The maker of nondescript school anime Hyakko may very well be planning to pursue criminal slander charges against persistent online detractors who have been brazen enough to call the not universally well received anime “rubbish”.
Slander is a criminal as well as civil offence in Japan, with substantial prison terms possible.
We see the following exchange in a Hyakko thread:
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- Anonymous commented on August 27, 2010 05:23
I liked Hyakko. That jump scene in the beginning brought me to tears lol Still, if you don't like something you can express yourself the way you want, including calling something crap. Thumbs down for the... More
- TakeAGuess commented on July 24, 2009 12:43
That thick-skinned MF is thick-skinned. I knew the Japanese have things backwards. But to create horrible animu and not be called out for it? These circus clowns who make that crap can't take the... More