Sunday, October 9, 2016

Anime Mine: Liz Thompson 2.

Japan is as schizo over censorship as America.

In this video you often here the narrator lament about how Nintendo censors video games coming over from Japan. What is never explained is why North America, more specifically the United States tends to be more conservative than the rest of the world (it seems.)

It goes back to who it was that settled America in the 15 and 1600's. Starting in the 1500's you had the Protestant Reformation. From what I understand is that an ever growing number of people grew tired of the excesses of the Catholic Church and wanted to go back to more simpler ways to worship. Like the Christians 1500 years earlier who were persecuted by the dominant Roman religion and state the newly formed Protestants were also persecuted. Groups of people had had enough of this and decided to make a go of it in the new world.

All these Protestants, Pilgrims, and Puritans came here to America to worship as they saw fit without being too interfered from the homeland. Now keep in mind these are people who were to uptight for even England. They wanted freedom of religion for themselves, not for anybody else that had some different ideas on how to pray to God. They were just as vicious as the Church and the states they fled from. (What was it that Jesus called people like that?)

(One, two, skip a few, 99, 100.)

Now back to the title of this post.

With two screen shots of a very popular anime (and one of my favorites,) Yuru Yuri I shall prove my point. (How popular is it? You can by the soundtracks on the American iTunes.)

Why tuck, fold, and constantly change the length of a skirt if she is wearing shorts underneath?  I do thank the animators of Yuru Yuri for NOT ever giving us a constant stream of panty shots of 13 year old girls.

In an aside, I do know that Yuru Yuri is a satire on the yuri genre, but was it ever really necessary to have a woman wear her sister's underwear on her head?
(One of my favorite voice actresses, too.)