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Ban On Anime
An email has been going around urging people to sign this petition:

To:  George Bush
Some people are signing against anime and are calling is to be a "perverse, evil, insiduous form of animation from the dark land of Japan, and is corrupting America's youth at unprecedented rates." Anime is NOT corrupting the youth of America, and since when has America become a country of Christians? Isn't there a SEPARATION of Church and State? Isn't this a ban on our Freedom of Speech? And Freedom of Press? What does anime have to do with brainwashing our youth?


Even though I'm not sure what 'signing against anime' is supposed to mean, I do know that there is no movement underfoot by any politician to ban anime. But it's worth scrolling through the messages left by the 4129 people who signed the petition. Some of them are quite amusing.
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Posted by The Curator on Sat Jan 29, 2005


I ain't gonna lie. I really hate anime. But that don't mean it needs to be banned. Even though I may not be one of those kids fighting for it, I know that there are a lot that will. Anime may not be my thing, but if you said that you were taking David Letterman off the air because of sexual jokes, don't you think that you would have a bit of anger? It's funny how today's society underestimates children's authority, isn't it?
Posted by Kaitlyn  in  everett, wa  on  Fri Aug 24, 2007  at  04:04 AM
I am 16 you are a bunch of crack heads. Anime in the boom.
Posted by John Ellison  in  wichita Ks  on  Wed Oct 10, 2007  at  10:16 AM
I'm Sorry, but how can this even happen? Anime is not perverted! Hentai and Yaoi and Yuri can be, but the thing is why BAN it? Truthfully, he parents who signed this should care more about their children. If they want to keep their children safe how about the RTFL! (read the fuckin' label)

Who here agrees with me!
Posted by Lee Hitsugaya  on  Wed Oct 24, 2007  at  02:34 PM
This petition will not be passed but if it was I would get some anime and sell it in front of an important building just to piss them off, I'm young enough that
Posted by Lisa  on  Sun Nov 18, 2007  at  05:03 PM
i hope this person dies
Posted by evan  on  Sun Dec 02, 2007  at  01:14 AM
no i'm not joking i seriously hope this person dies and then desecrates their grave
Posted by evan  on  Sun Dec 02, 2007  at  01:16 AM
Seriously, guys. If they ban anime, it just makes it all right to ban American shows that offend people. We're just the same. We have bad stuff too, like Playboy and naked pics of celebs and people all over the internet. I used to really like anime, but I kind of outgrew the phase a bit. I respect the Japanese culture, and sheesh, we can't freaking hate them for one thing. I respect everyone and everyone has a right to live and nobody should EVER be disrespected for anything. I respect all cultures, ethnicities, religions, etc. People in America can be really stupid. Just flat out stupid. People can be really stupid in other countries too. I wish the world could all just respect each other, but that's never going to happen. Why? Because people are stupid.
Posted by Katie  on  Sun Dec 02, 2007  at  01:00 PM
That is an outrage! Lots of Americans love anime!
But is George Bush forgetting that anime crazed people like us know how to draw anime!? We could easily make our own anime! ^-^ ANIME WILL LIVE ON!!!
Posted by Isabelle  on  Fri Jan 11, 2008  at  04:07 AM
To add to my post,I'm not ashamed to say that anime is my life! George Bush obviously wants to take away peoples' lives!:mad: CAN'T WAIT FOR A NEW PRESIDENT!!!
Posted by Isabelle  on  Fri Jan 11, 2008  at  04:10 AM
Isabell, you haven't thought this through. Consider the following: 1) There is no way the President, any President, can ban anime; 2) There is no evidence that G.W. Bush has even heard of this "proposed" ban; 3) There is no evidence that anyone is even considering this "proposed" ban; 4) An online petition is meaningless; 5) There is no evidence, even presuming the petition is valid, that the organizers have made any effort to forward the petition to any elected official; 6) Any elected official discounts all petitions, a point I made earlier in the thread, and would probably completely ignore an online one anyway.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Fri Jan 11, 2008  at  11:45 AM
Well... frankly anime shouldn't be banned, but hentai should be. The later has no artistic merit, coming from someone who enjoys erotic artwork, and around 80% of it features non-consensual sex often ending in a snuff scenario (I.e. the woman is killed) or sex with minors and quite often a combination of the two. As something without artistic value, and without message that should be banned and not protected under freedom of speech, as the 'artist' doesn't mean to express anything. At least Nazis preach an ethos. Hentai just condones and inspires the inappropriate treatment of women.
Posted by Panda  in  Seattle  on  Thu Jan 17, 2008  at  07:45 AM
hey megan get a frickin life just because you don't like anime dosn't mean you have to ruin everyones fun. hey mrs. tentalcals get help or move to a difernt country because where ever you go there will be anime stalking you.
Posted by Haley D'Amico  on  Thu Jan 17, 2008  at  11:47 PM
oopppps megan the tentacle monster stoped posting because she is to afraid to face the anime lovers union. smile
Posted by Haley D'Amico  on  Thu Jan 17, 2008  at  11:57 PM
Guys, I believe that the same rules that apply to the REAL porn industry should also apply to these cartoon porn.

