iStalk – 321

Posted on May 17 2010

Today, ViZ lays off, Death Note ban thwarted?, and Tokyopop journeys to find the ultimate American otaku.

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  • Bigred2989 May 17, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Many anime, unlike American cartoons, are story driven. If a show contains a moral message or a study of society or social science (Like LOGH) then why not show that in class rooms rather then bland decade old self-help tapes?

  • bigfisk May 17, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    as a 17 year old teen I believe that teens shood be exposed to mangas like death note for the purpose of being entertaind and of curs people would do something stuped inspired by the story but thats no reason to punish all of the people who like the story.

  • dbull620 May 17, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    I think it’s fine to let teens see shows like Death Note. Granted it’s during the early teen years that many people really start developing their sense of morality and justice, it should still be safe to assume that by that age teens should understand that killing other people or wishing death upon people is socially unacceptable.

    In the few cases where a teen is caught in possession of a imitation Death Note, instead of trying to ban all teens from viewing the source, they should go on a case by case basis and delve into why those individuals possess such a thing, as that could be an indicator that something is either wrong with them psychologically or that they’re victims of bullying, hazing, or other forms of torment and are in need of help/guidance.

    It’s easy to blame the source, but it’s more important to uncover the underlying reasons behind these individual’s actions.

  • Kate May 18, 2010 at 12:44 AM

    I think it’s fine to expose these animes to teens, just the wrong teens will take it a little too far than others. There’s no reason why anyone should ban the anime in any way unless the Death Note actually worked. Til then, just let teens get caught and suspended or expelled.

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