Otaku Force Mangaka Offline Over Second-Hand Shoujo


Otaku incensed at a mangaka’s decision to portray a heroine as being a non-virgin have launched a campaign of harassment which has seen the writer forced to close her blog, reporting that she is “heart-broken” over their hateful attacks.

The mangaka in question, Sasuga Kei (real name Keiko Sasaki), currently writes “G.E. Good Ending,” a popular love comedy serialised in Shonen Magazine.

However, she made the mistake of portraying a “dojikko” character (Shou Iketani) as ending up with kiss-marks on her neck after an amorous encounter in the back of a car – fans complained that for this formerly prim and proper girl to be sexually involved with someone was an outrage, with 2ch spewing forth such criticisms as:

“Honestly, we just can’t idolise a heroine who isn’t a virgin.”

“In a shonen manga it’s weird to have a romantic manga with so little idealisation.”

A subsequent flood of comments to her blog, most harshly critical, led to the mangaka closing her site, saying “I just don’t have the confidence to continue with my site.”

This is of course not the first time the depiction of a girl enjoying normal sexual relations has sent otaku into a rage at having their fantasies of de-virgination shattered…

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    Avatar of Rensei Bayushi
    Comment by Rensei Bayushi
    22:37 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "In a shonen manga it’s weird to have a romantic manga with so little idealisation."

    No statement has summed up my issue with Otaku more than this.

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    Comment by amcsi
    05:22 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    All this is about are virgin fanboys who are unable to manage to sleep with girls, but also can't admit that it's their problem, therefore discriminating non-virgins instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Men perceive women as sluts so letting their 2D idol be a slut as well doesn't help much....

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... they mind is screwed... I think the sexuality of the personnage is not that important of liking the hero, or heroine.... I find this manga funny. Maybe they just frustrated baout their own virginity... I'm french and in france is not that a big deal if the hero/heroine of a franco/belge bd, or manga are not virgin... in fact that have some impact on the story, if they not, the love story between protagonist evolve through this... Japanese otaku are really... stupid, but I says that without hostility. (I'm a geek so ^^)

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    honestly people are so low now a days, need to get laid or something, wait, they cant, because they cannot accept to have a girlfriend who isnt a virgin.

    i remember back then when watching/reading maison ikkoku, ai love, kimi ga nozomu eien or more recently school days. when heroin is a women, i was initially shocked but no problem later. people still like them.


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 09/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's exactly why the outlet to being obsessed Otaku's. Try to understand their perspective, it's basically coincidence that there's so many that pressured her.
    They're ridiculed by you and your miles away from the Jap Otaku's, how bad do you think it is where they actually live? That's probably why they became Otaku because people treated them that way. Sadly life is perceived by physical appearance and with that, the rare golden egg exists in society where one is appreciated by the who they are. But that's the key word, "rare", therefore Japan's already awkward society, caves in with so many Otaku.
    What I think should happen, is to remove this strong influence of "cute anime" heroines. Anime has deeply engraved negativity in Japan's society. But it's not like my suggestion is ever gonna happen so who cares.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:08 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This has encouraged me to go on a womanizing spree in Japan. If all the women have to deal with these ignorant cowards, I can have 12 women on my arms at the end of the week.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:43 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, you'll be much of a loser there as you are here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:38 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If those damn perverted virgin otakus force Kei to stop G.E., I'm going straight to Japan and unleash a barrel of RAGE!!!!

    G.E. is a good manga, and if they would hate it for a simple fact that the heroine lost her virginity, then they fail as a true otaku fan. COMMIT SUICIDE NOW TO CLEANSE YOURSELVES OF YOUR SHAME!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:54 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hm afer reading most of the comments...
    i have to admit, that actually i prefer non-virgin woman more.....
    and on behalf of the mangaka, it's her charakter not some damn public place everyone can walk around on !
    those guys should go and screw themselves!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 09/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's her fans response, her target audience so they're gonna act how they want. Sorry it sounds like I'm on their side, but that's literally how it is. Critics are critics, fans are fans. Not much you can do, like that other comment said, she shouldn't have caved in. If you're going to do what IS considered "bold" in Japan's anime/manga industry, then there will be consequences. I mean Jesus, Hajime Isayama received death threats and I have no idea what he did besides the Pixis incident.

