What about them?
What about them?
@JustInsane: Yeah for the second it was a commercial for a type of prep school in japan actually. In japan they do a lot of anime commercials that are one of short cute episodes. There is one about JAXA, the Japanese NASA for example.
I was always in it to some extent. I watched whatever aired when I was little on toonami and so forth. I didn't get super big into it until the Manga craze blew up in America during the early 00s with tokyo pop.
@ownagepants: Both yes and no. If you're going in with the intent to buy it later if it's of fair quality, than yes it makes no difference and in fact can act a really good way to taste test stuff. I.E. The girlfriends I bought when it was released in the U.S. Also if it is unavailable in the country you're from it is also good. It lets the primary reason why writers right (to create for themselves and others) as well as help promote the product. If you have no intent to purchase anything ever and just want to screw people out of money, yeah in a way it's kind of wrong in the same way as the movie.
Sometimes it's justified I.E. to watch Game of Thrones I have to pay for a really expensive service I don't want, but other times like oh this thing is on crunchy roll, well I don't like advertisements so I'll read/watch elsewhere. That is completely and totally unjustified.
No, the man had no sense of real morality. In reality he targeted more people he disliked and threatened him than just criminals, even people he just thought were lazy. Especially in season two the man was a world dictator from an armchair forcing a world to obey him and worship him. No law, no justice, just one egomaniac deciding on whims who lives or dies and it just so happened he had a penchant for murdering people thought to be criminals, though criminals who often were already caught and thus going to be imprisoned or people who hadn't even had a trial yet, which may have found them innocent. (seeing as he just listened to the news) I just don't want his sort of peace, plus I don't trust him to steer the world well, when does he start killing politicians that he doesn't like the positions they follow or rebels fighting in revolutions that might be needed, since he banned war. Would he end up just leaving pro kira politicians in the world and killing all the others, forming a world state after his image.
Truth is I hated him. The man was a mad man child, no dignity or class, born with ungodly luck and an unnatural gift with planning. An angry child obsessed with himself, playing a death game only he knew the rules of a basically a massive advantage, yet still lost. L was justice, and when he fell all I could hope for was N and M to give me vengeance.
Disagree for the most part, I always feel that those shows dragggggggggggg on way to long, it's the barrier to entry that I can't stand. I was a fan of things being 24-26 episodes in length no more.
The Anime industry would benefit (in terms of likeable not sales) with more series taking place in college rather than High school so often.
Florida is really unpleasant, very hot very tropical, but much dirtier and unpleasant than the Caribbean, though that is where me and most of the M cast crew live. Oregon is basically California, but colder wetter and better looking. Spain is probably my favorite place to live, I adore Madrid so much. Gealicia in North Spain actually looks a lot like Ireland in my opinion, which is where my family is from.
Yeah Cambodia suffered quiet a bit from that, I'm really glad your family made it out find, and I hope America proved hospitable for you.
Yeah F inherited and now manages a very successful Russian company from her past away grandfather, I have no idea what they do, but now she is quite wealthy. She moved back to Russia, I think Saint peters-burgh, from Oregon, and is now pretty wealthy, so yeah. Though with the new Russian laws on homosexuality last I heard shes leaving management to someone else and living the travelers life.
Lucky son of a b-
@takashichea: I had no idea you are Cambodian that's actually really cool.
To clarify, I'm (M) born in Miami Florida, my mother is off the boat Spanish/Cuban, and I've lived in Spain for a bit, but I'm American with an Irish Dad and Spanish mother. I've lived constantly shifting from Portland Oregon, to Florida of late.
F the other user is off the boat from Russia, and I believe is in Russia right now, though she might have moved for legal reasons. She travels quiet a bit with her fiancee.
@Dream: Yet we call violence as much a sin, and for all of our war, we actually don't tend to live violent lives, most people never kill something themselves and not that many even get into fights. Hell even war itself is at an all time low for civilization since the end of WWII.
And is sex all that different a "sin" from violence. We preach that it is wrong as is done with violence, but sex is far more common than violence is in the life of the every man. I mean In the same ideologies that say sex is wrong outside procreation they also say violence is wrong outside of self-defense. To be viewed as a violent person in American culture is about as damning if more so than to be viewed as a hyper-sexual person. And before you mention the celebration of soldiers, how is that different than the cultural acceptance for married couples to have sex as much as they want.
I mean my answer above still answers your question about why is one more censored than the other, sex is viewed as real, violence is view as fake.
@hitsusatsu11: This brings up something very interesting in American law, when I was looking up Canadian censorship law to make sure I was not talking out of my ass I noticed something. In American law a lot of things are aired censored, however not much is actually banned, just you have to be willing to go through the legal hoops to get it and get it unedited. This is as opposed to say German, Canada, the UK and Japan law where more things air but more things are also just straight up banned and can not be accessed at all. Like say in video games for example there are no American bans on anything or restrictions for that matter, its all run by the industry per court decision to leave the industry to police itself and thus the ESRB. Anime is also this way when it comes to the buying and selling of dvds. In an extreme example child porn in hentai form is a legal grey area here not a black area. (Long story short it's legal till you buy it in bulk)
Basically almost everything is legal in uncensored form here, if your willing to find the company willing to publish said stuff in a bit more shady places. American censorship has always been more about insuring that something is so difficult for a small child to have access too that he wont know how to get it. Or at least that was always the justification. Of course the internet tossed a massive wrench into that old theory which is probably why this whole internet thing is constantly fighting the government.
It's going to suck the day we lose.
@hitsusatsu11: I remember there being a big stint of controversy with high censorship in Canadian for imported books sometime in the 90s if I'm remembering correctly, so to be fair, we have all had our hand in the f#$cked up social cookie jar of censorship at one point or another, the fact that net neutrality has to fought here every year doesn't speak wonders for us either.
I subscribe that censorship of ideas are bad, due to without controlling them good ideas rise in popularity and bad ideas fall in a free forum over time in a very slow thesis vs antithesis fight and I believe that's something we all can subscribe to.
Until someone says something you don't like at least.... > .>
@Dream: Demonizing and celebrating the deaths and destruction of enemies is not an American thing of origin or American exclusive ideology, to even suggest that is to ignore the tenets of imperialism throughout man kinds history. Brutality is nature and we are animals no different, and just as a group of wolves celebrate the kill of a dear, and chimps the removal of a weak alpha, we do for the destruction of what we feel threatens us, regardless of if that's justified.
As an example to how this is not an American only thing, British Victorian Era is an excellent example of this. Sexuality was super repressed, but horrifying things were done in the name of racial, social and economic dominance. Carolingian Franks(proto-france) also put heavy restrictions on sexuality, yet never on war.
to respond to "One takes lives, the other doesn't." on screen violence does nothing, for it's not real in entertainment, and sexuality does nothing on screen because it too is just smoke and mirrors. The concept that Violence is not censored in media because it is, in movies and games, seen as so divorced from reality and over the top that its not real to us, where sexuality is very real to us culturally. In example no ones getting shot in the street that often down here, even though media might make you think so. Murder and violent crimes are very real, but are not so often that we see it and view it as a real thing in our lives. Most Americans never see in person a wound worse than a kid breaking his arm in sports, but sex is very real and people feel children shouldn't be exposed to something both prominent and taboo.
I'm not saying that sex is wrong personally I don't see the point in censoring it, but viewing sex as taboo is old as dirt, and not just in Europe, Asia had it's own versions as did north America, just in what way and to what extent is as different by culture as their clothes.