Madoka “Too Cruel for TV!”


Japan’s top broadcast watchdog has published complaints denouncing Puella Magi Madoka Magica as unfit for TV.

The nation’s main broadcast censorship body, the BPO, published the following complaint about Madoka:

“It is a late night anime, but it still had scenes of a little girl having her head bitten off by a monster!

The producers have stated their intent to go on profiting from these cruel scenes each week.

Even if it is late at night, it is outrageous for TV programmes to be so flagrantly profiting from this sort of horrible material.”

Notably, Ore no Imouto suffered similar criticism.

Rather less surprisingly, Ochinko has also been coming under fire:

“It may be broadcast in a late slot, but it’s still based on incest. Scenes in which characters expose their underwear with the intent of titillating the viewer are frequent, as are scenes with clothed sexual touching. How does this differ from the contents of an adult manga?

I think this is inappropriate material for age-unrestricted broadcasts.”

Ishihara’s ban will presumably see such filth purged from the airwaves soon enough.

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    Avatar of YakomoFujikawa
    Comment by YakomoFujikawa
    17:13 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    moral fags.....enough said.

    Avatar of Yoshii-kun
    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    18:23 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I blame Kyuubee for starting this shit in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" --Edmund Burke

    copy and paste from wiki, history repeats itself.

    as soon as the moral fags get organized and force their value onto people, while most of the general public dont gives a rats ass, by the time they realized that moral fags are raping them, it is already too late.


    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for evil men to be called good.

    Avatar of PewPewPew!
    Comment by PewPewPew!
    20:08 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sadly, good men are in the endangered species list...

    Avatar of Lonesnipa
    Comment by Lonesnipa
    22:08 27/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Not that you can call the people who put in this ban good people.

    Avatar of SOTER
    Comment by SOTER
    21:01 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guys stop it. Haven't You know that in postmodern society there is no good or evil except in perception. ^_^

    Avatar of Megidola
    Comment by Megidola
    21:36 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Tell that to the BPO.

    Avatar of SOTER
    Comment by SOTER
    06:57 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Yeah, a company, but not being insulted every time. You apparently misunderstood me. My obnoxious little friend. ^_^

    Avatar of SOTER
    Comment by SOTER
    04:22 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    You really have some issues about me. Writing insulting personal messages and now open harassment. You're probably really lonely. *_*

    Avatar of 美しい音
    Comment by 美しい音
    06:26 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I thought you liked my company ^_^

    Avatar of 美しい音
    Comment by 美しい音
    07:11 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    So you don't like the type of company I provide?

    Avatar of 美しい音
    Comment by 美しい音
    04:13 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    SOTER, I came to that resolution when I was 9 years old. Your mental maturity has decade long ping

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:47 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i smell butthurt fag who thinks hes better than moral fags

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 27/02/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Fuck yourself and die shit head! How would you feel if someone died in your family because of this shit! Think about that fuckface!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:21 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i doubt that anyone die ddu eto watching this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you seriously suggesting you had a family member die after being decapitated by by a magical liquorice stick with a face?

    Seriously, people are more likely to have lost loved ones in traffic accidents and the likes, but these are still considered acceptable for use in entertainment. Hell, entertainment even invokes open warfare, which is *much* worse than anything in this cartoon.

    If society can deal with the typical summer blockbuster fare, it can deal with this, so stop being a pillock. Thanks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is no joke, fellow Anon. Magical liquorice sticks are a serious threat. Last year alone, over ten thousand people were decapitated by magical liquorice sticks.

    Avatar of 美しい音
    Comment by 美しい音
    07:32 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck yourself and die shit head! How would you feel if someone in your family would become a Puella Magi because of QB's shit! Think about it fuckface!

    Comment by SpectatorMode
    17:00 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    pretty sure i was watching stuff way worse than this on nickelodeon 15 years ago

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    and I watch Madoka full screen AV to my television and my mom watched it with me lol she approves

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    Comment by Maigo44
    21:08 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Wow, i love your mother..

    Avatar of aarond12
    Comment by aarond12

    MILF? Pics please...

