The anime industry is always under fire for something. It can’t even take a breath to chill for a moment or two.
The latest drama and controversy is connected to Yashahime: Princes Half Demon.
It’s the latest
The latest episode has driven Twitter and
In this episode, Rin gives birth to the twins the anime is based on. The father is Sesshomaru, who fans will know is older than Rin.
There’s no arguments there.
After the latest episode and what went down, many Twitter users are accusing Yashahime of child grooming and pedophilia.
A few accounts Tweeted Crunchyroll directly, saying:
“Why is a 13 year old giving birth to a grown mans kids? How can you promote something so vile, especially when its target adueince is young children who could be influenced by this.”
Another one says:
“Are you aware that in this ep a 13/14 year old gave birth to a
adultman’s children? Isn’t this supposed to be a kid’s show?”
The other account claims it’s promoting child grooming and isn’t appropiate.
@Crunchyroll @hulu @VIZMedia @FUNimation @Disney
So y’all are really condoning pedophilia and grooming by having yashahime happen, huh? UNDERAGE Rin with sesshomaru is really the thing you want to support? I am EXTREMELY disappointed in all of you for green lighting this
— Nature Mom (@TheBirdySitter) January 16, 2021
They really put child grooming and p*dophilia in the reboot of my fav childhood series… I feel so sick 🤢🤢🤢 yashahime is disgusting and at least none of it is canon 🤮🤮🤮
— Gabi 🦭 (@GirlVillains) January 16, 2021
Its a good thing Yashahime isn’t canon, cause we don’t support child grooming here.
— Keelah!! ∠( ᐛ 」∠)＿ (@ByTheHomeWorld) January 17, 2021
not yashahime…having a fucking grooming storyline…
— kip ✨ (@peachykip) January 16, 2021
romanticizing a grooming relationship is still not
cuteno matter the rating of the show, and fyi, yashahime IS targeted at young girls, so… https://t.co/Usdbscw6mn
— chonkers ✨ (@ChungusChonkers) January 17, 2021
I wash my hands of this ✨fuckery✨. Y’all broke my Lord Sesshomaru and made him into a grooming pedo💀. I agree with this tumblr post. Gonna treat the anime like I did with DBGT and Blood C. #inuyasha #sesshomaru #rumikotakahashi #sunrise #Yashahime pic.twitter.com/SuMUUitLJy
— 💮🐰Raveravesama 🦄💮 (@red_radar) January 16, 2021
As you can see, Twitter is absolutely going bonkers.
Crunchyroll is getting tagged constantly about Yashahime’s alleged “child grooming” and pedophilia taking place.
About half the people Tweeting are saying this, or at least have this view point.
Yashahime child grooming argument
Goodness. It’s like they dun even understand Sesshomaru’s character or seen his interaction with Rin from the start of their relationship (“grooming” period according to these folks). Have they been watching the same show (Inuyasha, the prequel to Yashahime)? https://t.co/QXcJxNbjGF
— Medusa (@sa_medusa) January 17, 2021
may i also bring up this one tragedy of westerners thinking “Yashahime is a problematic show and should be cancelled” because they claim the anime depicts a minor being in a relationship with an
adult, hence, it’s ‘grooming’https://t.co/zSFGspbGnz
— would graham (@wouldgraham) January 16, 2021
Credit to @/yashahime.theories on Instagram
This is about the so called “child grooming” or said that sesshomaru forced rin to love him, which is not true at all. Thank you for pointing this out #Yashahime #sessrin #rin #sesshomaru #HanyoNoYashahime pic.twitter.com/FeDAQm4RGD
— huh (@yeahnoshade) January 13, 2021
There’s a lot to breakdown from the images.
If you’re a fan of Yashahime, I’ll leave it to you to decide.
The basic argument is about how rin isn’t groomed by Sesshomaru, and how the controversy is blown out of proportion.
As well as it being taken out of context.
What do you think about this controversy?