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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/12/17
why do fictional animated characters need to smoke? they get nothing out of it. this could be the main or a side character, when ever they need a break, or some stress relief, its not cool in real life and its not cool in fiction. should we see them doing house work, something youd never see, no its pointless. smoking kills, and my grandma died from smoking too much all her life. i mean is it really necessary for them to smoke? not at all and i wouldnt mind if that was censored, maybe blood and other things. it also seems to be a bit cliche in anime, we get it, you smoke, now get rid of it.
Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17
I don't care, it's a work of fiction. A parent's responsibility is to use discretion for their children. If that bothers you as an adult, then get over it. While I don't personally, some people still smoke today. It correlates to the real world.
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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17
What recent anime have you seen that in?
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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17
Is this thread serious? lmao

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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17
Characters also don't need D cup boobs or swimsuits that are barely even cloth. They also don't need blood, gore, alcohol, murder, deception, plotting, lying, swearing, degrading comments, lewd comments, drag racing, bribery, black mail, sex, sexual innuendos, parental neglect or abuse, general abuse, hitting women, abandoning children, children dying, cancer, illness, and in some cases- rape. So let's just shut up and allow anime to be anime, shall we?
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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17
Lol characters are based off people. People smoke. Weird. What a concept
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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/12/17

Melyssas wrote:



Lol characters are based off people. People smoke. Weird. What a concept



Wacky, am I right?
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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17
My issue with anime characters smoking is that it's used primarily to show a character as mature and adult. I.E., A grizzled police officer/soldier smoking, or the mature busty teacher smoking. Obviously, smoking does not denote anything about a person's character, outside of a negative life choice. It feels like the old smoking ads in the 90's when it would show handsome/beautiful models lighting up, as if to say it makes you "cooler" or more "attractive".

The flipside is when it does show young people smoking, it's used for delinquents and gangsters, as if to say that if an underage person smokes, then they're incapable of being good people outside of that trait.
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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17

MadeDragon wrote:

What recent anime have you seen that in?
A few from this season:
Black Clover, Kekkai Sensen, Wake Up Girls, Welcome to the Ballroom, Youkai Apartment


OP: My grandmother died young from high cholesterol. She was a baker, not a smoker. Should her choice of lifestyle be blamed? Instead of cigarettes, blame the cake? There is far, far more cake in anime than cigarettes. Should it be policed as well?

I'd rather respect personal choices and give everyone the freedom to make their own.
Let them eat cake.
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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17
I find it really sad that people actually think this way nowadays. They dont like something so they feel it should be banned for everyone else. I find it insanely egotistical that people think their own opinions matter so damn much. Nobody cares what you dont like. Keep it to yourself already.

Everything is offensive to somebody and for some reason the belief that people should never feel offended has spread like wildfire. Feeling offended is something that is your own person responsibility to avoid if it bothers you so much.

Live your life in a way to avoid the things you dont like if you cant handle feeling any negative emotions ever. Or maybe do what humans have done since the beginning or time and grow some thicker skin.
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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17
Well. Actually a lot of things that are not necessary happen in anime. As bloodlettedrose said, its a work of fiction besides, characters that smoke are supposed to look cooler or darker so lots of "badass" characters tend to be shown smoking to accomplish that "look".

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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17
Ha I was just reading Medaka Box last night, and Medaka confiscates all the cigarettes from a pack of delinquents and lectures them about the dangers of smoking. So I'd say it isn't always glorified in anime./manga. I would say quite frequently, it is the jerks who smoke in anime as well.
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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17
I want to see more pot smoking in anime, am I wrong?

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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17

Potaku wrote:

I want to see more pot smoking in anime, am I wrong?



What anime is this???
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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17
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