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Sexualizing Young Girls in Anime- Im I the only 1 who feels wrong watching it?
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Posted 2/20/15
Well yeah I feel wrong looking at highschool/middle school girls in seductive situations and when the art director takes certain liberties. That said, no fucking way Yoko is 14.
Posted 2/20/15
i thought revy was 30 something.

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For the topic at hand, I don't feel wrong watching it. I don't feel wrong watching anything, to be honest, i'm open minded when it comes to that kind of things.

what goes through my head though is... these people are abandoning their artistic integrity for the sake of selling their product... I would never do something like that. would rather fail hard than to do all these things that have nothing to do with the story.

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Posted 2/20/15 , edited 2/20/15
To answer the question....

I was brought up pretty conservative but as an adult my views has changed but to certain degree of tolerance and understanding when it comes to sexual preference and sex in the industry media

But I always have a problem with minors being sexualized in any genre of entertainment media and in anime I dont really watch those shows per se. with adults its much of a problem ,but with minors , yes.

However in anime it is mixed in the writting to a certain degree and at times there is no way around it.

I do avoid anime that has a lot of fanservice , especially when it is forced into a scene.

Remember In Japan this genre is only accepted in the utako world and not by the mass media .Which is why the term utako is very negative in Japan,
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Posted 2/20/15

Dago0060 wrote:

I kinda agree should probably stop before this gets out of hand. oh and barf to Shadman. Nope I never said i would do anything I'm way to lazy. but ya wish they would get rid of the loli.


Interesting. I thought you said you were okay if it was with adults?



She's 100 years old you know...
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Posted 2/20/15 , edited 2/21/15


We can just enjoy the coming season of Fate/Kaleid, while other people worry about these things.
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Posted 2/20/15
I've always gone by the idea that you can have anything in a story as long as it's there for a reason. However I do think a line should be drawn somewhere with things. The sexualization of a child I am not comfortable with and think it should be avoided. You could argue that it's a cultural thing, but I do feel like that is an excuse. Even if it's a "cultural thing" one does not need to do it. If it's to appeal to certain fans, then those writers are a sorry excuse. I'm sorry, but I've always been taught to write what I want and not what others want. I really can't think of a reason someone would sexualize a child in a story. In a little hearted comical way may be okay, but still iffy on that.

I tend to avoid heavy fanservice shows, but I do like to keep in an open mind. I just hate when a series throws in a bunch of pointless stuff for no reason other than to appeal to a certain group/to make money. I find it rather insulting.
Posted 2/20/15 , edited 2/20/15
Does it bother me? Yea, kind of - though not extensively.

I'm more concerned with how prevalent it is. In other words, I don't really care that it's out there for some fringe audience, but the fact that it's so common in shows is very worrisome to me.

But as with any media, I just make a conscious effort to weed out the bad stuff. Otherwise I'd never be able to watch anything. (Except for, perhaps, Aria).

It's like eating a supreme pizza even though I hate mushrooms. I notice the mushrooms, pick them off, and continue eating. If I come across a mushroom pizza, I just stay the heck away from it and leave it to people who are into that stuff
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Posted 2/20/15
As long as it's not obviously trying to exploit the little girl fetish I am fine with it.

Everyone in Highschool DxD I am fine with, including Koneko. I hate to break it to you guys, but not all adult women are tall and have enormous boobs, especially not in Japan. The average height of Japanese girls seems to be around 155cm which is about 5'1". If you throw a girl who is between 160cm and 170cm into a random room of Japanese girls, odds are she will look like a giant in comparison.
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Fan service of pre-pubescent minors (boys or girls) does bother me. Not high schoolers--no matter how big or small their chests are, I can think of them as at least old enough to be sexually active. But actual kids? Yeah, that bothers me. I understand that they are only images--no actual children are being harmed--and so I won't condemn someone else for watching them... but it creeps me out.

The other thing that bothers me, probably even more, are the extreme cases of pedophilia that you see in anime sometimes. For instance, I love Kare Kano (the manga and most of the anime), except for the side-plot where a 14 year old girl has a 26 year old boyfriend.
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Posted 2/20/15 , edited 2/20/15

Demimaelstrom wrote:



We can just enjoy the coming season of Fate/Kaleid, while other people worry about these things.


Quoted for truth man! Quoted for truth!
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Posted 2/20/15

dwilson2000 wrote:

Demimaelstrom wrote:

We can just enjoy the coming season of Fate/Kaleid, while other people worry about these things.


Quoted for truth man! Quoted for truth!


Same here, though I need to finish season 1 first.
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dwilson2000 wrote:


Demimaelstrom wrote:



We can just enjoy the coming season of Fate/Kaleid, while other people worry about these things.


Quoted for truth man! Quoted for truth!


im so sorry i started this thread. It was originally in chit chat forum. I was just trying to make conversation in the chit chat forum but it got moved to anime section of the forum. ...........I agree let others worry about this


I say agree to disagree and lets get this behind us. We all friends. Im sorry. We can just enjoy the coming season of Fate/Kaleid
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Posted 2/20/15
Depends on how they do it and how old the girl is supposed to be. If it's a loli that's actually pre-teen then yes I find it wrong. If it's a loli that's actually like mid-teens or higher then I don't really care. It also depends on how exactly they are sexualizing them. In general I'm not a fan of over done fan service as I feel it detracts from the actual story without adding anything beneficial [except maybe some boners for some people out there].

Hope at least some of that made sense
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Posted 2/20/15

sonic720 wrote:

Same here, though I need to finish season 1 first.



Get on it man! If you like Fate, Illya, or Magical Girls, then you'll like it. Or you like all three like me, you'll love it!
And episode six of season 1 and episode 10 of season 2 are beast!

But hurry up so you can watch it in the summer with us.
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Posted 2/20/15

dwilson2000 wrote:
But hurry up so you can watch it in the summer with us.


Summer, you say. Well there is yet still time then.
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