most rightist christian website I’ve seen in my life, and it’s providing me with quite a bit of entertainment. There’s no possible way any of these articles are made to do anything more than piss off everyone who happens to come across them.

    Having said that, you should refer to my website for more information on me and my affiliation of like-minded individuals who believe that freedom of speech is incredibly important.

    Comment by lolwut — October 1, 2007 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  442. stil needz moar kipz.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  443. I wonder how many hundreds of people you have just trolled… about 400 serious replies and then there are those who didn’t comment…

    9/10

    Comment by lol — October 1, 2007 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  444. LOLWUT, if this site really is run by trolls, that would be really reassuring actually! Unfortunately, there are many rightest fundies out there and is this shower of scum serious or not? How can we tell?

    Comment by evanescent — October 1, 2007 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  445. Yes, you christfag, pray, because that’s all you asstards do, you never try to find a way to fix a problem or anything of that nature.
    And when you do find a way to fix a problem, you say “Oh, let’s freaking kill all the people in japan, just so we can start another war that started because of religion!”
    You know it’s true.
    Every single war in the WORLD has started from religion!
    And yet you pray for the atheist

    Tell me, what has the atheist done that was so bad?
    What has the atheist done that caused something that affected people phsyically?
    Nothing, unless they’re stupid.

    Religion on the other hand causes almost all bad things in this world.
    The only reason religion is still around anymore is because it’s a “tradition” (this is for modernized places of course, in more… unmodernized? places religion exists because that’s the only way they can explain it)
    We found a way to explain everything that can be unexplained, why need there be religion?
    There isn’t a need, yet we let it live on and cause chaos.

    I am really fed up with christfags like you, you call ANIME a problem? YOUR ENTIRE RELIGION IS A PROBLEM.
    An invisible man in the sky for some reason made a man, that man made a woman out of his rib, that woman listened to a snake, that snake told her to eat an apple off the tree that god told them not to touch, and that is why we can’t live forever.
    Makes total sense, much much much more sense than the information we’ve been trying to uncover for millions of years with technology that would make the minds of the cattle-sacraficing primitives who created the bible. And yet you think Bible > All of man’s work that doens’t kill other people (i.e. religion).
    Give me 10 GOOD, LOGICAL reasons why God does exist
    If they are not good, not logical, i shall contradict them, for however many ARE good, logical reasons, i shall say “Good, there’s X, only Z more to go” (for all you retards, x can only stand for one number, and unless that number is 5, the equation wouldn’t be true [ex. 10-x=x, 10-2=x, x = 2, 10-2=/=2, 10-2=8, etc])

    DAMN im pissed at people like you Sissypussy..i mean Sisyphus

    Comment by Anon; We are legion, we never forgive, we never forget — October 1, 2007 @ 5:15 pm | Reply

  446. I’m guessing it doesn’t have a job

    The Asian Supremacist rings have decided to act against movements such as these, from today on:

    -Spread anime to America outlets
    -Introduce youth to Korean MMOs, only the most addictive for maximum HW
    -Asian dramas to the older housewives
    -Asian music to lonely, impressionable females
    -Translate hentai of popular children’s series
    -Disperse materials with Chinese piracy networks as American ones are too primitive
    -Use simpler filesharing services as the average American teen has a hard time understanding the finer points of p2p
    -Sway American opinions with multiple identities over several large communities

    Given rate of conversion (1%), factoring in duplicate users and other Asians, we expect a turn to Asian loyalty of over 150/11,000 persons a day, then a steady rise as we consolidate with raw material suppliers from the Asian nations.

    Any Asian reading this is welcome to join the cultural wave, no contact is necessary, simply spread by word and bandwidth, all media from any Asian nation is valid for dispersal.

    Please feel free to put down any further anti-Asian propaganda you may come across. And if you are truly a pure blood East Asian, well, I don’t even need to say it.

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — October 1, 2007 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

  447. Not all of the animes are like this! you are making me sick! you are calling people like me “obsessed anime geeks and loners”? why? becous i love romantic cartoon stories? is it that bad? not all anime is like this!
    you hurt by calling me like that!
    I am saying that you are the obsessed loner not me!

    Comment by aya — October 1, 2007 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

  448. you are *painfully* ignorant and give people who honestly love god a bad name.
    you are right up there with chick tracts, jesus camp, the duggars, ann couture..
    furries are all perverts who hump plushies? not by a long shot, thank you very much.
    and all anime being about sex and violence? that’s extremely far off the mark, too.
    it’s no use trying to tell you otherwise, but it’s a shame to see you spread such lies.

    Comment by NeM — October 1, 2007 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  449. oh, and re: people termed ‘otaku’ being loners with no social skills and obessed with anime?
    have you ever heard of aspergers syndrome? intense intrest in a loved subject, not so great social skills..see where i am headed with this? so which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    Comment by NeM — October 1, 2007 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

  450. Needs moar rule 34.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

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  452. That is complete bull****. I watch ****ing naruto all the time and when someone pisses me off i dont get the urge to go out and through nija stars at them! U ****ing dickless bitch. Do u actually read ur stuff before u publish this horse **** on the web. Your ****ing stupid. Anime is nothing like real life you can use your bankai and go around choping off peoples heads with samurai swords. its just ****ing un realistic.So They show violent anime shows to kids like, naruto. Wut the **** are they gonna do try and use hand signals to kill people?Wut the **** is that gonna do?? Ur a dumbass conservative that is fighting with your dumbass friends in congress to get rid of all the violence and sexuality because you dont like it! Dont try to give your opinions when ur opinions are pure bull****

    [Ed Note: Are all Narutards as potty mouthed as you? The article wasn't even about Naruto and swords and junk, you silly little girl. So toddle off now. And don't let the door hit your tender backside on your way out.]

    Comment by Roberto Roldan — October 1, 2007 @ 6:21 pm | Reply

  453. [...] consider it one-sided and uninformed.  To those who haven’t read it–you can find it here–, it says, in sum, that anime is an art medium characterized by graphic sexual and violent [...]

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  454. This is the only real part of your article that really got me mad, the rest of it was just ignorance and lack of REAL reasearch:

    “Otakus are not harmless geeks. Even the Japanese people look down on these losers who are mostly segregated to Akihabara/Akiba, also known as the otaku mecca. A number of otaku in Japan have turned to rape and murder as an outlet for their perversions. Many of these deviants are not able to interact with normal people and often develop obsessive and unnatural desires and interests.”

    losers aye? Did your reasearch tell you that more than 70% of otaku in america have 5 or more friends and are active in their familys life? in japan this in japan that what country are you from again? Pervers anime and manga such as hentai doesnt even make up 5% of the otaku subculture. Diviants aye? so were are a bunch of deviants who like to go around harming people and kicking cats is that it? You make it seem like all anime is about sex and perverse things. have you actually watched an anime series? I think not. Perverse sexuality and violence make up close to nothing of a series if any! In conclusion us otaku (in america) are just normal people who enjoy watching a show (mabey a little to much). Do you have a favorite show? Anime is no different for otakus. Have you seen a rated R movie? Did it have sex and violence in it? You should be more concerned about young children who have access to these kind of movies. They are much more life like and allot esier to reinact.

    Final thought:

    Take your bigitry your out of date theorys, and your lack of reasearch skills and shove them up your arse!

    Comment by Roberto — October 1, 2007 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

  455. Please understand anime before trying to debate about it. You make it sound like all anime involves murder and hentai. One particular series which is popular is Lucky Star, one of the most funniest series thats been out in a long time. Please, I beg of you, get a life.

    Comment by Superarmy — October 1, 2007 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

  456. lol. big. fraking. generalizations.

    Comment by t-chan — October 1, 2007 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

  457. wow… insulting anime on the internet…

    thats kinda like shouting nigger at the top of your lungs in downtown new york.

    except there are hackers instead of knives. Can we get a hack on this site pleez? I think it’s be funny if we replaced that pic of his with the same one, but with hardgay playing in the background as a continuous loop.

    Comment by OMG MY BFF JILL? — October 1, 2007 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

  458. I read the post “Anime Encourages Murder” on Blogs for Brownback (B4B) yesterday, Manila time, and I’m joining the chorus of persons who consider it one-sided and uninformed. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I understand that the article says, in sum, that anime is an art medium characterized by graphic sexual and violent images; that it is spread through illegal means by an “underground distribution network”; and that it leads to violent behavior on the part of its aficionados or otakus. Now, what was wrong with this conclusion was, simply, that it is based on an overly limited sampling of anime, as well as a misunderstanding of its nature as an art form.

    For what is anime? It’s not enough to say that it is “Japanese animation”, as the term ‘anime’ also implicates matters of visual composition, narrative style, and, most of all, content. For instance, anime series and OAVs (or movies) more frequently attempt at rich painting-like imagery than do the more realistic films of the West, in which the cinematography of What Dreams May Come and The Fountain is considered very unusual. Also, anime titles more often use non-linear plots, as well as frozen instants dedicated to the contemplation of some character or a part of the environment, sometimes by presenting a mandala of perspectives–which, in Western movies, usually happens only when a lead character is dying. Formally, therefore, anime differs from Western film media, whether live-action or animation, by the greater scope of its stylistic variety.

    As to content, anime is also distinctive for its wider range of, and approaches to, subjects, which allows it to have a bewildering array of sub-genres from fantasy and science fiction to realism and naturalism (in the Dreiser sense). Thus we have titles using Cabbalistic imagery like Evangelion, or a hodgepodge of martial arts concepts as does Naruto. An anime fan might watch an environmentalist fantasy like Nausicaa, a romantic police comedy like You’re Under Arrest, or a scifi-punk movie like Akira with its violent mixture of evolutionary optimism and social pessimism; or prefer more “kiddie” fare like Astroboy and any number of martial-arts cooking series (yes, they exist). In short, anime, though it is animation, has a range of subjects as extensive as, or even more varied than, that of live-action films in the West, a fact incomprehensible to those unfamiliar with Japanese pop culture.

    It was therefore wrong for B4B to treat hentai and ecchi as generally representative of anime, when these constitute just a small subset of anime, with ecchi being the equivalent of soft porn in live-action movies and hentai comprehending everything from hard porn to “snuff” videos. One cannot deny that these are morally contemptible and even socially harmful-their frequent use of “fan service”, for one, is a sad example of how some anime titles objectify women–, but to say that anime as a genus leads to violent or even psychopathic behavior is much like saying that movies trigger violent behavior. It may be true of some movies, but would we include Sound of Music, Grand Illusion, Diary of a Country Priest, or High School Musical in that judgment?

    I think the reason the author of the B4B post misjudged anime so badly was that he/she was judging it as animation from a Western perspective, rather than as a distinct genus of film art. Western animation, after all, is dominated by the child-oriented approach of Disney; and hyperrealist titles like Aeon Flux remain relative aberrations even after the rise of action realism with Bruce Timm’s Batman, which avoids graphic imagery. Hence, one who grew up on Donald Duck and Bugs Bunny would be understandably disturbed upon watching the relatively-harmless Ranma with its anatomical emphases, to say nothing of “tentacle anime”, and might not go beyond them at all. Perhaps if the post author were familiar with Western comics (which includes “safe” fare like Archie and Asterix, more violent series like X-Men and Batman, and more graphic titles like Sandman and 300, and is therefore as multidimensional as Japanese manga), he/she would have understood anime better.

    To the people at B4B, therefore: Please correct the post on anime. I share B4B’s desire to protect human life and promote Judaeo-Christian values, though I do wish it emulated Pope John Paul II in giving equal emphasis to social justice; but these ends will not be promoted by misunderstanding social phenomena like anime, or by making a reductionist reference to the moral effect of Buddhism and Shintoism on Asians–which statement, whatever its correctness or incorrectness, should not have been made without some attempt at careful and nuanced analysis (and I speak here as an Asian Christian). B4B is right about the need for God, and its passionate advocacy is admirable; but even zeal is nothing without wisdom; and as God is Truth, He will be better served by truth.

    Comment by indignus — October 1, 2007 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

  459. lol, what a dips—. Most ignorant s— i’ve read in a long time (and Buddhism + Shintoism >>>>>>>>> Christianity =/= catholicism

    Comment by Jesus — October 1, 2007 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

  460. PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST I’m with you all the way.
    Lets make it a mandate that ALL American kids must watch at least 50 hours a week of Anime and at least 10 hours a week reading manga.
    Hell their parents don’t have a clue about the s— they already do anyway.

    And as to ED comment. You should take a long deep hard look at yourself. Your post gave you away, the term Narutards is only used by anime fans fool. The term is used to show the dislike of some many people that have jumped on board the Naruto bandwagon since it was released in America.

    Oh and Vicious, the only reason I mentioned School Days is due to the fact that they didn’t air the last episode of it till a week later. When the murder had happened the episode in question hadn’t even been to air.
    And for you knowledge they never showed the blade cutting the girls throat in the episode either. You see the blade as they fight with each other, 1 of them drops their own knife then the next scene you see is a blood spurt. Now tell me if that is enough information for you.

    Comment by RavensHate — October 1, 2007 @ 8:15 pm | Reply

  461. To all animufags who wrote your long and insightful responses,

    YHBT

    Comment by Ninja337 — October 1, 2007 @ 8:15 pm | Reply

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  463. [Ed Note: Are all Narutards as potty mouthed as you? The article wasn’t even about Naruto and swords and junk, you silly little girl. So toddle off now. And don’t let the door hit your tender backside on your way out.]

    You have just proven you aren’t ignorant. Bad move trolls. No one but those who watch anime call people “Narutards.” This blog is now unquestionably a troll.

    [Ed Note: Oh, unquestionably. Actually we were linked by a blog called Narutard. It wasn't that difficult to figure out what that term meant. It must be a global conspiracy! Loon. But I am glad that you admitted that I am not ignorant. Thanks!]

    Comment by uncreative — October 1, 2007 @ 8:32 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 8:34 pm | Reply

  465. honestly i disagree with everything you have said, anime is a type of art form it is basically the same as a book or even some of the imaginative creations children make what are you going to say next children finger painting encourages homicide

    Comment by william minsinger — October 1, 2007 @ 8:52 pm | Reply

  466. [Ed Note: Oh, unquestionably. Actually we were linked by a blog called Narutard. It wasn’t that difficult to figure out what that term meant. It must be a global conspiracy! Loon. But I am glad that you admitted that I am not ignorant. Thanks!]
    Cute. I suppose you have some sort of rational reason for having included a 4chan motivator picture in the article and having included that picture of Rika being disemboweled by crows on your “family friendly” website as well? Your arguments are simply too stupid to be ignorant, because no one can possibly be that clueless/bigoted/in denial without actively trying.

    However, this is all feeding the troll, so I suppose there’s really no point in my continuing to waste my time with your sick idea of a practical joke.

    Comment by uncreative — October 1, 2007 @ 9:04 pm | Reply

  467. IN B4 SAGE.
    ALSO COCKS

    CAPS LOCKS IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL

    Comment by roflcopter — October 1, 2007 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

  468. S— sucks. Prepare for orbital strike.

    Comment by F---fail — October 1, 2007 @ 9:47 pm | Reply

  469. “All Asian kids are exposed to these elements you’re so scared of letting your kids see. Christians like to think they’re doing themselves a favor by putting their heads in the sand. Result? Weak, inferior minds easily shocked and turned by their emotions. Whereas ASIAN children grow up with a strong sense of reason, a firm grasp on reality and minus any of your moral trash. And we’re here to use it to our advantage.”

    Ha ha v=never thought of it that way before. I have learn’t so much from anime and visual novels. Real life lessons that western media can’t deliver. Narcissu and Kana: Little Sister remain the only to media pieces evr made that made me cry. (In the case of Kana it was more like bawling my eyes out). Kanon, Air and soon Clannad are all based on visual novels and are some of the best anime series ever made. btw Higurashi (as mentioned several times above) is all about friendship and that killing is not the answer, Rena isn’t even the protagonist.

    Comment by Rau — October 1, 2007 @ 11:11 pm | Reply

  470. This blog is completely false. On another unrelated note, I’m going to go murder a woman and rape her while in a furry costume because she intruded on my anime time.

    Comment by Someone — October 1, 2007 @ 11:22 pm | Reply

  471. “Hardly anyone outside of Japan has any reason to learn Japanese.”

    This quote perfectly depicts your ignorance.

    Also not all anime are hentai (and none of the fan subbed ones >_> , hentai is something containing just raw hardcore sex and nothing else) and fansubbers are not pirates if what they distribute is shown in public Japanese TV which anyone with a satellite TV cable can pick up .

    As for violence…yeah i agree those shows are not for children…so why should you offend the adults who like em and categorize em as lonesome loosers or whatever…..you are more of a loser for not getting to know the fans ands just going off of perceptions and your wrongly positioned since of morality when NY has double the amount of murders of the WHOLE Japan.

    Comment by Dreiko — October 1, 2007 @ 11:59 pm | Reply

  472. …Wow.

    This article was good for a few laughs, if nothing else. I highly doubt the sincerity of it, but it was still pretty amusing.

    Also, I found it amusing when you mentioned that you think others beliefs are “Primitive” just because they’re not your own. If this is serious, it’s just the rant of an elitist, holier-than-thou loser who’s beyond hope.

    (Also…if this is serious, you’re honestly doing nothing but making your religion look bad)

    Comment by Fish — October 2, 2007 @ 12:13 am | Reply

  473. so much conservative bullpoop in this article i lol’ed.

    god help those who have such a warped view of how peoples minds work they think they know how to make everyone else’s life better.

    Comment by sane_person — October 2, 2007 @ 12:14 am | Reply

  474. Wow, so does Senator Brown approve of the racist, sexist and outrageously offensive uneducated opinions in this blog? I would certainly hope not. If you’re trying to get him elected, portraying his picture with an article that’s this offensive and just plain ridiculously sensationalized is kind of counter productive.

    Most anime is not for children. Anyone who actually parents their children would know this. Your opinions based on 10 minutes of google searches and your own personal views are actually quite funny and show you know nothing of what you think we should be afraid of.

    Be afraid of books, TV, art and movies, people. They’ll turn you into a commie, and a murdering devil worshiper.

    *sigh* Everyday, people like you make me want to be a liberal. Do you know how horrible that is?

    Comment by whut — October 2, 2007 @ 12:17 am | Reply

  475. I agree with 116 – while many anime titles certainly are unclean, there are plenty of ones out there that provide a positive view of Christianity. I strongly suggest you watch Bible Black. It’s a very spiritually enriching series, and I’m glad I watched it.

    Comment by Argon — October 2, 2007 @ 12:18 am | Reply

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    Comment by SATAN — October 2, 2007 @ 12:19 am | Reply

  477. HOW DO I SHOT PROPAGANDA

    Comment by p.bear — October 2, 2007 @ 12:20 am | Reply

  478. You sir, are one of the most ignorant, bias people I have ever seen. I happen to be an asian christian, and also enjoy watching anime. A majority of anime is not hentai, and if you had any global knowledge at all, you would know that the Christian church in China is flourishing, although it remains underground. “Most” of us asians as you say? I will not lash out at you, as if you truely believe, you will know that vengeance and response is not mine to take, rather, you’ll get yours when the time comes.

    Comment by Offended — October 2, 2007 @ 12:36 am | Reply

  479. ok, I fell for it. *iz stupid*

    Rock on dude.

    Comment by whut — October 2, 2007 @ 12:38 am | Reply

  480. It’s a troll. READ THE OTHER ARTICLES. This isn’t serious. Put your butthurt away.

    500 comments for the win!! Almost!!

    Comment by Look people — October 2, 2007 @ 12:53 am | Reply

  481. …..Soooo…..all the anime that Disney put out by Miyazaki is pure evil? Such as Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Cat Returns, and Spirited Away? All of which are good, moral, uplifting stories that most children SHOULD watch to learn about self reliance, friendship, trust, truthfulness, and good ethics?

    BTW, Buddhism beleives in a creator – your christian God, if you will since he is credited with the creation of the world. Shintoism, on the other hand, believes in a plethora of deific and malevolent beings. Both religions are twice or more the age of Christianity, and are intensely complex and deep religions. Since Christianity is so simple they cannot even follow hteir own Biblical teachings, I find the other two to be more mature and intelligently thought out religions especially since bothadvocate nonviolence.

    Too bad none of this made any sense to you.

    Comment by Miao — October 2, 2007 @ 12:53 am | Reply

  482. LULZ MY PLAN TO SINK Senator Brown IS WORKING, YOU LOST ALL ASIAN SUPPORT, AND ANIMU FANS, JUST AS PLANNED

    Comment by AMERIKKKAN — October 2, 2007 @ 1:01 am | Reply

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    Comment by Anonymous — October 2, 2007 @ 1:02 am | Reply

  484. Welcome to the best example of distorted information after Mein Kampf.

    Comment by Anon — October 2, 2007 @ 1:03 am | Reply

  485. 500th post!

    [Ed Note: Er, sadly no.]

    Comment by Akito — October 2, 2007 @ 1:04 am | Reply

  486. LOL

    Comment by D — October 2, 2007 @ 1:05 am | Reply

  487. F—in’ win. 10/10. People are really pissing themselves thinking this is real. I’m having an orgasm because of this. Seriously.

    Comment by Ebaumsworld — October 2, 2007 @ 1:06 am | Reply

  488. What I don’t understand is, what does this have to do with Brownback or his campaign?

    He always polls at the bottom tier.

    His fund-raising results are pathetic.

    His senator approval rating is 47%, with 45% DISAPPROVING.

    He has pretty much ZERO media recognition.

    His voting record on civil rights was rated 20% by the ACLU (He’s racist!?).

    His record towards education is dismal; he was given a 27% rating by the NEA, supporters of teacher’s unions.

    So basically, Brownback fails at capturing people’s attention, the media’s attention, his record as a senator is mediocre, he’s trailing off in the polls and what little funds he’s raised isn’t going to last long.

    So writing about a japanese cartoon helps him HOW?

    Comment by ushmany — October 2, 2007 @ 1:14 am | Reply

  489. The pure irony of this entire comment sequence is astounding. I have yet to decide if the editor is extremely satirical, or actually this ill informed. I might as well assume that you aren’t. To everyone trying to defend anime based off of the original post, this is actually the work of someone whom either loves to mess with people’s heads, or simply wants to hinder brownback. Every person who posts in opposition of the blog is not, in fact, arguing against someone who doesn’t really care.
    The assertions in this article are so incredibly groundless, it is absurd to try to argue with them. Some of the comments by subsequent forum trolls have led me to a great deal of amusement.
    To the mod: ‘Desu’ (if you don’t already know, and are simply being satirical, in which case, hats off to you) it a sentence ending particle in the Japanese language, whose meaning is approximately equivalent to a “.” in English. In context, one could use it in the sentence “Joe desu” or “Joe des,” both of which mean “My name is Joe.” (the ‘des’ form is less formal). It is not some sort of curse.
    Anyways, Epic Troll. You get a cookie.

    Comment by Hunter Requiem — October 2, 2007 @ 1:20 am | Reply

  490. Thank you for insulting Buddhism. If this is what Christianity teaches, then your god must be one narrow minded dude.

    Oh BTW, god spells dog backwards. Dogs are man’s best friend, so god is already among us, just that we don’t recognise him. Go figure.

    Comment by wyyc — October 2, 2007 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  491. Bible Black…I think the joke has worn out. .01 seconds of Google will reveal otherwise. If you seriously want a spiritual ending, I highly suggest suffering through the 52 episodes of Ragnarok. If your brain is not a blue tinted goo by the end, you will find that it supports Christian ideals, including the concept of marriage ^_^

    Comment by Hunter Requiem — October 2, 2007 @ 1:29 am | Reply

  492. loltroll! *points*

    Your mistake was being too knowledgeable, and not misspelling any Japanese words. These blockheads don’t know the difference between tako and taco, you know? They think they’re getting a hot tortilla-wrapped delight, and get served a plate full of raw octopus.

    Next time, use more ignorance. Still f—ing funny, though. ^__^

    Comment by Aiffe — October 2, 2007 @ 3:04 am | Reply

  493. This was a really interessting blog youve written, enjoyed reading it :)

    I though consider you to be a bit over the top on this subject of considering almost all anime to be like that. I know lots of anime slaps on a sterotypical nudity and skirtflipping moments, I consider this bad if the story was good to begin with.

    Although I myself also is over the top in hating sports and the cash they earn in doing that playful excersize…they should earn a lot less.

    Also the higurashi murder weapon is a hatchet and not an axe, silly people making that misstake all the time.

    Comment by Swedish Rickard — October 2, 2007 @ 4:47 am | Reply

  494. Good sir, I concur anything within this blog post, leave people to their favourite genres of anime, it’s our decision not yours. And it’s a hatchet not an axe.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 2, 2007 @ 5:21 am | Reply

  495. Notice how he never responds directly to the people that bash the poo out of him.
    That means troll.
    I feel dumb for not realizing it sooner.
    SAGE

    Comment by SAGE — October 2, 2007 @ 5:56 am | Reply

  496. Senator Samuel Brownback, ВЫ ХУЙ И БЫДЛО! Я ВАС НЕНАВИЖУ! %С+++

    Comment by Анонимус — October 2, 2007 @ 8:35 am | Reply

  497. Don’t generalise things which u urself does not understand about…

    Comment by Rini — October 2, 2007 @ 8:36 am | Reply

  498. АЖ ТЫЖ ЕБАНЫЙ ТЫ НАХУЙ! Это Троль О_о В биореактор быдло-куна!

    Comment by Anonymous — October 2, 2007 @ 8:48 am | Reply

  499. You fanboys still frothing because somebody said something bad about your’ little geeky hobby?

    Good God, 500 + over this topic. That’s pathetic. Even the Darwinist didn’t get themselves into that much of a twist over the geocentraism post. I always figured anime was some kind of power fantasy for losers and the replies to this post just prove it.

    Go find Jesus and you won’t need anime you chumps.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — October 2, 2007 @ 9:44 am | Reply

  500. Wow…that was alot of wrongs…
    and yeah you are right about a few things like that there is alot of perverted anime and manga, and that is terrible.. but not all anime/manga is like that!
    I get very upset when you write things like “primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism (paganism)”. There are no religions that are more primitive than others…it’s only different ways of thinking and you should resoect that! Saying that there are more primitive religions are just raceism.

    I also feel it is neccesary to explain the loli thing… most of the time when you here about loli or lolita in anime/manga and Japan it has nothing to do with that perverted novel Lolita written in 1955 by Vladimir Nabakov, but is a street fashion from Japan. It is girls trying to look like little princesses and as cute as possible NOT trying to look anything sexual..please follow the link for more info http://www.avantgauche.co.uk/

    Comment by Saya — October 2, 2007 @ 9:45 am | Reply

  501. “……I always figured anime was some kind of power fantasy for losers……

    Go find Jesus and you won’t need anime you chumps.”

    Comment by BJ Tabor — October 2, 2007 @ 9:44 am

    Jesus hates you BJ.

    Comment by Spacebrother — October 2, 2007 @ 11:03 am | Reply

  502. ……I always figured anime was some kind of power fantasy for losers……

    Go find Jesus and you won’t need anime you chumps.”

    Comment by BJ Tabor — October 2, 2007 @ 9:44 am

    Another shallow idiot.

    Comment by welsper84 — October 2, 2007 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  503. “Notice how he never responds directly to the people that bash the poo out of him.
    That means troll.”

    Who are you talking about?

    “АЖ ТЫЖ ЕБАНЫЙ ТЫ НАХУЙ! Это Троль О_о В биореактор быдло-куна!”

    Thanks for sharing your made-up language with us!

    “Another shallow idiot.”

    Look who’s talking.

    Comment by Sisyphus — October 2, 2007 @ 11:24 am | Reply

  504. welsper84 @Another shallow idiot.

    The fact that you are incapable of reading my full statement just reinforces my point about anime fans. Jesus is not pleased at all about anime.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — October 2, 2007 @ 11:47 am | Reply

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    Comment by cosmo gunny — October 2, 2007 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  506. Go to Hll, yuou Japenese douchbags.

    Comment by Justin R. — October 2, 2007 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

  507. Amusing primitive. But hey, what should I expect from an American conservative.

    Comment by Mikael Grizzly — October 2, 2007 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  508. I disagree, Dokoro-chan is funny, not evil.

    Oh yes, if you really want sick, may i suggest:
    Bible Black
    Bondage Game
    Night Shift Nurses
    Sailor Moon
    Your mother

    Honestly, what were you expecting? Animu watchers and the like are always rapid. I imagine those of you who don’t get anime or hentai feel the same way these(see above) people feel about people on the internet making uninformed opinions.

    Comment by Bob — October 2, 2007 @ 1:23 pm | Reply

  509. I happened by your article today, and I must say I had a good laugh. Saying “Anime encourages murder” is like saying “Guns are the reason for all the suffering in the world”. Neither are true. In the hands of a stable minded individual, Anime can be a viable source of entertainment. You could take me for an example, I haven’t become a homicidal maniac, and I’ve seen Higurashi no Koro ni, Death Note, AND Elfen Lied. What really set me on this writing spree though, was the fact that you had to bring religion into this, calling Buddhism a “primitive” religion. Who do you think you are to judge another religion? This is why the rest of the civilized world hates America, because of people like you who don’t know their place. This just reminds me of a saying I heard one time, “When one person has an imaginary friend, it’s called insanity. When a million people have an imaginary friend, it’s called religion.”. And you dare to call other religions primitive? Think next time before posting an article based on personal opinion.

    [Ed Note: If Psycheout did not post this article we never would have met you, little Japanese girl, or had a chance to save your soul! You will thank us later. Believe me.]

    Comment by An annoyed and literate Japanese girl — October 2, 2007 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

  510. epic troll is epic

    Comment by Sage — October 2, 2007 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  511. To the writer: You seem to be condemning all anime based on just a few small instances (and, to be fair, it looks like you’ve been seeing the worst of things). You could take this view to nearly any form of entertainment – books, movies, TV, anything. And it’d still be horribly wrong. Not all anime is trash that defaces God. None of it supports Christianity either, but that doesn’t make it inherently wrong. I’m a Christian myself, and I do enjoy watching some anime.

    For reference, check out this website:

    http://www.christiananime.net/reviews_anime.php

    A website run by Christians who enjoy anime, for Christians who enjoy anime, to see what series are worth looking at and what is utter garbage. Please, stop making unbacked claims, and take a look before you condemn everything.

    [Ed Note: Christian Anime sounds like Christian Metal or Christian Porn. It leads children in the wrong direction. Don't ask God to meet you half-way. That road leads to eternal damnation. Is it worth the risk? Besides, a cursory look at that list reveals that none of that stuff is Christian. It's simply justification for watching twisted Japanese cartoons. Nice try.]

    Comment by Nameless — October 2, 2007 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

  512. Baka.

    [Ed Note: Hmmm, I didn't know poultry could type. Must be hunt and peck.]

    Comment by Me — October 2, 2007 @ 2:57 pm | Reply

  513. XD.

    damn. I nearly admire you.
    the possibility of you being serious were there, not as big, but there.

    but when you began using terms like “narutards” and stuff like that when you commented the comments, it gave you away.

    still didnt stop people from feeding your fire

    Comment by Hugo Halvorsrud — October 2, 2007 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  514. I think this article is really great. It really shows how anime can ruin people’s lifes.

    I mean, I watched this show called “The ramblings of Jesus Christ on crack” and I was really shocked. It said that “God” and “Heaven” really excist!! I was so scared that I couldn’t even move! After talking with my mom, I realised that “The ramblings of Jesus Christ on crack”, also known as “The Bible”, was just a fictional book. I really suggest that everybody should stop watching this horrible thing called anime, and they should stop reading these horrible books called manga (Especially the one called “The Old Testament”, it is really violent and will hurt young people’s brains forever!)

    Comment by Teenager — October 2, 2007 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  515. If it’s a joke, damn good.

    If not, you’re misinformed. I won’t impose my views on you or repeat what’s been said a million times, but I have to nitpick whoever translated the title into English (I’m assuming you took the English title from somewhere). The translated phrase is “The Moment when the Cicadas Cry”. It refers to the fall of summer into Autumn.

    “When They Cry” just sounds misleading and stupid.

    [Ed Note: You might want to take that up with whoever released it in the US. That's the official title for the English version. Try searching for Higurashi on amazon.]

    Comment by BunBun — October 2, 2007 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

  516. You need serious…serious….SERIOUS help. Anime is just ENTERTAINMENT and people who takes it seriously, like you, just need help and needs to learn the difference between entertainment and real life. Go out, and get laid… And I am proud to be a fansubber aka criminal :P. Feel free to email me if you want to argue about this more.

    Comment by o_o — October 2, 2007 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  517. I’m really sorry i have to say this,but this article was the most ridiculous blog entry I’ve read in the last ten years.I’ve heard about a lot of incidents when children tried to hurt their relatives,they didn’t even watch anime,though.Saying that anime makes people violent is just like declining our responsibility towards children who have problems in their families.Saying that those children abused their parents because of an anime is cowardice.Saying that it’s because their religion is primitive is intolerant and unacceptable.

    Comment by Blueberry — October 2, 2007 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  518. HaHa…this place has just been bombed XD

    *shrugs* Otakus are humans afterall *rolleyes*

    But I do hope that you understand what a mistake you have been making by overgeneralizing.

    Comment by deathkillz — October 2, 2007 @ 5:51 pm | Reply

  519. But I do hope that you understand what a mistake you have been making by overgeneralizing.

    Mistake? What mistake? I did a lot of research and objectively stated what I found. And did you see my update? I won my bet. I watched the latest episode of the anime in question, Higurashi, and at least 2,000 people were killed, a number with a handgun and a machine gun with blood galore. A child was gutted like a fish while still alive. That’s pretty darned violent.

    Death, indeed killz, and so, it would appear, does anime.

    Comment by Psycheout — October 2, 2007 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

  520. Next time write an article when you actually no what you’re talking about. This is the biggest pile of junk I think I have read…Almost ever actually.

    I knew your opinion was invalid as soon as I read the word “God”.

    Comment by John — October 2, 2007 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

  521. deathkillz @ But I do hope that you understand what a mistake you have been making by overgeneralizing.

    Friend, they only mistake that is the one that ends up you with your butt in the air in Hell as Satan rams his barbed member into you over and over again for eternity. Anime is a terrible reason to end up in Hell gargling Lucifer’s burning sulfur spunk. Repent and accept Jesus before it is too late friend!

    Comment by BJ Tabor — October 2, 2007 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  522. [Ed Note: Christian Anime sounds like Christian Metal or Christian Porn. It leads children in the wrong direction. Don’t ask God to meet you half-way. That road leads to eternal damnation. Is it worth the risk? Besides, a cursory look at that list reveals that none of that stuff is Christian. It’s simply justification for watching twisted Japanese cartoons. Nice try.]

    And once again, you completely ignore the fact that not all anime is porn, rape, and senseless violence. I already mentioned that none of the anime on there was Christian – I just said that it (well, most of it) wasn’t anti-Christian in any way. And, if you looked (which, now, I’m doubting you did), many of the reviews were telling you which shows NOT to watch.

    Saying that watching anime will lead me to enternal damnation is like saying that reading will lead me to eternal damnation, or watching movies will lead me to eternal damnation. See my point? Not all anime is garbage just like not all books or movies are garbage, but you seem to be completely blind to that fact. I’m even beginning to doubt that you’re actually Christian, since most of your replies seem to be things along the lines of “This crap again?” in reply to the spam comments, while you ignore many of the intelligent ones that actually disprove your blatantly wrong claims. Either way, you’re doing a good job of making all of us look like morons.

    Also, whoever said that all anime was for children? I certainly didn’t.

    Comment by Nameless — October 2, 2007 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  523. Dear Racist Douchebag,

    I am morally offended that in your narrow minded tirade against harmless anime you could possibly forget the real scourge of America *wave flag*problem that is ninjas and tentacle rape. Featured in such fine films as:
    La Blue Girl with such fine acting as projectile pubic hair or Urotsukudoji Invasion of the Demon Beast that features mulitiple tentacle rape. Where is your moral anger against the tentacle rape??? You’re going to pick on furries who’s only crime is loving Winnie the Pooh in a sexual way. Oh so soft velvety paws travelling over my body… ooops sorry didn’t mean to speak outloud.

    Anyways enjoy your Gestapo mentality your racist Nazi. Remember you’re in good company with the Nazis and your version of Jeebus.
    Long live the Naked Ninjas and Naughty Tentacles.

    Comment by Mary Magdaline — October 2, 2007 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

  524. You’re an idiot.

    Comment by Adam Whitmer — October 2, 2007 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

  525. Also, your religion is as “primitive” as theirs.

    Comment by Adam Whitmer — October 2, 2007 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

  526. Nameless @ Saying that watching anime will lead me to enternal damnation is like saying that reading will lead me to eternal damnation,

    It does, open a book by Richard Dawkins and you are on the fast bus to hell.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — October 2, 2007 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

  527. If this whole blog isn’t some drawn out parody, I seriously weep for our country.

    Comment by Kryptik — October 2, 2007 @ 9:21 pm | Reply

  528. well….it seems like you had a lucky day, because that’s the bloodiest episode in the whole 2 series of Higurashi, with the most killed dead. There was no killing for the previous 6 episodes.(except for episode 12 where two people were shot dead by the evil special force.making way for the massacre in episode 13.)
    also, in case you had forgotten, even though this episode shows violence, does it encourage the viewers to imitate the violent behaviour? If you think so, then all the marvel & DC comics should be banned , because they also have violent content in them.
    For your update 1, could you please identify which anime does it specifically relate to? because attacking with blade knife is really common among hollywood action movies
    and for your description of episode 13, i think you forgot to mention that the 6 children killed by the crazy women is actually the protagonists. In the matter of life and death, the worst possible outcome is death. Also, try to disprove the fact that Hollywood action movies generally have gun-shooting scenes in them.
    lastly….I dare you to go ahead trying to justify that Totoro is not suitable for children…I really want to see what arguments you can come up with.

    Comment by jrz — October 2, 2007 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

  529. Great job, I lol’d. XD
    But not all anime is violent and the such, thats merely stereotype. Hamtaro anyone? Its basically the anime version of Blues Clues, nothing violent, or any nudity, swearing, and etc. in it.
    And arent you ignoring valid points by many other posts, but only choosing to look at posts that justify your point? I only read up to post, 50 or so, and saw valid points that made a lot of sense. (Which you seemingly ignored)
    And if violence is so un-Christian like, didn’t you notice how many people g-d killed, and how Jesus was, nailed down by the hands on a cross, a crown of thorns put on his head, and stabbed with a spear. Sorry, if my comments offend you, or if I got something wrong about the Christianity part. (I admittedly, don’t know much about christianity)

    Comment by Anonymous — October 2, 2007 @ 9:37 pm | Reply

  530. Ignorant Christians are ignorant.

    Comment by Duck — October 2, 2007 @ 10:00 pm | Reply

  531. “It does, open a book by Richard Dawkins and you are on the fast bus to hell.”

    This brings up another point I wanted to make – viewing secular material (most anime) or even anti-Christian material (the Dawkins book) does not make you an athiest, no more than it makes an athiest who decides to read the Bible a Christian.

    Again, if you think that watching any anime is a crime worthy of burning in hell, then you might as well lump any aspect of intellectual entertainment (and by that I mean ANY movies, TV, books, etc) along with that.

    And if you think that the people at the Christian anime website are so wrong, why don’t you go try and tell them why? You’re certainly not getting anywhere here (If you can’t tell, most of the “Thanks, I’ll have my kids stop watching that bucket of anti-Christian slime that is Pokemon” type comments are jokes).

    Comment by Nameless — October 2, 2007 @ 10:27 pm | Reply

  532. [...] your child’s computer for anime and anime terms, TODAY. Your child could become an otaku, a furry and even a murderer if not a sexual deviant. [...]

    [Ed Note: Thanks for stealing our ENTIRE post without permission or attribution. And thanks for hotlinking to our images. What a jerk.]

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  533. DO THE IMPOSSIBLE
    SEE THE INVISIBLE
    ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWA
    TOUCH THE UNTOUCHABLE
    BREAK THE UNBREAKABLE
    ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWA

    Comment by Anonymous — October 2, 2007 @ 11:42 pm | Reply

  534. Let this be proof that the Conservative Right is racist.

    Comment by Kyuu — October 3, 2007 @ 12:19 am | Reply

  535. Mistake? What mistake? I did a lot of research and objectively stated what I found. And did you see my update? I won my bet. I watched the latest episode of the anime in question, Higurashi, and at least 2,000 people were killed, a number with a handgun and a machine gun with blood galore. A child was gutted like a fish while still alive. That’s pretty darned violent.

    i won’t even bother to allow your comment on our blog. you know why? because you lost, not won.
    Why so? because you obviously tried to cover your blunder saying “holy crap, 2000 deaths!”
    But what about the other side of the episode huh? None of the kids were trying to kill anyone, even in death, their friendship outlasted the despair, which demonstartes completely my point earlier. higurashi had nothing to do with “encouraging murders”, and obviously, the massacre was shown done by the governement, which is NOTHING and ANYTHING different from any “war” and such (who said irak?)

    so, instead of playing dumb, i guess you can actually remove your idiotic statement about higurashi, and there, any relation between anime and the axe murder.
    Granted, i don’t exactly care about the “death note in belgium”, considering that any insane person can do this, be it otaku or not (as the fashion doesn’t have anything to do except the paper notes)

    Comment by klashikari — October 3, 2007 @ 12:19 am | Reply

  536. i won’t even bother to allow your comment on our blog. you know why? because you lost, not won.

    We allowed all of your comments on our blog, but you won’t allow one by me on yours. How sad. But I suppose that’s up to you. I even linked to your blog in the body of my article. Oh well. No hard feelings.

    Comment by Psycheout — October 3, 2007 @ 12:35 am | Reply

  537. re: #518-making fun of the japanese language now, are we? reeeeal smooth.

    Comment by NeM — October 3, 2007 @ 12:45 am | Reply

  538. and by that i mean the note tacked onto said comment by ed, not the original.

    Comment by NeM — October 3, 2007 @ 12:46 am | Reply

  539. [...] week, I did an investigative report on the dangers of anime, especially of the violent variety. It was quite well received and linked approvingly by websites [...]

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  540. yes…..Psycheout, once again i witness your inability to tackle the argument front on. Instead, you chicken out and trying to gain advantages over klashikari with some childish comments. If you are an intellectual being, can you please tell me what was wrong with klashikari’s arguments? Or do you accept his/her points and admit that your post is wrong?
    Don’t be such a coward.
    Also, if you are reference something, read it properly before you use it as your resources, klashikari’s blog clearly stated that the TV’s description of the game itself is a total bull, however, you are making it as though klashikari agrees with the TV program’s description. This is a complete insult to Klashikari you do know that eh? But, then again, you had shown your ability to take things out of context to suit your argument, so i wasn’t so surprised in your inability to understand the point klashikari’s point of view.

    Comment by jrz — October 3, 2007 @ 3:12 am | Reply

  541. Hey peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepole !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM ASIAN !!!!!!!!!!!! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!! F— YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway anyone up for a game of………………..ownage? anyone play any online games here?tell me ohh btw…..anime does not encourages murder ill kill anyone who disagrees
    …WITH A MOTHERF—IN ROCK ! xD well bye…….

    1337 r4nd0mN3ss

    Comment by iSniffDopeCalledBurgerKing — October 3, 2007 @ 3:56 am | Reply

  542. TROLL THE UNTROLLABLE
    FOOL THE UNFOOLABLE
    ROW ROW
    FIGHT THE POWER

    POST THE UNPOSTABLE
    SAGE THE UNSAGEABLE
    ROW ROW
    FIGHT THE POWER

    Comment by sage — October 3, 2007 @ 4:04 am | Reply

  543. Okeeey.. Probably some joke article to attract attention, but when I’ve first read it with hella lot of comments..

    First of all, I disliked about everything about this article, but since I’m not as closeminded as the author, I actually can see some of his points.
    I have a strong feeling that you had some bad experience with anime, probably some hentai you found searching the internet. But as many have already said, not all anime is like the ones you try, but miserably fail to discribe. As you’ve probably guessed, I used to watch anime (now I only read manga, because of the increased diversity there). It was my brother who got me into it, and both me and him never had troubles with anything of what you discribe! As the matter of fact, hella lot of boys at my age watch some type of anime, and even more childish than what I was watching! (pokemon and one piece-ish stuff) Ooh, the world is going dooown, baby! We got murderers everywhere O_O It might even be you! Let me tempt you with manga artists, the origin of what you obiously hate, and animators, that make your hated anime, and the televition companies, that lets this stuff out in the world! Oh the pain xD

    Guess I wasn’t the only one noticing the religion-comment of yours.. I’m an athist, so probably don’t have that much to say in your opinion, but in my eyes, christianity got some of the more narrowminded views I’ve read! Of course that don’t go for all genres of the religion, but enough that I roll my eyes each time f.ex. it stads in the newspaper that homofile prests can’t get a job, just because the bishop said so! And when Aids continues to spead, that partly can come because of a certain person didn’t want people to use condomes. And that you should ruin a young girl’s life just because she did a mistake, and can’t take an abortion!

    Comment by Hege — October 3, 2007 @ 4:34 am | Reply

  544. “Christian Anime sounds like Christian Metal or Christian Porn. It leads children in the wrong direction. Don’t ask God to meet you half-way. That road leads to eternal damnation. Is it worth the risk? Besides, a cursory look at that list reveals that none of that stuff is Christian. It’s simply justification for watching twisted Japanese cartoons. Nice try”

    Just read this, and WTF!! The point about calling it christian is that it may convey the christian values, not destroy them! What’s wrong with Christian metal? (the porn thingie I haven’t heard of, and sort of doubt exict)
    You hate metal-music?! Is that it? It’s the same as other christian music, just with a different style to bring fourth the message.. I’m brought in a christian home, so I’m familiar with christian metal, since that was how I started to listen to metal in the first place, to make my mom accept that I enjoyed other music than what thrown in my face by top 20~!

    Comment by Hege — October 3, 2007 @ 4:44 am | Reply

  545. Why dont you cancel all the live-Action tv series that include violence?. Do you know what you are saying?.

    Comment by Akaa — October 3, 2007 @ 4:53 am | Reply

  546. Mistake? What mistake? I did a lot of research and objectively stated what I found. And did you see my update? I won my bet. I watched the latest episode of the anime in question, Higurashi, and at least 2,000 people were killed, a number with a handgun and a machine gun with blood galore. A child was gutted like a fish while still alive. That’s pretty darned violent.

    It’s damn obvious that the sources that ur research is based on is either questionable by itself or u made those stuff up. U only watch like what, less than 5 episode of an anime series, only look out and count the number of death and proceed to deduce that anime as a whole is dangerous and sick and denouce it on the net? Ur “research” and deduction abilities are seriously flawed.

    Comment by welsper84 — October 3, 2007 @ 5:06 am | Reply

  547. hey you goddam it.
    dont insult other people culture like that.
    who are you anyway ?
    a small little kiddo that your mama dont allow you to watch anime ?
    why turn against jap huh ?
    damm you .

    Comment by le0n — October 3, 2007 @ 7:23 am | Reply

  548. LOL! at everything on this page…

    (even if this might be the biggest most epic troll ever seen on the face of the planet.. i wanna give my opinion ><)
    I dun agree with most of his points, yet i see reason why he says the things he says.
    if you hate anime, youll point out all the bad points. you wouldnt hate it and say positive things about it. but what was with the “primitive religions such as Buddhism or Shintoism (paganism)”… didnt need to say that, what was the point in bagging out other religions??? and besides, i know heaps of asians who believe in god and jesus. I dont though =P.

    And common man, dont base the entire anime off higurashi… that anime is probably the most disgusting anime ive ever seen in my life LOL besides evangelion.. which managed to use references to the bible (or something similar to) in the actual show…

    anyways..
    LOL! at “[Ed Note: How very nice. Everyone is very impressed. Crawl back under a rock, why don’t you? Kana, kana?]”

    i found this one pretty funny
    “[Ed Note: Thanks for the advice and clarification. And I have banned several commenters and deleted several useless comments. Posting “DESU” thousands of times proves nothing but stupidity and immaturity. Well done, desu, ne?]”
    ROFL at posting desu. 4channers ftw xD

    and LOL!!! at this one
    “I agree that the majority of Japanese anime and manga contain immoral content, but there are exceptions, such as Bible Black, an anime that promotes a favorable view of Christianity.

    [Ed Note: We will look into that. Thank you.]”
    and then after that……..

    “[Ed Note: Christian Anime sounds like Christian Metal or Christian Porn. It leads children in the wrong direction.” … … you watched it didnt you? xD

    (specially teh kana, kana part, shes prob gonna start another craze (Dattebayo!))

    “Psycheout IS A FraKING FAG, HE IS HIDDING BEHIND A NICKNAME, SHOW YOUR TRUE NAME FAG! MY NAME IS TREY BURBA I AM NOT A FAG LIKE YOU

    [Ed Note: Well said, false@hotmail.com desu!]”
    LOL at that one… btw, people express themselves freely on teh net becuase whatever they say most probably wont effect their real life, so they can be the biggest ass online, but be like the kindest person on earth in real life.. so you never know… xD

    “F—in’ win. 10/10. People are really pissing themselves thinking this is real. I’m having an orgasm because of this. Seriously.”
    LOL @ ORGASM

    …..

    anyways you did a good job pissing people off.. -.-;; but you went just a tad too far this time xD

    Comment by [Re]Sublimity — October 3, 2007 @ 7:28 am | Reply

  549. Say what you will, i don’t really care. However infuriating your stereotyping and general lack of knowlage on anime and the japanese culture are, i believe anyone with half a brain in their head can easily see that you are talking out of your ass. Anime is a style of animation it’s series are diverse and cover many different topics, the majority of which are perfectly suitable for the audience they are targeted to. I’m not sure what you were trying to accomplish in this blog… but a direct attack on one of the fastest growing popular animations is not going to get you any more votes. You can count there are alot of conservative christians who will become sheeple and hang on your string of lies without question. But anyone who looks a micrometer more than skin deep into the anime culture will easily see you as the manipulative son of a bitch you are.

    Comment by Otakuchan — October 3, 2007 @ 8:07 am | Reply

  550. I find it interesting that someone would ascribe such meaning to an animated film. I’ve watched many different programs, animated and not, violent and not, and I’ve never once actually carried out a murder. How fascinating that the writer is so fearful of their own sanity that they will blame a television program for society’s possible indiscretions.

    I’m guessing that someone’s daddy didn’t hug them enough when they were young.

    Comment by Epic Hero — October 3, 2007 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  551. STFU newfag, I’m damn not going to vote for you youdirty cork smuggler.

    Comment by Runge — October 3, 2007 @ 8:39 am | Reply

  552. “Update 3: Higurashi’s 13th episode has aired and I viewed it as promised in the comment thread. I said I would apologize if fewer than three people were killed in the episode which was chosen entirely at random. I win.”

    Fair game to you sir. I will defend the series though. No one sensible is saying it Higurashi is for kids. The episode you watched was indeed violent and by your rules you won, however if you had watched the full arc, which was mostly violence free, I feel your opinion may have been different. The violence in the arc was integral to the plot and not overly graphic.
    I think if you are going to call and entire medium evil and violent though I recommend you sample more than just horror/mystery genres. Try Azumanga, Manabi Straight or Mushishi. These are episodic so you can just pick one at random without any real need to know what happened last episode.

    If this article is a parody though then I applaud you.

    ~God Bless America or whatever it is you Yanks say.

    Comment by Sam — October 3, 2007 @ 1:22 pm | Reply

  553. Clap clap clap.

    Well done, This troll was superbly done.
    I must say this article was quite authentic,
    from the answering of the oivous question (what is anime?)
    to the Lack of research
    to the 1950’s style “Your kids could become an otaku etc etc…”

    Im sure you win the intertubes for this troll alone.

    Comment by arthur51 — October 3, 2007 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

  554. All kidding aside…..

    Anime is no more likely to cause violence than staring at a pizza. People with a predisposition towards commiting acts of violence will do so regardless of any excuse some right wing-koolade drinking-fascist theocrat claims.

    Comment by Spacebrother — October 3, 2007 @ 1:35 pm | Reply

  555. Nice trolling there. I haven’t laughed this much in amusement in a long time. =D

    PS:
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    Spell it write man. It’s not a curse word, you know.

    Comment by Noh_Nhame — October 3, 2007 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

  556. * Oops, my mistake. I meant “right” not “write”.

    Comment by Noh_Nhame — October 3, 2007 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

  557. oh, praise white jesus!

    this wouldn’t even have happened if those japanese heathens embraced christianity and bowed down below our lord and saviour george w. bush. i can’t believe that the purity of our children would be disrupted by something so banal as evil japanese cartoons.

    this must be that tojo guy’s doing from beyond the grave. this is a greater invasion from japan, one much more dangerous than the one 60 years ago. so we must all be vigilant and pray to god, so that he may stamp out this devilish plague.

    but just the christian kids who understand the cost of freedom. don’t want any other people who don’t believe in jesus or america–cuz they’re all going to hell.

    …dude, takano miyo as the head of the yamainu? who the hell saw THAT coming? sure, she looks cute in that nurse’s outfit, but still…

    Comment by ana — October 3, 2007 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

  558. Just curious, Blogger, did you listen to the people who have said that there would be deaths in the next episode? Yes, there were 2000 deaths, well over your three, but there had been a grand total of 3 deaths in the 7 episodes previous to this one. And what about the context of the deaths? How many of them were about cleaver-girls. How many people did the good guys kill. What is the message about murder.

    The greatest works of the western world, The odyssey, Othello, Oedipus, even Harry Potter. All of those books and plays kill at least 3 people, but do you say that these works inspire violence. Othello may not be for kids, but there is a meaning behind it that makes it great. Higurashi is about fighting fate, misery, and violence with friendship, hope, and determination. You must have been able to discern that from what you saw. Episode 13 was about 6 kids fighting overwhelming odds to survive, using non-lethal force, and even after they all die they still remain friends, and still refuse to give up. It’s a tragic story, but so are so many other good stories. Look beyond the body count, and find the meaning. If you miss that, you’re little more than fool.

    Comment by Dante — October 3, 2007 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

  559. “TROLL THE UNTROLLABLE
    FOOL THE UNFOOLABLE
    ROW ROW
    FIGHT THE POWER

    POST THE UNPOSTABLE
    SAGE THE UNSAGEABLE
    ROW ROW
    FIGHT THE POWER”

    O SHI. F—ING WIN.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 3, 2007 @ 2:14 pm | Reply

  560. Before you can honestly say that all, if any, anime encourages murder, I would first have you watch through every anime in existance and prove your point. You won’t even watch *one*. Your whole article is just prejudice, biased crap.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 3, 2007 @ 2:23 pm | Reply

  561. He didn’t even mention anything about Christ in the article.

    It looks like you animufags are still butthurt from adequacy.org, “not just harmless fun”

    http://www.adequacy.org/public/stories/2001.11.20.94827.169.html

    Comment by Ninja337 — October 3, 2007 @ 2:41 pm | Reply

  562. lawl…

    cannot make fun of jesus. but jesus don’t mind, he’d just turn the other cheek.

    but that doesn’t go for his followers who go around being outraged about crap and using the old testament (and that’s the jewish bible at that) to scream perversion and outrage at everything.

    now i assume the original poster is just some /b/-tard in disguise, but that doesn’t go for the godheads who take crap liket his seriously and can’t mind their own business.

    no one cares that other people don’t follow your strict, inbred, simple-minded cultural views.

    go live in your own squeaky clean worlds of self denial and republican fund raisers and shut the hell up.

    Comment by ana — October 3, 2007 @ 3:17 pm | Reply

  563. I totally agree with this article.

    Before I watched anime I was a normal, law abiding, hard working kid that looked to have life by the horns. That was before I started watching anime.

    At first I didn’t notice any changes, but then as time went on I began to notice a change in my daily routines. Instead of eating breakfast at 7:00 I would eat breakfast at 7:01.. and this change made me ANGRY. I mean what is going on in this world when a boys breakfast time is delayed by one MINUTE? But that wasn’t the worst of it. Slowly I began to realize I had urges. Urges to pull out my member and stroke it fiercely to pictures of 2D women. And not just any 2D women, but only ones that had a DFC or DELICIOUS FLAT CHEST as the perverts on EBAUMSWORLD call it. Why did this change come upon me? Anime. What are we letting are children watch these days? Anime. Do you see the problem? Anime.

    Stop this filth from airing.

    Sincerely,
    FAP FAP FAP

    Comment by LOLIDUNNO — October 3, 2007 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  564. I’m still not sure, but this could possibly be the greatest troll I have ever seen, *ever*. I can’t believe a “conservative blogger” who uses words like “moar”, “yiffy”, “moonbat” to be serious.

    10/10

    Comment by moar yiffy moonbat — October 3, 2007 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  565. I don’t understand where you get the idea that all American animation is “just for kids.” Let’s see–Bugs Bunny’s a cross-dresser, Pepe lePew is a serial rapist, Tom and Jerry inflict gruesome acts of unprovoked violence against each other with no consequences of their actions (i.e., no one is seriously injured or killed, causing children to believe that violence is harmless and a-OK), and let’s not forget animated series specifically designed for teens and adults: Daria, the Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, Futurama, American Dad, Clone High, Dr. Katz, etc. Call me crazy, but I think it’s a wee bit xenophobic to point the finger at another country for doing something our own nation is guilty of.

    [Ed Note: Interesting that you mention a cross-dressing Bugs Bunny, an inspiration for furries everywhere.]

    Comment by Confused — October 3, 2007 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

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    Oh come on, Psycheout, tell us what you REALLY think about anime and murder.

    Comment by Hachiko — October 3, 2007 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

  567. Addendum to my previous comment: If you would like to discuss the issues of violence and sexuality in American and foreign cultures, and the problems of forcing our youth to grow up too fast, feel free to visit my LiveJournal–anonymous comments are enabled. However, I must also warn that said blog contains swear words and is not intended for readers under 15. I forgot to mention that before I hit send.

    Comment by Confused — October 3, 2007 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

  568. Addendum: Feel free to discuss the issues of violence and sexuality, and their adverse effects on children, in my LiveJournal (see link). However, it contains swear words, and is therefore not suitable for children under 15.

    Comment by Confused — October 3, 2007 @ 7:20 pm | Reply

  569. what the hell is wroung with you f*** face i watch anime all the time and i have no urges or whatever you called it to murder people with sowrds and s*** or to look at 2D anime girl and masturbate you really and truly sicken me man
    P.S GOD isnt a swear word douche bag haha

    Comment by Dino — October 3, 2007 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  570. Basic math skills question for you. If anime causes murders then why is Japan’s homicide rate per percentage of population still dramatically lower than USA’s even though anime has been around in Japan for the last 40 years? The incarceration rate in the U.S. is twenty times that of in Japan and still five times more for violent crimes which includes rape and homicide. Tell me, when you research things do you just ignore all the statistics you don’t like?

    [Ed Note: You're obviously from adult swim, so why don't you take a dunk...? Adult Swim is ruining our children by bringing this filth to American audiences. But it's okay because they call it "adult" swim. Wink, wink. It makes me sick. And just because the Japanese aren't as efficient at locking people up is no reason to praise that little cluster of islands. Math skills, indeed!]

    Comment by Silverwolf — October 3, 2007 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  571. HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Let me start by saying I am a devout Catholic and anime\manga fan. (Or, perhaps to you, Satan worshiper?)

    I can see more than a few things wrong with this:

    1. Anime are not cartoons (SHOCK!). There is a difference between cartoons and anime. Cartoons are for children. Anime is for teenagers\adults.

    2. Higurashi is violent, yes. However, the people who committed these murders most likely were off in the head to begin with, and Higurashi (which is > j00) a FANTASY horror anime. Lolis aren’t always sexual, at least that’s the way I see it.

    3. Not all anime = hentai. Watch “Outlaw Star”, and “Kirby of the Stars”. Nudity is often used in anime as a SPIRITUAL quality. Sometimes it’s used for comedic effect. If there is a pervert in anime, he is usually beaten\slapped around. Perversion is not always approved of in Japanese culture, you know. (Granted, they can be pervy however)

    4. Furry = UNDERGROUND part of the anime culture. I have yet to know an anime fan who is into furry hentai.

    5. Mario does not equal furry. (See your front page)

    6. I quote: “Check your child’s closet. Check his browsing history. Check his picture directory. Examine his stuffed animals. And if he’s involved in this, beat him to within an inch of his life, cut his Internet service, throw away his computer and all of his custom CDs and DVDs and hustle him to a deprogrammer immediately. He may or may not thank you later. But you just might save his soul, and those of a trail of future victims.”

    BEAT them? You’re sick. Also, I quote again:

    “Many furries have more than a platonic interest in animals and often encourage Fido or Fluffy to be a furry’s best friend, if you know what I mean.”

    HA HA HA HA HA….see above. :|

    For a “Christian”, you sure aren’t very accepting. Then again, you’re just a troll. It’s time to sage the newfag.

    Signed,
    Anon

    BTW: NICE BOAT. NICE BOAT is nice.

    [Ed Note: I've read that you can buy used panties in vending machines over in Japan. You can't tell me that's not perverted.]

    Comment by Anonymous — October 3, 2007 @ 7:59 pm | Reply

  572. And another thing, if anime encourages murder, then why is Japan’s murder rate so much lower than the OURS???

    And nice try trying to make snuff films look like they’re popular anime. :|

    Comment by Anonymous — October 3, 2007 @ 8:04 pm | Reply

  573. IN BEFORE poopSTOR- Oh wait, it’s already here.

    Also, 12/10. Epic troll. Will reply again.

    Comment by Churuya-tan — October 3, 2007 @ 8:04 pm | Reply

  574. Hopefully President Brownback will declare a Holy Crusade on Japan and we can finish what we started in WWII by forcibly converting all the heathens to Christianity (Protestantism, of course, because Catholics are practically pagans and Orthodox Greeks are practically Muslims). Those who refuse to accept Christ’s love will hopefully be put to death, though i doubt we’ll be able to inflict the kinds of gruesome torture their type truly deserves (but that’s OK because they’ll be in Hell soon enough). Our God should be pleased at the many blood sacrifices we will bestow upon Him after His Agent, Sam Brownback, takes His rightful place at the Right Hand of the Father. Praise be Brownback, Amen.

    [Ed Note: Er, Phooey, um, er, Sam Brownback is Catholic. Other than that, uh, well said!]

    Comment by Phooey — October 3, 2007 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

  575. And this is why I’m voting Democrat in 2008.

    Comment by Matt B. — October 3, 2007 @ 8:11 pm | Reply

  576. If anime causes murder then what about all the murders that happend in the name of god before anime? And I’m also from [adult swim] and if you have a problem with the shows they air why don’t you keep better tabs on what your children watch? I’ve been watching the swim for 3 years and I don’t feel anymore inclined to kill. If your kid can’t see the line between fake and real then that’s nobodies problem but your own.

    Comment by LUNI _TUNZ — October 3, 2007 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

  577. You should vote Progressive, Matt B.: Bull-moose/Flying-squirrel 4tw!

    And, he’s Catholic, Editor? Oh, no, no, no that well never do: Catholics have officially reconciled with all the fake religions, plus their Mass is just a thinly veiled copy of the Dionysian Mysteries. Someone needs to inform Republican High Command of this.

    Comment by Phooey — October 3, 2007 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

  578. Remarkable. I would be inclined to find that anyone could be so arrogant as to believe that the lower prison rate isn’t due to lower homicide rate (the actual cases of crime are lower too at least according to the U.N. and Amnesty International) especially considering how many criminals aren’t caught in the U.S. but given that you consider Buddhism “pagan”, and once again ignore the actual mathematical statistics of the number of Christians in Japan (10.8% in a country that is 70% atheist) I really just can’t put anything past a troll.

