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May 10th, 2006, 02:52 pm
U know, when i found about this... i was realy realy pissed. I just wanted to leave the Americas right away. Cuz u know, Ther government is real strict and pain in the ass lemme tell u. But yea, they blame anime for all the bad stuff children r doin in US cuz they watch anime. Hooohohohoh boy. Were they rong. I recall a earlier post a friend of mine made on myspace about this, "Ppl choose ther actions, and u cant blame somthin else for a decision they chose." or sumthin like that. That was a good argument, and i wanted to share this on here to tell yall how serious this is.

May 10th, 2006, 03:08 pm
Ow boy, here we go again.

Neko Koneko
May 10th, 2006, 04:38 pm
And in US cartoons they never use violence at all =P

Voice of Violence
May 10th, 2006, 04:43 pm
Oh. My. God. WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!??! NO... NOOOO... sure... take away anime, and leave hip hop... yeah... :cry: If they ban Anime, I WILL LEAVE AMERICA. I can't imagen my life without it.... i'd go crazy...

Dark Bring
May 10th, 2006, 05:41 pm
Oh. My. God. WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!??! NO... NOOOO... sure... take away anime, and leave hip hop... yeah... :cry: If they ban Anime, I WILL LEAVE AMERICA. I can't imagen my life without it.... i'd go crazy... =_=

May 10th, 2006, 05:59 pm
What the hell? They can't be serious. How many children even watch anime regularly? How much anime in the US is even uncensored enough to qualify as a bad influence?:bleh:

de ijzeren hertog
May 10th, 2006, 06:23 pm
thats wy i live in holland

May 10th, 2006, 06:27 pm
well said SIH! xD

(go holland!)

May 10th, 2006, 06:59 pm
Think of it is this way: since you all hate dubs so much and wish they didn't exist, your wish has been granted. :mellow:

May 10th, 2006, 07:13 pm
Let's present the evidence before the court...

Article 1, The letter

To: George Bush

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 NAKED. 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 raping 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.

As a resonsible Christian, I demand to see this garbage removed from our nation. Please sign this petition and send it to George Bush, your Congressman, and the makers/distributors of anime filth and depravity.

Do the right thing.


The Undersigned

Article 2, The Petitions

Against Anime (http://www.petitiononline.com/cutiepie/petition.html)
For Keeping Anime (http://www.petitiononline.com/ProAnime/)

Article 3, NewtypeUSA Magaine (Feb 2005)

(...) Hi Newtype USA! I've got some bad news, but I'm not sure if it's true or not. I was wondering if you guys know: Is it true that the president is going to ban anime? I don't want him to! I love anime so much! I really don't think it is right to ban anime. There are so many people in our country who love anime. So that is why I signed a petition to go against the president's decision. Anime is the most beautiful form of art in the world! So, if this whole banning anime thing is true, can you please help?

Missanimelady ē Via the Internet

That smells of hoax to us. And besides, there is a system of checks and balances within the government so even if he did want to ban it itís unlikely that he would actually be able to do so. So for now, you can watch Princess Tutu freely (and we encourage you to do so). (...)

Article 4, Anime News Network (Answerman ID #239)

(...) Dear Answerman,

I got some bad news. I Just read a comment on the Ban Anime Now Petition. Here Goes.

"My fellow Americans, I have read many of your comments and concerns, I feel that if we want to eradicate this evil that is plaguing America we have to come together and voice concerns such as you have my fellow Christians. I am working to pass a new law that bans every type of questionable animation that comes into America. It is our duty as Americans to see that our children are not subjected to these evil images that will plague our childrens minds. I thank you for your time and opinions. - George Bush."

Is this really the hurtful truth or did some impersonator trying to pull our leg? Is Anime really going to end right now?

Josh Taylor

Mother of God.

People are still actually buying into this "ban anime petition" garbage that's been roaming around the internet for years.

Here's a tip, Josh: The "Ban Anime Now" petition is a hoax started by a bunch of bored IRC kids who have some bizarro persecution fantasy going on where everyone in the country hates them for enjoying Japanese cartoons. This petition is almost like roleplaying for them, where they get to pretend that someone actually did start an internet petition (which always work, by the way) to "ban anime in America", which if it succeeded would not only be a massively unconstitutional but downright absurd and surreal.

The reality is, of course, that outside of bizarro fringe groups nobody listens to anyway, you'd be hard pressed to find a group or an individual that has sincerely made a statement about "banning anime". Nobody cares if you like anime, nobody cares about that fake petition, there is no cultural war being waged on anime. Nobody cares.

