First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
Russian parents demand ban on ‘Death Note’ manga series
66790 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / ???????? ?? ?????
Offline
Posted 4/25/13 , edited 4/25/13
Another sad case of parents jumping to conclusion without actually checking the source material.

[Facepalm]

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/26/national/alarmed-russian-parents-demand-ban-on-death-note-manga-series/#.UXm29cri4lQ


MOSCOW – A group of parents in the central Russian region of Ural called on President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to ban the popular “Death Note” manga series, complaining in an open letter to him that it is harmful to children.

According to local media reports, a 15-year-old girl left four “Death Note” comic books along with a suicide note before jumping from a window of her 13th-floor apartment in Yekaterinburg on Feb. 20.

Local police are investigating a possible connection between her death and the manga series, which details murders committed by putting the names of targets on a notebook given by Death.

In the letter, the parents of the girl demanded that sales of the books and related DVDs be banned, arguing that “Death Note” helps generate interest in death among children and badly affects their emotional development.

All 12 volumes of the “Death Note” series were translated and published in Russia by 2012.

Manga are so popular among Russian children and youngsters that they can be found at bookstores in regional cities. They also can be browsed on the Net for free thanks to Russia’s inadequate copyright protection.

4157 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Ireland
Offline
Posted 4/25/13
For a girl to go as far as taking her own life, there must have been something truly horrible going on in her life. It's depressing that her parents are pointing fingers at fiction while completely ignoring a probable much more serious issue.
15575 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / United Kingdom
Offline
Posted 4/25/13
This isn't something new in Russia it appears.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/news/2012-11-02/newspaper/teen-commits-suicide-after-seeing-naruto-character-die
21227 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / Louisiana
Online
Posted 4/25/13

RoyalMoon wrote:

This isn't something new in Russia it appears.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/news/2012-11-02/newspaper/teen-commits-suicide-after-seeing-naruto-character-die


That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this. They might as well ban Naruto for having too engrossing of a story.
Posted 4/25/13
9220 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M / Over there
Offline
Posted 4/25/13
Ban everything that is entertainment, just in case someone who are sick in the head won't kill themselfs.
14513 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Chicago Area
Offline
Posted 4/25/13
Pfft, yet another case of parents wanting to blame something other than themselves for their lack of parenting skills.
4169 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M
Offline
Posted 4/25/13 , edited 4/25/13
I'm pretty sure that's not the case. I think the living standard for those eastern Europe folks is still pretty bad, the parents beat their kids. The kid is fortunate to have access to manga comics for entertainment.


Ive never been to Russia, but if you ask me for my opinion I would say Russia is very ..beige, and bland. When everything is literally very beige and bland it affects the people's mood. I mean Ive seen some commercial on Russia TV channels before. Their cars are beige, their buildings are beige, even the food label in the grocery stores are so beige and lame.


Even their people are beige and lame. They shoot up opioids like Desomorphine(Krokodil); I mean at least my ancestors use a beautiful gold inlaid pipe to smoke opium not that it is a good thing, but back to the topic. These folks don't need more pain killer, THEY NEED METH.




Bottomline, communism did this, and they have yet to recover from it.
27145 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Jackson, MS
Online
Posted 4/25/13

adventurous1701 wrote:

Pfft, yet another case of parents wanting to blame something other than themselves for their lack of parenting skills.


Took the word right out of my mouth. Willing to point fingers at everyone else but themselves for their failed parenting.
16260 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / San Antonio, TX,...
Offline
Posted 4/25/13
They probably were horrible parents :3 Poor girl, at least she saw a epic manga book before jumping. o.o
20991 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Lichfield, UK
Offline
Posted 4/26/13
Of course they will ban it even though millions of other people read it and suffered no suicidal depression.

These people need to get a grip, I find it hard to believe that anything like this can be blamed on a piece of fiction.

Though I do feel sorry for their loss, I think they are just looking for a convenient excuse.
Posted 4/26/13
Some of the people commenting should have some decency. You're jumping the gun too. What is it to you if it gets banned in Russia?
5500 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / F / Scotland
Offline
Posted 4/26/13
Yet another ridiculous idea. May as well ban everything else while they're at it. You never know what effect anything else will have on people after all
17235 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / USA
Online
Posted 4/26/13
Considering how much suicide is a problem in Russia, banning the anime/manga/live action/other forms will not help.
36558 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / Hotaru-verse
Offline
Posted 4/26/13
I'm sure those parents DO want to blame someone or something other then themselves however, that doesn't mean they beat their kid or were abusive in any way. Sometimes parents try their best but just don't know what to do for their child. I think just saying she had crappy parents and they should be blaming themselves, is very ignorant. My parents were great when I was growing up, did everything right but I was still really depressed and really good at hiding it. Good grief people, have some compassion, they just lost their daughter!

That being said, I do think it's absurd to blame a manga for the poor girls death.
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.