    Comment by Silverwolf — October 3, 2007 @ 8:23 pm | Reply

  579. you f***en sicken me man the poeple who commit those murders are already sick in the head so anime barely did s*** to them and if anime is so bad why in the hell in out crime rate here in the U.S so much higher in Japan where anime comes from douche bag

    Comment by Barry — October 3, 2007 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

  580. I think something is wrong with me. You see I’ve been watching anime since I was in middle school and not once has the thought of killing someone crossed my mind. And believe me I’ve watched a lot of anime. From Pokemon to Cowboy Bebop I’ve seen it all and I never wanted to kill, rape, or anything else my sick sick mind could conjure. Maybe I’m not watching it the right way. Maybe I should turn my TV on a 90 degree angle or play it backwards I don’t know. Maybe you guys can tell me what I’m doing wrong. Thanks.

    [Ed Note: You're almost there, halonerd. Don't become a murderer or a sickening little furry and leave the family pet alone, it's just not worth it. Turn off the Adult Swim and go for a jog or something healthy for a change. Don't you know that "to bop" means "to masturbate?" That's a one way street to the pits of hell. And how does one pronounce "Pokemon?" "Poke-a-man." It's an obvious reference to gay butt sex. Just say no.]

    Comment by theallmightyhalonerd — October 3, 2007 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

  581. You my friend encourage murder, you n00b.

    STFU AND GTFO

    KTHXBAI

    *Rush owns your soul*

    Comment by PPLTHINKIMYOU — October 3, 2007 @ 8:44 pm | Reply

  582. Apparently some DEE DEE DEE hasn’t gotten laid in a while so they decided to write this BS and force their ri-god-damn-diculous load of self-righteous crap on other people. To the dumb ass who wrote this; here’s a suggestion for you. If you don’t like anime, that’s fine not everyone gets into the same thing. But while you’re telling other people what THEY should label as immoral, why don’t you go and get your own fraking life in order. And instead of telling people how THEY should raise their kids, why don’t you go tend to your own kids who you conveniently ignored so you could write this little article. The point is, anime is entertainment and if someone commits a crime because they saw it done in a TV show of any genre, well then it’s their fault for being too stupid to know reality from fantasy. In Conclusion, I realize you people aren’t going to allow this comment to be posted here because unlike you I can think for myself. But I decided to share my thoughts with you anyway and you know why…….CAUSE THAT’S AMERICA BITH!!!!!!

    [Ed Note: Sorry we had to delete your comment because we're afraid of your nonsensical rant. It really does frighten us you brave truth teller, you. Boy you sure won that round, you dribbling moron. Congrats. Go have a pop tart.]

    Comment by ronin6401 — October 3, 2007 @ 8:45 pm | Reply

  583. But that doesn’t answer my question. By you logic I should have gone on a massacre, blown up a goverment building, or sodomized a goat by now but I haven’t. So either there’s something wrong with me, or your just plain wrong.

    [Ed Note: Apparently you suffer from reading comprehension. You haven't done anything yet, but you still might in the future, Mr. Ticking Timebomb. And if isn't you, it will be some other weak minded fool.]

    Comment by theallmightyhalonerd — October 3, 2007 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

  584. So you reply to ronin6401 but completely ignore my first comment. Is it because you realise I’m right? BTW ronin is another adult swimmer like me.

    [Ed Note: Yes. No. Who cares? At least the rabid anime fans that seek out fansubs put forth an effort. Adult Swimmers simply swim with the tide, gobbling up whatever Turner and Time/Warner decides to shovel down their willingly open throats. At least the fansub based community goes after something, albeit twisted, for themselves. Adult Swimmers are a bunch of mindless lemmings. I can't respect them one tiny speck of an iota. They make me want to vomit. I wouldn't be surprised if anime fans are as disgusted by the trendy poseur Adult Swimmers as the rest of us were by the pathetic and lame AOLer's back in the day.]

    Comment by LUNI _TUNZ — October 3, 2007 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

  585. 10/10
    excellent troll would read again

    Comment by Anonymous — October 3, 2007 @ 9:23 pm | Reply

  586. “Hopefully President Brownback will declare a Holy Crusade on Japan and we can finish what we started in WWII by forcibly converting all the heathens to Christianity (Protestantism, of course, because Catholics are practically pagans and Orthodox Greeks are practically Muslims). Those who refuse to accept Christ’s love will hopefully be put to death, though i doubt we’ll be able to inflict the kinds of gruesome torture their type truly deserves (but that’s OK because they’ll be in Hell soon enough). Our God should be pleased at the many blood sacrifices we will bestow upon Him after His Agent, Sam Brownback, takes His rightful place at the Right Hand of the Father. Praise be Brownback, Amen.

    [Ed Note: Er, Phooey, um, er, Sam Brownback is Catholic. Other than that, uh, well said!]”

    …Wow. So you think that we should just go on a killing spree because some people share different beliefs than us? What happened to “Pearls before swine”, or, much more importantly, “Thou Shall not Kill”? This proves beyond a shadow of the doubt that you’re no Christian, just an internet troll.

    I won’t even delve into the rest of the details of how wrong that comment is…

    Comment by Nameless — October 3, 2007 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

  587. I find the fact that this has been presented as an enlightened well-thought out view point more frightening than anything stated in the article. This is the most one-sided exploration of any topic I’ve ever read, and I’m frankly disgusted and not at all interested in supporting anyone who believes this tripe, or accepts it as a serious issue.

    And yes, I have children, and they do watch anime — however, none of them have hit me with an axe. I’m sure that must crush you. Also, I’m an Adult Swimmer. Thanks for making us the subculture you fear.

    [Ed Note: Don't worry, we're not afraid of a bunch of lemmings. From what I hear, "Adult" Swimmers have life jackets and water wings. They certainly don't think for themselves. They let AOL/Time-Warner/Turner do that for them. Worse than geeks, they're wannabe geeks. There is a difference.]

    Comment by Necrophage — October 3, 2007 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

  588. Oh, and the fact that you’ve been ignoring my previous comments doesn’t help either. Nor do the entirely moronic notes ( “I watch anime and I’m an entirely normal person” – “You’re going to hell soon, don’t go ****ing the dog now”) on many of the other comments.

    [Ed Note: Wow! What a GREAT POINT! Do you feel better now, baby? Look, I can't respond to everybody. There's one of me and thousands of you. Don't cry, okay?]

    Comment by Nameless — October 3, 2007 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

  589. i like anime.
    i dont have an urge to kill or maim or anything violent because of it.

    you, sir, are a fool.
    dont let your kids watch.

    and next time you hear someone scream
    “IRON REAVER SOUL STEALER!”
    all you have to do is yell “SIT BOY”.
    and you’ll be safe. ;)

    Comment by duzi — October 3, 2007 @ 9:44 pm | Reply

  590. So… rather than focus on important issues like gun control and same-sex marriage, we’re talking about cartoons…

    And we wonder why the rest of the world laughs at us behind our backs.

    P.S. WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?!?!?!

    [Ed Note: If it's not important to you, then why bother to respond? You'll find a lot of topics covered on this site, but this is the first time you've bothered to comment. Why is that, Splitter? Hmmmm?]

    Comment by Splitter — October 3, 2007 @ 9:46 pm | Reply

  591. I thought enough for myself to point out how illogical and inane you people are, and that counts for something. It must be lovely to sit in relative anonymity and pass judgement on a bunch of people you’ve never met and probably don’t know, and I’m sorry that you were passed up for the DungeonMaster position in your local comics shop as a child, but you could keep your snarkiness to yourself here.

    See, what you’re forgetting is, it’s ADULT Swim. We vote. We have a voice. We use it. There are a lot of us who are of voting age, and guess what? We do so. Sad to say with idiocy like this your candidate is going to suffer as a result of your power-trip…

    But don’t fear that, either. It’s fine. Sleep well, little WebTroll.

    Comment by Necrophage — October 3, 2007 @ 9:54 pm | Reply

  592. “Primitive”? Wow, you are quite the eager-racist. FYI Japan has a drastically lower crime and murder-rate.
    Try blogging about more important issues on your own shores rather than targeting societies over sea; perhaps even violence in the U.S.? Stupidity and psychotics comes from the individual, not “Asians that do not believe in God”, you ignorant bigot.

    Comment by W.S. — October 3, 2007 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

  593. [Ed Noted: Adult Swimmers simply swim with the tide, gobbling up whatever Turner and Time/Warner decides to shovel down their willingly open throats.]

    obviously you have no idea wth youre talking about.
    you wouldnt believe the grief swimmers give WS about shows. almost on a daily basis.

    youre outside looking in, man, and youve got it all wrong.

    Comment by duzi — October 3, 2007 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

  594. DUde. You’re a f—ing idiot.
    I’m not going to debate. But if the US stopped buying anime, Japan would hate us.
    And Hentai doesn’t even make up 4% of anime out there.

    Don’t go yelling about your little “complaint” on the internet. Get ahold of yourself and shut the f— up. Not everyone’s a fool like you.

    Have a nice life. Hope you die! HA HA!!!!
    *huggles all my anime plushies*
    I really hope you burn in hell!!!!!

    Comment by Riza — October 3, 2007 @ 10:29 pm | Reply

  595. I hate to tell you this, but your rant is actually pretty far off the mark there. If any of the things you said here where true, then why is it Japan, where all this stuff comes from, has the lowest murder rate per capita than any other nation in world.

    Comment by Clint Casey — October 3, 2007 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

  596. Then, again, why do you respond to meaningless spam comments and ignore the important ones?

    And moreover, you still didn’t explain why you think it’s right to go out and slaughter any Japanese that don’t convert to Christianity.

    Comment by Nameless — October 3, 2007 @ 10:55 pm | Reply

  597. Just grow up, blind theist pig.

    Comment by Superarmy — October 4, 2007 @ 12:15 am | Reply

  598. I just need to say this, but think all the christians I know would’ve been disgusted to know you ^^ Your rasist and narrowminded believes awes me, you sick f*ck.. Feel free to delete, it’s just you who need to know.. And we know you delete the posts ^_^ At least I would know you’d read this one..

    *is waiting for an answer for your views on christian metal*

    Comment by Hege — October 4, 2007 @ 12:47 am | Reply

  599. This entire article makes me sick, but I’ll respect your freedom of voice and opinion. But I will ask one thing. Please correct your inaccurate usage of the word hentai. You’re using very poor slang that you don’t even understand. In Japan the word hentai is most commonly used as meaning weirdo. The word itself can be translated as follows: the kanji compound of 変 (hen meaning “change” “weird” or “strange”) and 態 (tai meaning “attitude” or “appearance”). The English use of hentai is more similar to the way the Japanese use the slang term エッチ (H, etchi, often spelled ecchi), which refers to any sexually explicit content or behavior.

    So please edit your article, unless you’d like to remain an ignorant American.

    [Ed Note: Thanks for your input, Nia, but you do realize that our critics will cry foul if any sneaky edits are made to the article. Once an article has been approved for release, it's pretty much set in stone.]

    Comment by Nia — October 4, 2007 @ 1:22 am | Reply

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  601. yes….you don’t have time, so you just reply to the short comments, while ignoring the longer, more meaningful comments which contradicts your wrongful viewpoint. This way you don’t have to look stupid. Coward.
    By the way, that’s the first time I’d heard someone who thinks the pronunciation of pokemon is something about gay sex. Well done, you have quite a perverted imagination. Us anime-watchers would never thought of that.
    I am still amazed by the fact you managed to overlook the message about the strength of friendship in the 13rd episode of higurashi……
    By the way, does the name “Cats the Musical” rings a bell to you?

    [Ed Note: No.]

    Comment by jrz — October 4, 2007 @ 3:52 am | Reply

  602. Shoes! Shoes make me fly!
    Squeezy cheezy! Pain hurts.
    Why must I pet penguins with die-cast cars!
    You lie!

    Comment by Magical Trevor — October 4, 2007 @ 4:43 am | Reply

  603. OH, come on. Did you watch TV on the lsat few years? you just gave a few examples of an extreme anime. It’s like watching Kill Bill and saying that all of the american movies encourage murrder.

    Don’t act like a fraktard, you probably just want more fail people to vote for you. You’ll lose more than you gain, belive me.

    [/thread]

    Comment by fg — October 4, 2007 @ 5:46 am | Reply

  604. WHAT THE FUKK YOU CANT JUST GO WRITING WHAT HAPPENS IN EPISODE 13 WITHOUT MARKING IT WITH SPOILER TAGS!!! YOULL RUIN THE STORY FOR EVERYONE WHO HASNT SEEN IT YET!!!!!!
    STUPID BITCH

    [Ed Note: There is a warning and Psycheout doesn't go into detail, so cool it, PD.]

    Comment by PANZER DIVISION 666 — October 4, 2007 @ 7:08 am | Reply

  605. Wow. Once again, the internet proves there’s no shortage of ignorant white trash in the world. Hey dumbass, here’s a little something for you and your sheet wearing friends. It suits you perfectly:

    Comment by the masked letcher — October 4, 2007 @ 9:10 am | Reply

  606. Wow. Once again, the internet proves there’s no shortage of ignorant white trash in the world. Hey dumbass, here’s a little something for you and your sheet wearing friends. It suits you perfectly:

    http://crackle.com/c/Funny/Mind_of_Mencia_Dee_Dee_Dee_Song/1997012

    Comment by the masked letcher — October 4, 2007 @ 9:11 am | Reply

  607. I bow my head to this article author for how, with a single and rather simple example such as this one, he’s giving us a sample of how certain politicians and their fellows are and are going to behave in political and social matters. It’s actually rare to see in such a few lines a similar amount of misinformation and manipulation of a subject in order to let people be aware of only a small part of the complete issue and push them into thinking exactly what you want.
    Talking big, saying all anime are violent trash and then giving only an example sounds quite fishy. What about anime that teach kids to respect people and nature such as Miyazaki’s works? What about anime that give youngsters positive examples of students that work hard to reach their dreams and don’t ever slack in studies and sports?
    Obviously I’ll ask for forgiveness if, instead of manipulation of the information, this is simply a case of brutal ignorance of the topic you wrote about: saying that American cartoons (The Simpsons and Southpark too, I suppose) are meant for children seems a proof indeed…

    Comment by Lana — October 4, 2007 @ 9:12 am | Reply

  608. Really, you’re trying to equate the “worst” of anime with mainstream anime. How would you like people to equate all of Christianity with a group like the Westboro Baptist Church?

    Comment by Peanutcat — October 4, 2007 @ 11:29 am | Reply

  609. This entry is such a hilarious joke. How do you know about Dokoro-chan? Even alot of hardcore otaku have never heard of it. It’s totally under the radar. Plus you actually take the time to put the Na in Higurashi’s title in red font. This amuses me so. The only real way you can know so much about this is if you were an anime fan yourself or had a room mate who was. And omg, you are FAR more civil than most people with this view would be under the circumstances. I’m thoroughly amused.

    Good job staying in character even in the comments. You’ll be the next Stephen Colbert.

    Comment by Junk-chan — October 4, 2007 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  610. I see you’ve added new image on your writing…

    But let’s talk about the effect of the anime. It might (in some people) trigger the urge to kill somebody (rarely) but the main reason isn’t the anime itself. It’s the other stuff that makes person unstable, at school: bullies stress and so on… at work:too much stress, at home: bad relationships etc… If person gets effected by a movie/anime/etc theres something wrong with their heads. Normal person dont start killing people after watching higurashi, theres lots of higurashi viewers and have you heard them killing people? no?

    It’s the 80-90 anime’s that first time came avaible to outside viewers, of course many were horrified about those anime’s because they haven’t seen anything like it. I think the roots of you way of thinking comes from those stereotype’s

    Last note if I could comment with my motherlanguage this would make much more sense and it would have more effect in you. Now it might look like another animefreak just babbling bulls–t… (sorry about the bad english)

    Comment by Jaska — October 4, 2007 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

  611. Anime should be banned? If people are entertained by these shows, they will keep appearing, and it’s going to be very hard to stop that.

    I also don’t believe that anime is causing people to kill. Perhaps it made inspire the way they kill, but not why they kill. Ooh, I’m watching someone get killed! I should go kill somebody! Even though when somebody kills somebody else, something goes horribly wrong and everyone regrets killing (except for Takano)!

    Actually, I’m not even going to argue any further at all, you’re just going to go talk about how anime is violent and is totally evil or something.

