I don’t know or can’t say WHAT they had in mind when anime was first created. But I guess it was like any other art form.
The creators wanted to make something:
And to do it without restraint, hesitation or sugar-coating the product and their creativity.
Real art can’t be restricted after all. It’s an expression of your thoughts and feelings in its purest form.
That’s what makes anime so gorgeous as an art form.
Anime is politically INCORRECT
“You’re such a girl.”
Imagine hearing a line like this in western media more than any other type of media.
Western meaning American.
This kind of thing wouldn’t fly in 2020, or any other year before that. Thanks to:
- FAKE outrage culture
- Toxic feminism
- One sided sexism
And of course – political correctness gone mad.
You’re not allowed to make these kinds of jokes, even if it’s in good taste.
Even Jim Carrey had “backlash” for flirting with a woman in an interview (even though no one complains if it’s the opposite).
Why Anime Won’t “Bend” To Political Correctness:
1. Creative freedom
Japan is the kind of country that’s:
And willing when it comes to creative freedom and freedom of expression.
They’re not harsh, oppressive, aggressive or communistic about artists and creators expressing their view points.
That’s why anime is a level playing field with so many different types of content.
So just watched ishuzoku reviewer and was enjoyable pic.twitter.com/z0SyxVyvN9
— 2 inch power tower (@AnUsedAccount) January 12, 2020
Ishuzoku Reviewers is a legit example.
The anime’s about an adventurer who reviews brothels for his own pleasure. And has “fun” with different types of monster girl prozzies.
This kinda thing would be burned at the stake in the US of A.
Shimoneta is another anime (Ecchi as well) with plenty of creative freedom.
The show feels like a stab at US SJW culture and the politically correct numbskulls who cry about the pettiest sh*t.
But more than that – it’s a show that highlights:
- The dangers of SJW culture
- Dirty jokes
- Problems with political correctness
And more without even trying.
That’s part of its charm and humor, and that wouldn’t be possible if Japan wasn’t so willing to promote freedom of expression so much.
And then Food Wars takes “creative freedom” to a NEW level.
It takes the concept of food, and how it makes us FEEL when we’re enjoying it.
The big selling point is expressing that “feeling” so well, and adding some Ecchi or ridiculous fan service scenes to exaggerate the whole thing.
Again – it’s the level of freedom you can’t find in:
- The USA
- Or the west in general
Because political correctness limits creative freedom in a way that destroys GREAT ideas from ever making it to the big screen.
Even though the point of creativity is to say what you feel without holding anything back, whether some people like it or dislike it.
2. Japan doesn’t give two f*cks about the loud minority
— One Angry Gamer (@OneAngryGamerHD) February 11, 2019
This was proven in 2019 (and many other times) when Shield Hero dropped.
Naofumi Iwatani is the main protagonist. And he’s accused of rape and sexual assault, then BANISHED for a false accusation from a vindictive b*tch in the story.
Because it relates to the #metoo movement and how MEN have been falsely accused, and had their careers ruined – Feminist sites cried a river.
They went out of their way to say things like this:
“The first and most important thing worth mentioning is that false rape accusations of this nature aren’t really a thing (think about the social consequences for women even when their accusations are extremely credible; people don’t do this kind of thing for fun).”
The Shield Hero director had no f*cks to give regardless:
My favorite part of the Shield Hero AMA is the response to ‘what about the controversy’ being ‘what controversy?’
F*cking lol. pic.twitter.com/YOscFk9k2t
— Jeko (@JekoJekoUEM) February 10, 2019
The same thing happened with Uzaki Chan’s bloodrive donation
Uzaki-Chan returns to the Red Cross blood drive campaign in February, with donors receiving a special clear folder.https://t.co/Hm5cUcFfCz#UzakiChan #RedCross #BloodDrive #News #Anime pic.twitter.com/BFthVPHhK5
— AnimeIndependent (@AnimeIndy) January 25, 2020
After seeing the loud minority for what they are, the Japanese red cross brought back Uzaki Chan after “pandering” to feminists.
They still complained even after they made changes, which is why Japan decided to switch back after it put people’s lives at risk over someone’s stupid, irrelevant opinion.
3. Japan is true to their own culture
BIG NEWS for HENTAI and JP P*RN
Criminal Code 175（JP censorship law) is under review by politicians. By shifting the scope of the law from the social sphere to the private sphere, there is an argument that p*rn censorship can be removed as long as there is consent.
— On Takahashi （高橋温） (@OnTakahashi) November 18, 2019
The problem with the loud minority in the US and UK is the colonist mentality of these people.
They want to FORCE their own ideals, opinions and culture on others. And even erase the opposing culture if they have to.
Japan doesn’t care
That’s why Hentai Censorship may change in the future.
This will most likely affect non-existent 2D characters and individual actors in p*rnographic content.
Content involving real under-aged individuals and those who do not give their consent, will of course, remain censored.
— On Takahashi （高橋温） (@OnTakahashi) November 18, 2019
I reported on this last November 2019. Japan’s own censorship laws around Hentai is going through changes.
The KIND of changes the loud minority in the west would HATE to see, because anime is so politically incorrect. Too much for them to bear with.
One of those changes is the removal of censorship with 2D anime girls and boys, and 2D anime characters in general.
Japan is true to their culture, and won’t bow down to fake outrage
And that’s clear from their actions, how they operate within their own country, and how they respond to SJW nonsense on Twitter.
No matter how many times the loud minority cries about “not having things their way”, Japan walks with their head held high and their middle finger to the sky.
And as they should.
Anime is their culture, and no one has any business censoring or controlling it. Especially when there’s no “real” problem to begin with.
4. Japan’s main anime market is NOT the US
It’s easy to forget anime predominantly sells in Japan, followed by Asia.
The west and anywhere else doesn’t even make up their “main” target market. And it doesn’t make up the majority of their sales either.
That’s despite the US being a good market for anime.
The same is true for Manga
The majority of anime and manga dominates in Japan, its home turf. No different to how Hip Hop dominates in the US, the same country it started.
It’s part of Japan’s culture and is deeply embedded into that culture. So no amount of:
- So called controversies
Will be able to change that fact.
In the coming years they’re gonna have to live with it, knowing their so-called “political correctness” won’t ever affect Japan’s politically incorrect content surrounding anime.
I’m the Founder of Anime Motivation.
The 1st anime I watched was Dragon Ball Z. Followed by Claymore, Inuyasha, Attack On Titan, and the rest as they say is “history”.