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Role of Parents in Modern Society?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-10-16/washington-library-respo...

http://kotaku.com/5952432/man-shocked-to-discover-rather-violent-gay-man...

So a lot of you know that I work in a library, so these kind of stories really scratch that special interest itch when I see them. Basically, an uncle finds out his 10 year old niece checked out a yaoi manga that had gay sex in it. Sorta shocking, sure.

What amuses me is that the guy isn't even the girl's father. Maybe the parents are totally cool with this. I mean, it's not necessarily the uncle's place to raise his niece in place of the parents.

But let's ignore that. Let's suppose this guy was her father and he wasn't okay with this. It does strike me as weird that he would consider it the library's duty to decide what is okay and not okay for his daughter. That's not how libraries work. We can't throw out Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey just because you find it unfit for your kid's reading consumption.

TLDR: There's no substitution for the parent. It's the parent's job to decide what is okay for their kids to see on TV, on the Internet, or in their books. Either be an active parent in your kid's life, or don't complain when society and the media raise the kid for you.

From the Kotaku article:
"What also sickens me is that people are going to the library to read this kind of content?" added De Nevers. "An anime comic book section is where people go to read porn? Around kids? There is no good coming from this being in our library."

This quote bothers me because it's pretty judgmental. A lot of people like different things. That doesn't mean their deviants or whatever. Besides, people who read the articles know the manga in particular was shelved in the adult section. So while I'm sure the "Won't somebody please think of the children?!" will stir up some attention, it's sort of unfounded sensationalist shit.

I mean, who was with the girl? They said they dropped off the girl at the library. Was she by herself? 10 years old is almost teenage age, but that's still too young for a kid to be alone in a public place by themself. What's the law say about this? Who was watching over the girl and making sure she picked up materials acceptable in her household? The real problem here sounds like there's a lack of parental oversight in this household. The uncle and grandmother are mentioned, but there's nothing about the parents.

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TimeRanger 06 released


With anime Yuuri and Tatsuya.

TimeRanger 06:
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Super Hero Max 2012


I guess this is lost to the ages. So if we had footage of Super Hero Max 2012, this is probably what it would have looked like.

http://www.wolfinspace.com/wiki/Super_Hero_Max

Mega Max DC Kitaaaa!

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10 days till our Tenth Anniversary, and we have nothing planned. We're probably just going to power through our back burner stuff and release that.

Go-Busters delayed at least another day

Sorry about that, it really can't be helped. Our typesetter is working really long days for an important project at work. Please take this picture of the Go-Busters' actors training to do their stunts as some compensation:

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More numbers

So yesterdayish I said that there was a major dip in Shinkenger episode 44. Someone on the forums pointed out that kids tend to be visiting temples on New Year's weekend. So I looked at the numbers for other series, and yup, series that air an episode on that weekend tended to be really low. (That probably explains why they skip broadcasting on those days or tend to make those episodes throwaway ones.)

That's what I love about finding out new stuff like that. One new fact can totally change how you perceive something. I genuinely think that the more you know, the more closer you come to seeing the world for how it really is.

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So have a picture of Optimus Prime with a billion guns across his chest.

Wizard 6 released

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Hell yeah, the Sazer-X trinity is complete! After years of his co-stars popping up in Kamen Rider and Sentai, we finally have Lio-Sazer back.


Oh hey there, Airi.

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Speaking of Mahoutsukai, how about that MagiPink? Just posting pictures of stuff I scanned last night from my magazines.

Numbers and stuff

So I've been adding the viewer numbers to the chronology category for the different series. Sometimes, an interesting thing is revealed. But in practical terms, it mostly means being disappointed in Japanese children.

Now before I get into this, I feel like it's important to remind people that a higher viewership doesn't mean that the show is better. All it really means is that for that time slot, this many people watched this show compared to other shows occurring at the same time.

(There's a summary of the viewer numbers at the bottom showing average, highest viewed episode, and lowest viewed episode)

 

  • Goseiger had more viewers than Gokaiger. Bizarre right? 5.4% average for Goseiger while Gokaiger had just 5%.
  • Shinkenger's lowest episode was 44, the one where they had that awesome reveal. What? Kids don't know from good, clearly.
  • W's lowest episode was the second part of the two parter, after that long winter break with the movie inbetween. Just because you do a two-parter, doesn't mean people will tune in to see how it turns out, apparently.

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Plug: TokuUSA podcast

http://theragequitradio.proboards.com/

Site design by 50 shades of too much fucking gray.

Gavan Crossover 32 released


Sorry for the late release this week. People busy with work and stuff.

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Episode Yellow 1080p version released

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Looks like this is Di End of the Den-O movies. I wonder what the other actors are doing. Like Airi's actress. What's she been up to lately?

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Red Dwarf is back

Kamen Rider Wizard 05 Released


Apparently Medusa likes to hang out with Kaoru from Shinkengers.

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Chou Den-O Episode Blue Released

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Long before she was a regular on Kamen Rider Wizard, Takayama Yuuko had a role in this Den-O movie. Wow, and here's some trivia. She was Omi Kei on Twin Spica, which also starred Nakamura Yuuichi/Yuuto who was Shu in that TV show.  So there's a connection between the leads of the Episode Red and Blue movies!

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It's banned books week

 

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Let's celebrate the freedom to read! Censorship (whether it's because of government, religiious groups, or individual biases) is sort of lame.

http://bannedbooksweek.org/

Picture taken from this site.

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Donut or Do Not?

The popular children superhero show, Kamen Rider Wizard, faced harsh criticism from Japanese parents today when it was found that children obesity rates in Japan have gone up 3000%. Local researchers blame this problem on the show's main characters who subsist on a diet of nothing but doughnuts. The show features a skinny boy in tight jeans, a model in a svelte gray suit, and a child man who never get fat, despite their lack of proper nutritional intake.

We took our crew to a local school yard to ask chubby boy why his diet was exclusively doughnuts. His reply: "Supersize Me was an amusing film, but the premise of a man eating nothing but McDonalds to the point of being detriment of his own health strained the limits of credulity. Lo, what cruel fates that my perchance for ring-shaped baked goods has doomed me to a lifestyle of insulin shots and constant self-regulation."

To get a foreigner's opinion, we asked a man of African descent staying in Japan about his thoughts on the matter. Unfortunately, he only got out a, "Motherfucker bitches," before smashing a car and changing into a panther, disappearing into the night. Unfortunately, no members of the staff speak Ebonics, so no translation of the statement is ready at the time of this publication.

Episode Red 1080p released


What timing, considering Nakamura Yuuichi just retired. Anyway, here's a picture of Matsumoto Wakana (Airi) visiting the Japanese defense force.

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