    22:31 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rukia... is that you?

    Then again, what's wrong if the heroine is a virgin or not. It's not like they never fapped on countlessly raped girls in eroge and manga..

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:47 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fapping to porn and wanting to look up to something are completely different.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 24/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Madonna/whore complex. Look it up.

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    Comment by OTIKA
    22:57 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nitpicky bunch aren't they.

    Kids these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:44 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    While I disagree with the outdated and childish antics of the Otaku, the only real person to blame here is the Mangaka for folding under pressure. People will think what they will, but a true artist will hold onto integrity in the face of criticism.

    She should bravely continue making her work according to her vision.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There should be more loose women in Manga not less. That way Otaku might feel they have some hope of actually getting some tail at some point in their lives.

    Comment by Anonymous

    'There should be more loose women in Manga not less. That way Otaku might feel they have some hope of actually getting some tail at some point in their lives.'

    Ironically, I agree with part of this.

    I DO approve of manga that depicts women as promiscuous, because that's realistic.

    However, I think the take-home lesson is that because women are promiscuous, men *shouldn't* idealize them, love them, or marry them.

    Women can be cherished wives or empowered sluts - but when women demand the right to be treated with all the loyalty due to wives and all the tolerance due to sluts, they're asking for more than any man or group of men can give them.

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    Comment by amcsi
    05:30 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The "true fans" are complaining that they are unable to be "true fans". What an amusing contradiction.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Virginity is overrated, the first time is for most people pretty awkward, you need some practise to really get the hang of things.

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    06:42 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tentacle raep is fine, but a loose normal-looking main female character is wrong? Is the fact that she looks like Rukia a bit much for them to take? LOL! These otaku can go join the Moralfag Hall of Fame.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:35 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol fuck otakus for this and i like the Manga

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The funny thing here is, all I see are retards acting just as bad as the people who attacked the author. Forcing your ideals on others and criticizing others for being the same as you. Some people enjoy having virgin heroines, some could care less, but don't try to attack someone for liking something you don't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's one philosophy: "don't try to attack someone for liking something you don't."

    My philosophy is: "Go ahead and attack people, just don't pretend that you're morally superior, and whenever possible, prefer practical physical actions to words."

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:30 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    note that they criticized her, and she couldn't take the heat. so she got out.

    seriously, the whole fantasy is that they are pure and everything, that's the major point in those kinds of stories.

    if they are getting angry that say, miko mido is not a virgin then that's just retarded, its a fucking hentai anime, of course non of em are virgins, or at least not at the end of the story :D

    its just how it is. some ppl just want certain things in certain ways.

    me personally, if she gets fucked i wanna see her get fucked is all. i hate implied stuff. i don't watch porn so i can see stuff implied. so i'll just stay away from this manga or whatever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it remind me of what happen in kannagi case.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:32 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Men are extremely jealous and territorial when it comes to women, and no, sorry girls, no amount of trying to force other ideas into our heads will change that. Liking virgins has nothing to do with lack of confidence, it's been like this in like, nearly all male dominated cultures since ever, so it's pretty obviously genetic.

    On a different note, if you disapprove of the direction a manga is taking, just stop buying it, that's your right, duty even, as a consumer.
    Harassing the author makes you lame, but the author caving it to the douche bags makes her even lamer. Whatever happened to believing in your work?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 24/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Men are extremely jealous and territorial when it comes to women, and no, sorry girls, no amount of trying to force other ideas into our heads will change that."

    Sorry, honey, but it already has. I have yet to encounter a guy who has had a problem with the fact that I'm not a virgin. I guess it's because the guys I have sex with aren't crazy enough to be hung up on things like purity and whether my vagina has been touched by a horrible, filthy penis (issues much?) As for the territorial thing, newsflash: women are human beings, not territory. Go piss on a brick wall if you want so badly to stake your claim on something.