    ((By the way, have you ever heard of something called MURDER MYSTERY?))

    Comment by anonymous — October 4, 2007 @ 7:23 pm | Reply

  612. I’ve voting for Brownback, because he’s got the best trolls I’ve ever seen.

    Comment by NaGARsumi — October 4, 2007 @ 11:00 pm | Reply

  613. Just sheer curiosity do you have a life?

    Comment by Superarmy — October 4, 2007 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

  614. You call this investigative reporting? You must really be clutching at straws here.

    I like how you pass the buck around. First video games now Japanese cartoons? Columbine, V-tech etc all happened because of mental issues, bullying, stress etc. Instead of pushing for a way to improve Mental health care, make it’s importance known or even listening to students who may have this problem you decide to blame a cartoon? And by extension vilifying those who watch it? Well you are a politician, scrapping up votes by scaring housewives and parents is what you do best.

    Instead of “Investigative reporting” you do why not channel your resources at better understanding the whole situation?

    Comment by Anon — October 4, 2007 @ 11:16 pm | Reply

  615. “Pokemon, Speed Racer or Star Blazers, prior to release in the west, [snip] have been cleaned up from their original violent and sexually explicit hentai (perverted) form which most Japanese cartoons seem to take.”

    Ohhhh man. This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Total ignorance. These cartoons have nothing on the average episode of Tom & Jerry (not to mention even the mildest movie).

    So what that Japan makes adult cartoons? We make films for adults. The violence in these cartoons cannot compare to what American culture releases. IT IS PARENTS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO MONITOR WHAT THEIR KIDS WATCH. That does not mean we should demonize media that are not made for kids.

    I was actually considering Brownback for my primary vote. But, after reading this (and other posts on this blog), I am now POSITVE that he will not be getting my vote or anybody I know. (Thank goodness for Fed Thompson!)

    Comment by Chowclate Reign — October 4, 2007 @ 11:17 pm | Reply

  616. wait what? primitive religions? Does your god not condone genocide and after that kill all the men, kill all the married women, then capture all the little girls to be raped.

    Numbers 31:17, 40

    [Verse 17, Moses says:] “Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him. But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.”

    [Verse 40:] The persons [women who had not known man by lying with him] were sixteen thousand, of which the Lord’s tribute was thirty-two persons.

    I’d take Buddhism any day.

    Comment by Anon — October 4, 2007 @ 11:28 pm | Reply

  617. I have to admit, though… the Ed Notes are pretty funny.

    Comment by Chowclate Reign — October 4, 2007 @ 11:31 pm | Reply

  618. “Don’t act like a f—tard, you probably just want more fail people to vote for you. You’ll lose more than you gain, belive me.”

    Comment by fg — October 4, 2007 @ 5:46 am

    No need to worry fg, Brownback will be the next candidate to drop out of the race.

    Comment by spacebrother — October 4, 2007 @ 11:37 pm | Reply

  619. Before making outrageous claims denouncing an entire form of media, you should do your research properly, and think about what you’re saying. Yes, there is some horribly violent and perverted ‘anime’ out there. There’s also horribly violent and perverted videos out there – most of which is generally called ‘porn’. Denouncing all anime because some of it is pornographic or violent is like denouncing all live-action movies because some of it is pornographic or violent.

    Most fansubbers don’t distribute hentai. The ones that do are usually exclusively hentai, and not easy to find. At least, I frequent fansub groups and hardly ever run across mentions of the hentai groups. I know they exist, but I don’t seek them out and have no contact with them. Just like I know sites for porn exist, but I don’t seek them out and have no contact with them.

    I am opposed to porn, I am opposed to senseless and overly graphic violence, and I still watch anime. There are plenty of shows or even cartoons made here in America that are far worse than any anime that *I* watch. South Park, for example. I refuse to watch South Park, as it is much too vulgar for my tastes and standards. And yet, I thoroughly enjoy many anime shows. No, not all anime is suited for children. There isn’t a single form of media where all content is suitable for children. But that doesn’t mean NOTHING is suitable. If you want to prevent your children from seeing anything in any form of media that has horrific violence or gratuitious sexual perversion, well then you had better take away all their videos, and all their television priviledges, and their computers, and their books, and the radio then lock them up in your house and never let them go outside or use the telephone. These things are around, but it’s not knocking on your front door. It’s generally difficult to find extremely violent or pornographic things unless you specifically look for it – in which case it’s your kid who is at fault. Not the anime or the fansubbers. I don’t even actively avoid such things, and I regularly watch fansubbed anime, and I virtually never run into the highly violent shows – and NEVER run into the pornographic ones.

    People never go kill people or do violent things just because they watch violent anime or play violent video games. Sometimes these things can act as a trigger, but the person is almost invariably already unbalanced. Many things can act as a trigger. Without help, these people who go and do violent acts and have them blamed on media of some sort would have done something similar eventually anyway. Again, it’s the person who does the action who is the cause. These things can be prevented in your children by ACTUALLY knowing what they’re up to and being able to recognize if they need help. And help does not consist of removing “offensive material” from their lives.

    Banning an entire range of media is never a solution. The best solution is to keep an eye on what your children are watching specifically, be informed about what it is, and act on that. There is plenty of anime that is not only perfectly fine for children to watch, but delivers messages that you WANT them to have. For example, Miyazaki’s films. You’ve heard of them, haven’t you? For an older but mainstream anime show, how about Digimon? It’s not Pokemon. What’s the message that Digimon gives children who watch it? Well, that friendship and teamwork is important. That you should have courage and faith in yourself. That you should stick with your friends. Those are good things, aren’t they? Much anime geared towards younger people carries these same messages.

    Please don’t make judgements based on single examples or misinformation. Inform yourself before trying to inform others. Ignorance in one person is bad enough. Spreading it is even worse. Before denouncing anime further, take a good close look on the American media. On our cartoons. On our television shows. You might be surprised at what you find.

    On a couple more pedantic notes:

    1) The term ‘loli’ in anime fan circles, while in fact deriving originally from the work Lolita, does not refer to ‘young sexually-active girls’. It merely refers to prepubescent girls in general. Just so you don’t get the impression that some shows are pornographic by the characters being referred to as lolis.

    2) You referred to hentai as meaning perverted and ecchi as meaning adult – this isn’t really true. It’s more the other way around, actually. Hentai means perverted as a direct translation, but it’s used in anime fan circles to refer to anime porn. Ecchi, on the other hand, doesn’t have explicit sex or full nudity. Often it doesn’t have any nudity at all. I would say it’s suitable for older teens by current western movie rating standards. I generally avoid it myself anyway, but there isn’t anything really bad in most ecchi anime.

    Comment by Disappointed — October 4, 2007 @ 11:40 pm | Reply

  620. I have a question for you. How did you pick the anime you were going to watch? I don’t believe that coincidence and sheer happenstance would lead you to Higurashi and Dokoro-chan. Out of hundred’s of titles that don’t have as much as a drop of blood in them, you chose not one, but two, that you could spin truth to fit your anti anime blog? Not bloody likely. Higurashi is a Murder Mystery. People die in Murder Mystery shows. If you could not figure this out on your own, then there is a probability that you just watched one or two episodes after you heard about Japan canceling it due to the murder. This would lead one to believe that you were either following Higurashi, or that Japan had tagged a note on the news report that they would be canceling the country’s anime that night cause some kid axed his dad. I doubt the latter, so I can doubt you would have known the connection unless you were following the show. Also, Dokoro-chan is a fairly low key anime. I have known some really hardcore otaku that didn’t know about that one. If you know, then that must mean you’re a… OH SHI-

    IHBT. My hat is off to you, sir. That was finely done.

    Comment by Fenris — October 4, 2007 @ 11:59 pm | Reply

  621. I think this just goes to show you what happens if you dare spread anti-Asian propaganda again. Come do it in real life.

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST. — October 5, 2007 @ 12:07 am | Reply

  622. DESTROY
    ATTACK
    DIE

    Comment by Nanaya mode — October 5, 2007 @ 12:12 am | Reply

  623. INTERNET HAET MACHINE

    Comment by Nanaya mode — October 5, 2007 @ 12:12 am | Reply

  624. kindly eat a dick.

    you are completely wrong on all levels, it is this kind of thinking, that i have just read, that is ruining our country, get your head out of your ass

    Comment by anonymous — October 5, 2007 @ 12:27 am | Reply

  625. This is a fine trolling. A+, would LOL again.

    Comment by Anon — October 5, 2007 @ 12:27 am | Reply

  626. I’m not sure if this is amazingly horrifying or amazingly awesome. The blog, this article, the comments, all of it. It’s a bewildering twilight-zone of twenty-first century, western weirdity.

    [Ed Note: This comment in particular....]

    Comment by Bob — October 5, 2007 @ 12:33 am | Reply

  627. Okay, I’m sorry sir. Whether this is a joke or not, I have this overwhelming urge to wring your neck and kill you.

    [Ed Note: See, anime fans are prone to violence. A normal person wouldn't react in such a violent fashion. Think about it, Sage.]

    One little anime show. And you call it violent? Oh suuuuuure. As if american movies didn’t do the same. Let me check the list. Let me see… They include: Racism, Glamorizing violence, Drug dealing, Reckless Driving, blasphemous references, sexual references, improper age ratings, yadda yadda etcedera etcedera blah blah list goes on and on and on.

    As for Japanese haters, go back to your Nascar and whatever gay cowboy bullpoo. Yeah, you like that? Yeah, you love widening rifts between religions and races don’t you?

    In fact, to quote a certain comic strip.

    “DO you think the Americans are being too lenient on immigrants?”

    “Actually, I think it was the Native Indians who were too lenient.”

    Comment by Sage — October 5, 2007 @ 12:37 am | Reply

  628. Haha. Nice troll.

    Comment by anonymous — October 5, 2007 @ 12:37 am | Reply

  629. Your entry have some truths in it and yes, some misconception. I totaly agree the fact that higurashi is not for children due to its amount of violence and story detail. BUT i disagree when u say that the whole show is about killer lolis. From my experience, i think rena only kills ppl in one episode(in the first season) n the rest of the murder spree is done by someone older. Besides after ep13 of the kai season, i don’t think you will be seeing anyone dead(maybe someone being insane). One moe thing, who says anime are for kids? are the kind of ppl that think that ppl who watch anime are below 21 years old only. Comeone, im an otaku too. I dont go whacking ppl with a bat after watching a show! U know what? U ppl always think that anime and games are to be blame when something bad happen; not movies or tv drama. Did they pay u or bribe u? bawwwwwww!!!

    Comment by lolhaha — October 5, 2007 @ 1:16 am | Reply

  630. Why sit there and write about something you only have second hand knowledge of? You are so completely off base that it makes you look foolish and ignorant. I read this article and I laughed because you are generalizing and making assumptions. Next time, do more research.

    I challenge you to sit down and watch Studio Ghibli’s works and then come back and tell me the same thing. And don’t just sit and watch. Try to understand and really appreciate what goes into something like that. Hayao Miyazaki (who is apart of Studio Ghibli) has been hailed as the Japanese Disney. The studio even works in conjunction with Disney.

    Comment by Jen — October 5, 2007 @ 1:50 am | Reply

  631. My name sort of explains my reasoning, so I will help enforce your beliefs rather than confronting them. This links to an article about the series Kodomo no Jikan and is followed by the official Wikipedia article.

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2006-07-28

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodomo_no_Jikan

    Kodomo no Jikan is the Story of a young girl who is in love with her teacher (it is a comedy), while it is not considered pornographic, it pushes the limit many times. ‘Magical Hentai Paradise Manga and Doujinshi’ is the name of a site where a large amount of translated lolicon h-manga (pornographic) is available (Legal in America, but not Canada). The themes range from rape to romance, usually coupled with incest.

    Next is an infamous piece called Schoolgirl in Concrete. I have never read it, but it is based on a real life rape and torture/murder that occurred in Japan. Even most Anon avoid it, so read it only as an educational experience. It is likely beyond an X rating for violence. Go to google, type rapidsearch, select the first link and enter the title I provided. Please make sure not to select a passworded version. Also, visit a site called Gurochan (guro meaning the word for animated violence pornography). Again, this is for ages above 18 and should only be viewed for educational reasons. I have not visited the site myself.

    Viewing these pieces will hopefully stir up the hate in your heart. You will never need to consider the subject again, however solid your beliefs are at this point.

    I have posted no pornographic links, though I did mention some objectionable material. I do not advocate any of this content, nor do I endorse the mentioned websites. Feel free to edit my message once you have read it to ensure that it does not conflict with any rules.

    The link below is simply an amusing example of how the term Desu came into existence.

    Comment by End the Atom — October 5, 2007 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  632. As a fansubber, I find your generalizations and misinformation both repulsive and infuriating. Your blog post leaves the impression that all you’ve done to author this disaster is google a few keywords and pick one or two entries that support your claims. Allow me to debunk some of the more absurd accusations.

    At one point in time, American animation was destined to be only watched by kids. However, that changed with the introduction to the popular TV series “The Simpsons”. Fast forward to today, and not only are there numerous shows aimed at adults, but their popularity can hold bacon with the best of them. Japanese animation has been around for long enough that they have a valid claim to regular television and its not a foreign idea for prime time TV to consist of anime interleaved with Live-Acton content. On prime time television, more mild shows are shown since they have both adults and children watching at that time. Examples of anime like this are the ever popular Naruto and Bleach (both of which can be seen on American television). Both in the US and in japan, there are shows that have adults as the intended audience; and are aired at the early hours of the morning as a result. The difference being that in japan, these shows can be anime as well. Most of the time, when an anime is localized to the united states, modifications aren’t made to the actual video content of the show (an English audio track is still added though). An exception is to TV broadcasts where we Americans think its (for some reason) taboo to display animated blood (real blood seems fine, and CSI can show you that) and we censor that out. The result being that characters have these strange gaping wounds (colored black) in them with no blood coming out, which creeps me out more than it would with blood to be honest.

    Using modern technology (Computers) has greatly decreased the production cost of animation because much of it can be simplified with 3D effects. Most of these effects are obviously designed so that the viewer cannot actually tell that 3D animation was used. Similar cinematography can be seen in Hollywood movies.

    Regarding Shintoism and Buddhism, I can’t find any reason why you would target these. Historically speaking, the most absurd religion would be the strain of Christianity that comes from the church of england (it was introduced so that a king of england could divorce his wife). Unless one can objectively look at a religion that is not his own, he cannot make good judgment regarding other beliefs. While I’m at it, your inability to neutrally perceive religions other than your own reflects quite poorly on Brownback, and it reminds me of the muslem(I know thats spelled wrong) extremists who attacked the world trade center as well as the born again Christian yahoos that decided to invade Iraq in retaliation.

    If you wish to target Higurashi in particular, you must understand more about Japanese culture and where Higurashi came from. A visual novel (also known as an Eroge) is a type of game that requires little interaction on the part of the player. It is a type of game where the player reads text on the screen like a book and makes decisions to progress through the story in different paths. If you want an “American” example of this concept, look at the “goosebumps”(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goosebumps) series of books. Numerous companies and individuals create these visual novels. Some of them have pornographic content as well. Higurashi started out as a visual novel created by a guy and first introduced at Comiket (you got that part right, but its not limited to otakus). It became popular quite fast and eventually reached whats regarded as the apex of fame: Getting an anime adaption. Due to the game’s “Choose your own storyline” nature, conceiving a valid script for it proved difficult, and they eventually went with shortening each arc (story path) to a couple episodes and airing them. The result being what we have today. The game’s storyline itself is quite violent and unique. Its a gripping tale about a guy who moves to a small village that covered up a huge incident. The story progresses and people die through all of the arcs. Its not really the anime’s fault for being so violent, the show just would have been a total flop had it not been created the way it was.

