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Anime is dangerous!

Japanese anime is among DVDs identified as dangerous as they contain negative elements which can corrupt the minds of Malaysian children, said Film Censorship Board chairman Datuk Mohd Hussain Shafie.Source: The Malaysian Insider

Some people still don't get the difference between medium and genre. Anime is a medium and many genres that use the medium of animation to tell their stories. The Censorship Board needs to get it in their collective heads that just because it is animation it does not automatically mean that it is "for children". Some anime are made for adults (on a separate but related note: not all video games are made for children, too). And as adults, we demand the right to make our own decisions about what we want to watch (and/or play) without some Figure of Authority saying that this is Bad For Us.

Thank you very much.