POKEMON Makes Time's Ten Most Controversial

Topic started by No_name_here on April 28, 2010. Last post by dvorak 4 years, 2 months ago.
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@Dream said:

"That's only one of several episodes that 4Kids banned from airing here in the states. XD "


Ya I thought they would at least mention the episode which was never show in North America where a bunch of guns are pointed at kids. I don't think it's too crazy but I could imagine certain groups getting all over that or James comically inflatable breasts in one of the early ones.
Post by newave (102 posts) See mini bio Level 10
i remember all kinds of messed up things being said about pokemon when it was first airing...but at the same time in the seedy underground i lived in. we were seeing curse of the over fiend for the first time. so it goes without saying that i didn't get why parents were upset about some silly kids show.
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@hitsusatsu11 said:
" actually lots of weird concerned  parents groups used to go around saying pokemon was satanic........... "
psssh that is nothing, My country had a whole branch of religion saying that
Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@cfatalis said:
" @hitsusatsu11 said:
" actually lots of weird concerned  parents groups used to go around saying pokemon was satanic........... "
psssh that is nothing, My country had a whole branch of religion saying that "
Hence why i said religious nuts lol
Post by drmchsr0 (6 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Of all the cartoons on the list, the only one I could concievably call offensive would be South Park. It's controversial and offensive on every level and dimension possible. (Save for the Scientology episode. That one was completely justified.) Family Guy isn't exactly controversial, but it's not all that offensive, to be honest.
 
Now then, if you asked me which anime show is the most controversial, I'd say Neon Genesis Evangelion. I don't care what people say about the production values, or the characterization, but letting some bigoted egomaniac make a show about how we are all bad people for not allowing him to do his thing offends me on a very, very fundamental level. When Anno said that it was because of Gundam he made Eva, Tomino pretty much flipped his lid and called Eva tons of bad names. (my memory's fuzzy here)
 
And it's not about the religious symbology and crude psychoanalysis, either. I have made my peace with that "controversy".
 
@JJOR64:  Electric Soldier Porygon? Well, that episode gave children seizures. It's less of controversy and more of health hazard, unless the episode in question was used as a torture device.
Post by nandeyanen (10 posts) See mini bio Level 2
@oishi_47: Well, there's just so much Go Nagai stuff to choose from. Like Devilman. You don't need religious nuts to make stuff up about that, it actually is about demonic possession.
Post by dvorak (7 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Those Pokemen. Right there next to politics and religion.
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