    Your comment regarding fansubbers is the last issue I will touch on as it offends me the most. First things first:
    1. Hentai is the actual pornography
    2. Ecchi is teasing and can be equated to seeing a hot girl on the street and having “interesting” (for lack of a better word since it seems you want to keep your comments ‘PG’) thoughts regarding it.
    Now then with that out of the way, I can continue. Fansubbers are not mindless zombies looking to go download animated porn at every possible moment so that they can spend the night with it. Fansubbers are regular people like you or your next door neighbor. What fansubbers strive to do is put subtitles onto the movies for overseas audiences to watch. Many anime do not make it stateside due to extreme differences in culture. “Oh! Edo Rocket!” is a fine example of these differences because its terribly hard if not impossible to localize a show that makes its comedy off of the history of feudal japan (for you westerners, that means samurai and ninjas [Edo is now referred to as Tokyo]). Other shows, such as “Full Metal Alchemist” are easier to localize to the states and therefore get licensed by American companies and get sold in the united states. With this in mind, fansubbers attempt to bring these shows (both the easy to port and the difficult) to English speaking audiences with the intended viewer being someone who is more open to other cultures and differences. Most fansubbers have a “no licensed series” policy, where if a show obtains an American license, that fansubbing group will halt subtitle production and remove all access to previous subtitled episodes with the intent of letting the American localizer have center stage in production. Its a mutual relationship that we have with the corporations. By fansubbing, we build hype about the show in non-Japanese speaking countries so that they will get better sales once they release the DVDs. In return, they (for the most part) tend to let us roam free and do what we please. Since fansubbing is a hobby and not an obsession, it doesn’t bother us much. If a series is not licensed in the united states, it isn’t technically illegal for us to fansub it. Bittorrent and peer to peer technologies in general are also not illegal AND NOT PIRACY. They are methods of getting information from one computer to another and they are not that different than downloading the latest World of Warcraft (www.worldofwarcraft.com) patch. In fact, Blizzard (designers of world of warcraft) created the patching client in such a way that it even uses Bittorrent to distribute patches. This is a fine example of the intended usage of Bittorrent as described by Bram Cohen (creator of bittorrent) himself. Yes the more unsavory torrents (the illegal ones specifically) are the only ones that make the headlines, but this does not mean that its the only use for the system. Linux installations are most commonly distributed through bittorrent as well. If memory serves, Amazon has a tool that uses bittorrent to distribute software. The Joost video service uses bittorrent to take the load off the central servers. This is just the tip of the iceberg, its a powerful standard that is constantly dwarfed and shunned due to a small percentage of its users using it to break the law.

    I apologize. I intended to write more, however its creeping into the early hours of morning and I have to get up early tommorow. My grammar and spelling is declining as the night continues ass well as my restraint to blast profanities at all I don’t approve of. As a result, I shall call it a night and leave you this rather lengthy comment. I also find it funny that you seem to have provoked the wrath of /b/ in your little escapade, resulting in all these flooding and trolling posts.

    Comment by Nickelcadium — October 5, 2007 @ 2:34 am | Reply

  633. I just saw that Schoolgirl in concrete, that just f***ed up (I’m not usually the swearing type either). You can not possibly put mainstream anime and THAT in the same boat. My favorite anime (for now anyways) is Kanon a heartbreaking story about miracles dreams and memories. Practically no violence its beautiful, check that out before placing it in the same basket in THAT FILTH.

    Comment by Superarmy — October 5, 2007 @ 5:00 am | Reply

  634. @Superarmy

    If for some reason you read Schoolgirl in Concrete as a result of my post, I must remind you that I simply chose the most depraved sources possible (Kodomo no Jikan being debatable, but still controversial even among anime fans) and that I did not misrepresent the material when I mentioned it. To add another item to the list, the blogger could view for educational purposes, a video called AMV Hell 0. AMV stands for Animated Music Video and this video can be downloaded via Bit Torrent at the “AMV Hell” website, which again, is the first result under google for that listing. 0 is the only one of the series that is relevant to you. It is 381 MB and a little over an hour and a half long.

    Some comments from those who have seen it:
    “I think I’m probably scarred for life” | “very very very bad” | “that was sick and wrong” | “Gross. Sick. Perverted” | “Not only did I laugh, but I almost puked” | “what did I just watch?” | “my innocence is lost” | “I wish I would have paid attention to all the disclaimers…”

    It takes a set of clips from anime and plays them along with custom background music and/or sound bits. It could be considered a montage of sorts as each clip lasts up to two minutes.

    This video is beyond pornographic.

    The video below is not offensive unless you dislike metal (the music is in Japanese, though).

    Comment by End the Atom — October 5, 2007 @ 9:37 am | Reply

  635. “[Ed Note: See, anime fans are prone to violence. A normal person wouldn’t react in such a violent fashion. Think about it, Sage.]”

    What? how you classified normal person? (dont’t bring that up if you comment my comment…) If you spread wrong information and give people prejudice about ANYTHING of course they get mad and throw such comments. It’s the goddamn INTERNET! It’s just a way to express how angry they are about flaming the whole anime community for one anime.

    How about The Simpsons itchy and scratchy? chopping each others all the time. You can compare Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan (Club-To-Death Angel Dokuro-chan) with it. Itchy and scratchy and BTDC are about making fun out of killing. Why don’t you complain about Simpsons then too?

    It’s under parents control what their kids are allowed to watch. When I was a kid I was told what was wrong, thanks to my parents teachings and morals. Even when I watch these killer/murder animes, movies and series (Higurashi, Saw, dexter etc) I dont get urge to start chopping people apart with axe. People aren’t stupid enough to get influenced by mere animation!

    Comment by Jaska — October 5, 2007 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  636. nonsensical post. if you can describe anime as destructive, america might as well ban all religious, suicidal and gore films. they affect people’s minds in more ways than you can think of.

    Comment by eD — October 5, 2007 @ 10:51 am | Reply

  637. [...] For the original source to his blog, click here. [...]

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  638. And while presumably violent otakus are complaining about your post, doing no harm, “normal” people are committing crimes in the real world. But eh, they don’t watch anime, just TV shows with rapes and murders, so it’s OK.

    Comment by Skh — October 5, 2007 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

  639. wow, you’re stupid, if you think anime is violent and perverted have you seen the NEW HORROR MOVIES coming out? Saw is faaaar more gorey than anime you jerk.

    Comment by C.Smith — October 5, 2007 @ 2:04 pm | Reply

  640. also, yes in Japan you can buy used women’s panties, and you say,” it’s gross and perverted.” But it’s no different than the USA having sex shops and selling sex toys and dildos.

    Comment by C.Smith — October 5, 2007 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

  641. Step 1: Do research, but only the bare minimum and from a few sketchy sources (high school kids use Google for their high school writing assignments, so it’s good enough for a blog!), so you can say ‘but we did extensive research!’ and convince, if not others, at least yourself that that’s the truth.

    Step 2: Write a blatantly opinionated, selective and let’s not forget racist post on your blog. Use lots of incendiary topics such as rape and death, and don’t forget to make broad generalizations, such as ‘Anime Encourages Murder’.

    Step 3: Wait for the inevitable cascade of responses from the people you’ve intentionally tried to anger. Don’t worry if this step takes a little while, though it usually won’t.

    Step 4: Pick and choose which comments are the easiest to reply to in a self-righteous, misinformed and condescending manner. Don’t forget to pick up some of the memes people have been using and parrot back at them in an attempt to sound witty, and don’t forget to subtly imply even more generalizations, such as all otaku = furries.

    The first three steps are a little work, but it all pays off when you get to Step 4. Then you get to insult strangers over the internet.

    This was simultaneously a riot and a half and seriously depressing to read. Amusing, for obvious reasons, and saddening, for I realize the pitiful intelligence being displayed by those on both sides of the argument belong to members of my own race.

    To everyone writing a serious response to this article: you’ve been trolled.

    Comment by Forever — October 5, 2007 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

  642. also, WHAT anime has graphic sex scenes? Hentai does, but you have to be 18 to buy it, hentai to me is in a different realm than anime is. I have a vast anime collection and NON have graphic sex. What a retard this user is. I bet he collects hentai LOL

    Comment by C.Smith — October 5, 2007 @ 2:17 pm | Reply

  643. It’s hilarious how generalizing nowadays is a way to claim being righteous about a certain subject.

    Animes make murderers and sex-a-holics? Speaks the nation who bombed Hiroshima.

    Comment by Chariot — October 5, 2007 @ 2:54 pm | Reply

  644. Nice boat.

    Comment by oioioi — October 5, 2007 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

  645. i declare this blog as anti-Higurashi… you wouldn’t want to uspet Oyashiro-sama, now do you?

    Comment by Rika Furude — October 5, 2007 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  646. Because of a few things in anime, you start to make assumptions? Well, I dunno, but if you have the time and energy, why not dwell into more realistic stuffs?

    – Money is Evil
    – George Bush Encourages Terrorism
    – Your Mom > Whore

    Dumbass.

    Comment by lulz — October 5, 2007 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  647. This blog entry is extremely prejudiced towards a great art form. Not all anime is hentai or gory killfests. If this were true, why would cable channels like Cartoon Network and the like easily show it so frequently?

    I have one name for you people: Hayao Miyazaki. His films are works of art and are known as some of the best animation ever created and guess what? It’s all anime! Some of the most amazing storytelling visuals and characters I’ve ever known have been from anime, and that won’t be changing because of your ignorant views.

    Also, we all take high offense to you all calling us loners and stupid and whatnot. There’s nothing wrong with being a geek (for we shall rule the world in many ways) and anime fans are some of the most social people I know, especially with conventions and everything. We’re not a bunch of pervs and murderers, we’re normal people!

    It’s ignorant stuff like this that makes you fail and have people not vote for you.

    Comment by Brad — October 5, 2007 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  648. And remember kids, its A,OK to watch SAW I,II,III,VI, Final Destination etc etc.
    and all other kinds of “torture porn”
    Oh lets not even get started on all the bloody, gory, violent, sexual, perverted and “REALISTIC” garbage on our TVs.

    Because Hey! Its a western thing and anything we show are good for the soul.
    (Seriously, why aren’t all TV shows with guns and killers BANNED from television.)

    All hail the hypocrites and the paranoids, and lets show Care Bears and Sponge Bob on TV 24/7 (oh rats, I think there are homosexual undertones in children shows too, aww well lets stare at a wall.)

    Comment by The Laughing Man — October 5, 2007 @ 5:22 pm | Reply

  649. Kodomo no jikan is harmless, its comedy there’s nothing more to it. Sure it pushes the envelope sometimes but name any western series that doesn’t. It’s cute, no attractive though in any way.

    Comment by Superarmy — October 5, 2007 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

  650. The fact that you seriously wrote this article only proves that your ignorant and discriminative, not only against religion; but people’s interests.

    Saying all anime is inappropriate hentai is no different than saying all American movies are porn, and its people like you that give anime a bad name. I suggest that before you demean something like this you do better research. Many anime are adult oriented, and yes violent, but so are American movies, or tv dramas.

    Its also people like you who blame scape goats for violence in society. There’s a much higher chance that violent acts are a negative reflections of the deteriorating family focused society, the education system, and growing poor. If any of those murderers can seriously say they were influenced by the media, then there was already something psychologically wrong with them, and they needed professional help.

    I don’t know who Brownback is, but I would never vote for someone who has such insensitive, slurring, closed minded individuals backing them.

    Comment by Bluesnow — October 5, 2007 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

  651. 10/10

    Comment by Anon — October 5, 2007 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  652. I’d want to kill someone too, if they were a huge conservative poopie like you.

    Comment by Lee — October 5, 2007 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

  653. What is wrong with you

    Comment by shadow — October 5, 2007 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  654. [...] October 6th, 2007 at 1:55 am (Rants) The other opinions/posts are here, here and here. Original blog here. [...]

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  655. Studio Ghibli is nothing like what you are describing. Of course the only movie your likely to have seen is Akira, and because your somewhat slow, you think that one movie represents all.
    :) This isn’t the case.

    Have you seen Naruto? even the English dub? no? Well I’ve watched it with English fan-subs (oh noes) and I have also seen some episodes with English. There is no difference. DO you know why? It doesn’t have excessive sex or what-have-you.

    Your useful terms are somewhat out of context. Now I can refer you to a wiki but let me simplify things for you.

    Hentai: anime pornography. yes it is present, much like anywhere else in the world.

    Ecchi: anime which may contain adult scenes. Example, a glimpse of cleavage.

    Otaku: nerd. Define nerd? Someone who likes computers? intelligent? reads a lot? Now actually used by the Otaku themselves to identify themselves.

    File Sharing: what it says. I have a file, let’s call it, “Catholic Handbook: Ebook v1.1″. i wish to share it with the world via the internet. I can do so through: Bittorrent or free file hosts. OH MY GOODNESS!!! PIRATES!!!!

    I think the rest are fine, although I wouldn’t know about the furries.

    Ahem, besides EWTN and the Flanders in Simpsons, when did you last see a reference to G*d or Jesus in a cartoon? What was that? Oh yes, the videos. Okay, what about on tv? It’s been a while hasn’t it?

    I keep scrolling up to view what you say and I’m getting this overpowering urge to anaylse it one line at a time. BUT, I’m on holidays so can’t really be bothered. I mean, let’s face it, who cares what you think?

    -sigh-, if anyone actually believes this I can only say they are lacking in intelligence. I hate to have to insult people over the internet but, to be perfectly honest, what is the load of -stuff- you have there?

    Good shows to watch:
    Aishteruze baby, Bottle Fairy, A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, Starship Operators, Azmanga Daioh, Angelic Layer, Scrapped Princess, Hikaru no Go (watch this), School Rumble (hilarious), 12 Kingdoms, Cowboy bebop, Crest of the Stars, Banner of the Stars, Pita Ten, Last Exile, Pumpkin Scissors, Nodame Cantible (classical music)

    Also, the Studio Ghibli movies, all of them, and the movie, “Girl who Leapt thru Time”.

    They should change your attitude. And don’t pick one like like 12 Kingdoms and cry like a baby because it had someone sword fighting.

    Now then, before i get distracted again, bye byes.

    Comment by Ninja Kittens — October 5, 2007 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

  656. I BUY SAUSAGE

    [Ed Note: Charlotte said: "Some pig."]

    Comment by Lucky ☆ Star — October 5, 2007 @ 11:16 pm | Reply

  657. weeaboo fags furries yiff in hell

    Comment by anon — October 6, 2007 @ 1:19 am | Reply

  658. Wait why is Buddhism primitive, doesn’t it really on yourself. Far more advanced than “oh lord spare him, lord save me, lord help me, oh lord I’m an theist retard who doesn’t know left from right, Oh lord why can’t I think for myself?’

    By the way if you reply you’ll prove my point, reply to the real posts that have solid argument’s you pathetic, arrogant, selfish, blind theist retard.

    Comment by Superarmy — October 6, 2007 @ 4:09 am | Reply

  659. Yeah, I hate to break it to you, but as a Roman Catholic, born and raised, I still support anime.

    Some of the shows are amazing, others not so good.

    And by the way, Bible Black is a hentai. I read one of the earlier comments and funny as it would be, let’s not mislead any small children who may visit blog to read the trash, mkay?

    Comment by Ninja Kittens — October 6, 2007 @ 7:10 am | Reply

  660. To quote the most sensible post in this place:
    To all anime fans (or people who have enough clue to see when someone rants about something he knows nothing about)- why do you even bother debating with someone who:

    – Has absolutely no clue whatsoever about anime, yet feels entitled of bashing it
    – Doesn’t seem to know that there are American cartoons that are not at all aimed at kids like South Park
    – Thinks there is actually a game genre called “murder simulation”
    – Is primitive enough enough to call other religions primitive just because they are not his religion.
    – And so on, and so forth

    His points are already refuted, leave him to enjoy his misery and ignorance.

    Comment by Alias — October 6, 2007 @ 8:23 am | Reply

  661. oh so i read the first paragraph and the title and it complete and utter bull

    firstly anime has a right to do whatever it wants to, by saying that alot of japanese cartoons have violence and sex in them so they shouldn’t be shown is like saying you cant wear shorts on a stony beach, it is stupid

    plus even if alot of childrens cartoon have violence well in england most if not all of our childrens cartoons have sex themes in them but the children dont understand so it doesn’t matter.

    plus what the hell do you mean buddhism and shintoism are primitive, hmm?? that is purely racist. they are as much a religion as christianity and islam are and if they dont believe in a god then good for them because it shows they have their own beliefs rather than taking to idea of therie being a god from other religeons.

    to conclude my argument i want to say this, i dont agree with anything you have said in the first paragraph and thats why i couldn’t be bothered to read on because it was completely pointless and all a giant web of lies with a rather nasty spider waiting at the corner to catch anyone suched into it.

    i hope your happy with your predudice, rasis, religeionish self.