Furthermore, I'm trying to understand why in the world you would believe this to be a real quote. Something tells me that the President of the United States is too busy worrying about his low approval ratings and the war he started to bother leaving comments on an internet petition.

To illustrate my point, let's have a pop quiz:

On any given weekday, George W. Bush is most likely to be found doing one of the following:

A. Attending a White House Press Conference
B. Reading over that day's presidential briefings
C. Planning his appearance schedule
D. Receiving updates on the Iraq war
F. Reviewing the immigration legislation that recently passed the Senate
G. Vacationing at his ranch in Texas
H. Writing poorly-written, unfiltered comments by himself on a fake, obscure internet petition about banning Japanese cartoons

What was your answer? Here's a tip: THE ANSWER IS NOT H.

In fact - and this is not sarcasm or even a dig at the President - I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't know what the word 'anime' means. I'd wager most people his age don't and don't care, especially not someone with higher priorities in life, like say, the leader of the free world. Besides, I may not hold our President's intelligence in very high esteem, but I'm going to assume he can at least use proper punctuation and grammar, none of which can be found in that stupid "quote".

THINK, people. Think

Article 5, Anime News Network (Answerman ID #193)

(...) Dear Answerman,
I usually don't ask things like this, but anime fans tend to be so gullible and so persistent that its sometimes difficult to know what's the truth.
Here's the question. I noticed in both FanFiction.Net and MediaMiner.org that people were screaming about the American government banning anime. I didn't give them much credibility with the spelling errors and all, but then I did an internet search and found only two petitions: one asking Bush to ban anime and the other asking Bush to not ban anime. That's all the information I can find.
I realize that this sounds something along the lines of Dragonball AF or something, but it doesn't hurt to check. I also realize that America rarely gives up anything that makes gobs of money, especially coming from one of our closest economic allies.
However, I will ask. Is there any credence to these rumors, and if not, who began the rumor?

This seems to be a hot topic right now, so Iíll try to state this very clearly:

Anyone can start up an online petition, regardless of what itís about.

In fact, Iíve gone ahead and made a petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/luvtruth/petition.html) just to prove how easy it is to make one.

For those who are curious, the petition to ban anime can be found here (http://www.petitiononline.com/cutiepie/petition.html), along with the authorís name and the organization he represents, while the petition to not ban anime can be found here (http://www.petitiononline.com/ProAnime/).

Of course there are numerous, blatant clues that make it very obvious that this petition is meant as a joke (the use of cutiepie, the email address with Ďnekoí in it, and above all else the fact that the Responsible Americans Against Child Exploitation group doesnít exist, or if it does itís run by people who donít know how to make a website) even before you actually read the contents of the petition, which are pretty funny. Theyíre almost as funny as the comments made by those who signed the petition, which are almost as funny as the fans who reacted to this petition and turned it into this giant ĎBush wants to ban all anime!í rumor.

Not one link in Google ever led to a government website, or a news station reporting on this. I trust Newtype and ANN far more than any blog or forum.

It's a hoax.

Statement Pwned.

On a final note, I checked into the results from the hoax online polls.. 36% of those who voted wanted to ban anime, 64% wanted it to say as it is right now with a grand total of some odd 18000 votes.

May 10th, 2006, 08:25 pm
I'm glad you did that M, I was just going to ask where was the proof of the whole thing.

May 10th, 2006, 10:42 pm
I hate politicicians..... ther all fuckers

Voice of Violence
May 10th, 2006, 11:15 pm

Yeah...madness made me stupid.

Anyway, M, thank you for that. ^_^

May 11th, 2006, 12:25 am
No problem. It's what I'm here for ^_^

Let's just say that if this were true, I'd be thrown in prison with some odd fifteen life sentences.

Neko Koneko
May 11th, 2006, 05:18 am
Of course this was a hoax, d'uh. How many times has it come around by now? Too many times. Also, the letter to Bush appeared before, but addressed to "The president" or something. Nothing new, really.

May 11th, 2006, 05:20 am
There's some politician or lobbyist always trying to ban everything, from video games to porn. None of it will ever make it into law, so stop worrying. There's this little thing called freedom of speech that prevents it.

Edit: ^^ yeah that too

Further edit: Stop posting threads like this without proof. By spreading them you're inciting the exact reaction that the creators want.

Final edit: :lock: ... Wait someone else locked it before me *eyes angelic* :shifty:

Neko Koneko
May 11th, 2006, 05:39 am
Got problem? :shifty: