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Post Reply CNN depicts anime and manga as "Child Pornography"
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Posted 8/13/14 , edited 8/13/14
Hardcore feminist groups seem to have a hard on for japan this days, they are obviously the ones instigating such misleading views. There's for example Equality Now pulling strings in the united nations to force Japan into banning rape content in games and anime, this is obviously another of their influenced campaigns to sanitize the world.

I my self dislike some of the controversial content in the industry but i don't agree a ban is the solution, there's a big difference between virtual and real people regardless of how offensive is the content. I rather want to see more effort put into prosecuting criminals who hurt real people than witch hunting those that gets a hard on with virtual characters.
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CNN is just jealous that people watch anime more than they watch the news these days. It's their fault they're so biased and misleading.
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AiYumega wrote:

Weeaboos or not, CNN is wrong and while I agree with some, most, of what you're saying, you definitely are generalizing too.

And fanservice ≠ CP. 97.8889% of the fanservice I've seen is on more mature animes, but I'm not denying it's been done the opposite as well.


I like how you didn't quote the rest of my comment where I stated that the CNN article was stupid even though there was some truth in what they were saying.

How did I generalize when I pointed out a couple specific instances (lolicon/shotacon in explicit mangas/OVA?) That is not generalizing: that is classifying two specific categories and then mentioning that they do exist in an explicit form, and where they do exist. I also did indeed mention that lolicons are pretty much characters that are drawn like prepubescent sexualized children - even if the characters are adults, the implications are there.

So yeah. That is not generalizing. "Generalizing" would be me saying that everything anime/manga is lolicon/shotacon porn or something. That is not what I said.

Besides, this is a touchy issue in Japan as well, and for good reason.
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CNN is just jealous that people watch anime more than they watch the news these days. It's their fault they're so biased and misleading.


Gotta love when teenagers comment.
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I wouldn't take anything they say seriously, heck, who watches the news anymore, anyways?


The news is still a pretty relevant source of information.Especially the nation-wide news like MSNBC, CNN,FOX,ABC news,etc.It's very common for someone to watch it.That's why I was upset that CNN did this.Since it's pretty popular they can spread their ignorance to the weak-minded all across the country (kinda like a zombie army) .
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I agree with one of the above comments that a ban is not necessary. While my persona beliefs are not for this form of eroge manga.

I believe that there is still the need for freedom of expression and the right for an artist to have the ability to create anything they so desire (within reason)

Currently, this is a non destructive addition to society, there are no facts and statistics to prove it is hampering or benefiting Japanese society. and until actual facts have been found, there really is no need to "ban" it. As there are alot more other things that require banning as-well, that we seem to have turned a blind eye to.

However, instead of focusing on sexualization and pedophilia of fictional characters, Japan needs to get itself together concerning the protection of minors in REAL life..

The law against pedophilia passed last year? i believe so. was a great step forward, but there is still the need to actual counter some of the reports of being sexually assaulted and groped in japan.

Also, an american news station really needs to focus on dealing with American problems (which they have enough of as it is) instead of bastardizing another countries issues.
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SoldierSangria wrote:

How did I generalize when I pointed out a couple specific instances (lolicon/shotacon in explicit mangas/OVA?) That is not generalizing: that is classifying two specific categories and then mentioning that they do exist in an explicit form, and where they do exist. I also did indeed mention that lolicons are pretty much characters that are drawn like prepubescent sexualized children - even if the characters are adults, the implications are there.

I don't think it's a good idea to lump those erotic/pornographic manga/anime in with child pornography though (perhaps you weren't but it seemed to be implied). One involves actual children, the other doesn't. Maybe that kind of manga/anime is legitimately harmful but I haven't seen any evidence of it so it would be somewhat unfair to treat it as indistinguishable from something that involves child abuse.
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Most of the worlds intelligent people who would like to know what is going on in the world. Condemning every news station due to the fault of one of the most known bias news organizations, is pretty petty.

Most people know to take american news (specifically FOX and CNN) with a grain of salt.

BBC, and the New York Times are pretty accurate distributors of news. (while they still hold certain biases) they are most definitely the most trustworthy
Posted 8/13/14 , edited 8/14/14
It's cable news, sensationalization is the name of the game. Child porn laws exist to protect actual children, drawings do not need such protections.
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riem2k wrote:

...There's for example Equity Now pulling strings in the united nations to force Japan into banning rape content in games and anime, this is obviously another of their influenced campaigns to sanitize the world...


I think that you may have the incorrect name. The only thing that shows up when I Google "Equity Now" is a mortgage lender based in New York.
Posted 8/13/14 , edited 8/13/14

Smeelia wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:

How did I generalize when I pointed out a couple specific instances (lolicon/shotacon in explicit mangas/OVA?) That is not generalizing: that is classifying two specific categories and then mentioning that they do exist in an explicit form, and where they do exist. I also did indeed mention that lolicons are pretty much characters that are drawn like prepubescent sexualized children - even if the characters are adults, the implications are there.


I don't think it's a good idea to lump those erotic/pornographic manga/anime in with child pornography though (perhaps you weren't but it seemed to be implied). One involves actual children, the other doesn't. Maybe that kind of manga/anime is legitimately harmful but I haven't seen any evidence of it so it would be somewhat unfair to treat it as indistinguishable from something that involves child abuse.


Erotic/pornographic manga/anime is pretty much underage pornography, though in my first post I wasn't implying that - (I was rather implying that anime/manga many a time is NOT innocent and it does have explicit material many a time, even though it goes under the radar).

Anyway, even though they're not actual children and shouldn't be ever compared to real children, it is still strange and one has to wonder why on earth they're printed in the first place unless to satisfy certain...Desires. It is almost like the lesser of two evils.

I'm pretty sure if any other country did this "lolicon/shotacon" thing, they'd be condemned for it. Apparently since it is Japan, they can get away with it.
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This news is old and we already talk about so no point of doing it again

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Oh, ha ha haaa... Ah... CNN you... you know... It's that time. You've done it. No more *starts jumper cables*.
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MrHalligan wrote:

I mean. People DO make hentai from characters that are technically 14 years old.


LOL SO TRUE
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riem2k wrote:

...There's for example Equity Now pulling strings in the united nations to force Japan into banning rape content in games and anime, this is obviously another of their influenced campaigns to sanitize the world...


I think that you may have the incorrect name. The only thing that shows up when I Google "Equity Now" is a mortgage lender based in New York.


My mistake, it's Equality Now.
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/07/24/equality-now-demands-un-hentai-ban/
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