My Little Sister Can’t Be This Harmful to Children

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Ore no Imouto has been alleged to contain “antisocial” content which is harmful to children, and Japan’s main TV censorship body has been investigating complaints about it.

The body in question, the “BPO,” published several complaints on its website, one dealing with Ore no Imouto’s first episode, which showed Kirino’s vast hoard of eroge. The other targeted Yosuga no Sora’s noted preoccupation with healthy sexuality.

Regarding Ore no Imouto:

It is exceedingly inappropriate for anime to be showing a minor accumulating adult games and similar in large quantities.

In addition, makers of such games gave official endorsement for their actual products to appear, neglecting the needs of minors. It may be aired late at night, but it is also distributed online.

There is a significant fear that such an anime may encourage minors to access adult content.

There was in fact some suspicion on 2ch that the complaints had been by the show’s detractors as a way of getting back at fans.

The BPO (“Broadcasting Ethics & Program Improvement Organization” – it seems to prefer the English version of its name and the “BPO” abbreviation is how it is referred to in Japanese) is an “independent” broadcasting ethics watchdog largely concerned with fielding public complaints about Japanese TV content, most of which seemingly revolve around indecent programming of the sort moralistic busybodies the world over love to hound.

The organisation itself has no formal powers and has a governing committee stacked with broadcasting industry bosses, and thus tends to be none too hostile to the interests of stations.

The BPO’s investigatory committee viewed the episode in question and unanimously agreed there was no significant issue with the show, coming as something of a relief to fans of the show fearing yet another crazed witchhunt against content which would barely be registered were it written or filmed.

One member could not resist getting a dig in all the same however (after watching it three times):

“The justification for a middle schooler owning this kind of adult material is deftly woven into the story, although I can’t help but have misgivings about this having the effect of promoting sales to any children viewing.”

The fact that the show is broadcast at 3AM is apparently unworthy of consideration in this evaluation.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It must feel nice to be so deluded, thinking that children/young teens don't actually access porn online when noone's looking and that they're not touching themselves in private unless they see something like that done on TV or someone tells them about it.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    22:48 02/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Ignorant parents and politicians that are too f*cking stupid and/or afraid to face reality that those they deem innocent aren't THAT innocent after all....

    Heh...

    When puberty hits, your little prim and proper Protoss can turn into a haughty and horny Zerg...Complete with creep...

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    Comment by 美しい音
    21:57 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "There is a significant fear that such an anime may encourage minors to access adult content."

    I loled. I guess they're still living in the stone age.

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    Comment by Candy
    21:53 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Really now, this is nothing compared to other shows that contain gigantic boobies and sexual content.

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    Comment by Lunatique
    21:43 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    There is a lot of minors playing eroge and watching hentai/pr0n.
    At least she doesn't download.

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    Comment by alex251
    22:03 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    the moral of the story actually is: "I'm buying it"

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This should please the entertainment industry.

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    Comment by erochichi
    05:50 09/12/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    How do you know she doesn`t download? They simply don`t show that. Or show her life 24hrs/day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:51 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    @ Aniki-sama. That's true, in fact, she's showing how to be a proper citizen. :P

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    Comment by alex251
    21:52 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    We know no child will ever buy anime DVDs (at least in Japan) and there's much worse stuff free on the Internet.

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    Comment by DFC
    21:26 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Just because they've got a fancy name and a "committee" doesn't mean anyone should bother listening to them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    >It is exceedingly inappropriate for anime to be showing a minor accumulating adult games and similar in large quantities.

    >It is exceedingly appropriate for anime though to be showing a minor that incest is fucking hot

    oh japan, you so crazy

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 03/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    thats right,blame the anime but not the novel it was based on

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    22:23 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "It is exceedingly inappropriate for anime to be showing a minor accumulating adult games and similar in large quantities.

    In addition, makers of such games gave official endorsement for their actual products to appear, neglecting the needs of minors. It may be aired late at night, but it is also distributed online.

    There is a significant fear that such an anime may encourage minors to access adult content."

    The same sh*t could be said to late night "R-rated" movies...

    Hell, I used to watch them when I was in 2nd grade as well as DL them off the internet...

    BPO...F*cking idiotic hypocrites...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Bloody hell, I used to remember when I was a little kid when showing titties on regular programming wasn't a crime against god/humanity/church/kids...

    Now you show a bit of cleavage or even a hint of sexual innuendo (or guns and smoking) and the f*cking soccer moms and other moral bigots who literally got some holy sh*t up their asses will crucify you...

    Anime now has:

    Green-colored guns...

    Censored cigars...

    Entire dialogues and scenes cut/edited to fit the general nuclear family...

    It's all f*cking disgusting...

    It's like everyone became these anti-sex, insecure bigots when the year 2000 arrived...

    I miss the early 90's...

    @DFC

    Amen...

    @John Hayabusa

    Nah...More like...

