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Question of the Week: Loli Banning

Heavy topic is heavy!


A lot of opinions on last week's Question of the Week, which was: do you think lolicon/shotaco should be banned? You guys probably all know my opinion, so let's move on and talk about some of your opinions.
 
Most of you seemed to feel that while the materials themselves disgusted you, a ban would be crossing a line.

Luffy

"To me, it fully depends on whether or not it's sexual in nature. Still though, banning it seems harsh, as well as impossible because...well...the internet"


MoonStorm

"There is no definitive answer to this question. It a big fuzzy gray like that we don't want cross."


Dream

"I think banning them outright would place a hazardous situation onto fans of that aspect of anime. Much like hentai, eroge and other similar outlets, lolicon and shotacon provide a means by which fans of it can let out their urges without inflicting them upon any real child in real life."



But some of you felt that there was absolutely no reason to ban lolicon or shotacon.

Void_Wizard

"Banning lolicon/shotacon would not prevent the sickos who do crimes that hurt children. I don't think it would even reduce it."


Sigue

"Loli/shotacon is merely a representation of child pornography. You are, in effect, banning the idea of child pornography."


And a few of you felt strongly that loli and shota materials simply had no reason to exist.

sora_thekey

"Any show, showing young boys/girls in an erotic manner should not be shown... "


Nerxual_Oh

"This will make any sicko go and kidnap a little girl, dressing her up like those anime girls and raping her."


Whew. This was a pretty heavy topic, so I decided to go light for the upcoming week. This week, we'll talk about tsundere girls-- you know, female anime characters who act like they hate a guy, but actually secretly (or not-so-secretly) love them? Core examples are Asuka (and Shinji), Naru (and Keitarou), Shana (and... what's-his-face). Yeah, you know the type.

So the question is: do you like tsundere girls? Or do you find them annoying? Bit of column a, bit of column b? Be sure to answer in this week's Question of the Week!
HeeroYuyon Feb. 1, 2010 at 8:16 p.m.
I am allllllll over this one :D
reinon Feb. 1, 2010 at 8:22 p.m.
 
  I feel Pedo Sums up my opinion on this debate.
GrandMarshalon Feb. 2, 2010 at 6:12 a.m.
 
John_Martoneon Feb. 2, 2010 at 12:36 p.m.
@GrandMarshal: So wrong, so funny.
 
Okay, so I usually end up typing a slightly larger rant on the topic here instead of in a blog response to the question, so I'll keep this one short and hopefully keep the momentum into a post.
 
Tsundere girls sound so alluring, due to their hyper-complex/conflicting emotions... but it seems like a huge mess to me. I'm gonna to put this one with "stalkers." As in, having someone who is madly in love with you, yet somewhat out of touch, sounds awesome, till you have it...
giaon Feb. 2, 2010 at 5:13 p.m.
@John_Martone: It's not like I have a problem with the CONCEPT of a tsundere, a girl who can't share her true feelings...but so often tsundere girls have almost no other characteristics whatsoever >_<;;

Dig Deeper into Tsundere

"Tsundere" is a portmanteau of two Japanese phrases: "tsuntsun" and "deredere" and refers to characters who act hostile to the object of their affections, but secretly (or not-so-secretly) harbor feelings for them.

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