    Avatar of TFish
    Comment by TFish
    17:19 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If I remember correctly there was an episode of rockos modern life where there was a montage of him having different jobs. One of those jobs (though not explicitly stated) was him working at a phone sex line. Which I didn't realize until I saw the episode again when I was older and noticed a poster in the background that said "Be spunky, Be wild, Be sexy" and him saying "Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby." on the phone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rememeber the "I used to like rainbows..." episode.

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    Comment by Lycopene
    17:26 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, yeah! I remember that! Loved that show...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nickelodeon still does stuff like that. Which is why Sponge Bob also popular with parents, and not just kids too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Agreed with Arbjarb. I do think Cow and Chicken is way worst than this

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think so at all.

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    Comment by Human Shuriken
    16:41 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Oh what pussies, scared of a little violence.

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    Comment by yaku
    17:29 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What cracks me up is that they say "it's late night anime" but still complain about violence as if was a saturday morning cartoon show. What a bunch of moral crusaders.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 27/02/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    No fag, they are smart enough to know kids stay up late idiotic fool!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 28/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Then its the parents fault for letting them watch that late.
    In my country sex commercials start around 23:30 and full time sex commercials (IE only those commercials and nothing more) begins about 0:30 on weekdays. So if parents let children watch at those times its their damn fault.

    Since Madoka airs in a nighttime slot its the parents fault for letting them watch not TBS fault.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:32 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Kids aren't still up an 1:30am.

    Even if they are, their *parents* would be there and would have some say. Or do you think it's your job to parent everybody else's kids for them?


    Avatar of The REAL Lamberto
    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    17:40 27/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    BPO = Bitchass Pussies Organization.

    They are iShitHara's official bitches.

    18:57 27/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    BPO = Butthurt Pansies Organization.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:57 27/02/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    I am with them and will ban anime the they agree with me. So WTF are you going to do bitch? IRL WTF can you do bitch? NOTHING! ROFL!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mad?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:04 24/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol you need valiums m8

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 27/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    The shows are for us young adults to enjoy, not for government bastards to say it's unfit for TV!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 27/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I know! Hell, I never got to see a Mami topless bathing scene. When do they goto the Hot Springs or Beach?

    It's hard to masturbate with so much ground breaking plot and cutting edge visuals - what are they thinking?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:47 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ground breaking? Is it really that good?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:12 27/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    YES, YES IT IS! It has to mean something when people praise this series for the awesome plot and not for some gratuitous fanservice. Not to mention that Gen Urobuchi is the script writer, who presented such lovely and heart-warming story like "Saya no Uta".................
    Okay, who can I fool, the story is about as nightmarish and cynical as "Narutaru" or "Bokurano". But THAT's what makes the show totally AWESOME!!!!! /end fangasm

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    Comment by Satonaka
    19:10 27/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    It's good in a sense that it deconstructs the "typical" magical girl type of show. For me this is exactly why im watching it and why people are so entertained by it, because it's different from what you normally associate with this type of show. Gone are the abundant pink colors and repeated cries of friendship conquering all and a trip to the ice cream parlor after a defeating last weeks monster of the week...

    Oh no parnelli, starting with 2 episodes of pink fluffy cotton candy... episode 3 and onward it goes from bad to worse to "I'll never look at magical girls the same way again... EVER!"

    19:02 27/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    It's the best thing since slice bread.

    Avatar of Observer
    Comment by Observer
    20:02 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ground breaking ? Storywise not really but it is not a 0815 mahou shojo story with obvious hero and obvious enemy.
    Combined with a really awesome animation, good characters, and some else very very nice things. But i am too drunk to explain it now.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:11 27/02/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    It isn't. There is only heavy emo bitching and some nice vistas. For some reason people think the occasional violence makes it unique enough to care a monkeys behind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why don't they try mentioning all the LIVE ACTION BLOOD, GORE, AND SEX on Japanese TV at the same time of night? Asshats.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Let's just hope they never get to watch an episode of Tom and Jerry...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:09 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah! Those incestuous rodents on feline in the mix shots at the beginnings of an double flick movie bijou really twicked the twits of the days. Canna we all just get along~~~iiSHIThara?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:54 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    so movie counterparts like aliens, predators, saw and the likes are deemed fine to broadcast at 8:30pm when children might still be awake and watching it. but 2D fictional animes are too much for grown ups at midnight...

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