Korean Rage over Anti-Korean Anime “Unko-san”


The latest Japanese object of Korean fascination and outrage is excrement themed anime “Unko-san.”

Koreans allege that a character named “Kim Ben” (“Ben” is a pun on the Japanese character for excrement), who loves kimchee, has narrow eyes and is “easily angered,” is in fact an attempt to liken Koreans to nightsoil. He is visible in the top right of the above illustration.

The characters of the show all seem to be based on none too kind classic cartoon stereotypes; whether it constitutes a racist caricature or an attempt to soil Korea’s good name seems a difficult matter to determine, though there is no denying that “Kim Ben” fits the profile of a national caricature, and that good taste is alien to the makers of this anime.

You can see the characters below:


Kim Ben “loves kimchee,” “is very easy to anger,” and is “extreme” according to his various official descriptions.

The anime itself:

How long this anime will now last is anyone’s guess; considering what happened to blameless anime Hetalia when it fell foul of Korean nationalism, it may not have long.

Via Itai News.

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    Comment by RLich
    04:20 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is some crazy shit I'm watching here

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    04:07 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lolz @ Korea rage

    Comment by No One Important
    02:34 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have no idea what just happened, but I fucking love it. Needs subtitles...Maybe.

    I hope the american one suplexes people, when he's not busy eating fatty foods or nuking japanese cities.

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    Comment by brek_kreb
    04:00 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Soooo much... POO~

    Comment by Kyo
    06:31 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans give a shit about an anime that's all about shit!

    I can't think about a shittier anime. This tops Lost Universe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Korea’s good name"

    I lol'd

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Korean people do eat shit though...

    Can't read Korean? Try this crude attempt by google.
    http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://www.booksory.co.kr/nshop/item.php%3Fit_id%3D01110&sl=ko&tl=en&history_state0= [http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://www.booksory.co.kr/nshop/item.php?it_id=01110&sl=ko&tl=en&history_state0=]

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:24 27/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    똥이어디로갔을까, if I'm not wrong:

    똥= Ttong= shit
    이/가= subject-suffix, Ttong is the subject here
    어디로= eodiro= where/where to
    갔을까=kasseulkka= an indirect question (shown by the suffix 까) of the verb kada(가다= to go)

    translated it would be something like: "Where does the shit go(to)?" or "where the shit should go",
    it has nothing to do with eating shit I believe (and hope that such books wouldn't be published as books for children...)

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol'd. But you realize its a book about potty training.

    =) NT

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    Comment by sanimej2
    02:31 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That show gave me the SHITZ!

    Comment by zad1
    23:58 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    None of my Korea friends are aware of this. Where's the source of angry Koreans' reactions?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is certain rage in SC already it seems...

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by l’anonyme masqué
    02:25 17/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that shit isn't holy

    Comment by Riiku
    23:44 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now they make an anime about turds. Yeah, dont forget the love story.

    Would be great if they made a fucking live action out of it.

    Comment by l’anonyme masqué
    02:27 17/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will they use dog shit or human shit for the live action?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Korea >>>>>>> Japan

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    Comment by mrmilkman
    01:39 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    my name is Ben.... should I be angry? or sad?

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    Comment by hauntedskin
    02:01 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And meanwhile Artefact is sitting back smiling at all the postings to "crap" and thinking this is another EPIC WIN...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    China = Japan = Korea = Taiwan

    Asia nation :D

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    01:39 17/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah...you're really not helping the situation by assuming East Asian cultures are all naturally so similar.

    Russia = Mongolia = Korea = Georgia = India = Japan = Uzbekistan

    Asia nation ;D

    Comment by l’anonyme masqué
    02:28 17/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would be EuroAsia nation imo

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:08 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh god enough, Korea.

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    Comment by dzodzu
    01:18 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But sure it's not comparable to Mr. Hankey from SP.
    It's indeed the shittiest anime ever...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... has squinty eyes, extreme views, and is quick to anger.

    That's pretty much spot on for the average korean. I am korean, I have grown up around koreans, lived in korea for a few years. It's a nation filled with assholes.

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    Comment by Naeuigeudae
    19:15 27/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bwahahaha @ the black one..

