should animes be banned?
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I will accept your debate and the resolution that "suggestive" "Animes" should be banned in North America. The reason I say "suggestive" is due to the fact that my opponent clearly has been told by an elder that s/he shouldn't watch an anime program. Without reason, one might assume that it is controversial in some manner.
I will allow my opponent to expound.
My opponent asserts that discrimination is the reason Anime cartoons should not be banned.
Let us briefly review the history of cartoons: caricatures and cartoons of American and European style have existed for hundreds of years. These cartoons addressed a variety of Western issues, follow Western morals, traditions and values, even if they are sometimes slightly controversial. During the fifties and '60s, comics became increasingly lewd, violent and even horrifying to children. In order to bring comics back to the audience intended, the Comics Code Authority has been established. Therefore, comics are not only designed to appeal to the Westerner, but, if they are family friendly, boast the CCA seal.
Marvel and DC comics strictly govern their superhero comics.
However, Japanese cartoons suddenly flooded the market with cheap, quickly made cartoons of an uncensored and untraditional nature.
1.) spongbob square pant is highly sexually think about it the names of places ect.
yes i admite their are some problems with anime but there is also the same amount of problems with our cartoons.
so i face my oppenet to tell me what the differance in our cartoons and anime is other than their made by differant kinds of people.
I request that my opponent perhaps enclose one or two examples in Spongebob that are controvertible. As for myself, the only "highly sexual" name I could possibly think of is the name of the town Spongebob lives in. Incidentally, the name of the town is related to the beach, and, by itself, not explicit or licentious.
It is time for me to reveal the original internet petition that my opponent's elders must be referring to
"Here in America, we live in a climate of moral decay. What is the cause of this? It is called "anime". Anime is a perverse, evil, insiduous form of animation from the dark land of Japan, and is corrupting America's youth at unprecedented rates. Here are a few examples of anime which are circulating on the Internet and may very well be in your home:
1) "Ah My Goddess": A sick and disgusting show which causes children under the age of 18 to think they are capable of love. The main female character is clearly under 18, and is forced into a romantic relationship by an older man who "wishes" for her to be his girlfriend forever. He even KISSES her, and she appears (inappropriately). That poor girl must be so confused.
2) "Love Hina": I'm not even going to mention the unspeakable, disgusting, pedophilic, pornograhpic events which transpire during this show, but suffice it to say, groups of young men on Love Hina-fueled rampages are taking advantage of children at a level unheard of since the 60s.
If you are a parent or a decent human being, I urge you to sign this petition to ban all forms of anime in the United States. Anyone who is found in possesion of anime should be arrested and jailed for an exhorbant period of time. Anime is a dark scourge upon our beautiful nation, and we don't need this Japanese filth corrupting the hearts of the children." ~ http://www.petitiononline.com...
Disclaimer: I don't agree with the sentence cast upon Anime viewers by the author, and I am not capable of vouching to the author's authority, or even mental faculties, but that seems to provide a reasonable reason to ban "suggestive anime" from North America.
It's too bad that I have a reputation to maintain, or I would borrow a debating technique or two from Brian.
I have stumbled upon a website that indicates that Japanese aren't as subjective to Western values as we would like to believe. An age of responsibility isn't as high as ours, and parents are not necessarily as responsible for their children's activities as those in the West. Prostitution in Japan is unlawful, but various activities similar to that amoral activity are not illicit. Therefore, it isn't unlikely that anime films tend to cater to Japanese desires and values. However, anime controversies should not be tolerated in front of children in North America.
Here is an example that Japanese anime has actually resulted in criminal activity: japanese-teenage-anime-lovers-who-became-real-thieves-447299
You are correct, many do have indications for the appropriate age range, but, as I'm sure you're aware, parental responsibility is simply not enough, anymore. My opponent seems to think that children will obediently turn the channel if they see a "17" label, but that is not the case. Parents often don't comprehend what their children view. Therefore, it is the corporation and the government's responsibility to protect them.
If corporate responsibility is to cover and protect the parents, and if Ronald McDonald can be retired due to children's obesity, then anime can be banned from North America!!!
It isn't prejudice, but merely corporate responsibility. Thank you.
Unfortunately I will not be available for Round 5, but I think I have made all points possible and thence couldn't possibly continue without beginning to repeat myself.
Thanks for the debate.
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