    And no, I don't care if you idiots all think I'm a whore. I'm having fun, and you're all shut-ins. Enjoy your unattainable, imaginary girlfriends!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 13/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think you're a whore. But I will enjoy my unattainable imaginary girlfriends more than equally-unattainable real-life women who label me with the meaningless definition of "creepy" for finding them attractive or daring to show any sign of unconfidence or insecurity while talking to them.

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    Comment by Ribbons
    11:19 24/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    +10 points.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "women are human beings, not territory. "

    Women get to regard themselves as something other than territory only so long as they are male-operated police forces and prison systems giving women the opportunity to take pride in sluttiness.

    So long as you've got men enforcing your political correctness, you can brag about being a slut.

    If that police system ever fails, you'll have to fight your own battles.

    Good luck with that. Slut.

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    Comment by DeathCrunch
    19:28 28/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    LOL, U MAD.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:19 28/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Are you twelve? Do you think rape was legal before 1960 or something? You seriously think the reason why women now feel free, as men have for thousands of years, to acknowledge the fact that we like sex is because the police are now much more vigilant about prosecuting rapists, and not because society has fundamentally changed on a social level? Are you fucking stupid, or just completely ignorant to history? Also, even if that were the case, why should I be worried about the police system failing in the country where I live, the United States? Did that strike you as a likely possibility? I am shocked by your stupidity, kid. Quit embarrassing yourself and go back to fantasizing about a world in which women are actually impressed by your vastly superior Y chromosome. Fuckwit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    otakus pfft, weak animals bunch together on one poor mangaka.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Mangaka pfft, using the power of mass media to propagandize readers and expecting them to pay for their own indoctrination.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:14 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sorry but I just have to say it... these "harassers" had probably never dated anybody, huh?
    I just can't get into their minds... but I guess the general reader audience wouldn't really care, even if this is a shonen tittle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm... maybe that is why otakus are reviled in Japan and why they never can find a girlfriend.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its probably bec the author destroyed otaku's dream.
    anyways what chapter was that?

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    Comment by Riiku
    15:08 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stupid fucks.

    On the contrary: I cant idolise virgins. Virgins are retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:55 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ema gonna write this again (and for sure it's gonna be block by whoever the admin of this site is) and again as i've said this before that the more you know about Otaku or perhaps the more you become a real-deal Otaku, the more you are turning into one real fucked up human being. If the world "fuck" would be a thing, this is probably the thing they ever deserved in life.

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    Comment by kaineer
    14:49 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hunams are strange creatures :-/

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:18 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am really into anime and probably consider myself an otaku....Don't think being an otaku means that they are freaks. Just like how equality now are different from other feminists too.

    I guess not everyone can see it's from a third person perspective. That's how I usually do when I read or watch anime and manga. So I actually want the character to get together rather than go like "Mine precious"...But I guess the more extreme are always the most vocal, even though then are the minority.

    Works like that in politics too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:26 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a writer who portrays most of their characters as non-virgins, it makes me worry about the potential success of my own work. Do these people really not appreciate a realistic character? It seems to be all about ideals and idolization to them...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:42 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, in a world that went out of its way to destroy any kind of idol, virtue, idea, whatever and leave failed relativity of everything in its place, it's comforting that some people pick these up again, although I'm not sure I like how they push them to the extreme and harass people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:39 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think its more along the lines of they just want to jack off to a character that's a virgin like themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That still ends up taking a form of valid idealism. It's the same kind of idealism that has a guy marrying a 2D PSP char. While there may be a number of ulterior motives, in the end, the manifestation ends up being an attempt to grasp the ideal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:15 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You notice this a lot in manga, stories and characters that are unrealistic. For example, in some manga, there is a LOT of echi content. Perverted acts, perverted dialogue and basically everything to titillate the audience, but no actual intercourse, no love making, no real relationships. This is highly prevalent and unrealistic (in real life, people occasionally fall in love, date, and even have sex).

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:20 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if they don't like it they should just go draw their own fucking manga

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    “Honestly, we just can’t idolise a heroine who isn’t a virgin.”

    “In a shonen manga it’s weird to have a romantic manga with so little idealisation.”

    i guess different otakus have different minds and philosophies

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 22/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thus I confirmed otakus were scum that must be eradicated.

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