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Kimetsu no Yaiba, known in the West as Demon Slayer, It is an extremely popular anime that, indisputably, has some scenes that can be classified as violent. Therefore, it is not surprising that some viewers lashed out at the show and its content, which, according to them, is inappropriate.
In case you did not know, Demon Slayer returned to the air with a second season that summarizes all the events of Mugen Train, the last film in the franchise. While the target audience is teenagers and young adults, it seems that children can still enjoy anime thanks to the hours that the new episodes air.
Naturally, some viewers lashed out at the anime’s excess violence. According to them, there are provocative and cruel scenes, which should not be aired. “The content is too grotesque for children, and since it aired at 9 pm on a Saturday, a censored version must have been broadcast,” said one viewer.
A Japanese body reviewed the content of Demon Slayer
Many of the viewers who weren’t happy with the anime expressed their concerns to the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO), a watchdog of the Japanese media.
It should be mentioned that this is not the first time that said local institution receives complaints from the audience about the content of Demon Slayer. We must remember that, in October, he addressed the controversy and defended the Ufotable program.
However, it appears that the new complaints forced the BPO to rethink the controversy once again. The body confessed that within its committee there are conflicting opinions, so all the members had to watch the anime again to discuss its content.
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A short time later, the BPO Youth Committee stated that while there are concerns about the presence of bodies with severed heads, they still believe that it is within what is allowed because such representations are of human-like monsters. Likewise, they consider that the schedule to broadcast the anime, which has a PG-12 rating, is correct.
It is important to note that the BPO is a non-governmental organization and therefore does not exercise authority. However, his opinion has some influence for television stations and other media in Japan.
But tell us, what do you think of this situation? Do you agree with the complaints? Let us read you in the comments.
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