controversy

Love Live! character with controversial skirt to continue as orange spokesperson, petitioner says

Change.org petition organizer says agricultural group has pledged their continued support to the anime schoolgirl idol.

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Love Live! poster showing anime schoolgirl in see-through skirt divides public opinion in Japan

Otaku, artists, feminists, and a Tokyo assemblyman weigh in on the controversial crotch-revealing image.

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Monster girl brothel anime gets kicked off of yet another Japanese TV station

Latest discharge leaves only one free broadcast station in all of Japan still willing to show Interspecies Reviewers.

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Controversial My Hero Academia character gets new name, comes with risk of yet another controversy

Critics said “Maruta Shiga” was a reference to human experimentation during World War II, but some see the same problem in his new name.

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Media watchdog BPO said some surprising things about monster brothel anime Interspecies Reviewers

Controversial anime divided opinions even within Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization.

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Fujifilm removes promotional video after it causes outrage【Video】

One commenter even said “How did this get approved?”

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Monster girl brothel anime Interspecies Reviewers’ Tokyo TV broadcast cancelled

Series about buying companionship in a fantasy world continues to lose business friends.

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My Hero Academia creator, publisher make official apologies for controversial character name

Critics say “Maruta Shiga” is a reference to human experimentation in Japan-occupied China.

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Japanese Red Cross renews partnership with busty-heroine manga series for new blood drive

Uzaki-chan wants to hang out, and help harvest otaku blood.

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish a hot topic on Japanese Twitter with frank reply to fan’s request

It seemed the fan’s suggestion for what the baseball star should do with his money was not well-received.

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“Tidying up” master Marie Kondo sparks controversy, not joy, by opening online knick-knack shop

The guru of de-cluttering your home now wants you to buy products to clutter your home with.

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Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy

Major publisher’s promotion of Musume no Tomodachi has some saying the company is encouraging an illegal relationship with a minor.

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Akihabara anime breasts billboard taken down by Tokyo government for violating social ordinance

Local police reign in the “boob harem” of More! Impregnate! Boobs of Flame Super Erotic App Academy.

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List of jobs in Japan that “don’t allow women to wear glasses” upsets fans of vision, meganekko

Talk show explains debatable logic behind four professions that frown on eyewear.

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Controversial busty manga girl Red Cross poster’s artist donates blood

And it wasn’t the Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out creator’s first time, either.

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Kyoto admits to paying celebrities 500,000 yen per tweet to talk about how great the city is

”We expected a strong, positive reaction from young people” says city government spokesperson.

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Spokesperson says anime collaborations have regularly led to increased blood donations.

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Theorizes that otaku are more likely to meet blood drive requirements than more mainstream members of society.

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