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Towns criticized for using explicit anime to boost economy
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Posted 12/29/15 , edited 12/29/15
Honestly I can see the female divers point of view. Having you and your business be portrayed as a sexualized animu girl would be kinda cringeworthy.
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dotsforlife wrote:

Maybe Obama should try that idea out...

MAybe instead of anime girls it could be superheroes, they are pretty big
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megahobbit wrote:Having you and your business be viewed as a sexualized animu girl would be kinda cringeworthy.
... "viewed as a sexualized anime girl" -__- "normal" girls would feel sexualized




PapaGregory wrote:

dotsforlife wrote:

Maybe Obama should try that idea out...
Maybe instead of anime girls it could be superheroes, they are pretty big


He's Barack Obama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVFdAJRVm94

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That video is amusing. For a variety of reasons.
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I'm afraid to ask, but what does it for you then? Asian chicks? Maybe a something little exotic? Perhaps something kinky that shouldn't be mentioned here in the forums?


Nothing all that exotic, I just prefer women with darker skin, I am First Nations so anything my skin tone or darker is my thing.
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Ranwolf wrote:

Nothing all that exotic, I just prefer women with darker skin, I am First Nations so anything my skin tone or darker is my thing.


I see. I've always been the light-skinned/white complected kind of guy when it comes to women. I guess I don't like dark skin all too much.
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JuJu26 wrote: I guess I don't like dark skin all too much.
tried dark elfs?



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I don't think that it's over sexualized, I think it's the fact that they are potraying something or someone with something that has been known to over sexualize women. Let's face it, anime over sexualizes women, and this is the right move. It's not the point if it isn't over the top, or sexy, or racy. It is the fact that the only reason they will support such a character is because of what the outcome will be.

To me I have no problem with it, because I'm a realists, and i'm pretty much open to a lot of things, but the fact is, doing this will gain unwanted publicity, and media frenzy. This world is a crazy place, and peoples minds are simplistic when it comes to what their wants and desires are, so we capitalize on it.

It's not whether or not it is sexualized, it is simply this.... was it pulled from over sexualized source materiel? Yes. Was it meant to oversexualize women? No... and that is how the world works my friends. Throw one pebble into a calm lake and you get the ripple effect. No matter how small of a pebble, the ripples overtake the already submerged and sunken pebble that no one will ever find themselves. If it was taken from something that has been known to sexualize, it doesn't matter if that anime character was wearing a full dress covering her entire body, people will still want it removed.

So yeah..... democracy!
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tried dark elfs?





Meh, i'm not impressed...
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I feel like anime gets a lot of flaming over dumb things.

Meanwhile a man getting stabbed on T.V is much more appropriate.
Posted 12/29/15 , edited 12/29/15

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The city of Shima, the host of the 2016 Group of Seven summit in central Japan, withdrew “Megu Aoshima,” a 17-year-old girl diver character, as its official character in November after angry women who actually work as divers launched a campaign. The character, used on posters advertising Shima, was clothed in a tight-fitting diving dress that showed her thighs and emphasized her breasts.

This image is bad?



Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/towns-criticized-for-using-explicit-anime-to-boost-economy




Those women have every right to say how they'd like to be represented.


Problem. Most of those complains are no from the majority of the people doing this work.

70% of the ama divers supported Megu as a mascot according to an article in the Financial Times.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/785c1c2c-838c-11e5-8095-ed1a37d1e096.html#axzz3vlDL47M1

This was just the few getting their way by complaining what the many wanted.

In any case the decision mean nothing really.
So ether way the best that the few got by bitching about it was made her unofficial. Witch means really nothing.

Meg’s creators said they had received expressions of support from across Japan, so they would not change the design, and she would remain as an unofficial mascot for the city.
Posted 12/29/15 , edited 12/29/15

lorreen wrote:

I don't know anything about Japanese law but it certainly appears that it was legal for them to organize, prepare a petition, and let their opinion be known, just as that sort of action would be legal in the US (where I'm from.) There is nothing here that suggests an intention to litigate-- to legally force the compliance with their wishes. Instead the intent appears to have been to pressure the decision makers agree to not use the image because it was both the right thing to do out of respect, and because to do otherwise in the face of the criticism could be bad PR.



Like I already say. The people complaining are no the majority of the workers.

70% of the ama divers supported Megu as a mascot according to an article in the Financial Times.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/785c1c2c-838c-11e5-8095-ed1a37d1e096.html#axzz3vlDL47M1

This was just the few getting their way by complaining what the many wanted.

In any case the decision mean nothing really.
So ether way the best the few that bitch about it was made her unofficial. Witch means really nothing.

Meg’s creators said they had received expressions of support from across Japan, so they would not change the design, and she would remain as an unofficial mascot for the city.
Posted 12/29/15

Kanudelgruber wrote:

I guess you could say that this situation...

got the divers pretty salty.






senpai_is_baka wrote:


Kanudelgruber wrote:

I guess you could say that this situation...

got the divers pretty salty.




I sea what you did there...



The puns! The glorious puns!

Posted 12/29/15 , edited 12/29/15
That's it?
That's how the character looks?

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Posted 12/29/15 , edited 12/29/15

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lorreen wrote:

I don't know anything about Japanese law but it certainly appears that it was legal for them to organize, prepare a petition, and let their opinion be known, just as that sort of action would be legal in the US (where I'm from.) There is nothing here that suggests an intention to litigate-- to legally force the compliance with their wishes. Instead the intent appears to have been to pressure the decision makers agree to not use the image because it was both the right thing to do out of respect, and because to do otherwise in the face of the criticism could be bad PR.



Like I already say. The people complaining are no the majority of the workers.

70% of the ama divers supported Megu as a mascot according to an article in the Financial Times.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/785c1c2c-838c-11e5-8095-ed1a37d1e096.html#axzz3vlDL47M1

This was just the few getting their way by complaining what the many wanted.

In any case the decision mean nothing really.
So ether way the best the few that bitch about it was made her unofficial. Witch means really nothing.

Meg’s creators said they had received expressions of support from across Japan, so they would not change the design, and she would remain as an unofficial mascot for the city.


I don't think there is anything wrong with the minority expressing their opinion and being heard and influencing the outcome. There's almost certainly nothing not-legal about it.

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