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Shows like Kobayashi and Demon Slayer are sparking outrage by those who… may or may not like anime but at the end of the day, do not seem to truly understand it. Ilulu, a character in Kobayashi is a very old dragon who takes the form of a young girl when she transforms into a human. A human with breasts the size of her head. While she was hellbent on killing Tohru the (Deuteragonist or 2nd main character) some viewers of the show seem to care very little of the character’s violent actions. Becoming more concerned with how young she looks while having massive breasts. Disregarding many key points such as, she’s hundreds of years old, she’s trying to kill another of her own kind, but most importantly she’s fictional.
This same outrage is happening with Demon Slayer. Nezuko Kamado, the sister turned demon, is able to change her age to either be small and adorable or big and beautiful. Like Kobayashi, this is a problem for some viewers while ignoring the fact that Nezuko is now a demon, the symbol of evil.
I would like to introduce to you Lucy, the former Queen of the underworld from my library’s newly published web novel, Prince Adam & The Man-Eating Queens. Having lived for countless years, seen and done horrible things to everyone of all ages including to herself, the former Queen of the underworld also appears young.
Why is this important? Well, it’s to provide a bit of perspective, at least in terms of where this library stands. So far Japan is standing strong against western views. The same views that put comic book heroes in such a chaotic place.
Anime vs Youtube
You might have heard a lot of copyright claims being dished out by anime producers in Japan and Youtube content creators. Specifically, anime bloggers. While the United States has a thing called Fair Use, Japan doesn’t support such a thing, at least not on the same scale as the US.
So content creators are having their content flagged and being supposedly being sued for use of content they don’t own. While my library has a few videos of my cat Candy talking about anime I would not be surprised if said studio told us to stop.
I’ll leave you with this, while I wish everyone the best of luck with how they make a living, understand that if it doesn’t belong to you you could be risking your future. Anime is being attacked from many different directions and in many different ways so I don’t blame them for being overly aggressive. However, I hope to see some kind of compromise in the future.