7 Anime Banned in the World, Surprise!
Like a game, anime is actually made to entertain. Unfortunately, these good intentions are sometimes not well received. Until we often hear that there are anime that are prohibited from showing in the world. The reasons also vary, some are because they are too vulgar, to cultural differences between Japan and other countries, such as Indonesia.
For example, Japanese culture considers a father bathing naked with his daughter is normal, but in Indonesia and other countries it is inappropriate behavior. Here are 7 anime that are banned from airing in the world.
Attack on Titan
One of the anime that is full of controversy that ends with a refusal to air is Attack on Titan. And one of the countries that banned Attack on Titan from broadcasting was China. Anime Action, which was produced in 2009 ago, was banned because it featured many sadistic scenes. For example, when Attack on Titan eats humans alive, it looks very brutal.
Another reason why Attack on Titan is banned in China is because Attack on Titan takes the theme of rebellion. According to the Chinese government, this theme could trigger similar actions in the bamboo curtain country. Even though it was banned, Attack on Titan is the most loved anime in Japan.
Similar to Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul was also banned because it featured many scenes of cannibalism. However, the main problem that got Tokyo Ghoul rejected in China is that Tokyo broadcasts scenes of citizen violence to members of the police and army. Even though this story is only fictitious, in fact, this anime is still prohibited from showing in China.
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
You certainly know that America is known as the most open country in the world. So why did America actually ban the anime Transformers: Robots in Disguise from showing in their country? Seeing the title, you might be confused about why anime is banned in America.
In general, the Transformers: Robots in Disguise anime does not feature scenes of violence to cannibals, but there is one thing that makes this anime banned, namely because this anime is said to trigger trauma for Americans. How come?
More confused huh? Well, in this anime, the result of the collaboration between Japan and America, there is a scene in the first episode where Megatron destroys a tall building in one of the cities in America. Shortly after the episode aired, a heartbreaking event took place known as WTC 9/11.
According to the American government, this horrific incident is similar to the scene in the Transformers: Robots in Disguise anime. Since then this anime has been banned because it triggers trauma for the US population.
Death note is the next anime that is banned from airing in a number of countries, one of which is China. This country is known to be quite selective in providing entertainment for its citizens. You anime lovers must know the red thread of Death note. It must be admitted that there is an element of violence displayed by Death Note which is prone to be imitated by children and teenagers.
Initially, Death Note was screened in China, but after students in China made their own version of Death Note by writing down the names of teachers and friends they didn’t like, the Chinese authorities immediately blocked the Japanese series. In addition to China, Russia has also banned the Death Note series from airing in its country.
Pokemon is also one of the cartoons that are banned worldwide. Pokemon is actually one of the most popular anime in the world, not only the card series, even the game with the same title has succeeded in capturing the hearts of gamers.
However, the most popular anime in Japan was banned from broadcast in Saudi Arabia because it was considered to be exposing gambling and promoting symbols of Christian and Shinto religious teachings. This is certainly contrary to Arabic which is thick with the teachings of Islam.
It’s not only China, Russia and Saudi Arabia that have banned anime from showing. Indonesia has also banned the showing of several anime which are considered to deviate from the norm in Indonesia. One of the anime that is banned in Indonesia is Crayon Shinchan.
It must be admitted that this comedy anime is very popular in the country, not only children but even adults who idolize Shincan characters. The reason why Shinchan is banned from broadcasting in Indonesia is because this anime presents a lot of scenes that are not educational for children. For example, Shinchan who is still small but likes to tease adult women.
Apart from Shinchan, Detective Conan was also banned from broadcasting in Indonesia and even the world. Maybe you are a little confused why this anime is banned. The reason is, before it was finally banned, Detective Conan had been broadcast on various TVs in the world since 1997 ago. On Indonesian TV itself, Detective Conan once aired on Indosiar every Sunday morning. The many scenes related to the steps involved in the murder and the fear of being imitated by other people finally made Detective Conan banned from broadcasting all over the world, including Indonesia.
Those are some of the banned anime that are all over the world. In addition to the anime above, there are still many anime from Japan that are banned from broadcast around the world for several reasons. Delivered because it contains adult content and a fairly vulgar wiki scene.
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