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    16:53 17/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is making anime about shit talk about running out of idea

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    Comment by Lazydabear
    12:32 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    South Korea its the South.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the fuck did I just watch?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:45 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not again!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:06 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is a masterpiece and y so serious korea?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:37 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All Koreans living in Korea seriously needs to loosen up. I swear, being born as a Korean, I see so much nationalism that it's almost Facist. Until the day that Korea rules the world there will be most QQing by Koreans.

    The stereotype is true learn to deal with it, Korean people get pissed over nothing.

    As for the Japanese invading Korea, yea they invaded most of the eastern asian nations so lets QQ moar.
    Get your history straight, we thwarted so many invasions from the Japanese & Chinese & others its not even funny (turtle boats ftw).

    And don't even say Korean's arn't racist. I live in America and all I hear from my parents are racist comments.

    Stop raging over it you Koreans living in Korea, makes you look bad in the end.

    (Ironic) I'm raging too about the raging Koreans raging over "is very easy to anger" lulz

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    Comment by chie
    23:59 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At the time japan governed korea to help thier slave, and allocate care to korean people. According to the results, japan made their increase in average life expectancy, besides established bunch of schools to improve their literacy rate. What an outrageous story that you mention it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Korean industrial improvement was coming before the Japanese occupation. Perhaps 10-15 years later but it would of occurred naturally and without forced labor under Japanese rule. Yes its undeniably that there were a FEW aspects that improved under Japanese rule but was it worth the loss of Korea as an independent nation? No.

    you claim way too much as a counter argument when most of it is fully or partially false.

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    Comment by chie
    00:08 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What an unspeakable ingrates you are.

    You forgot the fact that korea would never have gotten as rich as it is without supporting of japanese government.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck off and die. "Ingrate," bullshit. Maybe you should actually read and comprehend before posting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    chie is a terrible troll...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I understand why you rage about Koreans raging about what you think is 'nothing'. But people in Korea have very close connections to their parents and grandparents (for the most part). When you hear about stories about Japanese occupation as a little child, a preset mentality is set, that Japan is still out to get us. Koreans are a very prideful people, but in a national sense of community, but as well as personal. Each Korean thus takes huge insult when either national or personal pride is hurt.

    Koreans are also inherently racist but the same can be basically said about any group of people.

    We QQ a lot because of the things done under occupation, not because of the original Japanese invasion. Though, China has more reason to QQ in terms of brutal treatment.

    Im sure that those who QQ are either heavily connected to the past, because in Korea's youth population, there is very little animosity toward Japanese.

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    Comment by 13k
    16:04 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF!?!? Why hasn't anyone pointed out that this is literally a shitty anime??

    Who in their right mind wants to watch this crap?

    Comment by EyE
    16:06 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they probably figure if they make an anime about shit then obviously it is not going to be shitty

    Comment by Zeniselv
    15:43 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    south park already did it.

    Comment by The Beast
    16:12 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mr. Hanky: Howdy Ho!

    Comment by MeidoNiac
    16:00 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow.. Koreans.. It's not like you guys never produce any K-dramas featuring Japanese ppl as an inferior community and not to mention a crappy 3D clip of your Mazinger rip-off beating Japanese armies..

    If it's not because of Pangya and Banya, i'd already hate you 100%.. (JK)

    Comment by MeidoNiac
    16:19 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Pangya, Banya, Park Sung Woo and Hyung Tae Kim.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha, as a Korean, things like this irritate me because its insulting to my national culture but also because i know some nationalists (who may have good reason to be raged) will start something. Whatever. All people dont like to get insulted (except masos).

    Even with all these tension filled bumps between Japan and Korea, progress is being made in creating a positive relationship. Though 2chan does not seem to be helping at all...rather going in the opposite direction.

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    Comment by chie
    23:31 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can't realize that your own country has been hated due to bunch of crimes in japan, over the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All groups of people have sectors of business that are unethical. Particularly for the Koreans (though most are Northern refugees) is the blackmarket.

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    Comment by chie
    01:38 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fraudulent practices, rape, murder, the others are innumerable examples you know. I'd Let you face it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what crimes? proof or gtfo

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    STFU, typical weeaboo

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maidnaic isnt hating ...

    so dont call weeabou for random reason k thx

    Comment by MeidoNiac
    00:47 17/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    >>STFU, typical weeaboo
    >>typical weeaboo

    Lol hahaha, bet you're not aware that those names and stuffs i mentioned in the end are from Korea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 17/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i did, but some other anons are idiots.

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    Comment by chie
    23:32 15/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahaha! poor korean don't cry out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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