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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


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
tetellia:
the proper word for anime porn is 'hentai', which means perverted. So can we call it by it's proper name? Besides, the way you don't allow your boyfriend to even go online by himself...can of DOES make me think your less of a girlfriend and more of an obssessive mother. It's not really anyones fault that your boyfriend happens to look at hentai. Or do you mean to want a ban on hentai in particular, because let me tell you all, that would upset a LOT of people. So, can we please stop this pathetic Stepford Wives sherade? Arigatou!!!
Posted by Itzel Derat  in  San Diego  on  Fri Jun 06, 2008  at  09:45 PM
are you sure this issue is true? smile then why does this website called Museum of Hoaxes?
Posted by TwIsTeD_EcHoEs  on  Tue Jun 10, 2008  at  06:52 PM
Just look at Digiclipse.org for the TRUE effects of anime.

Anyways, this petition was/is an Epic Troll.
Posted by Khazard  on  Thu Jun 12, 2008  at  06:23 PM
I'm moving to Japan if he says yes to this!


"the dark land of Japan"...WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN!
And THIS is what would mess up the youth of today!
Posted by Stephie  in  Illinois  on  Thu Jun 19, 2008  at  06:56 PM
I never Sign E-Mailed petitions, even if it is for a supposedly good cause (which this is not) for the simple reason that they really don't make any logical sense.
You have to realize once on person sends the list to say 10 people, only one name from each of those people will ba added to the end of the list and then split into how ever many e-mails as those other people send it too! This will simply continue untill each of the resulting chains reaches the supposed designated number (maybe several years after it would have been if it was a real petition), and then several hundred emails get sent to the final recipient, completely unsorted and unusable.
Posted by DARGONTeraAlpha  in  Texas  on  Fri Jul 11, 2008  at  07:44 PM
I must say, I find it HILARIOUS that people think signing a petition to ban anime will actually succeed in getting it banned. Last time I checked America was a free country and the people can watch what they please. And really, if they are going to make a petition they should be educated enough to distinguish between hentai and regular anime x.X
there is more I could write but I think everything has pretty much been said.
Thanks for listening to my mini-rant
xD
Posted by Marissa  on  Sat Jul 19, 2008  at  11:24 PM
lol what a joke
Posted by Barry  on  Thu Jul 24, 2008  at  12:42 AM
I think they should ban the English dubbed anime since so much is cut out and only show the Japanese originals with English subs on national TV raspberry
Posted by Naruto Wallpaper  on  Wed Aug 13, 2008  at  05:27 AM
Okay, I am going to just voice my opinion. I completely agree with Tetellia, I think that "hentai" or whatever you would like to call is it disturbing and shouldn't be around. My boyfriend watches amine and is completely addicted to it. I try to ask him to stop so he does it when I'm not around. It puts strain on our relationship, but I believe that is just a personal matter. But I really don't know what else to do to try and make him stop. Thus, what brought me to this site was to find a way to stop him from watching, but honestly, what can I do? All I can do it just ask him to stop. If I could, I'd do what Tetellia did and ban my boyfriend from the computer, but I can't. If you don't like it, just stay away from it. Because the Freedom of Press and Freedom of Speech tie into it, everyone has a different opinion on everything.

Itzel, I think you should respect what Tetellia said and not say can you call it by the right name "hentai" how the hell is she supposed to know what it's called if she doens't know anything or even like anime. I didn't know what it was called, so what? Are you going to tell at me too just for calling it pron?

Pretty much, anime isn't going to get banned, no matter how hard anyone tries. It hardly effects our daily lives. It just affects the few that read or watch anime or manga. You never see any of this on the news do you?

I wish they would do something about this, or do something to not make it so addicting so my boyfriend can fianlly stop. I don't know how they would, but I just wish there was a way.
Posted by Ashley  in  Hawaii  on  Thu Nov 13, 2008  at  05:29 AM
I dunno about you ashley, but I agree with itzel derat. Not all forms of anime should be blamed on pornographic anime AKA hentai, and seriously, maybe she wouldn't have called tetellia a control freak if tetellia had stated pornograhic anime instead of just anime. You could get confused by both terms, so don't expect itzel to just give her respect or even apologize anytime soon.
Besides that, you yourself aren't being very specific on what exactly your boyfriend is addicted to. I could easily call you a control freak as well, but I won't because obviously you can't really control something your boyfriend watches. So get over it, everyone has phases and wether or not you like it, you don't have to take it out on other people, especially those who stoutly defend something because of misinformation. If you really want to get your boyfriend off of whatever addiction he has, talking to him is good, and maybe on occasion watch ordinary anime so, I dunno, you could get closer to him than you already are. If he watchs 'hentai' then convince him to go to therapy or something, just stop blaming anime as whole for something that may be bothering him.
And no, there is no other way to stop something that is literally everywhere no matter how hard you try.
Posted by ms. ria a bliss  on  Fri Nov 14, 2008  at  02:56 PM
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