The anime Kimetsu no Yaiba, known as Demon Slayer In Latin America and other regions of the world, it is undoubtedly one of the most successful anime of recent years. However, he was recently the subject of multiple complaints from a segment of the audience in his home country.
How do we talk to you? Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train, the latest film in the franchise, broke multiple box office records in Japan and other countries. For this reason, it was quite an event when, last month, Fuji TV broadcast it in primetime.
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To prepare for the film’s premiere, FujiTV prepared 2 specials summarizing the anime’s first season and aired them last month in prime time. Although the vast majority of fans were happy with the summary, a sector of the audience lashed out at the television network for broadcasting a violent anime.
Viewers criticized the violence of Demon Slayer
Shortly after the specials aired on television, the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO), the watchdog of the Japanese media, received multiple complaints from people who lashed out at FujiTV for broadcasting on primetime “an anime work and a famous movie,” which clearly refers to the productions of Demon Slayer.
A person who complained to the Japanese body said there were many scenes of bloodshed and cruelty. Likewise, another individual stated that he felt discomfort with the “grotesque representations of people being eaten, an arm torn off and other terrible acts of violence.”
As explained by the portal SoraNews24, the BPO is a non-governmental organization, so it does not exercise an authority. However, it does have some influence for television stations.
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Thus, and after analyzing the complaints of the local audience, the members of the BPO assured that the popularity of the series and its film suggests that the content is acceptable. In addition, they explained that “the concept of voluntary discretion of the viewer while watching is widely understood and accepted.”
Unsurprisingly, some fans expressed their astonishment after the Japanese body, which claims it seeks to promote the highest standards while ensuring freedom of expression, came to the defense of the popular anime and its feature film.
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