    BPO = Bigotry and Puritanical Organization

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    Comment by konakona
    23:41 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "It may be aired late at night, but it is also distributed online."

    So is a lot of porn. Good luck stopping that.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    00:27 03/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    No need to stop that :D

    Comment by Anonymous

    impossible to stop that *fixed*

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    Comment by PewPewPew!
    00:09 03/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's just one episode they based their rants on..., isn't that a bit biased?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I have also noticed how older animes show scenes not found in new ones.

    'Amazing Cat Girl Nuku Nuku' from 1991 has an episode where a boy invites a girl from his class to the beach and spend the night at a beach house belonging to a man the parents of the girl has never met before, and who happens to smoke cigarettes in the kids presence.

    This would never happen in anime today.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Btw. The original 6 part ova is pure gold, the two 'Nuku Nuku' TV series made afterwards are garbage, don't waste your time on those.

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    Comment by YakomoFujikawa
    22:11 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    if they don't want kids watching it, then the parents should be ummm idk.....watching their kids? u know? like a parent should act?! I mean, this is just a group of people who think they got the right to bitch about something and get it off the air simply because they get complaints from "people" who don't like this. If you don't like it, take ur remote, change the channel and shut the fuck up....and if you don't want them watching it online, then turn on the freaking parental control on the fucking PC...is it srsly THAT hard to act like a parent? should have used a condom, if you ask me.....

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    Comment by yaku
    04:34 03/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You'd be surprised how many people, even when presented with this argument say "but still..." and go on a monologue on how it also affects adults and things should be censored. Seriously.

    Retards everywhere who want to be held by the hand through their whole life, I tell you.

    23:49 02/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    They probably haven't this commercial
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nojWJ6-XmeQ

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    Comment by YakomoFujikawa
    00:34 03/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    LMAO~ so true....

    00:34 03/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    ^ They probably haven't seen this commercial fixed

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I totally agree..

    21:33 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    BPO *facepalm*

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    22:18 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    BPO = Bitchass Pussy Organization

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    Comment by Daiyousei
    02:08 03/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    BPO = Apparently pretty reasonable.

    They didn't throw any sort of fit about it, after all. Many committees would.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    01:07 03/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Then how will you say "hello" in Japan?

    Avatar of ו═╣═flood══›
    03:21 03/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Serious face palm.... This is an anime.. an ANIME... It's bound to have exaggerations, even more so if it has comedic qualities.

    BPO wtf. It ain't the anime they should be blaming, the internet is already uncontrollable, they should just give up.

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    Comment by TNinja
    00:48 03/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Bullshit... Pancake... O-oppai...!
    Derp.

    But no seriously, people overeacting on anime. Really? Doesn't Japan have other cases to take care off? Like, I don't know, rape?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 02/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.8)

    BPO = Plain shit

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    Comment by Ray
    03:59 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    BPO - Taking Care of (Anime) Business

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:20 26/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    BPO = Butthole + Penis > Onahole

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    By yelling SURPRISE

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @daiyousei

    Like Unicef?

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    Comment by Lamberto
    04:14 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rape? In Japan? Sweden is rape country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "We're sorry."

    Comment by Anonymous

    BPO?

    Bitching
    Pussy
    Organization

    LOLs all around.

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    Comment by MasterJ633
    06:01 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Seriously? BPO is acting as retarded as the WMG (Warner Music Group).

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 02/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Because children at age 16 are totally innocent and have never looked at pornographic material.

    /s

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    Comment by Chen-04
    23:44 02/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Because girls aged 12 never were pregnant in countries that censored sex in the last 30 years.

    lul, as if

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 03/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.8)

    "not like unfertilized eggs and sperm haven't had sex these days."
    *over-fixed*

    ...because you dared me to.

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    Comment by Bebop
    00:53 03/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    More like BECAUSE JAPAN COULDN'T USE A LITTLE HEALTHY INTEREST IN SEX.
    It's not like their birth rate is in the negatives or anything!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Not like 16 year old girls haven't had sex these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "not like 14 year old girls haven`t had sex these days." *fixed*

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:59 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "not like 12 year old girls haven`t had sex these days." *fixed* *fixed*

    Go on, I dare you, I double dare you!

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    22:32 02/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    BPO? Oh that's just great. Just another committee full of hypocrites who have been kissing Agnes Chan's ass for like years.

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    Comment by Megidola
    02:45 03/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It wasn't the BPO stirring things up, it was some anonymous complainers, and the BPO said there was no problem.

    It's more like-

    Fans- 1
    Haters- FAIL
    BPO- surprising win

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 03/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ^ reading comprehension FTW!

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    00:45 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They stirred shit up and ended as failed rejects.

    Fans - 1
    BPO - FAIL

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:47 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They = haters.
    Who else?

    Comment by Anonymous

    BPO is the sound BP made when the pipeline cracked up AGAIN.






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