Many hentai porn should underaged cartoons engaging in sexual behavior. This is wrong, disgusting and should be stopped. Who in their right mind would object to that?

Law enforcement should step in and make sure that there are no laws broken.
Posted by Gus  in  NY  on  Wed Jan 23, 2008  at  01:40 AM
WTF why ban anime it's just a form of entertainmart.
Posted by Blackfire  in  ,./,.,  on  Wed Jan 30, 2008  at  09:49 PM
"You can take a man out of the jungle,
but you can't take the jungle out of a man."

That should have some meaning.
Posted by Kirby  on  Sat Feb 02, 2008  at  10:56 PM
ANIME SHOULD BE BANNED!!!!!! BAN IT I SAY!!!! BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT BAN IT .... I live for the day every kind of anime is dumped, i hate the look, the voices, the stupid names .. EVERYTHING!!!!!
Posted by Tetellia  on  Mon Feb 25, 2008  at  02:57 PM
This is by far the stupidest petition I've ever seen released in my life. =\
Posted by Watch Anime Online  on  Mon Feb 25, 2008  at  05:38 PM
Oh cmonnnn so we're banning cartoons now? all the shows with violence and drugs and songs about sex and gang stuff is fine but pokemon is evil? Who thought of this? lemme guess it was a christian. KIDDING you know we love yall christians wink
Posted by watch free anime  on  Sun Mar 16, 2008  at  04:42 PM
Some Anime promotes biblical parables like Flying House and Superbook. Those shows were great back then.
Posted by Josh Taylor  in  Dublin, Georgia USA  on  Sun Mar 23, 2008  at  07:10 PM
why Bush seems attack something? not make building?
Posted by ardhie  in  Indonesia  on  Tue Apr 08, 2008  at  02:33 AM
Of all the things they want to ban why not ban all of the other bad stuff on tv not all anime is bad
Posted by Bf313  on  Thu Apr 10, 2008  at  07:29 PM
angry Anime MUST, i repeat, MUST be banned.
I found anime porn on my boyfriends pc, I totally flipped. Now he is banned from watching anime unless i know what it is about and he doesn't go on the pc anymore, but that is due to him always being at my house and when he is at home he has a full house so he can't.
Anime porn is stupid. Only losers look at it, losers who can't get a girlfriend. Getting off on something that isn't even real is just sad.
Posted by Tetellia  on  Sat Apr 19, 2008  at  02:50 PM
Japanese Technology: Good; Japanese Food: Good
Japanese Entertainment: Mega Bad
Posted by Morton McBride  in  Missouri  on  Fri May 09, 2008  at  11:04 AM
when i first saw that petition i started laughing so hard i nearly pissed myself! seriously, do you people really think that bush would even sign a petition on anime(which is ten times better than some of the crap i see on american television) that would cause such an uproar any bill against it would have to be vetoed immediatlely? i mean, sure the chinese banned anime on primetime television but come on! it would never happen in the u.s! besides, from what my friend told me, the ban was actually a joke an anime fan made to give all the other otakus heart attacks. cool smirk
Posted by ms.ria a bliss  in  el paso texas  on  Tue May 13, 2008  at  09:07 PM
I'm seriously about to think that people don't even pay attention to the saying, never judge a book by it's cover. People who have seen an anime with porn automatically thinks that all other anime are porn??? Do you see porn in Digimon or Sailor Moon or whatever? If your going to say that in Sailor Moon there are naked people going through transformations, what about in Disney cartoons, where people are taking a bath? Although I don't really care about the whole thing because stuff like this that happen online never come true anyways. This is just my opinion of the situation... Everyone has a freedom to speak their minds right?
Posted by Hitan  on  Mon May 19, 2008  at  12:59 AM
okay,first off,tetellia, you really have issues and i suggest you go to the shrink for that, since you seem to me like nothing more than a control freak who feels that any and all competition should be eliminated no matter what. go get some therapy before you try to kill jessica alba or something,you really need it. second off, this ban is nothing more than an illaborate(did i misspell that?) joke made to give anime fans nightmares. bush will probably face involuntary manslaughter since i know plenty of people(hundreds) who would follow in the tradition of the suicide club and jump in front of speeding trains instead of parting with their anime. so if you really think this ban will work and if you really support it (ie hardcore conservatives and fundementalists) then go watch some good anime like gundam wing,naruto,read or die or cowboy bebop cause it's obvious what anime you have been watching! cool mad
Posted by itzel derat  in  San Diego  on  Tue May 27, 2008  at  11:38 AM
Hi there, I am true fan of anime, the reason I liked anime in first place was because of cartoon called "Sailor Moon" I used to watch on TV, which is kid cartoon, I am now all growing up, and I have read more mature manga/anime these days. I do agree, some anime/manga are not safe, yes....