    [Ed Note: If you only read the first paragraph, then we're only going to read your first paragraph. But, "rasis?" Did you mean "radish?"]

    Comment by ficare — October 6, 2007 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  662. It would be easier for you to name the episodes of this season that have deaths on them. Lol, by the way you talk it doesn’t seem like you watch the series.
    During the last season there weren’t any murders at all and guess what, it was way more violent than this season.
    “I don’t recommend this for children, so if you are under 21, don’t click the link.”
    ^Lol’d, I was 17 when I started to watch the series and I didn’t kill anyone :o
    You know what is wrong with you people that believe that anime and games are to be blamed for murders? You don’t understand that that makes the personality of a child isn’t a random cartoon or anime but the education he receives.
    If what you say it’s true, then I wonder why stuff like Columbine only happens in the States… Do I hear higurashi crying?

    Comment by Fukiri — October 6, 2007 @ 5:15 pm | Reply

  663. Epic troll

    btw, how do i shoot web? @_@

    Comment by Spiderman — October 6, 2007 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  664. well….at least an epic troll blog site will have lots of useful thing posted by the angry readers in the comment section. The article itself is total ****, but it’s nice to learn valuable informations from someone (this does NOT include Psycheout) who knows their stuff, that is, the people who post long, sensible arguments. Hat off to you guys. Those are really good educational stuff. (no sarcasm here)

    Comment by jrz — October 6, 2007 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  665. I notice you are only replying to comments that are
    a) Using language in which case you say don’t.
    b) Misspelled in which case you try to be funny.

    Look, if your going to convince anyone, which your not (ever), you need to have a reasonable discussion with regards to specific points/ideas. Not nit-picking or high handed superiority, let alone trying to use wit on the internet.

    now if you were to reply to one of the several well written arguments for anime, and against your biased stance, then you may be able to convince people you are, at least, smart enough to defend your opinion in a debate.

    [Ed Note: Silly kitten, I responded to you, didn't I? By the way, it's "you're" not "your." (x2) You might want to right (sic et non) that down. And don't attempt to use wit. You might hurt yourself. Leave it to the experts, amateur ninja.]

    Comment by Ninja Kittens — October 6, 2007 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

  666. Okay, browsing through comments and you say Dokura-Chan sang a “pee” song. I think you’ll find it was Pipiru piru pipiru pi or something like that. I really can’t remember. How about i choose a couple of anime at random? As well as those I’ve mentioned in previous comments.

    Here is the first episode of Lucky Star, Streaming:

    http://getfansub.com/wiki/Lucky_Star_Episode_01

    [Ed Note: Actually it was pee-piru-piru-piru pee-piru pee. So a "pee" song with "piru" mixed in. And I thought Lucky Star was a song by that old whore Madonna. But that's for another post.]

    Comment by Ninja Kittens — October 6, 2007 @ 8:19 pm | Reply

  667. “Yes thank you for finally ackowledgeing the sinister ideas embelished in these cartoons!! My son is into this junk too, I caught him on the computer using websites for piracy, to get some oriental stuff. It’s finally time to ban these perverts forever! You call it anime? I know (and GOD KNOWS) these are nothing but Japanese rape cartoons. This hiragishi, whatever, (what a dumb language!!) sounds like the worst one yet. What sicko wants to watch a twelve year old girl gets crucified? I’m not having some asian, pagan junk about rapeable lolita in MY house!”

    hah. You have a son? you appear to have the maturity of a ten year old. And you are an ignorant racist. You think Japanese is a dumb language? try learning it. So have you ever watched an american cartoon? Now there is some good quality television. NOT.

    If this article was a joke, then good. If it is real, it is the stupidest thing I have read in my life.

    Comment by Kate — October 6, 2007 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

  668. I find this stupid…. how can anyone who does not watch Anime understand… also this stuff is not for stuck up prunes that think a carton swinging a axe at somene is bad… also people should not b looking at the cartons if people are doing this in real life you should look into the childs life at home usaully a 16 year old kid would need one hell of a f-d up reason to kill her dad…. has anyone thought that here may of begin abuse….. People can not turn around and Blame Anime for poo people do in real life…

    also on final note STOP GETTING HENTAI MIXED WITH ANIME……. just bcause some ANIMES show some sexual contents like breast or buts DOES NOT MAKE IT HENTAI…. and no offensive go watch the discovery channel you will see alot more REAl sexual content than you would in Anime.

    [Ed Note: "Stuck up prunes?" FAIL! KITAA! And please learn to proofread before hitting submit, people. So many of these comments are really disappointing.]

    Comment by Niteo — October 6, 2007 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  669. Why couldn’t they murder you? The world would be a much better place if you ask me.

    [Ed Note: Not clever enough, moron. Just like you!]

    Comment by Dirty Sanchez — October 6, 2007 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

  670. You are racist. You are primitive. You are just an irresponsible parent.

    Get your facts right.

    Three murders in a relative peaceful country just stand out. You do know that the US have 25% of the entire world’s prisoners. But only 5% of the world’s total population. They have more violent media, that is true, but Japan have the lowest crime rate in the world. It call responsible parenting and good values.

    That girl was abused by her father, that why she attacked him.

    Lolita mean a young innocent girl not a young and sexually active girl.

    They are not all for adult. Their story are meaningful. Kids shows in Japan show more value than American shows for kids. They teach loyalty, team works, and friendships. Doraemon teaches responsibility, friendship, and planing for the future. Keroro Gunso (Sgt. Frog) teaches teamwork, loyalty, and never give up on your dreams.

    Only the one targeting older viewers have more violence, and those even teaches values. They don’t have senseless violence, they have reason for violence. For example: Gundam shows how humans fight and died for their country and other humans fight and died for liberty. Fullmetal Alchemist teaches brotherhood, value of life, and causes and consequence. You must give up something in order to gain something.

    It not because Japanese culture are perverted, it is the American culture that are perverted. Your generation took the innocent of everything and some how put perversion in it. We can’t even hug in school anymore, your generation call it sexual harassment, our generation call it showing friendliness.
    Nudity does not equal lust. And lust does not equal love. But you older generation have to corrupt our mind saying anything innocent is bad.

    Fan-subbing is legal under certain condition. If the show, music, or book isn’t a licence material in this country, it is perfectly legal to distribute it. The very second that work is licenced than all copies of that work become illegal.

    Otaku is not look down by other any more. They are like nerds of this generation in America, loved by all.
    Otaku is very popular now-a-days. Their culture even attracted many tourist to Japan.

    Buddhism and Shintoism are not paganism. Sure they are primitive religions, but so are Christianity, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim.

    Japanese people have more value and are better parent than many country. They take responsibility. Instead of finding a scapegoat, they teach and correct their children. Your generation are bad parent, that why our generation seem to be mess up to you. You people just blame and blame, you are all are just too lazy to care about your children.

    This is exactly what happen to your generation, your parents hate every thing your generation like. EX: the charleston, jazz, rock n’ role, and comic book. Our generation love the Internet, video games, rap music, and anime. It the generation gap, your closed mindedness can’t comprehend our desire for new knowledge and cultures.

    Also, it is people like you who are hindering our path to global unity. Your generation don’t what us to share cultures with other counties, your generation don’t want us to try something new. Your generation just want to keep everything the same, your obsolete ways are useless now-a-days and it is destroying our world and humanity.

    [Ed Note: Great inspirational comment. Too bad it all wrong.]

    Comment by Path to Unity — October 6, 2007 @ 11:38 pm | Reply

  671. P.S.
    The Comiket are authorized.
    Hentia are different from normal anime. Japanese government consider hentia pornography and do have laws to protect children from them.
    They are not perverted, we are. Your generation was the fault and your generation won’t stop until our generation’s mind are also corrupted.
    Why can’t you leave our innocent alone. Government is the primary sources of corruption. The government encourage people to kill by raging war and death penalty. The government need to show peace. They have to find the real root of problems, instead of blaming easily targets.

    Comment by Path to Unity — October 6, 2007 @ 11:57 pm | Reply

  672. oh and another thing! About Death Note? Yeah, you conveniently left out the fact that Kira kills only criminals, and calls himself justice and the god of the new world. Funny that…

    [Ed Note: And I had read that Kira kills an FBI agent. But perhaps that was just a big fat lie. Dunno.]

    Comment by Kate — October 7, 2007 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  673. Your still trying to be witty and respond only to how it is presented not what is presented. And I’m sure there is a song called lucky star by a singer who’s virture I am not questioning at this time. Follow the link and watch the vid.

    Now, I can’t say what version of sub, dub or fansub you watched but I have now paused the relevant section of Dokura-Chan and am going to copy the lines.
    Pipiru piru piru pipiru pi
    Pretty much what I said earlier.

    Now doesn’t this make you feel good? I commented on a mistake you amde, you replied by insulting a singer and attempting to mislead people, and now I’ve given the correct section of text we are discussing.
    Now I’m sure that it could be translated as “pee” because it can be pronouced the same way, and remember, it is a Japanese show. Obviously there are going to be differences in pronunciation of English words, just as I’d speak French with a horrendous accent.

    Now why don’t we move on to addressing your saying that ALL anime is perverted/sex-laden/gory/paganistic. Now as to paganistic, that is a very fuzzy term. DO the have a prayer group in the show? no? Does that make it paganistic? No more then any other TV show which does not feature religion.

    Can it be used as a plot theme? yes. Why? Do you know how many copies of the Da Vinci Code were sold? Even if it just uses religion as a theme, it can make for a good story.

    by the way, Pokemon being unsuitable before being censored? As has been said the worst present is mild cross-dressing, and who can’t remember Bugs bunny wearing a slinky red dress and exaggerated lipstick or in an Opera as Brunhilda (or something)? Yet we allow it because it is funny. Who would even think of censoring bugs bunny or daffy duck or any number of other american cartoon characters from days gone past?

    And here we stumble upon another point. Go back 10-15 years. The height of American animation was..The Simpsons. And despite its popularity, or due to it, it uses coarse jokes and simple humour. Now let us compare that to shows like Ranma 1/2 and El Hazard. Even Sailor Moon was present in various different series back then. And you know what they had that was different?

    Plotlines.

    These are shows with STORIES! Not like the one hit wonders of The Simpsons or the 5 minutes of light chuckles of Warner Bros. Nor even the classic retelling of old stories by Walt Disney. These were new stories. Interesting Stories from a different culture which had characters who had depth and would change over time to reflect their experiences.

    Now I’ve already listed a substantial number of series I recommended viewing. The best way to start off, if new to anime, is with Trigun. If you find that brand of humor appeals to you, I then recommend Irresponsible Captain Tylor, a space opera (not as in singing, as in adventure). A good story is present in FullMetal Alchemist although it is more for older teens then children. Angelic Layer was watched and enjoyed by both my older and younger siblings so can be viewed by the entire family.
    http://www.animenfo.com can provide information on these, and more series, to give you an idea of what you may like to watch.

    Now, blog person, I wouldn’t mind continuing to discuss various points of contention with your “article”, and at the current rate of one per day it shouldn’t take more then a month. :) I don’t mind, I enjoy a good debate. So long as we’re both reasonable you should be able to admit your wrong soon.

    Oh, and try to respond without personal attacks against myself, family, aging singers or small chldren who like ice-cream. Also don’t bother saying I mis-spelt a word, I dont’ care too much. I do however, want you to respond to the, forgive me, -meat- of what I am saying. If there is a particualr ssection of your main “article” you’d like me to respond to next, as opposed to just going through it, I am more then happy to oblige.

    for those who got bored reading this and all the other comments, tl;dr.

    Comment by Ninja Kittens — October 7, 2007 @ 6:02 am | Reply

  674. I believe that if the Japanese politician mentioned in the link below heard your comments sir, he’ll likely want to have a word with you:

    http://money.cnn.com/2007/09/12/news/international/bc.apfn.as.fin.com.japan.comic.ap/?postversion=2007091208

    Comment by Sailor Enlil — October 7, 2007 @ 6:08 am | Reply

  675. I believe that if the Japanese Politician in the link below heard about your comments sir, he’ll likely want to have a word with you:

    http://money.cnn.com/2007/09/12/news/international/bc.apfn.as.fin.com.japan.comic.ap/?postversion=2007091208

    Comment by Sailor Enlil — October 7, 2007 @ 6:16 am | Reply

  676. I’m 26 years old, I have a career and a life outside anime, but I still watch it for entertainment and quality storytelling. You generalized an entire cultural aspect which only further proves how narrow-minded you are. How about the millions of other fans (or otakus) who watch these animes and somehow manage not to kill anyone.
    The same argument can be said for any violent film or TV program around the world. People are responsible for there own actions, not film or TV. Those who murder have those psychotic tendencies to begin and calls for psychological help, not censoring a television program. If we begin to censor all media based on the actions of these sick individuals, then what is “Freedom of Speech”? I have personally watched violent anime/American TV and films and yet it never once crossed my mind to go out and kill anyone.
    This is clearly a psychological issue, and to single out one anime program is completely irresponsible. Otherwise perhaps other violent crimes inspired by films such as “The Matrix” and “The Last Seduction” should be mentioned…are we to start censoring American media now as well?

    Comment by Anonymous — October 7, 2007 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  677. oh man,

    case 1) this is irony
    result 1) awesome, I laughed my ass of reading that article. You had need to have half a brain to take that seriously.

    case 2) you are serious
    result 2) no? really? seriously, commit suicide and free humanity from your bullpoop. I laugh anyway because it’s awesome to think people with half a brain like you really exist.

    Comment by Peter — October 7, 2007 @ 9:16 am | Reply

  678. To call an opponon an Investigative Report would require that there have actually been a bit of investigation going on.

    This “Investigative Report” can be described in one word: Talentless.
    I know that many of the facts presented here are half-truths or simply falsehood.
    Why? Because I’m an expert, who have carried out intensive research on the subject?
    Because I’m a long-time furry fanboy?
    No.
    I have my knowledge from occationally surfing the internet for a few years, occationally watching anime, reading manga and reading about the japanese culture. No more.

    Until you have actually carried out an actual investigation, starting with reading the wikipedia entry about manga/anime, do NOT use the therm “Investigative Report”.

    Comment by migB — October 7, 2007 @ 10:46 am | Reply

  679. Oh, and I thought I would back up my claim that the “report” is obviously talentless and useless.

    Since you seem to be ilitterate to the terms of the internet, here is a definition for you:
    Troll. Someone who post a message (usually insults or ridicolous claims) with the sole purpose of provoking a reply.

    So everyone who have posted comments like “obvious troll is obvious”, “lol, epic troll” etc. are really saying this, in all seriousness:
    “I do not believe that anyone could write this article in seriousness.
    Therefore, it must have been written as a joke, by someone wishing to attract attention.”

    Comment by migB — October 7, 2007 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

  680. dear Blogs 4 Brownback,

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA… (etc.)

    Comment by hi — October 7, 2007 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

  681. ‘[Ed Note: Not clever enough, moron. Just like you!]‘

    ^Holy bat guano its Chris Angel!!! He can read minds.

    Well I outta make sure he doesn’t try pissing on me while he’s floating in the air. *Got my Dirty Sanchez military tank on standby.*

    Comment by Dirty Sanchez — October 7, 2007 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

  682. Yep, you’re still ignoring all the intelligent comments…guess I shouldn’t have expected much. There’s a quote that I think would fit well here…

    “Don’t argue with idiots. They’ll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.”

    Also…

    “To all anime fans (or people who have enough clue to see when someone rants about something he knows nothing about)- why do you even bother debating with someone who:

    – Has absolutely no clue whatsoever about anime, yet feels entitled of bashing it
    – Doesn’t seem to know that there are American cartoons that are not at all aimed at kids like South Park
    – Thinks there is actually a game genre called “murder simulation”
    – Is primitive enough enough to call other religions primitive just because they are not his religion.
    – And so on, and so forth

    His points are already refuted, leave him to enjoy his misery and ignorance.”

    Quoted for truth.

    Comment by Nameless — October 7, 2007 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  683. Hey bud