But I can tell u, there is one manga I want totally banned that is shota, I did bit of research on internet when I was young and I felt sick and ran in bathroom, when I spotted a pic of rini doing pervent thing. Rini is Sailor moon child daugther, u know "chibi moon", doing some thing with darien which is like child porn is so wrong, all I wanted was a cute nice pics like magical powers back then when I was young, I didn't understand it back then, but it did shocked me, but I just moved on by growing up, I still continue like anime, but I hate shota.

I only like, normal manga/anime these days, and I believe yaoi and yuri, can be sexual but not as bad as shota, plus most yaoi have mature reasonable thing in it, like business men who are age 30 and over are in comic based on love, all about relationship, which is nothing wrong with that. if people don't like sexualy part in the comic, then skip the pages or don't buy it, that what I do, I think people should respect the manga artist who put lots effort in create these mangas.

I believe who are not aware of manga/anime these days, should give a go, on watching safe, or awesome anime, like example "Spirited away", "Vampire Knight", "h20" and many more.

I like reading yaoi because, I only read love part and romance LOL, some time, it give me better understand why they turn gay in first place, and I love comedy parts or emotional parts too.

Yaoi is created for girls fan in Japan but the yaoi can be read for boys too. I think other culture should be open minded a bit more and try understand why Japanese manga artist created these style of books, there are many group of manga/anime these days, and I believe some people should be careful what manga/anime they pick.

I mean shota should be banned, no thx, that stuff make me sick, not normal, same goes for loicon, they are wrong, shame on them to even create that.

But I do support anime/manga for normal stuff, like shoujo/yaoi ^_^ and I love the horror manga too.

PS - I am a fan of "Ghost Hunt" favourite now
Posted by kim  on  Thu Jun 05, 2008  at  04:46 AM
so do u agree with what i typed?, if not pls tell me why and explain detail for me pls. I will reply, and pls no swearing, I only doing this for well being, so everyone can be aware what is Manga/Anime.

Manga/Anime do not take over people lives, sometime people just read manga for enjoyment.

To be honest Hentai can be bit overbored but I think it a boy comic for pleasure, to be honest I have boyfriend right now LOL and I read one his comic, I was shocked at first, I only tho he like anime becuase of hentai, but I found out that not true, it just boy comic.

I do rememeber I wanted suprise my boyfriend, because i got idea from comic book which is hentai of course. dress up like kitty. and I did, and tell u what I glad I did read that one hentai, my boyfriend and I be more happier then ever. and trusted each other completey now, and we are open minded and understand and respect what we read.

I personally like study more, then reading manga, LOL bit like "Sailor Mercury" my persontaliy only, and no I do not think I am Sailor Mercury. I just often called Mercury as a nickname from my friends because my persontaliy remind them of sailor mercury. to be honest I couldn't care what I am called. I do have other nickname like "Melody" hehehe. I personally like all my nicknames. They are nice nicknames to began with.


LOL

thx for reading, I hope, people can finally understand, do not agrue the world just be open minded.

Aime/manga should not be banned,

but anything which is againist lawsfor world like shota is sooooooo banned.

thanks for reading ^_^

PS soz about poor spelling grammers, my house is freezing cold right now, and take care to all people.
Posted by kim  on  Thu Jun 05, 2008  at  05:07 AM
To, itzel derat...
I am not a control freak,.... i just don't want my boyfriend to turn into those freaks who sit in all day, (maybe in their mothers basement) getting off on anime ... Tis sick...
My boyfriend can fancy any woman he wants, as long as she is a real breathing human.... not a fucking cartoon... and the way that they draw the anime porn, its really sick.
Posted by Tetellia  on  Thu Jun 05, 2008  at  01:43 PM
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